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Bloodhound roars back into town!

Bloodhound roars back into town!

A rocket car team is due to start two years of testing at Newquay Cornwall Airport next week ahead of attempts to set a new world land speed record of 1,000mph.

The Bloodhound SSC project team will initially test the fuel system before undertaking low speed 200mph testing of the unique rocket and jet-powered vehicle along the runway next summer. The supersonic car is scheduled to be taken to South Africa in 2015 for the land speed attempt, which stands at 763mph. Bloodhound will then be brought back to Newquay airport for further testing before it goes back to South Africa in 2016 to attempt to achieve 1,000mph and reach Mach 1.

The Bloodhound SSC project previously successfully...

Woman killed in cave plunge

Woman killed in cave plunge

AN elderly Newquay woman has died after she was found severely injured in a cave following a 75-foot fall from a cliff at Whipsiderry Beach on Monday afternoon.

The woman in her eighties was discovered unconscious by two people exploring the tidal cave near to Porth Island at 3.20pm.

Police believe the woman had initially fallen 15 feet onto rocks before rolling through a hole at the top of the cave and dropping a further 60 feet.

Members of Newquay Coastguard Search and...

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Hornets see the light!

Hornets see the light!

NEWQUAY Hornets RFC raised a glass to its surrounding charitable community on Friday evening as, after much planning, an official ceremony took place to switch on newly erected floodlights at their Sports Centre ground.

The lights on the centre’s top pitch mark the end of a long campaign that has seen the local community come together for the benefit of its rugby club, which can now look forward to extended training sessions.

Club secretary Maggie Notman said: “During the 2012 season...

Vicar goes out with a bang!

Vicar goes out with a bang!

THE vicar of Newquay’s parish church literally went out with a bang following his final service on Sunday after serving the town for 15 years.

Reverend Canon Michael Adams was treated to a fireworks display after conducting his last service at St Michael’s Church.

The fireworks were arranged by the owner of the Maharajah Restaurant, Vasant Maru, after a number of Fr Michael’s congregation approached him with the idea. Fr Michael had commented he wanted to go out with a bang and his congregation duly...

Safe scheme wins award

Safe scheme wins award

A successful initiative that helps vulnerable revellers in Newquay town centre during summer was commended for its efforts on Friday.

The Street Safe Project’s administrator Heather Iles won the volunteer of the year award at the Devon and Cornwall Police Partnership Community Volunteer Awards 2014 in Exeter. The Street Safe team as a whole was highly commended and came runners-up in the team of the year category.

The awards recognise members of the public who give up their own time to take...

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