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Newquay Airport confirmed as possible spaceport site

Could Cape Canaveral be coming to Cornwall? Credit: NASA

It's been confirmed that Newquay Airport is one of eight sites shortlisted to be Britain's first spaceport.

Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill announced today that it's one of the only sites in England to match the strict criteria. A decision on the final location will be made by next year.

It's due to open in 2018 and will be used to launch tourists and commercial satellites into space.

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A Royal visit to River Cottage

The Prince of Wales been visiting Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage farm on the second day of his trip to the West Country.

During his visit with the Duchess of Cornwall to Devon today, he toured the garden and kitchens where he met trainee chefs and people enjoying food and cookery courses. He presented the Farm with a plum tree.

Prince Charles & Camilla met River Cottage chefs with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in Devon today.

Parking space for sale... for £25,000

Offers have already been coming in for the parking space in Portscatho Credit: Alastair Shaw Coastal & Countryside Homes

A parking space in Cornwall is on sale for more than £25,000.

Several offers have already come in for the unmarked spot in North Parade, Portscatho.

Many of the houses in the village have no parking of their own and there has not been a parking space on sale in Portscatho in the last ten years.

Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to visit River Cottage

Prince Charles visits the West Country

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall continue their three day visit to the south west today. Yesterday they were in Looe and today they'll be at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage in East Devon.

They'll find out about foraging and meet some of the young people at its cookery school. The visit continues until tomorrow.

Charles and Camilla continue tour of West Country

Charles & Camilla continue tour of West Country Credit: ITV News West Country

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall continue their three day visit to the south west today. Yesterday they were in Looe and today they'll be at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage in East Devon.

They'll find out about foraging and meet some of the young people at its cookery school. The visit continues until tomorrow.

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Newquay could be site of new spaceport

Cornwall could be the site of a new multi billion pound spaceport to launch satellites and rockets carrying passengers into space.

Newquay Airport is the only site in England to match the proposed criteria for a spaceport, with other sites identified in Wales and Scotland. The Government is hoping to decide on a location by next year and have it up and running by 2018.

Camilla gets a taste of Cornish cider

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have begun a three day visit to the South West.

Camilla was given a tour of the Cornish Orchards cider factory in Duloe, and even got to taste some of the product.

Earlier in the day they were in Looe, visiting the lifeboat station and meeting people affected by the winter floods. They'll then continue their visit of the county.

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