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Massive works set to start at Tretherras

By Warren Wilkins 27th April 2016

Massive works set to start at Tretherras

MAJOR plans to improve Newquay Tretherras are underway ahead of schedule after the Government prioritised the £12 million scheme due to the dilapidated state of the junior section. Government representatives carried out a detailed inspection of the academy and determined the 1950s block will need to be demolished and new classrooms  constructed rather than a refurbishment taking place. Tretherras has now been selected as one of th...

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Marathon effort by Newquay Road Runners

By Tom Howe 27th April 2016

Marathon effort by Newquay Road Runners

THERE were some outstanding performances by Newquay Road Runners (NRRs) at the 36th running of the Virgin London Marathon. The marathon afforded runners almost perfect conditions for the 26.2 miles, although it was a little cold whilst the they waited for proceedings to start. There were over 40,000 who managed to...

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Men steal alcohol worth £1,800
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Two men stole £1,799 worth of wines and spirits at a Newquay superstore after filling up a trolley and walking out. The suspects visited Sainsbury’s in Alma Place and made off the alcohol on Tuesday, April 12, at about 12 noon. The first suspect is described as a tanned male, possibly of Mediterranea...

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Minute´s silence to remember Blitz dead
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Marathon run for defib cash
Marathon run for defib cash

NEWQUAY is well on the road to having new lifesaving equipment installed after fundraisers completed the gruelling London Marathon on Sunday. Ambulance charity Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust (FLEET) runners have raised thousands of pounds toward erecting public access...

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Barrowfields path taking shape
Barrowfields path taking shape

CONTENTIOUS work to construct a section of Newquay’s Cycle Network through the protected Barrowfields is taking shape. Cormac, on behalf of Cornwall Council, has started digging up the top soil to create the contour of the cycle path, which will stretch from the Lusty G...

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Lions show off new minibus
Lions show off new minibus

A LOCAL charity organisation held a launch party to celebrate the arrival of a new vehicle which will be used to help the community. Newquay Lions Club invited residents to celebrate the arrival of a new minibus which was purchased thanks to a £48,000 grant from the Dep...

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A new year round air link between Newquay and Yorkshire will be launched in October following the help of a Government subsidy. Flybe wi...

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Selina pens book on village life

A pensioner has published a book focusing on the history of Quintrell Downs and her family’s life over the past 100 years. Selina...

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Porth Island works on course

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Tidy up our town!
Tidy up our town!

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Charlotte's scholarship dream
Charlotte's scholarship dream

Newquay international runner Charlotte Cayton-Smith is set to embark on a once in a lifetime opportunity after being awarded a scholarship to study sport science at Mississippi State University (MSU). Charlotte, 19 in May, has been awarded a four-year full student-athlete sch...

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Firefighters died 75 years ago
Firefighters died 75 years ago

FIVE Newquay firefighters were tragically killed at the height of the Plymouth Blitz 75 years ago this week. Stan Vineer, Robert Whiting, Guy Featherstone, Ernest Stanley Old and Benjamin Arthur Phillips were among the Newquay wartime fire crew of nine who raced across the bo...

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Tributes to trio of teachers
Tributes to trio of teachers

TRIBUTES are being paid to three former Tretherras teachers who passed away within weeks of each other. Reg Roberts, Roger Elliott and Alan Taylor taught thousands of students during their time at the school, leaving a lasting impression on many of their pupils. Reg Roberts h...

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