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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...

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...

2008-06-14 00:00:00

Budget airline Flybe has suspended one of its routes from a Westcountry airport because of rising fuel costs. The airline is halting its new Newquay-Glasgow summer service because it is not carrying enough passengers to make money with the high cost of aviation fuel. The service will cease on August 2, and the company says it hopes to reinstate it when and if the price of fuel goes down. A spokesman said: "Impacted by the inexorable rise in the price of fuel, the route has proved to be one...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'