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2008-08-19 00:00:22

This September sees the return of North Cornwall Opera to the music scene with its latest operatic offering: Carmen and Friends.

2008-08-18 00:00:00

A metalworker who is believed to be the only craftsman in the world to practise Bronze Age sword-making techniques will be at Geevor Mine at Pendeen next week to demonstrate his skills to the public.

2008-08-14 00:00:29

Shakespeare fans have a chance to enjoy one of the Bard's best as it was performed in his era - with an all-male cast.

2008-06-27 00:00:00

Cockerels living on West Cornwall land have been allowed to continue doing what they do best. Penwith District Council has dropped its investigation into a complaint that poultry owned by Jeff and Pam Trevaskis at Connor Downs, near Hayle, were too noisy.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.