Man shouts “I am the Veganator” before hitting diner over the head with cucumber.

A weekly steak night was turned into chaos last night when a crazed man ran into a pub shouting, “I am the Veganator” before hitting a customer over the head with a cucumber.

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Man shouted “I am the Veganator!”

 

The incident happened around 6pm, at the London pub in Redruth, which holds a steak night every Monday. Pub owner, Derek Chapman said, “It was just a normal night, about 30 people sat down enjoying their steak and chips. Suddenly the front door flew open and I heard an angry roar. It happened so quick, it was like a dream, surreal. Suddenly, a man with a moustache and his hair tied in a bun came charging through the door. He ran up to the first table and shouted “I am the Veganator!” Then pulled a cucumber out his pants and hit Freddy Gribble over the head. The cucumber snapped and one half landed in Freddies pint. The whole pub fell silent and all you could hear was the jukebox playing Black Eyed Peas. I must admit, that’s never happened at one of our steak nights before.”

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The London Inn – Redruth

 

The attacker quickly fled the scene and the episode was over within minutes.

Freddy Gribble from St. Day near Redruth said, “I go to the steak night every week and always sit next to the entrance. Nothing strange ever happens, apart from once when they had a twenty minute power cut and I fell over trying to find my way to the toilet. But tonight, I was just sat there as usual enjoying my tea. Then, the door burst open and this bloke hit me over the head. Before I knew it, he ran out the door again. It happened so quick, everyone was looking at each other like, “What the hell just happened?” I’m not taking any chances next week, I’m going to sit well away from the front door, sod that.”

 

Pub landlord, Derek has decided not to pursue the incident, as nobody was hurt but will remain vigilant in case of a repeat attack.

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Disused mine given go ahead to be turned into flats for the “Up Country”

 

The council have begun working on disused Cornish mines this week, renovating them from old dirty holes into beautiful polished apartments, in a bid to accommodate the estimated half a million people emigrating to Cornwall.

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Disused mine in Scorrier

 

The mine site, situated near Scorrier in Redruth is thought to be the first of its kind.

Project manager, Gary Bunt said “When Scorrier was a fully operational mine it was the richest area in the world. These days, all that’s left are a couple of pubs and a petrol station that sells dodgy magazines. Building houses in the mines will bring Scorrier back to its glory days.”

Nigel Pellow, of Treswithian Downs said “Well, best of luck to them I say. I worked down the mines all my life and it was hot and stuffy down there all the time. Silly really, I mean, where are they gonna park? You can’t park down a mine shaft can you? No phone signal either, I bet they won’t get any wi-fi down there and I don’t know about you but, I can’t live without my wi-fi. How are you going to play candy crush with no wi-fi? I don’t know, the council come up with the stupid ideas!”

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What the new apartments will look like

Locals views are split on the proposal, Mary Watson from Mount Ambrose said, “I think it’s lovely, they mines have been empty for years, it’s a waste really. Look on the bright side, bingo up Carharrack village hall will be busier. You never know, it might get so busy, they’ll put on a few snacks, like cold sausage rolls, cocktail pasties and even pineapple on a stick! That would be lovely.”

The two bedroom flats will be complete early next year with a starting price of £350,000 and only available to second homeowners living outside of Cornwall.

 

North Korea halts nuclear arms project to build a pasty space rocket

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un has halted his nuclear arms project to build a pasty space rocket to fire into space.

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Kim is some boy mind

It is believed the idea came after a school in Hayle, Cornwall launched the world’s first pasty into orbit yesterday. The pasty, supplied by a Cornish bakery, Rowe’s was attached to a weather balloon and sent into space, it reached over 35,000 meters. It eventually popped and made a safe journey back into Cornwall.

The supreme leader believes he can better the students, by making an actual rocket from pasty, rather than attaching it to a weather balloon. He also believes that using a Philp’s pasty and not a Rowe’s will be the key to his success, he said “They sent a Rowe’s into space, Rowe’s are alright but, I like a Philp’s more! You can’t beat going down Hayle for a nice Philp’s pasty, they’re bleddy ‘ansome! We’ll be the first country in the world to build a Philp’s pasty rocket and send it into space!”

President of the United States, Donald Trump is not concerned about the North Korean Rocket, he said “Our intelligence tells us that North Korea has been unsuccessful so far. Every time they bake off a pasty and take it out the oven, Kim bleddy eats it!”

