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Woman and baby in hospital after car crashes into house

A woman and baby have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in crashed into a house in St Austell. It's thought the injuries are not life threatening

It happened on Carwollen Road around lunchtime today and it's thought no one was in the house at the time.

The collision caused a gas leak and engineers were called in to deal with the problem and remove the car.


Chair Thea Bristow officially hands over ownership of Torquay United

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Thea Bristow has officially handed over ownership of Torquay United after transferring 80% of her shares over to a group of existing directors.

Today is a bitter sweet day for me. I have transferred the majority of my shares and it has closed the chapter of my ownership of the club. I certainly have had mixed emotions throughout this whole process, but know that it is the right decision for me and my family.

I look back and hopefully Paul and I made a bit of a difference. There have been some great times and some not so great times, but overall, whatever decisions we made, they were always in the best interests of the club.

One thing I do know is that whenever I come to the ground, I am always so proud of seeing Bristow’s Bench and the lasting legacy to both Paul and the club.

I, like any fan, can’t wait to see us back in the Football League and look forward to cheering the team onto that.

I wish the Directors in luck taking on this challenge. For me, knowing I had to move on, this route has given me the chance to pass my shares onto people who know and care for the club, especially in time for any Conference deadlines.

The Directors have assured me that they will continue speaking to the TUST and other consortiums for further investment or help, plus that they have the capability to run the club next season. I am sure they will announce their plans more formally over the coming weeks.

I look forward to watching and supporting as a fan and thank you for all the support and kind wishes during my time as Chairman.

– Thea Bristow

Huge sharks spotted off the coast of Cornwall

Porbeagle sharks are potentially dangerous to humans but very rarely attack Credit: ITV News

Huge 9ft sharks have been spotted by fishermen off the coast of Cornwall.

But swimmers can rest assured that porbeagle sharks are far less dangerous than great whites.

The porbeagle sharks seen swimming near Boscastle should be “handled with care” because of their large and powerful jaws but rarely attack humans, according to the Shark Trust.

Mark Nelson was four miles from the port when he caught one of the giant fish earlier this month.

The 400lb shark was too large to get into his boat and after battling for an hour-and-a-half, Mr Nelson let it swim away.

Along with blue sharks, porbeagles are the most common species of shark in UK waters.

Plymouth woman missing in Cyprus

Police in Cyprus are searching for a woman from Plymouth who's gone missing while on holiday on the island. Pauline Pidcock was last seen on Wednesday.

Pauline Pidcock, missing in Cyprus Credit: Family photograph

The 64 year old from Tamerton Foliot went missing on Wednesday in the village of Omodos, in the Limassol district. Pauline was last seen in a park at Omodos village. She and her husband were part of a group of tourists. Pauline, who suffers from epilepsy and wears a blue bike helmet to protect herself, told her husband that she wasn’t up for the tour and stayed behind. Limassol police spokesman Ioannis Soteriades says the search is still on going.

‘We can confirm that a British national was reported missing in Cyprus on 20th May. We a providing consular assistance to the family at this time’.

– Foreign Office spokesman


Charity fund raiser shows how difficult it is to sleep on a life raft

Charity fund raiser Wayne Ingram is spending 7 days and nights living on a life raft in Portland Harbour.

He is attempting to simulate what it would be like for a person finding themselves having to abandon ship whilst out at sea.

Wayne entered the life raft on Monday. His target is to raise £20,000 for the accommodation provided for families of children undergoing treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He's posted a video showing how he sleeps and tries to keep warm on the raft:

Son Rise Cup celebrates 10 years

Football is often called the beautiful game and a special football tournament taking place this (May 23/24) weekend certainly is the embodiment of that. The Son Rise Cup is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. It's the largest football festival in west of England - and a chance for footballers with special needs and able bodied teams to play alongside each other.

City Council reveals new political era

Plymouth City Council has revealed that the Labour and Conservative Groups have agreed a 'working arrangement' to enable it to function. It follows the recent local elections.

A way forward has been agreed by the Tories & Labour in Plymouth Credit: ITV News

It will mean that the largest group (Labour) will run the Council's executive functions. The Labour Group leader, Tudor Evans, will also remain as Council Leader. The two groups are promising fortnightly meetings to discuss the business of the Council. After the recent elections, the Labour Group have 28 seats, the Tories 26 and UKIP 3.

George Osborne visits Appledore shipyard

George Osborne told workers the North Devon Link Road will be upgraded Credit: ITV News

Speaking at Appledore Shipyard the Chancellor of the Exchequer says the South West has been for too long neglected and he's here to say that's now going to stop. The region has backed the Conservatives and it's time for the payback.

George Osborne told workers at Babcock's North Devon base that their work on the new Queen Elizabeth class Aircraft Carriers has been key for Britain.

Mr Osborne says there will be improvements to the local road network including upgrading the North Devon Link Road.

The Chancellor will travel from here to Cornwall where he will announce that the Conservative's will honour their pledge to get a stadium for Cornwall built.

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