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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:40 am
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