G’s – A Cafe for the Community

Bude  is home to an ever increasing number of cafes, catering for locals and the tourist trade, each trying to find their niche or unique selling point in order to make a living, so it was interesting to meet Jen and Steph Jones-Giles, owners of G’s on Queen Street. I first met Jen and Steph in […]

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S-LOVE – enia (Why Not, Everyone Else Does?)

To most people, Slovenia is a little known country, with a population of only two million. Tucked away on the Italian/Austrian/Hungarian and Croatian borders, it is the acceptable face of eastern European (though the locals don’t seem to see themselves as such) tourism, with its inhabitants speaking excellent English but […]

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Review – A Perfectly Good Man

Is the subtext of Patrick Gale’s Cornish set novel “A Perfectly Good Man” a not quite good enough man, a merely adequate man, whose undoubtedly good intentions always lead to complex, unforeseen consequences?   The story tells of a man’s struggle with faith, marriage and yes, morality, which are inextricably […]

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Cornwall/Devon Roadworks Ahead

The following works are planned on the Highways Agency’s network from 23/9: A30 Between Whiddon Down & Woodleigh, west of Exeter: 24 hr eastbound lane closure for tree works (24-28 Sept) A38 Haldon Hill, nr Chudleigh: Westbound lane closure 2100 – 0600 hrs for BT works (25-26 Sept) A30 Launceston […]

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Bude Canal Permit Scheme

From Cornwall Council website, we discover that Bude Canal is due to start a permit scheme on 28th September to protect the waterway. The scheme only applies to those using the water for canoeing, etc.   A new public launching scheme on Bude Canal is due to come into effect […]

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Yellow Alert of Rain for SW

The Met Office advises: Wet and windy weather is expected to move north into some southern areas of England and Wales during Sunday. The public should be aware that heavy and persistent rain may cause localised flooding and also that strong easterly winds could also cause some disruption. The wet […]

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