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Southleigh Manor nudist holiday park near Newquay is up for sale
If you like your hols in the buff then this place is for you

The largest naturist holiday park in Cornwall is up for sale.

Southleigh Manor holiday park at St Columb Major, near Newquay, has been brought to the market.

The holiday business, where being in the buff is de rigueur, could be yours to own for a cool £1.1 million after owners Bob and Kathy Prescott decided to throw in the towel and enjoy a well-earned retirement.

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Nudist Southleigh Manor holiday park near St Columb Major is up for sale

The pair, who have been running the bare-all holiday park for 18 years, said they made up their mind to sell the site following the recent birth of their grandson, Harry.

Mr Prescott, now 69, said: “We’ve always liked Cornwall ever since coming down here on holidays. We came here to the park 19 years ago and the people who had it were struggling.

“After a conversation we ended up buying up the place. It turned out to be a very expensive holiday but we’ve done well out of it. But with my wife not being in the best of health and the birth of our grandson, we feel it’s time to enjoy our retirement and take it easy a bit more.”

Mr Prescott said that while there have been a few expressions of interest for the site already – which he could not divulge – he is not sure whether any new owners will want to keep the business au naturel as it currently is. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 29 AUG 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

Always Wanted To Try Archaeology? Now Is Your Chance!
Learn hands-on about archaeology with DigVentures while helping to unearth a recently-discovered Bronze Age village on Bodmin Moor.

When: 31st July – 11th August 2018
Where: West Northwood Farm, St Neot, PL14 6QN
Cost: FREE!

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor is now a sparsely populated wilderness, but it was once a hub of civilisation. The moors are peppered with the remains of Bronze Age life, from stone circles, to burial mounds.

But while some of the signs of a successful Bronze Age population are obvious, many of the most important clues can only be recovered through careful, archaeological excavation.

Where did people live? What did they eat? What was life really like for them? And most importantly, how do archaeologists find the answers?

A Bronze Age village has been recently discovered at West Northwood Farm, on the southern slopes of Bodmin Moor, near St Neot.

With distant views to the sea, the settlement contains at least 7 roundhouses. This year, DigVentures is leading an excavation along with St Neot Local Historians. Together, our aim is to recover traces of life from two of the round houses.

Never done archaeology before? Great! Tried it before and want to do it again? Brilliant!

Register to join the dig, and you’ll get to learn hands-on about archaeology, and help unearth the secrets of Bronze Age life, while taking part in a real excavation…

You can join the dig for a day, a weekend, the full two weeks, or any number of days in between

Everyone who takes part in the excavation will get to:

  • Dig alongside our friendly team of archaeologists
  • Learn hands-on how archaeological discoveries are made
  • Record any discoveries you make using our online app
  • Learn how to do archaeological drawings
  • Make a real contribution to our understanding of Bronze Age life in Cornwall!

Always wanted to try archaeology? This is your chance!

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Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2018

Nudist hotspot UK: Couple enjoy heatwave by stripping NAKED on Cornish beach
AS the heatwave continues, nudists have stripped off at British beaches.

As a heatwave shines down on Britain, many are feeling hot and bothered in their clothes.

To stop themselves from overheating, some have head to the beach for a swim in the icy sea.

Some even decide to take things a step further by going skinny dipping.

AT ONE WITH NATURE: Some enjoy stripping off at this Cornwall beachSWNS
AT ONE WITH NATURE: Some enjoy stripping off at this Cornwall beach

Pednevounder is one of the most picturesque nudist hotspots in the UK.

Over the weekend, many Brits paddled in the Cornish waters.

The location, near Penzance, boasts beautiful rock formations.

The cliffs of Treryn Dinas and Logan Rock are among the sights that visitors can take in. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 2nd July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th July 2018

Beavers born in Cornwall for first time in 400 years
The first baby beavers to be born in Cornwall in 400 years have been caught on camera.

Now juvenile beavers, known as kits, have been spotted playing in the water on a farm near Truro.

Their parents arrived at Ladock last year, as part of a project to reintroduce the creatures.

