Bude

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate falls below 500 cases per 100,000 population

Cornwall’s Covid infection rate continues to fall: now 496.2 cases per 100,000 population, compared with 524.4 in Devon and an average for England of 484.1.  Worst affected is the...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s official infection rate falls as Bude becomes the new hotspot

By Anne North Cornwall’s average rate of Covid infection has fallen over the past week, and is now 535.9 cases per 100,000 population, according to official NHS data. However...

On Wednesday evening, five of Cornwall’s MPs voted to allow South West Water to dump raw sewage into the sea. One of them explains why.

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s MPs has been trying to explain why he voted to allow South West Water to continue dumping raw sewage into the sea. On...

Tickets on sale now for Okehampton-Exeter daily train service, resuming next month after a 49 year wait

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tickets have gone on sale today (Tuesday) for the first time in 49 years for regular daily train passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter.  Tickets are...

North Cornwall flood alert as rivers swell

The Environment Agency has warned people living close to tributaries of the upper River Tamar, between Bude and Launceston,  to beware of flooding this morning (Tuesday) after nearly two...

Afghanistan’s refugees – probably not coming to Cornwall anytime soon

By Julia Penhaligon It could be several months before the government knows how many Afghan refugees are to be settled permanently in Cornwall. Cornwall Council says it is still...

Some of Cornwall’s 11-year-olds will get their first Covid test this week, as government scientists warn that returning schools will trigger another “exponential” increase in Covid infection

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Some of Cornwall’s schools return this week in an atmosphere of acute confusion over Covid rules. Neither the government nor Cornwall Council has issued any clear...

Anglers urged to watch out for salmon with Red Skin Disease

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency (EA) is urging anglers in Cornwall to report sightings of salmon exhibiting symptoms of Red Skin Disease (RSD). Fish have been seen with...

Fire destroys Bude hotel

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews have spent the night battling a blaze at a Bude hotel. The Elements hotel, on Marine Drive, between Bude and Widemouth Bay, has been...

Trust us, say health chiefs, as another of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units joins the “temporary” closure list

By Anne North Cornwall’s health bosses have finally explained the sudden closure of Launceston’s Minor Injury Unit, part of the town’s community hospital. NHS Kernow said patients from that...

North Cornwall planning embargo could remain in place for months

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Property developers and their agents have been invited to hear an update about the planning embargo which is affecting a large part of North Cornwall. The...

Covid-19: Only three areas of Cornwall unaffected, according to latest cluster map

Cornwall’s average daily rate of Covid infection has fallen slightly over 24 hours, from 183.1 to 178 cases per 100,000 population.  The equivalent average number for England is 239...

Google’s new undersea cable links New York to Bude

By Graham Smith A large ship off Bude is laying an undersea cable linking Cornwall to New York. The Grace Hopper is installing a private fibre optic cable for...

Call for more walk-in Covid vaccination centres in North and South East Cornwall is “a fair challenge”

By Anne North County Hall is to explore ways of increasing Covid vaccination opportunities in North and South East Cornwall, after hearing concerns that Stithians and Wadebridge are the...

Bude councillor Peter La Broy quits Liberal Democrats, just six weeks after election

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have lost another councillor, only six weeks after he was elected. Bude’s Peter La Broy has decided to quit the party.  He is...

Boundary Commission proposals expected to re-ignite “Devonwall” row

By Julia Penhaligon Arguments about a “Devonwall” Parliamentary constituency look set to be revived tonight (Monday) when a new review outlines plans to redraw boundaries. Previous plans to abolish...

The Once and Future Kings of Tintagel settle in to their new roles as parish councillors

By Graham Smith Tintagel parish council took the first steps towards resolving community tensions last night (Thursday) by holding its first meeting since bitterly contested local elections two weeks...

Power to the people! The “Popular Front for the Liberation of Bude” takes control, as town and parish councils get the taste for democracy

By Julia Penhaligon Towns and villages across Cornwall are today (Sunday) finding out that their local councils are under new management – with some facing a significant change. In...

County Hall confirms embargo on new building in part of North Cornwall: full details

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has today (Tuesday) confirmed – and given more details of – the embargo on new development in the River Camel area of North Cornwall....

The parish council where only one candidate put himself forward for election

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of town and parish councillors across Cornwall have been elected without a contest, as not enough candidates came forward. In St Merryn, the future of...