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Drugs gang jailed for flooding Westcountry with £5.8...
A GANG who flooded the Westcountry with £5.8million pounds of heroin and cocaine have been jailed for a total of 140 years.The gang lived a jet set lifestyle with leader Daniel Smith and his closest associates hiring hospitality packages at Liverpool' Anfield ground and going on exotic holidays with the ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
New research reveals hike in Westcountry drug use
USE of illegal drugs in the Westcountry has skyrocketed over the last year and is the highest for any region in England and Wales, according to new figures.The proportion of adults aged 16 to 59 who reported using illicit drugs in 2014/15 was 10.3%, up from 8.2% the previous year.The ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Farmer flagged up concerns three years ago over Sithney Common...
A FARMER said he warned Cornwall Council three years ago that a retaining wall holding up the Helston to Penzance road was in danger of collapsing.Temporary traffic lights have caused delays since the wall gave way in January.Andrew Dunn, who owns the land alongside the A394 on Sithney Common Hill, ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Just 499 spots to fill at the Blues and Roots Festival
On a dramatic hillside setting with stunning sea views, the Blues and Roots Festival returns for a third year. Situated at The Labyrinth and WindsWorth Farm in Looe on August 7-10, this small festival is perfect for people who appreciate real ales and real food, value their friends and neighbours ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
A taste of Africa and Brazil comes to Kernow
This August will bring the rhythm and dance of the West African diaspora to Cornwall.BEATS Cornwall will run for its second year at the Mount Pleasant Ecopark, Porthtowan, from August 14-16, offering three days of workshops with internationally acclaimed musicians from Brazil, Ghana, Guinea, and Senegal – musicians who have ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Will this Queen tribute rock you?
Queen fans will be able to enjoy a night of all their greatest hits when the world's number one UK Queen tribute act The Bohemians play Cornwall. On Saturday, August 8, the band will bring their lively show A Night of Queen to St Ives Guildhall. Described by ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Make some noise for the Bude Jazz festival
Music fans are looking forward to four days of top entertainment with the return of the Bude Jazz Festival this September.Now in its 28th year, the event, which is once again sponsored by St Austell Brewery's popular Tribute ale, takes place from September 1 to 4 and welcomes over 40 ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Double awards' joy for your West Briton
THE WEST BRITON has received an industry award for its striking front page honouring much-loved Falmouth policeman Andy Hocking.The newspaper won the Front Page Of The Year award at the South West EDF Energy Media Awards ceremony, held at Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton on Thursday.Making it a double ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
​What's On Pick of the Day
Indiana born singer-songwriter Otis Gibbs will bring a little touch of country to Cornwall tonight.Playing at No8 Café in Launceston at 8pm, his songs are an honest portrayal of his stories and experiences. Otis effectively transforms a chance encounter into something which elevates emotion and his latest album Souvenirs ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Pledge to turn pages as summer readers aim to break world record
FAMILIES from Camborne and Redruth may have written themselves into the history books after signing up to a reading challenge.Hundreds of people from the two towns have pledged to start turning the pages as part of a national world record attempt.It coincided with the launch of this year's Summer Reading ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Hundreds turn out for Troon Summer Festival
SMILING youngsters slithered their way through Troon during this year's summer festival.In keeping with tradition, children from Troon Community Primary School carried a papier-mâché serpent's head through the village during the annual celebration.Hundreds of people took part in the procession, accompanied by Gweek Silver Band, as it snaked its way ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Truro City skipper Ash reflects on ten eventful years ahead of...
JAKE Ash admits that when he joined Truro City for the start of the 2005-06 season, he was far from convinced it was the right move for him.But how wrong he was, as 363 games, six promotions, two Cornwall Senior Cups and an FA Vase win later, he is officially ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Training partners dominate pole vault at British Schools'...
TRAINING partners and friends, Molly Caudery (Redruth School) and Rebecca Gray (Camborne School), claimed a "one-two" in the pole vault at the British Schools' Championships in Grangemouth, Scotland, at the weekend, writes Kevin Fahey.The pair, who were representing England after their success at the England Schools' Championships, are coached by ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Veor RFC looking for a happy 50th anniversary
VEOR Rugby Club are determined to celebrate their 50th anniversary by winning promotion to the Cornwall & Devon League.Last season, the Wheal Gerry-based club at Camborne, missed out in a play-off, when an understrength side suffered a heavy home defeat against Devon 1 runners-up Plymstock Albion Oaks.But this time, the ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Reunion organiser is looking for former Truro County Grammar...
DID you attend Truro County Grammar School - or were you a teacher there?If so, the organisers of a reunion want to hear from you.The event will take place at the Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth on October 1st.Organiser Juliet Jenkin said: "This is an excellent and enjoyable event for any ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
"Like a scene from The Birds" says Helston pensioner...
A PENSIONER has spoken of the terrifying moment she was attacked by seagulls yards from a Helston primary school.Sue Atkinson was left reeling with blood pouring down her face and into her eyes after she was viciously pecked by the aggressive gulls.The 66-year-old said: "It was like a scene from ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Truro among 34 cities to benefit from high street boost
Cornwall's capital city is one of 34 cities and towns in the UK and the only one in the West Country to be included in a Government scheme to bolster its high street offer. Truro has been selected for the Business in the Community's Healthy High Streets programme whose aim ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Falmouth & Penryn Grassroots Sport July 23
Surf Life SavingCORNWALL CHAMPIONS:Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club had its most successful result since being established eight years ago, when its Nipper team was crowned the Cornish champions after two days of tough competition at Portreath.Out of the 13 clubs competing, Gyllyngvase SLSC finished ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Helston & The Lizard Grassroots Sport July 23
CricketCALLINGTON END HELSTON'S UNBEATEN RECORD:Helston 238-8. Callington 241-6.Helston's proud 11-game unbeaten run came to an end at Callington with a four wicket defeat with two over's left.Unfortunately Helston went into the game with three first team regulars missing, Steve Jenkin was injured, while Tom Retallack and Ross Leathley ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Sailing Round-up July 23
COGSHELFORD TO PENZANCE RACES PROVES A BIG TEST:The Helford to Penzance COGS yacht race took place on Saturday, with the start line at the entrance to Helford, writes Geoff Davies.A total of 15 yachts from local clubs all made ready to head for the Manacle Buoy and ”>>”
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
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