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PM and wife Samantha photographed on summer break

David Cameron and his wife Samantha have been photographed on a sunny break in Polzeath.

The Prime Minister, who has received a painkilling injection after [complaining about a "phenomenally bad back", was pictured visiting the small beach village in north Cornwall.

David Cameron and his wife Samantha are currently enjoying a summer break in Cornwall. Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

The couple were dressed in complementary blue tones, with Mr Cameron opting for a navy polo shirt and matching shorts, while his wife wore a denim blouse teamed with beige chino shorts.

Mr Cameron appeared relaxed, with his top button undone, showing little signs of the pain he has been suffering.

Polzeath beach near to where David Cameron and his wife Samantha are spending their summer holiday. Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

It is not the first time the Camerons have visited Polzeath. Last year they braved blustery showers to have lunch at a beach-front cafe where they shared a bowl of local mussels on the terrace during a gap in the rain.

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha sit on a bench outside a cafe overlooking the beach at Polzeath. Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

The couple have visited Cornwall for the last few summers and it was where their younger daughter Florence was born in 2010.

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Charles and Camilla meet surfers at the seaside

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have been celebrating Britain's heatwave with a trip to the seaside.

Charles and Camilla started their annual summer tour of Devon and Cornwall in the popular tourist town of Bude.

Hundreds people lined the streets of the town to greet the royal couple with Union Jacks.

The Prince of Wales meets surfers in Bude, Cornwall. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Granny Wobbly's Fudge Pantry in Bude, Cornwall and were offered fudge. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Prince of Wales greets well wishers in Bude, Cornwall. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Four safe after balloon crash-lands in Cornwall

A hot air balloon seen "spinning uncontrollably" has crash-landed in sand dunes in Cornwall.

Four people were on board when the balloon had to make an emergency landing in the Crantock area of Newquay in Cornwall.

They were unharmed during the incident, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said.

The fire service was alerted to the incident at 8.09pm on Sunday by Newquay Airport officials, who had been in contact with the balloon.

Police investigate after man dies in car cliff fall

Police have launched an investigation after a man died when his car went over a cliff in Newquay this morning.

Devon and Cornwall Police said it is understood the car landed just above the water line as the tide had gone out.

The man, who has yet to be named, died at the scene.

A police spokesman said, “This was an isolated incident and there doesn’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances at this time. No other vehicles were involved and there were no other casualties".

Police have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of the incident.


Queen meets lifeboat crew during Cornwall visit

The Queen greets members of a lifeboat crew in front of RNLB The Princess Royal. Credit: PA Wire

The Queen met members of a lifeboat crew and admired the RNLB The Princess Royal during a visit to St Ives RNLI in Cornwall.

Hundreds of well-wishers cheered and waved in the Cornish sunshine to welcome the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited St Ives RNLI in Cornwall. Credit: PA Wire

The Queen, wearing a lilac coat and matching hat with a black patent handbag and court shoes, and Philip, in a dark suit and gold tie, arrived at St Erth station on the Royal Train before transferring to a scheduled service to St Ives.

They were then taken by car to St Ives RNLI, where they were greeted at 10.40am by hundreds of locals who lined the seafront.

Speedboat death driver 'not attached to safety cord'

The driver of a speedboat which killed two members of the same family as it raged out of control was not attached to a safety device designed to cut power in an emergency, investigators have said.

Nick Milligan, 51, the managing director of Sky's advertising sales division, Sky Media, was declared dead at the scene in Padstow, Cornwall, with his daughter, Emily, eight, following the incident on Sunday, May 5.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch report states: "The [boat] was fitted with a kill cord, but this was not attached to the driver at the time of the accident.

"Consequently, when the driver was ejected from the boat, the kill cord did not operate to stop the engine and the [boat] continued to circle out of control, and at speed."

It said the boat ran over members of the family "a number of times" as it circled in the water.

Rory McGrath arrested on suspicion of assault

Rory McGrath - best known as a panellist on the sports quiz They Think It's All Over - has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident in Cornwall, which left a man with a bloody nose and scratches on his face.

Rory McGrath is understood to have been arrested by police in Cornwall. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The incident happened at around 10.15pm on Friday.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called to a property in the Pool area, near Redruth, following a report that a man had assaulted a male and female couple, who it is understood, were attempting to assist this man who was heavily in drink.

"A man in his late 40s received a bloody nose and scratches to the face. A 57-year-old man from the Cambridge area was arrested for common assault and an ABH assault.

"He has been bailed until 5 July while police carry out further enquiries."

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