• CGMikeS published Tonight we spend a night out in Newquay to see what it's really...

    A national news website caused outrage in Newquay recently after dubbing the resort the 'Shagaluf of the UK'.
    One of Mirror Online's reporters, Adam Lee-Potter, spent an evening on the town's streets and described the night as "the most depressing night of my life".In his feature, Mr Potter said he witnessed "mobs of drunken lads, bare-chested and belligerent and the strong smell of marijuana hanging in the high street". Read next: Newquay really has changed since the...
  • CGMikeS commented Tonight we spend a night out in Newquay to see what it's really...

    A national news website caused outrage in Newquay recently after dubbing the resort the 'Shagaluf of the UK'.
    One of Mirror Online's reporters, Adam Lee-Potter, spent an evening on the town's streets and described the night as "the most depressing night of my life".In his feature, Mr Potter said he witnessed "mobs of drunken lads, bare-chested and belligerent and the strong smell of marijuana hanging in the high street". Read next: Newquay really has changed since the...
  • wbchris published Jury delivers verdicts in St Austell Cosgarne Hall murder trial

    A jury has returned verdicts for two men involved in the killing of St Austell man Stephen Bull in January. After a two-week trial and several hours of deliberation, the jury found Joshua Buscombe, 24, guilty of murder and Jordan Bishop, 21, guilty of manslaughter. The two residents of the town's Cosgarne Hall will be sentenced tomorrow morning by The Honourable Mr Justice Mark Warby along with fellow resident Daniel Altass, who pleaded guilty to the murder of 31-year-old Mr Bull at an...
  • CGMikeS published Torpoint's Dwight Read sentenced for shooting man in the face...

    A Torpoint man has escaped punishment after shooting another man in the face with a paintball gun in an argument over tobacco. Dwight Read, 22, was sentenced at Bodmin Magistrates' Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to assaulting Jamie Andrews by beating on June 28 this year. The two were attempting to settle a dispute over some missing tobacco when the incident happened in the town's Sainsbury's car park. Read next: Serving Cornwall police officer appears in court charged with three...
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  • wbchris published Verdict in case of Cornwall student Matthew Gell who sexually...

    A student has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two paralytic men as they slept in their beds after a night out. Matthew Gell, aged 22, who lives in Padstow, performed an indecent act on the men after going into their rooms, a jury found. The students, living in shared accommodation, awoke in horror to find Gell performing the sex act upon them on different nights a month apart. Gell, who used to live in Plymouth and studied at the city's university, claimed that each man, though...
  • CGMikeS published Serving Cornwall police officer Ryan Canning appears in court in...

    A serving police officer from Cornwall has appeared in court charged with three counts of rape. PC Ryan Canning, 43, of Burraton Coombe, Saltash, is accused of three separate incidents of rape at addresses in Saltash between May 1, 2014, and April 27, 2016. Read next: Woman injured in Morrison's stabbing attack near RedruthCanning, who is based at Plymouth police station, appeared at Bodmin Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.
    Ryan Canning Magistrates adjourned the case to August 25 at...
  • wbchris commented Dog owner wants to track down the unknown driver who hit his dog...

    A grateful dog owner is determined to track down a motorist to personally pay her for damage to her car caused when his dog darted across a road during an early morning run. Jon Sampson, from Portreath, was out running with his labrador Buddy shortly after 6am on Tuesday (July 25) when his pet caught sight of what his owner suspects was a rabbit and darted across the road towards the entrance to Tehidy Woods. Jon described how, as Buddy ran across the road, a driver approached and was forced...
  • wbchris published Taxpayers to shell out after pranksters turn Camborne's...

    Taxpayers will once again foot the bill after mindless pranksters turned a historic fountain into a foamy bubble bath. For the third time in just over a year, the vandals have targeted the fountain in Camborne's Commercial Square. This time they diluted the fountain, which only received its quarterly clean and maintenance on Tuesday, with washing powder resulting in bubbles and Camborne Town Council having to shut the fountain down until the extent of the damage, repairs needed and costs...
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  • wbchris commented Taxpayers to shell out after pranksters turn Camborne's...

