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Three-year-old boy crushed by car in Bodmin

The toddler was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and then transferred to Bristol for specialist treatment Credit: ITV News

A toddler is in a life-threatening condition after being crushed by a car in Bodmin.

The three-year-old boy was trapped between two parked cars in a car park in Glynn on the outskirts of the town when one of the cars rolled.

It happened on Friday evening, 22 May. The child, who is from London, was taken to Derriford hospital and then transferred to Bristol.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw it happen. Anyone who has not already informed the police is asked to call 101 quoting reference 673 of 22 May.

Plymouth grandmother found in Cyprus died of suspected heart failure

Pauline Pidcock was missing for four days Credit: Family

A grandmother from Plymouth who was missing in Cyprus for four days died from suspected heart failure two days after being found, her family say.

Pauline Pidcock spent three nights trapped down an embankment in a vineyard. She was found covered in bruises and severely dehydrated, after being heard shouting for help.

The 64-year-old grandmother, who suffered from severe epilepsy, passed away at Limassol General Hospital.

Tributes were paid to her on Facebook.


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Missing Somerset diver "very experienced"

Andy Moll has been diving for over thirty years. Credit: British Sub-Aqua Club

A diver from Somerset who went missing off the coast of Dorset on Sunday has been named as father-of-four Andy Moll.

The search for Mr Moll was called off after a major search across a ten-mile area failed to find him. The British Sub-Aqua Club, of which Mr Moll has been an active member, described him as a "very experienced diver", as well as "well-respected" and "a family man" in an emotional tribute.

We are immensely grateful for the dedication and professionalism of the Coastguard Staff and RNLI Swanage and RNLI Poole volunteers who assisted those club members on the dive and undertook an extensive air and sea search of the area.

Andy has been a long-standing, active, and well-respected member of the diving community for over thirty years. He has been a dedicated supporter of BSAC and a buddy, instructor, and a good personal friend to a great many members ... Everyone who knows Andy is truly devastated by recent events and our thoughts and concerns are with his family and all those involved.

– Leon Smith, Severnside SAC Chairman


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Search called off for missing Somerset diver

Search called off for missing Somerset diver Credit: ITV News

The search has been called off for a diver from Somerset who has gone missing off the coast of Dorset.

The diver, who's believed to be in his fifties and from Taunton, went missing on Sunday (May 24th). It's thought he was a member of a diving club in Bristol.

Despite a major search across a ten-mile area after a call to the UK Coastguard from the boat 'Emma J', the man hasn’t been found.

This hasn’t been an easy decision to make. This man is still missing and we appreciate the concern and worry this is causing his family and friends.

We used many resources to make an extensive search of an area covering 10 square nautical miles. The search and rescue helicopter from Portland and then from Lee-on-Solent carried out a comprehensive search from the air and the lifeboats from Poole and Swanage did an equally thorough job on the sea.

In the absence of any further information we have decided not to resume the search. The family has been informed of this decision.

– Tristam Newey, National Maritime Operations Commander

Police were called to reports of a missing diver on the evening of Sunday 24 May 2015 in the Swanage area.

Police attended and the Coastguard undertook a search but the diver, Andrew Moll, 53 and from Somerset, has not been located.

Mr Molls next of kin have been informed and police are making enquiries surrounding the incident.

– Dorset Police

Teen entrepreneur hits gold after making tax disc reminders

A 13-year-old boy could be sitting on a fortune after coming up with the idea of making tax and MOT disc reminders.

In just a few weeks Harvey Millington has had 20,000 orders for his £4 discs.

The teen entrepreneur came up with the idea after asking his Dad why he didn't have a disc anymore, and hearing about motorists getting fined or clamped for forgetting when their car tax or MOT was due, after the government scrapped the tax disc last year.

With his dad's help, he set up Tax Disc Reminder - a limited company which creates tax disc-style inserts which fit into the windscreen holders many still have in their car, reminding drivers of the important dates.

Just eight weeks in, the teen from Taunton has raked in more than £3,000 - though he has not yet decided what to do with his newfound wealth.

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