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Pump up the volume: Cornish village to pilot communal grid for green energy

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The environmental evangelising of a retired mechanical engineer, Brian Piper, is bringing a renewable energy revolution to the streets of a small Cornish village. Until now, Stithians, which sits halfway between Redru...

Cornish pilot scheme cuts bus fares to encourage use of public transport

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Residents and visitors can enjoy cheaper trips around the far south-west of England after the launch of a cut-price bus fare pilot in Cornwall. Ticket prices across the county have been reduced by between 20% and 40% ...

‘Lazy caricature’: St Austell reacts to Tim Smit’s rant about Cornish people

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He saw it as a relaxed chat for a local podcast about social issues in the place he has worked and lived in for more than three decades and so, by his own admission, was a little unguarded. But Sir Tim Smit, the co-fo...

Eden Project co-founder under fire for rant about Cornish people

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The co-founder of the Eden Project has caused a stir by suggesting that Cornish people are not articulate and are overly fond of looking back to an imaginary “good old days”. Speaking on a podcast focusing on social i...

Cornish hotel ordered to demolish rooms built for G7 summit

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A Cornish beachside hotel that built nine meeting rooms without planning permission claiming they were needed for the G7 summit has been ordered to demolish them because they have caused “very significant harm” to the...

Cornish home to TV’s Doc Martin appeals for sea defence funds

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A Cornish fishing village familiar to fans of gentle comedy drama is facing a crisis because part of its sea defences are crumbling and there are no longer enough working boats to fund the repairs. Householders in Por...

On holiday with the ghosts of my Cornish ancestors

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A tiny miner’s cottage with an ancient-sounding name loomed large during my suburban childhood. My father was born in Bojewyan Stennack (pronounced Bow-jeew-yurn Sten-arrrr-k), a granite one-up, one-down in Cornwall, ...

Cornish town with 1,440 residents seeks to become UK’s smallest city

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It may not boast a cathedral, a university or a major sports team – the sort of features often associated with a typical British metropolis. But the town of Marazion (population 1,440), perched prettily on the south c...

Cocktail of the week: Paul Ainsworth’s Cornish margarita

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This is based on the classic margarita, but we use Cornish cider instead of tequila. It’s less alcoholic than a regular margarita, and very easy to make, using regular supermarket ingredients. Serves 1 30ml fresh lim...

Boris Johnson doesn’t quite get his big moment in the Cornish sunshine

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Delivering his closing press conference in the Carbis Bay hotel on Sunday, pale golden sand and azure sea visible behind him, Boris Johnson sought to play down the unseemly diplomatic spat that had marred his moment o...

‘It’s a betrayal’: Cornish fishing vote turns against Tories over Brexit deal

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Michael Bosustow rubs his weary eyes as he climbs out of the cabin of his netter, Annie-May, which is tied up on the harbourside in Newlyn, near the western tip of Cornwall. He has been awake for about 30 hours and ne...