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Dog days at the Eden Project

The Eden Project is welcoming dogs for the first time Credit: Eden Project

Restrictions on people taking their dogs to the Eden Project have been lifted this weekend for the first time. Until now, only registered assistance pets have been permitted. But animals won't be allowed in any building apart from through the Visitor Centre.

Eden's Operations Director Ian Williams said: "Lots of visitors have asked us if we would consider letting dogs in. We will see how Dog Weekend at Eden goes and how well it is received by dog owners and general visitors and will then make a call on whether we have more dog days in future."

Eden Project hosts electric bike show

Eden Project hosts electric bike show Credit: Eden Project

The Eden Project in Cornwall will be hosting an electric bike show from Saturday until Wednesday 24th April. Twelve companies will be showing visitors the latest trend in cycling - where you can even get bike that lets you recline.

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Pasty championships get underway

Cornishman Mike Amery has flown from the USA to compete Credit: The Eden Project

The World Pasty Championships are underway at the Eden Project this morning. More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are taking part in the second annual event. Among them is Cornish-born Mike Amery, who has come from his home in Pennsylvania, USA, to take part.

Mike is baking a traditional Cornish pasty and - in the non-Cornish category - a lamb and mint version. Last year's amateur winner Billy Deakin will attempt to retain his title, but his professional counterpart Graham Cornish won't be competing.

Instead, Graham is offering visitors the chance to sample his produce. The climax of the event is the Oggy Oscars Awards Ceremony at 5pm.

Chefs get ready for Pasty Championships

The pasty is culturally and historically important to the West Country Credit: PA

Competitors from across the globe are expected to descend on Cornwall to pit their culinary wits for the World Pasty Championships.

More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are heading to the Eden Project to compete in the second annual celebration of the dish.

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Fewer visitors & economic pressures blamed for Eden job losses

Far fewer visitors came to Cornwall in 2012 due to a combination of the Olympics, poor summer and autumn weather and the lasting effects of the recession.

This, coupled with enormous pressure on income in the charity sector and the well-documented challenges of fundraising in the current economic climate have made it necessary to make substantial cuts to the cost base.

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