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  • Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur

    08/10/2016 1:38:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/3/16 | Nicola Harley
    A royal palace has been discovered in the area reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. The palace discovered at Tintagel in Cornwall is believed to date from the sixth century - around the time that the legendary king may have lived. They believe the one-metre thick walls being unearthed are from a 6th century palace belonging to the rulers of the ancient south-west British kingdom of Dumnonia. Excavations have been taking place at the site as part of a five-year research project being run by English Heritage at the 13th century Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to find out...
  • Brexit remorse? UK lawmaker calls for Parliament to ignore EU referendum as millions call for...

    06/25/2016 2:55:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 25, 2016
    <p>The aftershocks of Thursday's referendum on British membership in the European Union continued to reverberate Saturday, as more than 2 million people signed an online petition calling for a second vote and one lawmaker said Parliament should overturn the result.</p>
  • Labour MP Demands Parliament Ignore ‘Madness’ Brexit Vote

    06/26/2016 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Breitbart London
    A British opposition lawmaker says Parliament should stop the “madness” Iand overturn the result of a referendum calling for Britain to leave the European Union. Labour legislator David Lammy says Thursday’s national vote was non-binding and “our sovereign Parliament needs to now vote on whether we should quit the EU.” David Lammy ‏@DavidLammy 21h21 hours ago Wake up. We do not have to do this. We can stop this madness through a vote in Parliament. My statement below 16,725 retweets 15,684 likes              
  • Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose

    06/24/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by kingu · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:32 EST, 24 June 2016 | FLORA DRURY
    Full Title: Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose the Ł60million a year it gets in EU subsidies Cornwall voted to leave with 182,665 votes for Brexit to 140,540 for Remain But Cornwall, one of the poorest parts of England, gets Ł60m from the EU Council leader now begging Westminster to 'protect Cornwall's position' Social media users hit out at county voters for 'not reading the fine print' Cornwall has begun pleading for reassurances that it won't lose the Ł60million a year it gets from the EU - just hours after the county's residents...
  • Discovery Of Roman Coins In Devon Redraws Map Of Empire

    06/22/2016 11:47:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | Steven Morris
    The discovery of a few muddy coins in a Devon paddock by a pair of amateur metal detector enthusiasts has led to the redrawing of the boundary of the Roman empire in south-west Britain. Previously it had been thought that Ancient Rome’s influence did not stretch beyond Exeter but the find has resulted in a major archaeological dig that has unearthed more coins, a stretch of Roman road and the remnants of vessels from France and the Mediterranean once full of wine, olive oil and garum -- fish sauce. The far south-west of Britain has long been seen as an...
  • 8 Long-Lost Brough Motorcycles Found Rotting Are Up for Sale

    12/15/2015 1:51:48 PM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    Villamars ^ | 2.15.15 | Alex Davies
    Bonhams will auction off eight Brough Superior motorcycles, which spent five decades in barns in a Cornwall village before their discovery.
  • Fabled King Arthur ‘was a Scottish warlord’

    11/25/2013 6:29:25 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 11-26-2013 | EMMA COWING
    Author Adam Ardrey claims that instead of the romantic English king of legend who lived at Camelot – which is often said to be Tintagel in Cornwall or in Wales – Arthur was actually Arthur Mac Aedan, the sixth-century son of an ancient King of Scotland, whose Camelot was a marsh in Argyll. He also suggests that Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from a stone at Dunadd near Kilmartin, died near Falkirk and was buried on the Hebridean island of Iona, which he declares to be Avalon. Ardrey, an amateur historian who works as an advocate in Edinburgh and previously...
  • Cornish beauty spot 'possible mass grave' site

    09/13/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | September, 11 2015 | unattributed
    A possible mass grave of more than 200 sailors has been discovered at a Cornish beauty spot. The National Trust will excavate the site near Lizard Point after geophysical surveys revealed a "mass burial pit". HMS Royal Anne crashed on to rocks and sank off Lizard Point in 1721 with the loss of 207 sailors. A three-year study has found it appears the washed-up bodies were buried on land at Pistil Meadow. 'Skeletal material' National Trust archaeologist Jim Parry said the geophysical survey results "seem to be showing a very large mass burial pit". He said the excavation, to be...
  • David Cameron has been surfing in sewage on his summer holiday in Cornwall

