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The very curious demise of a less than Cornish newspaper

I strolled into my local shop the other day and whilst there standing in the queue waiting to purchase a pint of milk, my eyes were drawn to the large…

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[New Book] ‘Following ‘An Gof': Leonard Truran, Cornish Activist and Publisher’

By Derek R. Williams: Len Truran was, until his death in 1997, a highly influential figure within the fields of politics and culture in Cornwall. He joined Mebyon Kernow in…

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Gorsedh Kernow launches new Cornish book at Torpoint

The latest publication by Gorsedh Kernow, the fifth in the series, is Cornish Bards of the Tamar Valley/Berdh Kernow Nans an Tamar, was launched by the Grand Bard of Cornwall…

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Gorsedh Kernow Special Awards for 2014

The Council of Gorsedh Kernow has announced the winners of their annual Awards, presented to people who have given outstanding service to Cornwall. Nominations for Awards are sent in each…

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National Minority status and what it means to us

By Maureen Fuller: Dear All, I have had several appreciative messages about my speech on Saturday and others who have heard about it but not seen the content. Here it…

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“My Torpoint Bomb” in comic verse

By Tom Bowden: During the War I found a bomb on Torpoint Ballast Pond and then my Dad gave it away. That was some 72 years ago and I thought…

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A Good Read with Gorsedh Kernow

Imagine being in a room with some of the best new books about Cornwall just waiting for you to pick them up and start reading. A reader’s dream, especially if…

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Let us properly honour the great Celtic and Cornish man! – Robert James “Bob” Fitzsimmons

Let us properly honour the great Celtic and Cornish man! – Robert James “Bob” Fitzsimmons. Our open letter to MPs. media, etc. is below: 26 May, 2014 Dear Sirs and…

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An Gof commemorated 517 years on

I am writing as secretary of the An Gof Committee ask with your help to spread the word of our Annual An Gof Commemoration which will be taking place this…

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Cornish Exist! Official! Who’d have thought it?

Raise the Baner Perran high Cornish people! A millennium after we were subsumed defacto into the English state and 15 years since efforts began to have us formally declared a…