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News from today’s briefing

From the Government press info: Numbers: 7,121,976 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out or posted out in the UK. This includes 140,359 tests carried out or posted yesterday. 299,251 people have tested positive, an increase of 1,115 cases since yesterday. 387 people were admitted to hospital with coronavirus […]

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Good vibrations – a video to make us all feel good

This wonderful video of Bude surfer, Barnaby Cox, was created by local filmmaker Charlie Key, just to remind us that you don’t have to go far for an adventure or to feel good. It really cheered me up watching it, so hope it will you, too. Thanks, Charlie and Barnaby […]

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PLEASE SHARE – dangerous swell warning for SW this weekend

Carve Magazine has warned of very difficult sea conditions in the SW this weekend, especially challenging given there are no lifeguards in situ. The magazine says:   “A large swell arriving with a combination of spring tides and good weather is forecast to hit south facing beach of England and […]

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Widemouth surf school to restart lessons for ‘locals’

Robin Ross, owner of Freewave Surf Academy at Widemouth is tentatively re-opening his business, the first in the area to do so. He explains he will be putting strong measures in place to keep people safe.   His website explains what is changing: We normally operate small group sizes with […]

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Surfing guidelines issued by Surfing England

Following the Government’s “it’s OK to surf” announcement (among others) Surfing England has issued the following advice on its website: Following new Government Guidelines issued on 11/05/20, if you decide to go Surfing in England from 13/05/20, our advice is as follows: MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES – Stay 2 meters (6 […]

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The 2.6k challenge to help the SW coast path

Are you ready to take on The 2.6 Challenge on the 26 April 2020 to save the Coast Path? Walk or run 2.6 miles as part of your daily exercise or come up with your own home-based challenge inspired by 2.6 or 26. If you’re lucky enough to live within spitting distance of the […]

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Don’t use the sea for exercise or recreation urges RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is advising the public that they should not take part in any water based activity on or in the sea, to reduce the risk to the lifesaving charity’s volunteer crews and other front line emergency services being exposed to COVID-19, and the pressure on […]

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Surfing England – do not go surfing

The Prime Minister made an urgent call to action is week and introduced new rules on staying at home and away from others, as well as new powers to enforce those rules. See here for the full breakdown. The message is clear, says Surfing England. Don’t go surfing. None of us […]

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Bude’s pro golfer, Georgia, needs your help

  Georgia Price is a 26-year-old professional golfer based at Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club, and she needs your help. She explains: I started playing golf when I was 10 years old, while my family was based in Southwest Florida. I played throughout middle and high school, and then […]

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Disorder at a Cornish football match

This is a little shocking, not least because we don’t hear so much about football violence (that was endemic in the 1980s) these days. Police are currently appealing for information following reports of disorder which happened at a football match between Falmouth AFC and St Blazey AFC. The incident occurred […]

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Women – do you fancy a tough old walking adventure?

I must admit these things are very inspirational from the comfort of my armchair. At times, I quite fancy sending my luggage on, staying in B & Bs and pretending I’m fit enough to walk the south-west coast path. Reality is when the difficulties in breathing and the lactic acid […]

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Cornwall route for Tour of Britain

From Cornwall Council: The finalised route for the Cornwall Stage of the Tour of Britain in 2020 has been announced at a Community Launch with the Tour of Britain organisers SweetSpot and Cornwall Council at Chy Trevail in Bodmin. The Cornwall Grand Depart Stage of the Tour of Britain is […]

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Budehaven – National Sports Leadership Academy Winners

By Kirsten Hilton:   Leadership at Budehaven was established many years ago by former Director of Sport, Denise May (MBE) and thanks to our dedicated staff and support from the local Primary Schools, it continued to thrive despite the National removal of the Sports College Status. We have always worked […]

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Budehaven student is British Junior Surf Kayak Champion

From Budehaven School: Budehaven Sixth Form student Adam Diffey has become the 2019 British Junior Surf Kayak Longboat and Shortboat Champion during the recent championships held at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In addition to this phenomenal performance, he also came second in the Men’s Division. Adam is a keen […]

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Trethorne Golf Club one of the best in the country

Local golf course, Trethorne Golf Club, has hit a hole in one after being named one of the best-reviewed golf courses in the UK. Trethorne, located near Launceston, has been rated as the 23rd best course in the entire country for 2019 by users of popular golfing website Golfshake.com, rubbing […]

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