The five-acre fenced site at Woodland Valley appears to be the perfect spot for these litter creatures!

They were filmed after farmer Chris Jones spotted them at the start of the week and alerted project partner Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

The Cornwall Beaver Project team were all hoping for some good views during their regular Wednesday night beaver walk.

Then filmmaker Nina Constable managed to snap this footage for BBC Springwatch… Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Pirate FM

Original publication 22nd June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st July 2018

Carbis Bay Hotel development labelled ‘Benidorm’ as latest plans are submitted
The development at the privately owned beach has been ongoing for years and is now nearing completion

A huge multi-million pound waterside development is making Cornwall ‘look like Benidorm’, it has been claimed.

New images of the building work at the beach area at Carbis Bay have been posted online, provoking a backlash amongst furious locals.

The development at Carbis Bay photographed in January of this year
The development at Carbis Bay photographed in January of this year

The 125-acre estate, which is already home to the luxury Carbis Bay Hotel, a range of self-catering properties, a privately-owned 25-acre Blue Flag beach, two restaurants and award-winning spa facilities, will soon welcome eight luxury beach lodges and a new 15,185 sq ft multi-use venue to the collection.

Hotel bosses said the new complex overlooking one of Cornwall ‘s most beautiful beaches and stretches of coastline would create up to 60 jobs for the local economy.

The two and three-storey beach lodges with rooftop or beach gardens and hot tubs are expected to be ready for guests in July, followed by completion of the ocean suites, an extensive events venue and dining and retail facilities towards the end of 2018. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cornwall Live

Original publication 31 MAY 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3rd June 2018

Popular beach in Cornwall has a very intriguing secret most tourists miss completely – and it’s only revealed at low tide
Crantock Beach in Cornwall has a secret that’s become the stuff of legends with locals, but it only becomes obvious at low tide

Crantock Beach in Cornwall has long been a hit with visitors for its sandy shores and swimming-friendly waters.

However, the far side of the beach is home to a host of small caves hidden amongst the rocks that you could easily miss if you didn’t know to look out for them – and they hold an intriguing secret.

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The caves are only accessible during the low tide, but those who make the trip will discover a series of intricate carvings that have become the stuff of local legend.

Etched into the walls are carvings of the outline of a horse, the close-up of a woman’s face, and a pretty love poem that reads, “Mar not my face by let me be/Secure in this lone cavern by the sea/Let the wild waves around me roar/Kissing my lips for evermore”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 29 JAN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th February 2018

Cornwall’s bathing waters score a 100 per cent pass rate against tougher new standards

All of Cornwall’s beaches have made the grade against tough bathing water quality standards, according to figures published by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Gyllyngvase Beach, which has been rated excellent for its water quality
Gyllyngvase Beach, which has been rated excellent for its water quality

Of the 142 designated bathing waters assessed in Devon and Cornwall just three in Devon have been rated as ‘poor’ under new standards introduced in 2015, which are twice as tough as in previous years.

In Falmouth, Gyllyngvase and Swanpool were rated excellent with Maenporth coming in as good while Church Cove, Coverack, Kennack Sands, Poldhu, Polurrian Cove, Porthleven and Praa Sands were also all rated as excellent. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Falmouth Packet

21st November 2017

Toughest mudder The Retallack Rampage is coming to Cornwall
Who’s up for this?

Mud runners are invited to test their skill, strength and endurance in Cornwall’s toughest new mud run – The Retallack Rampage.

Prepare to get wet and muddy
Prepare to get wet and muddy

Held on November18 at Retallack Resort, competitors can take on the 7.5km course or challenge themselves to the 15km course.

With more than 40 obstacles to overcome (as well as mud and water), the courses promise tests of climbing and strength with the High Walls and tests of co-ordination with the Hot Stepper. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cornwall Live

22nd October 2017

Cornwall mine fall man in ‘hourglass’ gap rescue

Rescuers had to squeeze through an “hourglass” gap to get to a man who was stuck in an old mineshaft.
Andrew Williams from Wales fell 50ft (15m) down a disused mineshaft in Cornwall and suffered serious injuries say police.

