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From Canada to Cornwall: the message in a bottle crossing continents

Credit: Neil Purdy
Neil and Sandi who made the discovery Credit: ITV News

A message in a bottle has been found on Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay, after travelling nearly 2400 miles from Canada.

The note was sent on 1st August 2014 by holidaymakers from Pouch Cove in Newfoundland, Canada.

The message was tracked across the ocean by Your Message in a Bottle and was discovered by Neil Purdy who has shared the following message:

"Hello, This bottle was given to me by my lovely wife Jen. We vacationed in Pouch Cove, NL in late July, 2014. I hope the one who finds this is as fortunate as I to have such an awesome and wonderful spouse."

– Robert Killoran
Credit: Neil Purdy
Credit: Neil Purdy

Major air and sea rescue launched - for blow up doll

A major air and sea was launched by the RNLI - to track down a blow up doll.

Both lifeboats, coastguard and the rescue helicopter were scrambled after an angler reported a body in the water near the Huer's Hut in Newquay.

They took part in a 90 minute sweep of the bay before discovering the cause of concern - an inflatable doll.

But despite the confusion the RNLI have urged people to report anybody in difficulty in the sea, no matter what the consequences.

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Problems with sewage pumping station in Newquay

Fistral Beach at Newquay is one of those affected by the problem Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Bathing water at beaches in Newquay could be affected by a problem with the main sewage pumping station in the town.

South West Water is doing its best to fix it but you may want to reconsider your New Year's Day dips.

2015 'good year' for Cornwall tourism

Tourism bosses in Cornwall say 2015 has been one of the best years on record Credit: ITV News

Tourism bosses in Cornwall say 2015 has been one of the best years on record.

Visitor numbers are up on previous years by 5%. Part of the increase is due to terrorism attacks abroad but also the county being showcased in series like ITV's Doc Martin.

Attractions like Newquay Zoo have benefitted and so have many of Cornwall's hotels. Stephen Baker, Managing Director at Carbis Bay Hotel, says the BBC series Poldark has also brought in the crowds.

The more the merrier - as we find out in this report:

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