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Dan Rogerson to visit Newlyn

Cornish MP Dan Rogerson will visit Newlyn later Credit: ITV News

The Cornish MP and Environment Minister Dan Rogerson is due to visit businesses in Newlyn affected by flooding.

The town in Cornwall was badly inundated when water swept through in February. People who were affected can now apply for up to £5,000 from the Government to repair the damage.

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Fishermen stuck in port for 10 weeks

Fishermen stuck in port for 10 weeks Credit: ITV News West Country

An appeal has been launched to help fishermen whose livelihoods are being affected by the storms.

Much of the fleet at Newlyn have been unable to put to sea for up to 10 weeks.

The Mission to Seafarers in Newlyn is starting a fundraising appeal online to offer emergency grants to the worst affected.

Rough seas and gusts of up to 90mph are making it too dangerous to leave port.

Robert Broderick, Crab Fisherman; "I've been fishing for 30 years and I've never known it as bad as this. I've seen bigger storms but not for such a long period where you can't get out."

At sea with the crabbers

One of the main events taking place this bank holiday weekend is the Newlyn Fish Festival in West Cornwall.

The centrepiece will be the crabber Emma Louise. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy and cameraman Kevin Blanks spent a day and night onboard, to see her in action at sea:

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'Ship shape' for Newlyn Fish Festival

One of the highlights of the Bank Holiday weekend will be the Newlyn Fish Festival on Monday.

The crabber Emma Louise will be one of the main attractions.

It will demonstrate how it works at sea; hauling in hundreds of pots.

The skipper Mario Perry has been a crab fisherman for twenty five years:

Businesses hit by flash flooding

Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in Cornwall and Devon overnight.

One of the worst hit areas is Newlyn in west Cornwall where up to fifteen businesses were affected by flood water.

Several businesses have been affected Credit: ITV News West Country

Emergency services dealt with more than fifty call outs overnight. Two drivers were rescued from their cars in separate parts of Plymouth.

Nearly 20 flood warnings have been issued by the Environment agency. Find out if you're affected.

The environment agency has issued 18 flood warnings Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornish fisherman's appeal fails

A Cornish fisherman who attacked a man who later died has lost his appeal against a murder conviction.

Neville Dunn was left in a coma after the assault in Penzance in 2007 and died nearly two years later Credit: Family

Brian Harrison from Newlyn had been jailed for GBH but was then tried for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Appeal court rejected his claim that evidence of his original conviction should not have been admitted.

Brian Harrison will have to serve a minimum of 16 years in jail Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Newlyn fisherman loses murder appeal

A Cornish fisherman who attacked another man who later died has lost his appeal against his conviction for murder. Brian Harrison attacked Neville Dunn with his fists and feet in Penzance in December 2007, causing a devastating brain injury. Harrison was convicted of GBH and sent to prison.

Mr Dunn died from his injuries in October 2009. In March this year, Harrison, from Newlyn, was found guilty of the killing. Harrison appealed, claiming that evidence of the GBH conviction should not have gone before the murder jury, but the Court of Appeal rejected the claim.

The judges also refused to allow Harrison to appeal against the original GBH conviction and upheld the 16-year-minimum term he must serve.

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