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The complex rescue operation took about six hours

The 51-year-old walker was airlifted to hospital after the fall in the Cot Valley near St Just in Cornwall.
About 50 rescuers took six hours to bring the man to safety through the narrow constriction in the mine. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: BBC News

29 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

The truth is out there – and the 20th annual Cornwall UFO Convention could reveal all
The convention will include talks on the different theories that could explain UFOs

David Gillham is a man who has been searching for the truth about UFOs for more than 20 years after spotting something he couldn’t explain in the skies above his Truro home.

He was so intrigued by the unusual sight that he started to look into other sightings around the local area, made contact with Army and RAF bases and even started a weekly meet-up for like-minded people to share their experiences.

UFO spotted over the sea near St Austell, the witness took one photograph from Black Head and Trenarren, which was unveiled at the Cornwall UFO Conference hosted by the Cornwall UFO Research Group© APEX NEWS & PICTURES
UFO spotted over the sea near St Austell, the witness took one photograph from Black Head and Trenarren, which was unveiled at the Cornwall UFO Conference hosted by the Cornwall UFO Research Group

At its peak, the group had 100 attendees all interested in mysterious activity over Cornwall.

While the group stopped many years ago, Mr Gillham has been inviting “open-minded people” from across the county and farther afield to attend the annual convention hosted by the Cornwall UFO Research Group (Cuforg).

The convention aims to help people learn more about the different theories that could explain unidentified flying objects, share their own stories and find out more about the many sightings reported to Cuforg every year. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

28 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Why over-60s in Cornwall say it’s better to be older than younger – and 33 things they don’t miss about their earlier years
A lot of them have to do with work and raising children

Are you fed up of cooking large meals every night or dread the thought of ending up on a cringe-worthy first date?

Over 85% of those polled in Cornwall said they are happier now than they have ever beenPeopleImages
Over 85% of those polled in Cornwall said they are happier now than they have ever been

Cornwall’s older generation has provided insight into the things that their younger counterparts can look forward to leaving behind in later life.

Over-60s from across the county have been quizzed in a national research study aimed at “busting myths and negative perceptions” of growing older – and it’s thrown up more than a few benefits. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

19 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Cornwall’s eight most mysterious unsolved murders and missing person enquiries
These cases have all left investigating police officers baffled and out of leads

Murders and missing person enquiries are always disturbing, even more so when the police are unable to get to the bottom of them and there remain more questions than answers.

There are a number of high-profile cases in Cornwall involving unsolved murders of missing people
There are a number of high-profile cases in Cornwall involving unsolved murders of missing people

 

Some of the killings were brutal, almost unimaginable in their depravity and the crimes horrified communities and stumped police — leaving questions that lingered for decades afterward, as years passed without a police arrest or even a credible suspect.

We’ve taken a look back at some of the most high-profile Cornish mysteries that remain unsolved to this day. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

18 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Cornwall’s World Belly Board Championships will return in 2018
They were cancelled for two years

It has been announced that wacky and wonderful World Belly Board Championships will return to Cornwall next year.

The World Belly Board Championships were always a well attended occasion
The World Belly Board Championships were always a well attended occasion

The much-loved competition, hosted for 13 years by the National Trust, will return in 2018 after a two-year hiatus and will now be organised and hosted by one of the original co-founders and the RNLI.

The trust said it was handing the event over in order to focus further resources on nature conservation and habitat management work, predominantly to improve the key coastal sites it protects. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

14 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Killer Portuguese men o’ war wash up on Cornwall beaches
‘The Floating Terror’ are made up of four different organisms working together and have been spotted on several Cornish beaches

Killer jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on several Cornwall beaches and people are issuing warnings issued over their deadly stings.

This Portuguese man o' war has been found in CornwallNewquay Beachcomber
This Portuguese man o’ war has been found in Cornwall

The Portuguese men o’ war, which are made up of four different organisms working together, have been spotted on beaches near Newquay and in Bude.

