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Meet the Makers in Camborne

Camborne’s regular Friday produce market is going to be boosted throughout July and August with the addition of stalls run by local arts and craft makers. Situated in the town’s main square, the market has long been a favourite with local residents and visitors keen...

Annie, art and defying religious extremism

Two hundred years ago in 1818, a group of men and women gathered at the County Library in Truro to establish a society of learning and culture that still exists and thrives today. The Royal Institution of Cornwall (RIC) runs the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Courtney...

Tennis in Bodmin bucks the national trend

It’s Wimbledon and that time of year when tennis becomes a popular spectator sport. Whilst millions of us love watching, however, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) statistics reveal a continuing decline in participation rates – currently 3.4% year on year, according to...

Refurbishment due to begin at Helston Sports Centre

More than £460,000 is being invested into modernising and refurbishing Better, Helston Sports Centre. Due to begin later this month, the work will include the construction of a brand new gym. The gym will be created from a new mezzanine level, knocked through into the...

Jai takes to the runway in his DMO glove

A medical glove fitted and manufactured by Redruth-based DM Orthotics has been modelled alongside Tommy Hilfiger clothing by seven-year-old Jai Srinivasan. The Runway of Dreams show, which took place in New York where Jai and his family live, promotes the...

Witches star returns to The Headland

Jane Horrocks has returned to The Headland Hotel in Newquay – the location for the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book The Witches, in which she played the role of Miss Irvine. The actor, whose other roles include starring in ‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’ and...

Rob Vivian wins IoD award

Rob Vivian, CEO of Cornwall-based PureComms, has won the South West Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Corporate Responsibility (CSR) Award. A keen advocate of healthy outdoor pursuits, Rob recently raised more than £3000 for Children’s Hospice South West by undertaking an...

Free Open Day at Newquay Sports Centre

On Saturday 7th July Better, Newquay Sports Centre will be holding an Open Day with a range of free activities available for the whole family to try. Running between 11am – 3pm, visitors will be able to take part in activities including climbing, gymnastics,...

Open Day at Truro Leisure Centre

On Saturday 30th June Better, Truro Leisure Centre will be holding an Open Day to celebrate their recent refurbishments. Following the charitable social enterprise, GLL, taking management of all Cornwall’s leisure centres on 1 April 2017, significant changes have been...

Rural property specialists join forces

Two rural property specialists are combining their expertise to offer clients a wide range of services. William Trinick and Andrew Davey have more than fifty years’ experience between them in all aspects of rural property - including estate management, landlord and...

Life events and chartered status

Studying to pass important vocational exams is hard enough at the best of times. Add getting married, moving house and having a baby into the mix and finding time to focus on revision becomes much more difficult. That’s what Natalie Lowe has done to achieve chartered...

Practical support for Cornish sporting talent

Two Paralympians and three Commonwealth Games team members joined athletes from around Cornwall for a special presentation evening at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion. Organised by the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF), each of the sporting stars was presented with a certificate...

Fairtrade awards for Camborne businesses

Four businesses in Camborne have been presented with SW Fairtrade Business Awards. Fresh food takeaway Delight2Bite in Cross Street and DVD rental and computer repair business One Vision, which has a shop in Trelowarren Street, have both received silver awards, whilst...

Camborne launches new town guide

With plenty of information to help visitors find their way around, Camborne’s new town guide is going down a storm. Compiled by Camborne’s BID (Business Improvement District) team, the free publication provides details about car parking, toilets, WiFi locations,...

Slow down the ageing process

On Tuesday 5th June, The Headland in Newquay will be welcoming an Elemis expert to the hotel’s luxury spa – providing guests with the opportunity to experience the Elemis Skin Lab face mapping system. The advanced technology highlights particular skin issues so they...

Moving Story

By Sue Bradbury Altarnun is a picture-postcard moorland village. Nestling in a sheltered valley, it comes complete with a fifteenth century packhorse bridge, an old rectory that features prominently in Daphne du Maurier’s novel Jamaica Inn and a church rather...

A witty artistic look at human existence

By Sue Bradbury Lofts often contain the bits and pieces from our lives that we’ve moved on from but are nonetheless important enough not to be thrown away. They represent our past and our evolution as human beings – hidden from view, safely stored and proof of who we...

Free personal inheritance tax assessment

Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants are offering a free personal inheritance tax (IHT) assessment for clients who are concerned about leaving their beneficiaries with a sizeable tax bill to pay on their death. Official government statistics show that total IHT...