Bude

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018By Julia PenhaligonThe long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet another meeting,...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018By Graham SmithMore than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part of the...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials.In 2015 the council embarked on...

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018By Graham SmithFurther details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care System.The developing...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude to Helston,...

From posh nosh to foodbanks – the New Year Honours sprinkle magic over Cornwall

30th December 2017By Peter TremayneCornwall’s haul of New Year’s Honours includes both a celebrity chef and the founder of the Camborne food bank.The bigger gong goes to Padstow Sea...

Bude refugee support group prepares for second Syrian family’s arrival

27th December 2017By Anne NorthThe refugee support group in Bude has given more details of the second Syrian family now on its way to the North Cornwall town.A young...

Defra hails the latest cull “a success” as the North Cornwall badger body count piles up

26th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneNearly 600 badgers were killed in North Cornwall during the most recent cull licence period, according to figures released by Defra.The two cull zones in...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneDonations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving equipment for...

Bude refugee support group approved to house second family from Syria

6th December 2017By Anne NorthA refugee support group in North Cornwall has become the first in Britain to be approved to house a second family from war-torn Syria.The 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...