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  • French policeman samples life in Taunton

    TAUNTON police experienced a bit of French flavour this month when a leading officer from the French Gendarmerie swapped life across the channel. Captain Cyril Kerkounian exchanged his job in the French military police to spend four weeks as an officer

  • Executive-style residence in majestic countryside

    An executive-style four-bedroom detached residence situated in the sought-after development of St Mellion Golf Club, is on the market with Bradley's Callington office, who are seeking offers in the region of £440,000. Situated in a private cul-de-sac

  • Leave the rat race behind

    It is unfortunately a sign of the current market that long house chains develop and sometimes fail which is why Jefferys have to re-market this very special property - a property that is the very soul of the village of St Tudy along with its ancient church

  • Elegant home sympathetically restored

    Tregarr is a superbly presented elegant home at Camelford offering excellent sized accommodation tucked away off the High Street in an elevated position. The property has been the subject of tasteful and sympathetic restoration over the last few years

  • Large family home also has annexe

    Located in a hamlet on the outskirts of Camelford town is this most pleasant looking detached house with good size mature gardens. Approached via a shared gravel lane, Pendean is a detached farmhouse style property sitting in secluded and mature gardens

  • Modern home with contemporary twist

    The Newquay office of Bradleys Estate Agents have been instructed to market this modern detached family home, which has been owned by the current vendors since it was constructed by Wainhomes, for £249,950 Since then the owners have put their own modern

  • Heated swimming pool

    A luxuriously appointed six bedroom detached family house with extensive gardens and an outdoor heated swimming pool is on the market with May Whetter and Grose for £499,000. Jarawac, at Trevarrick near St Austell, also has two bathrooms and four reception

  • Chocolate box cottage

    The picture on the front page of HOMElife this week is an immaculate "chocolate box" detached Cornish cottage. Sunrise Cottage at Kestle Mill, Quintrell Downs is set in a peaceful rural situation. On the market with Newquay Property Centre at £210,000

  • New disabled access to county museum

    SOMERSET County Museum in Taunton has had thousands of pounds ploughed into it in a bid to improve its access for people with disabilities. The £20,000 project is already well underway and involves re-surfacing the cobbled driveway in Castle Green to

  • Motorist dies in collison with lampost

    A 57-year old man from Exeter was killed yesterday when his car collided with a lamp post. At around 5.40pm his silver Vauxhall Astra Estate collided with the lamp after leaving the road on the nearside, at the junction of Calthorpe Road and Prince Charles

  • Bishop's Casinos Warning

    THE Bishop of Truro has condemned Government proposals to relax gambling laws which could allow "super casinos" to be built in Cornwall. The Rt. Rev Bill Ind says the proposals could have disastrous consequences for the county's residents, promoting a

  • Two-Hour Pub Body Delay

    THE body of a man who died while enjoying a night out at a restaurant with his son and daughter-in-law was left at the dining table for more than two hours. The man, who has not been named but was aged 82 and from Bristol, was out with his family at the

  • Additional showroom for disability aids

    A COMPANY that provides aids for disabled people in Cornwall has added to its already comprehensive showrooms. HSC Mobility has opened a specialist paediatric showroom and assessment centre on the Guildford Road Industrial Estate at Hayle. Until recently

  • Claire returns to take human resources role

    As part of a major expansion and reinvention of the Mortgage Group, a fresh head of human resources has been appointed at the recently moved head office in Falmouth. Claire Knowles, from Ruan Minor near Helston, was promoted from personnel officer to

  • Phil treks marathon with 25kg of spuds

    IT WASN'T quite Land's End to John O'Groats but with a sack of potatoes on his back it must certainly have felt like it for one Beacon man. Phil Smith walked the 24.2 miles from Land's End to the Beacon Pub with a 25kilo sack of potatoes on his back.

  • £420,000 in expenses claimed by three MPs

    THE three MPs who represent constituencies in the western tip of Corn-wall are costing taxpayers £600,000 a year. Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne), Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell) and Andrew George (St Ives, which includes Hayle and Helston

  • Further expansion by manufacturers

    WITHIN just ten months of opening a new production facility at the former CompAir Holman site in Camborne, world-class automotive engineering company Quaife, has announced a further expansion. It has invested a quarter of a million pounds in new machinery

  • Job losses after Trevithick Trust forced to close

    A REDRUTH Trust set up to preserve and manage sites of industrial heritage is being forced to close on Sunday following the withdrawal of funding - resulting in the loss of 16 jobs. The Trevithick Trust, based in Pool, maintains sites in and around Camborne

  • Popular mother mourned

    TRIBUTES were paid this week to popular mother of two Natasha Ann Handley who died in a four-car collision on the notorious Roseworthy Dip 10 days ago. David Simons, head teacher at Trewirgie County Junior School in Redruth, where Mrs Handley worked as

  • Two-Hour Pub Body Delay

    THE body of a man who died while enjoying a night out at a restaurant with his son and daughter-in-law was left at the dining table for more than two hours. The man, who has not been named but was aged 82 and from Bristol, was out with his family at the

  • Athletes perform

    A TEAM of Chard atheltes is celebrating a marvellous performance in a gruelling adventure race held in Yately, Hampshire. Team Go-Nad, consisting of Nigel Salt, Jim Page and Adam Keats of Phoenix Fitness, came seventh in the three-disciplined 'Yately

