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1 hr ago | Cornish Guardian

Cornish builders save giant lobster

A pair of caring builders have saved a giant lobster from the pot and donated the creature to Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium after spotting it at a Cornish food festival. Derek Mitchells, from Camborne, and Paul Tresidder, from Fourlanes took pity on the large crustacean, which they nicknamed Rocky, when they came across him at a seafood festival in Penzance.

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4 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

St Keverne Male Voice Choir relocated its practice sessions to Helston

A new mixed choir is launching in St Keverne tonight to fill the gap left by the relocation of its male voice singers. The choir will have its first weekly meeting tonight at 7.30pm, in St Keverne Church Hall.

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5 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

Shipping movements for Falmouth from Tuesday, September 9, to Monday, September 15.

Tuesday, September 9: Liberian bulker United Tristan da Cunha sailed from Falmouth Bay for the River Thames. Liberian bulker Yeoman Bank moved from No.

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6 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

Retired Helston vet honoured for service to the town

A retired vet whose idea prompted the transformation of Helston's whitewashed walls has been honoured for his service to the town. John Head, whose family helped set up Head & Head Veterinary Practice, was presented with a plaque by the Rotary Club of Helston- Lizard in recognition of his outstanding service to the town of Helston.

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8 hrs ago | 24dash

Exclusive: Andrew George MP on the future of the bedroom tax

Andrew George, MP for St Ives, reflects on the success of his recent Affordable Homes Private Members' Bill - and its implications for the future of the bedroom tax. Coming first in the ballot for a Private Members' Bill is the Parliamentary version of winning the lottery; an exceptional opportunity to create new legislation and a significant responsibility to put the opportunity to good use.

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9 hrs ago | Western morning News

Postman Scott, the would-be MP, gets a taste of farming

A whole new learning curve confronted Scott Mann when he became a trainee dairy farmer for a morning - but the prospective Conservative Candidate for North Cornwall rose to the challenge . . . and learnt much of the issues and problems facing milk producers.

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9 hrs ago | North Devon Gazette

Pictures: Royal horses thunder along Woolacombe beach

Horses from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery thundered along Woolacombe beach yesterday morning as part of a special training exercise. More than 30 horses and riders from Her Majesty The Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery enjoyed a dip in the churning surf.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Eight arrested as human trafficking and modern slavery raids take place in Devon and Cornwall

Eight people have been arrested today after a series of warrants were carried out in Plymouth and Cornwall as part of a major investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery. Search warrants were executed this morning, Tuesday, September 16, under the Immigration and Asylum Act at five properties in Plymouth and one address in Bodmin.

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Falmouth Packet

Carn Brae leisure centre land sale falls through as ASDA backs away

Cornwall Council has confirmed that development deal expected to include a new supermarket and cinema adjoining Carn Brea leisure centre has collapsed. The council's cabinet originally agreed in November 2013 to go ahead with the sale of part of the Carn Brea site to release funds to refurbish the leisure centre.

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Falmouth Packet

How much did our MP's claim in expenses for 2013/14? DETAILS

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has published a summary of all MP's claims for the year 2013/14, with Falmouth and Truro MP Sarah Newton, Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice and West Cornwall MP Andrew George together claiming over A 486,000. Mr Eustice claimed a grand total of A 131,759.47, made up of office costs totalling A 9,235.95, staff costs of A 112,979.65, and A 9,543.87 for travel and subsistence.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Fears person trapped inside burning Penzance flat

Firefighters raced to a burning flat at Regent Terrace, Penzance, on Sunday, to find there was a fear someone was trapped inside. Ten firefighters on two appliances from Penzance attended just before 5pm to find smoke alarms sounding and smoke cpouring from the windows.

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Falmouth Packet

35 firefighters called to major Camborne garage blaze

A major fire at a commercial garage at Higher Condurrow, Camborne, on Sunday saw a huge call out of firefighters. A total 35 Fire service staff and seven engines attended the incident on four major fire appliances with one water carrier, one command support vehicle and one operational support vehicle were mobilised from Camborne, Helston, Truro, St Just and Falmouth.

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Western morning News

Companies to help shape future regulations in Cornwall with short...

The six videos, commissioned by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership , were filmed in businesses around Cornwall. The films, to be shown on www.business-pulse.co.uk, show how companies, including clotted cream producer Rodda's, construction consultancy Ward Williams Associates and Wadebridge eatery Little Plates, work with their local regulators.

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Falmouth Packet

A Helston estate agency is planning a revamp of its own.

Miller and Son in Meneage Street has applied for planning permission to alter the shop front, in order to create disabled access. They heard that the shop used to be run as a butchers, Jewhurst's, and at that time the front looked very different, with three folding doors, which used to be folded back to create a large entrance.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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