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Trebetherick nursing home residents evacuated after fire

Residents evacuated from nursing home after fire Credit: ITV News

Twelve nursing home residents in Cornwall will have to spend the night in alternative accommodation after a fire broke out in their care home.

Three crews attended the incident at the residential home in Trebetherick this morning.

The fire broke out in the kitchen and had spread throughout the ground floor.

Staff had evacuated everyone out of the building by the time firefighters arrived. An investigation is now underway as to what caused the fire.

Eleven firefighters on two appliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin were mobilised to the incident.

A number of repeat calls to the fire were received so a third appliance from Delabole carrying six crew was assigned to the incident.

Smoke was issuing from the property on crews arrival, fortunately staff at the residential home had evacuated all of the 12 residents.

– Cornwall Fire and Rescue

Tunisia eyewitness pays emotional tribute to attack victims

Macauley Arnold and his girlfriend were saved by a local man who hid them in his home. Credit: Facebook

A man from Weymouth who was caught up in the Tunisian hotel attack has paid an emotional tribute to those who died and those who tried to save them.

20-year-old Macauley Arnold and his girlfriend were staying in the holiday resort of Sousse when a gunman opened fire on the beach.

They were saved by a local Tunisian man who hid several tourists in his home.

"Many lives were lost and ruined. My love and deepest sympathy are with those people, together we stand united and won't let terrorism win. Thanks to all the brave locals and emergency services who risked their lives to save others. I am thinking of every single person who lost their lives - and their families. Today my thoughts are with you all."

– Macauley Arnold, eyewitness to the attack in Tunisia

His words come on the day that a minute's silence was observed at noon around the country, in memory of those lost.

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Family of Tunisia victim thank Cornish town for support

Stephen Mellor died shielding his wife Cheryl from the gunman. Credit: SWNS

The family of a man who died trying to save his wife in the attack on a Tunisian hotel have paid tribute to his hometown.

The Cornish town of Bodmin has rallied around the family of 59-year-old Stephen Mellor.

A church service was held earlier this week in tribute to Mr Mellor and in support of his wife Cheryl, who is recovering in hospital after losing her hand in the massacre.

"The sons and family of Stephen Mellor would like to express their thanks for all the support and good wishes they have received from the Bodmin community.

“In this most difficult of times it gives the family great support to know that Stephen was loved by so many in the local area.”

– The Mellor family

A minute's silence was observed across the country at noon today, in memory of those lost in the attack.

Cutting off Cornwall? Businesses angered by roadworks

Works on the Tamar Bridge will continue for several weekends. Credit: ITV News

Businesses in Cornwall feel there's a deliberate bid to cut them off from the rest of Britain.

Just as the summer tourist season gets in full swing, the two main routes into the county have major roadworks, causing serious congestion. It means the bottleneck on the single carriageway section of the A30 at Temple will be worse than ever - with huge tailbacks expected while repairs are carried out on the Tamar Bridge.

John Andrews has been finding out more.

Cornwall Council and Highways England say they regret the disruption.

The work we are doing on the A30 at Temple, and on the A38 around Carkeel and at the Tamar Bridge will ultimately mean better and more reliable journeys into and out of Cornwall.

We appreciate roadworks do inconvenience drivers, and we regret any disruption caused, so we always try to stagger work on key routes, but there are occasions when the nature of the work requires better weather conditions and longer daylight hours. This is the case with these schemes which are collectively part of a significant investment on these roads used by over 70,000 vehicles a day.

– Cornwall Council and Highways England

Beating the heat when you can't eat: Heatwave hits Ramadan

Muslims spend Ramadan fasting and giving more money to charity. Credit: ITV News

The recent hot weather has coincided with Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, and Muslims across the region are spending daylight hours fasting.

People will also spend the month giving extra money to charity and praying more often.

Barnstaple restaurant owner Ashraf Shah invited us to see the end of the day's fasting - and gave us an insight into how to beat the heat when you can't eat.

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