Cornwall traffic and travel news for Friday, May 20 – live updates

It’s Friday, May 20 and throughout the county, commuters are getting ready to start their day and fill up Cornwall’s roads. This blog will keep you updated with any incidents on the roads throughout the day and any delays you need to be aware of.

There are many roadworks and temporary traffic lights to keep in mind before your journey, including at Kilkhampton and the A390 at Holmbush Lane in St Austell and the A393 at Ponsanooth. Similarly, an advanced warning is given to drivers ahead of disturbances this weekend as the Chiverton Cross roundabout, along with several miles of the A30, will be shut down while the creation of the new dual carriageway continues in the area. Find out more here.

In terms of weather, the Met Office forecast for today says: “Early rain clearing to leave a day of bright intervals and scattered showers, heavy at times. Breezier than Thursday, particularly along coasts, with temperatures falling closer to the seasonal average. Maximum temperature 17 °C.”

We will be bringing you all traffic and travel news with our live blog here. Scroll down for the latest updates.

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Could it be that we’re finally able to venture into the wider world again? After two years of lockdowns – and false starts aplenty – travel restrictions are easing the world over, enabling us to explore – and shoot – far-flung exotic locations. Travel pro Steve Davey reckons there’s never been a better time to hone your skills before the tourist hordes are back…  

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In our interview, we speak with New Zealander Chris McLennan, who tells how he ventured from the South Island to become one of the world’s foremost commercial travel and adventure photographers.

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This issue’s projects include mastering Exposure Delay mode, capturing action convincingly, using a levelling base for perfect panos, and speeding self-portraits. Plus we’re giving away the superb Color Projects 5, absolutely free, to instantly transform your shots!

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20 Cooking tips and tricks from cuisines around the world

Enhance your next meal with these overseas cuisine tips. Photo / Unsplash

From unusual spices to bizarre cooking techniques, there is a lot to love (and learn) when eating local cuisine overseas.

Better yet, foreign dishes can inspire our cooking long after a trip has ended.

One Reddit user asked fellow foodies about the cool and useful things they’ve learned from other cuisines.

Here is what they said.

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1. “Indian cooking taught me that spices are fat-soluble, not water-soluble. In other words, if you’re adding spices to a dish, add them at the beginning with the fats (such as coconut milk or yogurt) and aromatics. Don’t save the spices for when you add water or stock.”

2. “Chinese cooking taught me about the importance of velveting, which is a method of marinating to keep delicate meat and seafood moist and tender during the cooking process. I learned how to velvet chicken, pork and beef, and it has made my home cooking so much better.”

3. “Learning how to make the specific Italian dish cacio e pepe helped me understand the meaning of ‘less is more.’ This dish is just pasta, good olive oil, fresh black pepper, and Parmesan cheese, but these simple ingredients work together to create something so delicious.”

4. “Eastern Mediterranean cooking like Greek and Turkish really drove home the idea of acidity. I never realized how much an acidic ingredient like a big squeeze of lemon can do to liven up and enhance a seemingly lacking dish.”

5. “Chinese cuisine has shown me that a wok can be used for literally anything. Invest in one and you can cook so many dishes in it from scrambled eggs and soup to steamed vegetables.”

6. Grinding your own meat fresh is a game-changer, whether for sausage or burgers or ragú Bolognese. I highly recommend getting a $30 countertop suction-base dishwasher safe meat grinder. I use mine frequently.

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7. “From French cooking, I learned the value in using very basic ingredients to create elevated meals. If you think about most French recipes, they are simple: French onion soup is onions, ratatouille is just chopped veggies, Niçoise salad is made of eggs, potato, and canned tuna, and cassoulet is beans and meat. But it’s all about the technique and preparation that makes these dishes taste amazing.”

8. “From Chinese cuisine, I learned a lot about how to make the most of every single ingredient available to me. This cuisine finds delicious ways to use ingredients so that nothing goes to waste.”

9. “Texas bbq has taught me about patience. You can’t rush the process if you want it to be fall-off-the-bone tender.”

10. “Italian cooking is all about using fresh ingredients and letting them shine. For example, use only fresh garlic (never the jarred), good San Marzano canned tomatoes or tomatoes that are fresh and in-season, proper Parmigiano Reggiano cheese by the block (never pre-grated), and table wine aka the wine that’s good enough to drink. If you focus on quality ingredients, the rest of the dish will follow.”

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11. “Cooking Asian cuisines like Thai and Vietnamese has shown me how versatile peanuts can be. I don’t really like peanuts on their own or peanut butter (I was never a fan of PB&J sandwiches or Reese’s), but I love using peanuts in a sauce for noodles or sprinkled on top of a vermicelli noodle bowl.”

12. “There’s like a thousand different kinds of soy sauce and they have different uses and flavor profiles.”

13. “Asian cuisine in general taught me that MSG is amazing and, contrary to what American culture has taught us, it’s not an ingredient to be avoided. Rather, it adds an amazing amount of umami to whatever you’re cooking.”

14. “Cooking dishes from Indian cuisine really showed me that being vegetarian or introducing more plant-based dishes into your routine really doesn’t have to be that hard. Moreover, vegetarian dishes can be just as tasty as those containing meat. Indian cooking taught me that using ‘fake meats’ really isn’t necessary at all.”

15. “From Italian cooking I learned that pasta is really meant to be cooked al dente. To some people it might seem or taste undercooked, but the firmness to the bite adds to the desired texture of the dish and prevents it from becoming a plate of mush.”

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16. “Spanish cooking taught me a trick I use often now, which is how to grate tomatoes on a box grater to make fresh tomato purée. In Spanish cuisine, this is how you make pan tomate. Once upon a time, I used to peel, de-seed, and mash fresh tomatoes, which takes so long that I would often just buy the canned stuff. But now I just cut a tomato in half, scrape the visible seeds off, and grate the cut side like a block of cheddar. It’s effortless.’

17. “I’m Italian, and since my native cuisine prefers olive oil to butter, I almost exclusively cook with oil. But after living in Kentucky for a few years and familiarizing myself with the cuisine of the American South recipes, I’ve how to use butter and lard instead of olive oil. There’s so much you can do with these cooking fats, especially if you’re not shy with them.”

18. “Filipino cooking relies on lots of different sauces and vinegars like soy sauce, fish sauce, apple cider vinegar, etc. Now, I keep a whole slew of these essential ingredients stocked in my pantry, and I rely on them heavily. I use them for anything from jazzing up instant noodles or gravy to making stir fry or adobo. You can even take scrambled eggs to the next level with the help of some sweet soy sauce.”

19. “Cooking Chinese food showed me how to flavour cooking oils. Now I add fragrant ingredients such as green onions or garlic to any stove-top oils and fry my food with them. It immensely improves the depth of the dish, and it’s particularly delicious when making fried rice.”

20. Frying tomato paste, if it’s going into a dish, really adds depth to it.

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M5, A38, A380: Devon’s traffic and travel updates for Wednesday, April 20

It’s Wednesday, April 20 and with the Easter Bank Holiday weekend well and truly behind us, people are back at work. That means busy rush hours as commuters head to work.

The pleasant spring weather also means plenty of holiday-makers down in the South West, making the roads busier. So far, roads across the county look relatively quiet but are expected to fill up throughout the morning.

Traffic-reporting service Inrix does not have any advanced warnings in place for the roads today. Devon Live will be bringing you all of the latest traffic and travel news from across the county in the blog below.

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Arizona family pushes ‘Right to Try 2.0’ after being forced to travel to Italy for medical treatment

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An Arizona family is pushing for a proposed “Right to Try 2.0” law from the Goldwater Institute after they were forced to raise thousands of dollars and temporarily move to Italy to receive medical treatment for their 2-year-old daughter who has a rare genetic disease.

