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BBC Cornwall | Cornwall
Vigilance call in slavery reporting
People should to be more vigilant when it comes to reporting suspected incidents of labour exploitation in Cornwall, the chief constable says.

Ministers issue spaceport shortlist
Six aerodromes, including Newquay, remain on a list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport.

VIDEO: 'Wales could be Cornwall' says Stein
The son of celebrity chef Rick Stein says Wales is not making the most of its fishing industry and it should follow Cornwall's lead.

Private firm admits staff pay errors
A private firm which runs cleaning services at Cornwall hospitals apologises for errors in staff pay.

'Wife's salary' man granted visa
A man who faced being deported due to his British wife's salary being too low has been given a visa to stay.

Police boss move to cost £500,000
The crime commissioner in Devon and Cornwall will spend £500,000 on relocating his offices to police headquarters.

Lonely monkey goes on first date
Daisy, a lonely 50-year-old monkey, goes on a successful first date following the death of her partner.

Woman, 88, named world pasty champion
The 88-year-old mother of Cornish sea shanty singer John Lethbridge wins the top title at the World Pasty Championships.

Tourism body set to be replaced
Plans to replace the council-run tourism body in Cornwall with a community company are revealed leaving 13 people facing redundancy.

Arctic bowhead whale seen off Scilly
Arctic bowhead whale seen off Scilly

From lightsabers to sabre fencing
Truro's Star Wars inspired fencing club

Pirates deals for Evans and Dancer
Cornish Pirates backs Matt Evans and Alex Dancer have signed new contracts with the Championship club.

St Austell boss eyes FA Vase victory
AFC St Austell manager Phil Lafferty is confident his side can win the FA Vase after reaching the semi-finals.

Defeat at Cirencester annoys Tully
Truro City manager Steve Tully says he is unhappy with his side after their 2-0 defeat at Cirencester Town.

St Austell reach FA Vase semi-finals
AFC St Austell came back from 2-1 to beat Ascot United 3-2 and become the first Cornish side to make the FA Vase semi-finals since 2007.

BBC News | UK | World Edition
Farage: Get migration back to normal
UKIP will not adopt "arbitrary" immigration targets, Nigel Farage says, but adds net migration should return to "normality" of 20,000-50,000 a year.

Lovers convicted of killing girl
A woman and her sadistic lover who created a cyber fantasy world are convicted of killing her young daughter, who suffered 50 injuries.

Family of ex-UK marine 'devastated'
The family of a former Royal Marine believed to be the first Briton killed fighting IS extremists in Syria say they are "devastated" but "proud" of their son.

'Plebgate' PC gets £80k libel payout
The police officer at the centre of the "plebgate" row has accepted £80,000 in damages from Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell.

Three held over teen cyclist murder
Three people are held on suspicion of murdering a 15-year-old stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.

School apology over Palestinian slur
A North Lanarkshire school apologises after handing out a homework worksheet that called Palestinians "terrorists".

Incomes 'back to pre-crisis level'
Average household incomes are back to where they were before the financial crisis, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Becky murder suspects still quizzed
Police have until Wednesday afternoon to question two people suspected of murdering Bristol teenager Becky Watts.

'Blame fans' Hillsborough police told
Police officers were told to put the blame for Hillsborough on the "drunken, ticketless Liverpool supporters", the inquest into the disaster hears.

Scottish Power hit with sales ban
Energy supplier Scottish Power accepts a 12-day sales ban after failing to meet Ofgem's customer service targets, the watchdog says.

Sellafield clean-up costs now £53bn
The cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has increased by £5bn to £53bn, says the National Audit Office.

Prince condemns illegal ivory trade
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.

Man admits robbing 92-year-old for £5
A man pleads guilty in court to robbing a 92-year-old for £5 outside his London block of flats.

Campaigner, 90, loses extremism case
Police chiefs win a court battle against a Brighton campaigner fighting to have his details removed from an extremism database.

Sotherton's stolen gold medal found
A Commonwealth Games gold medal stolen from the home of former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton is found.

Rare baby rhino dies at Chester Zoo
A baby rhinoceros dies at Chester Zoo, little more than a month after her dramatic birth was captured on film.

'Bearlike animal' caught by RSPCA
An animal mistaken for a "small bear" which had been on the run for two months is recaptured.

'Fairy control' needed in woodland
"Fairy control" is brought in at woodland in Somerset to curb the "profusion of elfin construction".

