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Falmouth academic's film nominated for a BAFTA

A scene from the BAFTA nominated film Island Queen Credit: Falmouth University

A short film produced by a Falmouth University academic has been nominated for a BAFTA.

Island Queen was shot over three days around Falmouth, with students and staff from the University helping out during its production.

Emma Hughes, who's head of Fashion Photography, has already seen the film win awards at the Barcelona and European film festivals.

TRAINS: Reduced service between Falmouth and Truro

There's a reduced service on First Great Western trains between Falmouth Docks and Truro due to staff shortages.

Tickets are being accepted on First Devon and Cornwall bus services. Fewer trains are running with some trains being cancelled and replaced by buses.

Buses will replace all trains after 8pm tonight. Tickets accepted on bus route 88.


Piranhas in Falmouth

Students at Falmouth Marine School are hoping to breed piranhas, one of the most fearsome fish in existence.

They've spent the past year looking after a shoal of piranhas in a tank at the school which has been adapted to mimic their natural surroundings in the Amazon.

They had to be moved from another tank where they were held in quarantine.

There are plans to breed piranhas at a college in Cornwall. Credit: ITV News West Country

Fisherman rescued from sea by Lizard lifeboat

A fisherman has been flown to hospital after been rescued from the sea off the Cornish coast.

Falmouth coastguards received a distress call around 7pm. A man had fallen from his 13ft boat. The Lizard lifeboat and a Triad survey vessel were launched.

Crews located the man in the water wearing an inflated lifejacket. He was flown by helicopter to the Royal Cornwall Hospital. His condition is unknown.

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