Life for the Riley family changed in March 2020 when Olivia, their 1-year-old daughter, was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), a highly progressive and rare genetic brain disease that impacts an individuals’ ability to walk or talk. Three months later, Keira, Olivia’s younger sister, received the same diagnosis as a newborn.

Keira and Olivia Riley were both diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), a highly progressive and rare genetic brain disease.

Keira and Olivia Riley were both diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), a highly progressive and rare genetic brain disease.
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“When we first got Olivia and Keira’s diagnosis, honestly, we didn’t know there was an option,” Kendra Riley, Olivia and Keira’s mother, told Fox News Digital.

Assistance was available for Keira, but that treatment was more than 6,000 miles away in Italy, requiring the family to raise money in an effort to make the trip to receive the life-saving gene therapy treatment — a treatment that lacked approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“We had to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in a month’s time, plus get the girl’s passports and visa’s during a pandemic, no less, which is a whole other story,” Riley said. “We looked into Right to Try when we first were exploring options, but unfortunately it didn’t cover what our situation needed, especially because we had so little time on our hands. It was a literal race against time to get Keira this treatment she needed before symptoms started occurring.”

Kendra Riley, Olivia and Keira's mother, said Olivia's disease progressed rapidly and within 90 days of symptom onset, she lost the ability to walk or talk.

Kendra Riley, Olivia and Keira’s mother, said Olivia’s disease progressed rapidly and within 90 days of symptom onset, she lost the ability to walk or talk.
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Kendra said Olivia’s disease progressed rapidly, and within 90 days of symptom onset, she lost the ability to walk or talk. Because she was already experiencing symptoms, Olivia was not eligible for the same treatment as Keira.


Thanks to the treatment, Keira’s mother said she is “doing things that we never got to see Livvy do.”

Kendra and Keira Riley.

Kendra and Keira Riley.
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“She’s running. She’s climbing. She’s having full conversations with us,” Riley said. “She’s enrolled in preschool for the fall. These are really great, everyday things for normal parents, but for us, they’re huge, huge milestones that we didn’t get to see with Livvy. So it’s really, really heartwarming to see that happen for Keira. And it’s all because of this treatment.”

“It’s odd to say we’re lucky that everything came together as it did, and we made it to Italy, but I mean, of course, I feel like as an American citizen, or literally any human, should have the option of getting access to the one treatment in the world that could save their life,” Riley added.

Kendra and Olivia Riley.

Kendra and Olivia Riley.
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“What we’ve been through to save our daughter’s life is not something I want another family to have to go through,” Riley said. “To think of a child at 8 months old could potentially die by 6, but there’s an option, one option in the entire globe that could save their life,” she said. “I want other families to have that ability to have that one option and not have to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and move across the globe to get it.”

Following the Riley family’s journey, they are now urging lawmakers in Arizona to pass the Goldwater Institute’s Right to Try for Individualized Treatments reform. The initiative builds off the original Right to Try law, which was signed into law in May 2018 by former President Trump and, according to the FDA, is a “way for patients who have been diagnosed with life-threatening diseases or conditions who have tried all approved treatment options and who are unable to participate in a clinical trial to access certain unapproved treatments.”


Goldwater Executive Vice President Christina Sandefur said, it “is unconscionable that an American patient has to travel to another country, to Europe, in order to be able to get access to a treatment that could save their lives.”

Goldwater Executive Vice President Christina Sandefur

Goldwater Executive Vice President Christina Sandefur
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With bipartisan support, the reform effort has passed the Arizona Senate and the House Health and Human Services Committee. It will soon make its way to the House floor for a vote.

“Now it’s time for Right to Try 2.0, which will give hope to a new generation of families — families for whom the original, traditional treatments just won’t work, families who are out of options and need the best, most cutting-edge medicines out there,” Sandefur said. “That’s why we need Right to Try 2.0.”

