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Wednesday 20th August
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Sports Centre future under threat

NEWQUAY Sports Centre faces an uncertain future as it’s revealed that Cornwall Council is assessing its Leisure Resources Strategy as part of ongoing cost-cutting efforts.

A consultation has been presented to various parties across the county – including Newquay Town Council – to gather thoughts and opinions on the “realistic” options facing Cornwall Council in terms of its leisure facilities.

The authority says “significant reductions” in public sector funding have made it necessary for it to cut spending, so that by 2019 it will be spending £360...

Residents' fury over bus service

Residents' fury over bus service

RESIDENTS have voiced their anger over the area’s bus service after dozens of people say they have been left stranded by buses not turning up.

Complaints are being made about the service being provided by Western Greyhound after buses fail to turn up, are late or do not stop because they are full.

Residents living in Newquay, St Columb Road, Cubert and Crantock have all experienced problems with service...

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Top surf action at Fistral

Top surf action at Fistral

LOCALS mixed it with the world’s best at last week’s Boardmasters Festival of Surf as, once again, the four-day festival drew in large crowds and set up thrilling action.

The UK’s biggest surf and music event opened on Wednesday at Fistral Beach as the blazing sun shone down on one of the most stunning locations in Cornwall. Huge crowds gathered to watch all the sporting action including the first rounds of the international surf competitions and the public BMX and skate sessions.

Amongst the standouts were Newquay’s Adam Griffiths who pipped good...

Gannel rapist jailed for 20 years

Gannel rapist jailed for 20 years

A HOMELESS man from Newquay has been jailed for 20 years after admitting raping a woman at the Gannel Estuary in the town.

Nicholas Peppiatt (right), whose address was last listed as the United Reformed Church on Newquay’s Bank Street, was described by judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC as a dangerous man who posed a serious risk to the public.

Truro Crown Court heard how a 20-year-old female student was struck...

Boardmasters bonanza!

Boardmasters bonanza!

DESPITE the event being cut short thousands of people descended on the Newquay area at the weekend to enjoy this year’s Boardmasters surf and music festival.

Some 30,000 people visited the Fistral and Watergate Bay sites across the four days to enjoy a host of entertainment.

Along with a festival village of shops, surf, BMX and skate competitions staged at Fistral Beach from Thursday through to Sunday, the site at Watergate...

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