    08/31/2015 6:51:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies ^ | 29 August 2015 | Tom Bevan
    David and Samantha Cameron have unwittingly been swimming at a beauty spot tainted by raw sewage. The chillaxing PM and his wife have enjoyed a daily swim off Polzeath in Cornwall on one of their three summer family holidays - unaware that untreated human effluent was flowing into the beauty spot. South West Water has warned the excrement was being pumped into the sea due to the heavy rain on Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon.
  • Genetic Survey Reveals Hidden Celts Of England

    12/06/2001 6:35:33 AM PST · by blam · 265 replies · 14,233+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 12-02-2001 | John Elliott/Tom Robbins
    SUNDAY DECEMBER 02 2001 Genetic survey reveals hidden Celts of England JOHN ELLIOTT AND TOM ROBBINS THE Celts of Scotland and Wales are not as unique as some of them like to think. New research has revealed that the majority of Britons living in the south of England share the same DNA as their Celtic counterparts. The findings, based on the DNA analysis of more than 2,000 people, poses the strongest challenge yet to the conventional historical view that the ancient Britons were forced out of most of England by hordes of Anglo-Saxon invaders. It suggests that far from being ...
  • British Jews Outraged Over ‘Hitlers Walk’ Sign (Mevagissey, Cornwall)

    02/01/2015 8:36:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2015, 4:21 AM | Ben Ariel
    The Jewish community in Cornwall, Britain, expressed anger over the weekend after a local village agreed to reinstate a sign saying “Hitlers Walk”, the BBC reported. The sign for a park overlooking the village Mevagissey was taken down by the now-defunct Restormel Council in 2005 after complaints that it was inappropriate. Now, however, Mevagissey Parish Council has ordered a new sign, saying that is what local people call the park, according to the BBC. The park, located on a sloping site a little smaller than a football pitch at the top of Polkirt Hill, was named in the 1930s after...
  • The Priesthood in England - Conclusion

    01/23/2015 4:10:56 AM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 3 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | January 23, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    Anglicans have held to the Roman account of the priesthood as an order originating with Jesus' Apostles. This idea was beautifully developed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict), who wrote: Of great importance for our question is the fact that Jesus gave His power to the Apostles in such a way that He made their ministry, as it were, a continuation of His own mission. "He who receives you receives me". He Himself says to the Twelve (Mt 10:40; cf. Lk 10:16; Jn 13:10). Many other texts in which Jesus gives His power to the disciples could here be...
  • The Priesthood in England - Part 3

    01/22/2015 5:36:19 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 2 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | January 22, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    Mining in Cornwall and Devon in the south west of England began as early as 2150 BC. The Ding Dong mine is one of the oldest mines in Cornwall. An old miner told A. K. Hamilton Jenkin in the early 1940's: "Why, they do say there's only one mine in Cornwall older than Dolcoath, and that's Ding Dong, which was worked before the time of Jesus Christ." (Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. Cornwall and its People. London: J. M. Dent; p. 347) Hawkins, Christopher Hawkins wrote a book titled Observations on the Tin Trade of the Ancients in Cornwall (1811) in...
  • Author Says a Whole Culture -- Not a Single 'Homer' -- Wrote 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey'

    01/05/2015 1:09:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    National Geographic ^ | January 4, 2015 | Simon Worrall
    In Why Homer Matters, historian and award-winning author Adam Nicolson suggests that Homer be thought of not as a person but as a tradition and that the works attributed to him go back a thousand years earlier than generally believed. Speaking from his home in England, Nicolson describes how being caught in a storm at sea inspired his passion for Homer, how the oral bards of the Scottish Hebrides may hold the key to understanding Homer's works, and why smartphones are connecting us to ancient oral traditions in new and surprising ways... About ten years ago, I set off sailing...
  • Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

