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Shelterbox trainer, Mark Boeck says the training is aimed at giving the charity workers the ability to maintain the physical and mental strength they will need in their new role:
Volunteers hoping to become part of Shelterbox's emergency response team have been put through ruthless training regime in Cornwall.
The charity based in Helston provides emergency shelter and supplies to those made homeless by conflict or natural disaster. They have more than 200 volunteers ready to respond to any disaster
A man from Devon has admitted killing his five week old baby son.
23 year old Matthew Wickens denied murdering his baby, Rylee Gardener, but admitted the manslaughter of the child when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court today.
Rylee was found dead in the Winner Street area of Paignton, Devon, on November 25th 2012.
Wickens has been remanded in custody until he is sentenced.
– Dick Cole, leader of Cornish independence party Mebyon Kernow
"The detail is still to come out on what this might mean, but make no mistake that this is a proud day for Cornwall."
It's an illness we associate with times gone by, not modern day, but Scarlet Fever has made a comeback. The highly contageous infection mainly affects children under 10 and sees them covered in a distinctive red rash.
Each year there's, on average, around 1,800 cases of scarlet fever nationally, this year there's been over 7,000 cases, and in the South alone there's already been more than 1,200 cases.
At the start of a new school term parents are being warned to look out for the symptoms. Andrew Pate has been to meet two-year-old, Sienna, who has recently suffered with the infection.
Scarlet fever has made a comeback as the number of cases reported in the past year has seen a substantial rise. We speak to Melissa Massimino, whose daughter suffered from the bacterial illness which is common among two to nine-year-olds.