Bikini vibes…

I have recently started blogging and Instagramming for Rip Curl Europe (which I’m super happy about). So I thought I’d use this as an excuse to skip exam revision and instead go for an evening swim with my Go Pro. This was in order to blog about how awesome Rip Curl bikinis are. However, in this case it is a blog post about a singular bikini as more posts are on the way …
It was a beautiful sunny evening in Falmouth, Cornwall, so I hit the beach for a swim in my Lolita Rip Curl Bikini from the Alanas closet range (Alana’s an extremely  inspirational surfer to me). It fits perfectly and the bright tribal patterns reflect the summer vibes that are now fast approaching, as the smell of BBQ burgers and sun cream are starting to fill the air.
I would highly recommend the Lolita Triangle bikini top to the flatter chested women out there (admittedly like me) as the extra straps draw attention to other areas rather than your cleavage (or lack of). Personally, I love the cut out sides of the bikini bottoms as it shows off a bit of your hips and is a little bit cheeky, without showing off too much skin.

Cornish MPs fight to revitalise Cornish language

By Emily Furness

 Cornish MPs fight to support the Cornish language despite its annual £150,000 funding being stopped.

 The majority of Cornish MPs took their oath in Cornish and are disappointed at the Department of Communities and Local Government’s decision to stop all finding for the Cornish language, since it was recognised as a regional and minority language in 2003.

Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth, said: “I took my oath of allegiance in Cornish as I had been asked to do so by some of my constituents and as I knew it meant a lot to them, I was pleased to do so.”

Cornish MPs such as Sarah Newton bid to keep funding for the minority language.

Newton, added: “I am disappointed that the bid was unsuccessful on this occasion…. I will continue to work with my colleagues and Cornwall Council to ensure that the Cornish language as well as Cornish culture and history continues to flourish.”

There are only 300-500 fluent Cornish language speakers in Cornwall. However, there are a larger number of people with some Cornish and who are learning.

Over 1,000 people have subscribed to the online course “Say Something in Cornish,” run by the Cornish language partnership, Maga.

Mark Trevethan, Head of the Cornish Language Unit, Cornwall Council said: “Official backing and funding for the language over the last 10 years has made a massive difference to increasing visibility of the language, changing perceptions of the language, creating resources to make it easier to study Cornish.”

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle also took his oath in Cornish and is looking to find alternative ways to fund the language since the cuts.

Eustice said: “I will be exploring alternative sources of government funding to support the wider development of Cornwall’s culture and heritage through the new Kresen Kernow centre in Redruth, this could include providing support for the Cornish language.”

MPs of Cornwall are working with the Cornish language, community and representative organisations such as the Gorseth, to develop a strategy on how to safeguard and grow the Cornish language in the future.

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The EU Referendum causes concern for Cornwall’s fishing industry

By Emily Furness

The outcome of the referendum to be held on Thursday, 23 June 2016 to decide whether Britain stays in or leaves the European Union, will majorly affect Cornwall’s fishing industry.

Cornwall has received more than £1bn from the EU over the past fifteen years and over £1.8 million from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF).

Andy Wheeler, Assistant to the Chief Executive of Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO) said: “Leaving the EU could mean trade tariffs being imposed or restrictions on direct landings into French ports by Cornish vessels, and restricts access to French and Irish waters, which means profits within the Cornish fishing industry could be depleted.”

The £1.8 million of the European Fisheries Fund has been devoted to support the sustainable development of fishing communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Local inshore fisherman of Falmouth, Chris Bean, said: “I’m definitely going to vote to stay in the EU, as an inshore fisherman the only protection we really have is the EU umbrella of quotas and sustainable fishing.”

Bean added: “EU council ministers in the Common Fisheries Agricultural Policy are moving more to the left and more for conservation to help the small vessel. If we move out of the EU, we will be at the mercy in the UK of the big vessel owners and big corporations…they will call the shots.”

A majority of fishermen in Falmouth are keen “outers” or Euroscpetics as they would be free of EU quotas and in the long term it could mean that fishermen are allowed to catch more fish.

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, said: “Outside the EU, we would re-establish national control for 200 nautical miles or the median line as provided for in international law…we could argue for a fairer share of quota allocations in many fish stocks.”

Some Cornish MPs are voting to leave the EU and feel that this decision will benefit the Cornish Industry.

Scott Mann, MP for North Cornwall, said: “Our fishermen have been decimated by the EU, and only by leaving can they get their waters back and not have to contend with foreign trawlers who plunder their stocks.”

Both the Eurosceptics and Europhiles of Cornwall are both in agreement that the European referendum holds great uncertainty for the Cornish fishing industry.

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Junior doctors strike for two days in Plymouth

Date reported on: 26/04/16  Words: 222


Junior doctors at Plymouth’s Derriford hospital strike over the government’s new contract, which they claim will cause additional stress to already overworked staff and potentially put patients lives at risk


Junior doctors gather on the picket line outside Derriford hospital to gather support for their cause, they have a long two days ahead


Junior doctors stand in cold sleet with their homemade signs in protest to proposed contract changes


Despite the cold junior doctors on the picket line were still smiling


One of many patients spend their day showing their support for the doctors who care for them on a daily bases


Braving the April showers, the doctors raise their signs responding to the cheers of pedestrians and hooting of passing motorists that show their support


The key concerns about the new contract’s proposals focus around reduced safety when it comes to both staff and patients


Junior doctors attempt to convey the message that everyone will be affected by this infringement upon their working conditions and unite all sectors of the community


Junior doctors convey the message that working seven days a week under the new contract will endanger patient health as well as their own


Junior doctors plan to strike at Derriford Hospital, maintaining their presence into the early hours for two days