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Numerous call outs for Falmouth lifeboat

Falmouth's Lifeboat has been called out six times in 9 days Credit: ITV News

The RNLI says it's still having to respond to numerous call outs - despite the holiday season coming to end.

Falmouth's Lifeboat has reported it has been called out on six occasions in the last nine days - with shouts ranging from searching for a missing person to towing yachts to safety.

Tall Ships bring £8.5m to Cornish economy

Spectacular: the Tall Ships event at Falmouth Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/

The organisers of this year's Tall Ships Regatta say the event is thought to have brought in around £8.5m to the Cornish economy. More than 70,000 people visited the Regatta site at Falmouth Docks during the first three days and over 100,000 people took to the water on boats.


Organisers of Falmouth's Tall Ships regatta look at benefit to Cornwall

Organisers of Falmouth's Tall Ships regatta look at benefit to Cornwall Credit: ITV News West Country

Organisers of the Tall Ships regatta in Falmouth are working out how much the event benefitted Cornwall. More than 200,000 people are thought to have visited the event over the past four days, which ended in yesterday's spectacular parade of sail involving 44 vessels.

I think that's the largest florilla I've ever seen and I've done a number of these events in the past that have been well attended but I think we certainly broke all records with the number of leisure craft that were joining in.

– Mark Sansom, Falmouth Harbourmaster

Falmouth traders preparing for busiest trading ever

The Tall Ships bring £6k to the Falmouth economy Credit: ITV News West Country

Hosting the Tall Ships brings a massive boost to Falmouth, worth £6,000,000 to the local economy. Hotels and B&B's have been booked up for months in advance. Many are expecting their busiest trading period ever, as thousands flock to the town to catch a glimpse of those majestic ships.

Falmouth is expecting its biggest trading period ever. Credit: ITV News West Country

"We've been booked up for a couple of months now and really Falmouth is full throughout this festival which is fantastic news for all the hoteliers, all the shopkeepers, all the restauranteurs."

– Nigel Carpenter, St Michael's Hotel & Spa

Richard Gates is Falmouth's Town Manager...

Tall Ships Regatta begins in Falmouth

Tall ships come to Falmouth Credit: ITV West Country

Some of the world's most beautiful sailing vessels are gathered in Falmouth tonight for the Tall Ships Regatta.

More than 200,000 people are expected to visit over the next four days, bringing a £12 million boost to the local economy. It's the first time since 2008 that the event's come to Cornwall.


Woman airlifted to hospital after allergic reaction to weever fish sting

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering an allergic reaction to a weever fish sting at a beach in Cornwall.

The 20 year old woman collapsed after stepping onto the venomous spikes of the animal whilst paddling at Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth this weekend. She was then was airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital. Although the animals are common in the area, allergic reactions to it are rare.

Grandmother injured by sign says she's disappointed there will be no prosecution

A grandmother has been speaking of the moment she was almost killed by a falling shop sign. 79-year-old Patricia Tutton was shopping in Falmouth when a sign weighing four stone knocked her to the ground, causing numerous injuries.

She's says she's disappointed that the sign fitter has avoided prosecution. Kathy Wardle reports:

Pensioner describes 'horrendous' sign ordeal

It was horrendous, it really was, and when my daughter came straight to the hospital, she couldn't come in the ward; she just saw a glimpse of me and she just broke down. [...] I'm really quite angry about it all. I think it's taken unnecessary time and we're still getting all the correspondence. It's still ongoing, I'll just be glad now when it's all just finished."

– Patricia Tutton
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