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Surfer rescued off Sennen Beach 26/07/13

A SURFER was rescued off Sennen Beach this afternoon after reportedly dislocating his shoulder while out at sea. Police received a call just before 3.30pm after a member of the public spotted a man in trouble from the cliff top. Read more: http://www.cornishman.co.uk/Surfer-dislocated-arm-rescued-Sennen-Beach/story-19576015-detail/story.html#ixzz2aBfAdJbF Follow us: @thisiscornwall on Twitter | thisiscornwall on Facebook

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Olympic Gold Medallist Helen Glover Welcomed Home 14/08/12

It is hoped thousands will line the route of the Victory Bus tour, organised by Penzance Town Council and Humphry Davy School with support from The Cornishman. Helen will be joined by friends, family, local sporting figures and torch bearers, as well as Humphry Davy Brass Band, on the First bus, which will leave Newlyn at 11.30am on Sunday, August 19. Source - http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Victory-tour-Penzance-Olympic-gold-medallist/story-16669803-detail/story.html  

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Shark Sightings 16/06/11

REPORTS of a man-eating shark lurking in the waters off St Ives have caused a stir in the holiday resort this week. Two fishermen claim to have seen an oceanic whitetip shark, said to be the most dangerous of its species, a mile off Porthmeor Beach. One said he spotted a mottled white-tipped fin zig-zagging towards him before the shark's head came out of the water and it rammed into the side of the boat. Read the full story at thisiscornwall.co.uk

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Partnership considers new approach to helping visitors 16/06/11

Information for Penzance's visitors could be provided through a ground-breaking partnership between the local tourism association and the National Trust. The Penzance Tourist Information Centre (TIC) closed at the end of May after Cornwall Council pulled the plug on £250,000 of funding for the county's offices. Andy Curtis, chairman of the Penzance and District Tourism Association (PDTA), has been involved in the early talks with the National Trust about reopening the TIC as a partnership between the two organ...

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Renewable energy venture appeals for more local backers 07/06/11

A pioneering co-operative venture which is striving to put the development and benefits of renewable energy projects into the hands of Cornish communities is urging potential investors to come forward to help ensure that the financial, social and environmental benefits of the initiative are kept within the county. In the past 12 weeks Community Power Cornwall has raised over £30,000 through its public share issue, but with the share offer deadline of June 12 looming, the co-operative is keen to encourage more ind...

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Musical lineup for Golowan Announced 02/06/11

The cream of Cornish musical talent, offering everything from rock to reggae and classical to hip-hop, will take to the streets of Penzance this month as part of the annual Golowan Festival. The musical line-up, announced this week, includes up-and-coming bands, young musicians and old favourites performing at venues around the town over nine days from June 18 to 26. Find out more about Mazey Day and the Golowan Festival Read the full story at thisiscornwall.co.uk  

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Newlyn’s harbour commission on the brink of collapse. 02/06/11

NEWLYN'S harbour commission is on the brink of collapse after a shock secret ballot saw three members dismissed. Nick Howell, John Lambourn and Juliet Taylor were all kicked off the port authority on Tuesday afternoon in a last-minute vote that has been slammed as a breach of the commission's guidelines.   Read the full story at thisiscornwall.co.uk Photo by Darren Rosson

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St. Ives & Carbis bay win Silver at the Britain in Bloom contest 06/10/10

St Ives and Carbis Bay was presented with a Silver Gilt in the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom campaign, one of the largest campaigns of its type in Europe. The judges praised the beauty of the displays put together by the neighbouring communities. "The outstanding quality of the floral bedding, brackets and containers are an integral part of St Ives," they said. Roger Burnett, chairman of the RHS Britain in Bloom national judging panel, said communities had made a superb effort in difficult time...

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Local Fisherman rescued by the Royal Navy moments before going under 06/10/10

In a dramatic operation yesterday afternoon, dozens of onlookers powerless to help feared the worst as fisherman Stuart Williams started to sink beneath the surface a short distance off Porthleven in West Cornwall. Aircrewman Petty Officer Shaun Knights was on board the Sea King helicopter, which had been scrambled from nearby RNAS Culdrose. He said the situation initially looked bleak as the powerful helicopter hovered overhead. "His face was under water. "It was very time critical. I think if we had bee...

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Fibre Optic Broadband on its way to Cornwall 02/10/10

A multi-million pound investment in world-leading broadband facilities could create up to 4,000 jobs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The scale of the project means that if Cornwall were a country, by 2014 it could be one of the top five broadband nations on the planet. Telecoms giant BT has been selected as the private sector partner who will install the infrastructure for the £132-million scheme to deliver superfast broadband to the Duchy. According to BT, the project shows that with the right program...

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