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Teenager in a critical condition after cliff fall

16-year-old Connor Simmonds is in a critical condition after falling from a cliff in Newquay Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police in Cornwall are trying to find out what happened to a teenager who is in a critical condition after falling from a cliff in Newquay.

16-year-old Connor Simmonds is believed to have fallen down a cliff after being located on Whipsiderry Beach at around 11am on Tuesday 14th October.

He is a sixth former at Treviglas School in St Columb Minor and officers would like to hear from anyone who saw him that morning.

Cat trapped in wall in Newquay

A cat became trapped between a wall and a building in Lusty Glaze Road in Newquay

A cat is recovering in Cornwall after coming close to losing one of its nine lives.

The pet became trapped between a wall and a building in Lusty Glaze Road in Newquay. The fire service were called out by the RSPCA yesterday morning. They rescued it using a tool kit and the cat was reunited with its owner. It was taken to the vets for a check up as a precaution.

the cat was eventually reunited with its owner


Vince Cable visits Newquay to promote new childcare policy

Vince Cable has visited Newquay to promote his party's new childcare policy Credit: ITV West Country

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has been in Newquay today to promote his party's new policy on childcare. The Lib Dems say if they're part of the next Government, all two year olds will be eligible for fifteen hours of free childcare a week.

Thousands watched Snoop Dogg at the Boardmasters

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

Ever tried to shift a tonne of water?

The RNLI has begun its "Respect the Water" campaign in Newquay. 32 lives were lost on the south west coastline last year and it wants beach-goers and surfers to take more care.

The RNLI shows the sheer power of the rip currents by challenging the ITV team (and friends) to move a tonne of water Credit: ITV News/James Chapman


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.

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