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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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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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