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Councillor Harry Blakeley believes the airport could even be used for go-kart racing and kite boarding

1,749. The Royal Mail promises to paint postboxes gold in the hometowns of medal winners. Laura Trott gets two after someone points out that she is not, in fact, from Harlow

Olympic postboxes to stay gold, says Royal Mail

Royal Mail postboxes painted gold to celebrate Britain's Olympic winners will not be returned to red.

Scilly residents angry as local helicopter service to mainland closes

The curtain will today fall on five decades of a helicopter service linking the Cornish mainland with Scilly as the final commercial flight with British International Helicopters (BIH) leaves the islands.

Woman murdered husband with scissors in row over tidying up

A four-times-married woman murdered her latest husband with a pair of dress-making scissors after he refused to help her tidy up, a court heard.

CEOs of Manchester, Dubai and Bristol add to criticism of paralysis in London

Airport bosses claim politicians' dithering is damaging economy

CEOs of Manchester, Dubai and Bristol add to criticism of paralysis in London

There are no easy answers to 'Cornwall problem'

You cannot ban people from buying second homes. It is not a left/right political debate, it is a practical one
Police in the area say they initially suspected it had been hit by a mini-earthquake as calls flooded into reporting the incident.

Police inundated with calls after sonic boom from meteor rocks Devon and Cornwall

Police in Devon and Cornwall were inundated with calls reporting an earth tremor yesterday evening after a loud bang shook the region.

Coastal towns battered by floods

High tides and strong winds have brought flooding to towns in the south-west as more warnings are issued to coastal areas.

Hopes fading for missing yacht skipper

Rescue crews searching for missing yacht skipper Ona Unwin admit the chances of finding the woman alive are slim.

Vessel found in search for missing yachtswoman Ona Unwin off Devon and Cornwall coast

Rescue crews searching for a yacht and her skipper have found the wreckage of a vessel.

Flood waters pours into a residential street after the River Wansbeck broke its banks in Morpeth

Severe weather warnings as Britain braces for rain and floods

Forecasters have warned that parts of Britain could be hit by flooding as heavy rain looks set to sweep across the country in the next few days.

How Prince's Duchy estate is paid a packet by Cornwall's dead

More than £500,000 was passed to the Prince of Wales's Duchy of Cornwall estate in the last financial year from people who passed away with no will or living relatives.

The Potter's Hand By AN Wilson

An epic novel of the Wedgwood dynasty reveals the hearts of all but one man: Josiah himself

Ban on mankinis is good news for stags

Tales from the Water Cooler

Ban on mankinis is good news for stags

Tales from the Water Cooler
Prince Charles was greeted by supporters waving Cornish and Union Flags when he visited Cornwall’s Eden Project earlier this year

Give us your Duchy: demand for Charles' £728m Cornish estate

Should all 53,000-hectares be handed to local people? Charlie Cooper reports

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Ashes 2015: Angus Fraser's top 10 moments from previous series'

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Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

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