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Inquest to be held into deaths of French fishermen

An inquest is to be held into the deaths of two French fishermen, 11 years after their trawler mysteriously sank off the Lizard in Cornwall.

Relatives have always maintained a submarine pulled the Bugaled Breizh underwater but a legal hearing in France in May dismissed the case. An inquest date has been set for March next year.

The son of one of the crewmen says he has faith in the Cornwall Coroner.

The sun brings everyone out - even the wildlife

This lizard was spotted lapping up the sunshine on a cliff in West Cornwall Credit: James Kitto

There's nothing like a bit of sun this bank holiday weekend to bring us out to soak up a few rays. One of our viewers, James Kitto came across this common lizard basking in the sunshine on a cliff in West Cornwall.

We'd love to see your holiday and weather pics - don't forget to grab your cameras and smart phones along with your sunnies and sun cream. You can email them to or post them on our Facebook page.


Devon woman finds Caribbean lizard in bananas

A woman in Devon says she was left shocked after finding a lizard in a bunch of bananas

Gayle Thorne was unpacking the fruit from a shipment that had arrived at Riverford Organic Farm at Buckfastleigh when she made the discovery.

It's thought the stowaway could have travelled 7000 miles from its home in the Caribbean.

The tiny lizard is now being cared for at Paignton zoo where it'll spend six months in quarantine before being released into the Tropical House.

35 'significant' cliff falls in Cornwall since November 2012

The falls follow an unprecedented period of wet weather in Cornwall, and the county council is urging walkers to take extra care. There are currently 18 footpath closures on the South West Coast Path alone, and many may still be closed during the holiday season.

The area from Lizard to the Tamar is the most badly affected.

Council staff can't recall a more challenging time for the management of beaches or the footpath network across Cornwall.

– David Attwell, Principal Countryside Officer, Cornwall Council

Verdict of accidental death

A verdict of accidental death has been recorded after a holidaymaker fell down a cliff at the Lizard as he tried to take a photo.

54 year old Harry McCabe was found at the bottom of cliffs at Mullion Cove last May. His family saw the entire accident happen.

His widow Samantha told an inquest in Truro today there were no barriers where her husband fell. She has called for safety measures to be introduced.