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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...

2008-07-27 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...


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.