Hook, Line and Drinker!

The fish in Falmouth Aquarium have been flailing in the summer heat. But help has come from an unlikely source...

Ainslie retires from Olympic sailing

Four-time Olympic gold medal winner Ben Ainslie, who grew up in Cornwall, has announced his retirement from Olympic sailing.

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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.

Transat Jacques Vabre race delayed

Transat Jacques Vabre race delayed Credit: ITV News West Country

A Falmouth sailor will have to wait until Monday now to start his quest to win the Transat Jacques Vabre race. Sam Goodchild is preparing for the transatlantic race to Costa Rica which has been delayed until 14:15pm Monday.


Equipment seized in noise nuisance case

Sound equipment seized in raid in Falmouth Credit: Cornwall County Council

Sound equipment has been seized from a property in Falmouth by Cornwall Council’s Public Health and Protection team after neighbours complained of being continually disturbed by loud music.

Council Officers, working with the Police, entered an address in Killigrew Street, Falmouth on 11 October 2013.

A Noise Abatement Notice had previously been served on the occupier of the premises on 4 October 2013 following evidence of loud music causing a disturbance to neighbouring residents.

Despite previous warnings after the noise abatement notice was served, the occupants of the property continued to cause unreasonable disturbance to their neighbours, leading to the Council taking formal action.

Following the breach of the legal notice, a warrant was obtained and the property was entered and noise making equipment removed. The equipment removed included a large television, surround sound system, stereo system and speakers.

The removed equipment will be retained by the Public Health & Protection department for a minimum of 28 days and Cornwall Council also has the option to prosecute the offender which could result in a fine of up to £5,000.

The Noise Abatement Notice will remain in force ensuring that any new equipment brought into the property can be dealt with in the same manner should the need arise.

“Excessive noise which affects neighbours and the local community amounts to anti social behaviour and will not be tolerated.” said Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Homes and Communities.

“Our Environmental Protection Officers will continue to monitor and seize equipment whenever necessary to crack down on this sort of unreasonable behaviour.”

Winter arrives early in Falmouth!

Heavy rain caused flash flooding across Cornwall today. There were difficult driving conditions on parts of the A30, and the A39 in Falmouth. A yellow weather warning remains in place this evening.

It wasn't just rain that fell from the skies. Viewer Tommy Matthews sent us this video of his street in Falmouth covered in an inch of hail:

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