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Time to get rid of a British feudal system that allows royals to rob the dead | Letters
Letters: Readers react to a Guardian investigation into bona vacantia, whereby the duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall can collect the estates of the deceased in certain circumstances

30, Nov, 2023 @6:14 PM

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Gang leaders jailed for smuggling almost £1.5m of drugs in Cornwall and Devon
Members mostly from Merseyside often posed as holidaymakers to transport heroin and cocaine

Steven Morris

24, Nov, 2023 @6:01 PM

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Revealed: King Charles secretly profiting from the assets of dead citizens
Exclusive: Assets of thousands of people in north-west England used to upgrade king’s property empire via archaic custom

Maeve McClenaghan, Rob Evans and Henry Dyer

23, Nov, 2023 @5:46 PM

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How royal estates use bona vacantia to collect money from dead people
Latin term meaning ‘vacant goods’ relates to people who die without a will or known heirs

Rob Evans, Maeve McClenaghan and Henry Dyer

23, Nov, 2023 @4:00 PM

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South West Water to reward customers who cut use with lower bills
‘Eco tariffs’ would not, however, be offered to those vulnerable customers already on lower, ‘social’ rates

Alex Lawson

05, Nov, 2023 @2:30 PM

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Fresh appeal over killing of Lyn Bryant in Cornwall 25 years ago
Police seeking information about assailant who they believe had local connections to area near St Mawes

Steven Morris

19, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Not just St Ives: Redruth festival will shine light on vibrant Cornish arts scene
First Flamm festival in old mining town this weekend will include ‘art rave’ and installations using local natural materials

Steven Morris

19, Oct, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘Battle of Trevalga’ ends with Cornish estate’s sale to property giant
Real estate group reassures residents of medieval parish they will not be evicted from their homes

Jamie Grierson

09, Oct, 2023 @3:37 PM

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Howzat? Tortoise, 82, has cricket ball-sized bladder stone removed
Joey the tortoise, from Cornwall, is recovering after surgery to remove 150g growth

Matthew Weaver and agency

29, Sep, 2023 @11:17 AM

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Storm Agnes brings 70mph gusts and heavy rain to Britain and Ireland
Danger-to-life warning issued as first named storm of autumn damages buildings and disrupts travel

Steven Morris

27, Sep, 2023 @10:29 PM

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The rock’s the star: meditative film about a Cornish stone goes global
Christopher Morris’s documentary, A Year in a Field, delights sold-out Newlyn audience as it heads for festivals worldwide

Steven Morris

22, Sep, 2023 @10:44 AM

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‘Joyous’: Cornish seed-scattering event marks fightback against habitat loss
Volunteers and fiddle group help launch three-year project to create wildflower meadow across Cornwall

Steven Morris

14, Sep, 2023 @1:31 PM

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