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Helen Glover wishes Cornwall Happy St Piran's Day

The Cornish athlete Helen Glover has sent her Happy St Piran's Day to all 'Cornish folk' today on social media.

She made history when she rowed her way to a second Olympic Gold Medal in Rio.

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St Piran's Day Celebrations

Saint Piran's Flag Credit: PA: Tim Ireland

Thousands of people throughout Cornwall will celebrate St Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall today.

Events are taking place across the county including a parade in Truro at 1pm starting from St George's Road.

The Penzance St Piran festival, one of the largest in Cornwall, will begin at 10am with a procession at the top of Causewayhead.

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Hundreds take part in Perranporth's St Piran's parade

Hundreds of children, musicians and dancers have been celebrating St Piran's Day in Cornwall.

Piran is said to have come ashore at Perranporth and became the patron saint of tin miners after discovering the metal which formed the basis for a whole Cornish industry.

Last night hundreds of people marched through the streets of Perranporth - the parade from the sea is traditionally held on the nearest Friday to the patron day.

MPs and business leaders highlight opportunities in Cornwall

Tonight MPs and business leaders are showcasing Cornwall at an exhibition called 'Cornwall Calling' in the Tate Great Britain. It aims to highlight the business and investment opportunities in the Duchy.

Cornwall is open for business, we've had short term problems but we're open for business, we're ready to go. Secondly, we're a very vibrant economy with lots of reasons why this is the place that's a great place to do business, build a business, grow a business.

– Chris Pomfret, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership