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Issue 559 - 16/05/2012

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The Plume of Feathers Ale Festival

The Plume of Feathers Ale Festival

AN ale and music festival staged at a Mitchell pub over the weekend went down a treat. The Plume of Feathers’ West Country Ale and Music Festival sold all its barrels after attracting thousands of people. A marquee was set up in the beer garden for the festival, which boasted a huge selection of ales sourced from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, including Skinners Royal Wave, Cotleigh Sea Hawk and O’Hanlons Stormstay.
Live music was staged all weekend from acoustic singers and duos to some well-known names in local music, such as Land of the Giants and the Belfast Busker.The ale was washed down with some tasty treats from the pub’s kitchens, including a barbecue, hog roast and Yorkshire pudding bonanza....

Time bank litter pick

Time bank litter pick

MEMBERS of a new ‘time bank’ scheme were out in force yesterday (Tuesday) ensuring the route of the Olympic Torch is clean and tidy ready for its arrival this Saturday. Newquay Time Bank is a scheme which sees the swapping of skills and odd jobs and is being run by Volunteer Cornwall. In a bid to ensure Newquay was looking its best the scheme organised a litter pick to take place. Members of The Newquay Project are registered with the initiative as an organisation and took part in the litter pick on Monday. The task saw them travel along Mount Wise and Berry Road picking up litter. The group also used it as a chance to tell residents about Newquay Time Bank and how it could benefit them. ...

Firecrews tackle flood after burst water main

Firecrews tackle flood after burst water main

Newquay fire crews were called into action after residents in Dukes Way woke to find a burst water main.

Tea party funding

Tea party funding

Scores of people made the most of the sunshine and raised hundreds of pounds for charity at a garden tea party on Saturday.The event was staged by The Thursday Club who raised more than £700 in just two hours for their chosen charity for the year, CLIC Sargent....

Ex-RAF crews recall old Shackleton days

Ex-RAF crews recall old Shackleton days

The largest yet annual gathering of ex-RAF maritime aircrew was held at the Kilbirnie Hotel in Newquay on Saturday.

They all used to fly the Avro Shackleton aircraft over the world’s oceans...

Lions present to youth football team

Lions present to youth football team

TWO Newquay youth football teams have bagged a hat-full of cash after taking part in a fundraiser at a supermarket.Newquay Community AFC under 14 girls and boys will share £400 each following their efforts packing bags at Morrisons, which was organised by Newquay Lions.Lion Denis Dent presented the bumper cheques to the football teams at Treviglas Community College on Friday (above) where they train for their matches. The Lions’ welfare fund will receive £300 following the fundraiser....

Lewinnick Laptop Stolen

Lewinnick Laptop Stolen

THE manager of a popular Newquay bar and restaurant has appealed for the safe return of two laptop computers stolen in a burglary as they contain irreplaceable images of his newborn baby girl.Daniel Trotter, who runs the Lewinnick Lodge on Pentire, is devastated that the pictures of Elise have been taken during the break-in at the premises, which happened last Wednesday between 12.50am and 4am. His silver Apple MacBook Pro and a silver Toshiba laptop were among items stolen during the burglary, which saw £4,000 worth of goods stolen and £2,000 of damage caused....

Slimming World Triumph

Slimming World Triumph

A STAGGERING 55-stone has been lost by Newquay slimmers in the past 12 weeks.
Members of the Slimming World Thursday evening group, who meet at the Hotel Victoria, have been taking part in a special 12-week Let’s Beat Obesity challenge in a bid to make Newquay a healthier place to live. For the past 12 weeks members have been taking on various challenges to help boost weight loss, including trying fruit and vegetables they haven’t before, taking more exercise and drinking more water.
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Val Hawken set to run with Olympic Torch

Val Hawken set to run with Olympic Torch

INDIAN Queens runner Val Hawken is set for the opportunity of a lifetime after she received her official Olympic Torchbearer uniform.
Mrs Hawken, 70, has run 10 London Marathons, two Paris, two Dublin, two Cornish and the New York Marathon. In doing so she has raised more than £70,000 for Cancer Research UK. The Newquay Roadrunner member will be carrying the flame this Saturday at Clinton Drive on Truro Road to Park Road on its journey through St Austell.She races into action at 3.52pm and will be cheered on by fellow Newquay Roadrunners. ...

Firefighters medals for Jubilee

Firefighters medals for Jubilee

ROYAL medals were presented to Newquay firefighters last week to recognise their dedicated service over the years.Area manager and principal officer Kevin Thomas presented 10 of his on-call firefighters with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for their devotion to duty during five years in the fire service.
Watch manager Chris Starkey said: ’It was a momentous evening for all of the firefighters concerned and we were delighted to receive the official medal celebrating Her Majesty’s 60 years of reign.
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