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Save Our Shackleton

A new page has opened up on Facebook, ‘Save Our Shackleton’ in response to the RAF’s decision to sell ‘Rosalie’ the Shackleton aircraft that has stood just inside the entrance to RAF St Mawgan for many years. The aircraft, tail number WL795 is, of course, no longer able to take to the skies, but it […]

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Mobile Companies to Improve Coverage

The government has unveiled a new deal with the top four mobile companies in the country, which should maximise the state of so-called mobile roaming “not-spots”. Sajid Javid, the Culture secretary, announced a binding agreement with EE, Three,  O2 and Vodafone, in order to tackle inadequate signal problems, in several areas, by investing £5bn. The […]

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Good Turnout For Santa Surf

There was a good list of entrants in the Santa Surf last Saturday, when many brave souls donned Santa suits and surfed the December seas in memory of Joe Way. Joe, an inspirational Cornish lad, who contracted meningitis shortly after he was born, touched the hearts of many people and died in 2008 aged four […]

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Jobs Saved At Western Greyhound

In May 2013, thirty five vehicles were destroyed in a fire at the Western Greyhound Bus Depot at Summercourt. In a second suspected arson attack in January this year, three more buses were written off at its depot in Liskeard, causing considerable disruption to the company. Established in 1998, the company was a regular industry […]

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Ruarri Joseph Booked For Lusty Glaze

Lusty Glaze, that picturesque sandy cove at the northern end of Newquay Bay, is an idyllic location in which to spend the day in summer, sheltered as it is from easterly winds and the noise of traffic. An evening spent in the Restaurant where stunning meals are served, is most memorable. After sunset, it is […]

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Eden Project To Host Geothermal Energy Conference

Today. Tuesday 2nd December, a conference is taking place at the Eden Project that will provide Cornwall Council with the latest information on the techniques and possibilities of exploiting geothermal energy within the county. This will be the first time such a conference has been convened in Cornwall and it is to be hoped that […]

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Aer Lingus To Fly From Newquay

Last week it was announced that Aer Lingus will commence four flights per week between Newquay and Dublin from 1st May next year. In addition to Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, a flight will operate on Sundays from 27th June until 5th September. The regional airline, which is operated by Stobart Air, the same group […]

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Midas Construction Begins Work on Derelict Site

Just a few weeks after the site was cleared, Midas Construction has begun work on building an apartment block on the area where the Lusty Glaze Hotel, once stood. The hotel had become an utter eyesore and was beginning to attract undesirables, some of whom caused a fire within. The local people had become fed-up […]

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St Piran’s Oratory Visible Again

The remains of the oldest known place of Christian worship in Britain have been unearthed again for the public to see. St Piran’s Oratory, built more than 1000 years ago on the dunes above Perranporth beach, was last uncovered in 1910 when a large concrete structure was built around it for protection. In 1980 the […]

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Cornwall Council Reduce Funding For Lifeguards

It is well known that Cornwall Council has to trim £196 million from its budget over the next four years, and to enable it to do this, it must cut expenditure in many quarters. One of the organisations that will suffer, in this respect, is the RNLI to which the Council has been giving a considerable sum in […]

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Cornwall College To Merge With Bicton College

The beautiful Georgian building of Bicton College, situated in lovely countryside between Sidmouth and Exeter, is set in grounds of around 200 hectares. This stunning centre of learning, set-up in 1947, has teamed up with Cornwall College in order to ‘extend choice and access to land-based training, skills and research for more learners and employers […]

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New Chef For Lusty Glaze

A local restaurant, Lusty Glaze, in Newquay, has received a boost by taking on the undoubted expertise of TV’s ‘Master Chef, The Professionals’ programme, Nat Tallents. Nat is thrilled to be creating dishes in a kitchen within a few yards of the Ocean. We agree with her description of Lusty Glaze as ‘awesome surroundings’. Self-taught […]

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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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