    Taxpayers will once again foot the bill after mindless pranksters turned a historic fountain into a foamy bubble bath. For the third time in just over a year, the vandals have targeted the fountain in Camborne's Commercial Square. This time they diluted the fountain, which only received its quarterly clean and maintenance on Tuesday, with washing powder resulting in bubbles and Camborne Town Council having to shut the fountain down until the extent of the damage, repairs needed and costs...
  • Jeff_Reines published First image of planned Penvose 2,000-bed Falmouth University...

    This is the first image to be revealed of the controversial planned 2,000-bed development aimed at answering housing shortages at Cornwall's only university.The £170 million Penvose student village near Penryn, which would be larger than the nearest existing village, has run into a huge number of objections over issues includingflooding, sewage and student safety, although alterations are now being made to address them.An outline application for the site between Treluswell and Treliever...
  • wbchris published How the Sexual Offences Act changed lives in Cornwall

    Half a century ago homosexuality was illegal in England and Wales. Today marks the 50th anniversary of homosexuality between men being made legal as part of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.
    Former Cornwall Pride chairman Phil Whitfeld 62, from Truro, was born in a time where homosexuality was still illegal and looked down upon. "It was made partially legal when I was about 12," Mr Whitfeld said."When I was growing up there were no role models, it wasn't talked about. It was quite...
  • wbchris published Kodi football streams: Premier League wins court order to shut...

    Armchair football fans may have to renew their old Sky Sports subscriptions after the Premier League won a court order against Kodi football streams, preventing people from watching the new season illegally. The Premier League has cracked down on the illegal streaming of matches over the free Kodi and Mobdro apps. And the High Court has passed a "blocking order" in favour of the organisation which will will force internet service providers to shut down any server being used to...
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  • Jeff_Reines published WhatsApp scam: Watch how to spot the fraudsters trying to get...

    WhatsApp users have been warned of fake messages being sent to scam people of their bank details. It may look like a normal WhatsApp message but fraudsters are using the app to gain access to users' personal details. Emails and messages are being sent to phones claiming your subscription to the messaging service is ending soon. It then asks you to update your payment information, stating that your one-year free trial period has ended.Action Fraud said the text could trick long-term users...
  • Jeff_Reines commented The latest puzzle to sweep the internet: Can you spot the ace of...

    BEWARE: The answer is revealed in the image at the bottom of this article. The internet has been struggling to deal with the latest card-based puzzler to sweep the web.In this clash of cards that's unique from all the rest - the fearsome Ace of Spades - can you work out where it is? The brain-teaser was produced by online casino Casumo.com, whose spokesman Greg Tatton-Brown said: "We've come up with a few puzzles in the past that we thought were difficult, but this ups the ante....
  • HannahCL published This video of a car driving into sea in Cornwall left diners...

    Hundreds of diners enjoying a peaceful meal at a restaurant near Truro were left in shock when they watched a man leave the restaurant, get in to his car and drive across the beach into the sea.What was even more amazing was watching the car not sinking into the water, but taking off like a speedboat.Read more: Watch terrifying moment tombstoner leaps 65ft and lands inches from rocksOne diner said that it was like "being on a film set".We spoke to Richard Robinson, a diner at the...
  • HannahCL commented This video of a car driving into sea in Cornwall left diners...

    Hundreds of diners enjoying a peaceful meal at a restaurant near Truro were left in shock when they watched a man leave the restaurant, get in to his car and drive across the beach into the sea.What was even more amazing was watching the car not sinking into the water, but taking off like a speedboat.Read more: Watch terrifying moment tombstoner leaps 65ft and lands inches from rocksOne diner said that it was like "being on a film set".We spoke to Richard Robinson, a diner at the...
  • CG_Steve published RSPCA warning after cat dies in St Austell from possible...

