Friday round-Up: What's been making the headlines this week

Spectacular return of Air Day to Culdrose plus much more at

Spectacular return of Air Day to Culdrose plus much more at

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It is Friday, (hooray!) and there has been another busy week here at So take some time and have a look at what has been making the headlines across Cornwall.

First up! Vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from scooters to HGVs, are to be targeted by the police over the next fortnight in a concerted effort to get dangerous vehicles off the road and crack down on uninsured and unlicensed drivers. So get it fixed or get your paperwork in order! No excuses! Click here for the full story.

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Next is how a sale of the contents of Trelissick House has seen all the items snapped up, with the total raised a staggering £3.269,238. Click here to see what was sold and for how much.

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Next it is the unscheduled arrival of HMS Duncan, now while this is not the most awe inspiring name ever thought up for a warship, you would not say that to its face (so to speak!) Click here for the full story.

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Now these stories are thankfully rare, but if suspictions are to be believed, there are some very strange people out there - A Satanic cult is suspected of being behind the grisly death of a pony, found mutilated on Dartmoor after a full moon. Click here for the full creepy story.

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Twelve years ago it was hailed as the saviour of Helston’s economy but this week the much-maligned Helston Business Park, created with “£2.7 million” of taxpayers’ money, took another step towards being sold off. Read the whole story here.

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Next is a tale of daring do on the high seas, as Odyssey Marine Exploration, a company with strong links to Falmouth,  recovers a further 61 tons of silver bullion this month from a wreck site, 300 miles south west of Ireland, working at a depth of nearly three miles. Read the story here.

Well, he is back, a man dubbed a slurry pervert after he carried out sex acts covered in manure on a farm near Redruth has had his interim hospital order extended by 12 weeks. Read the story here.

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Next is how a salvage operation will be carried out after a tall ship that visited Falmouth hit rocks and sank off the Irish coast yesterday. The Astrid suffered engine failure near Kinsale Harbour and was blown onto the rocks by strong winds. For the full story and dramatic video click here.

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And last but not least, crowds descended on Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose as the base hosted the spectacular Air Day 2013, with over 14,500 visitors captivated by displays on the ground and in the air. Read the story, look at the pictures and watch the video here.


As always there is plenty of other stories online as well as national news, views, pictures, videos and even a what's on guide in our weekender section, so have a look around.

And with a yellow alert for rain and the chance of thunderstorms on Sunday, keep an eye on live traffic and travel and weather updates on by clicking here.

So that's your lot for now!  Get in touch with me (Jonathan) your trusty website guy, at, @jonnyatsea or call me on 01326 213 328 with any ideas, news and views.

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