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South West has most skin cancer cases

Julie Anne Parnwell died within weeks of being diagnosed with skin cancer Credit: Family

Skin cancer rates are now five times higher than in the 1970s, according to Cancer Research UK and the South West has the most cases of all.

Jenny Parnwell from Fowey lost her daughter Julie Anne to the disease within weeks of her diagnosis. She now wants to make others more aware of the dangers.

Fowey Festival gets underway

Fowey Festival gets underway Credit: ITV News West Country

The Fowey Festival has opened this weekend with events taking place across the town for the first time. The event - previously known as the Daphne Du Maurier Festival - will run over the next week.

It's a celebration of words and music. This year's festival will see events taking place in community buildings such as the town hall due to funding changes.

This year's highlights include a 'wind in the willows' river cruise and a Michael Caines talk and lunch.

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