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NSPCC SW on Look, Say, Sing, Play

Parents have hailed the NSPCC’s Look, Say, Sing, Play campaign a lifesaver during the lockdown, as it launches nationally across the UK today to help isolated parents of babies and toddlers. During a virtual focus group with parents and an Early Years practitioner, the charity heard about the challenges of […]

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What the weekend brought … litter

Photos on social media from the weekend show that Cornish beauty spots, including Bude’s Summerleaze beach, have really struggled with litter left behind by unthinking individuals. Bude Police took prompt action after hearing of large gatherings on the sand dunes at Summerleaze on Friday (29th May) who left behind substantial […]

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Rallying call to join the Police or as volunteer Special

TV commercials highlighting policing’s central role in the community will air today, alongside fresh social media adverts designed to attract applicants from a variety of backgrounds. Home Secretary Priti Patel said: Getting more police officers on the streets to keep us all safe is an absolute priority for the British […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Be Kind to One Another

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from Monday 18 May 2020. This year’s theme is kindness. Approximately one in four people in the UK experience poor mental health each year. Mental Health Awareness Week aims to encourage people to share experiences and talk […]

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West Country man talks out about his childhood abuse to help others

From NSPCC SW: A man from the South West of England who was abused as a child is urging people to report their concerns after it was revealed by the NSPCC that over a quarter of adults are unsure where to seek help about suspected child abuse despite worries about […]

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NSPCC SW warns parents and teachers about Zoom

The NSPCC is warning of serious safeguarding risks as a result of a growing trend in Zoom calls being ‘bombed’ with child sexual abuse images.   The charity has said a worrying pattern is emerging of public meetings held on the online platform being targeted by criminals sharing illegal and […]

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PM recognises Captain Tom as a ‘Point of Light’

  Captain Tom Moore, who has famously raised over £30million for the NHS by walking over 100 laps of his garden, has been named a Point of Light winner by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister wrote to the inspirational veteran to give him the award and to mark […]

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Further support for children affected by domestic abuse

Organisations supporting children affected by domestic abuse have been given a £3 million funding boost. Today (Tuesday 28 April) the Home Office has announced £3.1 million will go to specialist services for children who have both been directly and indirectly affected by domestic abuse. This can include one-to-one and group […]

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Repurposing the red phone box

I remember the red phone boxes when growing up. They’ve all but disappeared from the streets of the United Kingdom. Those that remain though, have sometimes been turned into something special. Something different. Something that the local community needs. We have one in Stratton. It’s been turned into a kind […]

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Key points from Chancellor’s update on Covid-19 today

Here are some of the key points made by the Chancellor at today’s briefing: Today, we have unloaded a shipment of 140,000 gowns from Myanmar. HMRC opened the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme (furlough) at 8 o’clock this morning. As of 4 o’clock this afternoon, over 140,000 firms have applied…Firms applying […]

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How important is your car during Covid-19?

CErtainly, living in Bude and area, the car is probably the key form of transport for most people, certainly for shopping. Must say I have only been using mine for grocery shopping purposes and on one occasion to collect a prescription. Most of the time it sits taxed and insured […]

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Domestic abuse #youarenotalone

The Home Secretary launched a new public awareness raising campaign today, highlighting that if anyone is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, help is still available. The campaign, under the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone, will aim to reassure those affected by domestic abuse that support services remain available during this difficult […]

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Updated Government guidance on green spaces

There has been some debate over the last 24 hours about green spaces and what the rules are, so today, the government has clarified its intentions … The government’s priority is to save lives and the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home. […]

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Support frontline workers with #lightupblue

From a reader: To show my support for our frontline workers in this difficult time I have put blue lights up on our house in Bridgerule. I thought it was a good way to show support and to say thank you to everyone keeping the UK going. If you can […]

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NSPCC very concerned for online grooming of vulnerable children

Coronavirus has created a three-fold “perfect storm” for abusers to groom children online by taking advantage of the crisis, the NSPCC in the SW is warning. Parents and carers need to be vigilant    The charity said while tech firms have had to scale back on moderators who combat sexual […]

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