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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

4 weeks ago

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

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 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

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

The 6 top things to do in rainy Cornwall

It has been a good start to the season… but has summer already ended in Cornwall?

We can’t be totally sure but no doubt monsoon showers will soon pummel the county.

So here we’ve listed our favourite places to visit when the sun goes away.

And let’s be honest, Cornwall is damn good place to be – wind, rain or (on the incredibly rare occasion) snow.

Here’s our top six things to do (for FREE) if you’re feeling a bit washed out this summer… Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Pirate FM

26 August, 2017, 6:00 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…

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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

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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Portmellon Beach, Cornwall

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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.

Just another summer day on the beachBen Birchall/PA Wire
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

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.

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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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Compass Jellyfish

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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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Cornwall LIVE

New Gorsedh Kernow Cornish bards include two from outside Cornwall. They’re in London and California.

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Widemouth Bay

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Fabulous walk over the sand dunes at Perranporth

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Song of the Sea Cave – Cornwall

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Blue Waters, Newlyn

Penzance harbour looking pretty

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The angry guide to Cornwall according to Urban Dictionary

Think about a day off in Cornwall… nothing but the sound of the waves, the feeling of the sand around your feet and the sun on your skin while you are having a cider on the beach. Quite a comforting and peaceful idea, isn’t it?

Urban Dictionary has an angry version of a guide to Cornwall.

Well, that’s NOT how Urban Dictionary depicts Cornwall. Here is their angry version of the guide to Cornwall. Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

6 August, 2017, 6:50 pm

Germans who flock to south west confused over difference between Devon and Cornwall (there’s plenty!)

For centuries Devon and Cornwall have been split by an intense rivalry over their distinctive charms, their inhabitants arguing over anything from whether jam or clotted cream goes first on a scone to which one invented the pastie.

And that’s before they move on to who has the best coastline or the finest towns and villages.

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Cream or jam first on the scone? Just one of the differences between Devon and Cornwall

But relations between the two are set to hit a new low with the discovery that some of the area’s most devoted fans cannot tell one from the other. Read full original article…

Source: The Telegraph

6 August, 2017, 12:45 pm

Dramatic picture captures Launceston firefighters battling gorse..

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Snapper Jack Lowe travels time and photographs Cornwall lifeboat..

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