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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Polo At Watergate Bay

Last weekend a record number of spectators enjoyed the amazing display of Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay. The event, the eighth is succession, was hosted by The Watergate Bay Hotel. In addition to the three Polo Matches there was a Segway taster session, an off-road Land Rover driving experience and even a Welly-Wanging competition, which raised […]

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Local Growth Minister Visits Aerohub

The Local Growth Minister, Kris Hopkins,  paid an official visit to the Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport last week, and was certainly impressed by  the continued success the Enterprize Zone is having. The Zone occupies around 280 acres offering fantastic development opportunities, including hangars and office space. The Minister met representatives of some of the leading companies that […]

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Rippin H20

  Early in June the news covered an  international event that was to be laid on in Newquay, namely the Rippin H2O, (that should sound like aitch two oh) the abbreviated form of the chemical molecule, water.  Well, that was back on the 5th, 6th, and 7th. The event, Round 3 of the IFWA World […]

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Trenance Gardens Are Beautiful In Spite Of Silt

Right in the heart of Summer, in the delightful setting of Trenanace Gardens, the boating lake, as well as the stream that leads into it, is silting up. The stream, which eventually runs into the River Gannel, is usually a clear running brook, contributing to the most pleasant surroundings for miles around. Those who maintain […]

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Cornish Lady In TV Commercial

It is usual for most people to use the TV Commercials, especially during a televised football match, to nip to the bar, the heads, or just chat to their mates. However, when watching the World Cup, this year, be prepared to see one of the United Kingdom’s first-ever competitive female surfers, now aged 68 and […]

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Plans For Trevemper

An application, submitted by Walker Developments, to construct 330 new homes, a restaurant/pub, a hotel and open space at Trevemper, North East of the river Gannel, was supported by Newquay Town council, last Monday. 1st June. Nevertheless, the council had reservations regarding the necessity for a stand-alone public house, though, at this stage, it is […]

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Comedy At Lane Theatre

Audiences at the Lane Theatre, on the edge of Newquay, are having a right chuckle at the latest play performed by Newquay Dramatic Society, a voluntary group dedicated to their calling of entertaining the theatre-goers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, up until July 30th, their latest production, ‘Yes Prime Minister’, will be staged, with the curtain […]

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Fifty Jetskis To Battle In Newquay

There are just five locations in the world where the International Freeride Watercraft Association (IFWA) can join battle with the Freeride National Tour (FNT) and one such venue is Newquay. The competition, (Rippin H20), comprising around fifty jetskis, will take place off Great Western Beach, on Thursday to Saturday, 5th , 6th and 7th June. […]

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Royal British Legion May Close

The Royal British Legion, in Trevena Terrace, Newquay, will soon be closing its doors for the last time if members agree to the recommendation of the branch committee, which has voted to sell the 75 year lease and search for smaller premises within the town in an effort to keep the club alive. A special […]

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Bungee Jumpers Wanted

Right! Come on, all you lads and lassies. What about a nice, gentle day out in the grounds of the Headland Hotel, Newquay, on Bank Holiday Monday,  26th May? It’s there that you can show off to all your chicken livered friends and get a big round of applause for doing your bit for a Cornish […]

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New Jobs For Cornwall

It’s not often one hears of new jobs being created in Cornwall, but that’s just what a Newquay based Company did last week, in fact they created 20 new jobs in Cornwall and that number is expected to rise considerably. The Company, ‘Crowdfunder,’ a top rated rewards-based business, whose premises are to be found on […]

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