    The RSPCA is warning people to be aware of the dangers of antifreeze, pesticides and chemicals after the death of a cat in St Austell.The black and white cat, known as Felix, was found dead on Friday (July 21) with foam coming from his mouth in Hornick Hill, High Street, in the town.Felix's owner, who asked not to be named because her children don't know how their beloved cat died, has spoken out to warn other animal owners in the area after fearing her cat had been poisoned. Read more: Hundreds
  • Jeff_Reines published ​Hundreds of ambulances attended the most serious incidents in...

    Hundreds of ambulances attending the most serious incidents in Cornwall at the end of last year did not include paramedics. In November and December, 28 responses to Category 1 ambulance calls - those involving patients in cardiac arrest - which should be responded to within eight minutes, were attended by teams that did not include a paramedic. These comprised 3.1% of all such responses. There were also 330 Category 2T calls in the two months where crews with no paramedic attended - 6.7% of...
  • Oli_Vergnault published These are the products which have shrunk in size but still cost...

    More than 2,500 products have shrunk in size over the past five years but prices have stayed the same, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The lion's share of the so-called "shrinkflation" phenomenon was found in food and drink, with Toblerone chocolate bars alone becoming 10% smaller. While the move has had little impact on the headline rate of inflation, the change in packet size has triggered a 1.22 percentage points rise within the smaller sub-category of...
  • Jeff_Reines published More than 150 pupils attacked teachers in Cornwall schools last...

    More than 130 primary school pupils were excluded in Cornwall last year for attacking teachers. There were 133 fixed term exclusions for primary pupils in the county in 2015/16 for physical assaults on adults in their schools. This was up from 86 in 2014/15, an increase of 55% in a year, and was the highest number since at least 2006/07. Secondary pupils in Cornwall were suspended 21 times for physical attacks on adults in 2015/16. In 2015/16, there were 13 permanent exclusions of...
  • Oli_Vergnault published A38 to be closed as huge crane recovers bin lorry in ditch near...

    Motorists can expect further road misery this weekend when one of Cornwall's road arteries is shut for an operation to recover a bin lorry from a ditch a week late.
    Highways England has confirmed that the A38 will be closed this weekend when a huge crane is brought in to remove the truck which ended up in a ditch earlier this week.
    The overnight recovery which will close one if not both lanes of the busy A38 road will come almost a week after the lorry lost control and tipped over onto its...
  • Oli_Vergnault published Police appeal after woman is injured in Morrison's stabbing...

    A woman security guard has been stabbed during an attack at a Cornwall supermarket. During the attack, the security guard at the Morrison's store in Pool was approached by a woman and two men in the car park. The woman stabbed the security guard in the leg with a sharp implement. Police have confirmed today that they are investigating the incident in Agar Road, which happened at 1pm on Friday, July 14.
    Read more: Watch spectacular video of water shooting into the air after digger breaks...
  • Oli_Vergnault commented Police appeal after woman is injured in Morrison's stabbing...

    A woman security guard has been stabbed during an attack at a Cornwall supermarket. During the attack, the security guard at the Morrison's store in Pool was approached by a woman and two men in the car park. The woman stabbed the security guard in the leg with a sharp implement. Police have confirmed today that they are investigating the incident in Agar Road, which happened at 1pm on Friday, July 14.
    Read more: Watch spectacular video of water shooting into the air after digger breaks...
  • Jeff_Reines published Watch terrifying moment tombstoner leaps 65ft and lands inches...

    This terrifying video shows a tombstoning stunt going horribly wrong when a fully-clothed man leaps 65ft and lands on his back inches from rocks. The footage shows daredevils risking their lives to cool off during the recent spell of warm weather by leaping from the notorious site known as Dead Man's Cove. In one terrifying clip, a middle-aged man, who has not been named, is seen risking his life with a clumsy leap which finishes with him hitting the water inches from rocks.
    Read more:...
  • Jeff_Reines commented Watch terrifying moment tombstoner leaps 65ft and lands inches...

    This terrifying video shows a tombstoning stunt going horribly wrong when a fully-clothed man leaps 65ft and lands on his back inches from rocks. The footage shows daredevils risking their lives to cool off during the recent spell of warm weather by leaping from the notorious site known as Dead Man's Cove. In one terrifying clip, a middle-aged man, who has not been named, is seen risking his life with a clumsy leap which finishes with him hitting the water inches from rocks.
    Read more:...
  • HannahCL published Teenager involved in 60mph motorbike crash in Cornwall has spoken...

