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Seven rescued after suspected arson in Newquay

7 people were rescued from a fire at a home in Newquay this morning (Wednesday 18) after a suspected arson attack.

Firefighters were called to the 3 storey property on St Thomas Road at around quarter to 6. They found a fire in the porch and rescued 5 adults and 2 youths from the property - thankfully the blaze was quickly extinguished.

It's believed the fire was started deliberately, police have been informed.

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New flight route from Newquay to Cork announced

New flight route from Newquay to Cork announced Credit: ITV News

Aer Lingus has announced it'll operate twice weekly flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Cork over the summer.

The service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with tickets costing around 35 euros one way, including taxes and charges.

Aer Lingus Regional is operated by Stobart Air and currently operates flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Dublin.

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Fire crews rescue a DOG stuck up a tree

The dog was a little Jack Russell (file photo) Credit: ITV West Country

It's more usually the remit of their cat counterparts - but this time it was a dog who's had to be rescued from a tree.

Fire crews at Newquay Fire Station were called out to reports of "something" in need of a rescue:

And it turned out to be somebody's pet!

A little Jack Russell chased a cat up the tree, but got stuck themselves.

But don't worry, this tail has a happen ending.

Crews used a triple extension ladder to rescue the dog, who's been safely reunited with his owner.

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.
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