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Eden Project features in new parkour video

Two of the world’s best freerunners have been hitting new heights at Cornwall's Eden Project for a new video.

Tim “Livewire” Shieff and Pip “Piptrix” Andersen spent two days at Eden performing parkour tricks in the project’s Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes as well as taking to the colourful outdoor landscape.

The film focuses on the new Rainforest Aerial Walkway and ends on a spectacular shot of the Tim and Pip performing backflips and somersaults on the roof of the giant Rainforest Biome.

A warning not to try to recreate any of the stuns seen in this video:

Credit: Eden Project TV

Eden Project allows dogs into outdoor gardens

Exterior view of the Eden project in Cornwall Credit: PA

The Eden Project is to allow dogs into its outdoor gardens every day, starting Saturday June 15.

Following a successful pilot weekend last month (May), the Eden Project has decided to open its doors to dogs every day. Before that, only registered assistance dogs have been allowed in but due to popular demand Eden has decided to relax the rules.


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.


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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