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Thousands watched Snoop Dogg at the Boardmasters

Thousands watched Snoop Dogg at the Boardmasters festival
Thousands watched Snoop Dogg at the Boardmasters festival Credit: Boardmasters

Thousands of people watched Snoop Dogg perform at Cornwall's largest surf festival last night. Huge crowds are expected on the final day of the Boardmasters today, with BRIT Award winner's Bastille headlining the music site.

Speaking last night surf commentator Nick Williams gave us a round up of the day's action and what we can expect for the final day.

"Boardmasters day 4 saw another great day at Fistral beach where we completed the Animal Pro Junior competition in the waves. St Ives ripper Harry De Roth took the win closely followed by Angus Scotney. We also saw the Grom Masters U16s Final with Harry DeRoth this time coming 2nd and Angus Scotney nipping him to 1st. We ran the SunGod Women¹s Open all the way through the semi-finals and expect a great clash in tomorrow's final. We managed tohost the Urban Beach Air Show with Luis Eyre taking the win in the smaller tide and a great way to finish the day at the beach. We're expecting more surf in for tomorrow and begin with the Davidoff Cool Water Men¹s Longboard Pro and Men¹s Open from 10am. We'll also be hosting the SunGod Women¹s Open Finals, Longboard and Men¹s Open Finals presentations in the afternoon.

– Nick Williams, Surf commentator


Sun shines for Polo on the Beach

The setting was beautiful for the 8th Polo on the Beach competiton Credit: ITV News West Country

Huge crowds have spent the weekend at Watergate Bay in Newquay, cheering on the teams competing in Polo on the Beach.

Now in its eighth year, the free event has grown to three matches over the weekend featuring some of the world's best players.

Crowds turned out to enjoy the sunshine and polo Credit: ITV News West Country

The highlight of the weekend was of course the match between Cornwall and the Rest of the World.

Mystery surrounds Newquay death

Mystery surrounds the death of a 53-year-old woman who was found lying on the pavement in Newquay early this morning.

Detectives carried out forensic tests at the scene and later said they were confident she'd not been attacked. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports

Street in Newquay sealed off following woman's death

Police have sealed off a road near the centre of Newquay after a woman was found unconscious in the street.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 50s, died later in hospital. She was found earlier today in Marcus Hill. Forensic officers have been at the scene.

Police say her death is unexplained and she won't be named until her next of kin have been told.


Woman found in a Newquay street dies in hospital

Devon & Cornwall Police are investigating after a woman who was found unconscious in the street in Newquay subsequently died in Treliske Hospital.

Police were called to Mount Wise, Newquay just after 6.30am today. A cordon has been set up in the area and the scene is being examined by forensic officers. The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

400 take part in Joe Way Paddle for life

Joe Way died from a rare genetic disease when he was just four years old Credit: Matt Way

Nearly 400 paddlers have taken part in this year's Joe Way Paddle for life in Newquay raising money for the Joe Way appeal. The original Paddle for Life started after lifeguards from Fistral Beach held a Joe Way memorial paddle to raise money for charity in 2008.

Joe Way from Cornwall died from a rare genetic disease when he was just four years old. So far the appeal has raised more than £125,000 pounds and helped build Cornwall's first children's hospice.

Matt Way said “As always the support was huge and after fearing a poor turn out whilst setting up in the rain we had the busiest event to date, I’m sure Joe would be very proud of what has been achieved in his memory”.

RNLI Memorial Cup Credit: Matt Way
2014 Relay winners Credit: Matt Way

Accident victims still in a serious condition

An elderly couple remain in a serious condition in hospital following a collision on the A30 near Indian Queens, Newquay on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway around 5pm after a red Citroen Xsara Picasso rolled over several times and came to rest on its roof.

The driver, a 70-year-old woman, and an 88-year-old male passenger, sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to Derriford Hospital by the police helicopter and air ambulance.

The woman from Bolton is receiving treatment for life changing injuries and the man sustained serious head injuries.

The westbound carriageway was closed for six-and-a-half hours for officers from the Force Serious Collisions Investigation Unit to conduct a forensic examination of the scene.

The A30 was also closed in both directions for a short time for the helicopters to land and safely evacuate the casualties.

Man charged following alleged rape in Newquay

Police have charged a 30-year-old man from Newquay with a number of offences including rape, sexual assault, kidnap, robbery and criminal damage.

It follows an incident in the town in the early hours of Tuesday, when a woman in her 20's was allegedly raped near to the river.

Nicholas Peppiatt remains in custody and will appear before Bodmin Magistrates Court this morning.

A 44-year-old man has been released on police bail until 5th August.

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