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West Country should be more like London?

Dawlish rail link after storm. According to the Western Morning News, studies commissioned by the South West Regional Development Agency have shown a connection between the distance from London and a “significant reduction in productivity levels”, which translates to lower levels of output from each employee. The solution: improved connectivity to the capital and beyond. […]

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Truro: third most expensive city in UK

Now here’s a shock. According to a report by Lloyds Bank, Truro is the third most expensive city in Britain to live in, compared to earnings, after Oxford and Winchester. Bath, Brighton, Chichester, and even Westminster in London trail behind the small Cornish city on a cost to pay basis. Mark Page of Lloyds is […]

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Devon & Cornwall breathe sigh of relief after night of storms

Police are reporting that Devon and Cornwall have escaped the worst effects of the St Jude’s storm as hurricane force gales battered the counties. However, many roads are blocked by trees and loose debris and emergency services have been called out to more than 250 incidents …

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Hidden History: Women In Industry

St Ives is well known for its fishing, mining, artists and tourists, but for about forty years it was the home of a vibrant textile industry based in former pilchard cellars near to The Island. …

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St Ives: SCRUM 125

St Ives Archive is celebrating the 125th anniversary of St Ives Rugby Football Club by displaying a collection of Rugby Photographs and old memorabilia at the Western Hotel on Friday February 22nd from 11a.m – 1p.m. Taking a cue from the T.V. programme, the event has been called SCRUM 125 …

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Government funding for homeless charity

StreetSmart’s highly successful fundraising campaign for the homeless has just been given an extra boost. Every £1 donated during December will be matched by the Cabinet Office …

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National award for Truro student

Valeria Duca, a Truro student has won a prestigious award from her home country, in recognition of her artistic talents, which are being developed as she studies in Cornwall. The 17 year-old from Moldova, won a scholarship for a year’s study at Truro School which started this September due to her outstanding abilities …

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New housing for Mevagissey

Cornwall Council agreed that the development can go ahead as it will provide “truly affordable homes” to the historic village. Three acres of land will deliver much needed housing for local people. …

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West Country drowned by floods

The Prime Minister visited Devon and turned up at Buckfastleigh for a photo call. Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, spent time in Exeter, where at least two reporter-led BBC outside-broadcast teams were based for the whole weekend.

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Is Western Morning News doomed?

Reuters is reporting that Daily Mail and General Trust is to sell its regional newspaper titles, including the Western Morning News and other West Country papers to a new company headed by “tabloid veteran” David Montgomery for £52.5m. …

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