Echo of a friendship for a girl at war
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Saturday 28 August 2010
Samantha and Florence Cameron evaded the cameras when they left hospital in Truro, Cornwall, yesterday afternoon, after three nights in the maternity wing.
Thursday 26 August 2010
"St Endellion! St Endellion! The name is like a ring of bells." Until now, the Cornish village was best known for this tribute by Sir John Betjeman in 1950. The calm was interrupted only by tourists and by the film crew for the ITV drama Doc Martin, filmed a mile down the road at Port Isaac.
Thursday 12 August 2010
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.
Saturday 22 May 2010
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.
Tuesday 19 January 2010
A mother and her young son have died in a suspicious fire at their home in Cornwall, police have said.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
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.
Saturday 28 February 2009
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.
Saturday 21 February 2009
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.
Monday 04 February 2008
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.
Sunday 21 May 2006
Friday 04 November 2005
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims
- 4 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial