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Thousands sign anti logo petition

The logo design has been compared to Don King's hairstyle

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition against Cornwall's new logo, compared by critics to the hairstyle of boxing promoter Don King.

The logo, featuring a futuristic emblem of black and gold flames, was designed to represent Cornwall's new unitary authority, which takes over in April.

Based on the shield from Cornwall's ceremonial crest, it has attracted widespread criticism.

The insignia, chosen from 30 entries, will cost 476,000 to roll out.

It will appear on council websites, stationery, vehicles, signs, ID badges and staff uniforms and is due to replace the current design which features a miner, a fisherman and a chough (a type of bird).

The number of people that have signed it shows the weight of concern on the issue
Cllr Julian German

The group "Save Our Logo" plans to hand the petition in to the council committee meeting to decide the future of the logo at the end of the month.

Julian German, independent councillor for Roseland and member of Save Our Logo, said: "People have had to make an effort the sign the petition at parish councils, post offices and pubs.

"The number of people that have signed it shows the weight of concern on the issue.

"We're hoping the council's Implementation Executive will be sensible enough to change their mind about the logo."

Cornwall's new unitary authority, to be called Cornwall Council, will replace the six district councils and county council.

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