  • Lindegaard returns to old school

    YEOVIL Town footballer Andy Lindegaard returned to his old school recently to present a signed shirt. His signed Glovers' shirt will be displayed at Buckler's Mead Community School in Yeovil alongside mementoes donated by other former sporting pupils

  • 'Invisible' police are under attack

    POLICE chiefs in Ilminster have been criticised by town councillors for failing to provide the kind of service higher council taxes should deliver. At last week's town council meeting, members hit out over police numbers and branded support officers '

  • CCTV hailed a success at vandalised church

    CLOSED circuit television has been installed at a church near Ilminster . . . and has already proved a success in preventing repeated acts of vandalism. St Andrew's Church, in Dowlish Wake, has been a target for vandalism over the months, and in recent

  • BISHOP'S CASINOS WARNING

    THE Bishop of Truro has condemned Government proposals to relax gambling laws which could allow "super casinos" to be built in Cornwall. The Rt. Rev Bill Ind says the proposals could have disastrous consequences for the county's residents, promoting a

  • The war heroes of HMS Burnham

    THE war heroes of HMS Burnham were honoured this week when a plaque was unveiled in Burnham in their honour. See this week's Weekly News (out Thursday) for extensive coverage of this historic event.

  • Watch the sea from the living room

    A purpose-built one bedroom ground floor apartment that enjoys a spectacular sea view to the rear is on the market with the Newquay Property Centre at £117,500. The unit in the Bay Apartments at Fistral Crescent, Pentire, Newquay, needs to be viewed internally

  • Home set in much sought after area

    Manor View is a much sought after residential development and is within easy reach of junior schooling and a variety of shopping amenities in Par. Location estate agents are offering 111 Manor View for sale at £145,000. A well-presented, modern home,

  • Flat has uninterrupted views over beach

    A first floor apartment which occupies an enviable position along the Esplanade at Pentire, enjoying uninterrupted and panoramic sea views over the world renowned Fistral beach, the Headland and along the rugged north Cornwall coastline is on the market

  • Modern bungalow set in rural location

    Those seeking an individually-designed, modern detached bungalow, situated within a rural village location, should look no further than Clayton, at Higher Tresaise, Roche. Offered for sale for £215,000 through Burrows Estate Agents (01726 77748), this

  • Former farm with outbuildings

    A delightful Grade II Listed former farmhouse in a picturesque rural setting with outbuildings, including a former piggery with planning permission for conversion, is on offer through Miller Countrywide at a guide price of £525,000. Bodwannick is a delightful

  • Superb house nestled by golf green

    An executive style three bedroom detached residence situated in the sought after development of St Mellion Golf and Country Club is on offer through Bradleys Marine and Country Office at a guide price of £425,000. Number 4 Keason Hill at Saltash was built

  • Chief bobby to get on his bike!

    THE Chief Constable Steve Pilkington plans to blaze a trail through the Avon and Somerset force area to raise thousands of pounds for charity. Mr Pilkington plans to cover some 350 miles on a sponsored cycle ride in December.He hopes to raise £50,000

  • Walk planned to aid dead man's charity

    A GRIEVING friend of the Bridgwater man who lost his life in September on Bath Road has the set the ball rolling to raise cash for his favourite charity. See this week's Mercury for a full report.

  • Tragic loss of life of family on holiday

    A 12-year-old girl's attempts to save her drowning father on a holiday near Tintagel were described to an inquest this week. Amy Boda struggled to hold on to 42-year-old Jan Boda after a seaside trip turned to disaster. "He was quite heavy,'" she said

  • Two-Hour Pub Body Delay

    The body of a man who died while enjoying a night out at a restaurant with his son and daughter-in-law was left at the dining table for more than two hours. The man, who has not been named but was aged 82 and from Bristol, was out with his family at the

  • Two-Hour Pub Body Delay

    The body of a man who died while enjoying a night out at a restaurant with his son and daughter-in-law was left at the dining table for more than two hours. The man, who has not been named but was aged 82 and from Bristol, was out with his family at the

  • Council puts end to plans for footpath

    PLANS to re-open a Camborne footpath have been thwarted by Cornwall county council. Camborne town council had collected 25 signatures from members of the public, who wanted the footpath at Tuckingmill to be re-opened. However, 23 of these were from people

  • Take a butcher's at a winning team

    BARLEYMOW'S Farm Shop, near Chard, is celebrating after its butchers won several awards at an event organised by the British Pig Executive (BPEX). The 'Awards for Excellence in British Meat Products' were held at the Matford Centre in Exeter on October

  • Take a butcher's at a winning team

    BARLEYMOW'S Farm Shop, near Chard, is celebrating after its butchers won several awards at an event organised by the British Pig Executive (BPEX). The 'Awards for Excellence in British Meat Products' were held at the Matford Centre in Exeter on October

  • Tough year of cuts forecast

    CHARD town councillor Jill Shortland believes the county council is set to face another 'very tough year' of budget cuts from Central Government. Cllr Shortland, who serves as Somerset County Council's portfolio holder for finance, said there would be

  • Christmas tree to stay in the dark

    Ilminster's main Christmas tree will not be illuminated this Christmas because of constant vandalism over the past few years. The announcement was made by deputy mayor Norman Campbell, at a town council meeting last Tuesday. The Christmas Lights Committee

  • Bloom display lacks sparkle

    VANDALISM and fussy health and safety regulations have both been blamed for the lack of sparkle to this year's Ilminster in Bloom competition. The town has missed some of its usual colour this year, and Bryan Ferriss, president of Ilminster Chamber of