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Plans for Launceston homes unveiled
Plans to build 129 new homes in Launceston are unveiled at a public exhibition.

Mobile libraries cut to one van
Cuts to much of Cornwall's mobile library service are given the go-ahead by senior councillors, with just one van to remain and stops cut from about 600 to 200.

Pre-WW1 sailing log found at club
Members of a yacht club in Cornwall are trying to find out how a log book detailing a sailing from England to the German Empire, days before World War One broke out, ended up at the club.

'Wobbly' shed incurs planners' wrath
Anonymous emails fly as planners say a "wibbly-wobbly" shed has adverse impact on area of outstanding natural beauty.

Pilot aims to tackle hepatitis C
A pilot scheme aimed at tackling the virus hepatitis C is under way in Cornwall.

Fast food chains with poor hygiene
Cornish pasty firm 'has perfect hygiene'

Eucharist celebrated in Cornish
Eucharist celebrated in Cornish

Cornish Pirates bring in four more
Cornish Pirates sign four more young players as they bolster their squad for the 2014-15 Championship season.

BBC News | UK | World Edition
UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola
Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader warns.

Two thirds of pier saved in fire
Fire crews save two thirds of Eastbourne Pier after fire destroyed part of the structure, leaving a metal skeleton.

New prisons rated as 'of concern'
The performance of the three prisons in England and Wales that opened under the coalition government is "of concern", official ratings show.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

New guidance on delivery charges
The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.

Academy trustee is new Ofsted chief
David Hoare, a trustee of a struggling academies chain, is announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted.

Airline axes Gatwick bag handler
Leisure airline Monarch terminates its contract with Swissport, one of the baggage-handling companies at Gatwick airport, after weekend chaos.

DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'
The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.

Experts call for new Scottish towns
Scotland may need up to eight new towns to help avert a potential housing crisis, a special commission says.

Minister wants UK animal tests ban
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them.

Local mayor raises Palestinian flag
The mayor of Tower Hamlets is criticised for raising the Palestinian flag at the town hall, in east London.

Weightlifter held over Games attack
An Australian weightlifter has been detained by police following an assault on a Welsh athlete in the Commonwealth Games athletes' village.

400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale
A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.

West Ham star in women attack charge
West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is charged with assaulting two women.

Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime
Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

Campaign targets modern slavery
The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.

Invictus Games a struggle, says Harry
Prince Harry says organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces has been a "real struggle".

Museum bids for virgin sculpture
A museum in Cambridge reveals plans to acquire a 17th Century wooden bust of the weeping virgin.

Woman sacked after becoming pregnant
A former bakery assistant is awarded over £23,000 after a tribunal found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.

'Modern day slaves' helped in NI
Twenty to 30 people a year are helped out of slavery in Northern Ireland, according to Justice Minister David Ford.

Council chief punished over n-word
The deputy leader of Powys Council is "severely reprimanded" for using racially offensive language.

One-in-10 Welsh children is obese
Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one in 10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

Major roads closed for cycling event
Major road closures are being made in and around Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.

Israeli show cancelled after protest
An Israeli show at the Edinburgh Fringe is cancelled after only one performance following a protest by a pro-Palestinian group.

999 fire centre 'puts lives at risk'
The Fire Brigades Union claims lives are being put at risk because of "failings" at the new North West Fire Control centre.

'Abuse' pilot 'took his own life'
A British Airways pilot accused of sexually abusing children in Africa took his own life, a coroner rules.

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Everton complete Lukaku signing
Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.

American Vogue's first black cover girl
Beverly Johnson was told she would never be on the cover of Vogue - but she made history when she became the first black model to do just that.

How many men are paedophiles?
The Pope was reported to have said that about 2% of Catholic clergy are paedophiles - but how does this compare to society as a whole?

The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are.

Swinney says 'Yes' better for firms
Scottish companies will be able to boost their presence on the world stage under independence, Scotland's finance secretary says.

We'll keep tightening sanctions - PM
UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions unless Russian President Vladimir Putin "changes his approach".

New banker rules 'could hurt London'
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

VIDEO: Harry wants to get wounded working
The first ever Invictus Games, a series of para-sport events for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, begin in September.

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Is it a 'good' summer for insect bites?
An increasing number of people are falling prey to creatures like ticks, horseflies, midges and mosquitoes as warm, wet weather creates perfect breeding conditions for insects.

VIDEO: Modern slavery targeted in campaign
The government is launching the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK.

VIDEO: Glasgow 2014 items for auction
The props, costumes and souvenirs from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony are being auctioned off.

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs
Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.

VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?
Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.

VIDEO: Broads-view opens up Norfolk waterways
The Norfolk Broads will soon be available for virtual navigation thanks to a novel aquatic equivalent of Google's Streetview technology

Is show season making a comeback?
Why are country shows making a comeback?

Sir Bobby's legacy five years on
Sir Bobby Robson's legacy five years on

The very public NHS privatisation debate
Is privatisation of the NHS in England on the agenda?

Unlikely link in Milltown Cemetery
Graves of an unlikely father and son discovered in Belfast

After Blue Monday, seize Thursday
Is this the day to set yourself a new challenge?

When politicians 'think aloud'
Why do politicians keep on falling foul of secret recordings?

A peculiar sort of debt
What are the true costs of running the student loan scheme?

'Tax cuts' and pier fears - front pages
Speculation over the 40p rate on front pages


MV Alacrity Exhibition

The exhibition details the story of a shipwreck - the MV Alacrity, which ran aground in Portheras Cove, Pendeen in 1963, and was spectacularly exploded by the Royal Engineers in 1981. It features photographs, artefacts, memories, and archive film footage from the BBC and ITVSW, and runs for seven days from 6th -12th August inclusive, from 11am-3pm daily, at The Centre of Pendeen, village community centre, TR19 7SE (website http://www.centreofpendeen.co.uk/). Admission is FREE, and the venue is child and disabled friendly with a small free car park and plenty of free on-street parking nearby.

The exhibition has been researched and put together by two local community groups, The Friends of Portheras Cove, and The Centre of Pendeen (reg charity no 1081351).


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