    A teenager who crashed her motorbike while driving at 60mph has spoken out about the incident that left her trapped under a road crash barrier, in the hopes of raising awareness on the importance of always wearing safe clothing.Lara Soloway, who is just 17, was involved in the crash just three weeks after getting her licence.Driving along the A390 in South East Cornwall, she misjudged the corner and ploughed into the road barrier.Read more: Prison sentence for man caught drink-driving in...
  • Oli_Vergnault published Weather forecast for UK and EU holiday destinations

    Whether you are staying in Britain or about to jet off to warmer climes, knowing what weather is going to be like where you will be is vital. Here is a selection of highs and lows from some of the most popular holiday destinations. According to The Weather Channel today will be a largely dry day in the south and east. There will be scattered showers in the west of Britain, and more persistent rain in eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland.It will be windy in the north and west with...
  • Oli_Vergnault commented Weather forecast for UK and EU holiday destinations

    Whether you are staying in Britain or about to jet off to warmer climes, knowing what weather is going to be like where you will be is vital. Here is a selection of highs and lows from some of the most popular holiday destinations. According to The Weather Channel today will be a largely dry day in the south and east. There will be scattered showers in the west of Britain, and more persistent rain in eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland.It will be windy in the north and west with...
  • HannahCL published Watch spectacular videos of water shooting into air after digger...

    A plume of high pressured water shot into the air yesterday when a digger struck a water main while digging in a busy road in Truro city centre. Videos were filmed by a number of shocked passers-by as they spotted the dramatic scenes, including the one abovem which was taken by Rhys Jones.
    In another video below, taken by Sarah Ellicock, gallons of water can be seen flooding out of the hole and down the road, gathering by the public toilets at the bottom of Lemon Street.Read more: Families...
  • HannahCL published Firefighters smash car window to free trapped child in Falmouth

    Firefighters were called to the car park of a supermarket in Falmouth yesterday (Wednesday, July 26) to free a child that had become trapped inside a car.Crews arrived at the Asda car park on Jennings Road in Penryn at around 4.05pm after it was reported that a small child had become locked inside.Read more: Appeal for witnesses after woman seriously injured in collision with car in PenzanceNo details have been given about the child or how they came to be trapped in the car.Firefighters quickly.
  • G_WIlkinson published Suspended sentence for Kevin Birkett caught drink-driving in...

    A man who was arrested for drink-driving outside people's homes was caught again in the same street the following day. On both occasions, Kevin Andrew Birkett, 57, was behind the wheel of his VW Polo having drunk enough alcohol to be four times over the legal limit. Birkett, of no fixed abode, was charged with two counts of drink driving on May 26 and 27, both in Acacia Road in Falmouth. He was also charged with possessing 1.18 grams of cannabis. He pleaded guilty to the charges and appeared...
  • G_WIlkinson commented Suspended sentence for Kevin Birkett caught drink-driving in...

    A man who was arrested for drink-driving outside people's homes was caught again in the same street the following day. On both occasions, Kevin Andrew Birkett, 57, was behind the wheel of his VW Polo having drunk enough alcohol to be four times over the legal limit. Birkett, of no fixed abode, was charged with two counts of drink driving on May 26 and 27, both in Acacia Road in Falmouth. He was also charged with possessing 1.18 grams of cannabis. He pleaded guilty to the charges and appeared...
  • G_WIlkinson published Families with teenagers in Cornwall wanted to get naked on TV by...

    A production company is on the hunt for families in Cornwall with teenagers to get naked on television. The company is scouting for a new documentary programme about naturism, which it described as "an exciting new TV show". A spokeswoman for the firm 7Wonder said: "We are looking for naturist families with teens from Cornwall. We are asking: 'Are you part of a growing movement but your teenager doesn't share the same enthusiasm? Is naturism a lifestyle you enjoy or are keen...
  • G_WIlkinson commented Families with teenagers in Cornwall wanted to get naked on TV by...

