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Poldark stunt double in action at Royal Cornwall Show

Much of the action at the Royal Cornwall Show takes place in the main show ring.

Our presenter Kylie Pentelow has met some of the stars of the TV series Poldark who have been wowing the crowds with their spectacular stunt routine.

She caught up with them and found out how difficult it is to perform acrobatics on horseback.

Lottery winner donates £1 million to MS charity

A lottery winner has donated £1 million of his winnings to a Cornish charity that supports people with multiple sclerosis. Peter Congdon from Truro won £13.5 million last year.

He pledged to help the MS charity from the moment he won as a lasting tribute to his wife Rosemary who had MS for more than 30 years.

Today he presented a cheque for £1 million to the Merlin MS Centre in memory of his late wife Rosemary who had the condition.

The presentation took place on the first day of the Royal Cornwall show.

"This is an incredibly generous gift from Peter which will make such a difference to the lives of people across the county, not just with MS, but with other health conditions too. It has long been a dream of ours to have a hydrotherapy pool and thanks to Peter, this dream can now be realised."

– Sarah Snell, Merlin MS Centre

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Birthday gift for the Queen

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The organisers of the Royal Cornwall Show are delivering a hamper packed with Cornish produce to the Queen at Buckingham palace to mark her 90th birthday.

Containing more than 90 local delicacies it will arrive at the palace tomorrow morning.

Organiser Hilary Wood says "it contains everything from gin to chocolate - we hope her majesty loves it".

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Fourth highest attendance for Royal Cornwall Show

126,256 people visited the Royal Cornwall Show last week Credit: Royal Cornwall Show

The Royal Cornwall Show attracted close to a record attendance last week with 126,256 people visiting over the three days.

It's the fourth highest attendance in the show’s 222 year history and represents a 9,535 increase on last year’s figure.

Show secretary Christopher Riddle has welcomed the news and puts it down to a combination of factors.

Perfect weather and a wide range of things to see and do has obviously played its part in the success but there is so much more to take into consideration.

We were privileged within the cattle section to have hosted the National Show of Devon Cattle and the prestigious beef and dairy Burke Trophies on top of our normal classes.

The support across all of the competitive sections has been, once again, extremely strong.

It’s been another celebration of the very best that Cornwall has to offer and we’ve had a superb show.

The sheer volume of traffic leaving the show on the final evening caused delays for some people leaving the event; we’ll be working hard in conjunction with our traffic management contractor to make sure this is doesn’t happen in the future.

– Christopher Riddle, Show secretary

Plans are already underway for next year’s show, which takes place on 9th, 10th and 11th June 2016.

Royal Cornwall Show back for a busy 2015

Getting ready to be on show. Credit: ITV News

More than 100,000 visitors are expected at this year's Royal Cornwall Show, which runs from today until Saturday 6th. Held at the showground near Wadebridge since 1960, it's a big fixture on our region's calendar - with displays, stalls and events celebrating food, farming and country life.

Local food producers prepare for a busy few days. Credit: ITV News

With a new parliament in session and uncertain times for the industry, farmers will be using the Show to press for more help to preserve their future, and highlighting the need for more young people to join the business.

Farming Minister George Eustice is due to speak at the Show tomorrow.

Farmers will be using the Show to press for more help to preserve their future. Credit: ITV News

Tune in to ITV News West Country from 6 tonight, when Ian Axton, Kylie Pentelow and Bob Crampton will be reporting live from Wadebridge, and bringing you all the highlights from day one.

In the meantime, our reporter Steve Hardy went along to see some last-minute preparations.

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