Bude

Newquay Tory councillor Mark Formosa makes waves for his Conservative group over lifeguards

By Graham Smith Newquay councillor Mark Formosa has irritated many within his own Conservative group with another call for County Hall to support amateur surf life-saving clubs, while waiting...

Devon and Cornwall police issued nearly 1,000 Covid-19 fixed penalty notices in two months – and 75% were to locals

By Peter Tremayne Police have revealed how many Covid-19 fixed penalty notices they issued in Devon and Cornwall since 1st April. This weekend they have also clamped down at...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Covid-19 test centre opens in Bude today, another in Penzance tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne A new mobile Covid-19 Coronavirus test centre opens at Bude today (Sunday.)  Another is due to open at Penzance tomorrow.  Both sites are temporary and will...

Covid-19 test site at Bodmin to close and move to Bude; Truro test site moves to Pool

By Graham Smith The Covid-19 testing site at Bodmin is due to close today (Thursday) and move to Bude next week.  The location in Bude is yet to be...

Cornwall’s towns in economic meltdown as Covid-19 keeps shoppers at home, according to new research

By Julia Penhaligon Penzance, Falmouth, Redruth, Truro and Wadebridge are among the towns whose economies have been worst hit by the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research. Penzance is...

Bude Sea Pool has sprung a leak, but will have to wait for repairs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Bude’s seawater swimming pool as sprung a leak and is out of action.  Residents are being warned to avoid the beach where water is spilling from...

Stratton school trail approved

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school is set to get a new multi-use trail which will be used by children for their daily walks as well as being open...

No school on Monday? Keep Calm, Carry On – Malory Towers is coming to the rescue

By Anne North We might not yet have reached the stage of child-evacuees put on trains at Paddington by anxious parents hoping their offspring can escape Covid-19.  But the...

Budget cash for Camelford by-pass

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s budget has included funding for a Camelford by-pass. The government has accepted the business case for a single-carriageway to the west of town. The £42.5...

Coughs and sneezes don’t just spread diseases – they underline the 5,000-mile connection between Cornwall’s dairy farmers and China

By Julia Penhaligon Some call it the “butterfly effect.”  A small change in initial conditions can have much larger consequences in a later state.  It is why students of...

Overnight services at the Bude & Stratton Community Treatment Centre to resume on Sunday – but facility still faces an uncertain future

By Julia Penhaligon Bude and Stratton’s Community Treatment Centre, which closed overnight last month because of hospital staff shortages in Truro, is to re-open on Sunday. Health chiefs have...

Look closely at the humble Cornish hedgerow and you will find a publicly-funded piece of installation art

Kerdroya: The Cornish Landscape Labyrinth from Golden Tree Productions on Vimeo.

Labour Parties in North Cornwall and St Ives nominate Emily Thornberry as their leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party members in the North Cornwall and St Ives constituencies have nominated Emily Thornberry to be their leader. Last night’s (Tuesday) decisions means that across...

No quick fix for Bude, as angry residents confront NHS bosses over loss of overnight minor injury facility

By Julia Penhaligon Residents of Bude will have to wait until next month before they find out more about the future of their local overnight health facilities, following the...

Man’s body found on a beach at Widmouth Bay, Bude

By Peter Tremayne Police searching for 23-year-old Ricky Gamage, who was reported missing from the Bude area on 28th December, have found the body of a man on a...

Sudden closure of Bude-Stratton community health centre overnight means local residents “are not safe”

By Richard Whitehouse The sudden decision to close a hospital overnight means people are “not safe” according to councillors who have called for the service to be reinstated immediately....

Health chiefs sacrifice overnight services in North Cornwall in order to treat patients elsewhere

By Anne North The staffing crisis at the Royal Cornwall hospital in Truro is having a knock-on effect around the county, undermining health chiefs’ calls that patients should seek...

Liberal Democrat Disability Association files formal complaint about its own North Cornwall candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrat general election candidate in North Cornwall has come under fire from members of his own party for a series of social media posts...