    01/03/2015 12:21:52 AM PST · by moose07 · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 January 2015 | Mario Cacciottolo
    The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have been spotted is still growing. Beachcomber Tracey Williams has been picking up Lego along the Cornish coastline ever since a container spill dumped millions of the toy pieces into the sea in 1997. Since the curious tale was reported by the Magazine, dozens of people have contacted Williams to say they, too, have found parts of the much-loved toy scattered on shores. Snip Most of the people who've contacted her found Lego...
  • Exotic weapons buried in field could have arrived in Wales by long-distance sea travel [Europe]

    12/26/2014 3:10:14 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Culture24 ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2014 | Ben Miller
    Archaeologists investigating a 2.5-kilogram hoard of sword blades, scabbards and knives found by a metal detectorist in January 2013 say the plough-disturbed artefacts could have been delivered to Wales by sea from southern England or northern France. Two blade fragments, a scabbard fitting, a multi-edged knife and six copper ingot fragments were discovered by Adrian Young a few metres apart from each other in the corner of a field in Marloes and St Brides . The Coroner for Pembrokeshire has now officially declared the hoard treasure, with archaeologists at National Museum Wales dating it to between 2,800 and 3,000 years...
  • Wolf and lynx could be re-introduced to UK

    11/30/2007 1:31:03 PM PST · by Daniel Bliss · 41 replies · 89+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 11/29/07 | Paul Eccleston
    Bringing back animals which were hunted to extinction in Britain - including the wolf, lynx, beaver and wild boar - would not be difficult, according to a new report. The animals could be brought back to live free in the wild without posing any great threat to people, crops or the environment, it is claimed. A report from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University (WCRU) said while further work needed to be done on their impact, there was no obvious reason to block their return. The animals roaming free in remote areas would enhance the natural environment and...
  • The Cornish Beaches Where Lego Keeps Washing Up

    07/21/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 20 July 2014 | Mario Cacciottolo
    A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides. "Let me see if I can find a cutlass," says Tracey Williams, poking around some large rocks on Perran Sands with a stick. She doesn't manage that, but does spot a gleaming white, pristine daisy on the beach in Perranporth, Cornwall. The flower looks good for its age, seeing as it is 17...
  • Find may shed light on Roman era [Calstock, Cornwall, UK]

    01/30/2008 11:02:37 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 82+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | unattributed
    A team of archaeologists from the University of Exeter has found a Roman fort dating from the 1st Century AD in fields in Cornwall. Several items of pottery have been excavated and a furnace which may have been used to smelt minerals. Researchers said the find at Calstock, close to a silver mine, could show for the first time the Romans' interest in exploiting Cornish minerals. Very little is known so far about the Roman occupation in Cornwall... Archaeologists became interested in the site when they found references in medieval documents to the smelting of silver "at the old castle"...
  • Runaway scooter carries off woman

    04/03/2009 5:40:42 PM PDT · by woofie · 27 replies · 880+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 3 April 2009
    Eileen Bishop said she was "half asleep" when the scooter charged off An 87-year-old Cornish woman was rescued by police five miles from home when her mobility scooter sped off out of control. Eileen Bishop, from Perranporth, and her husband Anthony were on their way to church when, he said, she "disappeared off the radar". Officers later found her heading along the A3075 towards Newquay. A police community support officer (PCSO) rode the scooter back and said it appeared to be working correctly. 'Full tilt' Mr Bishop said the incident began when he and his wife set off for St...
  • Seagulls Terrorize British Town

    07/04/2013 12:30:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | Jul 3, 2013 02:23 PM ET // by | Alyssa Danigelis
    Perranporth, a small town on Cornwall’s northern coast, has seen its share of angry gulls, but attacks on residents seem to be worse than ever. Seagulls are currently nesting and actively protecting their chicks. Apparently bright colors aggravate the birds, causing them to swoop down and target people’s heads. “In the past five years the seagulls have become more aggressive,” 67-year-old resident Eric Hardinge told the South West News Service. “The birds need to be culled.” However, most gulls are protected and require special permitting to target.
  • Britain's oldest chapel to be excavated [St Piran's Oratory in Cornwall]

