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No charges against man after Saltash death

A police Scene of Crime Officer enters the property in Alamein Court. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man has been released without charge after a murder inquiry in Saltash was dropped.

Police were called to a building in Alamein Court on Thursday night, where a 50-year-old woman was found dead.

A post mortem has found there were no suspicious circumstances.

Murder investigation launched in Helston

Police have launched a murder investigation following an incident near St Keverne, Helston this morning.

Officers were called to a rural property outside the village just after 9am after being alerted by the ambulance service that a man had suffered a serious chest injury.

The injured man was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

A 28-year–old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody.

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Man dies in A30 crash

A man has died in a crash on the A30 in North Cornwall.

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway near the Tolvaddon junction just before 6pm last night after reports of a collision between a car and a lorry.

The front seat passenger of the car, a man in his sixties, died at the scene. The female driver received minor injuries and was taken to Treliske for treatment. The lorry driver was uninjured.

The road was closed for several hours. Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.

Late night swimmer dies in Newquay

Newquay and Padstow Coastguard Rescue Teams, Newquay RNLI All Weather and Inshore Lifeboats and the rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose were involved in the search. Credit: Bing maps

A 23-year-old man has died after going for a swim in the middle of the night in Newquay.

Police and coastguards were called out to Towan Beach just before 3am this morning.

A search of the sea and local beaches led to the unnamed man being found near Great Western beach. He was taken to Treliske Hospital by the search and rescue helicopter, where he later died. His next of kin have been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the police are now investigating on behalf of HM Coroner.

MP wants Ebola assurances over Falmouth ships

Andrew George MP. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornish MP Andrew George says he's had assurances from Health Chiefs ahead of the arrival of two ships from Sierra Leone in Falmouth.

He's been told a range of measures will be put in place to ensure public safety.

The ships are due to arrive in the middle of next month.

Week St Mary wind farm plans turned down

Plans to build a wind farm at Week St Mary have been turned down. Credit: ITV News West Country

A plan to build a wind farm at Week St Mary in North Cornwall - comprising eleven 125 metre wind turbines - has been turned down.

The decision to reject the Big Field Wind Farm planning application was taken by Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee at a meeting in Truro today.

Whilst I don’t have a say over planning decisions, I have been raising local people’s concerns with Cornwall Council planners and urged them to listen to the people living near the site rather than comments from those living hundreds of miles away.

Local Cornwall Councillors, who are properly elected to make planning decisions, have listened to all the evidence and have decided to reject this application.

This sends a clear message to the developer Good Energy that, after careful consideration and based on the legal planning considerations, a judgement was made by those elected to represent local people that the plans were not appropriate.

– Dan Rogerson MP, Lib Dem, North Cornwall

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The Giant Poppy Run: where will they be?

The RBL's Giant Poppy Run kicked off today. Here is their planned route and arrival/departure times for Saturday (timings approximate)

  • — St Blazeyvia Summercourt/A30 — 08:45
  • 09:52 — Camborne Square —10:37
  • 11:00 — Helston Tesco —12:30
  • 12:53 — Sithians Village —13:53
  • 14:05 — Penryn ASDA —14:35
  • 14:55 — Truro Piazza —15:25

369 jobs to go at Cornwall Council

The Chief Executive of Cornwall Council, Andrew Kerr wrote to tell staff of the job losses today. Credit: ITV West Country

EXCLUSIVE: ITV West Country can reveal that nearly four hundred jobs are to go at Cornwall Council.

369 posts will be lost, 280 of them compulsory.

The council wants to make the savings by the end of next March.

Staff and unions have been told the news this morning in a letter from the council's chief executive Andrew Kerr.

Mr Kerr says in a letter to staff that the cuts will save £31 million.

'The memory of the fallen and the future of the living'

Members of Cornwall's Royal British Legion at a previous parade. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Royal British Legion in Cornwall launches its annual poppy appeal today.

Some of its members will be transporting a six feet high poppy around the county over the next couple of days as they look to reach a fundraising target of £500,000.

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