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Newquay Voice > Issue 558 - 09/05/2012
MORE loving Newquay dogs currently at St Francis Home for Animals are looking for new homes. Max is a male Skye Terrier Cross Cairn and 19 months old. He is good with dogs but needs an experienced owner as he is nervous with new people. Alfie is a nine-month-old male Lurcher. He is very active but needs further socialising and training. He is described as a nice dog that likes to play ball. Harry is between nine and 10 years old and a male Collie Cross. He is very good with people and dogs B&B he is looking for a nice quiet home. Two-year-old Roxy is a female Jack Russell who likes people and gets on with other dogs. Harley is a five-year-old Jack Russell and is a ’nice dog’. Amber is also a Jack Russell of the same age and is quite nervous, needing a lot of time and tenderness.Mowgli is five months old and a Bullmastiff Cross puppy. He is good with most things and described as a gorgeous puppy. He needs someone who is home most of the day and used to large breed dogs. Contact St Francis Home for Animals on 01637 872976.
NEWQUAY’S youngest ever Mayor was officially installed on Thursday evening and vowed to help the town thrive. Conservative Kevin Towill, 32, was sworn in as the chairman of Newquay Town Council for the coming year in front of a packed audience of dignitaries. The taxi driver, ’who lives and breathes politics“, was presented with the gown and mayoral chain by outgoing Mayor Andy Hannan at the mayor-making ceremony in the council chamber in Marcus Hill. Among the dignitaries there were John Dyer, vice-chairman of Cornwall Council, St Columb Major Mayor Dave Swindells, St Austell Mayor Sandra Heyward, Bodmin Mayor Ralph Solomons, Lord and Lady Long and Newquay Inspector Ian Drummond-Smith.
AN ale and pie festival in Cubert over the bank holiday weekend proved to be so popular the taps nearly ran dry. The 13th Real Ale and Pie Festival held at the Smugglers’ Den had to call on emergency supplies to ensure the ale kept flowing. The event boasted more than 50 ales and live entertainment including Land of Giants, Sandfire Siren, Black Friday and Breaks Collective. The real ale was washed down with a variety of pies on offer, including steak and ale, Homity and a pork and chorizo variety, which proved to be the most popular.Landlord Simon Hancock has hailed the ale and pie festival the ’best ever“. He said: ’It was a fantastic event. We are delighted and overwhelmed by the support people gave us for this festival. People really love it and we are so pleased they have had a fantastic time."
A LOCAL pub aims to tickle people’s tastebuds at a forthcoming ale and music festival.The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell is staging the West Country Ale and Music Festival between Friday and Sunday from 12 noon until late.The beer garden will be transformed into the perfect real ale and music festival venue. There will be a huge selection of West Country ales sourced from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, which will include Skinner’s Royal Wave, Cotleigh Sea Hawk and O’Hanlons Stormstay. A variety of ciders will also be available, such as Sandford Orchards Old Kirton, Ashridge Draught and Green Valley Strawby.
HUNDREDS of car enthusiasts descended on Newquay over the bank holiday for a Mini festival. The 17th Riviera Run, held at Trevelgue Holiday Park, attracted about 1,000 Minis for the event, which included a show ‘n’ shine in the car park and an organised cruise to St Mawes. Trevelgue manager Mike Finnigan said: ’The Mini festival was very successful. We’re delighted with it. The weather was terrific despite the forecast. The show ‘n’ shine was rammed and two of our preferred charities, The Joe Way Appeal and Cornwall Air Ambulance, were delighted with the return they got during the day. The Minis went on a 70-mile cruise and it took us over 40 minutes to get all the vehicles out of the car parks. It was quite a sight.
41 Newquay Road Runners competed in the Boconnoc five mile event at the weekend. Held in the beautiful Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel and organised by St Austell Running Club.
A GENEROUS Newquay business has been raising money for charity by asking people to donate small change for a carrier bag B&B and is now encouraging others to do the same. Jamie’s Pasty Shop in Central Square recently decided to ask its customers to make a donation if they wished to have a carrier bag for their pasties.Owner Judy Coppen has been asking people for small donations of a penny in a bid to help raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West. She has found people have been both willing and generous, often donating 10 or 20 times more. They have been collecting for just two weeks and have already filled several charity collection boxes. In picture Shawna Nash
NEWQUAY knitters have been kept busy recently as they handed over dozens of teddies to disaster charity ShelterBox. Members of a Knit and Natter group, who meet on Tuesdays at TJ Crafts, have made the colourful teddies and mini sleeping bags which will be sent to children across the world who have lost their homes to natural and man-made disasters. ShelterBox representative Pete Keast was on hand to collect the teddies last week.
NEWQUAY Hospital promoted the importance of people washing their hands as part of a worldwide campaign on Friday. Staff set up an informative, eye-catching stall explaining the importance of hand hygiene in reducing infection at the entrance to the hospital. Visitors and staff were invited to use the light box to test the effectiveness of their current hand washing practice. The event was part of Hand Hygiene Day B&B an annual global campaign by the World Health Organisation to encourage people to wash their hands with soap and water to reduce the spread of harmful bacteria.
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