Bude

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Is Tintagel’s new footbridge causing more harm than good? asks councillor

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has questioned whether the new bridge at Tintagel is doing more harm than good for the historic site. Bert Biscoe, independent councillor for...

Bude’s new Community Treatment Centre “to open on Friday” – restoring overnight minor injury service

By Peter Tremayne The long-awaited return of overnight emergency NHS treatment in the Bude area is due to happen on Friday, Cornwall Reports understands, after the promised launch of...

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson visits North Cornwall

By Anne North Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson took time out from a family holiday yesterday (Saturday) to visit party activists in Launceston. She told reporters she was confident...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Weather delays opening of Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The official opening on Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge has been postponed because of Friday's poor weather forecast. The £5 million bridge had been due to open...

Tintagel’s new footbridge to the castle will open next week

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge will open to the public next week (Friday 9th August.) English Heritage today (Tuesday) confirmed that problems with the 70-metre bridge have...

Man’s body recovered after cliff collapse at Bude

By Peter Tremayne Emergency services have recovered the body of a man from underneath a rock fall at Bude. Coastguards, and fire and rescue crews, brought the body to...

Is the man who fell to Earth in Davidstow Britain’s first Libyan boat refugee?

By Graham Smith The young man who fell from underneath a lorry near Davidstow earlier this month has told immigration officials he is a refugee from Libya. Although his...

Tintagel Castle footbridge will not be open in time for school holidays

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The £4 million footbridge to Tintagel Castle will not be open in time for the start of the school holidays, English Heritage has confirmed. The 12...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s “surf tax” raising even less in revenue now than when it was introduced

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s controversial “surf tax” is raising even less revenue now than when it was introduced to several beaches in 2016, according to a Freedom of Information...

“Illegal immigrant” arrested after falling from underneath lorry at Davidstow

By Peter Tremayne Border Force officials are preparing to question a man who fell from underneath a lorry as it drove through Davidstow, north Cornwall, last week.  The incident...

Health chiefs confirm Bude’s Minor Injury Unit will become “Community Health Centre” next month, ending nine-month overnight closure

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s health chiefs have been given the green light to pioneer a new form of community treatment centre, at the North Cornwall hospital which had been...

Liberal Democrats win seat on Bude Town Council

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats comfortably won a seat on Bude Town Council last night, taking 67% of the vote. Robert Uhlig, whose campaign had been supported in...

Bude & Stratton hospital to re-open overnight from August – as a Community Treatment Centre

By Anne North People who need treatment for minor injuries in the Bude area will be asked to take part in an experiment which could see their local hospital...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann stands up for Cornish Wrestling

By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann plans to use an adjournment debate in the House of Commons this evening (Wednesday) to win government support for Cornish Wrestling....

Seal died after “ghost gear” net entanglement

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A post-mortem examination of a seal recovered from the sea in North Cornwall has confirmed that the animal died because of “ghost gear” fishing net wrapped...

Controversy rages over Davidstow cheese factory expansion, with planning decision now overdue

By Julia Penhaligon Controversial plans to expand the Dairy Crest factory at Davidstow are due to be determined by Cornwall Council soon.  The plans were submitted in September and...

Six-week wait for next update on the overnight closure of Bude’s Minor Injury Unit

By Richard Whitehouse Health bosses have told Cornwall councillors they hope to restore 24-hour cover at the Bude Minor Injury Unit “by the summer.”  Local people have been advised...

Spy Station

SPY STATION - Graham Smith's 2001 documentary about GCHQ Bude, formerly known as the Composite Signals Organisation Station, Morwenstow