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Most successful crop of bananas at Eden Project

It's looking like this year will be the best ever for the bananas grown at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

The banana plants in the rainforest biome are currently in bloom with their clusters of fruit and flowers, and they are in for a bumper harvest. The plants are also grown outside, sheltered by the biomes.

Horticulturalist, Hetty Ninnis tells us why this year has been such a success:

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Best ever harvest for bananas grown at Eden Project

Best ever harvest for bananas grown at Eden Project Credit: ITV News West Country

It's looking like this year will be the best ever for the bananas grown at the Eden Project in Cornwall.The banana plants in the rainforest biome are currently in bloom with their clusters of fruit and flowers, and they are in for a bumper harvest.

The plants are also grown outside, sheltered by the biomes.

Male choir from Mevagissey gear up for Eden gig

One of Cornwall's most successful male choirs is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a very special concert.

The Mevagissey Male Voice Choir will be performing at the Eden Project, with full symphony accompaniment, and even the Military Wives.

Cornwall has a long and proud tradition of male voice choirs, going back to the days when miners would sing together in chapel.

Friday's performance could be the biggest gig of their careers, as Kathy Wardle reports.

Monster flower to bloom at Eden Project

The Titan Arum can grow up to 10ft Credit: Eden Project

One of the biggest flowers in the world is due to bloom at the Eden Project. Taking up to six years to grow, the Titan Arum can grow up to 10 feet tall. That's the size of a large Christmas tree! This particular flower is the ninth one to grow at Eden's Rainforest Biome.

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Eden Project makes a record loss

The Eden Project lost more than £6 million Credit: /Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

The Eden Project has reported a loss of more than six million pounds.

The loss covered the financial year ending in March 2013. The previous year the tourist attraction near St Austell made a small profit of a hundred and thirty six thousand pounds.

It said it hoped for better results in the coming year due to job losses and the sale of surplus land.

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