Cornwall for emmets*: Ten things you might not know about Britain’s wild West

Polperro harbour scene
Polperro harbour scene: summer holidays don’t get more Cornish than this

Everyone knows Cornwall, don’t they? Even those who’ve never visited Britain’s sunshine coast can conjure a mental image of ice cream, rockpools, smugglers’ coves and picture-perfect fishing villages.

Well, here’s your chance to prove you know your pilchards from your piskies. How many of these rock-solid facts about Cornwall did you already know?

* Not sure what that means? You’re in the right place – read on.

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Updated: New routes from Heathrow for 2019

Mountains reflected in turquoise green lake
Mountain lake in the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, Sichuan Province, China – now within easier reach via Chengdu

Flights to Lefkada, Corsica, Charleston and Chengdu, in China’s Sichuan Province, have all been announced for summer 2019. Read on to see who’s flying where, and why you might want to go.

UPDATE: Flybe has announced flights from Heathrow to Newquay, Cornwall. And British Airways has added two new summer routes, to Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Montpellier (France), and a year-round service to Islamabad (Pakistan).  Details below …

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