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Tickets sell out for MTV Crashes Plymouth

The Kaiser Chiefs headlined the festival last year Credit: PA

Tickets for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth have sold out.

Pre-sale tickets for the music festival went on sale at 6pm last night and sold out in around two hours. Those allocated for general sale this morning were snapped up in just 15 minutes.

See Tickets apologised to customers this morning as music fans rushing to get their hands on the second batch of tickets caused its site to crash.

Plymouth City Council is now in discussions with MTV about the possibility of increasing capacity at the event to give more Plymouth residents the chance to experience the festival.

Cornwall takes two places in top five holiday hot spots

St Ives and Newquay are two of the UK's top five holiday destinations for 2015 it's been revealed.

The Cornish towns came second and fourth respectively, in a survey undertaken by Cottages4you.

The firm ranked Whitby in North Yorkshire as the holiday destination tourists are most likely to visit this year, with Keswick in the Lake District third, and Scarborough in North Yorkshire ranking fifth.


Mother tells of how she almost had her daughter taken by social services

A mother from Exeter has told ITV how her youngest daughter could have been wrongly taken into care after an anonymous complaint was made about her parenting.

Shona Sibary writes a parenting column for the Daily Mail and shares details of her domestic life.

But two weeks ago she received a phone call from Social Workers asking her to agree to an investigation after an anonymous caller made a string of damaging allegations.

Social services has yet to comment.

Princess Anne visits Lynton and Lynmouth's cliff railway

The Princess Royal has been visiting Lynton and Lynmouth's cliff railway to mark its 125th anniversary.

Schoolchildren lined the route as Princess Anne was given a guided tour. She also met descendants of the original engineer who came up with the mechanism that runs the railway.

Tourists have been able to ride the train for free today as part of the celebrations.

Jeremy Hunt says transforming GP services is key to NHS future

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt says transforming GP services is key to the future of the NHS.

Commenting during a visit to a pharmacy in Newquay Mr Hunt said:

The biggest single change I want to see is a transformation of services through our GP services, we want to recruit 5000 more GP's, and basically if the NHS is going to be sustainable we need to invest in prevention not cure.

We need to tackle things like diabetes before they start to get serious, before people need timely and expensive treatment at places like the Royal Cornwall.

– Jeremy Hunt
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The minister pledged an extra £8 billion a year to be pumped into the NHS by the end of the next parliament.

During his brief visit to Cornwall Mr Hunt was given a tour of Kayes Pharmacy at Narrowcliff in Newquay.

The minister is calling for pharmacies to play a greater role in the health care system to take pressure off busy A&E departments.

I saw something today which I haven't seen elsewhere in the country but I think is a sign of things to come, where they're actually able at this pharmacy to access peoples GP record.

That's very significant because it means they can come and get advice perhaps on a Saturday when the GP service was closed and they can look up what their allergies are, perhaps see they've had a stroke, and then give them much better clinical advice.

– Jeremy Hunt
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