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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...

Cornwall Care staff raise £390 for Heli Appeal

Cornwall Care staff have shown their appreciation for the vital work of Cornwall Air Ambulance by raising £390 for their Heli Appeal. Motivated by Pirate FM’s ‘Bring A Pound To Work Day’, employees donated generously. At Cedar Grange care home in Launceston, they went...

Good Food Award for Callestick Farm

Callestick Farm’s ice cream and cafe have won a prestigious Good Food Award for the second consecutive year. Based on customer feedback over the last twelve months and food hygiene scores, the 2020 Good Food Award has been presented to the family-run business on the...

Chair donation worth its weight in gold

A chair that made the difference between an elderly lady with dementia being bed-bound and her leading a much fuller life in a Newquay residential home has been donated to Cornwall Care. Caroline Armstrong, from Newquay, bought the Careflex chair for her mother,...

Special gin delivery for Old Quay Inn

The Old Quay Inn at Devoran has proved a source of inspiration for local residents Mike and Sue Bearcroft. It was there that their plan for an organic gin to help save the planet was hatched so, when their very first bottle from their very first batch of Land of...

Gina joins Bloccs’ team on marketing internship

Gina McCombe, from Trowbridge, has joined the Bloccs’ team at Precision Dippings Manuafacturing (PDM) in Yate on a marketing internship. Gina graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in English Literature this July. Interested in marketing as...

Pedal for Pudsey

Teams of between 3 and 5 people are being invited to compete in a fun Pedal for Pudsey breakfast challenge taking place in Cornish leisure centres from 6.30am to 8am on Friday 15 November to raise money for BBC Children in Need. BBC Radio Cornwall’s breakfast...

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...

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...