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Bloodhound driver Andy Green speaks to ITV West Country ahead of anticipated launch

Tomorrow, 26 October, the Bloodhound's driver Andy Green will be putting the super sonic car through its paces in its first public outing.

The Bloodhound SSC team have been working tirelessly for the last five years on the one-of-a-kind vehicle, in the hopes it will "inspire the next generation to get involved in science, technology, engineering" and "set a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000mph".

ITV West Country Presenter, Kylie Pentelow, spoke to Andy ahead of the big event:

  • *Fun fact: the Bloodhound's steering wheel is shaped to Andy Green's hand. *


Prime Minister says UK will be 'proud' of Bloodhound SSC team

Tomorrow, 26 October, the international spotlight will be on a Bristol-built supercar, hoping to become the world's fastest, as it's tested in public for the first time.

The Bloodhound is due to eventually speed along the South African desert at a 1000 miles per hour.

Earlier today, the project received the blessing of the Prime Minister, who said it shows what a leader in sciences and innovation the UK is.

New £650,000 skatepark set to be built in Newquay

Work on the park's construction is due to start next year. Credit: Maverick Industries/Concrete Waves

A new skatepark is set to be built in Newquay after the town council secured £650,000 of funding.

Called Concrete Waves, the new park is being billed as one of the best in Europe and will replace the existing Wooden Waves skatepark at Trenance Park.

Work is due to start next year.

The developer says people should be excited about the new facility.

The facility should be seen as a public space available to all and a great addition to the community. Well designed, user group supported concrete skateparks are proven to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve social interaction. The skatepark has been designed within the latest European safety guidelines and is built to host major national and international sporting events.

– Maverick Industries


Cornwall Airport Newquay to offer Stuttgart flight from March

Credit: ITV West Country

Passengers will soon be able to fly from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Stuttgart.

Operator Eurowings says the new route will operate from 31st March 2018 and will fly from Newquay to Stuttgart every Saturday.

The airline says it has also extended the season of its Newquay to Dusseldorf connection until October 2018.

Cornwall Airport Newquay says it is delighted to be able to offer a new route for passengers.

The addition of Stuttgart as well as the expanded season on their popular Dusseldorf route illustrates the strong demand for easy access to Cornwall from the German market.

– Al Titterington, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay

Deon Shudall: concerns grow for missing teenager

Deon Shudall is believed to be in the Newquay area. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police say they're concerned about an 18 year old who's gone missing in Cornwall.

18-year-old Deon Shudall is believed to be in the Newquay area.

He was last seen at around 7:45pm on Wednesday.

Officers and coastguard crews have been searching in areas around the town - supported by the police helicopter.

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  • 6”1 tall
  • slim build with broad shoulders
  • blond hair shaved closely to the sides and longer on top
  • has a slight New Zealand accent
  • believed to be wearing a grey Lee Cooper hooded jumper, navy blue jogging bottoms, beige Nike trainers with white soles, and a beige cap

If you have seen Deon either fishing or walking in the area please call 999.

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