Truro

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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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 President for Cornwall Chamber

A new President has been appointed at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Cornwall based businessman, Toby Parkins, is taking over the Presidency from Sue Hook who has held the position for the past 10 months. …

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Cornish school gets top marks

Polwhele House was awarded “Excellent” on every count. “The school is highly successful in meeting its aims and offers pupils an excellent educational experience. From the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) onwards, their achievement is excellent, both in academic and in extra-curricular activities.”…

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Victory for In Flanders Field

The competition, run over a five month period, was open to any UK resident composer, who was asked to submit an entirely new composition for a four part male choir. Thirty one composers submitted 36 entries, compared to 16 composers (19 entries in 2010), and 12 composers (just 12 entries) in 2008.

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Police chopper nicks suspect

The Devon and Cornwall Police website is reporting an arrest in St Austell’s High Street area involving the police helicopter …

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Cornish night on the BBC

The BBC sometimes earns its licence fee. Not often, it’s true, except for the intrepid Spotlight team in Plymouth …

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Text-alert floods says PM

On a trip to Cornwall to see the damage caused by Wednesday’s devastating floods, David Cameron proposed using text alerts to warn residents of heavy rainfall and potential flooding …

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Devonwall closer after vote

Moves to block a “Devonwall” constituency across the Tamar have been defeated in Parliament. An amendment to the Bill, supported by Cornwall’s six MPs, was lost by 315 votes to 257 …

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