    01/18/2014 11:38:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 17, 2014 | reporter
    Archaeologists are set to excavate the buried remains of a sixth century chapel - which could be Britain's oldest place of Christian worship. St Piran's Oratory near Perranporth, Cornwall, has been encased in a concrete bunker for decades to protect it from the elements. But experts have finally been granted permission to remove the casing so they can begin excavating and preserving the medieval site. Engulfed by sand in the Middle Ages, the remains of the oratory were first discovered in the late 18th Century. There were two major digs in 1835 and 1843 that uncovered a number of skeletons...
  • VIDEO: Giant green meteor spotted in night skies above Cornwall

    05/09/2013 2:00:55 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    This is Cornwall ^ | 5/9/13 | CGCharlotte
    A LARGE meteor was spotted in the sky above Cornwall in the early hours of this morning. A giant green meteor was spotted by astronomers in the skies above Cornwall Experts have said the phenomenon was likely to have been debris from Halley's Comet. The large lump of space rock was seen by people across England and Wales and Twitter was abuzz with reports of sightings. A meteor spotter with the handle @VirtualAstronomer, wrote "The meteor fireball was witnessed from Cornwall to the Scottish [sic] borders." A man Tweeting from Nottingham, @TwitFlickR, described it as a "green fireball that lasted...
  • Mysterious Pits Shed Light On Forgotten Witches Of The West

    03/10/2008 4:05:05 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 676+ views
    Times Online ^ | 3-10-2008 | Simon de Bruxelles
    Mysterious pits shed light on forgotten witches of the West Simon de Bruxelles Evidence of pagan rituals involving swans and other birds in the Cornish countryside in the 17th century has been uncovered by archaeologists. Since 2003, 35 pits at the site in a valley near Truro have been excavated containing swan pelts, dead magpies, unhatched eggs, quartz pebbles, human hair, fingernails and part of an iron cauldron. The finds have been dated to the 1640s, a period of turmoil in England when Cromwellian Puritans destroyed any links to pre-Christian pagan England. It was also a period when witchcraft attracted...
  • Neolithic monument unearthed in Cornwall

    11/02/2012 6:34:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | November 2012 | Cornwall Council
    Archaeologists working at the site of the future Truro Eastern District Centre (TEDC) in Cornwall, southwest England, have discovered the fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure built around 5,500 years ago... dating to the early Neolithic period (circa 3800 to 3600BCE)... ...Recent research in the British Isles indicate that causewayed enclosures were constructed within a relatively short time frame. The concept seems to have originated in mainland Europe spreading quickly through France, Germany, Scandinavia and into the UK. Using the latest in dating techniques along with statistical analysis of C14 results, it has been shown that causewayed enclosures in Ireland...
  • Schools told to put witchcraft and druids on religious ed syllabus (Cornwall, UK)

    04/18/2012 12:19:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 16:12 EST, 14 April 2012 | UPDATED: 17:19 EST, 14 April 2012 | Jonathan Petre
    Paganism has been included in an official school religious education syllabus for the first time. Cornwall Council has told its schools that pagan beliefs, which include witchcraft, druidism and the worship of ancient gods such as Thor, should be taught alongside Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The requirements are spelled out in an agreed syllabus drawn up by Cornwall’s RE advisory group. It says that from the age of five, children should begin learning about standing stones, such as Stonehenge. At the age of 11, pupils can begin exploring ‘modern paganism and its importance for many in Cornwall’. The syllabus adds...
  • The most beautiful bus stop in the world?

    04/10/2012 10:43:58 PM PDT · by sussex · 14 replies
    The Aged ^ | 10/04/12 | The Aged P
    A few years ago a lady in the small Cornish town of Fowey felt that a local bus stop shelter needed smartening up……….but instead of just sitting around and moaning she and her neighbours did something about it…
  • Witch Denied a Home Unless black Cat Goes

    04/04/2012 11:28:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    This Is Cornwall ^ | Wednesday, April 04, 2012
    COUNCIL chiefs have denied a St Austell witch a new home – until she ditches her black cat and canine spirit guides. Amanda Barnes, from St Blazey, left the house she shared with her partner when their relationship ended and also lost her job as a taxi base controller for Star Cars in St Austell on the same day. She said she has since suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and said she is classed as unfit to work. She was then put on a list to be rehomed by Cornwall Council – but the authority has refused to help her...
  • Pictures Of Cornwall Where I Married My Cornish Girl So Long Ago…

