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2008-10-12 18:00:11

CELEBRITY chef Rick Stein is one of four bidders wanting to run a restaurant at a cliff-top public toilet site in Brixham, Devon. (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-24 00:00:22

By Simon Parker T he centenary of a significant event in Cornish mining history is to be marked with a festival of walks, talks, exhibitions and the premiere of a new play celebrating the area's industrial heritage. Phoenix 100 is the umbrella group coordinating a range of activities in the Caradon Hill area to commemorate the installation of the last Cornish pumping engine in a Cornish mine back in 1909. Next year the group, which has the support of a number of heritage, arts and...

2008-08-23 00:00:27

A n INTRIGUING slice of social history comes to life at Trevarno next weekend when visitors are invited to step into the world of its Victorian chatelaine Mrs Bickford-Smith. On Sunday, August 31, one of the last days of the summer holidays, children and adults will be whisked back to 1884, to rediscover the fun and festivities of a Cornish Sunday long ago. The entertainments on the lawn at Trevarno will include Cornish wrestling, the Puffing Devil steam engine, Punch and Judy, sack...

2008-08-07 18:00:00

By Chris Kelsey IN what seems like a classic case of taking coals to Newcastle a Bridgend company is breaking the mould by selling pasties to Cornwall. Jones Organic has been selling its traditional handmade products in the home of the pasty since July. Around half its monthly output of 6,000 frozen organic pasties goes to Devon and Cornwall. The company also makes around 3,000 pies a month. Jones Organic was set up by Mike Sweetman in January last year and initially operated out...

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...

2008-07-01 18:00:00

By JANE HAASE ONE predicted effect of the current credit crunch is that we are likely to tighten our belts when it comes to foreign travel and holiday much closer to home. And having just spent a week in Cornwall, that's not such a bad thing. It's a chance form any, who for too long have been seduced by the promise of good weather abroad (which is no guarantee at all, just look at Coleen and Wayne's big day), to rediscover the delights of a British seaside holiday. In the past when...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'