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Halloween prop closes recycling centre in Cornwall

Police were called to the recycling centre near Bodmin Credit: ITV News

An alert caused by a Halloween prop with "dynamite" written on it has closed a waste recycling centre in Cornwall.

Staff at the centre in Lanivet, near Bodmin, spotted the suspicious item on top of a mattress and called police.

The centre was evacuated and a nearby road was also closed as a precaution.

A bomb disposal unit was sent to the scene.

A woman subsequently contacted Devon and Cornwall Police to say she had dumped the item at the recycling centre.

Police units have now been stood down.


Young busker will find out if she's won an award

Madison Glinski played her violin on the streets of Truro and St Ives to raise money for charity Credit: ITV News

A ten-year-old from St Ives who's raised more than fifty thousand pounds for Children's Hospice South West by busking across Cornwall, will find out tonight if she's won a national young fundraiser award.

Madison Glinski is one of three youngsters nominated for the Just Giving Award. Over the last 19 months Madison Glinski has given up her holidays and weekends to play her violin on the streets of Truro and St Ives.

Fraud trial of Shelterbox founder due to start today

Tom Henderson is charged with fraud and two other offences. Credit: ITV West Country

The trial of Tom Henderson, the founder of the Cornish charity Shelterbox, is due to begin in London today.

He's charged with fraud and two other offences. Also charged alongside him are his son John and and Darren Gervis from Beaminster. The trial is due to last around ten weeks.

Dangerous driver faces sentencing

Kirsty Knight from Redruth will be sentenced this afternoon. Credit: SWNS

A speeding motorist from Cornwall who crashed into a pregnant woman's car - causing her to lose unborn baby - is due to be sentenced at Truro Crown Court today.

Kirsty Knight was driving on the main road towards Truro when she clipped a verge and hit oncoming traffic. Last month a jury found the 30-year-old guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Rebecca Taylor - who was fifteen weeks pregnant - lost her baby and suffered serious breaks to both her legs.

27 year old Rebecca Taylor lost her baby after being hit by speeding motorist. Credit: SWNS


In search of The Lizard’s lost shipwrecked souls

A team of researchers and archaeologists plan to partially excavate land at Pistil - 500 metres from the wreckage site. Credit: The National Trust

Plans are being made to excavate a meadow in Cornwall where it's believed the crew of a ship that sunk almost three hundred years ago were buried.

207 sailors were on board the Royal Anne when she sunk west of Lizard Point in 1721.

A team of researchers and archaeologists plan to partially excavate land at Pistil - 500 metres from the wreckage site - where they believe the sailors were laid to rest.

How you can help with the refugee crisis

The 'jungle' in Calais, where your donations will end up. Credit: Isabel Infantes/ PA

As donations flood in at collection points across the South West, here are a list of drop-off points.

The collection points are requesting clean clothing (men’s clothing especially), shoes, tracksuits, tents, storage boxes and sleeping bags.


Barnstaple – The Carvery House, Gammon Walk (opp Specsavers) Monday – Saturday 11am - 3pm.

Barnstaple – North Devon Sunrise (The Castle Centre) Mondays 10am - 3pm or Wednesday evenings 6pm -9pm.

Barnstaple – Grosvenor Church Wednesdays 12 - 3pm

Barnstaple - St John the Baptist Church, Newport

Exeter Friends Meeting House, Wynards Lane, Pavilion Place, Exeter, EX2 4HU


Newquay - Newquay Christian Centre, Seymour Ave, TR7 1BL

Penryn - Miss Peapod, TR10 8FG

Truro - All Saints Highertown Church

Truro - All Saints Chruch, TR1 3LD

Wadebridge - The Platt

Wadebridge - Eglosayle Church.

37,000 cases of fly-tipping in Plymouth but no prosecutions

There have been 37,000 cases of fly-tipping in Plymouth alone, and 12,000 in Cornwall. Credit: PA

New figures have revealed there have been more than 37,000 reports of fly-tipping in Plymouth over the last three years - but no successful prosectuions.

In that time period of time Cornwall Council has dealt with 12,000 cases - with one successful prosecution. It says it has spent nearly £750,000 clearing up the waste.

Former teacher's case will not be reviewed

onathan Thomson-Glover arriving at court Credit: ITV News

There have been growing calls for a former teacher, who was jailed for secretly filming his pupils at a private school in Bristol, to face a longer sentence.

The Crown Prosecution Service asked the Attorney General to review the case of Jonathan Thomson-Glover, believing his sentence was unduly lenient. However it's been confirmed that the 53 year-old's case will not be re-opened.

The former teacher, from Wadebridge in Cornwall, was jailed for 3 years 9 months after admitting making indecent images of children through hidden cameras at a Bristol boarding school.

"While consideration was given to reviewing the sentence passed, the offences to which Jonathan Thomson-Glover pleaded guilty are not offences that can be referred to the AG as unduly lenient. Only certain offences can be referred and these are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and various orders made under that Act. Offences of taking, making and possessing indecent images are not included.”

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