Newquay Beachcombing shared the picture of what is also known as ‘the floating terror’ and people have commented that they saw a lot of them on Cornish beaches. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

12 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Brothers swept out to sea in ‘freak accident’ in Cornwall are named
Robert Allen, 30, missing presumed drowned and, Charles, 21, pronounced dead after being found off Treyarnon Bay

Two men who were swept out to sea in a “freak accident” as they fished off rocks in Cornwall have been named as brothers Robert and Charles Allen.

Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea.Alamy
Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea.

Robert, a 30-year-old mechanical engineer, was missing presumed drowned while Charles, 21, was plucked from the water by rescuers but could not be saved.

The men’s family said they were experienced anglers and studied conditions carefully but had been the victim of a freak accident Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

07 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police forces consider merger as part of ‘closer relationship’

Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police have today announced plans to develop a ‘closer relationship’ between the two forces.

One of the options being considered is a full merger between the two forces into one force.

The potential merger would be the first of its kind since 1974.ITV West Country
The potential merger would be the first of its kind since 1974.

This follows a four-year programme between the forces that the forces say has led to more efficient work.

A consultation with stakeholders, local MPs and councils, on all the options being explored, are set to begin in the next few weeks. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: ITV

07 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

The history of Real del Monte, Mexico’s little slice of Cornwall

Sitting at an altitude of 2,700m, Real del Monte in the Mexican state of Hidalgo is a pretty colonial-era town. But with its silver mining heritage, architecture and meat pasties, it is also home to a little slice of Cornwall, southwest England.

The surrounding silver mines produced more than half the silver produced during the 300 years of Spanish rule between 1521 and 1821. But the mines were in bad condition when they were sold in 1824 to a group of English investors.

The central square of Real del Monte, Mexico.Diego Delso/Wikimedia, CC BY
The central square of Real del Monte, Mexico.

The investors formed the Company of the Gentlemen Adventurers in the Mines of Real del Monte, and recruited more than 130 miners and engineers who had been working in tin mines in Cornwall. When they arrived a year later in Veracruz, some never got any further, falling victim to an outbreak of yellow fever. It took the others more than a year to reach Real del Monte, hauling their Cornish steam engines with the help of donkeys through marshes and rainforests. The famous engines were used to drain the underground water in the Cornish mines and would do the same job in Mexico. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Conversation

31 August, 2017, 5:30 pm

Bank Holiday Monday! ☀️
Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend of perfect summer weather!


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Cornwall: Hitchhiking to Land’s End
Cornwall is full of picturesque landscapes, tales of mystery and dark legends.

Located in the most southwest of England, I set off on foot as I hitchhiked my way across the county, and what I discovered will forever stay in my memory.

Cornwall is a beautiful, with a wild heather landscape that’s filled with fauna and an abundance of flora, not to forget to mention its comfortable climate. I started my journey from the eastern part of the Cornish peninsula.

It didn’t take long for the one of Cornish locals to stop their car along the roadside to assist me with my journey. My general experience with the residents was that all were openly friendly, welcoming and had a permenent smile on their face. For me it wasn’t hard to wonder why they were in such good spirits, because there’s a power present in the nature and landscape of Cornwall that absorbs you in a positive energy. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The National Student

28 August, 2017, 5:30 pm

Wha’s Like Us: Cornwall has its own distinct identity, language and culture

ASK most Cornish people whether or not Cornwall is a county and if they know its history they will tell you that it’s a whole lot bigger than that.

The men of Cornwall once marched on London in armed revolt, albeit several centuries ago, and nowadays many Cornish people would like to see greater autonomy for their land. Cornwall is also now recognised as a “minority” with its own language and status by the UK Government.

St Ives: Some consider Cornwall to be a nation
St Ives: Some consider Cornwall to be a nation

It also has a split nationalist movement and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is not the only national party leader in the UK to worry about the word “national” in its title.

