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Lightning strikes Cornish lookout

The coastwatch lookout was struck by lightning which broke the door. Credit: ITV News

The bad weather made it a New Year to remember at a National Coastwatch station in Boscastle - when the building was struck by lightning.

Cables were torn out of their sockets in the Boscastle building. Credit: ITV News

A hole blasted through stonework and the flagpole was ripped off the wall.

Andy Salmon, one of the Coastwatch Officers keeping watch on the day, describes the moment the lightning struck.

Andy and his watch-keeping colleague on duty both escaped without injury.

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34th anniversary of the Penlee lifeboat disaster

The lifeboatmen were all given posthumous medals for their actions Credit: ITV News

Mousehole's Christmas lights will be switched off for an hour tonight in respect to those who lost their lives in the Penlee lifeboat disaster.

Eight lifeboatmen died while attempting to rescue the crew of the Union Star on December the 19th 1981.

Both ships were lost in the storm with a total of 16 dead. The lifeboatmen were all given posthumous medals for their actions.

Last gasp winner for the Pirates

A last gasp converted try has secured a narrow victory for the Cornish Pirates in the Championship this afternoon.

Alex Cheesman touched down, and fly-half Laurence May kept his nerve to slot the match-winning conversion with the last kick of the game.

That's three wins in a row in all competitions, and lifts them up to 10th place in the table.

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