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Young spy recruitment drive launched in Cornwall

A large recruitment drive has been launched for the next generation of James Bond spies, in Cornwall.

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The Cornwall brand of Britain's biggest intelligence agency GCHQ has announced it's looking for spies to be based at the National Cyber Security Centre to help them tackle the global security threat posed by hackers.

The head of station, who's to remain anonymous, said it was working closely with local schools and colleges to develop the spy skills needed to get a job at GCHQ.

Over the past couple of years we have recruited 90 extra staff. We are looking for people with skills in IT and software development, an aptitude for cyber work and an interest in security.

You have to be curious, intelligent, alert and interested in what's going on.

– head of National Cyber Security Centre

Young spies would be working at the secret site that covers 85 acres on a clifftop in Bude, Cornwall.

Police divers search for Cornish crewman missing in Wales

The 24 year old crewman went missing in Milford Haven Docks Credit: ITV News

A search is underway in Wales for a missing man from Cornwall.

The 24 year old crewman was visiting the Milford Haven docks area on board a ship. The captain alerted the police that he had gone missing at 11am on Saturday.

Emergency services are carrying out searches of the area.

HM Coastguard is providing assistance, along with specialist police divers.

The man's family are being supported by police liaison officers.

Man dies after car reverses off cliff

A man has died after his car reversed over a cliff.

A search and rescue helicopter was dispatched yesterday afternoon after emergency services were called to Portreath beach.

Police say the man who is local to the area died at the scene:

On request from Devon and Cornwall Police, fire and rescue resources from Tolvaddon and Bodmin were mobilised to an incident at Lighthouse Hill.

Once on scene it was realised that the crews could not assist.

– Cornwall Fier & Rescue Service
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