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Mother, whose daughter died from mad cow disease criticises report

Claire McVey died from CJD at 15 years-old
Claire McVey died from CJD at 15 years-old Credit: ITV News West Country

The mother of a girl from North Devon who died after being treated for the human form of mad cow disease has welcomed a new report criticising the Government's approach to variant CJD. Annie McVey's daughter Claire died at the age of fifteen. A report by a committee of MPs says there is still a risk of the disease being transmitted by blood transfusion and during surgery and warns the Government has developed a casual attitude to the illness.

Two sisters race days after their father's funeral

It's always a very emotional and popular event and this year was no different - thousands of people took part in Exeter's Race for Life yesterday, including two young sisters whose story sums up the spirit of the day.

Chloe and Molly Dundes only went to their father's funeral last Friday and their mother is also battling cancer. Yesterday they joined thousands of others, all running for their own very special reasons.

Woman airlifted to hospital after allergic reaction to weever fish sting

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering an allergic reaction to a weever fish sting at a beach in Cornwall.

The 20 year old woman collapsed after stepping onto the venomous spikes of the animal whilst paddling at Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth this weekend. She was then was airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital. Although the animals are common in the area, allergic reactions to it are rare.

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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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