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Fern Britton says 'Cornwall feeds my soul"

Fern Britton launches her latest novel based in Cornwall Credit: ITV News West Country

TV star Fern Britton has been visiting Padstow to launch her latest novel.

The former This Morning presenter has written a series of books based around the fictional villages of Trevay and Pendruggan.

She says Padstow and St Dominick were the real life inspiration for her latest novel A Seaside Affair.

Much of her writing has been done on visits to the county, where she has a holiday home.

Fern told ITV News that the county "feeds her soul".

Fern said "I'm a Cornish woman who was born in London. I just love this place, I always feel better when I'm here."

Fern Britton grew up holidaying in Cornwall with her family. Later she moved to the Tamar Valley when she started her broadcasting career as a newsreader at ITV Westcountry's predecessor Westward Television in March 1980.

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Bid for better hospital treatment for Parkinson's patients

The family of a man from Cornwall who had Parkinson's disease have criticised staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro saying they didn't give him the correct medication. They claim John Rogers' symptoms got worse while in their care.

It comes on the day a report has been published, showing 4 in 10 sufferers admitted to hospital are regularly denied medication. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has this report..

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Four arrests over Camborne death

Police in Cornwall have begun an murder investigation following the sudden death of a man in Camborne.

They say they have arrested four people over the incident.

The body of 63 year old Terry Oldham was found in a home on Dolcoath Road on 1st April after paramedics were called to reports of a sudden death.

Four people have been arrested in suspicion of the murder of Terry Oldham.

The suspects are three men and one woman, all from the local area.

All remain in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 103 of 1st April.

– Detective Inspector Nassaris, Major Crime Investigation Unit, Devon & Cornwall Police

Cornish family calls for better hospital care for Parkinson's sufferers

The family of a man from Cornwall who had Parkinson's disease have joined a national campaign for sufferers to get better treatment in hospitals.

John Rogers from Redruth had the illness for twenty years. It's claimed he was denied regular access to medication while in hospital in Truro.

His daughter Marion Rogers says they're unhappy at how he was treated:-

Family of Parkinson's Disease sufferer join campaign

John Rogers suffered from Parkinson's disease for 20 years Credit: Family

The family of a man from Redruth who had Parkinson's disease have joined a national campaign for sufferers to get better treatment in hospitals.

John Rogers suffered from the illness for 20 years. It's claimed he was denied regular access to medication while in hospital in Truro.

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