Bude

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...

Walking back to happiness, as new bridges restore access to Cornwall coastal path

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Three large timber bridges in North Cornwall have been replaced as part of Cornwall Council’s Public Rights of Way Capital Safety Programme, restoring walking routes in...

Labour selects Bodmin’s Joy Bassett as its Parliamentary candidate in North Cornwall

By Anne North Labour took a step towards completing its compliment of Parliamentary candidates in Cornwall last night (Tuesday) when the party selected Bodmin’s Joy Bassett as its choice...

Corbyn promises cash for Cornwall through new investment bank, but 15-year-old from Bude rocks Brighton

By Peter Tremayne Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to invest heavily in Cornwall through a new network of devolved banks, with local authorities having a key role...

“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...