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Newquay mother urges people to buy CO detectors

Jade Ullrich and her family were poisoned when the boiler in their home was found to be producing high levels of CO. Credit: ITV News West Country

A mother from Newquay is urging people to have CO detectors fitted in their homes after she and her family survived carbon monoxide poisoning.

23-year-old Jade Ullrich and her family were poisoned when the boiler in their home - which hadn't been serviced for 18 months - was found to be producing high levels of CO.

She's now become an ambassador for the Gas Safety Register.

Every day there are 62 CO incidents in the UK.

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Carn Brea land could take years to recover from fire

The ring of fire could be seen for miles. Credit: Darrin Roberts

Land damaged in last week's fire at Carn Brea could take years to recover.

Seven hectares of gorse and heather were lost in the fire, which was started by a disposable barbecue.

The heathland is home to a wide range of wildlife which is at its most active in spring and early summer. Cornwall Council says the damage to their habitat couldn't have come at a worse time.

4-year-old girl recovering well from injuries

A police van outside the house in Whitecross near Polruan last Thursday. Credit: ITV News West Country

A girl from Cornwall is said to be recovering well after suffering serious injuries in an incident in which her father died.

Police found the 40-year-old man's body when they were called to a house in the hamlet of Whitecrossnear near Polruan last Thursday.

The four-year-old girl is being looked after at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

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Man believed to have stabbed four-year-old daughter before killing himself

The young girl was taken to Derriford Hospital with serious internal injuries. Credit: ITV News

A man is believed to have stabbed his four-year-old daughter before turning the knife on himself at a home in the remote Cornish hamlet of Whitecross, near Polruan.

He was found dead by police, who were called to the house last night, and the young girl was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with serious internal injuries. Today it emerged that the man had previously tried to kill his family by deliberately crashing his car.

An investigation has been launched but officers say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

It has emerged that the man tried to kill his family before. Credit: ITV News

Man dead and girl in serious condition after being found at house

A man has died and a young girl is in hospital with serious internal injuries after being found at an address near Fowey.

Officers were called to the property at Whitecross, near Polruan, and found the 40-year-old man dead at the scene. The young girl was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with internal injuries.

Police have told us the two people are known to each other.

An investigation has been launched but officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Hundreds attend funeral of Cornish pagan wizard

Hundreds came to mourn Mr Wilson, better known as Eron the Wizard. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of people dressed as druids, wizards and fairies have turned out for the funeral of a wizard in Cornwall.

63-year-old Ian Wilson was better known as Eron the Wizard. The former builder from Gloucester died from cancer two weeks ago.

He embraced the Wicca religion on moving to Cornwall, and spent his time acting as a 'gate keeper', encouraging others to believe and also offering spiritual support to other cancer sufferers.

Mr Wilson was well-known in the Cornwall pagan community. Credit: ITV News

His daughter Rebecca Spencer organised a traditional Wicca ceremony for his funeral, which is a modern form of Paganism.

I'm not into the Pagan and Wiccan things, he was just a normal Dad to me, you know funny, kind and I could tell him everything, he was like my best friend.

What I've done today is for him, it's not for me, it's what he would have wanted. When he was alive he loved being the centre of attention, so now he's the centre of attention in death. He would be proud I think.

– Rebecca Spencer, Ian Wilson's daughter

The ceremony was presided over by family friend and High Priestess Julia Stoiber who flew in from Austria to perform the ritual which involved casting a circle and blessing it with the elements.

The 63-year-old offered spiritual support to other cancer sufferers. Credit: Family
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