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Have your say on Falmouth Hotel

The Falmouth Beach Hotel was destroyed by fire at the end of April Photo: ITV News

Work has begun to demolish a Cornish hotel that was destroyed by fire.

No one was hurt when the blaze broke out at the Falmouth Beach Hotel in April, but the building was completely gutted.

It's thought the demolition work will take about six weeks to complete.

Meanwhile, local residents are being given the chance to have their say on the future of the site. A meeting's being held today in the town. People will be given the opportunity to comment on plans for a new hotel on the site.

The hotel, which opened in 1984, became part of the Best Western group in 2000. Its owners, the Evans family, say they have been "inundated with heart-warming messages of support and good wishes".

No official cause of the blaze has been confirmed, but investigators believe it could be linked to a tar heater that was being used to repair a hotel balcony.

Demolition of the former Falmouth Beach Hotel gets underway tomorrow.

Local resident Gordon Kent said any new designs should add to the beauty of Falmouth: