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FERRY: River incident delays services

The Torpoint ferry is operating with delays and traffic is queuing after a swimmer was spotted in the water.

The unknown man, thought to be in his 40s or 50s, was spotting swimming by passengers on the Torpoint Ferry who rang for help around 8am. Services were suspended while an MOD boat was launched to find him.

The man got safely out of the water and ferry services have resumed.

Talks take place at Western Greyhound over the future of staff

Talks are taking place this lunchtime between trade unions and management over the future of Western Greyhound bus drivers who lost their jobs.

The Cornish bus company collapsed on Friday - and while some drivers have been taken on by new companies - others are still facing an uncertain future. A number of other bus companies have temporarily stepped in to cover the routes.

Philip Bialyk, the RMT South West Regional Organiser, says the staff members feel let down.

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Western Greyhound: no replacement bus services this weekend

Replacement bus services following the collapse of Western Greyhound are expected to start on Monday - but there will be none this weekend.

Cornwall Council has been working with the bus industry to arrange alternative services. Four companies have agreed to provide the majority of services from Monday.

Some former Western Greyhound buses will be seen back on the road next week - but they will not be operated by Western Greyhound. More details at www.cornwall.gov.uk/buses.

Afghanistan veterans honoured

Servicemen and women who died during the Afghanistan campaign and veterans have been remembered at a service of commemoration today.

The royal family, civil dignitaries and government leaders all attended the ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral, along with serving personnel, veterans and families.

Warrant Officer Matt Tomlinson is a Royal Marine from Torpoint in Cornwall. He was awarded the Military Cross for saving the lives of colleagues during a fierce firefight in Afghanistan .

The lead vehicle was blown up by an IED and Matt braved incoming rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire to help rescue the seriously injured driver.

Job uncertainty for staff at Western Greyhound

Over 100 jobs are at risk in Cornwall as bus company Western Greyhound struggles to cope with its financial troubles.

In a letter to staff Managing Director Michael Bishop says he was in a "difficult situation" and his priority was to "look after staff" when he announced the firm had ceased trading.

Bus Driver, Christian Barkland, has been speaking to ITV.

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Some jobs at Western Greyhound could be saved

158 staff and 14 bus routes are affected by the announcement Western Greyhound has ceased trading.

ITV understands the management teams of Western Greyhound are in discussions with other bus operators to see if any jobs can be saved.

The company website has been suspended and bus drivers remain at the Summercourt bus depot in Cornwall to try and find out more about their future.

Cornwall Council is aware of the sudden closure of Western Greyhound bus company and is working hard with the industry in attempting to secure alternative services as quickly as possible.

We will keep the public up to date through our website www.cornwall.gov.uk/buses, and the press and media, but it is unfortunately inevitable that there will be disruption over the next few days.

One school contract is affected and alternative provision has been put in place.

– Cornwall Council
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