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The People's Millions: Tuesday's Vote

The two projects going head-to-head today are Flamingo Pool Aqua Gym and Mountford Makeover.

Here’s your chance to vote for the project you’d like to see get the money. To vote from a landline call 09015 228212 or from mobiles ONLY call 6228212 and press option 1 for Flamingo Pool Aqua Gym or press option 2 for Mountford Makeover.

Mobile and BT landline votes cost 15p. Other landlines may vary. Lines close at midnight tonight. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO VOTE IF YOU ARE WATCHING ON DEMAND.

For terms and conditions see here

Investigation to be held after Cornwall Council warned of member's alleged risk to children

Cornwall Council has confirmed an independent investigation will be held into its decision to warn people of an alleged risk to children posed by one of its Councillors.

The authority had written to schools and sports clubs saying Alex Folkes represents a potential risk to children.

Mr Folkes says the allegations are 'outrageous' and today wrote on his blog that he "cautiously welcomed this acceptance by the council that there are significant question marks over the process they have followed."

The leader of Cornwall Council, John Pollard, has also issued a statement.

I can assure members that the child protection procedures followed over recent weeks were robustly and correctly applied and that the related decisions and outcome are sound and will not be changed.

– John Pollard, Leader of Cornwall Council


Cats given oxygen after house fire in Devon.

Fire crews were called to a property in Torrington early this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Two cats have been given oxygen therapy by fire crews after being rescued from a house fire in Devon.

Crews were called to the home in Castle Hill Gardens, Torrington, by a person trapped on the first floor. Neighbours used a ladder to rescue them and a child before engines arrived on the scene.

Fire crews confirmed there were no further people inside the property, but rescued two cats that required help breathing.

The People's Millions - Day Two

Voting is underway in The People's Millions competition Credit: ITV News West Country

Lines are now open for day two of voting in The People’s Millions competition. Today in the West Country Flamingo Pool Aqua Gym goes head to head with Mountford Makeover.

A grant of up to £50,000 is up for grabs for the winner. The other project is still in with a chance of winning National Lottery cash if it gets the highest number of runner-up votes.

Details of how to vote here for terms see here

The People’s Millions is a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. We want to help projects that capture the public’s imagination, inspire local people to get involved and to make a lasting difference to those in their area through improvements to the neighbourhood.


Charity tries to re-home 'one of its most nervous dogs'

An animal charity is looking to rehome a dog it says is one of the most nervous its ever seen. The Dogs Trust near Ilfracombe says Jack is great with people but just can't cope in a noisy house with his extreme phobia of everyday sounds.

"The sort of type of home we're looking for is quite specific which does make it a little bit more difficult because he's scared of hairdryers, hoovers, microwaves, whispering on the television, dogs in adverts but apparently he does like sport on TV which is quite a strange thing for a dog."

– Claire Joselin, Dogs Trust
Jack. Credit: ITV News

Cornwall Council likely to refuse funding for Fal dredging

Plans to dredge the Fal Estuary could be dealt a significant set back today.

Cornwall Council is expected to reject proposals to give £9 million to the project - because it's not convinced of the business case.

Supporters say it is necessary to help attract bigger vessels to the port.

Ships in the Fal Estuary. Credit: PA

"It's incredibly important not only just to jobs and the economy in Falmouth, but the whole of Cornwall - it's the fifth Naval Port, it's a very important centre of commercial shipping and really a hub of renewable energy."

– Sarah Newton MP, Con, Truro and Falmouth
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