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GALLERY: Cornwall Pride 2015
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Sat, Aug 29, 2015
Cornish Pirates complete warm-up programme with impressive win at...
Taunton 14 Cornish Pirates 64 In their final warm-up game before next Sunday's Greene King IPA Championship opener at home to Nottingham the Cornish Pirates were comfortable winners against the National league 2 South side, writes Phil Westren.The match against Taunton was expected to provide a worthy test ”>>”
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
Judge criticises charges forced on offenders as being "extre...
A JUDGE said a new Government policy which forces him to impose charges of up to £1,200 on offenders regardless of their means was "totally inappropriate".Resident judge at Truro Crown Court, Judge Christopher Harvey Clark, QC, made the comments about the criminal courts charge (CCC) during a hearing on Friday ”>>”
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
Pioneering renewable energy prototype makes waves in waters off...
A PIONEERING renewable energy prototype is making waves in the waters off Falmouth.The prototype, designed by UK-based Polygen Ltd, uses the waves to generate electricity.The device, called Volta, is being tested at FaBTest in Falmouth Bay.It is the first wave energy converter to be built almost entirely from high-density polyethylene ”>>”
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
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Banger rally team hopes for Cool Running to Italy
ITALY may not physically be much closer than a few weeks ago, but our West Briton team is one big step closer to its banger rally destination.Nissan Town and Country, just off the A30 at Marazanvose, near Truro, has not only given the team a Honda Accord for their charity ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Stunning bright 'super moon' due to grace night sky on Saturday
IF there is a break in the cloud this weekend, don't fail to have a look in the night sky for – what has been dubbed – a 'super moon'.It just so happens that it's a full moon this Saturday and our nearest celestial neighbour is at its closest to ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Breage farmers accused of 16 charges of animal neglect claim...
A FARMING family from Breage has failed in its bid to strike out evidence in a court case involving the alleged suffering of cattle.The Harris family of Treworlis Barton, between Carleen and Breage, argued that a Defra vet could not be trusted.However, the court heard the woman was of impeccable ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
​Firefighters at scene of large barn fire near Chacewater
Firefighters are currently battling a large fire at a barn near Chacewater.Crews from Truro and Tolvaddon are tackling the blaze measuring 25 metre by 15 metres at a barn on Bissoe Road this afternoon.Firefighters were called shortly before 2.50pm. They are using hosereels to try and put out the fire ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Man left with facial injuries following Camborne robbery
A MAN was left with facial injuries and empty pockets after a robbery in Camborne.The 40-year-old was assaulted by three unknown offenders as he walked from the area known as The Spinney through to The Glebe in the early hours of Sunday August 23. The victim sustained facial injuries and ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
CROSSBOW MURDER TRIAL: Daniel Schofield not guilty of murder or...
A MAN accused of murdering his brother-in-law with a crossbow has been found not guilty of all of the charges he faced.Daniel Schofield, 29, went on trial at Truro Crown Court on Monday accused of murder in relation to the death of Roy Hanson, 50, on October 25, 2014.The court ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Arrest warrant issued for man with 12 names and linked to Carnkie...
THE police have been asked to find a man with up to 12 different names who is accused of undertaking work on gas mains without the proper certification.Sven Biesterfeldt, also believed to be known as Tom Williams and listed in court as living at Bowling Green, Carnkie, Redruth, failed to ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Asteroid honoured businessman heads up Goonhilly Earth Station...
A BUSINESSMAN leading development at Goonhilly already has close links with space – he has an asteroid named after him.Martin Faulkes is now chairman of the board of directors at Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) Ltd, the space and satellite communications company based near Helston.Also known as Dill Faulkes, he was ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Gnat and Hawker Hunter jets pictured at Culdrose Air Day before...
A PICTURE has emerged from this year's RNAS Culdrose Air Day of two vintage jets that have since been involved in fatal crashes – one of which being the Shoreham Air Show tragedy. The photograph, taken by photographer Ashley Jackson at Culdrose on July 30, shows the same Hawker Hunter ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
13 brilliant things to do in Cornwall this bank holiday weekend
It's bank holiday weekend and although we may be in the final few days of summer and school holidays are drawing to a close, there is still plenty of fun to be had so it's a good job we have an extra day to fit it all in.This Friday, August ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
​Rain postpones Cornish wrestling tournament
RAIN forecast on the day of a Cornish wrestling tournament has forced organisers to cancel the display. Wrestlers were due to pit their strength against each other at one of Cornish wrestling's –or wrasslin' as it is known – most ancient sites at St Just Plen-an-gwary on Sunday. The major ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
"Save our leisure centre" petition launched over...
STAFF at Falmouth's Ships and Castles have launched a petition in the hope of saving the popular leisure centre.On Wednesday Cornwall councillors are due to decide whether the local authority will pay-out hundreds of thousands of pounds towards essential maintenance works or shut the centre completely.Natasha McLean, duty officer at ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Carbon ambassadors get pledging
TEN FAMILIAR faces recently embarked on a ground-breaking project with the ultimate aim of reducing their carbon footprints – Chris Matthews checks how they've been getting on so far.The local personalities are taking part in the five month project that will see them undertake two carbon reducing pledges each month ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Trevithick Day organisers looking to the future to try and save...
ORGANISERS of Camborne's showpiece Trevithick Day celebration have taken to social media in a bid to safeguard the future of the event.Prior to this year's edition back in April, the West Briton reported that bad weather could spell the end for Trevithick Day after the 2014 event made a loss ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Potential windfall for Falmouth club after proposed development...
A PROPOSED development which could score a windfall for Falmouth Rugby Club has sparked fears of a huge house-building programme.Westcountry Land has announced a project to build 235 homes on the Menehay Farm site off Bickland Water Road on the outskirts of Falmouth.The project could earn millions of pounds for ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Four Falmouth students picked to have work showcased as part of...
FOUR students from Falmouth were picked to have their work showcased as part of a national campaign.Ana Jaks, Hector Trend, Joseph Ball and Miri Stevens were among only 20 students and up and coming artists selected as part of a national talent-spotting initiative.Now the Falmouth University students' work will be ”>>”
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
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