A NEW radio station is set to launch next month and bring music to the ears of 15 local parishes.
The Hub, Cornwall's newest hyper-local radio station, received the offer of a full-time FM community radio licence from Ofcom in 2012 and will begin broadcasting on May 15 on 106.1 and 106.4FM.
Parishes that will receive the new station include, Cuby, Gerrans, Grampound with Creed, Ladock, Mevagissey, Philleigh, Probus, Ruanlanihorne, St Ewe, St Goran, St Just-In-Roseland, St Michael Caerhays, St Michael Penkevil, Tregony and Veryan.
Pete Appleyard, managing and technical director of the station, said: "It's been a very hard two years with lots of setbacks, but we're now almost set to launch the station in May.
"We've had help from local businesses and individuals for which we're really grateful, but now it's time for the rest of the community to get involved."
The Hub is a non-profit, community project run by volunteers, which expects to be airing to up to 35,000 people.
Mr Appleyard continued: "We're looking for volunteers of any age and ability to get involved with the station in a number of ways, from the on-air side presenting a radio show, to production, fundraising and to the office and administration tasks.
"Up to half of our income can be raised by selling on-air advertising and we're looking for any businesses, who'd like to promote their products or services to up to 35,000 people, to get in touch."
The Hub will broadcast from newly built studios at the Tregony Industrial Estate, while also being granted three transmission sites at Tregony, St Mawes and Mevagissey.
Anyone interested in getting involved with The Hub can visit the website at www.thehubradio.co.uk or call 01872 24 84 94.
THE 2014 Royal Cornwall Show is less than two months away and over 1,200 entries are expected in the equine section.
The show is in its 221st year with competition as hot as ever when the show comes to life once again on June 5, 6 and 7 at the showground near Wadebridge.
This year's show sees some changes to the horse section programme. Firstly, HM The Queens Cup, for best light horse in the show, moves from the second day and will be held on the first day of the show.
The Morgan horse class, which takes place on the third day, will this year incorporate world breeds which include Friesian, Saddlebred and Paso Finos.
Due to an increased level of entries, the Skewbald and Piebald class for 2 and 3 year olds is split, so there will be a dedicated class for both ages. Similarly, the stallion, mare and gelding Miniature Horse class has been split and now a class for stallions aged four years and over and a separate class for mares and geldings in the same age category.
One of the main ring headline acts will be the Mounted Games Association of Great Britain, making its debut at the show.
Expect heart stopping competitive action as teams of athletic riders, paired with fast, agile ponies, will battle it out for top honour across the three days.
The main ring will play host to eight competitive show jumping classes along with, on the eve of the Saturday, the finale of the all action Inter Hunt Relay, sponsored by Roger Young Land Rover.
The Four Burrow Hunt will be aiming to retain the crown after securing first and second places at 2013 show. Postal entries for the horse section close on Thursday April 17. Online entries are still open at www.rcsenties.co.uk where the prize schedule can also be downloaded and viewed. Online entries close on Tuesday April 22.
Show jumping entries close for those requiring stabling on Thursday May 1, those not needing stables have until Wednesday May 14 to enter.
To find out more about the show, go to www.royalcornwall.co.uk
Goonbell Riding Centre, based in St Agnes, held their indoor show jumping finals in mid March.
The overall mini show jumping champion for the Mrs C Angove cup was jointly won by Viv Sellwood riding her own Brooklyn, and Annabelle Cutting riding the centre's Cobbie. Annabelle and Cobbie also won the M G Angove cup for the midi section.
The winner of the Roxanne Memorial Cup for the maxi points competition was won by Julia Dalley rider her own beloved William, who came out of retirement after a year off due to other commitments from Julia last year.
The Towan Cup for the most improved competitors throughout the season went to Antonia Hatton and Tamsin Wood, who, despite being very novice, competed several different horses and ponies throughout the season with success.
Francis Daniels said: "Julia and I would like to thank Caroline and Val and all the helpers at Goonbell and competitors for their continued support throughout what has been a very damp season. The competitors have improved with every outing and it is always excellent to see them all grow in confidence."
Troon Horse Show, on Saturday May 10, has been relocated from its usual showground to Stithians showground.
The Lanhydrock Horse Trials will be held, by kind permission of the National Trust, on Sunday May 18 starting with Dressage at 8.30am followed by Show Jumping at 9.30am and then Cross Country at 11am.
This event is unaffiliated but will be run under British Eventing Rules and the course is updated by BE Technical Advisor Simon Bere.
The events secretary is Mrs B Gibson on 10726- 871122 and sec@CornwallHorseTrials.co.uk and entries should be sent to entries@CornwallHorseTrials.co.u
Spectators are very welcome and there will be refreshments available or Bring a Picnic in the Park.
Saturday April 19: Threewaters RC open dressage show @ Chyverton Park.
Sunday April 20: NPA of Cornwall Teach In @ Chiverton RC. Limited places for both in hand and ridden classes for both children and adults. Please contact Jane Sampson on 01209 862734 to book.
Saturday April 26: BSPS Area 13a Open Spring Show with full range of RIHS qualifiers. See www.bspsarea13altd.co.uk for schedule.
Saturday April 26: Tack Auction, Leedstown Village Hall. 6pm viewing, 7pm auction. To book, please contact Jacky on 07890 422440.
Sunday April 27: Newquay Riding Club Charity Show @ Killiserth Farm, Trispen.
Wednesday April 30: Newquay RC evening show jumping @ Killiserth Farm, Trispen.