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Protest against sewage left on Cornish beach

Protest against sewage left on Cornish beaches
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A protest is to be held in West Cornwall by people worried about the impact a sewage overflow pipe is having on the area.

The pipe at Gwithian causes pollution problems during bad weather. There are warning signs as well as other alerts but locals want a long term solution to the problem which would mean no more discharges.

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Success for Cornwall to Isles of Scilly swimmer

A woman from Somerset has made history by becoming the first person to swim from Cornwall to the Scillies.

Beth French, who's from Milverton, set off from Porthcurno yesterday lunchtime. She arrived on St Mary's this morning, completing the swim in 17 hours and 28 minutes. She said via twitter "I have an awesome body - mission completed!".

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Meeting about closure of Torrington Hospital

A last minute meeting will take place today regarding the closure of Torrington Hospital in Devon. It will give residents the chance to speak with the health authorities in charge before a final decision next week. MP for Torridge and West Devon Geoffrey Cox will also attend. All ten beds at the community hospital could close as the NHS plans to treat more people at home.

Riptide warning ahead of summer season

The RNLI have issued a new warning to beach users after seven people got caught in dangerous rip tides at one of Cornwall's top surfing spots.

Polzeath beach
Seven people were caught in the dangerous riptides Credit: ITV News West Country

Coastguards were alerted when the surfers and bodyboarders got into trouble at Polzeath.

Polzeath beach
Surfers and bodyboarders got into trouble at Polzeath Credit: ITV News West Country

The warning comes as the region gears up for the start of the main summer holiday season.

Body found in Bodmin

Police are investigating the death of a man after a body was discovered in Bodmin by a dog walker just before 6pm on Tuesday evening.

The body of the man believed to be in his late 40s was found at the back of Gilbert Road. He has not been formally identified but his family have been told.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained pending results of a forensic post mortem.

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