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Water quality at beaches 'excellent'
A record 88% of beaches in the South West have been recommended in the Marine Conservation Society's Good Beach Guide with 75 out of 82 beaches in Cornwall hitting the top standard.

Body discovered in Cornwall clay pit
A body found in a lake in an old clay pit in Cornwall is recovered by divers.

Boy in hospital after coasteering
A teenage boy is in hospital with spinal injuries after coasteering in south Cornwall.

Row over dead Christmas trees beach
A scheme which saw used Christmas trees planted on a beach in Cornwall to stop erosion is criticised for creating an eyesore.

Race crime reports up 10% in year
An increase in the number of racist crimes reported to Devon and Cornwall Police is a sign people are more willing to report incidents, officers say.

Dockyard worker injured in fall
A worker is injured falling from a ladder while working on a submarine at a South West dockyard, managers confirm.

Islands get first traffic lights
The Isles of Scilly are to get their first set of traffic lights - but only temporarily - as part of traffic-calming measures.

VIDEO: SW political week in 60 seconds
The headlines in 60 seconds

Scaffolding goes up at cathedral
Scaffolding goes up at Truro Cathedral

Morcom targets win on 'special day'
Redruth coach Ashley Morcom is hoping his players can beat Clifton and provide a fitting finale for his last home game.

Truro City make Tully full-time boss
Truro City appoint Steve Tully as manager full time with the club now mathematically safe from relegation.

Pirates centre Riley signs new deal
Cornish Pirates confirm the extension of 28-year-old Welsh centre Tom Riley's contract for a further two years.

AUDIO: Post-match: Pirates boss Ian Davies
Cornish Pirates director of rugby Ian Davies speaks to BBC Radio Cornwall after his sides' 16-14 defeat by Pontypridd in the British and Irish Cup.

AUDIO: Morcom: Redruth are 'up against it'
Redruth head coach Ashley Morcom speaks to BBC Radio Cornwall after his side's 53-8 defeat by Bishop's Stortford.

AUDIO: Rawlings pleased with Launceston win
Launceston coach Tom Rawlings speaks to BBC Radio Cornwall after his side's narrow 18-17 league win over Exmouth.

Cornish Pirates 14-16 Pontypridd
Simon Humberstone's late penalty earns Pontypridd a dramatic victory over Cornish Pirates to secure a place in the British and Irish Cup semi-finals.

BBC News | UK | World Edition
MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack
The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.

Parents find out primary places
Parents across England are going to find whether they have their preferred choice of primary school place.

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'
Any new process which examines NI's past must have a "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, the secretary of state is due to say.

Dave Lee Travis charged with assault
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says.

Warning over bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.

Carmichael promises more isles power
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael promises to deliver greater powers for the Northern and Western Isles.

UN's expert criticises 'sexist' UK
The UN's Rapporteur on Violence Against Women raises concerns about sexism in British society, describing over-sexualisation of women as "routine".

New Banksy art removed with crowbar
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.

1D fans may be turned away from gig
One Direction fans warned they could be turned away when the group begin the UK leg of their tour next month, because of strict age limits.

Hair salon visited over N Korea ad
North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.

Fertiliser removed as van alert ends
A security alert in County Tyrone, that started after a van was stopped and two men arrested, is now over.

Belfast IT firm creates 50 new jobs
A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 50 "high quality" positions in the city, including software and engineering roles, as part of an expansion supported by Invest NI.

Sailors cleared in boat crash trial
Two sailors whose boats collided while they were carrying schoolgirls at night, leaving one brain damaged, are cleared of speeding and failing to keep a proper look-out.

Post-op bleeding 'spotted too late'
A businessman had little chance of surviving complications following a cancer operation, an inquest is told.

Boy dies after 'rope swing' accident
A 10-year-old boy found dead in his garden in Glasgow is believed to have become entangled in a swing.

Average Scots house prices increase
House prices have risen for the sixth month in a row, with the cost of the average home now exceeding £160,000, a survey shows.

UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.

Man charged over woman's murder
A 62-year-old man is charged with the murder of a woman stabbed to death in Leeds.

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United
Arsenal come from behind to beat West Ham and move back above Everton into the top four of the Premier League.

Hamilton back to brilliant best - Lowe
Lewis Hamilton is driving as well as at any time in his career, according to Mercedes co-team boss Paddy Lowe.

Villa suspend Lambert's assistants
Aston Villa suspend assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and coach Gary Karsa pending an internal investigation.

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
A photographer recently snapped perhaps the only girl in the world learning to hunt with a golden eagle.

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur
One of the most complete tyrannosaurus skeletons ever found is being moved from Montana to Washington DC. There, hundreds of millions of people will eventually be able to view it.

Could offices change from sitting to standing?
A number of studies have suggested that constantly sitting at work is bad for you. So could workplaces be rejigged around standing up, asks would-be stander Chris Bowlby.

Independence 'risks defence jobs'
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicts that a vote for Scottish independence would put defence jobs at risk.

UK ready for Ukraine 'sacrifices'
The UK is prepared to make economic "sacrifices" in its efforts to prevent Russia "destabilising" Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March
UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.6% in March, the Office for National Statistics says.

VIDEO: House of Commons
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

VIDEO: Defence minister confronted in Glasgow
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warns that a 'yes' vote in the Scottish referendum could leave both Scotland and the UK "weaker".

VIDEO: 'I never thought I'd need charity'
Sarah Rae from Gillingham, Dorset, explains why she was forced to turn to food banks.

VIDEO: Anti-graffiti CCTV captures Banksy
A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning

VIDEO: Lorry facelift to cut cycling deaths
A new lorry design aimed at reducing the number of cyclists killed in collisions with lorries has been approved by the European Parliament.

VIDEO: Anfield falls silent for anniversary
Crowds at Liverpool's Anfield stadium have held a minute's silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 people died.

VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe
An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.

VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.

AUDIO: Farage: Expenses complaint 'outrageous'
Nigel Farage reacts to a complaint about how he has used his "general expenditure allowance" from the EU.

Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand
How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George

BBC Two's disastrous launch night
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night

Hillsborough memorial in pictures
Thousands mourn Hillsborough's victims on 25th anniversary

Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?

What was the mysterious black ring in Leamington Spa?
What was the black ring over Leamington Spa?

Polish MP finds job as UK handyman
Polish MP's verdict on life as a migrant in Britain

Poverty 'scandal' and benefits 'outrage' - front pages
Press takes different views of those receiving handouts



Newquay Zoo is offering visitors a brand new and unique experience - lemur feeding!

Visitors will love having the opportunity to meet the friendly family of ring-tailed lemurs at Newquay Zoo. The two baby twin lemurs born earlier in the year will add an amazing up-close insight into lemur family life.

Lemur enthusiasts will now have the opportunity to get closer to Newquay Zoo’s friendly ring-tailed lemurs by venturing onto their island with a bowl of tasty treats for the primate residents.

Stewart Muir, Zoo Director said; ‘‘Lemurs have always been extremely popular animals in the Zoo and they are one of the few animals that we can safely allow the public to view at close quarters. It is fantastic that the team at the Zoo will now be offering visitors this unique and enjoyable experience, helping to raise vital funds for our Gems of the Jungle project.’’

The opportunity to meet the two new baby lemur twins will add to the exciting experience and at only £45.00 for two people, including free entry to the Zoo and a free hot drink, it is an amazing and affordable adventure.

Polly Vogel, Education Officer said; ‘‘This is a really great chance to meet some of our animals up close. The launch of lemur feeding will commence at 3.30 pm on 11th April. The lemurs are so friendly and inquisitive that I’m sure this will be a great experience for all ages.’’

This is an amazing not to be missed opportunity and pre-booking is essential. For more information on booking your lemur feed, conservation projects at the Zoo and our fantastic year long events programme, please telephone 0844 474 2244 (local rate)


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