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The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandably concerning and, as the situation develops, it is becoming apparent that ‘life as we know it’ may not be able to carry on for a period of time.

Lizard businesses in line for 'Rural Oscars'

Derek is delighted that two small businesses on the Lizard are in with a chance of picking up a ‘Rural Oscar’ at an awards ceremony recognising the best small businesses in the country.

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Access to affordable housing is not getting any easier and part of the responsibility lies with Cornwall Council.

Gear up to celebrate VE Day

MP Derek Thomas is encouraging people across West Cornwall to organise or take part in events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May. 

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There are many aspects of the job of Member of Parliament for West Cornwall and Scilly that are rewarding and worthwhile but not much tops the opportunity to meet constituents at the drop-in events, the latest of which I hosted in various pubs last week.

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On Monday I started the day at Newlyn fish market. This was the first fish auction that had taken place for a number of days due to bad weather grounding the fleet.