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First Pasty Heritage Centre opens in Cornwall

A centre has opened in Cornwall to celebrate the heritage of the county's favourite snack. Credit: ITV News

A centre has opened in Cornwall to celebrate the heritage of the county's favourite snack.

The Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre in St. Austell celebrates the history of the pasty from the time it was eaten by tin miners to the present day.

It also includes demonstrations on his to make the perfect pasty.

Boardmasters Festival gets underway today

Boardmasters Festival gets underway today. Credit: ITV News

Newquay will be pulling in a crowd over the next few days as Boardmasters Festival gets underway.

The Cornish surfing and music festival starts today and finishes on Sunday.

Since 1981 it's been the biggest international professional surf contest in the UK.

The event also attracts big names in music like Alt J, Two Door Cinema Club and Jamiroquai.

This year, A-List Celebrity Idris Elba will be DJ'ing at one of the music stages on Sunday.

Police warning after fake gutter cleaners rob pensioner in Cornwall

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Police in St Austell are appealing for information after men stole money from an 82-year-old man during a distraction burglary in Par, Cornwall.

The elderly victim was at his home in Tywardreath Highway, Par, on July 23, when two men called at his door offering fake gutter cleaning services stating they noticed he had roof damage.

One man distracted the victim whilst the other made a tidy search of the property and took cash and cards from the bedroom.

The first man is described as white, of slim build, around 6ft tall and in his 30s with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue jumper with the word "STIHL" on the chest.

The other man was described as being similar in appearance to the first and was wearing and black jumper and black trousers. Both had Irish accents.

We would like to hear from anyone who saw or spoke to these men or has any information about them.

We would advise people to not accept offers of work from unannounced callers to their address and to inform the police of any callers to their address whom they deem to be bogus or acting suspiciously.

– A/Sgt Martin Easter, Devon and Cornwall Police


Lost Land Rover found nearly 30 years later

Shifting sands and big tides on a Cornish beach have revealed the remains of a Land Rover that was lost to the sea nearly 30 years ago.

The vehicle was abandoned at Gwithian near Hayle after being driven onto the soft sand in 1990.

The owner had fetched a tractor to pull it out, but the tide arrived first.

The remains of the Land Rover. Credit: South West News
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