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‘Use it or lose it’ says Steve

Following a visit to St Austell Leisure Centre, local MP Steve Double says he is confident that ‘everything necessary is in place to keep people safe’ and that ‘the old adage of use it or lose it definitely applies’. St Austell was one of eight centres and three pools...

DMO launches new ‘Essentials’

A Redruth-based company that specialises in medical rehabilitation and sports performance products has spent the last few months of lockdown making scrubs for health workers and adding to its new ‘Essentials’ range. Staff at DM Orthotics research, develop and...

Back in the pool she’s been swimming in for 45 years!

Cindi Webb has been keeping fit at Newquay’s Waterworld leisure centre since it first opened in 1975 and she’s delighted to be back. As someone who swims in the 25m pool and uses the gym several times a week, Cindi admits to being initially apprehensive about...

Godrevy Tea Room opens at Headlands

Residents and staff at Cornwall Care’s Headlands home in Carbis Bay celebrated in style when Dot Lord, 101, and Jessie Rheel, 92, officially opened a new summer house in the garden. Donated by a relative who doesn’t want to be named, the summer house has been fitted...

Innovate UK Smart Grant for British Lithium

Roche-based British Lithium Limited (BLL) has been awarded £500,000 of match grant funding from the government to progress its research and development of hard rock lithium extraction in the St Austell area of Cornwall. With an application success rate of around 6 per...

Skye fundraises for Little Papa’s care home

Ten-year-old Skye Stephens, from Redruth, spent lockdown making gift boxes for residents and staff at her great grandfather’s care home in Camborne. She called them ‘Skye’s Happy Packages’. When her ‘Little Papa’ sadly passed away in July, she decided she would like...

Trelawny in a time of Covid

On the same day that face masks become mandatory in shops, a Camborne choir has launched a re-worked version of Trelawny – Cornwall’s well-known anthem. Penned by BID Camborne manager Anna Pascoe, the new wording highlights the need to keep Camborne clear of Covid by...

Camborne aims for double zero

Cornwall’s largest town is leading the way in keeping COVID-19 at bay and achieving the double zero statistic of no new cases and no new deaths. Camborne has always prided itself on being a close-knit community that looks out for each other. With most shops and...

Get involved in forging Camborne’s future

What do you like about Camborne, what improvements would you like to see and what would encourage you to visit the town centre more often?  Those are some of the questions in a survey that is being widely distributed as part of work currently underway to bid for £25m...

Fantastic fundraising finale for Mia

Ten-year-old Mia Richardson has made it to John O’Groats on her cross trainer – a 1347-kilometre ‘magic’ journey from Land’s End that has so far raised more than £18,500 for Cornwall Care’s Blackwood House in Camborne. Mia ran the final 10k in front of a socially...

Carrying a carrot for charity

Brewin Dolphin staff in Devon and Cornwall love a challenge. Having chosen Farms for City Children as their annual charity, they weren’t going to let a pandemic stop them from fundraising. The question was, what to do and how to do it? The answer came in the shape of...

Working in partnership for safe Camborne re-opening

BID Camborne and Camborne Town Council (CTC) are working in close partnership to ensure the safe re-opening of businesses from Monday 15 June. An application has been submitted to Cornwall Council to help fund a range of measures that include installing two sanitiser...

Volunteers give Falmouth care home garden a magical makeover

A team of volunteers worked all day to spruce up the gardens of the Trevern care home in Falmouth. The home, which looks after 40 people with dementia and nursing needs, is the sixth of Cornwall Care’s 16 homes to have its outdoor space transformed. Cornwall Care is...

Carer’s children smash their fundraising target

Ten-year-old Mason Nelmes and his eight-year-old sister, Phoebe, have walked 154 miles during their daily exercise time over the last month to help fund the purchase of a magic table at Penberthy, a Cornwall Care home in Newquay. On Saturday, Phoebe’s eighth birthday,...

Double tragedy for carer

Sue Aldridge is a kind, self-deprecating lady who has made a career out of helping others. As the manager of Penberthy, a residential home run by Cornwall Care in Newquay, she has been working night and day with her equally devoted team to keep COVID-19 at bay. There...

Making scrubs for Cornwall

Volunteers at a Redruth-based manufacturing company have been helping make scrubs for health workers in Cornwall. DM Orthotics (DMO) has remained operational throughout the current coronavirus pandemic. The business, which has just celebrated its fifteenth birthday...

Learning the route to the pool

Dan Lowe is missing his twice weekly swimming sessions in the pool at Bodmin Leisure Centre. Whilst no longer able to swim, however, he still walks there regularly from home with his mum and new canine companion, Lenny. Dan has been blind since birth and Lenny is his...