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BA 'global system outage' affecting check-in speed at Newquay

Credit: PA

People heading to Newquay Airport are being advised that check-in is taking much longer than usual.

This is due to technical problems affecting many British Airways flights - which has grounded all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick before 6pm because of a "major IT system failure".

Some flights are taking longer than normal to reach their gates.

Passengers are advised to check with operator before travelling.

RNLI rescues woman and dog trapped by tide

Cooper the boxer and his owner are rescued from Bedruthan Steps. Credit: RNLI/Newquay

Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers have rescued a woman and dog after they were trapped by the incoming tide at Bedruthan Steps.

The RNLI volunteers were alerted at 4.17pm on Saturday 13 May, three hours before high tide. They rescued the pair from the shore and transferred them to the larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat. Owner and dog were back on dry land on Newquay Harbour by 5.10pm.

Cooper the Boxer was no trouble at all and seemed fairly unfazed by his impromptu ride in the lifeboats!

– Gareth Horner, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Newquay

The RNLI is reminding people to check tide times before visiting the coast and warns that it is possible to be trapped a few hours before high tide.


Body found at Watergate Bay identified

The 46-year-old was last seen on 7 March. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have identified a body that was found washed up at Watergate Bay near Newquay as missing man, John Hurst, from Cornwall.

The 46-year-old was last seen on 7 March in Cubert. The body was found washed up at Watergate Bay on Wednesday 15 March.

Devon and Cornwall Police have now confirmed the identity of the body as John Hurst. His family have been informed.

Concern for missing man from Cornwall

Police are appealing to trace a 46-year-old man who has gone missing from Cornwall.

John Hurst was last seen around 1pm on 7 March in Cubert, and is believed to be in the Newquay area.

He is 6ft, of a medium to large build, has short dark hair,a beard/stubble and has a scratch above his left eye. He is possibly wearing a black coat, blue jumper and jeans.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of John please contact the police on 101 quoting log number 645 07/03/2017

John Hurst was last seen on 7 March. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police
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