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Cornish language singers 'Changing Room' go from strength to strength!

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'Changing Room' group from Looe perform Cornish language song on BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 played 'Changing Rooms's' Cornish language version of the Pretenders Christmas classic '2000 miles' today!

BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' drive-time audience is now 2.12 million listeners, so a lot of people have heard Cornish!

Wales: Anglesey lifeboat crews reunite to remember stricken Nafsiporos rescue

The bravery of the lifeboat crews who face danger on the seas surrounding the Celtic coasts to save lives can never be underestimated. This was the case on December 2nd 1966 when The Nafsiporos a 1,287-ton Greek freighter with 19 crew members on board got into difficulties. In 100mph hurricane winds, with her engines having failed the boat was drifting dangerously towards the coast of Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn) the island that lies off the north-west coast of Wales (Cymru). 

Cymru: Tesco in spat over bi-lingual signage

News from the Celtic League:

The Welsh language group Cymdeithas yr Iaith is targeting Tesco over the adequacy of bi-lingual signage in their new Aberystwyth store.

A spokesman for the language groups said:

“Big businesses such as this undermine independent businesses, and decisions made centrally by the company undermine the Welsh nature of the town.”

Full report at this link:

Kernow - Final Chance to Say NO to Devonwall!

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1 Mys Kevardhu 2016

Final Chance to Say NO to Devonwall!

On 5th December, 2016, the unelected quango, the Boundaries Commission will stop taking public views on Devonwall.

Between now and then is YOUR last chance to join hundreds of others, including Town and Parish Councils, campaign groups, Cornwall Councillors and many other members of the public who have objected to this gerrymandering of Cornwall's 1,100 year old border.

Please take this opportunity to register your disapproval!

'Celtic Sea Alliance' call

News from the Celtic League:

The Welsh Government should enter into formal talks with the Irish State and secure an agreement that would create a ‘Celtic Sea Alliance’ and secure future European investment, according to Plaid Cymru’s External Affairs spokesperson, Steffan Lewis AM.

Beavers return to Scotland encourages Welsh wildlife campaigners

Welsh wildlife campaigners have welcomed the Scottish government announcement last week that the Eurasian beaver is to be formally recognised as a native species, four centuries after being hunted to extinction in Scotland. Lead partners in the Scottish Beaver Trial, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) hailed the decision as a major success story for conservation.

Protest outside office of Cornish MP

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22 November 2016

Today's protest outside the Liskeard Constituency Office of Sherryl Murray MP.

It is a very rare occasion indeed that people in Cornwall stand outside an MPs office and protest about that sitting MP. 

Organised by a group of individuals at short notice, we suggest that although the number was relatively small, the massive social and mainstream media expressions of disgust at this MP added to this little demonstration should act as a clear warning to Cornwall's MPs.

Loyalty & patriotism is for life, not just a fad Sherryl Murray MP!

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Scroll to 2:25, then listen to what Sherryl Murray said back in 2010:

Devonwall - PMB in Westminster House of Commons - the problem with Sherryl Murray MP

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A Private Members Bill introduced by Pat Glass MP (Lab. North West Durham) has its second reading on Friday 18th November, 2016 and sensibly seeks to amend the Rules of Redistribution of Parliamentary constituencies. 

Well done 'the Changing Room' - Cornish singing group from Looe!

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A million downloads of 'Gwrello Glaw' (May It Rain)

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Yet another 'smack in the chacks'* for ignorant Government Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the 'Right Honourable' Sajid Javid!


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