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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.

Thousands take part in Big Lunch

Thousands of people across the west country enjoyed a Sunday lunch with a difference yesterday. They were taking part in the Big Lunch, started four years ago as a way of bringing local communities together.

It's a national event now, run by the Big Lottery Fund, but it all started down here and is still led by the Eden Project as John Andrews reports.


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.


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.

Ice rink opens at Eden Project

The Eden Project's ice rink has opened in St Austell. Dozens of young people battling cancer, who've been treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital's oncology department officially opened the rink last night.

Tim Smit is from the Eden Project and says he loves all the twinkly christmas lights.

More job losses at The Eden Project

The Eden Project in Cornwall Credit: PA

The Eden Project has announced more job losses.

In January the attraction which opened in 2001, said it had to make savings worth £2million and made 53 staff redundant.

Now it's announced that a further fifteen posts will have to be lost.

At the moment the project employs just under 400 people.

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