Election hopeful sparks tweet row
A NEWQUAY woman who wants to represent the town in Parliament has been suspended from the Labour Party after posting controversial messages on social media.
Deborah Hopkins (left), who now lives in St Eval, is Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Newquay and St Austell. The ex-Newquay Tretherras student is backed by Harriet Harman and her housing shadow minister husband, Jack Dromey.The deputy leader of the Labour Party and her husband posed for pictures with Deborah, describing her as a “great champion for Cornwall”. But Deborah now faces an investigation by the party after reports of her using Twitter to attack opponents.The single...
Tributes paid at harbour service
DOZENS of friends and family gathered at Newquay Harbour to pay their respects and celebrate the life of popular Frank Dungey last week.
Frank recently passed away after suffering from the effects carbon monoxide poisoning for more than 20 years.His funeral – the first of its kind on the quayside – was conducted by Vicar Chris from Padstow and held at Newquay Harbour, where it is estimated more than...
Good Friday showdown!
THE talking will stop this Good Friday morning as Newquay’s two footballing giants come together at Mount Wise.
Newquay AFC and Godolphin Atlantic will meet in a South West Peninsula League fixture at the home of the Peppermints.The neighbours have enjoyed very different seasons. Newquay, who are on their third management team of the season, currently sit in 11th place and have suffered a largely indifferent campaign that has been hit with controversy and issues...
Stein chef eyes Newquay restaurant
ONE of Rick Stein’s former head chefs plans to bring the taste of the sea to Newquay in June.
Paul Harwood is launching a small seafood restaurant at the Fistral Surf Centre, specialising in quality local produce.
The talented chef, who has run restaurants in Padstow and Falmouth for the TV chef during a 14-year association, has decided to go it alone and open an eatery with the help of his wife Elise and their two children, Olivia aged 21 and Sam aged 18.
Fond farewell to Marty
HUNDREDS of people packed into St Michael’s Church on Thursday to say goodbye to a much-loved mainstay of Newquay Harbour.
Martin Burt, known to many as Marty, passed away on Friday, April 4, aged 78 years.
With standing room only left at the church, the Rev Chris McQuillen-Wright conducted a service that featured various hymns and prayers, including Amazing Grace and We Can Shed Tears.
The retiring collection will be donated to Newquay RNLI.Marty spent much of his time at the town’s harbour, having worked...