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Jo Pavey wants quality time with her family

Only last week long distance runner Jo Pavey became the oldest female European champion ever. The soon-to-be 41 year-old from Devon tore around the track in Zurich to win her first major career gold - in the ten thousand metres. Now she's home and reflecting on the most successful few weeks of her life, in which she also won bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Jo has told our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth that she now plans to spend some quality time with her two young children.

Investigations continue into fatal crash at reservoir

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The partially submerged car at Slapton Ley Credit: Apex News

Investigations continue into the cause of a fatal crash this morning when a car crashed into the reservoir at Slapton Ley near Kingsbridge.

Police divers were used to search the submerged vehicle to confirm there were no other casualties.

The A379 was closed but reopened around 7.20am today.

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The damaged car is removed from the water Credit: Apex News


Man dies as car crashes into reservoir

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The wreckage in the water at Slapton Ley Credit: Apex News

A man has died after his car crashed and ended up in the water at Slapton Ley near Kingsbridge last night.

Emergency services were called to the nature reserve at Torcross just after midnight after reports that a car had travelled across grassland and come to rest in the water.

The male driver was treated by paramedics but was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, although next of kin are being informed.

The A379 was closed but reopened around 7.20am today.

Police divers will be carrying out a search of the submerged vehicle and surrounding area this morning to confirm there are no other casualties.

Officers from the Force Serious Collisions Investigation Unit have conducted an examination of the scene and are investigating the circumstances of the collision.

Merger talks for Cornwall's Health Care providers

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Lezli Boswell says current services at not sustainable Credit: ITV News West Country

The Chief Executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust has confirmed that she wants to merge services with two other health care providers.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Peninsula Community Health have already been holding talks about a potential merger. Now Lezli Boswell, chief executive of the RCHT says she wants to join them.

"I believe that we have a once in a generation opportunity to revolutionise healthcare for the local community and we should now bring services together to meet patient need rather than organisational need.

It also makes sense financially and many of you hopefully realise that the way services are currently configured is not sustainable and in truth not the best way to provide healthcare.

One integrated NHS provider would of course mean significant changes for all of us individually and collectively - including potentially us agreeing not to pursue NHS Foundation Trust status. Personally, I think we need to consider all options if we want to be ambitious for our community and provide the outstanding care we all want for our friends and family.

I recognise that for all sorts of reasons there will be resistance to one integrated NHS provider for Cornwall but I believe that it is right for this community and the right time to make this happen.

For our patients sake I hope you will support this approach and will talk more about this in the coming weeks."

– Lezli Boswell, Chief Executive, RCHT
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