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Natallie goes through to national finals

Natallie Carter, from Bodmin, has been chosen as one of just seven national finalists for the Better Swim Teacher of the Year 2019 award. Based at St Austell Leisure Centre, Natallie has beaten off competition from more than 700 other nominated contenders. She was...

Camborne celebrates Fairtrade

Picture by Colin Higgs More than 160 pupils at St John’s Catholic Primary School in Camborne have dressed up to form the shape and colour of the Fairtrade logo in celebration of the foundation’s 25th anniversary.  Camborne achieved Fairtrade status ten years ago and...

Bestselling author to speak at TEDxTruro

Raynor Winn, bestselling author of ‘The Salt Path’, has been announced as one of the speakers at this year’s TEDxTruro event on Friday 25 October. Her book has been described by The Sunday Times as ‘a tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything’ and...

Crowdfunder campaign for Land of Saints Organic Gin

Mike and Sue Bearcroft have spent the last ten months developing a premium Cornish organic gin on a not-for-profit basis to support the work of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the world’s oldest conservation charity. Now, with orders pouring in for the product,...

Bloccs win a second Queen’s Award

The Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire has congratulated staff at Yate-based Precision Dippings Manufacturing (PDM) on achieving their second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in three years – this time for international trade. The family-run company, which employs nearly...

New Zealander super heroes visit Redruth factory

River Rocket and Zach Attack – otherwise known as Zach and River Dove London – have travelled all the way from New Zealand to collect their super hero suits from D M Orthotics (DMO) in Redruth. Born prematurely, the four-year-old twins have different types of cerebral...

Smokey and Bandit prove a huge hit

In their own small way, miniature ponies Smokey and Bandit have achieved celebrity status in two Truro care homes. With the style and aplomb normally associated with the red carpet, the two horses nuzzled their way into the affection of both staff and residents at...

“Staggeringly good” lithium exploration results

MétAmpère, the first company to drill lithium exploration holes in the UK, is carrying out further excavation work in Cornwall as part of a project to build a quarry and processing plant capable of producing 20,000 tonnes of the highly sought-after metal each year –...

Celebrate all things tea at the Princess Pavilion

This September, the Princess Pavilion will be celebrating all things tea with the Gyllyngdune Tea Festival. Visitors can expect tea tastings, tea dances, tea leaf reading and cream teas, as well as the opportunity to visit the Creativi-Tea Tent. To top it off there...

Cornwall leisure centres offer Swim School Open Days

Eleven of Cornwall’s leisure centres will be holding free Swim School Open Days this month with the aim of encouraging more people to learn to swim. From free beginner taster sessions to synchronised swimming lessons, activities for each open day will vary depending...

First three speakers announced for this year’s TEDxTruro

Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Lynne Jones OBE, expedition paddler Jeff Allen and ‘Action Nan’ Pat Smith are the first speakers to be announced for this year’s TEDxTruro event on Friday 25 October. The theme is ‘Uncharted Waters’. Dr Jones, a Fellow of Harvard...

Callestick Farm signs three-year deal with Levi Roots

A three-year licensing deal has been signed between Levi Roots and Callestick Farm Ice-Cream. The contract means that a unique range of Levi Roots ice-cream and sorbet is in development, with an official launch expected early next year. Since famously winning...

The Old Barn is a ‘shining example’ of eco-friendly rental

The Old Barn self-catering cottage in Tregonetha has won the ‘Best Eco-Friendly Rental’ category of Schofield’s Holiday Home Awards 2019. Described by the judges as a ‘a shining example of how self-catering accommodation providers can be sustainable, responsible and...

Cornwall Care teams taking to the water for Dragon Boat race

More than fifty Cornwall Care staff will be taking to the water for Falmouth Week’s Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 18 August. It is the first time that the charity has entered the event to raise money for Cornwall Care’s residents’ amenities fund, whilst on the day...

Cornwall Care appoints three new executive directors

Cornwall Care has appointed three new executive directors after a rigorous three-month recruitment and probationary process. Richard Bates, who has many years’ senior level experience in the NHS, joins as Director of Finance; Richard Nixon-Eckersall, a retired...

Bad weather bounce for Newquay’s new Trampoline and Play Park

Whilst this weekend’s severe weather warnings have led to the historic decision to cancel Boardmasters, Newquay’s newest indoor attraction is gearing up to provide plenty of energetic entertainment for many of the thousands of visitors already in the town. First...

Outstanding Elderflower sorbet

Callestick Farm’s Elderflower Sorbet has been awarded two stars in the 2019 Great Taste Awards (GTA) – a rating officially described by the awards supervisors as ‘outstanding’ and ‘above and beyond delicious’. The brand’s Rum and Raisin Ice-Cream also achieved a one...