There are Right to Try laws in place already in more than 40 states in America, according to

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New Bern named among top 20 best small towns in Virginia Travel Tips

New Bern earned a special shoutout in one of Virginia’s top travel guides which highlights voyage destinations all around the world. 

Virginia Travel Tips, a site that focuses on travel beyond Virginia, shined a spotlight on New Bern as one of North Carolina’s top 20 best charming small towns to visit. 

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The town’s recognition was gained due to the variety of attractions New Bern offers visitors, and of course, the surrounded history. 

New Bern was described as a town that has cultural diversity, beautiful nature, history and is “technically classified as a city these days but still exudes that small-town feel and comfort.” 

The travel blog also made note of New Bern being the second oldest European settlement and first Colonial capital in North Carolina located near eye-appealing water scenery. The historic town sits 40 miles north of Emerald Isle and is near Crystal Coast. 

More: Southern Living names New Bern among the South’s 10 ‘Best Small Towns 2021’

Natives and business owners in the area said they would have to agree with the blog’s viewpoint, but also feel New Bern continues to embrace several reasons the town attracts a diversity of visitors.

“There’s a visitor’s book we ask people to sign and we’ve had people from all over the world. It always amazes me,” said Julie McKeon, manager of the New Bern Farmer’s Market. “I hear it all the time. New people moving to New Bern say that the small-town atmosphere is why they move here.”

The town holds many historic buildings such as Tryon Palace, the first capital of independent and post-Revolutionary War North Carolina, and is also one of the top sites tourists add to their to-do list. 

New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi and where the Birthplace of Pepsi Cola store is located was also highlighted as a reason for visitors to be drawn to the area.

Local: First-ever Pepsi museum could call New Bern home

Historical downtown, must-see attractions, and the town’s overall atmosphere are why business owners feel people will continue to make New Bern a travel destination. 

“Even in our slow season, the hotel is full of people coming to spend some time in New Bern,” said Cindy Patton, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront. “I think it has a lot to do with all the historical things to do. The word’s getting out more about New Bern and it’s growing options for people to do when they’re here, such as shopping.”

McKeon jokingly said she would like to keep New Bern small and even secretive. 

“I think that we’ve got it good. The bigger it gets the worse it could get,” she said. “That’s the draw for tourists. People from neighboring towns come and spend the day because everything is right there. They can go to some of the places downtown like Tryon Palace, go shop and eat breakfast. They’ve got it all right there.”

McKeon and Patton both agree that big town visitors make their way to New Bern to have a change of pace, but additionally, the people are what makes it even better. Patton said she receives a lot of guests from Northern Virginia or New York who may want a change of scenery and a friendlier element. 

News: American Airlines brings new seasonal route to New Bern airport

“I think they just enjoy the vibe, downtown and it’s good friendly people that are here,” Patton said. 

McKeon has lived in New Bern her whole life and said keeping that small-town charm is necessary.

“It’s the people I love the most,” she said. “A lot of the times when I ask people why they’ve come here, they talk about the people being so friendly. And I think keeping a town small benefits you to have a community spirit.”

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Celtics vs. Nuggets – Game Recap – March 20, 2022

DENVER — — Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum each scored 30 points and the sizzling Boston Celtics stymied reigning MVP Nikola Jokic on their way to routing the Denver Nuggets 124-104 Sunday night.

The Celtics shot 57.3% from the floor and finished 19 of 40 from beyond the arc. They also hit all 11 of their free throws.

Jokic missed 14 shots in the first half and finished a wildly uncharacteristic 8 for 23 from the floor for 23 points

“Physicality,” Celtics coach Ime Udoka said. “He was comfortable early. He had 12 in the first quarter, four in the second and seven the rest of the way. He was too comfortable early, gave him too much air space. It’s mixing up looks, keep him off balance, switching matchups and giving him different bodies.”

Jokic, who’s having an even better season statistically that he did a year ago, said this loss was on him, not any of his teammates.

“Overall, they had a really good defensive game and I had a really bad offensive game,” said Jokic.

