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08 Nov 2019
Una Kitchen at Una St Ives Una St Ives

St Ives’ Una Kitchen named as Cornwall’s Restaurant of the Year

St Ives restaurant Una Kitchen has won Gold, having been named as Cornwall’s Restaurant/Bistro of the Year at last night’s Cornwall Tourism Awards. Held at Truro Cathedral, the event recognised the Duchy’s leading hospitality businesses. Led by chef Glenn Gatland and restaurant manager Kerensa Platts, Una Kitchen has become a business at the heart of… Read more

04 Nov 2019
Ocean Housing

Plans for Polgrean to go ahead

Plans to build 60 affordable homes in St Blazey have this week been approved by Cornwall Council. Polgrean Place is an ambitious £12 million affordable housing scheme from Ocean Housing, providing 51 units for rent, nine for shared ownership, two commercial units, and a community space. It will replace existing flats, Cornish units, and six… Read more

01 Nov 2019
The Legacy Properties team at the UK Property Awards 2019. Chris Sharp Photography

A lasting Legacy on The Rocks

Cornish property developer Legacy Properties has won an award for best residential development in Cornwall at the UK Property Awards. Achieving the highest possible five star rating, Legacy Properties will now progress, as a finalist, to the International Property Awards, which takes place on 2 December at the Savoy Hotel, London. The accolade was for its… Read more

01 Nov 2019

Double award win for Headland concierge

A concierge from Cornwall’s only double-five star hotel has received two industry awards for her commitment to guest experience and quality of service. Sarah Gaskin, concierge at The Headland Hotel in Newquay, was awarded the title of Concierge of the Year at the Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards, and Regional Concierge of the Year… Read more

24 Oct 2019
Ocean Housing's new welfare advisers, Louise Brown and Simon Griffiths. Ocean Housing

New welfare advisers to help tenants navigate Universal Credit

Ocean Housing has appointed two new welfare advisers to assist tenants with claiming Universal Credit, managing monthly income, getting back to work and applying for grants. Louise Brown has formerly worked with Caradon, Winchester and Test Valley councils as a housing benefits adviser and housing officer, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to… Read more

23 Oct 2019
Mixing a Pentire and tonic. Pentire;Jack Beavan and Ben Pryor

New non-alcoholic spirit uses Cornish botanicals to inspire the adventures of tomorrow

A brand new non-alcoholic botanical spirit, inspired by plants native to the Cornish coastline, has launched in the UK. Pentire, based in Port Isaac, was founded by Alistair Frost. He said: “Pentire is a celebration of the plant life found on our surrounding headlands. An incredible range of botanicals grow here due to a unique… Read more

21 Oct 2019
Eucalyptus saplings at Wildwood. James Ram

UK’s first commercial eucalyptus firewood plantation

Eucalyptus firewood grown at the UK’s first commercial plantation is now available to purchase. Wildwood Fuel, a family-run business at Treworder Farm close to Wadebridge in north Cornwall, started work on the eucalyptus plantation in 2014 to diversify the hardwood species grown on the farm. Hugh Davis, who runs Wildwood with his wife Tina, commented:… Read more

18 Oct 2019
Storm watching breaks at The Headland

Five star storm watching breaks on a north Cornwall clifftop

A five star clifftop hotel with self catering cottages in north Cornwall is inviting guests to embrace the magic of the spellbinding winter weather with two new storm watching breaks. From 1 November, those staying at The Headland can witness the dramatic Cornish storms thrashing against the coastline, from a private clifftop overlooking Fistral Beach…. Read more

14 Oct 2019
Padstow harbour during the Padstow Christmas Festival. Adam Sargent

New chefs announced for Padstow Christmas Festival

Padstow Christmas Festival has announced two new high profile chefs to join a long list of A-listers at this year’s celebration of food and drink. Clodagh McKenna and Matt Tebbutt will be joining the annual four-day event, which takes place from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 December. Cookery demonstrations across two theatres and a Christmas… Read more

14 Oct 2019
Legacy team accepting their silver armed forces award

Legacy wins silver award for military support

Cornish property developer, Legacy Properties, has won a silver award from the Armed Forces Covenant – Employment Recognition Scheme. The scheme, set up by the Ministry of Defence, is a declaration to former and voluntary servicemen and women, and their families, that they will be treated fairly, and not be disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives…. Read more