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Roseland Online Christmas Gifts PDF

As part of Roseland Online’s ongoing remit to support local business, we’ve compiled a list of a wide choice of fabulous gifts from local businesses around The Roseland.  Each listing has a link to the company website, or their phone numbers, and details of how you can make your purchase.   We think these are

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The latest updates from our local police force.

Information on recorded crimes and matters on interest that are updated at the end of each month relevant to the areas of Gerrans & Portscatho, Ladock, Probus, Tregony, St. Michael Penkivel, Philleigh, St. Mawes & St. Just In Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne, Veryan & Portloe, Cuby, Trispen St. Erme and St. Allen

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The latest updates from our local Coastwatch team.

Information on recorded incidents and stories of interest from the local National Coastwatch Institute team.

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defibThank you for your interest in supporting the RSPG Roseland Defibrillator Project

If you would like to donate to this important project either transfer your donation directly into the bank account created for this project. Here are the details: Acc. Name: Roseland Surgeries Patients Group – Acc. Number: 63179419 – Acc. Sort Code: 20-87-94 Alternatively you can donate online by clicking on the PayPal button below. Thank you.

The latest updates from our local National Trust team.

Information on recorded incidents and stories of interest from the local National Trust team.

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Welcome to Roseland Online, South Central Cornwall and Roseland Peninsula Guide. The Roseland Peninsula and South Central Cornwall (SCC) have always held a magical place in people's hearts. The beautiful landscape and beaches of the Roseland Peninsula have been a draw for visitors throughout the 1900s and the tourist trade has grown year-on-year throughout the last century.
The tourist industry has now become the main trade of the Roseland Peninsula and SCC today but unlike many areas it's kept its charm and unique qualities intact.
Veryan, in the middle of the Roseland Peninsula, still has its iconic Round Houses, St Just its legendary church and St Mawes and Portscatho their stunning harbours.
The Roseland Peninsula and SCC boast some world class hotels and restaurants, including one of Olga Polizzi's renowned hotels Hotel Tresanton) and a Michelin starred restaurant in Rosevine. More here...

Local News

A boatbulders Story 1b Fascinating Story Of Local Boatbuilder Retold

A newly re-published local book called ‘A Boatbuilder’s Story’ originally published in 1968 has been extended to include a host of new photos and a chronicle of the yard in Portmellon up until its closure in 1983.  Roseland Online has been looking into the republishing of this important historical project. “One of the finest traditional

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Fish Fest 1 Portscatho Fish Festival

PORTSCATHO FISH FESTIVAL Thank you to everyone who supported the Portscatho Fish Festival this year. We’re delighted to say the festival raised a total of £2316.07 for local organisations. Donations have been made to Little Shorelines at Gerrans School, the Harbour Club Balcony Fund and the Youth Club. We’d like to thank all the volunteers

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Awards logo Local Success At Cornwall Tourism Awards

There was considerable local success for Roseland Peninsula and South Central Cornwall businesses this week at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15.  Amongst the worthy winners at the at 6th November ceremony were the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Trethem Mill Touring Park, who both won Gold Awards, with Lost Gardens carrying off the Winner of Winners

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Roseland School Cheque November 2014 Roseland Community College Supports Marie Curie

Roseland Community College has pulled out all the stops to raise a whopping £501.17 for local charity Marie Curie Roseland Fundraising Group. Secretary for the Roseland Fundraising Group for Marie Curie, Jackie Shell, told Roseland Online “The money is raised by holding a non uniform day and the students each donate a minimum of £1

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roselandfestival Young Roseland Film-Maker – Take Two!

In August of this year, Roseland Online introduced readers to budding young film-maker Matthew Pitman.  At the time, Matthew had just finished a film about Philleigh Fayre.  Now he has turned his attention to the Roseland Festival and produced an excellent short film which will be shown on Cornwall TV ( Sky 212 & Freesat

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Superfast Superfast Broadband: Forward with Fibre Event – 23rd October, Eden Project.

