Latest Liskeard Stories

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...

2008-07-25 00:00:36

A rubbish tip in Cornwall will close in 2010 after local communities rejected a share of pounds1 million to prolong its life. Cornwall County Council yesterday confirmed that the United Mines landfill site, near Redruth, will shut in two years' time, as planned. Waste firm SITA had hoped to use the tip until 2012 to deposit a further 400,000 tons of rubbish. To compensate the parish councils affected, the company tabled the financial offer - the predicted costs of transporting the waste...

2008-07-17 00:00:20

The River Tamar's reputation for big conger in the shore category has been further enhanced by the capture of a 43lb eel by Roving Rods member Rob Yorke. The bait was a fillet of mullet saved from a fish he weighed in the second round of the Plymouth Shore League. To fish the river's marks you need a neap tide and the dark hours at the likes of Devil's Point, Eastern Kings, Mutton Cove or the river beach right under the Tamar Bridges. On the Cornish side, Wilcove on the outskirts of...

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The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin