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'We can do so much more to attract visitors'

Nick Clegg spoke to ITV News this morning Credit: ITV News

We can do so much more to attract even more visitors. There are millions more visitors that go to London, we could get many of them to come here instead, the sheer beauty of the south west, the sights, the spectacles, the warmth of the greeting and hospitality of the people locally, all of that can be more effectively marketed to foreign tourists in countries like Switzerland, Germany and Austria."

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

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Nick Clegg says he will save Cornish Language Partnership

Nick Clegg making some Cornish pasties Credit: ITV West Country

Nick Clegg says the organisation that promotes the Cornish dialect will not be forced to close.

Funding for the Cornish Language Partnership MAGA runs out at the end of this month and staff are in consultation over the future of their roles.

Today when questioned by ITV News Mr Clegg pledged to make sure a funding package for the next year was found.

I've only just heard about that and I'm going to fix it, the £120,000 that I announced last year is there to protect, defend, promote and cherish the Cornish language and if course some form of funding should continue so now that I've heard it today I'll go away and make sure we provide continued funding of one shape or form to ensure the project dies not close.

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

Nick Clegg announces £5 million tourism boost

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today announced a £5 million cash injection for the South West tourism industry.

Mr Clegg told ITV News the money would be available for the West's tourism bodies to spend on projects that would attract more visitors to the region.

He confirmed Visit Cornwall which has lost its funding from Cornwall Council, would be eligible for a share of the cash.

Nick Clegg pledges to create Cornish Assembly

Nick Clegg is visiting locations across Cornwall Credit: ITV News

Nick Clegg has pledged to create an elected Cornish Assembly if his party forms a government again.

The Liberal Democrat leader who is visiting locations across the county has promised a referendum on the devolved assembly which will have powers to run local services including the NHS and schools.

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St Piran's Day Celebrations

Saint Piran's Flag Credit: PA: Tim Ireland

Thousands of people throughout Cornwall will celebrate St Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall today.

Events are taking place across the county including a parade in Truro at 1pm starting from St George's Road.

The Penzance St Piran festival, one of the largest in Cornwall, will begin at 10am with a procession at the top of Causewayhead.

Will you be celebrating? Tweet a picture to @itvwestcountry

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