Support for Okehampton rail link, so now we just need action…

MP for North Cornwall, Scott Mann, has welcomed a government report which outlines a new vision for Britain’s railways, with the Transport Secretary reiterating his support for the return of […]

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The night they dug up the Bude railway tracks

Railway 1950s – freight train approaches the wharf Story told to Dawn Robinson by John Going, 94,  of Widemouth Bay. Originally published on our Bude Past and Present site. Sadly, […]

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Money for Dawlish Line – Not Good Enough!

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced this morning in the House of Commons that £10 million is being committed for the next stage of resilience work on the Dawlish railway […]

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Scott Mann, You’re Not Wrong on the Railway!

Scott Mann has written to Government Ministers urging them to increase transport funding for the South West and to build a new railway line in Devon to bolster the region’s infrastructure.

Writing to both the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, and the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, Scott Mann pointed out that the South West has the second lowest level of transport funding of £219 per capita, whereas London sees a spend of £1,869 per capita. Scott said that this “disparity” has been present for “too long” and urged them both to address the issue.

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#Bude’s Heritage is Coming to Life

I was down at Bude Castle this morning, enjoying a catch up on what’s happening. There’s loads of positives but I’ll start with what I think of as a negative […]

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Poor Rail Infrastructure – a Barrier to Productivity?

If you read nothing else today, read this, which I’ve decided to publish in full! It is a fantastic example of what a proactive Chamber of Commerce does. The powers […]

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Dan Seeks Government Funding for Railway

Cornish Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson is seeking government investment to re-open the railway line between Exeter, Okehampton, Tavistock and Plymouth. North Cornwall MP Dan has written to, and is […]

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Lib Dems Welcome Rail Re-opening

Cornish Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson and Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for  across the Tamar, Torridge and West Devon, Paula Dolphin have welcomed the re-opening of the Penzance to London […]

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