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Internet speed ‘slugged’ in West Country to match slow pace of life

In response to customer requests, a Super-Slow Broadband internet service is being rolled out in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. The advanced technology system recognises the speed at which the local population get things done and adapts response times accordingly.

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Posted: Jul 23rd, 2013
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Olympic Torch relay stuck in slow traffic behind tourist caravan in Cornwall

The Olympic Torch got off to a slow start on its tour of Britain after getting caught behind Brian and Cynthia Jennings on the A30 in West Cornwall.

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Posted: May 18th, 2012
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Cornish ‘Rotavator’ answer to James Cameron epic

The Cornish film industry’s answer to Avatar will have its eagerly awaited premiere at next week’s Cornwall Farmers’ Market in Penzance.

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Posted: Jan 20th, 2010
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Teenager forced to go on holiday with her parents, to appeal to Strasbourg

really just wanted to text her boyfriendThe trip violated her wish to opt out of Article 8 and the right to family life.

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Posted: Jun 2nd, 2009
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World War II battle re-enactor still doesn’t know war game is over

Ramblers in Cornwall stumbled upon Mike Robson, a WWII battle re-enactment enthusiast who had not been told his war game had finished hours ago, and that all the other mock-combatants were now in the pub. Upon hearing the news the disbelieving Truro welder, who was playing a Japanese corporal at the battle of Iwo Jima, rejected the claims as ‘propaganda’ and accused the walking group of being ‘Yankee pig-dogs trying to dishonour me’.

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Posted: May 25th, 2009
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