A Little Hartland Love Story…..

Here’s a tale to warm the cockles. After hearing tales last year  of the sunset engagement of  regular visitors Jean and Vince Ellis at Hartland Quay, Jean kindly now filled me in on the full story and it is a stunner, poignant, with a fabulously happy ending because Jean and Vince are […]

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Saving the Great British Pud

Of nearly 500 people questioned, 48% of respondents chose apple pie or blackberry crumble as their favourite pudding. In response to this, the National Trust has announced it is backing a Government Minister’s call to save the great British pudding. After being appointed in a recent cabinet reshuffle, Environment Secretary Owen […]

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Co-op Bank to Stop Basic Accounts for Bankrupts

The Co-op Bank has decided to stop offering basic accounts to the considerable number of people going through bankruptcy in a move which has dismayed charity, Citizens Advice, which has a local bureau at Neetside. Gillian Guy, Chief Executive at national charity Citizens Advice said: “We’re very disappointed that the […]

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Eden Horticulture Quals for Grounded Gardeners

A group of London gardeners who created the acclaimed rooftop garden at London’s Southbank Centre are visiting the Eden Project in Cornwall to study for a professional horticulture qualification. The group, known as Grounded Ecotherapy, come from East London’s Providence Row Housing Association, who provide housing and support services. Many […]

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New Way to Measure Fuel Poverty Proposed

A new way to measure fuel poverty in England is being proposed today by the Government following the independent review on this issue by Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics (LSE) published in March this year. Ensuring more accurate measurement will help to design effective solutions to […]

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Cornish Under 12 Chess Champion at Bude Triangle

A report on the appearance by 11 year old chess wonder, Theo Slade, last week, who challenged all comers to chess: ” On Sunday afternoon 9th September, Theo Slade 11, from Marhamchurch, the current West of England and Cornish under 12 chess champion, took on all comers in the Triangle […]

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