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A38 in Cornwall closed after a 76 tonne crane crashes off carriageway

The A38 remains closed after a 76 tonne lorry crashed off the road Credit: ITV News

The A38 near Trerulefoot is closed after an accident involving a 76 tonne crane.

The huge vehicle fell off the side of the road earlier this morning near a busy roundabout. Emergency crews are currently recovering the machine and diversions are in place. No one was seriously injured.

The A38 is closed both directions between Liskeard and Trerulefoot Roundabout and it is expected to remain closed until around 3pm. Diversions are in place.

Charity busker "devastated" over Facebook row

Charity busker Credit: ITV News

A 10 year old busker who has raised over £34,000 for the Children's Hospice South West has had her fundraising Facebook page shut down, because she's too young to use the site.

Violinist Madison Glinski started playing in the street in St Ives and Truro when she was nine.

Her Facebook page was used to chart her fundraising and had over 100,000 page views, along with videos and messages of thanks from families who use the Little Harbour hospice in Cornwall.

But because she is under Facebook's age 13 restriction, the page has been closed down, despite pleas from mum Teressa who was updating the page on her daughters behalf.

We woke up to find our account had been blocked and communications from Facebook wanted clarification of Madison's date of birth. I explained to them our operations on Facebook and I completely agree with their age rules. All we really wanted was her community page saved, and I asked many many times for them to allow me to go back and be an administrator but they weren't going to allow that.

– Teressa Glinski

It means Madison has lost her online photos, videos and messages charting her fundraising since last August.

"It makes me feel very upset and devastated really and I feel a bit robbed, they were all my photos and everything."

– Madison Glinski

Facebook has told the family it was acting in accordance with the sites rules.

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'Accident waiting to happen' says airfield owner on new turbine

Pilots have taken their protest to the skies with a 'Save St Merryn Airfield' banner Credit: ITV News

The owner of a Cornwall airfield says that a wind turbine being put up nearby, is an aviation accident waiting to happen.

Pilots have taken their protest to the skies with a 'Save St Merryn Airfield' banner.

They say the 54 metre turbine is too close to the runway and in their view did not go through the planning process fairly.

Jo Partridge, Part-Owner of St Merryn Airfield Credit: ITV News

Putting a turbine in that position without a risk assessment is an accident waiting to happen. And it seems until there's a fatality, turbines will continue to be allowed to be put up in the path of low flying aircraft.

– Jo Partridge, Part-Owner of St Merryn Airfield

The company building the turbine, AG Renewables, have so far been unavailable for comment.

Airfield owner says new wind turbines are a hazard

The turbines are currently under construction Credit: ITV News West Country

The owner of a Cornwall airfield says that a wind turbine being put up nearby, is an aviation accident waiting to happen.

Pilots who oppose the building of the 54 metre tall turbine, have taken their protest to the skies with a 'Save St Merryn Airfield' banner.

They believe the turbine which is being built around 1km from the runway is too close and could put pilots' lives in danger.

Hope for Falmouth war veteran denied housing

A war veteran from Falmouth and his family, who were denied social housing, are having their case reviewed - following pressure from forces charities.

Father-of-four Jamie Streets had to leave the army and couldn't work due to a brain tumour. His family were turned down as they were classed as having made themselves homeless.

Kathy Wardle has been to meet them.

We asked the Prime Minister what the government is doing to help Mr Streets. Here is his response:

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Prime Minister backs war veteran's case

The Streets family are living in temporary accommodation while their case is reviewed Credit: ITV News

A war veteran from Falmouth and his family, who were denied social housing, are having their case reviewed - following pressure from forces charities.

Father-of-four Jamie Streets had to leave the army and couldn't work due to a brain tumour. His family were turned down as they were classed as having made themselves homeless.

We asked the Prime Minister to comment and this is what he had to say:

The local MP Sarah Newton has quite rightly stepped in and has raised this case with the local Cornwall Council and they are now thinking again about whether they can provide a long term housing solution for Mr Streets and his family which I'm sure is the right thing to do.

So let's hope that the local council has a good look at this and think about how to make some special arrangements in this vital case.

– David Cameron, Prime Minister

Hope for war veteran in housing crisis

Jamie and Charmaine are currently living in temporary housing provided Cornwall Council Credit: ITV News

A former soldier who served in Afghanistan and Kosovo has appealed to Cornwall Council after his family were denied social housing.

Jamie Streets, his wife Charmaine and their four children had to leave their private rented accommodation as they could no longer afford the rent.When they applied for a council house they were declined as they were classed as having made themselves voluntarily homeless.

Mr Streets was injured in a fall from a horse whilst serving in the Household Cavalry, and was subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumour. He is still recovering from the illness and has been unable to work.

The family is currently living in a temporary house provided by Cornwall Council, but received a letter giving them 28 days to find an alternative.

Cornwall Housing applies Cornwall Council’s housing allocations policy which fully takes into account the homelessness legislation and provisions relating to Armed Forces Veterans which have been introduced by the Government in relation to housing.

To be fair to all others who apply to the Council for housing as a result of becoming homeless, we have to apply strict criteria as set out in housing legislation to make a judgement on whether or not we have a duty to house them and judge each case accordingly.

– Statement from Cornwall Council

Mr Streets' case has since attracted support from the public across social media.

Following a meeting with Cornwall Council the authority has agreed to review the case. The family hope to find out if they will be rehoused within the next week.

Police praise bravery of local heroes

Two runners waded into the water to rescue the man Credit: ITV News

Police have praised the bravery of two people who went into the water to save a man who jumped off the Tamar Bridge last night.

Despite officers attempting to negotiate with the man, the 24-year-old man jumped into the freezing waters.

Fortunately nearby runners waded into the water to rescue the man, keeping him afloat until help arrived.

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