Translink 'could go out of business'
The chief executive of transport firm Translink warns it could go out of existence unless it increases fares again or makes cuts to services.

Schools 'could see 1,500 jobs lost'
Education Minister John O'Dowd says schools are likely to see 500 job losses for teachers and 1,000 for non-teaching staff due to £28m cuts to his budget.

200 protest over hospital changes
Up to 200 people are protesting outside the Senedd in Cardiff over changes to services at Withybush Hospital.

DNA tests fail to identify body
Tests fail to identify remains police thought could have been from the body of a woman missing for 37 years.

MSPs debate 'super ID database'
Scottish government plans allowing more than 100 public bodies to access personal data through an individual's NHS number are being debated by MSPs.

Economy grows despite oil price drop
The Scottish economy will continue to pick up pace, despite the impact for the oil and gas industry of the lower oil price.

Cyclist escorted off M1 motorway
A cyclist is escorted off the M1 in Hertfordshire and given "words of advice" by police.

Top earning uni boss paid £623,000
The highest paid university chief in the UK received a £623,000 salary and benefits package, new figures reveal.

Australia win with record Cup score
Australia post a World Cup record total as they beat Afghanistan by the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history.

Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.

Club lifts 128-year ban on females
A British Open Championship venue lifts its ban on female memberships for the first time in its 128-year history.

Striking gold with a hoard of lost property
Welcome to the Zurich store where much of Switzerland's lost property ends up for sale.

Viewpoint: Why I loved Nemtsov
Historian Georgy Mirsky on Russia's "culture of intolerance, bitterness, national arrogance, and malicious smears" and its part in the murder of Boris Nemtsov.

Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back
In 2012 an Indian student was raped on a bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists while making a film about the case.

Clegg in drug law election pledge
The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg is to say.

UK government sells Eurostar stake
The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.

Court backs UK in euro trading case
The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.

VIDEO: Procedure Committee
MPs are hearing evidence from former Leaders of the Commons.

VIDEO: 'How I snapped weasel on bird photo'
The amateur photographer who took a picture of a weasel on the back of a woodpecker mid-flight says it is "almost a dream".

VIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade
The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.

VIDEO: Becky suspects quizzed by police
Police have until 1500 GMT to question two people suspected of murdering missing teenager Becky Watts.

VIDEO: Victim's family 'let down' by system
The family of a murder victim who overheard a judge saying victim statements made "no difference" to parole decisions say they have been "let down" after hearing their son's killers could be moved to open prisons.

VIDEO: 'I am against modern cult of fattism'
Journalist James Delingpole on who should pay for the health care of people who are overweight.

VIDEO: PM on Trident: No-one wants grubby deal
Speaking of Trident, David Cameron said his party would "make sure it was properly renewed" in the next Parliament.

VIDEO: Westminster repairs could cost £3bn
MPs and peers might have to leave the Palace of Westminster within 20 years, if repairs and modernisation work are not carried out.

VIDEO: Phoenix Nights star thanks medics
Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins said he is "eternally grateful" to the medical staff who treated him when he collapsed on stage.

Crossing the Forth without the Forth Bridge
How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge

The number of old people in the UK killing themselves has fallen. Why?
Why are fewer elderly people killing themselves in the UK?

Why are UK petrol prices rising again?
Why are petrol prices rising again?

China's Tube crush
How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing

Abuse debate, money laundering and cheaper beer
Abuse debate, money laundering and cheaper beer



UK songwriting contest comes to Bristol: New for 2015, Future Music is launching a UK songwriting contest to find the best songwriters in the UK. The UK songwriting contest will provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to get their music heard and potentially get signed. There is also the opportunity to perform in a Grand Final showcase in London in front of A&R who work for the three major record labels.


A prestigious panel of music industry judges are at every stage of the songwriting contest including at The Anson Rooms in Bristol, offering songwriters exposure of their music to the most influential decision-makers in the music industry, including A&R representatives who work for the UK’s three major record labels – Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music.

The UK songwriting contest is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of many of the best songwriters in the UK song writers such as:

Atlantic Record's Jacob Banks
Warner Music’s Birdy
Sony’s Luke Friend
Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan

Sunday 1st March at The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF.
Auditions will start at 4pm. Please arrive 30 minutes beforehand and no earlier.

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes and want your songwriting heard by music industry professionals, enter the songwriting contest here: www.songwritingcompetitionuk.com


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