Bude

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

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats select Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate

By Julia Penhaligon North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have selected vet Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate. Mr Chambers is from just over the border in Devon and at only...

Bude’s Minor Injury Unit to remain closed overnight “until October at the earliest”

By Julia Penhaligon The Minor Injuries Unit at Bude-Stratton hospital will remain closed overnight until at least October, the local Community Network Panel heard this week. The MIU closed...

North Cornwall’s Lib Dems to have a choice over who will be their Parliamentary candidate

By Anne North North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are gearing up for a contested election to decide who will be their candidate at the next general election. Launceston vet Danny...

Bodmin councillor Leigh Frost declares he wants to be North Cornwall’s next MP

By Anne North Bodmin Liberal Democrat councillor Leigh Frost has declared his ambition to stand for Parliament at the next general election. Mr Frost, a town and Cornwall councillor,...

Unite seeks talks with new owners of Davidstow cheese factory

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with Saputo, the Canadian diary giant, following Friday’s announcement that the company has tabled a takeover bid for Dairy Crest. ...

Health chiefs prepare for tough questions about the future of Stratton hospital

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s health chiefs can expect some tough questioning at an extraordinary meeting of the Bude Community Network Panel tomorrow (Thursday.) Residents are furious about the overnight...

Health chiefs apologise for overnight closure of Minor Injury Unit – but questions remain about when it will reopen

By Richard Whitehouse Health chiefs have apologised for having to close a minor injury unit (MIU) overnight. Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said it was forced to close Stratton...

Health chiefs offer talks about the future of Stratton’s Minor Injury Unit

By Julia Penhaligon Health chiefs plan to meet community leaders in Bude tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss the future of the Stratton Minor Injury Unit, which has been closed overnight...

North Cornwall Minor Injury Unit to close overnight, starting tomorrow

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Minor Injury Unit in North Cornwall is to close, overnight, with effect from tomorrow (Friday.) The decision has alarmed health campaigners who have spent most...

EXCLUSIVE: 135 complaints per year. There’s something in the air at Davidstow, as Dairy Crest prepares for controversial expansion

13th September 2018 By Anne North Residents in and around Davidstow are preparing for a public presentation later this month of a proposed £75 million expansion to the local...

Cornwall Council by-elections result in two additional committee seats for Tories

11th September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives have gained an additional two committee seats on Cornwall Council, following their recent by-election victory in Newquay. New councillor Mark Formosa...

Lib Dems bounce back in Bude

24th August 2018 By Anne North The Liberal Democrats are celebrating a convincing Cornwall Council by-election victory at Bude, after holding the seat with more than 53% of the...

Polling day in Bude by-election

23rd August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Voters go to the polls in Bude today (Thursday) in a Cornwall Council by-election. Four candidates are contesting the vacancy caused by the...

Runners and riders announced for Bude by-election

28th July 2018 By Anne North Four candidates have been nominated for the Cornwall Council by-election at Bude, where polling will be on Thursday 23rd August. The four are:...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats look to the future

23rd July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are about to start the process of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, in anticipation of a general election. Former Lib...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann quits ministerial role over Brexit

16th July 2018 By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has resigned as a junior minister, in protest at Theresa May’s policy on Brexit. Mr Mann, who had...