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Body found in Looe

A man's body has been discovered by coastguards in Looe.

It happened this morning at Talland Bay.

He's not been formally identified, but the family of Michael 'John' Sanders, who's been missing from his home in Polperro, has been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.


Centre of Looe evacuated following flooding

In Looe, there was flooding on the main street near the lifeboat station and the centre of the town was evacuated yesteday evening. Strong winds will again cause problems at high tide today all along the south coast. The wind has also brought down trees blocking several roads.

In Dawlish - two people trapped in their car near the sea front at marine parade had to be rescued by the Fire service

Girl approached by suspicious driver

Police in Cornwall are appealing for witnesses after a van driver approached a 10-year-old girl on her way home from school in Looe on Monday 9 December. It happened on Pendrim Road near the junction of Elm Tree Road at around 3.10 yesterday afternoon.

The schoolgirl was beckoned over towards a grey transit-sized van. She walked away and the driver beckoned her over again. The girl then ran off. The van is believed to have driven off in the direction of Barbican Road.

The driver was described as being a white man in his early 40s with thinning grey hair.


House in Looe, Cornwall cleared 7 months after landslide

House in Looe cleared 7 months after landslide Credit: ITV News West Country

The children of a victim of the Looe landslide in March say they're relieved that their mother's house will be cleared, seven months after she died. Susan Norman's house on Sandplace Road has been left untouched, with her possessions on full view.

The council will start work to clear the site today. It's expected to take up to 6 weeks. Traffic may also be disrupted as skips will be placed on the road.

Thousands expected for Looe's music festival

Around 10,000 people are expected to visit Looe this weekend for the town's music festival.

The event brings in more than a million pounds to the local economy - hotels, restaurants and pubs are all reporting record numbers.

So just how important is it for the town? Francesca Carpenter reports:

Road could be partially re-opened by the Summer

We appreciate that the ongoing closure of St Martin’s Road is causing problems for many local residents and businesses and are committed to reopening the road as quickly as possible.

Our engineers have been working to draw up a scheme which will enable us to partially re open the road before the main summer season gets underway. We are now waiting for the affected residents, the police and Health and Safety Executive to give us the formal go ahead to start the work."

– Paul Masters, Interim Chief Executive, Cornwall Council

Scheme announced to stabilise landslip in Looe

The landslip in St Martin's Road, Looe Credit: ITV News West Country

The landslip happened in December 2012, closing one of the main roads into the town.

This scheme to repair the damage and open the road will require the consent of the affected property owners, Devon and Cornwall Police, and the Health and Safety Executive.

If agreement can be reached by the end of this week, work on the first phase to stabilise this stretch of road using concrete piling could begin on Monday 20th May.

This is expected to take between eight to ten weeks to complete, with the road then re-opening to traffic under traffic light control before the start of the main school summer holidays in July.

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