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Woman jailed for stealing £100k from Eden Project charity

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A woman who worked at the Eden Project in Cornwall has been jailed for 15 months for stealing more than £100,000 from the charity.

Former employee Sarah Jane Fletcher admitted stealing £107,753 from the eco project based in a St Austell clay pit over a four year period.

She was jailed at Truro Crown Court for stealing the money between April 2012 and February 2016.

Eden from above: watch our amazing GoPro footage

A 90-year-old man from Yeovil has become the oldest man to zip wire over the Eden Project.

Jim Essex, who has recently battled cancer, took up the challenge as part of his fundraising efforts for Yeovil Hospital.

Eden offers the longest and fastest zip wire in the UK, reaching speeds of up to 50mph. We asked Jim to strap a GoPro to his head as he took the 65ft drop.


Lionel Ritchie says 'Hello' to the Eden Sessions

Lionel Richie to play at the Eden Sessions Credit: PA

Lionel Richie is the first star announcement for next year’s Eden Sessions.

The singer-songwriter from Tuskegee Alabama, whose smash hits include Hello, Dancing on the Ceiling and All Night Long, will play at the home of the famous Biomes on Tuesday June 14, 2016, as part of his All The Hits world tour.

This will be Lionel’s first ever headline show in the South West and his first UK show since his legendary performance at Glastonbury.

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