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BBC Cornwall | Cornwall
Fireworks 'not to blame' for pile-up
Smoke from fireworks was "not to blame" for a pile-up on the M5 near Taunton which killed seven people, including a man from Cornwall, a coroner rules.

Storm-hit rail line payout revealed
Compensation of up to £16m will be paid to train and freight operators following the destruction of the main railway line at Dawlish in the south-west of England.

Chick knit plea response 'fantastic'
Knitted chicks from Cornwall among thousands sent to a Manchester children's hospice after plea.

AUDIO: Why Danny Mills bought all the pies
Former England defender Danny Mills has invested in the struggling West Cornwall Pasty Company.

Easter eggs ruined in airport search
Children are left "devastated" after staff at Bristol Airport break their Easter eggs in a security check.

The level crossing wars
The battle over Britain's level crossings

VIDEO: Global fly fishing event comes to SW
Anglers from around the world expected

Pirates boss will miss Bedford game
Cornish Pirates boss Ian Davies is to miss his side's game against Bedford as his wife is expecting a baby.

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.



BBC News | UK | World Edition
Dissident republican death condemned
The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.

Teachers demand qualified status
Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.

Welby talks of gay marriage struggle
The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of the Church of England's struggle to do "what is right" over the divisive issue of same-sex marriage.

British teenager killed in Syria
A British teenager said to have "died in battle" fighting with anti-government forces in Syria, is described as a "martyr" by his father.

'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

Hunt to warn of schools extremism
Labour's Tristram Hunt is to issue a tough warning against religious extremism in schools.

Airport boss hits out at state aid
The chief executive of Edinburgh Airport hits out at state support for other airports for "distorting" competition.

Man in court over pump action rifle
A 50-year-old gardener accused of having a pump action rifle and a quantity of ammunition, is due to appear before magistrates later.

Minister's health and safety warning
Work and pensions minister Mike Penning writes to schools and local authorities in England to highlight health and safety "excuses".

Highland clans celebrate anniversary
Clan members from northern and western Highlands are expected to attend an anniversary celebration in Inverness which will also help mark this year's Homecoming festival.

Moores to be new England coach
Peter Moores is to be named England cricket coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.

A fifth of gardeners 'throw snails'
A survey finds one-fifth of gardeners admit to throwing snails over their neighbour's fence, with Londoners the worst culprits.

VIDEO: World's toughest canoe race begins
Hundreds of people are taking part in the world's toughest canoe race, which has begun in Devizes.

Independent MLA David McClarty dies
The independent unionist Northern Ireland Assembly member David McClarty has died after an illness.

Two vehicles in serious road crash
There has been a serious two-vehicle road crash at Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.

Redundancy threat at building firm
Workers at a Newport building firm face redundancy after the company warned it was going into administration, union leaders claim.

Three die in separate road crashes
Two motorcyclists and a car passenger have died in separate crashes in south and west Wales, say police.

Boy in hospital with severe burns
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.

'Nothing to hide' over bird deaths
A farmer whose properties were raided by police investigating the deaths of 20 birds of prey, calls for more resources to be directed at the investigation.

Man killed as pleasure boat capsizes
One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a Devon river estuary described by a coastguard officer as "quite treacherous".

Second earthquake hits East Midlands
Experts confirm the Rutland town of Oakham has had its second earthquake in two days.

Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Derby County
Steve McClaren's Derby earn a victory at Doncaster to keep alive hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier League.

ECB set to announce new England coach
The England and Wales Cricket Board will announce the identity of the new England coaching team at 10:30 BST on Saturday.

Brentford 1-0 Preston North End
Brentford win promotion to the Championship after beating Preston North End thanks to Alan Judge's first-half penalty.

Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner
Few chemicals are as familiar as table salt. The white crystals are the most common food seasoning in the world and an essential part of the human diet.

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.

How 420 became code for marijuana
The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.

Lucas cleared over fracking protest
Green MP Caroline Lucas and four co-defendants are cleared of obstructing a public highway during an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, West Sussex.

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

VIDEO: 'Tug of war' Banksy art in museum
The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.

VIDEO: Easter story in a shipping container
The North East town of South Shields is commemorating the Passion of Christ on Good Friday in a different way.

VIDEO: Kate meets Manly Beach life-savers
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.

VIDEO: First for Good Friday horse racing
History will be made as horse racing takes place for the first time in the UK on Good Friday - at Lingfield in Surrey and Scottish track Musselburgh.

VIDEO: Row over Irish dancing make-up ban
The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.

VIDEO: Travel tips for the Easter weekend
The BBC's Ben Bland gives some tips for travelling during the long weekend.

VIDEO: Vinyl fights back against downloads
New research suggests that physical formats for music, like CDs, cassettes and vinyl are experiencing a revival, particularly among younger buyers, despite digital downloads.

VIDEO: French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP
The leader of the French far right-wing Front National party has said that she would welcome collaboration with UKIP with "open arms".

Cheaper stamps if Scots go it alone?
Will stamps get cheaper if Scots go it alone?

The eight tribes of vinyl collector
The 8 tribes of people who keep buying records

The tale of the lion and the spa break
A lion on the loose in Llandrindod Wells

John Lewis celebrates 150 years
What's the story of John Lewis' 150 years of success?

Speaker fights 'boring' stereotype
John Bercow takes on 'boring' politics stereotypes

Pensions and privacy - front pages
The issues making Saturday's front-page headlines

 


Golya sewen / Celebrating success

Cornish Language and Place Names


Y’n vledhen ma, an re neb a sewenis y’ga apposyansow a allas golya aga sewena ha kuntell aga testskrifow orth solempnita arbennek, synsys yn Lys Kernow. Moy ages 70 studhyer ha’ga gwester a gemeras rann y’n dohajydh, restrys gans Kesva an Taves Kernewek.
An solempnita o an kynsa synsys yn Kernow hag ynwedh an kynsa termyn rag studhoryon neb sewensa yn apposyansow nowyth Asset – framweyth apposyans aswonnys yn kenedhlek hag yw kavadow lemmyn yn Kernewek.

An dohajydh o komendys gans Polin Prys, Kaderyer an Gesva. Dyghtyor MAGA, Jenefer Lowe a gewsys adro dhe’n edhom a wolya sewena yn Kernewek ha Sodhek Adhyskans Mike Tresidder a glerhas framweyth Asset nowyth. An testskrifow o res gans an Bardh Meur, Mick Paynter, neb a ros grassow dhe’n studhoryon oll a’ga ober abarth an taves.


This year, those who successfully passed their examinations were able to celebrate their success by collecting their certificates at a special ceremony, held in Lys Kernow. More than 70 students and guests attended the afternoon, which was organised by Kesva an Taves Kernewek. The ceremony was not only the first of its kind in Cornwall, but also, in addition to the exams run by the Kesva itself, celebrated the first group of successes in the new Asset examinations, a nationally accredited scheme now available to Cornish.

The afternoon was introduced by Chair of the Kesva Polin Prys. MAGA manager Jenefer Lowe spoke of the importance of celebrating achievement in Cornish, while Education Officer Mike Tresidder explained the new Asset system. Certificates were presented by the Grand Bard, Mick Paynter, who thanked all the candidates for their work and support for the language.

 

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