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Shelterbox head to Italy after deadly earthquake

Severe earthquake hits Italy Credit: Reuters

Cornish Charity Shelterbox say they are preparing to travel to Italy after parts of the country was devastated by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

Dozens are feared dead after the quake stuck in the early hours of the morning near the city of Perugia.

Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and tools for families affected by disasters across the world.

Italy earthquake: latest on the desperate hunt for survivors.

Prince Harry gets advice from Cornish aid charity

Prince Harry was welcomed with a wealth of colour on his visit to Okhari in the Himalayas today Credit: Paul Edwards/PA Wire

A Cornwall based charity has been advising Prince Harry on an official visit to Nepal.

Disaster relief organisation Shelterbox was asked to help plan the Royal Tour. Its teams provided aid in many parts of the country following earthquakes in 2015.

Prince Harry plays volleyball in Okhari on day four of his visit to Nepal Credit: Paul Edwards/PA Wire


ShelterBox office moves to Truro

The Cornwall based disaster relief agency ShelterBox is set to operate from two sites starting this summer. The charity will become a two-centre operation, with its packing warehouse in Helston and a new HQ in Truro.

Falcon House, new home for the charity. Credit: ShelterBox

The move will be to Falcon House, on the corner of Charles Street and Calenick Street. But it may not be until June before the new building is ready to receive staff.

The aim is to transfer everyone except those who manage the Helston warehouse.

Jury still out in trial of Shelterbox founder

Tom Henderson appearing at an earlier hearing Credit: PA

The jury in the trial of Shelterbox founder Tom Henderson and his son John will start a fourth day of deliberations today.

The 65-year-old from Helston is accused of securing lucrative contracts for his son to help him buy a new house. They both deny conspiracy to commit fraud, along with another man, Darren Gervis.

Jury goes out in fraud trial of Shelterbox founder

Tom Henderson (left) is accused of awarding contracts to his son's firm. Credit: ITV West Country

The jury has been sent out in the trial of the founder of Cornish aid charity Shelterbox.

Tom Henderson (seen above on the left) is accused of awarding contracts for camping and survival equipment to his son's firm.

Tom and John Henderson both deny conspiracy to defraud, as does a third man Darren Gervis, from Beaminster in Dorset, who's accused of trying to hide the details from trustees.

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