Bude

Four day centres for adults with learning disabilities set to close

By Anne North Cornwall Council looks set to close, permanently, four day centres offering services to people with learning disabilities.  The centres are at Bude, Launceston, Bodmin and Newquay....

North Cornwall farmer gets his climate protest day in court

By Peter Tremayne A North Cornwall farmer is due to appear in court in East London this afternoon (Friday) accused of taking part in a climate change protest. Paul...

Planners approve new nursery at remote North Cornwall farm

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to convert a farm building into a pre-school nursery have been approved despite concerns about it being in an isolated location. Cornwall Council’s east sub-area...

“There was a young lady from Bude, who went to the beach in a mood. After getting undressed, she was feeling less stressed. You can’t beat a dip in the nude”

By Peter Tremayne A mental health charity is inviting people to strip off and run naked into the ocean at Bude. The South West Skinny Dip event, which launched...

Motorbike crash brings death toll on Cornwall’s roads to five in 10 days

By Peter Tremayne Another motorcyclist has died on Cornwall’s roads.  He has become the fifth fatal road traffic accident victim in Cornwall in 10 days. The 34-year-old man was...

David Flower, former TV repair man, photographer and Tintagel local news website pioneer, dies

By Graham Smith One of the best known characters in Tintagel has died.  David Flower, a local photographer and publisher of the Tintagel Web community news site, was in...

Man charged with causing death by careless driving through drink, after two killed near Bude

By Peter Tremayne A man is due to appear before Bodmin magistrates today (Thursday) in connection with a road traffic accident near Bude on Monday which killed a couple...

Hello, hello, hello – have you been trying to talk to your MP?

By Peter Tremayne A fascinating video has emerged on social media revealing how Devon and Cornwall police are responding to the murder of Essex MP David Amess last year....

New walking path would encircle Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A lottery-funded project is recommending a new walking path to link Bude in North Cornwall to Rame in South East Cornwall. The 90-mile route, through the...

Match abandoned as Bude footballer breaks leg

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Cornish football league match was abandoned yesterday (Saturday) because one of the players suffered a suspected broken leg. Bude was leading Torpoint 2-0 when Bude’s...

Storm Eunice is expected to bring a tidal surge, and flooding, to North Cornwall coast on Friday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency is urging people living in flood risk communities along Cornwall’s north coast to prepare for flooding from a forecast tidal surge caused by...

Covid-19: “black list” clusters now spreading across Cornwall putting more pressure on NHS

By Anne North Cornwall now has an average Covid infection rate of 1,117.1 new daily cases per 100,000 population, with four clusters in the new most dangerous “black list”...

Covid-19: South West hospitals now need new beds for infected patients every 30 minutes

By Anne North Covid patients took more South West hospital beds yesterday (Wednesday) as the region’s total climbed to 852, a rise of 47 – or 6% - in...

First group of child refugees due to arrive in Cornwall next month

By Graham Smith County Hall officials have spent Christmas trying to find homes for 23 unaccompanied child refugees, due to arrive in Cornwall before the end of January.  A...

Covid-19: Cornwall waits and watches, as England’s infection rate soars

By Anne North Cornwall’s average rate of Covid infection has edged up marginally over the weekend, and is now 471.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population.  The only “red...

Covid-19: Falmouth and Saltash back on the critical list

The shapes and sizes of purple clusters on Cornwall’s Covid map continue to shift, but the underlying trend in new cases continues to increase.  The average number of daily...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate now 10% higher than England

Cornwall’s average daily new Covid number has risen again and is now 486.7 cases per 100,000 population, just over 10% higher than the national average.  The equivalent number for...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate increases 22% in seven days

Cornwall’s average Covid infection rate has risen by 22% in a week, and now stands at 473.7 cases per 100,000 population.  The average for England is 434.1  The Poundstock...

Covid-19: Cornwall infection rate continues to rise

By Anne North St Just and Land’s End has become the most recent part of Cornwall to “go dark” on the Covid cluster map, showing 859 cases per 100,000...

Nine years later, we discover that it was “not in the public interest” to tell the public that Bude’s spy station had polluted a local stream

By Peter Tremayne The top secret GCHQ spy station at Morwenstow, near Bude, “committed an offence” by polluting a local stream – but was never prosecuted – according to...