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Royal Duchy’s Pendennis Restaurant re-opens

The Royal Duchy Hotel’s Pendennis Restaurant has re-opened after months of work to reinforce the existing structure in preparation for the construction of another two floors above. Phase two of the project, which will see the creation of six new deluxe, sea-facing...

Prestigious award for Chris Watts Lighting Design

Chris Watts has been crowned Best Lighting Designer - South West England as part of the 2017 Luxury Goods Awards. The awards showcase the most innovative and dynamic firms throughout various industries that offer unique and versatile solutions and support to their...

Cornish hedges transformed and immortalised

Michael J Strang is a truly passionate artist. Someone who finds immense beauty in the Cornish landscape and, having honed his impressive skills over nearly 50 years, has the genius to convey it on canvas. An exhibition of his work has just opened at Falmouth Art...

Love is true with IQ diamonds

February is traditionally the month of romance and what could be more romantic than a piece of diamond jewellery? Forget the marketing spin about spending two or even three months’ salary on an engagement ring though.  These days you can pop the question with a...

Bloccs to feature in the Middle East’s largest healthcare event

With distinctive new branding and a highly prestigious 2016 Queen’s Award for Innovation recently added to a growing clutch of accolades, the manufacturers of Bloccs waterproof arm, leg and elbow covers are now setting their sights on the Middle East market by taking...

New Year promotions for Mel and Alison

Mel Rylatt, from Grampound Road, and Alison Norman, from St Austell, have extra special reasons for celebrating the arrival of 2017. Both work in Lang Bennetts’ Chartered Accountants Truro office and both have been promoted. Mel joined the firm four years ago as a...

Lang Bennetts launch financial app

Lang Bennetts, one of Cornwall’s largest independent chartered accountancy firms, has launched a free app to help users keep on top of their finances. With a range of features that include calculators for everything from VAT, mortgages, payslips and capital gains tax...

A new bar for Barnstaple

The next best thing to sipping a cocktail is watching it prepared.  In Barnstaple’s newest lounge and bar, seeing a ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ (served under a glass cloche smoked with Applewood chips to infuse the bourbon whisky), a ‘Vodka and Oreo Shake’ (made with real...

Work experience that took Emelia to jail

It was a week of challenge, discovery and achievement for one Cornish schoolgirl during her compulsory week of work experience. Emelia Long, 15, from the Roseland Academy, was invited to join the team of one of Cornwall’s newest and most innovative new travel...

1000 nights in jail

Spending 1000 nights in a prison isn’t normally something to be proud of but, for Bodmin Jail’s Mark Rablin, it’s a significant career milestone. Mark is the extraordinary attraction’s Paranormal Manager and regularly guides around 2000 brave visitors each year on...

Laura joins her mum for some work experience

Building a bug hotel was among the tasks completed when fifteen-year-old Wadebridge school pupil Laura McColville joined her mum, Alison, at award-winning Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park, near Padstow, for some work experience. Alison has been gardener at the park...

Camborne businesses looking forward to Man Engine arrival

It’s big, very big and businesses, residents and visitors in Camborne can’t wait for it to arrive. On Wednesday 3 August, a colossal metal Cornish miner will be coming to the town that has always been synonymous with Cornwall’s proud mining heritage.  Man Engine is...

Bumper crop of scented pinks

Scented pinks are blooming marvellously on the Isles of Scilly, providing Churchtown Farm on the idyllic off-island of St Martin’s with a record-breaking crop of the popular, delicately fragranced flowers. Whilst many of us have been bemoaning a lack of continuous...

A colourful young garden opening for the first time for the NGS

Crugsillick Manor, Ruan High Lanes, Truro, is a young garden designed and created by Alison Agnew, a retired scientist with a passion for creating colour and structure with plants. When Alison moved into Crugsillick Manor nine years ago, the two-acre garden comprised...

Small summer gardens with a sea view – a rare combination

Cornwall is famous for its stunning seascapes, beautiful beaches and glorious gardens. In a few very special places all three are combined. Several of these exceptional coastal gardens will open to the public on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme to raise money for...

Free auto-enrolment seminar

With every employer in the UK now legally obliged to provide a pension scheme for staff, Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants are providing free seminars on the practicalities of auto-enrolment in Falmouth on Thursday 23 June and Truro on Friday 24 June. Subjects...