For once, it was Tatum getting serenaded with “MVP” chants instead of Jokic at Ball Arena.

“It’s a great feeling,” Tatum said. “You expect that, get that at home, but when you travel and you see all the Celtics jerseys and T-shirts and hoodies and hear them chanting for you on the road, that’s an incredible feeling.”

Tatum and Payton Pritchard each hit four 3-pointers before the break, sparking the Celtics on a 46-21 run to close out the first half. Boston scored its last 15 points of the second quarter on 3-pointers, and Tatum’s half-court heave at the buzzer rimmed out.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone was so disgusted with his team’s effort in its fourth loss in six games that he benched his starters to start the second half.

“To me, it appeared we just kind of gave in and quit. And I didn’t want to reward that behavior,” Malone said. “I thought the bench unit was at least going out there and competing and fighting.”

More than anything, Malone said it was alarming to see his starters play that way here in the middle of March with the Nuggets jockeying for playoff positioning.

“Tonight I can’t point to one thing we did well,” Malone said.

And he couldn’t point to one thing the Celtics did poorly, either.

The Celtics outshot Denver 64.3% to 30.6% in the first half and pushed their lead to 90-62 late in the third quarter in cruising to their third straight victory.

The Nuggets’ worst loss this season was by 29 points on Nov. 21 when they were run off the court in Phoenix, 126-97.

“I told them at halftime, you’re lucky this was a ‘Celtics home game,’” Malone said of the large contingent of boisterous Celtics fans at Ball Arena. “Because if it wasn’t, the boos would have been — rightfully so — really, really loud.”


Celtics: F Aaron Nesmith sat out with a sprained right ankle. He hasn’t played since March 3 vs. Memphis. … Boston closed the first quarter on an 11-5 run with Jokic on the bench as Daniel Theis hit a jumper, a 3-pointer after saving an errant pass and an alley-oop dunk before Tatum closed the quarter with an uncontested 3. … Pritchard added a 3 in the closing minutes, finishing 5 of 5 from behind the arc before adding a late layup to finish with 17 points. Grant Williams added 13.

Nuggets: Jokic led all scorers with a dozen points in the first quarter, but his tough night shooting the ball was already apparent as he went 3 for 8 from the floor. He got colder still in the second quarter, missing all but two of his 11 shots. He finished 8 for 23.


Jamal Murray showed up in the third quarter in street clothes. The Nuggets have no idea if their star point guard will suit up anytime soon. Murray recently practiced with the Grand Rapids Gold, their G League affiliate, as he continued his comeback from ACL surgery last spring. Coach Michael Malone said there’s no roadmap for Murray’s next steps, although returning to Grand Rapids is a possibility.


There may not be reinforcements on the way for the Nuggets as they try to straighten things out. Malone said he doesn’t know if Murray and/or F Michael Porter Jr. (back surgery) will be shut down until next season if they’re not back on the court by a certain date.

“It’s a valid question, one that I just don’t have an answer to,” Malone said.

Hyland said Cousins and a few other veterans addressed the team after the loss.


Boston: Visits Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.

Denver: Hosts the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.


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Cornwall traffic and travel updates for Sunday, March 20 – updates

It’s the end of the weekend and as commuters begin to set off, roads across Devon are set to gradually fill up. We will be bringing you the latest traffic updates throughout the day to ensure your journey goes as smoothly as possible.

There are a number of roadworks being carried out across the county. According to roads traffic and monitoring service, Inrix, there are road works on the A374 at Sheviock, temporary traffic lights due to roadworks near the B3247 will continue to cause disruption until April 3. There are also temporary lights on the A388 at Launceston due to roadworks on A388 near Kensey Valley Meadow which will last until April 22.

Inrix reports: “Temporary traffic lights due to roadworks on A374 near B3247. Until 3rd April.”

Read more: Reality of living in Cornwall’s ‘second most dangerous’ town

Cornwall Live will be bringing you all of the latest updates regarding travel news across the county, in the blog below.

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