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2008-08-17 18:00:14

By Petra Mann Champagne corks popped as students across Cornwall celebrated their A-level success. Nearly a third of Truro School's Upper Sixth Form achieved the top grade in every one of their exams this year. There were 36 students - 18 girls and 18 boys - out of 121 candidates, who opened their envelopes to find a row of three or more A grades. The figure is an improvement on last year's figures when 22 pupils hit the straight A mark. The results included 75 per cent of...

2008-07-27 00:00:33

By Emily Dugan As David Cameron and family join the smart set on the Cornish beaches, Emily Dugan sees the other side of a community mired in deep poverty As David Camer-on arrives with his family in north Cornwall today, he will join an invading army of the well-heeled that heads down every summer to sample the white sand beaches and temperate weather in what is becoming a rich man's playground. Crossing into the county along the A30, a sign saying "Welcome To Cornwall" is surrounded...

2008-07-20 00:00:25

T he breakfast table is a Cornish feast for the eyes and taste buds: Cornish apple juice from Duloe, soft fruit straight from the garden, scrambled Cornish eggs from Trerulefoot sit next to thick slices of smoked Cornish bacon, local sausages and hogs pudding from Launceston; the toast is lavishly spread with Cornish butter from Lostwithiel and Boddington's Cornish strawberry jam, made in Mevagissey. Even the tea is Cornish, grown near Truro and served with Cornish milk. How this Cornish...

2008-07-16 00:00:00

A new study has put Cornwall GPs top of the league in terms of their opening hours. According to the Department of Health, 97 per cent of all practices in the country offer extended opening hours. Since May, most practices have been offering additional pre- booked appointments outside of normal core hours. Dr Peter Knibbs, director of primary care at the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust, said it was good news for patients. "GPs and the practice teams in Cornwall and the...

2008-06-18 00:00:17

M iracle Theatre have posted a short film on their recently- revamped website, where it is possible to relive just a few of those fleeting moments of genius for which this Cornish company is renowned. From The Government Inspector to Hamlet, The Taming Of The Shrew to 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, their achievements in the past few years alone prove, if proof were needed, that London and Edinburgh do not hold a monopoly on mould-breaking drama. Formed way back in 1979, Miracle are as hard...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.