This week’s top stories include a cream tea, some of the county’s best businesses and an abandoned tin mine.

1. The Cornwall Business Awards 2011 winners have been announced.

Big winners include Shelterbox founder Tom Henderson, who won Business Leader of the Year, and Frugi who won both the Customer Focus award and Most Creative Use of the Web.

2. A Canadian mineral company has announced its intention to invest in an historic Cornish mine, to the value of £4.7 million.

South Crofty mine near Camborne closed its shafts in 1998 but the new company is planning to contribute to the region’s expansion and redevelopment in coming years.

3. One story that has given me a reason to smile this week is the announcement that superfast broadband is coming to Cornwall.

The £132 million fibre-optic telecommunication system is expected to create thousands of jobs as well as bring all of us t’internet users much speedier connections.

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Rodda's clotted cream will lose its iconic red logo as part of a rebrand

4. Cornwall’s favourite clotted cream will be singing the blues at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show after seeing red for over 100 years.

Rodda’s rebrand will lose the iconic red logo in favour of a blue and gold combination.  What’s next?  Putting our jam on TOP of the cream?

5. Beaches in the South West have been recognised as the best in Britain by the Marine Conservation Society’s Good Beach Guide.

The region, where tourism contributes over 25% to the economy, boasts some amazing tourism spots, including Polzeath on the north coast, Charlestown on the South and Sennen Cove in West Cornwall.

And if the sun goes on strike (which it has been known to do on Bank Holidays in Cornwall), there are plenty of seaside cafes where you can enjoy the view and one of those red tubs of Rodda’s.

PS And tickets have gone on sale for Bang! 2011 – Cornwall’s essential Marketing Conference for the county’s businesses.

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