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Idris Elba to play at Boardmasters festival

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Award-winning actor Idris Elba will be coming to Cornwall this summer.

The Luther and Jungle Book star will be taking his musical talents to the surf and music festival, Boardmasters, in August.

Although he may be better known for his on-screen roles, Elba is also a musician, who has previously performed at Glastonbury.

He will appear alongside MC Wretch-32, DJ Shadow and up-and-coming star, Raye.


Cow rescued after becoming trapped on cliff face

The cow being winched to safety.

A cow was winched to safety over the weekend after it became trapped on a cliff face near Polzeath.

Fire crews, coastguard and search & rescue teams were called to rocks near The Rumps on Saturday, but were forced to delay their rescue attempt after the cow swam to a more awkward position.

They returned on Sunday morning and managed to attach a harness to the cow, winching it back to the top of the cliff.

Richard Pitman, from the RNLI, said “It was a great example of multi-agency working and we are delighted it was a successful outcome”.


Man killed in dumper truck incident

A man has been killed in a dumper truck incident in Whitsand Bay in Cornwall.

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The incident happened in Military Road near Tregonhawke Cliff and Freathy beach around lunchtime on 4 March.

Two air ambulances joined paramedics and fire crews at the scene.

The man, who has not yet been named, is thought to have been working in the area.

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