    A production company is on the hunt for families in Cornwall with teenagers to get naked on television. The company is scouting for a new documentary programme about naturism, which it described as "an exciting new TV show". A spokeswoman for the firm 7Wonder said: "We are looking for naturist families with teens from Cornwall. We are asking: 'Are you part of a growing movement but your teenager doesn't share the same enthusiasm? Is naturism a lifestyle you enjoy or are keen...
  • HannahCL published Proposed date for works to start on £290 million plans for...

    Work to install the new £290 million A30 is due not due to start for another three years, a busy public meeting heard on Tuesday evening.The new eight-mile stretch of dual carriageway, which includes a redesigned Chiverton Cross roundabout and a new bridge at Chybucca, was discussed at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meeting.Read more: Double-decker bus and car collide on busy junctionPlans were shown in detail, photographs of the plans can be seen below, and estimated
  • HannahCL commented Proposed date for works to start on £290 million plans for...

    Work to install the new £290 million A30 is due not due to start for another three years, a busy public meeting heard on Tuesday evening.The new eight-mile stretch of dual carriageway, which includes a redesigned Chiverton Cross roundabout and a new bridge at Chybucca, was discussed at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meeting.Read more: Double-decker bus and car collide on busy junctionPlans were shown in detail, photographs of the plans can be seen below, and estimated
  • HannahCL commented Developers buy site of proposed new village that would see 435...

    The site of a proposed housing development near Truro has been sold just months after supermarket giant Asda pulled out of the scheme. The 49-acre site at Willow Green, next to the A390 at Threemilestone, has been sold with outline planning permission for a development which would include 435 homes, a nursing home, supermarket, primary school and a community hall. Read more: Trago Mills opens new £3.5million store with trademark towers Planning permission had been granted to...
  • CGMikeS published Newquay really has changed since the days of 'Ibiza UK' and...

    A national news website caused outrage in Newquay recently after dubbing the resort the 'Shagaluf of the UK'. One of Mirror Online's reporters, Adam Lee-Potter, spent an evening on the town's streets and described the night as "the most depressing night of my life". In his feature, Mr Potter said he witnessed "mobs of drunken lads, bare-chested and belligerent and the strong smell of marijuana hanging in the high street". Read next: Urban Dictionary has some nasty...
  • G_WIlkinson published Police appeal for witnesses after woman seriously injured in...

    The police have issued an appeal for witnesses today after a woman pedestrian received life-changing injuries after a collision with a car. It happened in Penzance in Lansdowne Place on Tuesday, July 11. MPC Sam Sargent said: "Police were called just before 5.50pm to reports of a serious collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle."The pedestrian, a woman in her 60s, received possible life-changing injuries as a result of the collision with the black Ford Focus and was taken to...
  • HannahCL published This is what happens behind the scenes of fatal crashes across...

    An interview has given an insight into the work of the investigators who are called to serious and fatal crash scenes across Devon and Cornwall, to work out what has happened.Have you ever wondered what happens when a road is closed after a crash? What investigations actually take place and what happens afterwards? Members of Devon and Cornwall's Serious Collisions Investigation Team have spoken out about exactly what their jobs entail.Read more: Double-decker bus and car collide on busy...
  • WBGayle published Mirror dinghy world championships begin at Restronguet

    The waters around Restronguet are a sea of red this week as the Mirror dinghy championships get under way. The iconic dinghy with its trademark red sails was designed by a BBC television presenter who had a home in St Mawes as a boat you could build yourself from a kit. It has been used by many Olympic sailors to train and has stood the test of time. Up to 100 boats from the likes of Australia, South Africa and France will be racing in the national and world championships, many manned by...
  • Jeff_Reines published Firms fined £300K for 'avoidable' death of worker at biogas...

