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Readers can now get their Evening Post in ‘Paradise’. How? Well, the BBC has drafted in former pitman Adrian Loftus to add an authentic touch to the one-off show Paradise being partly filmed on location in Nottingham.The producers called on

Cornish paper to be displayed at Holland museum

A copy of the Cornish Guardian is to go on display at a museum in Holland. It will remind future generations of the heroism shown by British Paras who fought to capture the country’s Arnhem Bridge during World War Two.

It's a pantomime for Cornish papers!

Cornwall and Devon Media has stepped forward to sponsor a Truro pantomime this Christmas. The company, which publishes The West Briton, The Cornishman and The Cornish Guardian, will bring Aladdin to the stage in a production at the Hall For

Snapper's scoop for Guardian

The Cornish Guardian is claiming a picture exclusive with the first shot of Euan Blair and his new ‘girlfriend’. The picture was taken as the Blair family visited Fowey on the British leg of their much-publicised summer holiday. The paper

A century of news captured in 24-page special

A 24-page special has been produced by the Cornish Guardian to mark its 100th anniversary. The supplement celebrates a century of news, views and pictures from the newspaper, popular with both locals and tourists alike. It describes how the Cornishman

Cornish claim on Ronnie Biggs

The Cornish Guardian has stylishly laid claim to the train robber Ronnie Biggs, interviewing locals who remember him as a resident of Delabole in north Cornwall. Confused? You won’t be – Biggs was sent there as an evacuee during the

Cornish Guardian investigates spooky tale

A Cornish café owner who has been experiencing some spooky goings-on has called on her local newspaper to help unravel the riddle of the mysterious happenings. Fiona Thompson, owner of The Maple Leaf Café in Bodmin, contacted the Cornish Guardian

Old Briton filed in museum

A rare ’emergency’ copy of the West Briton and Royal Cornwall Gazette, discovered by a reader, has been filed at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. The edition’s date is July 2 1959, and was an emergency edition with no

'Seasoned journalist' dies, 46

A well-known journalist who worked on several papers, including the North Devon Journal, has died the day before her 46th birthday. Rose Mears continued to work in journalism, a profession that she loved, despite suffering ill health for some time.

Countdown to BT awards for cream of the weeklies

Staff at nine weekly newspapers will find out tomorrow (Thursday) if they have scooped one of the top prizes in British journalism. The papers were regional winners in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards and have gone on to

Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final

The cream of the regional media will be saluted on Thursday as the prestigious BT national awards for excellence are handed out. A quality field of entrants, already crowned regional winners in nine heats across the country, has been chosen

Local victory for Cornishman

Fowey residents have thanked the Cornish Guardian for the part it played in their victory over mobile phone giant Orange. The newspaper has been credited with forcing the company to abandon plans for a 20ft phone mast on a nearby

Homeworking scandal tackled

The Cornish Guardian’s campaign against bogus ‘homeworking’ scams has come in for praise in the House of Commons. North Cornwall MP Paul Tyler saluted the paper as he supported the Outworking Bill, which he describes as being a way to

Charles supports Cornish appeal

Prince Charles has been named one of hundreds of people to donate to the Cornish Guardian’s centenary appeal fund. The fund, for a sleep monitor for a children’s hospital unit in Cornwall, has got off to a fantastic start. The

100 Appeal from Guardian

The Cornish Guardian has launched a Centenary Appeal to help sick children. The newspaper celebrated its 100th birthday with news that it would raise cash to help youngsters with sleeping disorders. The local hospital’s existing monitoring equipment is out-of-date and