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Body of Cornish army pilot repatriated

The body of of a Cornish army helicopter pilot killed in an Afghanistan crash has been repatriated this afternoon.

Corporal James Walters from Leedstown near Hayle died along with four other soldiers in the crash a week ago. The MoD says the crash appeared to be a 'tragic accident', though an investigation has been launched.

Relatives looked on as the flight carrying all five bodies arrived at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

9 arrested in drug raids in Hayle

Nine people have been arrested after drug raids in Cornwall. Fifty four police staff were involved in raids across Hayle yesterday morning as part of an operation to stop the supply of Class A drugs. Suspected Class A drugs and money was seized from the properties.

Four people from Hayle were charged with unlawfully supplying Class A drugs. David Johns aged 44 years, Terence Foyle aged 36 years, Stephen Jose aged 39 years and Paula Matthews aged 39 years are due before Cornwall Magistrates this morning.

A fifth person was also charged with supplying a Class A controlled drug and was released on bail to also appear before Cornwall Magistrates Court this morning.

Four other people were released on police bail pending further enquires.


Petition launched to prevent bus route closure

Hundreds of thousands of signatures are needed to force a debate. Credit: ITV News Westcountry

An online petition has been set up to protest against the closure of bus routes in West Cornwall.

Western Greyhound says it won't run any services in the Penzance and Hayle areas from the beginning of November.

100,000 signatures are needed to force a Parliamentary debate.

Boxing academy for children opens in Hayle

A new boxing academy opens in Hayle today. The sport has seen and increase in numbers since the success of amateur boxing in the 2012 Olympics.

Hayle Boxing Academy officially opens at Hayle Community School today to offer training for children. Organisers are hoping other schools will take part in the sport in the future.


Funeral of Cornish photographer and surfer

It's believed that Jacob Cockle drowned while filming a whirlpool Credit: Pasty Adventures

The funeral of a Cornish surfer who drowned in the Hayle Estuary last month takes place today.

Jacob Cockle died while apparently filming a whirlpool in Carnsew Pool. The area is notorious for the torrents of water, and the 28-year-old had filmed them before. His funeral will take place at St Mary's Church in Penzance.

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