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Wednesday 6th October

Tailored support for business growth

Businesses across Cornwall are being urged to take advantage of a support project that offers 12 hours of free expert consultancy to help them to improve their productivity and grow their business.

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30th September

Marwick grow from strength to strength

Marwick Marketing would soon become a leading digital marketing agency in Western Canada, helping other businesses succeed online. Marwick Marketing has won multiple awards, was listed as the 11th Fastest Growing Company in British Columbia in 2020

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21st September 2021

Helping Hand from Game Changer Creates New Opportunities for Young People

Time at school or college can be very challenging, if you add the stress of getting poor GSCE results at the end of it, this can leave many young people feeling disheartened and excluded, creating additional barriers to finding a job and starting a career.

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7th September 2021

Broadband and Business grants are now available!

Since 2011, Superfast Cornwall programmes have a strong track record of delivering broadband projects across Cornwall

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13th August 2021

Future proof your business thanks to the Skills Hub

After 25 years working in the plumbing and heating industry, Will and Helen started WJ New Plumbing in 2020. Following two decades working under somebody else...

By Warren Wilkins

4th May 2021

Newquay’s fond farewell

Family and friends packed into Newquay’s parish church to bid farewell to Chrissie Jackson on Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of people attended the memorial service for the Newquay Voice founder...

4th August 2021

‘Sample local fishy dishes’ is the message from chefs

Cornish chef, food photographer and author James Strawbridge has joined fellow West Country sustainable seafood champion Mitch Tonks in urging British holiday-makers to try out the local seafood...

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2nd August 2021

Funds help towns to safely recover and roll out the welcome mat

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the stop-start nature of the various lockdown restrictions has placed exceptional pressure on Cornwall’s towns and high streets. Their success is critical...

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28th July 2021

Support from the People Hub is helping people find work and training

When Sarah was made redundant at the end of last year she was at a loss to know what to do next. Step forward the People Hub who referred Sarah to the right organisation to help her to update her CV and build her confidence...

By Warren Wilkins

21st July 2021

Fifty years at heart of Newquay

A Newquay charity is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Newquay Lions is organising various events throughout the year to mark the milestone, including fetes, a Santa hunt, coffee mornings and its prize bingo.

By ROWENA MILLAR

21st July 2021

Explore the shore and more for this year’s marine week

There’s much more to our coasts than spectacular views. During National Marine Week (July 24 to August 1), the Wildlife Trusts will be showcasing the nation’s shores and coastal waters. This is particularly important in Cornwall...

By Kirstie Newton

21st July 2021

Sleep expert shares tips to help you sleep during a heatwave

The current heatwave, which has led the Met Office to issue one of its new-style extreme heat weather warnings for the first time for parts of the UK is leading to many people struggling to get a good night’s sleep...

By Kirstie Newton

21st July

Fun is just a stone's throw away

They say that pebble-hunting is what geologists do on holiday, and Clive Mitchell’s first experience of geology was over 50 years ago, picking up pebbles on the beaches of Cornwall and Devon...

By Warren Wilkins

14th July 2021

Blooming marvellous!

Newquay was looking its best for South West in Bloom judging on Thursday. Newquay In Bloom Partnership took judges Ian Murphy and Jane Pagano to see the sights on board the land train in glorious sunshine.

By Kirstie Newton

14th July 2021

Company launches bid to save beloved spaces

Cornwall-based fundraising platform Crowdfunder has teamed up with Cornwall Council to encourage locals and visitors alike to help save the spaces they love, so they can be loved forever.

15th July 2021

Covid-19 Business Survival Guide to help with rule changes

Cornish companies are being invited to attend a ‘Covid-19 Business Survival Guide’ webinar to help them navigate the pandemic after the rules change.

By Warren Wilkins

7th July 2021

Garden set for a final flowering

An award-winning coastal garden in Crantock, which has featured on television’s Gardeners’ World programme, is set to show its delights for the final time. David and Brenda Eyles will be opening Arundell Garden...

By Warren Wilkins

7th July 2021

Keen to glean: food is saved

Vegetable pickers ensured nothing went to waste in St Newlyn East on Sunday. Volunteers helped pick two and a half tonnes of cauliflowers and broccoli, which would have perished otherwise.

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6th July

More than 800 new businesses started thanks to Outset Cornwall

Over 800 new businesses are now up and running across the county, thanks to free support they received from Outset Cornwall. First launched in 2009, the award-winning business start-up programme...

By Warren Wilkins

30th June 2021

“We’ve got your back now”, pupils tell teacher

People are rallying behind a much-loved teacher who needs to undergo brain surgery. Vicky Roberts, 34, who teaches year three pupils at St Columb Primary Academy, has been diagnosed with Trigeminal neuralgia...

By Warren Wilkins

30th June 2021

£2.4m FIX FOR BROKEN WATER MAIN

The dilapidated sewer at the River Gannel is to be replaced as part of a £2.4m scheme after repeated leaks of raw sewage into the estuary. South West Water is installing a new sewer...

