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Three people arrested in connection with Penzance murder

The victim arrived at West Cornwall Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning Credit: ITV News

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 32-year-old man in Penzance last week.

The man, thought to be Lithuanian, was brought into West Cornwall Hospital around 4.15am last Tuesday. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives are continuing their enquiries to establish the circumstances of the man's death and are awaiting post mortem results. Officers are conducting enquiries within the Penzance area and are appealing for anyone who many have information to contact police.

The two men and women, (aged 39, 44, and 29) who were arrested, have now been released on bail.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident of the events beforehand to contact police.

"While clearly concerning, we would like to reassure the community that this appears to be an isolated incident."

– Devon & Cornwall Police

Cornwall's local hospitals given "good" rating

The district hospitals play an important part in trying to reduce bed-blocking at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Credit: ITV News

Cornwall's local hospitals have done well in their latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The county's fourteen district hospitals are doing well and staff were praised for their hard work and positive attitude while the future of Peninsula Community Health Services is facing uncertainty.

The district hospitals play an important part in trying to reduce bed-blocking at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.


Totnes campaigners celebrate one-way traffic victory

Campaigners claimed the one-way system was killing trade Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Campaigners in Totnes are celebrating victory in their battle over a controversial one way scheme. The judge at the High Court in Exeter ordered the system to be reversed after being told it was killing trade in the town.

Devon County Council will have to switch the traffic back to its original direction, unless the Court of Appeal approves a stay of judgment in the next few days.

Devonport gun salute for Queen's birthday

The Queen visited Devonport last month Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A 21-gun salute will be fired in Devonport today for the Queen's birthday. The rounds will be fired at noon by the Royal Navy's armoury team on board HMS Drake's Quarterdeck.

The Queen visited Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth last month for the first time in five years. All the ships at Devonport Naval Base will raise their flags to mark the event - which is known as 'dressing overall'.


Paralysed Plymouth graduate makes award-winning documentary

Jonathan Brough was left paralysed by meningitis Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A Plymouth University graduate has become an international award winning documentary maker - despite not being able to hold a camera.

Jonathan Brough was left paralysed from the neck down after contracting meningitis on his gap year. But he didn't let the disease hold him back and created a project documenting his life after meningitis.

His film 'Perseverance Beyond Doubt' won an Award of Merit in the Best Short Films Competition. The 16 minute film tells the story of his efforts to cope with the effects of meningitis.

Last year, despite his disability and the fact he requires round the clock care, he fulfilled his dream of pursuing his studies and achieved a First in BA (Hons) Media Arts at Plymouth University.

“It was a privilege for my film to have been chosen for consideration let alone to win an award. I want my story to show how it’s not the disability that defines you but who you are and the way you approach life. My films are a message of positivity and hope which proves how disability doesn’t have to be limited by what we think we can or cannot do.”

– Jonathan Brough

Clegg: "The worst thing for Cornwall would be a 'blukip' alliance"

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has dismissed the findings of an ITV News poll which found that his party stands to be all but wiped out in the West Country. On a visit to Cornwall he said the worst thing for the county would be a victory for the Conservatives backed by Ukip - the so-called 'blukip alliance'. Mr Clegg spoke to our presenter Ian Axton at Watergate Bay.

Orangutans at home on the tightrope

Orangutans in Paington Zoo have been treating visitors to an extra special show - by walking a tightrope.

Take a look at some of the pictures below which show Mali and her toddler Tatau balancing 20ft above the ground:

Not exactly a walk in the park... Credit: Paignton Zoo
Mali uses her long arms to balance Credit: Paignton Zoo
Two year old Tatau was also getting the hang of things Credit: Paignton Zoo
Lending a helping hand Credit: Paignton Zoo
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