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Looe festival celebrates sustainable fishing

Looe prepares for Festival of the Sea Credit: ITV News

Final preparations are being made in Looe for a festival that celebrates the sustainable fisheries in Cornwall.

The Festival of the Sea takes place on Sunday and hopes to educate people on what fish to eat and why.

There'll be a day of activities including live crabs on show, Crabbing competition, Cooking demonstrations, Mackerel BBQ. The event is suitable for families and is mostly free with a small charge for fishing trips and BBQ mackerel.

Gill Bridges is the Festival Organiser and says they want to educate people about the local fishing industry:


Two sisters jailed for gang attack in Looe

Valena and Chantelle McMillan attacked Jamie Skinner in Looe Credit: ITV News

Two sisters have been jailed for a total of 21 years following a gang attack on a man in Cornwall.

Valena and Chantelle McMillan attacked Jamie Skinner on a night out in Looe last July. Mr Skinner was thrown into a shop window and then punched, kicked and stamped on - his wife was also assaulted.

Man charged with shooting at Millendreath

A woman was shot in the head at a car park in Millendreath in September Credit: ITV News

A 44-year-old man is due before Bodmin Magistrates, charged with attempted murder. It follows the shooting of a 57-year-old woman at a car park in Millendreath in Looe on 28 September. She was left with a serious head injury

Peter Roberts from Millendreath has also been charged with possession of an air weapon when prohibited for five years and possession of ammunition for an air weapon when prohibited for five years.

Man rescued after cliff fall in Looe

A man has been rescued after falling 15m onto rocks at Looe. Fire crews and the line rescue team were called to the scene near Hannaford Lane this morning.

They administered first aid and worked with South West Ambulance, Devon & Cornwall Police, HM Coastguard and the RNLI to transfer the casualty by lifeboat to a beach nearby. He was then taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Elvis impersonator jailed for firearms offences

Derrel Weaver. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

An Elvis impersonator who sparked one of the biggest manhunts in the history of Devon and Cornwall Police has been jailed for five years for firearms offences.

Scores of police officers searched for 60-year-old Derrel Weaver when he went missing from the small holding where he lived at Widegates near Looe in June this year.

The village school was closed as armed officers in military style helmets and bullet proof jackets scoured the fields and woodlands around.

He pleaded guilty to eleven firearms charges.


Thousands of music fans descend on Looe

It's the fourth year running for Looe Festival Credit: ITV News

Thousands of music fans are in Looe this weekend for Cornwall's second largest festival.

Ninety acts, including the Changing Room and the Polperro Fishermen's Choir as well as headliners Squeeze and Frank Turner will be playing.

It's the fourth year running for the festival, which is bigger than ever. The original idea was to help lengthen the tourist season.

The fancy dress theme this year is Celts and Cowboys and it's lovely to see everybody walking around town, having a great time, and really showing Looe at its best and helping our local economy, I think."

– Tanya Brittain, Festival Organiser

Elvis-impersonator in custody on suspicion of firearms offences

Derrel Weaver is now being held for questioning at Launceston Police Station Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A 60-year-old man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences has been released from hospital and is now in police custody.

Dozens of officers were involved in the manhunt for Elvis-impersonator Derrel Weaver, who went missing from his home in Widegates near Looe last week.

He was found and taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment but is now being held at Launceston police station.

Elvis impersonator still in hospital after arrest

A 60 year old man is being treated in hospital in Cornwall after police spent all of yesterday on a man hunt. Derrel Weaver from Widegates was arrested last night on land in the village.

Police had been called after a domestic with fears Mr Weaver could be armed and posed a possible threat to his family.

A local school was closed as a precaution and police spent most of the day searching and talking to Mr Weaver.

He was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences last night and two firearms were seized. Police say he is being medically assessed before they take him to Launceston police station for questioning. Super-Intendant John Green is from Devon & Cornwall Police ...

Man arrested in Widegates and firearms seized

Derrel Weaver in concert Credit: Nick Irving

60 year old Derrel Weaver, Widegates near Looe has been arrested after police spent most of yesterday searching for him. He was found on land in Widegates shortly before 9:30pm and two firearms were seized nearby.

He was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and is currently being treated in hospital. Police say they expect him to be taken into custody at Launceston police station later today. They say he is undergoing a medical assessment as a precaution.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Bickley said: “We would like to thank the public for its support and assistance with this matter.

"We would particularly like to praise the local community in Widegates for its patience and calm in the face of a large police presence throughout the day. We are thankful that this matter has now been brought to a safe conclusion.”

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