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Giant Broadband cable being laid off the Scillies

A giant cable is being laid to give the Isles of Scilly Superfast Broadband. Engineers are using a ship moored off St Mary's to bring a 60 kilometre cable to the shore.

It will be connected to a high speed line that runs from Cornwall to Spain deep under the sea

Cable-laying ship
The cable-laying ship, Resolute, moored off St Mary's, Isles of Scilly Credit: ITV News West Country

It will mean islanders have much faster internet access.

Jeremy Steventon-Barnes from BT says the cable will be buried out of the way, deep in the sand.

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Cornwall to Isles of Scilly swimmer sets off

Beth French
Beth French pictured in training for her swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly. Credit: ITV News West Country

A woman who's beaten ME is attempting to swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly.

Beth French from Somerset has set off this lunchtime and is aiming to complete the swim in around twenty hours.

She trains by towing her 5-year-old son behind her in a dinghy.

She's raising money to help children with disabilities access sport.

Devon & Cornwall Police praised for making savings

Devon & Cornwall police praised for making savings
Credit: ITV News West Country

Devon and Cornwall Police has been praised for its financial management.

In a report out today, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary said it was 'making good progress' in delivering savings - despite already spending comparatively less than many other forces.

But it warns that the force needs to ensure that it still delivers a first rate service

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Poppies in bloom at Lost Gardens of Heligan

Poppies in bloom at Lost Gardens of Heligan
Poppies in bloom at Lost Gardens of Heligan Credit: Arno Burgi/DPA/Press Association Images

A field of poppies at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall have begun to bloom. They'll be the setting for an event marking the centenary of the First World War.

100:The Day Our World Changed will tell the story of the brave men who went to war and the families they left behind

Royals visit Jamie Oliver's Fifteen on tour day 3

Day three of the Royals tour of the South West has brought them to Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen.

Prince Charles and Camilla in Cornwall
It is the final day of the couple's tour of the region Credit: ITV News West Country
Prince Charles and Camilla in Cornwall
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall met with apprentices at Jamie's Credit: ITV News West Country

Today the couple will meet young chefs training at before heading to Watergate Bay, to meet members of Surf Action, a charity that supports military veterans and their families.

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