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Cornwall protest over bus fare increases

Cornwall protest over bus fare increases Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A protest is being held in Penzance today against price fare rises on First buses in Cornwall. People using the buses say the price rises mean it will be just as expensive to use a bus as it would be to use a car. First say the fare increases are due to rising running costs.

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Santa and penguin rescued off Cornish coast

Lifeboat crews were forced to rescue a pair of charity rowers after they received reports of a distressed santa and his penguin friend struggling to battle the waves.

The two men in fancy dress were picked up when they attempted to paddle their dinghy three-miles between from Marazion to Penzance in Cornwall on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the Falmouth Coastguard said the pair - who claimed they were fundraising for Help For Heroes - were "clearly they not dressed for the occasion".

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Fight to keep Long Rock rail crossing open

The rail crossing at Long Rock Credit: ITV News West Country

Campaigners opposing the closure of a rail crossing near Penzance will lobby councillors today.

The crossing at Long Rock was closed last year following an inquest on grandmother Jeanette Nicholls who was hit by a train there.

Villagers claim alternative routes are more dangerous.

Hospital's future to become clearer

The future of a Cornish community hospital which has been closed for a year will become clearer in the next few weeks. A number of options are being drawn up for Poltair Hospital on the outskirts of Penzance. It's estimated it'll cost £750,000 to bring it up to scratch and re-open it.

Poltair Hospital Credit: ITV News West Country
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