Supermarket offering FREE large steak pasties to children while their parents shop.

A supermarket is offering free pasties to children while their parents shop in all of its stores across Cornwall.

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Kernow Shopper is setting up a bakery stand at the front of each shop, serving large steak pasties free to children and available to adults for £5 each.

Barry Bunt, Kernow Shopper chief executive, said: “The original plan was to give out free fruit, but we’re a local supermarket, for local people and fruit comes from all over the world. Every child in Cornwall deserves to eat a large steak pasty whenever they want.”

The oggys will be made at the stores head office in Redruth, by staff dinner lady Margaret, who has a GCSE in home economics. They will then be distributed to the four stores across the Duchy.

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Margaret will be making the pasties…

Derek Davis, head of the health service for Cornwall, isn’t happy with the supermarket, he said: “I don’t think it’s right children should be given free pasties and adults have to pay! Everyone should have access to free pasties!”

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50 foot Seagull statue to replace St. Ives harbour lighthouse.

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It was announced today that planning permission has been granted to replace St. Ives lighthouse with a 50 foot seagull statue.

The town has secured two million pounds of E.U. funding for the project.

St. Ives Task Manager, Mark Odgers said “We were lucky to receive this money, it was the last allocation of funds from the European Union after the Brexit vote. With technology these days, lighthouses aren’t really needed and to be honest, we were getting a bit bored of staring at it everyday and decided a change was needed. We had a private meeting and agreed it should be replaced by a statue of a gul. They are lovely birds and a big part of the town. We can’t wait to see new paintings of the harbour once the statue is complete!”

Work will begin next week and will be finished by the end of September.

Building of the Camborne Eye gets the go ahead.

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70 million pounds has been granted to the district of Camborne, Pool and Redruth to build the Camborne Eye.

The giant ferris wheel will be built on top of Carn Brea, between the Basset Monument and the Castle.

Head of the project. Derek Dawson, of Illogan said “It’s going to be one hell of a sight, towering 135 meters above the Carn. We’ve been granted the full cost of the project, but want to keep some money back for a rainy day and have bought an old big wheel from the local fair. It’s a bit rusty, but we’ve got the local scout group to help paint it with hammerite. From the top, the view will be amazing, you will be able to see some beautiful locations like, Portreath Harbour, Pengegon, Pool Market and Beacon Fish and Chip Shop. We’ll be having a grand opening and have already hired local Karaoke celebrity, DJ Vinyl Richie and the Pool Line Dancers will be coming along too. It’s going to be the best event ever!”

Work is starting within the next few months, but it’s not sure which year it will be finished as the local council are laying the concrete foundations.

 

Man hospitalised after carrot joke backfires at Cornish pasty club.

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A man was in hospital last night after he was attacked with a carrot during a pasty club meeting in Cornwall.

The Penponds Pasty Club, near Camborne was holding its first ever exclusive pasty night when a fight broke out between two members.

Michael Barnicoat, of Fore Street Camborne was attending the club when the incident happened, he said “Hellup there was! Dave Vincent was doing a demonstration on pasties when his phone went off. Everyone burst out laughing and Dave got a bit embarrassed, so he took his phone in the toilet. Funny thing was, it was Terry Pascoe, calling Dave from the back of the room pretending to be someone from the bank. When Dave went to the toilet to answer his phone, Terry pulled a carrot out his pocket, walked up to the front of the room and dropped the carrot in Dave’s half made pasty. Of course, everyone burst out laughing and Dave must of heard them through his phone. He stuck his head out the loo door, saw Terry and was fuming! He grabbed the carrot, stormed over and shouted “I’ll give you bleddy carrot!” Pulled Terry’s jogging bottoms down and rammed the carrot right up his ass! Terry yelped out like a dog with trapped nuts and dropped to the floor like a sack of tatties.”

It happened so quick, the room went quiet and nobody knew what to do. Dave stormed out the club and we haven’t seen him since!”

Club members eventually called an ambulance and he was stretchered off, face down with a tea towel covering the carrot.

Chairman Mark Mitchell said “Well, we weren’t expecting that. It was our first ever pasty club and we think it’ll be the last. The meet is cancelled until further notice. It’s a shame really as we had a great turn out, twelve people on the first night was the biggest crowd the village has ever seen. Terry was out of hospital this morning. I feel a bit sorry for him, as everyone’s been teasing him with carrot jokes and someone even said he looked a bit orange.”