The Cornish National Party that was founded in 1975 to promote the idea of self-determination for the people of Cornwall has suffered in the past from being linked in people’s minds to the British National Party. After all, the CNP is only one letter away from the BNP. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The National

26 August, 2017, 6:10 pm

Lost Garden

Friday dawn cloudy and a little drizzly but it was still pleasant to be able to step out of the tent without feeling the need to put any clothes on. Breakfast was taken on the tent porch and consisted of cup of coffee for me and tea for her.

Raiding the cool we lit up the portable gas cooker and had crispy bacon sandwiches with plenty of pepper then it was a case of what to do for the day as it had turned a little bit chilly. After the normal “well what do you want to do” word exchange we decided to my great delight that we would visit a garden that unroll 25 years ago was very much hidden by decades of decay and neglect.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cornish: Lowarth Helygen, meaning “willow tree garden”), near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The gardens are typical of the 19th century Gardenesque style with areas of different character and in different design styles. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Naked Truth continues

26 August, 2017, 5:10 pm

iWalk Cornwall

Delabole quarry on the Slate quarry circular walk

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Cornwall has been voted as the top ‘go to’ holiday destination in Britain
The 14 activities people love to do when they visit will surprise you

Cornwall has yet again proven its charm after it was voted as the number one holiday destination in the whole of Britain.

A total of 1,500 British people were polled on their favourite getaways and Cornwall led the way, taking the top spot.

Holidaymakers relaxing outside their beach huts on Bude beach
Holidaymakers relaxing outside their beach huts on Bude beach

The poll saw almost one in five people vote for our beautiful county as their favourite place to make happy holiday memories. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

24 August, 2017, 7:00 pm

Take the Cornwall citizenship quiz to test how Kernow you really are
Do you know your Brown Willy from your Carn Brea?

Do you know your Brown Willy from your Carn Brea? Would you be able to confidently list the proper ingredients in a pasty?

How about Cornwall’s history – do you know why our flag looks how it does?

What does the Cornish flag represent?
What does the Cornish flag represent?

We’ve created 20 questions that are the Cornish equivalent of the infamous UK Citizenship Test. Also known as the “Life in the UK” test, the citizenship test is one of the criteria for becoming a British citizen or settling here in the UK. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

24 August, 2017, 6:40 pm

iWalk Cornwall

Sunny down at The Gannel in Newquay this evening as the tide came in

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Cornwall faces fines over dog beach bans

Beach goers in Cornwall are facing fines for taking their dogs on the sand, as new rules hit.

Figures show it is 15 people since April, when Public Space Protection Orders came in.

It means Cornwall Council now has more powers to crack down on people breaching seasonal dog bans.

That includes on the spot fines of up to £100. …Read full original article…

Source: Pirate FM

19 August, 2017, 6:10 pm

Pirate FM – News – WATCH: Animal rescue warnings go out to Cornwall

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Cornish fish restaurant named best in the UK

A Cornish fish restaurant has been named best in the UK, after five years at the top for the previous winner.

The Good Food Guide put Port Isaac’s Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, named after its owner, just ahead of Cumbria’s L’Enclume, ending its winning run.

"If you stay true to yourself, get your head down, look after your customers and use the very best ingredients available to you, you'll make it to the top," said OutlawPA
“If you stay true to yourself, get your head down, look after your customers and use the very best ingredients available to you, you’ll make it to the top,” said Outlaw

Traditional favourites such as Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck still feature in the top 50 list. …Read full original article…

Source: BBC News

17 August, 2017, 6:30 pm

Cornwall’s first pasty museum opens

A new multi-million pound atttraction has opened in Cornwall… and it is all about the county’s favourite food.

Cornucopia is the UK’s very first interactive Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre and has finally opened its doors at the St Austell Bay Retail and Leisure Park.

The centre is being dubbed a ‘total celebration of everything that makes Cornwall’s food and drink so special’.

And it isn’t just about pasties – bosses say it is also a look at the county’s rich heritage and influence that stretches through the globe. …Read full original article…

Source: Pirate FM

16 August, 2017, 6:40 pm

National Surf Lifesaving Championships return to Cornwall

32 clubs from around the UK are taking part in the National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Holywell Bay and Portreath Beach in Cornwall.

