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Protecting the royals – from the man who knows

As a former Head of Royal Protection, Dai Davies has a unique and fascinating insight into security at the very highest levels. His views have been sought by countless print and broadcast outlets over the last few years and, with the Royal Family again hitting the...

Applications open for GLL Sport Foundation support in Cornwall

Sportsmen and women throughout Cornwall are being invited to apply for a range of award packages on offer from the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) for 2020. Benefits include financial grants of up to £1250, plus free training memberships at gyms across the UK. In 2019, 128...

Singing in memory of Ethan

Staff at Cornwall Care’s St Breock residential home in Wadebridge will be taking to the town’s main street and singing in memory of eight-year-old Ethan Cass, from Pendeen, who has tragically died from a brain tumour. Originally the pop-up choir was conceived as a way...

Recruitment doubles at Cornwall Care

The number of employees recruited by Cornwall Care has significantly increased in the last three months - with 44 new staff joining the charity in October alone. Recruitment is often a challenge in the social care industry, but Cornwall Care recruitment advisor...

Camborne lights up for Christmas

Camborne’s spectacular real Christmas tree is at the centre of the town’s festive and very impressive 2019 lights display and hundreds of people crowded into Commercial Square to see it switched on for the first time. The job of pushing the big red button on stage...

Special birthday card delivery for Gladys from Mayor

Birthdays don’t come any more special than a 100th so, when Mayor of Truro Bob Smith heard that Redannick resident Gladys Brown was celebrating her centenary, he went along with a card. Gladys, who has early stage dementia, moved to the care home in Truro last year....

Callestick Farm is named Family Business of the Year

Winner of Family Business of the Year, Callestick Farm. Pictured with Judi Spiers and Bill Martin. Western Morning News Business Awards 2019 at the Plymouth Pavilions, Thursday 21st November 2019. Picture: Matt Gilley. Callestick Farm has been named Family Business of...

Personal support from singing star for eco-friendly gin

Singing star Karina Ramage has travelled to Cornwall in support of Land of Saints Organic Gin. The 26-year-old was launched into the limelight earlier this year when a top music manager heard her sing one of her own compositions ‘Wasteland’ in Waitrose, where she...

Camborne lights up for Christmas

Children from ten local schools will be proudly showing off their handmade lanterns when they follow Father Christmas through the streets of Camborne on Friday 29 November at 5.30pm. Accompanied by the Combined Schools’ Samba Band and the Combined Boys’ and Girls’...

Our gym has proved a life-saver

Ron le Blanc, 77, was hospitalised for two weeks in July after contracting pneumonia, followed by sepsis. Now recovered, he’s back at Saltash Leisure Centre for his regular three-times-a-week sessions – convinced that keeping fit for the last nine years has helped...

Metampere changes name to British Lithium

The first company in the UK to drill for lithium has officially changed its name from Metampere to British Lithium Limited. The new branding was chosen to better reflect the work British Lithium has been carrying out in Cornwall. Six exploration holes were drilled in...

CAMBORNE BUSINESSES BID TO BE SANTA’S FAVOURITE THIS CHRISTMAS

Camborne Christmas Lights switch on 2018: Picture by Colin Higgs BID Camborne has announced the start of this year’s competition to decide the town’s best Christmas window displays. Judging will take place on 9 December and the 2019 theme is ‘A Camborne Christmas...

Awards shortlisting for DM Orthotics

Redruth-based company DM Orthotics (DMO) has been shortlisted in the Manufacturer of the Year category of this year’s Western Morning News Business Awards. First established in 2004 and employing just under fifty people, DMO makes dynamic movement orthoses that help...

Redannick residents take to the ice

Proving you’re never too old to experience something new, 99-year-old Gladys Brown has tried ice-skating for the very first time – and loved it. Gladys, who will be 100 this month, was one of eleven residents from Redannick and Mountford care homes in Truro who...

Three new non-executive directors join Cornwall Care

Three new non-executive directors have joined the Cornwall Care team: financial planner Ian Harris, former NHS senior manager and leadership coach Heather Mullin and care assistant Allison Haywood. Standing down from the charity are former non-executive directors and...

Callestick Farm ice-cream tubs now recyclable

Sustainability has always been at the heart of Callestick Farm’s ethos but recycling the hard plastic ice-cream tubs the award-winning business supplies to the catering industry has always proved a challenge. Now, after several years of research, the Callestick team...

Cornwall Care excellence celebrated

Joy Miles, from Falmouth, has just won Cornwall Care’s ‘Outstanding Employee’ award. That in itself is a huge accolade for someone who has worked full-time at Redannick residential care home in Truro for the last 17 years. What makes her achievement even more...