By Kirstie Newton

30th June 2021

An unforgettable heroine

Set in wartime Trevone Bay on the North Cornwall coast, Melanie Greenwood’s debut novel The Blue Hour has an unlikely heroine: 89-year-old Tilly Barwise, a brandy-swilling, style-loving, man-adoring chain-smoker. No sweet, powder-puff pensioner

By Juliet Lunam

30th June 2021

Cornwall Council has promised it is ‘taking immediate action’ after two damning reports into housing services

Findings included a lack of up to date gas, electrical and fire safety checks and asbestos and water hygiene inspections, lost council revenue and allegations the company was pressured by the council into buying properties which had not been surveyed, to use for housing.

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29th June 2021

Calling people in Newquay: get yourself protected from COVID-19 this week

People in Newquay can arm themselves against COVID-19 this week by grabbing a jab at the Day Lewis Pharmacy. Anyone who is 18 and older...

By Warren Wilkins

23rd June 2021

Life-saving: the family business

A dad from Newquay has followed in his daughters’ footsteps to become an RNLI lifeguard Gareth Barnes decided to follow the example of his twin daughters Issey and Maisie.

By Warren Wilkins

23rd June 2021

END OF EYESORE AT LAST - Derelict hotel to be knocked down in July

Newquay’s biggest eyesore is being demolished in July to make way for a new development. Developer Stephens and Stephens has bought the former Fistral Bay Hotel in Pentire Avenue and plans to build a seven-storey scheme containing 74 apartments, including nine penthouses.

By Juliet Lunam

25th June 2021

Vaccine Walk-In Clinics

Walk-in clinics have been set up to offer Pfizer Covid vaccines for Cornwall residents this weekend. Anyone in Cornwall, who has not yet had their jab is invited...

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22nd June 2021

Over 2,000 jobseekers helped thanks to Work Routes Cornwall

More than 2,000 unemployed people from all across Cornwall have started work thanks to the free support they received from Work Routes. Since 2016, the service co-funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund...

By Ian Houston

10th June 2021

Our Man in America

The G7 Leaders’ Summit starts Friday in Cornwall, and will snarl traffic and create local logistical challenges. Devon and Cornwall Police and local volunteers will work extra hours, and do a superb job.

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9th June 2021

Funding helps innovative marine business to grow

Naval architect Bob Colclough has a passion for marine renewable energy and has spent his career exploring the use of new technologies to help create a better and more sustainable future. 18 months ago he set up his own company – Morek Engineering...

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28th May 2021

Mayor to present Newquay Town Council Community Awards at the Killacourt this Saturday

By Warren Wilkins

26th May 2021

Health minister’s care call

The Health Secretary hit the waves in Newquay to experience first-hand how a surf therapy charity has been helping vulnerable children. Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, donned a wetsuit...

By Warren Wilkins

26th May 2021

Students’ message to leaders at G7 summit

Newquay students have launched a campaign to showcase the main issues they want addressed at the G7 Summit in June. Degree students at Cornwall College Newquay...

By Warren Wilkins

26th May 2021

CREST OF A WAVE - Health minister’s care call

The Health Secretary hit the waves in Newquay to experience first-hand how a surf therapy charity has been helping vulnerable children. Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, donned a wetsuit...

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25th May 2021

Local mental health charity helps unemployed

Mental Health Awareness Week, the national campaign which took place earlier this month, was a good reminder of the importance of good mental health for all.

By warren Wilkins

19th May 2021

Epic paddle's warm welcome

A man attempting to become the first person ever to paddle around mainland Britain was given a proper Cornish welcome when he arrived in Newquay. Brendon Prince was escorted into the bay by a gig from Newquay Rowing Club...

By Warren Wilkins

19th May 2021

Newquay takes latest careful steps on road back to normality

Newquay is set to welcome an influx of visitors following the latest easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday. Hotels, hostels, bed-and-breakfasts and campsites re-opened...

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18th May 2021

Signposting services provide free support to Cornish businesses and residents

Three signposting hubs are providing key information and guidance to businesses and individuals, ensuring they are able to access the fully funded support available across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

By Warren Wilkins

12th May 2021

Road signs are rubbing residents up wrong way

Poor signage in Newquay has led to motorists driving the wrong way down a one-way street. That’s the view of Matt Corbett, who owns the Breakers Guest House.

By Warren Wilkins

12th May 2021

‘Tired and dirty town a turn-off’

A leading Newquay businessman says retailers are being put off opening a business in the town centre because it looks so tired and dirty. John Weller, who has a substantial interest

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11th May 2021

Digital Skills Support available for SMES across Cornwall

Did you know DPN Training help small and medium businesses in Cornwall with their online sales and marketing? Find out more about the funded courses they offer...

