Sunday, 19 July 2009

Missing - Can You Help?



Do you have any information on the whereabouts of this dog?

Jack Russell Cross Paterdale
Female, black and white, adult
Missing from Praa Sands near Helston.
Lost on the path from Kennegy Sands to Bessy's Cove (TR13)
Brown leather collar, 32cms high to shoulders


Tel: 07976 925 763


Call DogLost in the strictest confidence on

0844 800 3220 quoting ref 19081

Friday, 17 July 2009

Newly discovered World War One photographs

A treasure trove of First World War photographs has been unearthed in a barn in rural France.

The 270 never-before-seen World War One pictures are available to view on-line from The Independent.

The newspaper is asking for help to piece together clues about the pictures and reveal the stories behind them.

You can view the article here:
Exclusive: The unseen photographs that throw new light on the First World War

View the photos:
Click here to view the exclusive photographs

To find out how you can help click here:
Newly discovered World War One photographs; Your help needed

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Swine Flu

With the speed at which swine flu is spreading it will come as no surprise that there is a possible case of it in the village. The individual concerned is being treated with Tamiflu which is not a cure but should help to relieve some of the symptoms and reduce the potential for serious complications such as pneumonia.

More than 9,700 people in the UK are known to have caught the disease, but the real figure is believed to be much higher. The Government has warned that the number of swine flu cases could soar to 100,000 a day by the end of next month and estimated that the virus could eventually affect up to 50 per cent of the population. In the majority of cases the virus has proved relatively mild.

There are a number of steps you can take to reduce the risk of getting flu and help stop the spread of the virus.

The key is to practise good respiratory and hand hygiene.

  • cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, using a tissue and throw the tissue away quickly and carefully
  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water
  • clean hard surfaces (like door handles and remote controls) frequently with a normal cleaning product

If you think you have swine flu, check your symptoms online using the NHS flu symptom checker , call the Swine Flu information line on 0800 1 513 513 or call your local GP - do not go to the GPs surgery or hospital in person. Your local GP will be able to tell you if you have swine flu over the phone. You can also call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 but they are inundated with calls at the moment so be prepared for a long wait.

More information:

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Village SOS

Village SOS is an exciting rural initiative from the BIG Lottery Fund and the BBC, challenging villages across the UK to come up with brilliant ideas for brand new businesses. The best ideas will receive funding of up to £400,000 each from the Big Lottery Fund.

If anyone has any ideas for our Village please contact Kevin on 711808 or make a comment below to add your suggestion - the deadline is 14th August.

More information can be found here: