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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.


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:


Phillip Schofield out and about in Newquay

Phillip Schofield taking a break in Cornwall - all be it a wet and windy one. Credit: Phillip Schofield

Even the wind and rain couldn't stop ITV's very own Phillip Schofield from taking a trip down to Newquay.

The 'This Morning' star photographed himself standing on the coast path above Towan Beach in Cornwall.

The presenter also paid a visit to Huer's Hutto restoration while in his hometown.

Women surfers help raise awareness of breast cancer

Women surfers help raise awareness of breast cancer Credit: ITV News

Women surfers who attended the Surf Betty Festival in Newquay at the weekend say their work to help raise more awareness around breast cancer will continue.

Despite the rainy weather, the surf was good for the event which not only aims to get more women surfing but also encourage more young women to check themselves for breast cancer.

Kerry Powell is from Keep a Breast UK:

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