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Fatal collision on A30 near Redruth

Devon and Cornwall Police say they were notified of a collision on the A30 on Saturday. Credit: PA

A man has died following a collision between a motorcycle and a tractor in Cornwall.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they were notified of the incident on the A30 on Saturday.

The collision happened westbound between Scorrier and Redruth and involved a Harley Davidson motorcycle and an agricultural tractor drawing a trailer.

A 62-year-old man from the Redruth area died as a result of the collision.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Drug dealers in Somerset jailed for total of more than 72 years

Aaron Manley Geddes was sentenced to eight years in prison. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

27 drug dealers caught selling heroin and cocaine on the streets of Somerset have been jailed for a combined total of more than 72 years.

Avon and Somerset Police say a series of dawn raids were carried out in July in Bridgwater, Glastonbury and Taunton following a four month investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in the towns.

Among those jailed were Aaron Manley Geddes, 24, from Southampton and Callum Sheppard, 22 from Weston-super-Mare.

Geddes was sentenced to eight years in prison while Sheppard will serve five years and four months.

In addition to those given immediate custodial sentences, 19 other people were given either suspended prison terms or community orders.

We always listen to the concerns of our communities but it can take us some time to develop the intelligence we receive and people shouldn’t assume that because they don’t see immediate results that it isn’t being acted upon.

Some of these dealers targeted some of the most vulnerable people in our communities – using their home as a base, or for transporting drugs. We won’t tolerate this and are working hard to prevent it but we need the public’s help to do this.

– Chief Inspector Lisa Simpson, Avon and Somerset Police


Weston-super-Mare annual beach race attracts crowds of 70,000 to seaside town

The annual beach race is one of the world's most extreme off-road tracks. Credit: ITV News

900 motor and quad bike riders competed in one of the world's most extreme off-road tracks in Weston-super-Mare.

The 35th annual beach race took place in the seaside town, attracting crowds of around 70,000 people.

The event, which includes specially-built sand dunes for the competition, is believed to add up to £10million to the local economy.

Truro City FC: first Cornish team to reach first round of the FA Cup since 1969

Truro City FC become the 1st Cornish team to reach the FA Cup's 1st round since 1969. Credit: Truro City Football Club

Truro City FC has become the first Cornish team to reach the first round of the FA Cup since 1969.

Truro beat their National League South rivals, Hampton and Richmond Borough on Saturday, 14 October, with a final result of 2-0 full time.

Noah Keats scored twice, while goalkeeper Tom McHale saved a penalty.

The last club from Cornwall to reach the first round of the FA Cup was Falmouth Town, who were beaten 4-1 at home by Peterborough United in November 1969.

Fault delays launch of new Great Western Railway train

93 new Intercity Express Trains are planned to replace GWR's existing services. Credit: Jack Gordon

The first of Great Western Railway's (GWR) new high speed trains failed to run on time this morning due to a train fault.

The Hitachi train was meant to carry passengers from Bristol to London Paddington this morning at 6am, but left 26 minutes late.

Our reporter on scene was told staff had difficulty coupling the carriages.

93 new Intercity Express Trains are expected to replace GWR's existing services by the end of 2019.

The upgrade project was reported to have been delayed and over-budget, but the new trains are expected to ease overcrowding.


Fundraising effort for 'incredible grandmother' injured during carnival accident

A fundraising page has been set up to help the family of a woman who was seriously injured when she was trapped under a carnival cart in Chard.

The woman, who's been described as an "incredible grandmother", was a member of the event's road team.

She was trapped under the Adventures of Mowgli cart which was being run by the Somerset-based Eclipse Carnival Club.

Club bosses thanked the emergency services for helping their member.

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