LAUNCESTON is a town that loves to mark special occasions and last weekend they received a flag for Armed Forces Day.

In this week’s Post is a report and pictures from the event which attracted a large crowd.

Elsewhere in the town, the Launceston Community Market donate funds towards a youngster’s Scout trip to South Korea while the local YFC’s men’s tug of war team have qualified for the South West Area Finals and a charity fundraiser has been held at Kernow House.

Windmill Hill Academy in Launceston have had new play equipment installed while close by, cyclists from Lifton have taken part in a 100-mile cycle event to raise funds for Lifton Community Centre.

Another epic feat of endurance has seen Launceston town councillor Davey Green complete another Brathay 10in10 event.

Up in Bude, ten-year-old Jayden Poole has finally got his new bionic Hero Arm after several months of fundraising.

Hear from his delighted mother on the procedure, while over at the rugby club, hundreds of pounds were raised from a trucking event.

Also there is an update on the Pepper Pot in the town, which is being moved inland slightly, and information on Bude marking World Animal Free Research Day in style.

Close by in Holsworthy, Dunsdon Meadow has been given a special award, while down in Camelford a fun week has been held.

As ever there is all the latest community news including a special event at Boyton Methodist Chapel, and Werrington Ladies Circle learn all about Lundy Island.

On a slightly wider scale, local businesses have been recognised at the Muddy Stiletto Awards, plus there’s a look back at the recent Royal Bath and West Show.