Bude

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017By Graham SmithNational Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the end of...

Universal Credit rolls in to Cornwall on Wednesday: Bude, Launceston and Liskeard are first

4th December 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe controversial new benefit, Universal Credit, arrives in Cornwall this week.  It is due to start in Liskeard, Bude and Launceston on Wednesday (6th December.) ...

M&S Energy Fund boosts two “sunshine” projects in Cornwall

27th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneMarks & Spencer has awarded a total of £24,000 to two community projects in Cornwall.The M&S Energy fund has given £12,000 each to the Cornwall...

North Cornwall Lib Dems get ready for the next general election

20th November 2017By Graham SmithNorth Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have signalled their intention to make a significant effort at the next general election by advertising for a full-time constituency organiser.An...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed and...

Two bodies found on separate North Cornwall beaches

31st October 2017Emergency services have recovered the body of a woman from the beach at Widemouth Bay, Bude.Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious and her...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonThousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of the traditional...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners willing to...

Devonwall returns, as a theoretical prospect, but the Parliamentary maths remain unchanged – for now

17th October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe prospect of a “Devonwall” Parliamentary constituency has returned to the political agenda, as the Boundary Commission continues its quest to re-draw boundaries in a...

And the next train to arrive at Bude is……..possibly still some way off

11th October 2017By Anne NorthPlans to re-open the railway line to Bude could take a step forward later this month when the Bude Connect group holds its annual general...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017By Graham SmithThe maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections will be...

Dramatic footage of Bude cliff and sea helicopter rescue

15th August 2017By Peter TremayneFootage just released shows the dramatic moment a Coastguard helicopter winchman was battered by waves as he rescued three casualties in Bude on Sunday.The UK...

Cornwall’s first community-led initiative succeeds in bringing Syrian refugees to Bude

30th June 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe first family of Syrian refugees to be sheltered in Cornwall as a result of a community-led initiative has arrived in Bude.The family of five...

“Devonwall” constituency now unlikely, as parties gear up for another election

26th June 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s political community is already preparing for the next general election, barely three weeks after the last one.Although Prime Minister Theresa May says she has...

Bude WI triumph

10th June 2017By Oscar MorseThe ladies of Bude WI were triumphant when they lifted the Royal Cornwall Show Cup for the first time in decades.This year’s theme was Home...

No Devonwall, no by-elections: the 2017 General Election will be all about Brexit (again)

18th April 2017By Graham SmithThe prospect of an early general election has killed the suggestion of a new “Devonwall” constituency as all six of Cornwall’s current MPs are set...

Police release aerial footage of high-speed car chase in Bude, ended by “stinger”

10th April 2017By Peter TremaynePolice have released footage of a high-speed car chase in Bude, which was eventually ended after officers used a "stinger" to bring the vehicle to...

Police say “unexplained” sudden death of 21-year-old man in Bude is not suspicious

10th April 2017Police say they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 21-year-old man in Bude at the weekend.Police were called by...