A novel use for Cornish phone boxes

March 29, 2011
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When two telephone boxes in villages on the Fal were threatened with closure, local people got thinking about how they could keep the iconic symbols of village life. Now the red boxes have been stripped of their phones and decked out with shelves and books. Feock’s book swap opens on Friday 1st April, so In […]

Keeping Cornish beaches clean

March 2, 2011
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Cornwall’s beautiful beaches, whether wet and wild or remote and relaxing, provide secluded retreats for all of us living down in the Duchy. They are also one of the biggest attractions for holidaymakers that descend to the south-west every year. But with the the constant risk of beach litter, our beaches need care and attention […]

National Coastwatch Institution in search of Volunteers

March 1, 2011
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The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is an entirely voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores.  Each station assists in the protection and preservation of life at sea and around the UK coastline. Claire Jones has found out just how important Volunteers are to this service in Cornwall.

Cornish Pasty gets European Protection

March 1, 2011
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The Cornish Pasty has been given Protected Geographical Indication Status  by the European Commission. This means pasties made anywhere other than Cornwall can no longer be called “Cornish”. Claire Jones has found out what this means for the County.

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Cornish Pirates plan new stadium

February 3, 2011
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The Cornish Pirates rugby club are in talks with Cornwall Council to build a new ground at Threemilestone near Truro. Cornish Pirates owner Dickie Evans, who has met with the council’s chief executive said the Pirates had offered to take up a key tenancy and run the new stadium for 10 years.  The club plans to finance it with other stakeholders at no cost to the […]

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Council urges Government to rethink coastguard cuts

February 3, 2011
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Council leaders are calling on the Government to reconsider cuts to the UK coastguard service. Leader Alec Robertson and chairman Pat Harvey, are among those who have signed a letter to maritime and shipping minister Mike Penning raising their concerns about the proposals. The number of coastguard offices around the UK coastline could drop from […]

Government cuts EMA

February 2, 2011
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The coalition announced last month that they will be stopping EMA allowances given to students in further education. The weekly payments were given to support students from lower income backgrounds through their studies. Eligability is means tested. Claire Jones went to Cornwall College in Camborne to find out how the changes will affect them. Credit: […]