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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Our weatherman Bob Crampton gives the lowdown on the higher temperatures the West Country is experiencing at the moment.
This afternoon is set to be breezy with lots of cloud - murky around the moors. Highs hitting 13 C. Staying dry with a very mild night