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Warning: stay away from Longrock beach

People are being warned to stay away from Longrock beach near Penzance in Cornwall after reports that petrol may be washing up there.

Cornwall Council say reports that deposits of "an unidentified viscous liquid which may be petroleum based" are being washed up on the beach have been filed by members of the public.

Staff from the Council are erecting signs along the affected parts of the beach, asking people to keep children and dogs at a safe distance from the material.

The deposits, which have appeared along the high water mark from Marazion to Wherry Town, average between 2ft and 6ft in length.

Part of the beach is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, part by the St. Aubyn Estate and part by the Council.

Staff from the Environment Agency are arranging for samples of the substance to be taken and sent off for analysis. Work is also underway for the substance to be removed as quickly as possible.

Search for missing woman who could be in Cornwall

Alicja Stawkowski is thought to be in the Penzance area Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police are looking for a woman who went missing from her home in London and may be in Cornwall.

37-year-old Alicja Stawkowski was last seen last Thursday morning, 5 November and is believed to have travelled to Penzance. She suffers from depression and her family are very concerned for her welfare.

Searches have been taking place in the Lands End area this week in an effort to find her.

A possible sighting at Penzance station Credit: CCTV

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Levitating cake in Penzance...

A Cornish cake company have created a levitating cake which will be unveiled at the world's largest cake show next week.

It's made by Peboryon and the tiered wedding cake is made from fruit cake,icing, chocolate and sponge which appears to be as light as air.

A Cornish cake company have created a levitating cake Credit: Peboryon cake company

Rowers Stanning and Glover retain World Championship title

Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning during training Credit: PA

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have retained their title at the World Championships in France.

Glover from Penzance in Cornwall and Stanning from Yeovil in Somerset extended their record to 28 unbeaten races in the women's pair event.

They beat teams from New Zealand and USA to keep the title.

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