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Cornwall rail to receive multi-million pound package

Cornwall to receive multi-million pound package for rail Credit: ITV News West Country

David Cameron will announce today that Cornwall will receive a multi-million pound package to improve the railway service.

It's hoped the 146.6 million pound deal will provide a faster rail service, lift the local economy and create new jobs.

It's estimated that nearly seven million passengers use the rail network in Cornwall every year, with passenger numbers growing twice as fast as the national average.

PM agrees to discuss financial aid to Cornwall

The Prime Minister has agreed to discuss financial aid to Cornwall following the winter's storm damage. Cornwall Council recently complained about delays in reeiving £21 million to repair sea defences, from a fund being administered by the Environment Agency

During today's Prime Minister's Questions Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay Stephen Gilbert asked the Prime Minister for more short term help to address the damage caused by the winter storms.

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PM facing many questions in Dawlish

Flooding is not the only issue David Cameron faces in Dawlish Credit: ITV news West Country

David Cameron arrived at Dawlish Station a little earlier to see the damage to the railway. He's also meeting local business leaders who are worried about the impact the news about the town will have on the Half term and Easter holiday trade.

An anti HS2 protestor also made her point as he drove past.

There are fears the weather will have on holiday and Easter trade Credit: ITV news West Country

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PM meets volunteers in Dawlish

Anne Marie Morris the MP for Teignbridge has tweeted this photo of David Cameron meeting volunteers in Dawlish. The Prime Minister is spending a second day in the region hearing from those worst affected by the floods.

PM spends second day in the South West

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In Dawlish to see how Network Rail are rebuilding the track wrecked by recent storms. http://t.co/mpoX3brZdt

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The Prime Minister David Cameron is spending a second day in the South West. He'll continue to visit parts of the region worst affected by the floods, as more bad weather is forecast.

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