No swimming: Britain has some of the worst quality bathing water in Europe
Charlotte Philby is a writer and reporter at The Independent, currently based on the news desk after six years on the Saturday magazine.
Tuesday May 21
Repairs to fatal landslip road in Looe begin
The first phase began on Monday May 20 and involves sinking concrete piles every 50cm along a 15-metre stretch adjoining the property affected by the landslip, with inclined rock-anchors to provide extra stability and the area capped with a concrete edge beam.
Tue May 14, 2013
Looe roads to re-open before summer holidays
If an agreement can be met between the council, property owners, police and the Health and Safety Executive by the end of this week, work to stabilise St Martin's Road and the surrounding area will begin on Monday April 20.
Wed May 08, 2013
Falmouth Gig Club rowers have been crowned world champions after...
Falmouth Gig Club rowers have been crowned world champions after completing a clean sweep for the third successive year in the 24th World Gig Rowing Championships held on the Isles of Scilly over the bank holiday weekend.
Mon May 06, 2013
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GIG rowers from Falmouth rowed themselves into the record books at the weekend with victories in the men's and women's races.
Thu May 02, 2013
Safe hands: Ludgvan's Kyle Stevens catces a skier from Newquay's Tom Eggins. Chris Cox.
CATCH THAT! Ludgvan bowler Damon Nicholls screams to his fielders as Newquay's Tom Eggins hits a skier in Saturday's opening County One match at the Sports Centre.
Wed May 01, 2013
This Is Exeter
Writer Ida Pollock has been hailed one of the world's oldest romantic novelists and is still churning out the steamy books aged 105.
40,000-panel solar farm plan quashed by strategic planners
PLANS to install 40,000 solar panels in an area of great landscape value in Trerulefoot were quashed by Cornwall Council's strategic planning committee last week.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
World's oldest romantic novelist Ida Pollock is still writing bodice-rippers at the age of 105
Writer Ida Pollock was today hailed the world's oldest romantic novelist as it was revealed she is still producing steamy books at the age of 105.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
This Is Somerset
Western Morning News published Raggle-taggle upstarts polish their punk edge
Crowns perform in a cave at Carnglaze Caverns, near Liskeard from left, Jack Speckleton, special guest Rob Strike on accordion, Bill Jefferson and Jake Butler PICTURE: ALEX BUTLER Crowns have to be the ultimate Cornish band.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Fire fighters extinguish chimney fire in Duloe
A representative from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said five fire fighters from Looe used chimney rods and small tools to clear the chimney.