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Two rescued from flat fire

Two people have been rescued from a fire in a first floor flat in Cornwall.

Crews were called to Trelowarren Street in Camborne at 4.30 this morning. They are currently checking neighbouring properties.

The two casualties were treated at the scene for breathing problems.

Plans to create new £15 million care community in Cornwall unveiled

An artist's impression of what the new care community would look like Credit: Cornwall Care

New plans to build a £15 million residential nursing and care facility on land at South Tehidy near Camborne have been announced.

The state of the art 'care-community' hopes to provide up to 90 specialist nursing beds, consultation rooms, community services and extensive landscaping including a sensory garden.

Part of the 11-acre site would be developed for open-market housing to help fund the project, they said.

Cornwall Care has already received planning permission for a similar project in Wadebridge which is due to start on site this year.

Douglas Webb, Cornwall Care Chief Executive, says the South Tehidy proposals were part of a county-wide strategy by Cornwall Care to invest in new facilities that can meet the increasingly complex needs of older people, especially those with dementia.

The number of people with dementia in the UK is forecast to more than double by the middle of this century and Cornwall will be disproportionately hit because our highest increase in population is in the over 60s age group.

Purpose-built facilities like Tehidy and our care village in Wadebridge can help meet this growing need but with the public purse under huge strain we need to look at innovative ways of funding adult social care facilities.

– Douglas Webb, Cornwall Care Chief Executive


11 year old girl hit by train in Camborne

Girl hit by a train at Camborne Station Credit: ITV News

An eleven year old girl was hit by a train yesterday evening after falling onto the tracks at Camborne railway station.

She was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital with minor injuries.

The British Transport Police are investigating but officers are currently treating this incident as an accident.

Four charged with murder of Terry Oldham in Cambourne

Terry Oldham was found dead in Cambourne in April Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Four people from Cornwall have been jointly charged with the murder of 63-year-old Terry Oldham in Camborne earlier this year.

Police launched a murder inquiry when Mr Oldham was found dead at his home in Dolcoath Road on 1 April. He had sustained serious injuries.

24 year old Aaron Mallen, 43 year old Michelle Casterton, 23 year old Daniel Quinn, all from Falmouth, and 32 year old Richard Rosevear from St Austell, are jointly charged with his murder.

They've been remanded in custody.

Elderly man punched in the face in Camborne

Police in Cornwall are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault on an elderly man in Camborne.

The 68-year-old man was taking items to a charity shop in Trelowarren Street around noon on 22 September when he was knocked off his feet by a male skateboarder.

When he protested, he was punched in the face by the offender and knocked to the floor, receiving cuts to his arms and face, plus a suspected broken nose.

Police have issued a description of the suspect:

  • White
  • 15-17 years old
  • Slim build
  • 5ft 10ins - 6ft tall
  • Dark, shoulder length hair
  • Wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans


Suspected Arson at Cornwall scrapyard

Investigations are being held into a suspected arson attack at a car workshop and scrapyard in Cornwall.

48 firefighters tackled the blaze at Beacon near Camborne overnight.

The owners of the business may offer a reward for information Credit: ITV News West Country

A timber workshop building and 12 vehicles were damaged in the fire.

The owners of the business C&J Autos told ITV News they may offer a reward for information that leads to a conviction.

The fire is being treated as arson Credit: Kathy Wardle - ITV News West Country

Three arrested in clampdown on doorstep conmen

Three men were arrested in St Ives last week as Police and Cornwall Trading Standards stepped up their battle against bogus builders and doorstep fraudsters. Concerned neighbours called the Police when they spotted the three men working at the home of elderly sisters.

The men were interviewed at Camborne Police Station after it became clear that they had cold-called at the home of the victims and persuaded them to have work done.

The actions of the neighbours may well have saved these ladies from becoming victims of serious and repeated fraud. But this incident shows how convincing these rogue traders can be and how easy it is to fall victim to their deceptions and over-charging.”

– Nigel Strick, Cornwall Council’s Trading Standards team
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