Cornwall

Cornwall Unplugged: Forget Foreign City Breaks

Jane Egginton | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

The train has barely left London when I realise, to my horror, that my Apple Mac charger does not fit the plug socket. With that my plans to work on the five-hour journey go out the window. 'Oh yes, these trains were fitted before those I-thingys', the conductor says rather too cheerfully.

'Drunk' Flybe Pilot Arrested Moments Before Flight

Huffington Post UK/PA | Rod Minchin | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

A Flybe pilot was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving just moments before takeoff after a fellow crew member reported the 48-year-old to police. ...

Two Men And Woman Die In Newquay Surfing Horror

PA | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

Two men and one woman have died in a surfing tragedy at a coastal beauty spot. Four children and three adults got into difficulty off Mawgan Porth ...

Get on Course for an Ace Golfing Hotel Break

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

If you've been toying a round for a while with the idea of a golf break, then don't putt it off any longer! You'll go a fairway to match a golf weekend - as it's likely to be tee-rific. Even if you're a bit green at the game, this won't handicap the enjoyment you'll get if you pitch in and have a go.

These 9 Place Could Be Next To Call For Independence From The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

Independence was in the air as Scotland went to the polls to vote Yes or No on becoming a separate country from the rest of the UK. Scotland chose...

Mr Cameron Holidays in Cornwall - And So Do We...

Josa Young | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Summer 2014 has been for me a succession of attempts to overcome my fear of heights, ably assisted by my kind, patient 13-year-old son. It has also been the UK's most fabulous staycation summer for years, and I don't blame David Cameron for taking a late break under such inviting English skies.

Warning: You'll Definitely Need An Umbrella, Possibly A Boat, If You're Going Outside Today

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK

Lashing rain and fierce winds have battered parts of south west Britain as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha sweep across the country. Winds gus...

Britain Braced For High Winds And More Flash Floods

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK

Britain is bracing itself for high winds and more flash floods as Hurricane Bertha hits the country bringing lashing rain in its wake. The Red Cros...

Student Catches Bluefin Tuna Fish Worth One MILLION Pounds, Government Confiscates It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of friends who caught a rare fish worth £1m must've thought they had hit the jackpot - until the government's environmental department confis...

Sea Air and Simplicity in St Mawes, Cornwall

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

An unassuming seaside village on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall, St Mawes reminds me of my childhood. I go there regularly to pick up shells and sea glass from the pebbly beaches, paddle in the sea, walk along the coastal path, have picnics and stare for hours at the changing colours of the ocean.

'Armed' Missing Elvis Impersonator Arrested

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

Police hunting a 60-year-old Elvis impersonator who was believed to have access to guns have detained a man, they said today. Derrel Weaver was bei...

Cornwall School Shut After Fears Of 'Armed Man'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

A school has been closed as armed police search for a "well-known Elivis impersonator" who is believed to have access to guns. Derrel Weaver, 60, f...

How to Escape the Crowds in Cornwall This Summer

William Gray | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Families love Cornish beach-beauties like Kynance Cove and Porthcurno, while Summerleaze (at Bude), Watergate Bay and Sennen Cove always score highly for ease-of-access, child-friendly facilities, beach lifeguards and places to eat.

Go to the Port Eliot Festival and Recover From Other Festivals

Lucy Karsten | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

For a festival that focuses on words, the photos from previous years look unforgettable: a three day break from reality that promises to provide inspiration and respite from the endless festival circus. 'This is everything,' my friend said, and it seems like she might just be right.

They Were Cornish, But Why Didn't They Tell the Census Takers?

Scott Phillips | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

In Genealogy, one of the first steps each of us must take is to find the home village of our ancestors. At times this search is relatively (pun intended) simple when one of our family elders is still living and can tell us directly.

Things to Do in Cornwall With Children

Siobhan Starrs | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Siobhan Starrs

If you lost hours as a child in a world of endless summers, picnics, adventures and lashings of ginger beer, you were probably like me, a fan of Enid Blyton. Today I dream of similar innocent adventures for my own child.

Witness Described 'Terrible Scenes' At Coach Crash That Killed Two And Injured Scores

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

A survivor of the coach crash that killed two people and injured 54 has spoken of the "terrible" scenes she witnessed. The vehicle, believed to be ...

Genealogy and Working Your Cornish Roots: Just Find the Holes in the Earth

Scott Phillips | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

f you have any Cornish blood or Cornish branches in your family tree, you are most likely familiar with the adage often repeated to me by my paternal grandfather 'Gramps' Phillipps: "If there is a hole anywhere on earth, you're sure to find a Cornishman at the bottom of it."

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the week David Moyes lost his job, Ukip unveiled its new poster campaign and, most importantly of all, David Cameron was stung by a jellyfish. ...

22 Cornish Words We Should All Start Using

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Congratulations, people of Cornwall, on your new-found status as a minority. To celebrate, we are brushing up on our Cornish dialect. Here are 22 wond...

Cornish Officially Recognised As Minority

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

The Cornish have been recognised as a national minority under the Framework Convention, affording them the same protections as the Welsh, Scottish and...

Jaw-Dropping Footage Of Cornwall Recorded As Drone Pilot Sat In Hotel Room

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Tech

An amateur filmmaker has used a homemade quadcopter to record some astonishing footage of the north Cornwall coast. The videographer used a four mo...

Surfer Told To 'F*** Off Back To England'... On Cornish Beach

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Note: This article contains explicit language that some readers may consider offensive. A very angry surfer rammed a rival's board and told him t...

Incredible But True: Sahara Dust Can Bring Not Just Haze But Also Disease

Terry Ally | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Terry Ally

Huge clouds of Saharan dust arriving in the UK may not only make the place hazy or smoggy but it could also bring upper respiratory tract infections such as asthma, runny noses, itchy eyes, and breathing difficulties. It is not the actual dust that impacts the health of humans but the bacterial and fungal spores which travel with dust clouds...

Severe Weather Warning For David Cameron

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

More than half of those affected by the recent flooding were not satisfied by how the coalition reacted to the crisis. According to a poll of 1,00...