Around 1,000 competitors are taking part this week, ranging from veterans to young children.

Around 1,000 competitors are set to take part in the championships this week.Photo: ITV West Country
Around 1,000 competitors are set to take part in the championships this week.

32 clubs from around the UK are taking part in the National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Holywell Bay and Portreath Beach in Cornwall.

Around 1,000 competitors are taking part this week, ranging from veterans to young children. …Read full original article…

Source: ITV

16 August, 2017, 6:30 pm

Summer on the Roseland. Pendower Beach tucked away on the south coast 🌊
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Hurricane Gert is coming to Cornwall to dash hopes of summer finally arriving

Rumours of a glimpse of summer coming to Cornwall this weekend may have been dashed by the news that Hurricane Gert has formed in the Atlantic.

The weather system, originally designated as a tropical storm, was upgraded overnight – and could spell more wet and windy weather for the UK.

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Just another summer day on the beach

Forecasters had been suggesting a warm, dry and sunny weekend, but now those predictions are being revised. …Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

15 August, 2017, 5:40 pm

Cornwall to host Britain’s first ever coasteering race, from St Michael’s Mount to Land’s End

A herculean adventure race that combines running and the extreme sport of coasteering is set to make a big splash in Cornwall.

Contenders will run 20 miles from St Michael’s Mount to Land’s End in what is being billed as a UK first – the Man vs Coast.

Are you brave enough to take on Man Vs Coast?
Are you brave enough to take on Man Vs Coast?

As if that did not sound hard enough, along the way you’ll have to be coasteering, an activity that involves low-level rock climbing, sea swimming and cliff jumps into the Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean. …Read full original article…

Source: Cornwall Live

14 August, 2017, 6:45 pm

‘Self-rescue’ warning after major op off Cornwall

Three people have been winched from the sea off the north Cornwall coast.

One was left clinging to rocks after getting cut off at Northcott Mouth near Bude.

Coastguard rescuers, two lifeboats and the helicopter got the call on Friday night.

It is sparking a warning about trying to self-rescue, after one casualty went in to try to help the first. …Read full original article…

Source: Pirate FM

14 August, 2017, 6:30 pm

iWalk Cornwall

Barrel jellyfish on the St Just to Messack Point circular walk

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Tornado-like funnels captured over Cornwall as torrential rain and flash floods hit parts of the UK

A series of tornado-like funnels have been caught as they spiralled across Cornwall and other parts of the country yesterday.

Flash floods hit some parts of the UK as a month’s worth of rain fell in 12 hours.

A funnel cloud was captured over SaltashMatt Stansfield/ SWNS
A funnel cloud was captured over Saltash

And in south east Cornwall, a funnel cloud was captured over houses in Saltash. Last week a similar cloud was filmed over Fowey.

Weather experts declared the phenomenon was a funnel clouds, stressing it only becomes a tornado if it touches the ground. Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

10 August, 2017, 5:45 pm

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No Tick Box for the Cornish yet- but officials remain hopeful
The meeting is the latest push to gain more recognition for the Cornish and comes three years after the UK Government gave Cornish the same status as other Celtic communities

Last week Cornwall Council Deputy Leader Julian German, Cornwall Councillors and Council officers met with senior officers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Truro to discuss the inclusion of tick boxes for the Cornish and Cornish language on the Census.

Although no change in position was forthcoming from the ONS officials on their visit, Cornish officials remain hopeful that time remains for the Cornish to be granted a tick box on the 2021 census.

In March 2017, in its Fourth Opinion to the UK Government on the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, the Council of Europe made a specific recommendation to the ONS stating it should “take the necessary measures to include the possibility to self-identify as Cornish, through a ‘tick-box’ in the next census.” Read full original article…

Source: Cornish Stuff

10 August, 2017, 10:55 am

Cornish Bygone Times

Red Arrows over Falmouth Bay 9/8/17 ❤️

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Red Arrows over Falmouth Bay 9/8/17Cornish Bygone Times
Red Arrows over Falmouth Bay 9/8/17

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