PLENTY of new events pop up in North Cornwall these days and another took place in Bude last weekend. The town hosted its first ever Bike Lights event, which attracted plenty of entries from across the local area.Inside are a report and plenty of pictures from the historic occasion.

Elsewhere in Bude we hear about St Petroc’s Early Years offering free taster sessions while across the A3072 at Highampton there’s surprise that plans for a new property are rejected despite receiving local support.

In Holsworthy, we hear about an event hosted by Redeeming Our Communities aimed at improving the lives of locals, while there’s also a report on the spruce up given to Badock Gardens.

Down in Launceston we hear from the curator of Lawrence House Museum Dr Damon Dennis as he prepares to tackle the Cornish Marathon, known as ‘The Beast of Cornwall’ plus an update from Launceston In Bloom.

There’s also all the latest community news including Launceston Stamp Club hosting the Cornwall Philatelic Federation’s annual quiz finals and Flowerpatch Quilters donating £1,500 to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust plus Justin Leigh’s latest column on the joy animals can bring to our lives.