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Thousands raised for school girl's funeral

Thousands raised for school girl's funeral Credit:

Thousands of pounds has been raised for the family of a school girl from Cornwall who died suddenly last week.

Seven year old Esmee Polmear collapsed at Perranporth School on Wednesday and was pronounced dead at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Money is being raised to help Esmee's family with funeral costs.

Esmee's head teacher Alistair Johnson described her as a "bright, popular and fun loving member of our school who touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her."

A website has been set up for donations.


Bumper scallop season for Plymouth fish market

The South West’s fishing industry is enjoying one of the best King Scallop seasons for many years Credit: Plymouth Fisheries

The South West’s fishing industry is enjoying one of the best King Scallop seasons for many years according to Plymouth Fisheries.

The fresh fish market has reported a record number of visiting scallopers in recent months, as boats journey to the region to fish for scallops.

The King Scallop is the main stay of the UK fishing industry, and the South West is having an especially strong season, one of the best for years.

Over the years, this has proved to be a well-managed fishery and stocks remain healthy, so with no quotas on King Scallops, skippers can generally land as many as they like.

The larger,more powerful vessels are restricted to the number of days each year that they can fish for scallops, and there are various seasonal closed areas on the in shore grounds around the coast which prevent overfishing by the smaller boats.

– Pete Bromley, Manager of Plymouth Fisheries
King Explorer at Plymouth Fisheries Credit: Plymouth Fisheries

Permanent memorial to victims of Tunisia shootings

Stephen Mellor from Bodmin died trying to protect his wife Cheryl Credit: SWNS

The family of a man from Cornwall who was killed in the Tunisia shootings will be consulted about the design and location of a new memorial.

Stephen Mellor from Bodmin died trying to protect his wife Cheryl from gunfire in the attack at the holiday resort of Sousse just over a week ago.

The Prime Minister announced a permanent memorial to all of the victims will be created.

David Cameron also said a special service will be held in the autumn dedicated to all those caught up in the attack on the Tunisian resort of Sousse which left 30 British holidaymakers dead.

Those who lost their lives in Tunisia last week were innocent victims of a brutal terrorist atrocity.

It is right that we mark and commemorate them and others murdered by terrorists overseas appropriately and support the loved ones they have left behind in every way we can.

– David Cameron, Prime Minister


Trebetherick nursing home residents evacuated after fire

Residents evacuated from nursing home after fire Credit: ITV News

Twelve nursing home residents in Cornwall will have to spend the night in alternative accommodation after a fire broke out in their care home.

Three crews attended the incident at the residential home in Trebetherick this morning.

The fire broke out in the kitchen and had spread throughout the ground floor.

Staff had evacuated everyone out of the building by the time firefighters arrived. An investigation is now underway as to what caused the fire.

Eleven firefighters on two appliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin were mobilised to the incident.

A number of repeat calls to the fire were received so a third appliance from Delabole carrying six crew was assigned to the incident.

Smoke was issuing from the property on crews arrival, fortunately staff at the residential home had evacuated all of the 12 residents.

– Cornwall Fire and Rescue
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