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Sale of historic engine house is delayed

Prince of Wales Engine House near Tintagel Credit: ITV News West Country

A decision to delay the sale of an historic engine house near Tintagel has been welcomed by North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson.

The site in the Trebarwith valley is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. It includes the engine house and land at the Prince of Wales and Trewarmett quarries. It had been due for sale by auction on 18th September. Following requests from local residents it will be delayed until November.

“Of course it is up to the Duchy to manage their land and assets, but given the interest in this site and of the engine house to local people I am delighted that they have agreed to a short pause in the sale of the land. I have spoken with the Duchy of Cornwall and will now be contacting local residents who have raised their concerns with me, so that we can use this pause to discuss any ideas the local community and the Prince of Wales Engine House Society have for the future of the site.”

– Dan Rogerson MP for North Cornwall

September Festival starts today in St Ives

The St Ives September Festival has more than 300 events. Credit: ITV News West Country

The St Ives September Festival starts today, providing a welcome late season boost for the town.

More than three hundred events will take place over the next fortnight.

They'll include music, exhibitions, walks, films, and stories and poetry.

The festival has been running since 1978.


Plymouth-born actor Donald Sinden dies

Theatre and film actor Sir Donald Sinden has died at his home aged 90.

Sir Donald made his name on stage as a Shakespearean actor and also had more than 70 credits for film and TV productions since the late 1940s to now.

He had been battling prostate cancer over several years and his death, just weeks before his 91st birthday, has been described as a "huge loss" by his family.

He was born in Plymouth, Devon, in October 1923

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Tributes to Sir Donald Sinden

He was one of the most popular and well-loved actors of his generation. Sir Donald Sinden, who lived in Kent, has died at the age of 90. The Shakespearean actor had suffered from cancer for several years.

He was also well known for film, stage and TV roles. His son, Marc, said that although they knew the end was coming, Sir Donald's death was "a huge loss to his family" but that they appreciated the care given to him by the Pilgrims Hospice. David Johns looks back on the actor's life, speaking to neighbour Dave McKean and theatre manager Juliet Mander.

And the Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the year in the West Country is...Laura Plane

Laura Plane is terminally ill - but it hasn't stopped her work Credit: ITV News

After raising thousands of pounds for a breast cancer charity since having a double mastectomy, Laura Plane from Plymouth has been chosen as the West Country's Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year.

She'll now go to through the national finals in London where Carol Vorderman will present the Pride of Britain awards later in the year.

This was the moment she found out:

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