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

A number of deaths and several serious incidents are being investigated by local health authorities to discover whether failings in the 111 service played a part

NHS non-emergency 111 telephone service crisis deepens as provider warns it is unsustainable

The crisis over the NHS’s new non-emergency 111 telephone service has deepened after a major provider pulled out of two regions and warned that its entire service was “unsustainable”.

Dentists' charges for check-ups are soaring

The price of a check-up at the dentists can vary by as much as 200 per cent depending on where you live in the country.

Another country: The real or theoretical remoteness of places such as St Mawes are part of the Cornish identity

Something To Declare: At the end of a long journey is the desire to be somewhere else

One of the fascinating truths about second homes is that owners always lie about how long it takes to reach them. This is obviously a defence mechanism to protect against criticism or self-doubt.

Prince Charles employs a retinue of 125 official staff

Prince Charles gets a £700,000 pay rise as Duchy of Cornwall earnings hit £19m

Heir to throne ‘chooses to spend’ half his after-tax income on charitable work

Newly-wed festival goers John and Mathilda Fristrom Eldridge, from Newquay, enjoy taking their honeymoon at the Glastonbury Festival

A Glastonbury romance: Festival newlyweds hope it won't rain on their parade

Most couples opt for far-flung destinations for their honeymoon - but one pair of newlyweds have decided to spend theirs at Glastonbury Festival.

Fisherman's Friends

The Fisherman's Friends dedicate new album One and All to tenor Trevor Grills who died in freak accident

Cornish sea shanty singers The Fisherman’s Friends are to release their first new material since the death of one of their number in a freak accident in February.

Border Force raid on boat: Man dies after yacht mast fall

A man has died after a Border Force raid on a boat in the Isles of Scilly, police said.

The Fish & Chip Shop, 189 Upper Street, Islington, London

Des McDonald's name is legendary in the food business – the legends in question being Midas and Croesus. When Nick Lander published The Art of the Restaurateur last year, McDonald was one of its stars. An Irish baker's son, he opened two restaurants in the City of London by the age of 22 and become executive chef of Caprice Holdings, founded by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the chaps who triumphantly revamped The Ivy, Scotts of Mayfair, Le Caprice and J Sheekey.

‘You’ve had your fun, says humdrum reality, now get back home’

Fuller’s buys cider maker for £3.8m

Fuller, Smith & Turner is looking to expand cider maker Cornish Orchards after buying the business for £3.8m.

Artist, Graham Ovenden, will not go to jail for sex abuse

An internationally renowned artist who was found guilty of a string of sex charges against children will not go to jail.

Jacob Cockle - drowned in a Cornwall estuary - may have been filming whirlpool

Police warn others of the dangers of whirlpools

Launceston Save Our Trees has been campaigning for the threatened oaks

Cornwall’s oaks to last a millennium face the axe after just 13 years

The town association planted 100 oaks and 120,000 daffodils in the year 2000

Tate St Ives caught fire yesterday but none of the artworks are thought to have been damaged.

Tate St Ives gallery reopens following kitchen fire yesterday

More than 300 visitors and staff were evacuated from one of Cornwall’s most important art galleries yesterday when a deep fat fryer caught fire in its kitchens.

Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and his wife Samantha, left, take a drink by a beach during their holiday on the Spanish Island of Ibiza

Destination, destination, destination: The Camerons head off on holiday... again

It’s time for the yearly tabloid screaming fit about where (and when) the Prime Minister is off on holiday.  So news that David Cameron  has “jetted off” to Ibiza only days after the Woolwich stabbing has set off a red-top frenzy and sent Rupert Murdoch scuttling to his smartphone to tweet: “With UK on terror alert, Cameron off on holiday in Ibiza. Unbelievable.”

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there