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Murder investigation launched in Helston

Police have launched a murder investigation following an incident near St Keverne, Helston this morning.

Officers were called to a rural property outside the village just after 9am after being alerted by the ambulance service that a man had suffered a serious chest injury.

The injured man was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

A 28-year–old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody.

Man dies in A30 crash

A man has died in a crash on the A30 in North Cornwall.

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway near the Tolvaddon junction just before 6pm last night after reports of a collision between a car and a lorry.

The front seat passenger of the car, a man in his sixties, died at the scene. The female driver received minor injuries and was taken to Treliske for treatment. The lorry driver was uninjured.

The road was closed for several hours. Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.


Swimmer dies in Newquay

Newquay and Padstow Coastguard Rescue Teams, Newquay RNLI All Weather and Inshore Lifeboats and the rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose were involved in the search. Credit: Bing maps

A 23-year-old man has died after going for a swim in the middle of the night in Newquay.

Police and coastguards were called out to Towan Beach just before 3am this morning.

A search of the sea and local beaches led to the unnamed man being found near Great Western beach. He was taken to Treliske Hospital by the search and rescue helicopter, where he later died. His next of kin have been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the police are now investigating on behalf of HM Coroner.

Cornish landlady takes 6 hours to change clocks

Don't forget to put your clocks back an hour tonight as British Summer Time ends. Credit: PA

As the clocks go back an hour tonight a landlady in Cornwall will be spending 6 hours resetting her 281 clocks!

Anne and Edward Connolly have been collecting clocks for the last three decades. Their vast collection now swamps every shelf, nook, window and table at the Earl of St Vincent in Egloshayle.

It takes a good six hours to do them all. They all have different characters, mechanisms and temperaments, so it's quite a job.

I don't have a particular favourite, I like them all, and even though they take a lot of work, winding and dusting, they give our customers a great deal of pleasure.

Some need to be wound daily, some half-weekly, some weekly. But because of their age, they are never all spot-on.

Even though I put them all right in the morning, a few will always run too slow or too fast.

– Anne Connolly, Landlady


Woman who killed mother has sentence reduced

Douglas' sentence has been reduced to a minimum of seven years

A woman who killed her sick mother in what she believed was an "act of mercy" has had her life sentence cut. Angela Douglas held a pillow over the face of Ann Matthews who was housebound at her home in Plymouth.

Douglas was jailed for a minimum of 12 years after being convicted of murder. That's been reduced to seven years after an appeal.

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