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Live at Heartlands: Redruth hosts major music festival

The Live at Heartlands line up includes UB40, the The Boomtown Rats and Happy Mondays.

5000 people are expected at a new music festival in West Cornwall.

The Live at Heartlands line up includes UB40, the The Boomtown Rats and Happy Mondays. The three day festival is the first major event to be staged at the forming mining site in Pool.

Organiser Angela Young told ITV News that it signals a renaissance for the Duchy's music scene.

We lost the Cornwall Colosseum about fifteen years ago and since then we haven't had the venue for these kind of bands so the idea of the fesitval is to provide a venue where band can come down and reach their Cornish audience again.

– Angela Young, organiser

UB40 haven't played Cornwall in 30 years. Also in the line up is Fun Lovin' Criminals drummer Frank Benbini with his band Radio Riddler.

It's great to be in Cornwall, we were very excited when we got this gig booked. It's a beautiful part of the world.

– Frank Benbini, Radio Riddler

Two people arrested in Redruth after suspected cannabis plants seized

Two people have been arrested after suspected cannabis plants have been found at a property in Pool, Redruth. Police raided the house in Wheal Agar in the early hours of this morning where 21 suspected cannabis plants were found in a garage.

A 45-year-old woman and 60-year-old man, both from Redruth, were arrested on suspicion of the production of class B drugs and taken to Camborne police station at around 4am.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled drug and concerned in supply.

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Rugby tribute match for Cornish soldier

Rugby tribute match for Cornish soldier

A rugby match in tribute to a cornish soldier who died in Afghanistan is underway in Redruth this evening. Corporal James Walters from Leedstown was killed in a helicopter crash 3 weeks ago.

Friends and family organised the game to celebrate the life of James, who was a keen player at Redruth Rugby Club

Patients relocated from Redruth mental health unit

Patients relocated from mental health unit Credit: ITV News West Country

Patients at a mental health unit in Cornwall are being relocated after the building has been declared unsafe.

26 patients at Longreach House in Redruth are being moved temporarily after the building was found to have inadequate fire proofing in the roof area.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust say the problem wasn't picked up on fire safety checks because the roof area is sealed off.

Bid for better hospital treatment for Parkinson's patients

The family of a man from Cornwall who had Parkinson's disease have criticised staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro saying they didn't give him the correct medication. They claim John Rogers' symptoms got worse while in their care.

It comes on the day a report has been published, showing 4 in 10 sufferers admitted to hospital are regularly denied medication. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has this report..

Cornish family calls for better hospital care for Parkinson's sufferers

The family of a man from Cornwall who had Parkinson's disease have joined a national campaign for sufferers to get better treatment in hospitals.

John Rogers from Redruth had the illness for twenty years. It's claimed he was denied regular access to medication while in hospital in Truro.

His daughter Marion Rogers says they're unhappy at how he was treated:-

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Family of Parkinson's Disease sufferer join campaign

John Rogers suffered from Parkinson's disease for 20 years Credit: Family

The family of a man from Redruth who had Parkinson's disease have joined a national campaign for sufferers to get better treatment in hospitals.

John Rogers suffered from the illness for 20 years. It's claimed he was denied regular access to medication while in hospital in Truro.

Family criticise 3 year delay in inquest

The family of the Cornish teenager who died at a mental health unit have criticised the three year delay in holding his inquest. Ben Cowburn was found dead in his room at the Longreach hospital in Redruth in December 2010. An inquest last week returned an open verdict.

Today his parents Steve and Sharon Cowburn said it was wrong that it took more than a thousand days from his death to hold the inquest. They said changes needed to be made in the process so families didn't have to wait so long.

Chef shows how to get the best out of donated food

A foodbank in Cornwall is teaching people how to get the best out of the goods they're supplied. It's brought in a top chef to show how they can cook tasty and healthy meals.

The foodbank provides boxes of food in the Camborne, Redruth and Pool area - one of the poorest parts of Cornwall.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:

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