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Basking shark spotted off Cornish coast

The basking shark leaps out of the water at Porthcurno. Credit: Hannah Jones, Marine Discovery

A basking shark has been spotted for the first time this season off the Cornish coast.

It was photographed coming out of the water at Porthcurno earlier this week. It's the second largest living fish after the whale shark.

The basking shark twists and turns before re-entering the sea. Credit: Hannah Jones, Marine Discovery


High bathing water standards at South West beaches

A surfer at Fistral Beach Credit: PA

More beaches than ever in the South West have achieved the highest bathing water standards this year according to the Good Beach Guide.

One hundred and seventy three beaches across the region were awarded the status, thirty percent more than last year.

It's thought last year's dry summer improved the water quality.


Construction to start on new fire station in Hayle

A new state of the art station is planned for Hayle Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Work will officially begin later today to build a state-of-the-art fire station in Cornwall.

A turf cutting ceremony will take place in Hayle, which will be home to a community fire station. It'll be shared with the police and ambulance service.

A new service headquarters will also be opening at Tolvaddon.

'UK's biggest charity garden opening' at Tregothnan

Visitors at Tregothnan House, Cornwall. Credit: ITV News/Francesca Carpenter

The usually-private gardens of Tregothnan House near Truro, Cornwall, have been open to visitors this weekend. Organisers described it as the UK's 'largest charity garden opening'.

Visitors paid £8 to enter, with the money going to the Young People Cornwall charity. With 100 acres, Tregothnan is the county's largest historic garden.

45 firefighters deal with Carbis Bay chalet fire

45 firefighters have been extinguishing a chalet fire at Carbis Bay, Cornwall, overnight. They were called just after 2am to the building at Hawks Point, and found that the wooden, single-storey chalet was already well alight.

It has been severely damaged, although neighbouring properties have been protected. One person was treated by ambulance paramedics at the scene.

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