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Crews fight to contain fire at barn with 200 bales of hay inside

Smoke from the overnight incident. Credit: Torpoint Fire Station

Fire crews in South East Cornwall have been working through the night to contain a barn fire with 200 bails of hay inside.

In a joint response, fire fighters from Lostwithiel, Torpoint and St Austell fire stations were mobilised to help tackle the blaze.


Woman, 78, has arm ripped off in 'freak car accident'

The incident happened on Penmare Close in Hayle Credit: Bing Maps

A 78-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital after her arm was ripped off in a 'freak car accident'.

The woman was reaching into her car to close an electric window when it suddenly lurched forward, trapping her.

Emergency services were called to a property in Hayle, Cornwall, shortly after 4pm on Saturday.

The pensioner was airlifted to Derriford Hospital where it is hoped surgeons will be able to re-attach the arm, which was severed at the elbow.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said: "What appears to have happened is that she has lent into the car to close the electric windows.

"She has turned on the ignition to get the power to turn the electric windows to close but unfortunately the car was in gear and the car has lurched forward trapping her hand/arm.

"In the process of doing that it has taken her arm off", they added.

They said the pensioner suffered "life changing injuries" but are hopeful she will make a full recovery.


Olympic hockey gold winner Giselle Ansley comes to Falmouth

She has only been in the country for 48 hours but already 24-year-old Giselle Ansley was back on home turf in the West Country - showing off her medal in Falmouth.

Ansley, from Kingsbridge in Devon was a member of the GB team who made history by winning the Olympic title for the first time when they beat The Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Rio last Friday.

The gold medallist was in Cornwall to celebrate Hockeyfest at Penryn College.

The aim of the festival is to build on the success and excitement of Rio and to inspire a new generation of hockey players.

People of all ages turned out at Falmouth Hockey Club to meet the hockey star.

Kids queued up to get her autograph, listen to her talk about her career, and of course watch her in action doing a penalty flick.

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