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Dolphins swim yards from holidaymakers on Cornish beach

Dolphin in Gwithian Bay, Cornwall
Dolphin in Gwithian Bay, Cornwall

Three dolphins were spotted swimming close to the shore on a beach in North Cornwall.

Holidaymakers looked on as the dolphins leaped out of the water just yards from the shore in Gwithian Bay.

Dolphins encouraged away from tourists by coastguards and helicpoter
Dolphins encouraged away from tourists by coastguards and helicpoter

Coastguards eventually coaxed the dolphins away from tourists on the beach with the help of a helicopter.

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This July among the top ten sunniest on record

Porthcurnick Beach in Cornwall.
Porthcurnick Beach in Cornwall. Credit: David Davies/PA

This July is set to finish amongst the top ten warmest and sunniest in records dating back to 1910, according to early Met Office statistics.

Figures so far show the national average temperature to be 16.3C, which is 1.2C above the average.

The highest temperature recorded in the South West was in West Chivenor, when the temperature reached 28.0C on 25th July.

Two hospitalised from same Devon care home due to heat

Elderly warned to drink more in the heat
Elderly warned to drink more in the heat Credit: Bluebird Care

The warm weather of the last few weeks has been welcomed by many - but not by all. GP surgeries and hospitals are reporting an increase in pensioners visiting them with heat related illnesses.

In the last week alone two women were hospitalised from the same care home in Budleigh Salterton. Now we're all being asked to keep an eye on elderly members of our communities who are most in danger of suffering because of the heat.

Middle-aged drinkers twice as likely to develop memory problems

Middle-aged drinkers are twice as likely to develop memory problems
Middle-aged drinkers are twice as likely to develop memory problems Credit: Johnny Green/PA

According to Exeter University research, middle-aged people who drink heavily are twice as likely to suffer from memory loss later in life.

The study found that those with a history of problem drinking have a higher risk of developing dementia and other severe memory problems.

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Two people and a dog killed in Weymouth traffic crash

Two people and a dog have died after a traffic collision in Weymouth yesterday. Emergency services including the Dorset and Somerset helicopter were called shortly after 5pm to the A354 Weymouth Way (Chafeys Roundabout), where a female pedestrian and motorcyclist had been in a collision.

Both people died at the scene. The pedestrian's dog was also killed. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

This is the second fatal accident at this spot in the town. Back in 2012 a young child was killed after a collision with a motorbike.

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