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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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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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