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Death of former advertising manager Prue

Prue Caffrey, former advertising manager of The Cornishman, has died. She was born in Tunbridge Wells and moved to Cornwall with her husband Ian, and children Simon and Penny, in 1969, where she was better known as Prue Orr. She

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

Cornishman writer mourned

Ruth Dunn, a village correspondent for The Cornishman and the West Briton, has died aged 90 after almost 40 years in her role. She always had a flair for writing and received prizes for it while still at school. Ruth

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

Cornishman hits on the up

The web pages for The Cornishman,, have made it past 120,000 page impressions a week. The website has been growing steadily in popularity since being launched in 1998, and it is viewed both by people in Cornwall and those

Work experience "boy" starts an Internet company

A former Hayle schoolboy, who enjoyed work experience at The Cornishman newspaper, has started up his own Internet business. Ian Renfree, who recently graduated from the University of Exeter, has launched the company – ExeNet – with two fellow students.

Cornwall Today prepares for tomorrow

The county magazine for Cornwall is laying foundations for the future with a revamp and a new editor. Cornwall Today has been redesigned, is printed on better-quality paper and is also more glossy than before. Steve Bough, of the website

The Cornishman steps in on "unacceptable" wait case

A weekly newspaper was quick to step in after a reader contacted it to say she had been told she would have to wait between 76 and 80 weeks to see a cardiologist at West Cornwall Hospital. Mrs Patricia Davenport,

Nigel keeps his promise to bride – after 20 years

When Joanne Trenoweth was just a youngster she was impressed to see next-door neighbour Nigel Salmon drive home in a top-of-the-range road test car. At the time Nigel was the motoring correspondent of The Cornishman. Joanne asked him if he

Hugh Scully steps into Penzance colour dispute

Antiques Roadshow presenter Hugh Scully has agreed to help try to settle a row over the colours Georgian houses can be painted in Penzance. For two years, The Cornishman newspaper has backed the Penzance in Colour group – local residents

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during April, May and June, 2000 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the

3,000 sign hospital protest

Almost 3,000 Cornishman readers have signed up to the newspaper’s campaign to boost services at a local hospital. The West Cornwall Hospital is thought to be at risk of having services taken away – which could result in its closure.

Don't move it – Improve it, says Cornishman

The Cornishman has launched a campaign calling for investment in a Cornwall hospital. The Don’t move it – Improve it campaign has been launched in conjunction with St Ives MP Andrew George to press local health managers and the Government

Star journalist awarded an MBE

Shropshire Star journalist Shirley Tart has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Shirley, who is the paper’s royal correspondent, received the honour for services to the newspaper industry. She is part of the original reporting team which

Cornishman nominated for Media Award

The Cornishman newspaper has been praised for its coverage of local drug issues by being nominated for a media award. The DrugScope Annual Media Award is awarded to a newspaper that has responsibly dealt with community drug problems. Barbara Smith,