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Local App Developers Predict the Tides

LimeNinja is a software and app development company based in Gloucester, with developers working from all over the UK, including Bude. Their latest development is a tide times app that aims to inform users of the next high and low tide events, assisting holiday makers in planning their beach trips […]

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What is This Superfast Broadband?

As I’ve just reset my router yet again, given my basic emails would not even load due to the connectivity issue in the sticks, I sit and wonder what superfast broadband actually is. I’m sure some people must get it. When I tried to get superfast in Stratton recently, I […]

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Fewer Brits Travelling Abroad

Following comments made by Easyjet’s Carolyn McCall last week in an interview with the BBC, Michael Ward, managing director of leading independent travel insurance provider, has confirmed that travel insurance sales are also down from the levels that would previously have been considered normal for this time of year. […]

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Cold Water Shock Film Aimed at Young Men

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has just launched a new film, which targets 18 to29-year-oldd men with a message about the dangers of cold water shock. The new 40-second film aims to highlight the dangers of jumping or falling into water, especially after drinking, and reveals some stark dangers. Still […]

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Munich Attacks

Shots have been fired at a Munich shopping centre. The death toll at the time of writing stands at 9. There are unconfirmed reports of other shootings in the city. Casualties are thought to include children/young people. The Foreign Secretary said: I am shocked and appalled by the terrible attack […]

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Holiday Complaints on the Rise

Failed coups, terrorist attacks, and a general climate of fear in some countries may seem like enough to worry about but holidays mean other problems, too! Flights that don’t exist, hotels next to rubbish dumps and cancelled transfers leaving people stranded are just some of the problems making people’s holidays […]

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Advice on Vitamin D

Public Health England is advising that 10 micrograms of vitamin D are needed daily to help keep healthy bones, teeth, and muscles. It shouldn’t be a major problem in sunny Bude where lots of people live life outdoors, but one certainly sees pallor in the cities. So, while we need […]

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Government Says the Big Society Has Worked

The Big Society was part of a political ideology which was introduced this century, focusing on societal responsibility falling upon local communities and volunteers, rather than central government. On the plus side, it celebrates volunteering and people investing time and energy in their communities, leading to greater cohesion. On the […]

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Great British Beach Clean/Litter Survey

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is looking for volunteers to register for a trip to the beach!  Shouldn’t be too difficult for anyone here! There’s no doubt that being by the sea makes us feel better, so the Great British Beach Clean (16th- 19th September) […]

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You Fancy Trying the Rubik’s Cube?

I have to say I was baffled by it as a child and I remain baffled by it now. Suspect my brain is not focused and mathematical enough. Yes, it’s the Rubik’s Cube. The results below are just crazily incredible. I am in awe that people can do it blindfolded, […]

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If Internet Shopping, Try Monday

While many of us try to shop local, we will almost invariably also shop online for things like clothes, DVDs/CDs, etc. However, a new study by price comparison site,, has revealed that making internet purchases at the start of the week can save consumers up to 18% compared to shopping […]

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Be Clear on Cancer Campaign

  Around 1.7 million people could be living with undiagnosed lung cancer, lung disease or heart disease; all leading causes of death in England. Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new nationwide ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign with the aim of raising awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer, […]

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Travelling With Your Dog

With thousands of people expected to take to the roads this summer holiday, animal rescue charity National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) is reminding people of their responsibilities when it comes to dog travel following a survey of owners. One of the biggest reminders is about leaving dogs in hot cars. […]

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Foreign Office Advises on Turkey

As you know, there has been an attempted coup in Turkey. At the last report, there were at least 60 dead with over 300 arrests made; events continue to unfold in Istanbul and Ankara. British nationals have been advised to avoid public places, remain vigilant and monitor FCO travel advice. […]

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Government Condemns the Attack in Nice

  The Prime Minister Theresa May made a statement following the attack in Nice yesterday. She said: I am shocked and saddened by the horrifying attack in Nice last night. Our hearts go out to the French people, and to all those who have lost loved ones or been injured. […]

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