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THE Cornish could be recognised in the 2021 Census if the latest efforts by Cornwall Council are successful. Last week Cornwall Council Deputy Leader Julian German, Cornwall councillors and council officers met senior officers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Truro to discuss the inclusion of tick boxes for the Cornish and Cornish …

A WEST Country teenager in recovery from cancer has been en- joying the sailing experience of a lifetime this week in the latest leg of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s epic four-month Round Britain 2017 challenge. Elliott Howe has been one of eight young people in recovery tackling the 120-nautical-mile leg-11 journey from Cowes on …

THE RSPCA has won backing from a West Country dog-lover as it uses yesterday’s anniversary of the Dangerous Dogs Act and controversial breed specific legislation to highlight its campaign to change the law. Saturday marked 26 years since the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA) was introduced to the UK, including Section 1 which applies breed specific …

A FOOTBALL fan who had to learn to walk again after a horrific car accident left him in a coma yesterday led out his favourite team. Yeovil Town season-ticket holder Ben Thick lead the Glovers out at Huish Park for the clash with Accrington Stanley. The 20-year-old was placed in an induced coma after a …

DESPITE high-profile government and police campaigns highlighting the dangers of using a mobile when driving, many motorists are still flouting the law and putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk, according to a new study for Kwik Fit. It reveals that 34% of drivers are still using their mobile phone without …

A MAN suffered serious facial injuries after being hit with a metal bar during an assault in Lyme Regis. The incident took place at 1.04am on Sunday, August 6th when a man in his 20s was hit with a metal bar in Hill Road. Officers attended and, following enquiries, three men were located at a …

A MULTI-MILLION-POUND package of major roadworks across the West Country has been an- nounced. Nineteen projects across the country have been awarded a share of a £75 million Government in- vestment to improve local roads and undertake essential repair work. A £5m highways maintenance grant, secured through a joint Bristol City Council and Bath and …

Over £120,000 has been raised for the Royal United Hospitals (RUH), Bath by the walkers who took part in the Walk of Life event organised by The Forever Friends Appeal, the primary fundraising charity for the hospital. The total raised so far is a record amount compared to previous years. This year, 500 people walked …