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Tunisia funeral: "None of us are too far away from violence"

The funeral has been taking place of Stephen Mellor who was killed in the Tunisia massacre Credit: SWNS

The funeral of a man from Cornwall who was killed in the Tunisia massacre has been taking place in his home town of Bodmin.

Stephen Mellor died while trying to protect his wife Cheryl. She lost her hand in the attack. The service will be held at St Petroc's Church.

ITV spoke to the minister, Revd Canon Graham Minors, before the service, who told us:

"It's made us all realise here in Bodmin that none of us are too far away from terrorism and violence in the world".

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Fire at disused factory in Plymouth

Fire at the former paper converting factory at Southway in Plymouth Credit: ITV News

More than 70 firefighters have spent the night dealing with a huge fire at a disused paper factory in Plymouth.

The fire at Southway could be seen across the city and into Cornwall.

Crews were called in at 9.30pm on 27 July. Devon Fire and Rescue Service received more than 100 calls in the space of 40 minutes.

The incident was scaled down at 3am. Two crews and two aerial ladders remain at the site, damping down and extinguishing hot spots.

Crews at the scene of the fire in Southway Credit: ITV News

Funeral taking place of Tunisia victim from Cornwall

Stephen Mellor from Bodmin died trying to protect his wife Cheryl Credit: SWNS

The funeral is taking place later this morning of a man from Cornwall who was killed in the tourist massacre in Tunisia.

Stephen Mellor from Bodmin died while trying to protect his wife Cheryl. She lost her hand in the attack. The service is being held at St Petroc's Church.

It's made us all realise here in Bodmin that none of us are too far away from terrorism and violence in the world and I wouldn't say it was a wake up call but it's made us realise that we are living in a small world and this little part of Cornwall where we are now has been caught up in what has happened in Tunisia.

– Revd Canon Graham Minors, St Petroc's Church

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Volunteers needed for Parkinson's trial

Derriford Hospital needs volunteers to take part in a trial looking into the early signs of Parkinson's disease.

Around 60 people are needed, both those who have Parkinson's and those who do not.

Sensors are put on the body to monitor speech and movement when doing everyday tasks, such as getting dressed or unlocking a door. By diagnosing the disease earlier, it's hoped patients can be given more tailored treatments.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition that affects movement and speech which affects one in 500 people in the UK.

It's very easy to participate in, there are no drugs involved and potentially it'll be very useful for diagnosing the disease as well as monitoring disease progression as we develop new disease modifying treatments.

– Dr Stephen Pearson, Consultant in Dementia Research

Large fire at factory in Plymouth

Fire crews are at the scene of a large fire in the Southway area of Plymouth.

Several appliances are at the old Paper Converting Factory on Clittaford Road.

Police are advising people to stay indoors and keep doors and windows shut.

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