In March 2013, a landslip killed 68-year-old Susan Norman. Today, her family finally have some answers as to why the tragedy occurred.Read the full story ›
Cornwall Council has been slammed by a jury following the death of a 68-year-old woman who died when her house was hit by a landslide in Looe.
Susan Norman died when her home was destroyed by earth and rubble during the landslip in March 2013.
Following her inquest, which lasted three weeks, the jury concluded that Cornwall Council:
- Should have known the risk to life
- Did not listen to regular complaints from residents
- Did not respond to an independent report
- Failed to control surface water
An inquest into the death of a woman whose home was hit by a landslide heard an engineer did not foresee a road failure above the propertyRead the full story ›
A neighbour of a woman who died in a landslide has told an inquest that Cornwall Council ignored residents fears over stability in the area.Read the full story ›
The husband of a woman killed in a coach crash in south east Cornwall today told a court that her death had "completely destroyed his life".Read the full story ›
A woman has been given what's been called a 'comprehensive safety briefing' after she had to be rescued three times by the RNLI in just four days.
The incidents happened in Looe last week. She'd been cut off by the tide and after the third occasion, was taken to the lifeboat station for a talk.
The key message there was they had forgotten the tides. They had no real appreciation of the tides and the fact it was coming up in such a direct location.
I'm just trying to get people to look at the tide table and look at the weather check the weather forecast.
The driver of a coach which crashed has been convicted of killing two elderly passengers by dangerous driving and sentenced to five years.Read the full story ›
A jury has been sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a coach driver accused of causing death by dangerous driving.Read the full story ›
The driver of a coach which crashed in Looe killing 2 women has told a court he had problems with the vehicle's brakes before the accident.Read the full story ›
Passengers on a coach which crashed in Cornwall killing two elderly women said they heard the driver shout that its brakes had failed.
The driver Martin Chun is on trial at Truro Crown Court accused of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The coach crashed on a steep bend near Looe in May 2013. Two passengers died, Margaret Luxton and Carol Muldoon.
Statements were read to the court from passengers who said they heard Chun shout that his brakes had failed.
A motorist coming the other way said he saw the coach on his side of the road and thought 'What the hell is going on.'
The trial continues.