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South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors

South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors
South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors Credit: ITV News

The South West has become the fastest growing region in the country for overseas tourists. The figures from last year show a rise of 48 per cent with more than 5 hundred thousand holiday visits in the summer months. It means the number of visitors has overtaken pre-recession record levels - 8 years ago. The South West is the most popular with German tourists.

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More than £500,000 to repair storm damage to Porthleven

More than £500,000 to repair storm damage to Porthleven Harbour
More than £500,000 to repair storm damage to Porthleven Harbour Credit: ITV News

Porthleven has been given more than £500,000 to cover repairs after the storms earlier this year. The harbour wall collapsed at Fisherman's Quay, while large granite chunks that now partially blocks the sluice. The money from the Small Ports Authority will also be used to fix damage to the "Hospital Corner", the harbour head wall, slipway and damage caused to the inner harbour.

4 day drinks festival held on South Devon Railway

4 day drinks festival held on South Devon Railway
4 day drinks festival held on South Devon Railway Credit: ITV News

A four day drinks festival run by the South Devon Railway has got underway. The annual 'Rails and Ales' gala takes place at Staverton Station and will include steam and heritage diesel locomotives. Visitors are being encouraged to arrive by train.

Prisoner absconded from Leyhill may be in Dorset

Ashley Tessyman has absconded from Leyhill Prison
Ashley Tessyman has absconded from Leyhill Prison Credit: Dorset Police

Police are trying to trace a prisoner who has absconded from Leyhill Prison. 30 year old Ashley Tessyman (pictured above) was serving a prison sentence for burglary and robbery in 2006. Police say he has links to Cornwall but they believe he could be in Dorset.

I am appealing for anyone who knows of the whereabouts of Ashley Tessyman to come forward – all calls will be treated with the strictest confidence.

I urge members of the public who see anyone they believe to be the person pictured to call the police. In the interest of personal safety do not confront him.

– Detective Sergeant John O’Hara
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