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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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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker