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Camborne shops prepare for Trevithick Day

Trevithick Day, on Saturday 27 April, is a highlight of Camborne’s year when residents dance through the streets and visitors flock to take part in the annual celebration of Richard Trevithick’s engineering genius. Local businesses also join in the fun and merriment –...

Second Queen’s Award for Precision Dippings Manufacturing

Precision Dippings Manufacturing (PDM), based in Yate near Bristol, has won a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise – this time for International Trade.  Having first won in the Innovation category in 2016 for the research, development and launch...

Good news for tourism?

Richard Beaman reports a significant increase in bookings that could herald a bumper visitor year These are undoubtedly chaotic, tumultuous times. Every day seems to bring fresh confusion as our politicians argue about what should happen next in terms of Brexit but,...

Launch of online shop heralds major expansion

DM Orthotics (DMO) has made its life-changing medical product range more accessible by launching an online shop. The move marks a significant milestone for the company which has garnered a worldwide reputation for bespoke, made-to-measure orthoses that are clinically...

New exhibition gives autism a voice

Lokii Rayne was diagnosed with Asperger’s just before her eighteenth birthday. She came to Cornwall to study animation at Falmouth University and liked the place so much she never left. After graduating, she began to struggle with her diagnosis because no-one had...

Celebrating ten years of booking success

It was falling down the stairs in a pub that proved to be a milestone moment in Richard Beaman’s career. The Crown at Lanlivery was one of several inns that he and business partner David Mathewson owned and a complete redevelopment was taking place. No drink was...

Children open St Austell Leisure Centre’s soft play centre

Choosing who should officially open St Austell Leisure Centre brand new soft play centre was easy – children. And the youngsters proved they were more than up to the task, posing happily for the camera and holding the ribbon like pros. In the back ground were GLL...

Medical referrals to help patients get fitter

An innovative scheme to help people with medical conditions become more physically active has been launched in leisure centres across Cornwall. Working with GP practices and other healthcare professionals, the Healthwise initiative has been developed by GLL, the...

Callestick Farm exports ice-cream to China

Award-winning, Cornish Callestick Farm ice cream is being exported to China for the first time. The contract is worth half a million pounds to the company, based between Truro and Newquay, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. Four more freezer...

Music is the order of the day at the Princess Pavilion this April

It’s all about the music at the Princess Pavilion this month, with Rock, club anthems, Tech, House and a sprinkle of Garage on offer. On Friday 13th, tribute band These Smiths will take to the stage, performing some of the best loved songs by the Smiths and Morrissey....

Lang Bennetts shortlisted for prestigious Tolleys Taxation Awards

Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants have been shortlisted in the annual Tolleys Taxation Awards. It’s the first time that Lang Bennetts have entered – making their success as category finalists even more impressive. The first Tolleys awards were held in 2001 and,...

More shop space for Xanadu

After thirty years in the same shop in Camborne, Xanadu has moved into larger premises on the opposite side of the High Street. Selling clothes, body jewellery, coloured hair dyes and mystical accoutrements associated with New Age living, Xanadu’s owner Jackie Howells...

Top food award for Callestick Farm Ice-Cream

Tempted by the idea of tucking into a clotted cream ice-cream with bourbon vanilla bean? You’re not alone. The flavour, created by Callestick Farm, has just won a major national award. Every food product entered for Chef’s Choice 2019 was judged by a team of industry...

Winston Graham prize-winner announced

“Winning makes you beam, giving you a real sense of vindication and achievement.” That was author Ian Mortimer’s reaction on hearing that he had won the Royal Institution of Cornwall’s Winston Graham Prize with his novel ‘The Outcasts of Time’, published by Simon and...

DM Orthotics launches new off-the-shelf products

A specialist Redruth-based company that has achieved global status for its made-to-measure medical product range is launching brand new stock-sized orthoses at Naidex, Europe’s largest showcase event for the disability sector. First established in 2004, DM Orthotics...

C-Bay Café extension is officially launched

A new extension that makes the most of one of the best coastal views from a café, bar or bistro in Cornwall is now open to visitors. After just four months’ work, C-Bay Café in West Pentire now boasts significant extra space that includes comfy chairs, sofas, a new...