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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.


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


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.

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 Credit: SWNS

Hospital boat and pensioner crew stranded by storms

Six pensioners ready to board a tiny vessel to Kenya have been left stuck in Cornwall after the poor weather delayed them starting their journey of a lifetime.

The group form the entire crew of the tiny hospital ship Jubilee Hope.

The converted former Royal Navy boat has already been delayed sailing since earlier this week on her 8,500 mile "maiden voyage" to Mombasa.

The Jubilee Hope is stuck in Falmouth because of the severe weather. Credit: Vine Trust

The plan is to cut the vessel into two and rebuild it into a medical centre.

However, the ship's crew will have to wait for the stormy weather and floods to subside first.

A spokesman for the group said: "They are praying for good weather soon - as well as public support to pay for a total fuel bill of over £42,000 - to be hopefully raised whilst on passage.

"At just eight knots (10 miles per hour) the journey will take many months. Supporters are raising the cash for the fuel."

You can find out more and donate on the Vine Trust website.

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