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Child rescued after getting head stuck in toilet seat

A young boy who got his head stuck in a toilet trainer seat has been rescued by fire crews.

Six firefighters have rescued a young boy whose head was stuck in a toilet trainer seat. Credit: AP

It took six firefighters from Camborne fire station in Cornwall, to free the child after his head got wedged in the seat this morning.

The boy's parents contacted the fire brigade after they tried, but failed, to free him.

A Cornwall Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "Six firefighters from Camborne attended a request to assist a young child who had got his head stuck in a trainer toilet seat.

"His parents were there and had tried to release him but were unsuccessful. Crews used small tools to release the child unharmed."

Cornwall and Devon are still 'open for business'

While some areas remain under water many others are dry and ready for tourists VisitEngland's chief executive has stressed.

We are naturally greatly concerned for all whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent bad weather.

Cornwall and Devon are very much open for business and whilst the Somerset Levels have been badly hit, nine-tenths of the county is unaffected.

As is characteristic of the tourism industry, businesses are rising to the challenge. Some hotels in Cornwall, for example, are being enterprising and sending cars to Exeter to pick up guests whose trains can go no further.

– James Berresford, VisitEngland chief executive


Flybe to double number of flights from Newquay

Flybe says it is to double the number of weekday flights between Newquay and Gatwick in order to "alleviate" pressure on transport links followed the severed train track at Dawlish.

The broken section of the track has caused major disruptions to train services in and out of Cornwall.

The airline will initially offer the extra flights for a two-week trial period starting on Wednesday February 12.

The extra flights will create an extra 4,500 seats on the route each week.

Train services to and from Cornwall severely disrupted

Train services connecting Cornwall with the rest of the country are still severely delayed after a section of the line was undermined by large waves in Devon.

Some branch lines are operating but severe weather is causing major disruptions across the network.


Owing to poor weather conditions between Exeter St Davids and Penzance all lines are affected. Services may be revised at short notice.


Major damage has been caused by the poor weather. No trains are running between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth. Limited Road Transport.

Read: Huge waves destroy railway line in Dawlish

Some 650 customers still without power in Cornwall

Around 650 customers in Cornwall were still off grid at 8am this morning, according to Western Power Distribution.

Properties in the rest of the South West have been reconnected.

A spokeswoman for the company said she expects all customers affected since the height of the storm to have their power restored by midday, with the rest following by the end of the day.


Large waves damage sea defences in Porthleven

Cornish town of Porthleven at mercy of raging seas

This video shows huge waves hitting the seafront of the small Cornish town of Porthleven.

Several boast have sunk in the town's harbour after part of the sea defences were washed away, ITV's Rupert Evelyn reports.

This video was uploaded to YouTube and ITV News cannot independently verify it

Read: Porthleven residents in 'race against time' to save boats

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Porthleven residents in 'race against time' to save boats

The rough seas have destroyed harbour defences in the small Cornish village of Porthleven, triggering a "race against time" to move the boasts inside to safety.


In porthleven. Harbour defences smashed. 3 or 4 boats sunk inside the harbour. Locals say they haven't seen anything like this since '89


Race against time in porthleven to get boats out of the water before the next hightide.


"Horrendous" says the harbour master in porthleven. "Never seen anything like it. 10 boats sunk"

Large waves batter Cornish coast

Cornwall has seen some of the strongest wind gusts overnight and many parts of the coastline have been hit by huge waves.

The forecasting website Stormsurf predicts that swells of up to 38 feet (11.6 metres) will continue to batter the county today.

A wave breaks over a headland in Sennen Cove near Land's End
A wave breaks over a headland in Sennen Cove near Land's End Credit: SWNS

Read: Gales of 92mph recorded in Isles of Scilly last night

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