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2011-06-24 02:30:00

LONDON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Price comparison site dealchecker.co.uk is up in arms at the threat of yet another tourist tax being proposed by local government. Just last week it was announced that Cornwall Council is suggesting a possible tax on tourists of GBP1 per night. Tourism from UK visitors to Cornwall generates GBP1,033,916,000 from tourist spend on accommodation, shopping, attractions, travel, food and drink, in addition to supporting just over 50,000...

2010-12-20 05:00:00

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KILTR today announced the public beta launch of its international online platform for business professionals of Scottish descent at http://www.KILTR.com. KILTR brings together 40 million Scots worldwide to network online and tap into the vast knowledge, experience and opportunity offered by the Scottish community, which is renowned as canny and entrepreneurial in business. The company has recently closed a Series A round of financing with...

2008-10-11 09:00:18

PASSENGER numbers at Scotland's three largest airports slumped by 6.6 per cent last month in one of the largest monthly falls for at least a decade. BAA blamed the collapse of airlines and charter firms such as Zoom and XL, together with falling passenger demand, for the slowdown at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Other airlines have also cut flights due to high fuel costs. Glasgow, Scotland's charter flight centre, was again hit the hardest, with an 11 per cent reduction in passengers to...

2008-10-11 00:00:24

A fter a summer spent in the Los Angeles sunshine winning fans on the other side of the Atlantic, delightful singer songwriter Amy May is back on home turf in Cornwall and gearing up for a special concert alongside acoustic pop troubadour Louis Eliot and his band. The two will share a double bill at the Acorn, Penzance, next weekend, with a special guest appearance on fiddle and mandolin from Martin Bell, latterly of The Wonder Stuff and the Albion Band, and a keen supporter of both...

2008-10-06 09:00:42

By Eddie Barnes Headteachers' leader says cash shortage damaging education SCOTLAND'S primary and secondary schools are facing a cash crisis of unprecedented proportions which will cause serious damage to children's education over the next three years, according to the country's top headteacher. Bill McGregor, the head of Kilmarnock Academy, has used his retirement as the general secretary of the Headteachers' Association to issue a devastating assessment of the plight of schools...

2008-10-02 00:00:23

By Jane Omara Artists preparing designs for a new health park in Cornwall will show their ideas to the public next week. Artists working on fixtures for the new Truro Health Park will also invite feedback next Tuesday at the city's Lemon Quay. Truro Health Park is due to open in 2010 and will replace the existing GP premises on Lemon Street and the Primary Care Trust accommodation in The Leats. The scheme will allow better access to other health services in one location, closer to...

2008-09-26 00:00:00

Along life is a blessing. But for pensioners who buy an annuity with their pension pot, it can now also be a curse. The postcode lottery, which already determines the level of healthcare you can expect, the standard of schooling your children or grandchildren receive and the quality of local services you enjoy, now applies to pensions as well. Norwich Union has become the latest pension provider to apply full postcodes to people who buy an annuity. The postcode determines what they will...

2008-09-03 00:00:00

A letter headed "White elephant" (August 20) raises the point about the amount Cornwall County Council has spent on Newquay Airport. Yes, it has spent money on Newquay Airport, but what was the alternative? Let it close? B johnson (letter, August 14) accused me of advancing "irrational, non-quantifiable statements" in my article on Lyme Bay when I said one in four mammals, one in eight birds and one in three amphibians on this planet are threatened with extinction. I wish it were so. The...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'