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Man arrested after woman found dead

A 39 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was discovered at a property in Saltash, Cornwall.

Police were called to a home in Alamein Court on Thursday morning following a report of concern for a resident. They discovered the body of a 50 year old woman.

The man was taken to Launceston Police Station where he remains in custody.

Dartmouth Food Festival starts today

The festival celebratede its tenth anniversary last year Credit: ITV News Westcountry

The Dartmouth Food Festival starts today.

The three day annual event is now in its 11th year and aims to showcase the very best food and wine the South West has to offer.


Friends of the Earth step in to save beavers

Defra says the beavers should be captured to test them for disease. Credit: ITV News West Country

Friends of the Earth has taken the first formal legal steps to prevent the Government from capturing a family of beavers living in the wild in Devon and placing them in captivity.

The campaigners want to challenge licences issued by Natural England to catch the animals.

Defra says the beavers should be captured to test them for disease.

MP wants Ebola assurances over Falmouth ships

Andrew George MP. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornish MP Andrew George says he's had assurances from Health Chiefs ahead of the arrival of two ships from Sierra Leone in Falmouth.

He's been told a range of measures will be put in place to ensure public safety.

The ships are due to arrive in the middle of next month.


Week St Mary wind farm plans turned down

Plans to build a wind farm at Week St Mary have been turned down. Credit: ITV News West Country

A plan to build a wind farm at Week St Mary in North Cornwall - comprising eleven 125 metre wind turbines - has been turned down.

The decision to reject the Big Field Wind Farm planning application was taken by Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee at a meeting in Truro today.

Whilst I don’t have a say over planning decisions, I have been raising local people’s concerns with Cornwall Council planners and urged them to listen to the people living near the site rather than comments from those living hundreds of miles away.

Local Cornwall Councillors, who are properly elected to make planning decisions, have listened to all the evidence and have decided to reject this application.

This sends a clear message to the developer Good Energy that, after careful consideration and based on the legal planning considerations, a judgement was made by those elected to represent local people that the plans were not appropriate.

– Dan Rogerson MP, Lib Dem, North Cornwall

The Giant Poppy Run: where will they be?

The RBL's Giant Poppy Run kicked off today. Here is their planned route and arrival/departure times for Saturday (timings approximate)

  • — St Blazeyvia Summercourt/A30 — 08:45
  • 09:52 — Camborne Square —10:37
  • 11:00 — Helston Tesco —12:30
  • 12:53 — Sithians Village —13:53
  • 14:05 — Penryn ASDA —14:35
  • 14:55 — Truro Piazza —15:25

Torquay United's mascot clashes with fans

Gilbert the Gull was heard swearing at fans at the match on Saturday Credit: tephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

A football club’s seagull mascot has been ruffling feathers this week after clashing with football fans—from his own side.

The popular Torquay united mascot Gilbert the Gull was spotted arguing with his own supporters at the home match against Grimsby on Saturday.

Afterwards fans took to the Devon team’s website to complain that Gilbert was using threatening gestures and swearing badly.

Torquay United chief executive Andrew Candy investigated the incident, and reprimanded the employee who was wearing the seagull costume.

Gilbert has been allowed to resume his duties but has been banned from Popside home stand to avoid further clashes with supporters.

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