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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 sizable tax bill to pay on their death. Official government statistics show that total IHT receipts...

A passion for perfection

When Sam Walsh starts to draw up plans for a new kitchen or piece of furniture, he considers its surroundings. What is right for the house, room or building? Will it blend in? What do his clients want his work to achieve in terms of style, functionality and visual...

Cornwall’s greatest mineral collector– Philip Rashleigh

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...

Party celebrates Plymouth office refurbishment

Around 70 people attended an early evening party in Brewin Dolphin’s Plymouth office recently to celebrate its refurbishment. Clients, staff and professional contacts mingled together over wine and canapes in the newly improved suite of rooms in Langage Science Park....

Biggest contract successfully achieved in historic home

Furniture design company Samuel F Walsh has just successfully completed its biggest commission to date. Led by expert craftsman Sam Walsh, the team have transformed the kitchen, utility room, boot room, bedroom and study in historic Kiln Quay House, Flushing.  Famous...

Celebrate the Royal Wedding in style

Most people love a wedding and a Royal one is especially exciting. That’s why the Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth is offering an opportunity to celebrate in style. On Saturday 19 May, resident and non-resident guests are being invited to enjoy a tea party fit for a...

The Headland to Host National Waiter’s Day Event

The Headland hotel in Newquay is thrilled to have been chosen to host this year’s Cornish National Waiter’s Day. The event, which is the brainchild of ‘First Dates’ Fred Sirieix, and led by The Springboard Charity, aims to both highlight careers in the front of house...

Back with the Karens at Orbiss

Jane Lane couldn’t be happier with her new role as business manager at Orbiss. After 12 years running her own accountancy practice, she is now employed by the Truro-based telecommunications and IT company. Orbiss directors Karen Patterson and Karen McGowan are equally...

GDPR seminars prove very popular

With the deadline fast approaching for enforcement of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses across Cornwall were quick to book on a free seminar organised by Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants and delivered by compliance experts, Roche-based...

In the pink at Lang Bennetts

The ladies at Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants are limbering up in preparation for Falmouth’s 5k Race for Life on Sunday 13 May. It isn’t the first time that members of the team have taken part to raise funds for Cancer Research UK but this time, with one of their...

‘Tremendous improvement in a very short time’

Councillor Mike Eathorne-Gibbons, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Customers, has cut the ribbon to officially open St Austell Leisure Centre’s new facilities. In a short speech to assembled guests, he said they were a ‘tremendous improvement in a very short...

Cornish manufacturer appoints UK sales manager

Cornish manufacturer DM Orthotics has recently recruited a new UK sales manager to help the Redruth-based company focus on winning new business. Kate Groenewald, previous UK sales manager for Amoena, the world's leading breast care brand, will build relationships with...

Map mementoes for Commonwealth Heads of Government

Caroline Robinson and her award-winning team from Cornwall-based Clear Mapping Co have just had the opportunity to showcase their illustrative ability at the very highest level after being commissioned to create a special edition poster map for the Commonwealth Heads...

World champion chef re-joins Princess Pavilion

He’s beaten top chefs around the country in competition several times and just a few of the titles under his culinary belt include Norwegian Seafood Chef of the Year in 2007 and being declared petits fours world champion in a hotly contested international competition...

Campus accommodation provider offers locals’ discount

A 15 per cent discount is being offered to local people booking accommodation on the Penryn campus during the peak season period from 13 July until the end of August. Operated by Cornwall Plus, Glasney Rooms and Glasney Flats are occupied by students throughout the...