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2 men die in crash on A38, Saltash

Two men have died after their car lost control on the A38 at Saltash, Cornwall. It happened just before midnight last night. Police say no other vehicles were involved and next of kin have been told. The road was closed for most of the night.

It comes just days after a major five vehicle pile up on the same stretch of the A38.


Cornwall Council to discuss cuts in Saltash today

Cornwall Council are holding meetings with the public in Saltash this morning to discuss budget cuts.

Last week they announced that 24 million pounds needs to be saved.

The cuts include more than 11 million pounds from adult social care, and a doubling of the charge to use Newquay Airport.

The discussions take place at Saltash Town Council's Guildhall from 10am.

100 silk banners unveiled to honour forces personnel

More than 100 silk banners in all the colours of the rainbow will be unveiled to the public in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cornwall, today. The banners have been created by women from forces families and community groups in Saltash, Torpoint and Plymouth.

They mark the launch of a week-long art installation celebrating the region's maritime heritage and the vital support role played by the families of service personnel deployed abroad.


The 'gateway to Cornwall' is erected over night

The Celtic Cross being out in place last night Credit: ITV News West Country

The gateway to Cornwall has been put in place. The 20 metre high Celtic cross was installed by the Tamar Bridge in Cornwall early this morning. It was lifted in to place by three cranes.

The cross was built near Newquay and is around the same height as the Angel of the North. It had to be transported via Exeter because it was too big to go the direct route.

Inquest into suspected gas leak deaths to open

Richard Smith and Kevin Branton died back in November 2010 Credit: ITV Westcountry

The inquest into two friends who died in a suspected gas leak is due to open today.

Richard Smith and Kevin Branton who were both in their thirties, died at their shared house in Saltash in November 2010. Neighbours had reported a strange odour coming from the house.

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