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About kirstienewton

Editor of Cornwall Today magazine, and excited new mum

Making up is hard to do

A press release has just popped into my inbox, highlighting new research about the amount of time women spend deciding what to wear. On average, we girls spend more than a year of our lives deliberating over our choice of … Continue reading

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The electronic age

It’s been an interesting day. At around 10am, we found ourselves without access to the internet, and other online services, at the office. Predictably, work ground to a halt. At first, colleagues enjoyed a chat and a cup of tea, … Continue reading

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It’s all about me

Moving unexpectedly to a bungalow has resulted in my “letting go” of at least some of the effects that have mouldered in storage for a couple of years. One such casualty was the box of notes made during journalism training … Continue reading

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Rubbing shoulders with the famous

It’s been a busy month for celebrity interviews. In the current issue of Cornwall Today, you can read chats with chef Rick Stein (pictured above, with me), Quo frontman Francis Rossi and actress Felicity Kendal, all of whom have connections … Continue reading

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Bountiful Autumn

Autumn is upon us, and with it come beautiful landscapes and bountiful produce. This I discovered at the launch of the Fal River Walking Festival. Despite gloomy skies laden with heavy, sodden clouds, we enjoyed a short circular walk from … Continue reading

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Gowns and Gongs – the CT Awards

So, the big day has finally arrived. Tonight, 230 guests will receive the red carpet treatment at Newquay’s prestigious Headland Hotel, where the winners of the inaugural Cornwall Today Awards will be announced from approximately 9.15pm. You can follow the … Continue reading

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Phew, what a scorcher.

It’s a hoary old cliché, but my word, it really is hot out there. I am almost grateful for the shade of an air-conditioned office – but then, perhaps I am too British about the weather, complaining whichever way it … Continue reading

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How’s your grammar?

Readers who are keen grammarians, like me, might be baffled by the Wildabout feature in the April issue of Cornwall Today. It’s about Kings Wood near St Austell. That’s right – Kings Wood. No apostrophe. I triple checked it myself, … Continue reading

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Another day, another cause

Did you know that today is World Book Day? I found out on Tuesday, when nursery asked if I would like to send Daughter dressed as her favourite literary character. We plumped for the bedtime bunny in Goodnight Moon, a … Continue reading

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Sorry? You don’t say.

So Councillor Collin Brewer has resigned his position. No surprise there – it was pretty untenable. Since news of his unfortunate remarks made the news on Tuesday evening, a Facebook page has amassed some 3,500 members, with moderators making regular … Continue reading

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