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‘I went to Cornwall over the Bank Holiday and it was insanely busy’

While it was clear restaurants, shops and pubs had all made efforts to be safe, the other visitors didn’t seem to care

With coronavirus putting a stop to many of our hopes of jetting off abroad, this summer has seen a big return of the Great British holiday.

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City of Lights parade and other Truro Christmas events cancelled

The popular City of Lights parade along with a Father Christmas parade and other festive events have been postponed this year due to the coronavirus guidelines

Details of the festive events which have been postponed due to coronavirus were presented in a report to Truro City Council.

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What is a Cornish bard and how do you become one?

Twenty two new bards have just been announced

Despite the coronavirus pandemic meaning this year’s Gorsedh Kernow has been postponed until 2021, 22 worthy Cornish people have just been announced to take their place among the 500 or so members of the College of Bards.

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Emily Hobhouse museum approved

A new museum will celebrate the life of Emily Hobhouse. The museum will be built at the birthplace of Emily Hobhouse at St Ive near Liskeard.

The human rights campaigner and feminist was best known for campaigning against the terrible conditions inside the British camps in South Africa during the Boer War and trying to end World War One.
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Cornish seaside estate including beach for sale

An estate including a campsite, houses, a cafe and ownership of part of one of Cornwall’s best beaches has gone on sale for in excess of £8m.

Sandy Acres, near Hayle, overlooks St Ives Bay and has been in family ownership for 50 years.

The 124-acre estate includes ownership of part of the three-mile long Gwithian Beach.

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England’s stay-cation hotspots of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset in the South West will be hit the hardest by a second wave of coronavirus, study claims

The region has had the lowest cases so far, but this could change, a study claims

Study found the South West could face 350 new cases per day in July

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‘Budesy’ turns boring social distancing markers into brilliant works of art

The mischievous artist dubbed ‘Budesy’ has literally gone to town with the street art

An elusive artist has been praised by locals after making cheeky alterations to social distancing markers in Bude.

The mischievous artist, who has now been dubbed ‘Budesy’ or ‘Bude Banksy’, has gone around the town’s ‘keep to the right’ signs, adding quirks that bring the stick-like characters to life.

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PM’s overhaul of planning system “a disaster for Cornwall”

Government plans to overhaul the planning system to make it easier for homes to be built have been described as “a disaster for Cornwall”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this week that he wanted to “build, build, build” and as part of that wants to make it easier for housing developments to take place.

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Tourists who fall ill with coronavirus in Cornwall ‘will have to pay to stay for 14 days’

Tourists will be warned that if they fall ill with coronavirus while visiting Cornwall and are unable to return home they will have to pay to remain in their accommodation for 14 days.

It is just one piece of advice which has been included on an information pack which will be issued to all accommodation providers ahead of them being able to open this weekend.