    05/12/2011 11:15:17 AM PDT · by sussex · 16 replies
    The Aged ^ | 12/05/11 | the Aged P
    That’s right – I married a Cornish girl nearly 44 years ago and we still often go back there. This is the cottage where we stayed in Fowey a few weeks ago.
  • Ancient Britons: Iron Age riches in Cornwall

    03/04/2011 4:01:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | Thursday, February 24, 2011 | unattributed
    The South West has more ancient monuments than anywhere else in the country providing a rich history of how people used to live... BBC Spotlight's David George, helped by archaeologists, and enthusiasts, has been looking at bronze age sites in Cornwall... The film above covers The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor the highest part of Cornwall, Traboe Barrow -- a bronze age burial site on Goonhilly downs, and Rough Tor aerial photographs which clearly show a village of bronze age roundhouses... One of the most visible parts of Iron Age Britain can be seen at Castle-an-Dinas near the new A30 road......
  • Archaeologists find pre-historic migrants

    11/02/2010 8:32:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard ^ | Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Jeff Berliner
    Expert analysis has shed new light on the history of Cirencester. Scientists have examined the teeth of human remains found during an archeological dig. They believe the people were not local, but had travelled here from the far south-west -- probably Devon or Cornwall. Also, they lived here before the Romans arrived in the early first century BC. "This is of great regional significance, and it will generate national interest", said Edward Biddulph, senior project manager with Oxford Archaeology which conducted the dig. Mr Biddulph gave details of his find in a talk o Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society at...
  • How Hitler's Foreign Minister Planned to Retire in Cornwall After Nazi Conquest of Britain

    10/04/2010 11:26:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | 4th October 2010 | SAM GREENHILL
    One of Hitler's most senior Nazis set his heart on a stylish retirement in Cornwall following Germany's invasion of Britain, new research reveals. Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Fuhrer's foreign minister, planned to live in St Michael's Mount, one of the most beautiful locations in the country. He had served as the Nazi ambassador to Britain in the late 30s and had his eye on the picturesque tidal island, which is 400 yards offshore, after spending a week in Cornwall in 1937. He also plotted to keep Tregenna Castle, near St Ives, as a holiday home once the Nazis had achieved...
  • Roman fort found in Cornwall 'rewrites history'

    06/24/2010 6:20:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | unattributed
    A Roman fort which has been discovered in Cornwall is challenging previous historical views about the South West. Pottery and pieces of slag have been found at the undisclosed location near St Austell, suggesting an ironworks. Experts said the discovery challenges previous thinking about the region's history as it had been thought Romans did not settle much beyond Exeter. John Smith, from Cornwall Historic Environment Service, said: ... "For Roman Britain it's an important and quite crucial discovery because it tells us a lot about Roman occupation in the South West that was hitherto completely unexpected. The other Roman sites...
  • New speed cameras trap motorists from space [Ruled Britannia alert!]

    04/20/2010 10:02:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 12 replies · 641+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 April 2010 | Richard Savill
    The cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, are similar to those used in roadworks. The AA said it believed the new system could cover a network of streets as opposed to a straight line, and was “probably geared up to zones in residential areas.” The Home Office is testing the cameras at two sites, one in Southwark, London, and the other A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall. The `SpeedSpike’ system, which calculates average speed between any two points in the network, has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with...
  • Cornish language Extinct, Says UN (Maybe Not, UN)

    The Cornish language has been branded "extinct" by linguistic experts, sparking protests from speakers. Thirty linguists worked on Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger, compiled by United Nations group Unesco. They also said Manx Gaelic was extinct. Cornish is believed to have died out as a first language in 1777. But the Cornish Language Partnership says the number of speakers has risen in the past 20 years and there should be a section for revitalised languages. The Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger, published by Unesco, the cultural section of the United Nations, features about 2,500 dialects. There...
  • Sleepy Cornish village kept awake by Muslims broadcasting 5am call to prayer by loudspeaker

