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Missing diver rescued thanks to 'life-saving' equipment

The Maritime and Coastguard agency highly recommends divers use a PLB Credit: PA

A scuba diver who went missing off the south coast of Cornwall has been saved thanks to his 'Personal Locator Beacon'.

The diver's buddy lost sight of his partner after resurfacing and a large scale search was initiated involving RNLI lifeboats from Penlee, Lizard and Falmouth.

The personal locator beacon was activated and meant a nearby warship spotted the diver. He's now being treated in Derriford hospital in Plymouth for routine medical checks.

In this instance the divers PLB helped us identify his location. These devices are inexpensive and extremely easy to operate, the PLB helped us pin-point and recover the casualty in good time.

We always recommend that divers are adequately qualified and experienced for the dives that they undertake, and keep a close eye on weather and sea conditions.

– Andrew Jenkins, Maritime Operations Controller

Morrisons announce 'Milk for Farmer's Cheese'

Morrisons have announced their new brand of cheese - after a twenty four hour protest of one of their distribution centres Credit: PA

Morrisons say their new brand of cheese - with more money going to the farmers - will be available from the beginning of October.

"Milk for Farmer's cheese and milk lines", comes after meetings between Farmers for Action and the supermarket following blockades of their distribution centre in Bridgwater.

Morrison's say they're also looking into how they could develop a winter support fund for dairy farmers - another meeting on Friday will determine whether this is possible.


Hoarder won't clear up garden despite 20 years of complaints

Neighbours have been trying to stop Michael Legg's garden hoarding for more than two decades. Credit: ITV West Country

A hoarder, whose garden is overflowing with old windows, doors and stone ornaments, has vowed to continue his reclamation business, despite complaints from his neighbours.

71-year-old Michael Legg says he'll keep salvaging and selling the material from his home in Stoke-sub-Hamdon near Yeovil until "they carry me out in a box".

Neighbours say it's an unsightly mess and they've been trying to get something done about it for decades, with a number of petitions stretching back more than 20 years. They say they are worried about the potential effect it might have on the value of their homes if they wanted to sell.

Michael Legg says he'll keep his business going no matter what. Credit: ITV West Country

Mr Legg has, in the past, been served with an enforcement notice and been ordered by the council to clear and restore his garden but that notice was quashed when he appealed against it.

"We are aware of the concerns of local residents and the Parish Council and we will continue to pursue this matter to ensure that this unsightly garden area is tidied up."

– South Somerset District Council
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