    Contractors who built a controversial biogas plant in Cornwall have been ordered to pay almost £300,000 in fines and cost over the "avoidable" death of a worker who was expecting his second child.Father-of-two Ionel Soci died from a heart attack when he was crushed by a heavy piece of steel being used to direct the flow of concrete while working for a sub-contractor on the project at Penare Farm, Higher Fraddon, in June 2014. It has since been completed and is run by a company...
  • DanielCL published The best Lapland holiday deals for Christmas 2017

    Here's how to book a winter wonderland escape before it's too late. With the Christmas countdown ticking away fast it might just be the best time to beat the rush and book a magical holiday. Santa's own Lapland is always a popular destination as it offers a real winter wonderland experience for families during the holidays. The resort steers away from a typical commercialised Christmas and instead provides authentic sleigh-bell and reindeer fun throughout your stay.
    Read next: Santa is...
  • DaveCDM published Terry Oldham murderers Michelle Casterton and Daniel John Quinn...

    A man and woman serving life for the barbaric murder of a 63-year-old Camborne man have seen their appeals against conviction thrown out by top judges.Michelle Casterton, 45, and Daniel John Quinn, 25, were jailed for the murder of Terry Oldham, who died after he was assaulted with a broom handle.A third offender, 26-year-old Aaron Mallen, was also caged after the trio were convicted at Truro Crown Court in November 2015. Read more: Police condemn Terry Oldham's murderers for their...
  • Tom_Gainey published Cornwall's budding actor Jake Wyatt from Penzance makes cameo at...

    One of Cornwall's up-and-coming acting talents will be seen performing by millions at London's Madame Tussauds.
    Although he has not been made into a waxwork model - yet - Jake Wyatt's career looks set to rise after he clinched a part in the world famous waxwork museum's new play along experience. After appearing in films alongside Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson the Penzance man is well and truly on the showbiz radar. He is now appearing in a trailer and promotional video for a the...
  • LeeTrewhela published ​Cornwall's 'best pub' Port Gaverne Hotel opens fantastic new...

    They've won Best Pub in Cornwall three years in a row from the Pub and Bar Awards, went straight in at No 23 in the prestigious Top 50 Gastropubs Awards in January and just made the final six for the UK's Best Inn category at the Great British Pub Awards (winner will be announced in October). But for David and Jackie Barnard, the relentlessly energetic management team of The Port Gaverne Hotel, the sweetest achievement of the year will be the opening of Pilchards, their beautiful beach cafe...
  • DaveCDM published Murder charge dropped after death of Royal Navy sailor in...

    Plymouth police have dropped a murder investigation after the results of a post mortem on a sailor in his twenties were released. A woman aged 25 had been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 24-year-old man was found dead at a property in Ermington Terrace, Mutley. Officers had been called to the scene at 5.15am on Sunday after concerns were raised for a man at the property. The 24-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Read more: Hayle man Alan Rouffignac jailed for...
  • wbchris published Cornish cream tea: How to enjoy the traditional treat the right...

    So, what is one of the things you do when the sun has disappeared behind the clouds and the heavens have opened to give endless amounts of rain, fog and cold weather on your holiday to Cornwall? You go for a cream tea, of course. But visitors be warned: there is only one way to enjoy the traditional afternoon treat in Cornwall: jam first.Of course you can feel free to take your pick on your way here or home when on the other side of the Tamar and even put the cream on first with the jam on top..
  • wbchris published Jury retires to consider verdicts in murder of St Austell...

    A jury has retired to consider the fate of two men accused of murdering a neighbour in a St Austell park back in January. Joshua Buscombe, 24, and Jordan Bishop, 21, are on trial at Truro Crown Court over the murder of Stephen Bull, who was stabbed in the head in a St Austell park in January. The two residents of the town's Cosgarne Hall hostel deny murdering the 31-year-old. Fellow hostel tenant Daniel Altass, 22, admitted the murder of Mr Bull when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court in...
  • Porthemmet ten years on: The Cornish hoax that fooled a nation - Cornwall Live

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    It was described as the best beach in Cornwall by The Cornish Times, it was the best place to see the Cornish chough (pronounced "koff" by locals) and it hosted the best pasty shop in the world. For a while, ten years ago, everyone was talking about ...

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