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Echo of a friendship for a girl at war

Girl, 11, dies after Cornish cliff fall

An 11-year-old girl died in hospital last night after falling from a cliff into a water-filled cave while on holiday with her family at Perranporth in Cornwall.

Million-tonne target for tin mine in Cornwall

South Crofty mine in Cornwall could be producing 1 million tonnes of copper, zinc and tin within three years of starting production, its owner, Western United Mines, said yesterday.

Mother and son die in blaze

A mother and her young son have died in a suspicious fire at their home in Cornwall, police have said.

Man's hand severed by Jet-Ski tow rope

A Devon man's hand has been severed after it became tangled in a rope which was pulling a rubber ring at sea off Torquay.

Minor British Institutions: The Cornish language

A few years ago bumper stickers consisting of a black oval with a white cross and the slogan "Kernow" started to sprout very occasionally on the odd car. For most residents of the United Kingdom this was their first, and probably only, experience of the proud flowering of the reborn Cornish language, Kernow being the Cornish for Cornwall, and the one Cornish word anyone outside the county might be remotely expected to recognise.

Leading article: Tongue in cheek

Unesco’s language team has put its foot in its mouth by branding the Cornish language “extinct”. That has come as something of a surprise to the 300-odd Cornish people who can still speak it. They have unwittingly joined those classical scholars who insist on parlaying with each other in a “dead” language. Cornish speakers shouldn’t be upset though. Nothing makes linguistic experts so excited as the chance to say that a language is disappearing, or, better still, has been submerged beneath the tides of history for ever.

Kurt Jackson: The Lights Of West Cornwall, Messum's Cork Street, London

Kurt Jackson paints amiable enough, easy-on-the-eye seascapes and lighthouses in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – or, to put it slightly differently, he is a recorder of that point where the land abuts the sea, and the eye stares out towards a fathomless nothingness, punctuated by rocky outcrops whose only sign of human habitation is the odd, lonely lighthouse.

Biarritz 19 Munster 23: Stringer ends years of agony with ecstasy

Scrum-half's moment of magic means Munster grasp their grail at the third attempt

Letter: Popularity contest

Sir: For pity's sake let's get this ghastly election over before reintroducing hanging, flogging and transportation to Devil's Island.

Sailing: MacArthur sails into history by breaking round-the-world record

Thousands of supporters will line Falmouth harbour in Cornwall today to welcome home an emotionally and physically shattered Ellen MacArthur after she broke the record for single-handedly circumnavigating the globe.

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