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The Giant Poppy Run: where will they be?

The RBL's Giant Poppy Run kicked off today. Here is their planned route and arrival/departure times for Saturday (timings approximate)

  • — St Blazeyvia Summercourt/A30 — 08:45
  • 09:52 — Camborne Square —10:37
  • 11:00 — Helston Tesco —12:30
  • 12:53 — Sithians Village —13:53
  • 14:05 — Penryn ASDA —14:35
  • 14:55 — Truro Piazza —15:25

369 jobs to go at Cornwall Council

The Chief Executive of Cornwall Council, Andrew Kerr wrote to tell staff of the job losses today. Credit: ITV West Country

EXCLUSIVE: ITV West Country can reveal that nearly four hundred jobs are to go at Cornwall Council.

369 posts will be lost, 280 of them compulsory.

The council wants to make the savings by the end of next March.

Staff and unions have been told the news this morning in a letter from the council's chief executive Andrew Kerr.

Mr Kerr says in a letter to staff that the cuts will save £31 million.


'The memory of the fallen and the future of the living'

Members of Cornwall's Royal British Legion at a previous parade. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Royal British Legion in Cornwall launches its annual poppy appeal today.

Some of its members will be transporting a six feet high poppy around the county over the next couple of days as they look to reach a fundraising target of £500,000.

Royal Navy crew to receive award for heroic rescue

"Le Sillon" was wrecked off Trevose Head near Padstow in February. Credit: ITV News West Country

A team of Royal Navy aircrew will receive one of the world's premier aviation accolades today for their part in a heroic rescue off the Cornish coast.

The four aircrew will be presented with The Prince Philip Helicopter Award for the "Le Sillon" rescue.

The Culdrose based crew airlifted five Frenchman to safety during the storms that hit the cornish coast in February.

The boat was wrecked off Trevose Head near Padstow.


Elvis impersonator jailed for firearms offences

Derrel Weaver. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

An Elvis impersonator who sparked one of the biggest manhunts in the history of Devon and Cornwall Police has been jailed for five years for firearms offences.

Scores of police officers searched for 60-year-old Derrel Weaver when he went missing from the small holding where he lived at Widegates near Looe in June this year.

The village school was closed as armed officers in military style helmets and bullet proof jackets scoured the fields and woodlands around.

He pleaded guilty to eleven firearms charges.

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A peek behind the scenes at ITV News West Country

Young people have dropped into the ITV News West Country studios to find out about working in the media and to see what goes on behind the scenes in a busy newsroom.

It's all part of the CDN Open Day, organised by the Creative Diversity Network, to inspire more young people to pursue a career in journalism.

Our presenters Ian and Kylie give an introductory talk about life in the newsroom Credit: ITV News
The young visitors listening out for some tips about how to get ahead in broadcasting Credit: ITV News
Ian and Kylie meet some of the would-be media stars Credit: ITV News
Taking time out to scour the newspapers for that all-important headline story Credit: ITV News
Getting miked up for their starring role Credit: ITV News
The would-be journalists get a presenter's eye view of the studio Credit: ITV News
Getting a bit too comfortable in the studio Credit: ITV News
Sharlette tries her hand at presenting the weather Credit: ITV News
She has quite a critical audience - including our presenter Kylie and our weathermen Bob and Alex Credit: ITV News
The green screen is translated to the weather map on telly Credit: ITV News
Trying some camerawork - this is the car park roof where we film our weather reports Credit: ITV News
Another visitor to our newsroom today - Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer was being interviewed for a story tonight Credit: ITV News
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