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A BAKER from Kent has won at the Eden Project’s World Pasty Championships, after being forced to miss last year’s competition due to the ‘Beast from the East’ snowstorm. Jill Martin, whose pasties are dubbed “Kentish knockers”, claimed first and third prizes in the Open Savoury Professional category at the prestigious event on Saturday. Jill’s …

THE family of a man who died following a collision in Plymouth last week have paid tribute to him. Tom McConnachie, a 34-year-old pedestrian, died following a collision involving a car in Budshead road on Sunday, February 24 at around 3.27am. He was taken to Derriford hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. His family …

BAKERS from Cornwall, Canada, the USA, Wales and Ireland are among those on an oggy odyssey to the Eden Project on Saturday for the eighth annual World Pasty Championships. Nearly 200 pasties made by amateurs, professionals, juniors and companies will compete in the gala contest held at the home of the famous Biomes near St …

DEVON and Cornwall Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious death in Paignton. Police were called to an address in Midvale Road, Paignton at 12.36pm on Wednesday, February 27 following concern for the welfare of the occupant. On attendance a man in his 70s was located inside the property and confirmed deceased at the scene. …

THE community of St Erth will be coming together to celebrate the Cornish daffodil in March when they host their second Spring Festival. St Erth Parish Church will be home to various displays of Cornish Daffodils which will be on show from March 29-31. Money raised from the festival will be split between St Erth …

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Plymouth. The incident was reported to have taken place at around 9.20pm on Friday, February 22 on Whitleigh Footbridge, Bodmin Road. The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was reported to have been assaulted to the torso with a bladed weapon. He sustained multiple potentially …

THE future of Looe Library has been secured under a new partnership agreement between Cornwall Council and Looe Town Council. On March 29, 2019 the management of Looe Library and Information Service will be handed over to Looe Town Council. Under the arrangement Looe Town Council will employ library staff and own and maintain its building, while …

UNITE, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, is seeking an urgent meeting with Saputo, the Canadian diary giant, following today’s announcement that the company has tabled a takeover bid for Dairy Crest. Saputo has agreed to buy Dairy Crest in a near-£1bn deal. The deal is Saputo’s first in Europe and Dairy Crest have claimed …