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Cornwall's Josh Curnow misses out on spot in BGT final

Josh Curnow performing in the third live semi-final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent Credit: Syco/TalkbackThames

Cornish singer-songwriter Josh Curnow has narrowly missed out on a place in the Britain's Got Talent final.

Josh grew up in Wadebridge and now lives in Indian Queens. He's played in bars and pubs across the county and had high hopes of winning the ITV competition, which offers a chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show.

Josh wowed the crowd with his version of Runnin' by Beyonce Credit: Syco/TalkbackThames

He certainly impressed the BGT judges in the semi-final with his rendition of Runnin' by Beyonce - but not enough to win the votes of the viewers and make it through to the final ten. He came in fourth place.

Josh may still have a chance at glory... if he is selected as one of the judges' wild cards

Credit: Syco/TalkbackThames


Cornish nursery win gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Months of planning, designing and growing have paid off as a Cornish nursery have won a Gold Medal for their Chelsea Flower Shower entry.

The Burncoose Nuseries garden celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the first meeting of the Rhododendron Society - which held it's fist AGM at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1916.

It was designed by Geraldine Hood-Leeder and Louisa Lazarowicz.

Credit: Burncoose Nursery

The Rhododendron Society was formed in 1915 by Charles Eley, John Guille Millais and JC and PD Williams.

Owner of Burncoose Nurseries, Charles Williams, is the great-grandson of founding member, JC Williams.

To celebrate the launch of the garden, Charles was joined at Chelsea Flower Show by Rupert Eley, the great-grandson of Charles Eley and David Millais, great-nephew of J G Millais. All three descendants are key members of the present day Group.

Credit: Burncoose Nursery

As part of our exhibit we are showcasing a selection of well-known favourites, as well as highlighting varieties which were popular 100 years ago. We are also showing never-before-seen historical documents and letters dating back to the start of the Society.

Winning a Gold Medal is a great honour and testament to all the hard work of the team.

– Charles Williams
Credit: Burncoose Nursery


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