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Gerbil in a bad way after being dumped with bins

This gerbil is very poorly indeed and its companion died after being dumped in Newquay Credit: RSPCA

Animal welfare officers in Cornwall are caring for a gerbil which they describe as 'barely alive' after being left out with the rubbish.

A man found a cage in a bin shelter on Mayfield Road in Newquay yesterday, 11 October. Two gerbils were inside, one barely alive and the other sadly already dead. There was no food or water with the animals.

The survivor is very skinny and unwell.

RSPCA wants to hear from anyone who recognises the pets or who knows what happened.

  • Anyone with information can ring the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.


Man rescued after falling from cliff in Cornwall

The RNLI inshore lifeboat back at base at Newquay after the shout Credit: RNLI/Newquay

Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called-out at early on Sunday (18 September) to assist police, Newquay and Padstow coastguard teams, ambulance service and the Coastguard rescue helicopter, after a man fell from cliffs at Whipsiderry.

With high tide approaching, the RNLI crew on the charity's D class inshore lifeboat stood-by in case any of the other emergency teams were cut off by the rising spring tide whilst they worked to treat the man and evacuate him from the shore.

The man in his 20s was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital by the Coastguard rescue helicopter.

Craig David says sorry for missing Boardmasters set

Craig David has apologised to his fans for missing his slot at Newquay's Boardmasters, after his flight to Cornwall was cancelled.

The popstar, who was due to perform at the festival on Saturday night, said he was 'gutted' to miss it, adding that it was the first gig he had missed in 15 years.


Forensic examination begins after human remains discovered

Police say it may take some time for forensic examination to identify the remains. Credit: PA

Police are investigating after human remains were found in Cornwall.

Officers were called to the area of Tregurrian, Newquay on August 11 - an investigation is underway to confirm the identity of the deceased and establish the circumstances of the death.

Police say it may take some time for forensic examination to establish the identity.

The next of kin of Chad Gibson, who has been missing from Newquay since December 2015 have been informed of the discovery.

If anyone has any information that may assist in the investigation, please contact police:

  • email
  • call 101, quoting log 680 of 11 August 2016

Angler dies after being pulled from the sea off Newquay

The alarm was raised when the angler didn't come back to camp Credit: ITV News

An angler on holiday in Cornwall has died after being pulled from the sea.

His family raised the alarm after he failed to return to his campsite on Thursday evening. Just after midnight an RNLI lifeboat pulled him from the water near Newquay.

Newquay's two inshore lifeboats were launched and the RNLI crews searched the coast between Porth Joke and Crantock, alongside the Coastguard rescue helicopter, police and coastguard rescue team.


He was flown by coastguard helicopter to a Truro hospital where he later died.

His family has been told and police are investigating.

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