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.
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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... read more
Two of West Cornwall's most important civic buildings are being allowed to crumble away to the point that they will be ripe for selling off, it has been claimed.
St John's Hall in and St Ives' Guildhall are both owned by Cornwall Council, which has stated it wants to reduce the number of buildings it owns in the county from 78 to 30.
The management of St John's Hall is becoming "farcical", according to Penzance's town clerk, while in St Ives the organisers of the hugely popular September Festival claim they c... read more
Located at the extreme South Western tip of England, barely 12 miles from Lands End, Cornwall, Penwith Film Society is a not-for-profit organisation, a member of the British Federation of Film Societies, dedicated to presenting the finest new examples of independent, alternative and contemporary cinema that are often overlooked by commercial / corporate film houses.
PFS screenings reflect the social make up of the peninsula with its high concentration of artists, writers, film-maker... read more
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Penzance Tourist Information Centre
Ever since the train line arrived in the town for the first time, Penzance has been the starting point for millions of happy holidays in West Cornwall. The Penzance tourist office provides information on staying in the area (inc booking), information on attractions and much more.
The Tourist Information Centre in Penzance was situated immediately opposite the main entrance to the railway station.
Unfortunately in early 2011 the t... read more