    03/19/2008 7:14:04 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 46 replies · 1,507+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th March 2008 | LUKE SALKELD
    It is just a few days until Easter, the most important date in the Christian calendar. But for 700 Muslims who have gathered in a rural caravan park, this week has a different religious significance. And to some of their neighbours, the thrice-daily calls to prayer are proving a strain on a harmonious relationship. The Iranian Muslims have converged on the Trevelgue Holiday Park in Porth, Cornwall, to celebrate yesterday's Persian New Year. Every day at sunrise, noon and sunset they broadcast their prayers, known as Adhan, on a loudspeaker system. But some residents are complaining that the noise is...
  • Archaeologists Discover Roman Fort In Cornwall, England

    02/06/2008 6:10:12 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 121+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-6-2008 | University of Exeter
    Archaeologists Discover Roman Fort In Cornwall, England ScienceDaily (Feb. 5, 2008) — University of Exeter archaeologists have discovered a Roman fort in South East Cornwall. Dating back to the first century AD, this is only the third Roman fort ever to have been found in the county. The team believes its location, close to a silver mine, may be significant in shedding light on the history of the Romans in Cornwall. Situated next to St Andrew’s Church, Calstock, the site is on top of a hill in an area known to have been involved with silver mining in medieval times....
  • Heard the one about the Irish Catholic forced to quit for jokes about Irish Catholics! (U.K.)

    09/12/2007 3:30:00 PM PDT · by Stoat · 43 replies · 2,454+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 12, 2007 | LIZ HULL
    Heard the one about the Irish Catholic forced to quit for telling jokes ... about Irish Catholics!By LIZ HULL - More by this author » Last updated at 21:41pm on 12th September 2007As an Ulster-born Catholic, Denis Lusby is perhaps more qualified than most to poke fun at the Irish. But although most enjoy reading the jokes he prints in his parish magazine, some can't see the funny side. And after a council official complained they were racist, Mr Lusby, the magazine's editor, resigned. scroll down for more...  Denis Lusby says he is the victim of political correctness after...
  • 'Muslim' carnival entry creates controversy

    08/22/2007 10:38:46 PM PDT · by managusta · 16 replies · 1,003+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 23/08/2007 | Richard Savill
    A dispute over an "insulting" carnival procession entry has developed into a row over political correctness. Locals dressed as Muslims took part in the carnival in the Cornish market town of St Columb Major in protest over plans for a mosque. A group of students visiting the area thought the act was offensive to Muslims, and called in police. The group, calling themselves the Page Three Beauties from the Ramalamadingdong Times, carried placards with names including Miss Poppadomistan" and "Miss Reallyamanistan". A home-made banner read "Join the Kernow Mosk drekly and become a Musli" over a picture of a Cornish...
  • Could This Be St Petroc's Ancient Well?

    07/15/2007 2:20:59 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 577+ views
    This Is Cornwall ^ | 7-14-2007
    COULD THIS BE ST PETROC'S ANCIENT WELL? 11:00 - 14 July 2007 The discovery of an ancient well on a Cornish estate has led to speculation that it is the legendary well of St Petroc. The discovery was made by amateur archaeologist Jonathan Clemes while searching for a secret tunnel in the grounds of Prideaux Place, an Elizabethan manor house at Padstow. Mr Clemes regularly works with TV's Time Team and carries out a lot of excavations on the Prideaux estate. He said: "I knew I was on to something when I found a papal bulla in the field close...
  • Cornish militants rise again - and this time they're targeting celebrity chefs.

    06/14/2007 12:00:01 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 23 replies · 788+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 14.06.07 | Steven Morris
    · National Liberation Army threatens Stein and Oliver · Anti-English rant must be taken seriously, say police There were few outward signs of a terrorism alert in north Cornwall yesterday. Visitors milled around Padstow's busy harbour as usual while further down the coast at Newquay surfers lounged about on a warm, waveless day. But behind the scenes at Cornwall's two most famous eateries, Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in Newquay, security was being stepped up after Cornish extremists claimed they were planning to target two of the country's most famous chefs. A group calling itself...
  • Questions the Navy chiefs must now answer[UK]