By Warren Wilkins

5th May 2021

Traffic at a standstill in climate call rebellion

A protester brought traffic to a standstill in Newquay town centre on Saturday afternoon in a call for more action to combat climate change. Abigail Hubbucks, 24, sat in the road...

By Warren Wilkins

5th May 2021

Former mayor leads campaign to improve children’s crossing

A campaign has been launched to make it safer for families with young children to walk to a primary school. Former Newquay mayor Rachel Craze is appealing...

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30th April 2021

BIG Productivity supports RAM Gasket Solutions

From enabling a charitable enterprise to develop their offer to an engineering technology company looking to purchase new machinery, the BIG Productivity programme is helping boost the productivity, growth and sustainability of a wide range of businesses across Cornwall.

By Warren Wilkins

28th April 2021

Sea pool bid makes a splash

The campaign to restore the sea pool on Towan Beach has been given a welcome boost from a popular open water sea swimming group. Newquay Bluetits has pledged to support the effort...

By Warren Wilkins

28th April 2021

Beach lands starring role in Game of Thrones prequel

Fans of the hit fantasy drama series Game of Thrones have been flocking to Holywell Bay following speculation the eagerly anticipated prequel is being filmed in the village.

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24th February 2021

EU funding continues to support Cornish businesses until 2023

From providing support programmes to developing high quality workspaces and investing in research and innovation projects – new and existing businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are continuing to benefit from European funding through the €600 million Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme.

By Warren Wilkins

14th April 2021

Killacourt open after £900,000 project

The newly-enhanced Killacourt opened to the public on Monday following a controversial £900,000 scheme to improve the green space.

By Warren Wilkins

14th April 2021

Boris sees airport’s £7.8m lift-off

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Cornwall Airport Newquay to see first-hand how £7.8million in Government funding will be spent to upgrade the facility ahead of the G7 Summit in June.

By Warren Wilkins

11th April 2021

‘Thanks for rescuing me’, says woman saved from quicksand

A Newquay woman has thanked emergency services for saving her life after she became stuck in quicksand at the Gannel. Sammy Siggery feared the worst...

By Warren Wilkins

9th April 2021

Newquay leads way as first front desk in Cornwall to welcome public again

Newquay Police Station’s front desk has re-opened to the public after being shut for many years to cut costs.

By Warren Wilkins

4th April 2021

Exciting time for town as business premises are snapped up

The future is looking bright for Newquay with one business leader hailing “positive signs” and another looking forward to an “amazing year”.

By Warren Wilkins

24th March 2021

‘It’s a nightmare, we’ve never had anything like it’ - Special report on Newquay’s covid housing crisis

People are facing a housing crisis in Newquay due to the lack of properties available because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Some people have already been made homeless and others may face a similar fate ...

By Warren Wilkins

24th March 2021

Best feet - and paws - forward for 100km task

A Newquay woman is raising money and awareness for a dementia charity in the hope that other people do not have to go through the challenges her family has had to endure. Shane Crampton is taking part in Dementia UK’s 100km nationwide March dog-walking challenge.

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18th March 2021

Expansion of the first UK Artisan Food Village thanks to Superfast Cornwall

When former City fund managers Richard and Fionagh Harding moved into their 350 acre farm in Bude in 2006, they had no experience of farming. Today, with the support of their four children, the couple are running the highly successful Norton Barton Artisan Food Village...

By Warren Wilkins

17th March 2021

Jobs at risk as lost contracts lead to cheese-maker facing closure

A cheese-making facility at Trevarrian is set to close in the early summer with the loss or relocation of 37 jobs. Farmer-owned dairy company Arla Foods

By Warren Wilkins

17th March 2021

Women’s protest called off by police

A planned protest in Newquay about women’s safety in the wake of the death of Sarah Everard was cancelled after police warned they would enforce covid regulations if people gathered.

By Warren Wilkins

10th March 2021

Safety fear over jams at waste centre site

Safety concerns have been raised about long queues of traffic at the waste and recycling centre in Newquay. Councillors fear an accident is waiting to happen outside the Household Waste and Recycling Centre...

By Warren Wilkins

10th March 2021

Lecturer goes to top of class for her ‘inspiring’ teaching

A Newquay lecturer who launched an environmental and educational programme has been recognised with a national teaching award. Brender Willmott, who teaches at Cornwall College Newquay...

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5th March 2021

‘Sustainable Lives’ sparks a local resident’s new career ambitions

Two years ago Gemma’s son started primary school, leaving her isolated and searching for a new positive direction for her life. A chance meeting with an old friend led her to join the EU funded Sustainable Lives project in Newquay, and step into a new exciting future.

By Warren Wilkins

3rd March

Taking Back Control - Deal aims to return town assets to local ownership

A long-standing campaign to return swathes of Newquay to the town’s ownership and control has taken a major step forward. Newquay Town Council and Cornwall Council have signed a formal agreement to work together to hand Cornwall-owned property and assets to the town council.