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Newquay-Manchester flights resume Friday

Cornwall Airport Newquay says that the vital air link to Manchester, reinstated from October this year, with a second airline also operating the route from March 2021, will fly as expected on 23rd October, despite the north-west going in to tier 3 lockdown. Eastern Airways will begin operating the service […]

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Lancashire joins Liverpool in level 3 restrictions

What does this have to do with Bude, you may ask? Well, Bude is still welcoming visitors to the area from other parts of the country. However, if your visitors live in a level 3 (tier) lockdown area then they really should not be coming here because: people must not […]

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Cross Country retains west coast rail service

For anyone who has ever caught a train in Cornwall or Devon ‘up country’ using Cross Country then you will know what I mean when I say the trains often seem tired, WiFi has only just arrived, and they creak along at a pretty slow rate, compared to, say, London […]

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Review to boost transport links

If ever there was a time to get the transport-drought SW area on the map, this may be it. Faster road and rail links to Scotland, upgrades to Welsh railways and new connections between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are among the range of potential projects to be considered in […]

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A30 closure west Cornwall

The A30 is closed in both directions, between the B3301 and A3047 near Camborne (west) due to a collision. Emergency services, including Devon and Cornwall Police are in attendance. Traffic is being diverted via the ‘old’ A30, in both directions. Delays are likely on the approach to this closure, with […]

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Businesses – what you need to do to comply with the Rule of 6

So, now hospitality venues in England are legally required to enforce the rule of 6 or face a fine of up to £4,000. Also, these venues will also be legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Test and Trace and from Thursday 24 September they […]

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What the rule of 6 means for Cornish businesses

From Visit Cornwall: People can still come on holiday to Cornwall, the distance they travel will not be restricted, but they should not come on holiday with people outside their household (including bubble) in a group larger than 6 people. The guidance also clarifies that COVID secure venues can continue to […]

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The rule of 6 – and holidays are hit again!

From today, no more than six people can meet up indoors or outdoors in England, meaning holidays between large groups of friends or families (children are included in the number in England) cannot go ahead. This time, the rule is law, not simply guidance, so there are potential penalties. Why […]

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Why are no signs alerting people to sea pollution?

With packed beaches, Bude has had sea pollution alerts of which not many have been aware. Bude Cleaner Seas on their Facebook page wrote: Via the SAS alerts, there is storm discharge affecting Summerleaze, Crooklets and Widemouth today. We did see the Environment Agency van and South West Water tanker […]

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Bumper travel for bank holiday weekend

RAC predicts bumper traffic on the roads this bank holiday weekend. Think I’ll stay home and read! An estimated 18m leisure trips will be taken by car this weekend, 1.8m more than last year as drivers seek to make the most of what is the last bank holiday before Christmas […]

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Tourists – the good and the bad …

Having worked in tourism for some years, I found there is a spectrum of visitors: at one end are those who arrive smiling and ready to enjoy their time away, whatever the distance, whatever the journey was like, and whatever problems may arise; they clean up after themselves and treat […]

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Drive safely on the roads during storm conditions, urge Police

Devon and Cornwall Police is calling on residents and those visiting the two counties to behave sensibly and respect other road users. It would be nice, wouldn’t it? Remember road users include walkers, cyclists, and horse riders, too. The Force wants those getting behind the wheel to take extra care, […]

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A30 closure update

The A30 in Cornwall is closed in both directions near Launceston. The closure is between the two junctions with the A388 (Pennygillam and Lifton). This is due to a Devon & Cornwall Police led incident. Investigation work is being undertaken. The closure is likely to remain in place until the […]

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A30 Launceston closed both directions

The A30 in Cornwall is closed in both directions near Launceston. The closure is between the two junctions with the A388 (Pennygillam and Lifton). Devon & Cornwall Police advise this is a  serious incident and the road is expected to remain closed for an extended period. Closure is due to […]

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