Nine out of ten businesses in Cornwall can profit from fibre internet connection, Superfast Cornwall has claimed and will show how at a free event next week. “Forward with Fibre”, on Thursday 23rd October at the Eden Project, will give businesses of all kinds a clear overview of practical ways to use Cornwall’s world-leading connectivity

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Dan-TatamsStonebake New Takeaway Opening On The Roseland

A brand new takeaway service will soon be opening in Portscatho. If everything goes to schedule, Dan Wilson, who was the Chef at the Plume of Feathers last year and at the Hidden Hut this season, will be opening Tatams Stonebaked on 4th October. He will be open in the evening from 5.00pm until late on

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Layout 1 Roseland Festival – Latest Ticket Availability

The Poets on Monday 29th, “Island Queen” on Wed next and Michael Morpurgo Thursday of next week are now all sold out.  However the Ceramics Exhibition is on all this weekend at the Millenium Rooms, St. Mawes and the following still have tickets available: Truro City Choir and Trounce Guy            Sat 27th            7.30pm                        Veryan Church

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Writers Talking

writersTalking-Dec2014-3 Writers Talking – December 2014 – Sallie Eden

Sallie Eden finds out more about Janet Cotter and her book, “Lives Worth Living” Even if I had not been aware of it from reading her book, it was only a short time into our interview before it became clear what a marvellous ambassador Janet is for the children and families affected by life limiting

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Book Reviews – Sallie Eden

lives worth living Book Review – December 2014 – Sallie Eden

Lives Worth Living edited by Janet Cotter A collection of fifteen true stories, written by the families of children with life limiting conditions. Published by Southgate Publishers, 2014 (email:; proceeds from the sale of the book go to Children’s Hospice South West and The Jessie May Trust. The book starts with a quote “We

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DVD Reviews

Ida_Pawel Pawlikowski DVD Review – December 2014 – Mark David Hatwood

Ida starring Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska and Dawid Ogrodnik, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. 1962, Anna is about to take vows as a catholic nun when she learns from her only relative that she is in fact Jewish. Leaving the convent, she tracks down her estranged aunt and both women embark on a journey to discover their family

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Health, Naturally!

HealthNaturally-December2014-4 Health, Naturally! – December 2014 – Sarah Greenhalgh

Essence of the Season As winter’s chill sets in our body’s defences are stretched to the max and for some, symptoms of a weakened immune system appear. Essential oils have powerful natural properties that can be anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic to name but a few. I have had great feedback from a lady who suffered

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Sarah Newton MP News

sarah newton mp Sarah Newton MP News – December 2014

I am often contacted by constituents about the quality of water flowing through our taps as well as around our shores and creeks. There have been some real worries for mussel and oyster fishermen in the Fal estuary this past summer. High quality water is essential for our whole ecosystem as well as our health

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Nature Notes

The Meadow pipit Nature Notes – December 2014 – Sarah E Vandome

Oak trees like extended seasons, it seems. Among the last of the deciduous species to drop their leaves this autumn, they have been more affected by late warm days than the decreasing day length in the timing of their leaf fall. Many tree species are long-lived. They have thus evolved to cope with a broad

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lily Gardening – December 2014 – Nicola Bush

It’ll soon be Christmas. Gosh it seems to come round quicker than ever and in mid- November with my summer baskets still OK and flowers on the clematis things were looking good. OK we have had enough rain but the mild temperatures meant I didn’t take the tomatoes down until early November. In fact I was

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beemania-11.14-4 Bee-Mania – November 2014 – Colin Rees

I have been keeping bees for nearly 18 years now and this has been my busiest ever season.  What with the weather starting off so mild and the colonies building up so early, not only did I get a “Spring crop” of honey (which normally only happens about every four or five years) but the

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Search for E. Bragg

whirlwind , pendower, boat damage 1908 by e a bragg Search for E.A. Bragg – December 2014 – Phil Nicholls

Pendower House: Pre & Post Whirlwind of August 1908 It’s December now and you can’t beat a bracing walk across the cliffs from Portscatho to Pendower on a crisp winter’s day. Throw in a flask of hot coffee and that’s heaven for me! I’ve been looking at Edward Bragg’s images of Pendower and it seems

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Acting Up

SophieNeville4 Acting Up – June 2014 – Sallie Eden

Sallie Eden has declared June to be Sophie Neville month and here she talks to Sophie about life as a child actor, playing Able Seaman Titty Walker in the film Swallows & Amazons, based on Arthur Ransome’s book “Swallows and Amazons” Elsewhere (in Writers Talking) Sallie also talks to Sophie about her work as a

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