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Future of Camborne’s town centre under threat

Camborne’s Business Improvement District (BID) team will be objecting strongly when Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee meets on Thursday 25 July at County Hall to decide on two planning applications relating to the proposed Roseworthy Hill out-of-town...

Brewin Dolphin football match raises fund for young hearts charity

Investment managers from Brewin Dolphin took to the football pitch recently and proved that spending your days immersed in finance doesn’t mean you can’t enthral a crowd with your footie skills. Taking on the might of the Plymouth Argyle Legends, Brewin Dolphin’s All...

‘Uncharted Waters’ is TEDxTruro theme

Details for the 2019 TEDxTruro event have just been announced. Taking place at Truro & Penwith College on Friday 25 October, the theme for this year’s talks will be ‘Uncharted Waters.’. “Speakers will be sharing their stories about overcoming obstacles, breaking...

Trevern takes part in technology trial

Watching Wilf tap his feet to Frank Sinatra’s ‘I’ve got you under my skin’ and listening to Sue happily singing ‘All things bright and beautiful’, it’s clear that the Amazon Echo Spot device in Trevern Nursing Home, Falmouth, is having an impact. Nor is it just about...

Good food nomination for Callestick Farm

The newly refurbished tea room at Callestick Farm, where Callestick Farm ice cream is made, has been nominated for a national Good Food Award for the second year in succession. Recognised as ‘the blue ribbon for delicious dishes’, the awards are based on taste,...

Tea room anniversary refurbishment is proving a massive hit

A newly refurbished tea room in Callestick, between Newquay and Truro, is seeing a significant increase in visitor numbers. Part of the Callestick Farm Ice Cream attraction, the tea room was given a complete makeover during the winter months and now boasts new counter...

New town guide opens up a world of opportunities

In a nod to the miners of days gone by - who travelled from the town to many different areas all over the world - Camborne’s new town guide includes a postcard with a purpose. Visitors to the area are being asked to send their postcard back to Camborne once they’ve...

Two new Special Olympics groups for St Austell

Up to 100 people with learning disabilities and autism in the St Austell area are attending weekly sessions at St Austell Leisure Centre thanks to a collaboration between GLL, which runs the centre, Cornwall Sports Partnership, which provided the funding, and Cornwall...

Adopt an object launched

Imagine having a vested interest in the largest, most strikingly beautiful liroconite crystal in the world or a magnificent Bronze Age gold lunulae? Perhaps a Bernard Leach pot would be more to your taste or the medicine chest of Richard Lander, the son of a Truro...

Summer has begun at the Princess Pavilion

Extended opening hours and free entertainment herald the start of summer at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth this month. Now open between 10am and 11pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays, visitors can enjoy a variety of choir, jazz and band nights for...

Doorman with a difference

By Sue Bradbury James Pellow was into the third day of his new job at The Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth when director Peter Brend senior walked in. Thirty-four years later, it’s a moment James will never forget. “I’d only just been employed and never expected Mr Brend...

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...