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Construction company being fined on daily basis

A construction company in Cornwall is being fined on a daily basis. Credit: ITV News

A construction company in Cornwall is being fined on a daily basis because roadworks on a three mile stretch of road have overrun.

Kier should have completed the work on the A30 at Temple in the summer but lane closures are back in place.

Some are expected to remain along a section between Temple and Higher Carblake until early March.

Searches underway after Truro armed robbery

An investigation has started following an armed robbery in Truro. Credit: ITV News

An investigation has started following an armed robbery at Michael Spiers Jewellers on Lemon Street, Truro.

Officers were notified just before 10am on Wednesday 10 January, to reports of an armed robbery involving several men at the jewellers.

A member of the public is believed to have been injured in the incident. His injuries are said to be minor.

We have reports that four to five armed men entered the jewellers. A firearm has been seized at the scene.

It is believed that a noxious liquid was sprayed at a member of the public, his injuries are being treated as minor and paramedics treated him at the scene.

This is an extremely rare incident to happen in Truro and thankfully no one was seriously harmed in the incident.

– Inspector Rick Milburn, Devon and Cornwall Police

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Dawn French speaks out about racial abuse

Dawn French was married to comedian Lenny Henry for 25 years. Credit: Sunday Night - Channel 7

Dawn French has spoken candidly on Australian TV of the racial abuse she endured during her 25-year marriage to ex-husband Lenny Henry.

The actress and comedian, who lives in Cornwall, recalled a series of shocking attacks they suffered during their time together and called them 'cowardly acts'.

Excrement on your door, we had that. We had words scratched into every panel of every car- very offensive, derogatory and racist terminology.

That took me more by surprise really because it is everywhere. Only when you are married to a black man do you think, hang on, that guy just said that and thought it was okay to say.

– Dawn French, speaking on Sunday Night - Channel 7
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