    04/05/2007 7:49:36 PM PDT · by Dacb · 6 replies · 753+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 04 April 2007 | Thomas Harding
    Yesterday the Navy breathed a huge sigh of relief. Today the inquiry into the affair will begin, with recriminations likely and many questions to be asked of commanders. Foremost among those to be questioned will be Commodore Nick Lambert, the flotilla commander ultimately in charge of the 15 sailors who were allowed to venture out of sight of his flagship Cornwall with very little support while just two miles from Iran's disputed territorial waters. While Cornwall had too deep a draught to provide line of sight cover for the boarding party, there were many other ships that could have given...
  • Daily Telegraph - UK: UK forces report 'incident' with Iran (British and American military seized)

    03/23/2007 5:36:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 1,474+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | March 23, 2007 | By Our Foreign Staff
    The Iranian navy detained up to 15 British troops today in the Persian Gulf, a Pentagon official said. The British military confirmed there was an “incident” in the Shatt al-Arab waterway in southern Iraq after Iraqi fishermen said they had seen several British and American military personnel being seized by an Iranian ship. “There has been an incident somewhere in the north of the Persian Gulf,” British military spokesman Major David Gell said in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, but said he did not know whether British soldiers were involved. An unnamed fisherman told the Reuters news agency that...
  • UK Sailors And Marines Held By Iran (Breaking News)

    03/23/2007 5:17:44 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 274 replies · 8,035+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 23, 2007 | Sky News
    Fifteen British sailors and Marines are being held by Iranian forces, says the Ministry of Defence. More follows...
  • Jewels For The Crown (From Saudi's)

    02/25/2007 7:37:59 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 447+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-26-2007 | Caroline Davies
    Jewels for the crown By Caroline Davies Last Updated: 2:12am GMT 26/02/2007 The Duchess of Cornwall's jewellery collection has been significantly boosted by the generosity of the Saudi Royal Family, according to an official list of gifts given to her and the Prince of Wales on overseas tours to be made public today. Not only did they present her with the stunning ruby necklace she wore to dramatic effect on a recent visit to America, but she came away from Saudi with a further two necklaces – one of emeralds, the other of sapphires. The jewellery is described as parures...
  • Duchess of Cornwall to get coat of arms (submit your FR entries here)

    07/16/2005 10:30:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 828+ views
    LONDON (AP) - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will get a coat of arms on Sunday to coincide with her 58th birthday. The blue, red, gold and green crest features a boar taken from the crest of her father, Maj. Bruce Shand and a lion copied from her husband Prince Charles' arms, Charles' office said. Queen Elizabeth II took a "keen interest" in its creation, Clarence House added. The duchess' coat of arms also has a crown - the Coronet of the Heir Apparent - copied from Charles' design. It was restricted to the heir's crest until King Charles II issued...
  • UK balloonists given go-ahead (attempt to fly to 25 miles altitude)

    09/02/2003 2:48:09 PM PDT · by alnitak · 9 replies · 243+ views
    The BBC ^ | Tuesday, 2 September, 2003, 20:41 GMT 21:41 UK | unknown
    Two British pilots have confirmed they will make an attempt on the world manned balloon altitude record on Wednesday after they were thwarted by adverse cloud conditions on Tuesday. BALLOON RECORD ATTEMPT The next launch opportunity is 0700 BST on Wednesday The projected flight path will go out over the Atlantic Ocean The British Airways Concorde will be diverted to the south The team decided on Tuesday evening that they would launch their bid after meteorologists predicted favourable conditions for Wednesday. They plan to begin inflating the envelope ready for launch around 0700 BST (0600 GMT). Colin Prescot and Andy...
  • Cornish Language Making a Comeback

    11/18/2002 10:10:10 AM PST · by Loyalist · 27 replies · 471+ views
    The National Post (orig. The Sunday Telegraph) ^ | November 18, 2002 | Francis Elliott
    LONDON - Decades after it was thought to have been consigned to the scrap heap of history, the ancient Celtic language that is spoken fluently by only 100 people is making a remarkable comeback. Cornish has been granted official protection under the provisions of a European Union charter on "minority languages," paving the way for schoolchildren to be taught and speak it. Until recently, Cornish was thought by many to be an attractive curiosity ranking some way behind the region's beaches, smugglers' caves and cream teas. Dolly Pentreath, of Mousehole, Cornwall, the last Cornish monoglot, died in 1777 and at...