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Celebration of long and loyal service

Eighteen members of staff at The Headland Hotel in Newquay have joined owners John and Carolyn Armstrong and Managing Director Darryl Reburn for a special dinner to celebrate their long service. Together with the Armstrong’s 39 years each at the hotel and Darryl...

Real Christmas tree for Camborne this Christmas

After months of hard work, the directors of Camborne’s Business Improvement District (BID) board have succeeded in restoring the town’s real Christmas tree tradition. Determined to source a fitting arboreal centrepiece for the festive season, the team secured £2000...

Explore the supernatural at Bodmin Jail’s Paranormal Conference

For anyone interested in the supernatural, Bodmin Jail’s Paranormal Conference on Saturday 10th November is surely a ‘must’. Those attending will be treated to a three-course meal and talks from expert guest speakers, before joining the paranormal team and resident...

Christmas starts at the Royal Duchy

Christmas officially begins at the Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth on 16 November when festive afternoon teas will be served for the first time this year. Guests can expect homemade delicacies including dark chocolate and cherry truffle, scones with winter mulled...

Bonkers Conkers night

There’s nothing like a competitive game of conkers and teams taking part in the annual Brewin Dolphin Bonkers Conkers event in Exeter were certainly in it to win it. Taking place at Lloyds Lounge, different businesses were competing – all of them keen to take home the...

British Paralympian to attend St Austell Leisure Centre open day

On Saturday 24th November Better, St Austell Leisure Centre will be holding an open day to celebrate the completion of their recent refurbishments, with British Paralympian Dave Wetherill performing two demonstrations as part of the day’s line up. The activities...

Swimmer Ali Phesse to launch Helston Leisure Centre Open Day

Successful national and international swimmer Ali Phesse will be officially launching Helston Leisure Centre Open Day on Saturday 20 October. The free all-day event showcases the result of a £450,000 refurbishment project that has just been completed. The new...

Anyone for tennis?

More than 1200 school children at primary schools in Bodmin, Wadebridge and St Austell have taken part in free taster tennis sessions. GLL, which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres on behalf of the Council, jointly funded the scheme with the Tennis Foundation. The aim...

Halloween highlights for UK’s most haunted venue

It’s that spooky time of year and there can be few places spookier than Bodmin Jail – a place once known for its public executions. Dubbed one of the UK’s most haunted places, staff at the former prison will be celebrating Halloween week not just with additional...

Witches’ Afternoon Tea returns to The Headland

Back by popular demand, the spooktacular Witches’ Afternoon Tea is back on the menu at The Headland Hotel in Newquay this October. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most popular books, ‘The Witches’ film has gained a huge following since its release in 1990, achieving...

Awards help growth and learning, says Old Barn owner

Stephen Chidgey, the owner of a self-catering holiday property in Tregonetha, says entering and subsequently winning awards has increased bookings and improved the service he provides. For a third consecutive year, The Old Barn has been shortlisted as a finalist in...

Huge take-up on foodbank family passes

A pilot scheme over the summer months which saw the Royal Cornwall Museum collaborating with Truro Foodbank to add a free family pass to every food parcel being given out, has resulted in a 90% take-up rate. Eighty passes were provided and 72 were redeemed as...

Dream job for Jo

When Jo Adams visited Fistral Beach in Newquay whilst on holiday last year with her family, she looked up at the Headland Hotel and said that was where she wanted to work. Twelve months later, her dream has come true and she couldn’t be happier. Jo is the Headland’s...

National Fitness Day celebrated with free fitness classes

Cornwall’s twelve leisure centres will be marking National Fitness Day on Wednesday 26 September by offering free sessions. Depending on the location, activities will include free fitness classes, gym sessions and swimming. Founded in 2011, the annual National Fitness...

Springboard shortlisting success

The Headland Hotel in Newquay has been shortlisted in the Best Regional Initiative category of this year’s Springboard Awards for Excellence. Held to celebrate and reward outstanding success in the attraction, recruitment and retention of talent within hospitality,...

Time Credits get volunteers into the gym

GLL, the social enterprise organisation that runs Cornwall’s 13 leisure centres on behalf of Cornwall Council, has teamed up with a national charity to offer volunteers who earn Time Credits free time in the gym or pool. St Austell Leisure Centre was the first to...