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HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps At St Mawgan

Over two thousand military personnel, assigned to HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC), are about to arrive at RAF St.Mawgan for their annual exercise; the fourth in five years for this popular base commanded by Wing Cdr Philip Lamb. The HQ is set up under canvas, close to an imaginary front line, and includes […]

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Huer’s Hut Due For Refurbishment.

The Huer’s hut, overlooking The Old Dane Rock in Newquay Bay, is about to be re-furbished. It is thought to date back to the 14th century and was, perhaps, a hermitage. Much later it was used as a lookout, wherein the occupant kept a watch for the huge shoals of Pilchards, which could be spotted […]

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Closure Of Coastguard Stations

The closure of Coastguard Stations at Portland, Brixham, Swansea, Liverpool, and Thames, the latter of which is at Walton on Naze, will take place shortly, but although the distance between the stations that are left will be much greater, it will make little difference to the public, or to those at sea, and here’s why. […]

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Newquay Airport Will Host Speed Record Breaker

Once again, Newquay Airport, is chosen by a big name in the aeronautical world, or should that be motoring world? In any event, it’s nice to know that Cornwall is to be associated with the latest attempt to break the world land speed record in that the Bloodhound Rocket Car is coming to the Aerohub. Newquay […]

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Holywell Bay Golf Club Offers Free Taster Session

For all those people who are utterly bored with football, why not try a game of golf?  Too expensive? Not at all; membership of the Holywell Bay Golf Club equates favourably with Plymouth Argyle membership. Most  football lovers don’t actually play the game, they just watch it, but golf, well, you simply have got to […]

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Cornwall Council To Work With Harrods

Everyone has heard of Harrods, the large department store in Kensington and once owned by Mohamed Al-Fayed. Well, now Cornwall Council has agreed to work together with Harrod’s existing management systems whereby the council’s food safety regulators will advise Harrods on all aspects of food safety emanating from the EU. This arrangement will allow Harrods […]

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Support The Coastguard Association

Looking back a few years, there has been a multiplicity of deaths in Newquay caused by too much alcohol consumption when young people have ventured near the cliff edge and fallen over. The Newquay Safe Partnership, however, set-up in August 2009, has been very active in reducing these incidents. Nevertheless, it is not always the […]

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Best Schools In The South West

The Autumn issue of Education South West is now out and should be read by parents and children alike. It gives details about the best schools and colleges in the South West enabling those parents who haven’t yet made up their mind, to make an informed choice. Shapwick school dedicates a page to pupils with […]

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Crantock Bale Push

If you enjoyed last year’s Crantcock Bale Push, then try this year when the bale will be bigger still. The Organisers of this year’s Bale Push hope even more people will take up the challenge and give a big push to Cornwall’s branch of the MacMillan Cancer Support. The idea is for teams of four, […]

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Marine Conservation Zone For Newquay

Marine Conservation Zones, of which there are 15 sites around the South West Coast, are areas of the marine environment given special protection by law. Now, a team of conservationists from Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium, with help from Natural England and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, aim to gather sufficient evidence from Surveys by the team’s volunteer […]

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Public Can Video And Tweet Council Meetings

It is a fact that some councils have, in the past, asked the police to arrest people who have tried to report, tweet or film council meetings. Some councilors have claimed the presence of non-councilors present a “health and safety” risk, or are a risk to the council’s reputation. Now, a new law has come […]

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Coins In Remembrance Of First World War

The Royal Mint, located in Llantrisant, Glamorgan, has produced a beautiful silver £20 coin, exclusively available in the United Kingdom in remembrance of the outbreak of that dreadful conflict, the First World War in August 1914. Not many at the time thought it would last for four years, indeed it was generally assumed that the […]

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Classic Air Force

Eric Sanderson, a 65 years old volunteer at Classic Air Force, Newquay’s Aircraft Museum, recently did something he never thought possible. He was offered the chance to fly in a Jet Provost, piloted by Jon Corley, to the Farnborough Air Show. The Provost was an RAF training aircraft in the 1960’s, and although it has […]

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Cornish Beach

If you would only like to go to California in order to bathe in the warm sea, there’s no need; just head down to any Cornish beach and you will find that the sea temperature is as warm as California’s. According to Plymouth Met Office, the sea off Perranporth logged 20 Centigrade last week, that’s […]

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Charity Ball For Air Ambulance

The Cornwall Air Ambulance, based at Trevithick Downs, on the Newquay to St Columb Major road, is to hold a  Skyball on Saturday, July 26th, in aid of the Air Ambulance charity. On arrival, guests will be serenaded by the fabulous ‘4Tissimo String Quartet’, as they enjoy canapés and a complimentary welcome drink, including Martini’s – […]

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Newquay Space-Port Considered

By now we should all be aware that the British Government has decided to enter the space business by establishing a space-port somewhere on these islands. Six possibilities have been suggested in Scotland, with one in Wales and another at Newquay Airport. However, with the outcry from nearby villagers, a few months ago, regarding the […]

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