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10 hrs ago | The Spectator

Please stay to build a better Britain: more readers write to Scots

This week's Spectator cover piece is written by our readers. Here are some more letters to Scottish voters, explaining why our United Kingdom should stay together.

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14 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

Weekend celebration as St Keverne Male Voice Choir marks 70 years of song

St Keverne Male Voice Choir celebrated a landmark anniversary at the weekend - 70 years after singing up a storm to support returning World War II troops. The group was joined for the 70th anniversary concert at St Michael's Church in Helston on Sunday by Marazion Apollo and St Stythians male voice choirs.

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18 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

Lib Dems open branch for Falmouth and Penryn area

A new Liberal Democrat branch for the Falmouth and Penryn area has been launched following a meeting in Penryn's Temperance Hall. Local activist Jeff Muir was unanimously elected as the branch's first chair and will be working with local councillors Oliver Cramp and Maureen Davies from Falmouth and Cait Hutchings and Beverley Hulme from Penryn.

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22 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

New play area opens at Culdrose family centre

Youngsters of all ages have been enjoying summer at a new play park at the Royal Navy Families Community Centre in Helston. The park was built at the centre with money allocated from a naval fund set aside to refurbish 15 play parks across the Royal Navy estate, and enthusiasm for the park was so great that the Culdrose HIVE devised a competition to give the new facility a name.

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23 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

Health talks and checks on offer at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust AGM

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust will be hosting a mini health fair alongside its annual general meeting on Thursday, September 25, offering a range information, simple health checks and short talks. Hosting 'stalls' at the health fair will be staff from clinical teams across RCHT's hospitals including hepatology, who'll be offering liver scans, and physiotherapy with lung function and fitness exercise step tests.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Littlehampton Gazette

MP welcomes A 160m boost towards defeating cancer

A 160 MILLION boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund that pays for access to expensive cancer treatments in England has been welcomed by Arundel and South Downs MP. The new funding is part of the Government's A 750 million cancer strategy that aims to improve cancer survival rates across the nation, which are lagging behind other EU countries.

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TrekEarth

Lot tide Mousehole

Mousehole is a very cute coastal town near Penzance. At low tide boats are left high and dry on the muddy bottom of the harbour.

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Falmouth Packet

Rotary 'Ball Splash at Coronation Park for air ambulance funds

Cober Valley Rotary Club has been having a ball over the last few months - selling entries into its charity event this Sunday. The club is holding its annual Ball Splash, this year in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance, in Coronation Park from 11am on Sunday More than 1,000 balls have been sold.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Local author launches new mystery series

On a windy knoll behind a prehistoric walled settlement in beguiling and enigmatic West Penwith, England, an American archeology team makes an unnerving discovery. Beneath a Stone Age burial quoit, at the site of an Iron Age village, a single, skeletal finger sticks up out of the soil.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

'Poster boy of folk' to take Electric Palace by storm

JOANNA Davis is charmed by one of folk's biggest names, who is set to take Bridport by storm next week IF you haven't heard the name Seth Lakeman by now, chances are you've been living under a rock. He has seen his recent single The Courier playlisted on BBC Radio 2, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and won a Radio 2 folk award for his part in The Full English.

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Bournemouth Echo

Student Tayla Woodard died after drug use on night out

AN ASPIRING showbiz journalist at Bournemouth University died after taking a fatal dose of the drug MDMA on a night out with her boyfriend, an inquest has heard. Bournemouth University student Tayla Woodard 20, collapsed at her boyfriend's home in Tamesis Gardens, Worcester Park after a night out at Plan B in Brixton on Saturday, March 9. Father Russell Woodard told West London Coroners' Court: "She confessed to us in her first year of uni that she had taken drugs.

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Falmouth Packet

Falmouth town council to move forward alone with plan to restrict multi-occupancy dwellings

Falmouth Town Council has decided to move forward alone with the implementation of the neighbourhood plan for the restriction of multi-occupancy dwellings as adjoining councils have failed to show an interest. Councillor decided they had waited long enough for others to join show an interest in the plan, which is needed for the smooth running of Article Four direction restricting multi-occupancy dwellings, secured by the council early this year.

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Eastern Daily Press

Photo gallery and video: Swimmers coast in on Wiggenhall tidal bore

While tiny tidal waves happen each time the tide turns in the Great Ouse, you'd miss most of them if you blinked. But when full moon shines over the Fens and spring tides surge up The Wash, the flood creates rollers 2ft or more high as it piles into the Lynn Channel and up the New Cut.

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Falmouth Packet

Three kayakers rescued by St Agnes lifeboat crew

Three kayakers had to be rescued by St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat on Wednesday after capsizing andfinding themselves stranded and unable to paddle back to shore. The volunteer crew of Dan Stirling, Paul Fisher and Dominic May responded to reports that three kayakers were in trouble at Gull Rock in Portreath and launched at 7.48pm.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Newsday

Visitors to Scilly 'rise by 6,000'

British International Helicopters blamed falling passenger numbers and rising costs for the end of the service to the Isles of Scilly in 2012 The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, which runs the ferry and plane services to the islands, carried 143,000 people between April and the end of August. That is a rise of about 6,000 on the same time last year and follows several years of declining numbers.

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Ham and High

Hampstead art dealer set for High Court libel battle with ex-girlfriend

A Hampstead art dealer is being sued for up to 50,000 by a former girlfriend who claims he bombarded her with abusive emails from aliases and tried to damage her career as a top art auctioneer. Raj Prem, 59, who runs his own company selling and exhibiting photographs of rock musicians, is set for a High Court battle with Louise Proud, head of photographs for the London arm of international auction house Phillips.

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Plastics News

'Unidentified Floating Objects' washing up on England's beaches

A British writer and beachcomber is looking for help to identify thousands of small plastic objects which have washed up on the beaches of Porthtowan and Perranport in Cornwall, on England's far southwest. Tracey Williams, a Newquay-based writer, contacted PRW , a sister publication of Plastics News, with a plea to identify the items - which look like stoppers or bungs of some kind - and determine where they might be coming from.

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Falmouth Packet

Purse snatcher strikes in Camborne

The thief targeted a woman in her 50's as she left the Card Factory in Commercial Square at 10.15am on Sunday, September 7. As she reached Trelowarren Street the male aged in his mid teens to early twenties pulled her purse from her hand and ran off down Gas Lane, past the bus station. The offender is described as being slim, approximately 5'4''-5'6'' wearing a baggy grey hooded top and elasticised black tracksuit bottoms .

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Milford Mercury

Anti-fracking campaigners outside the South Downs Centre in Midhurst, West Sussex

Planners have rejected a bid by a shale company to explore for oil and gas in the South Downs National Park. Celtique Energie put in a planning application for a site near Fernhurst, West Sussex, to drill a temporary vertical well to test for oil and gas.

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Cornish Guardian

Water skills put to the test during children's aquathon

The female 9 presentation at the Youth Challenge Aquathon, with the sponsors from Haven are, from left, Abbie Downing , winner Tegan Blackford and Scarlet Barnes .

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