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Sculpture thief had to be 'fairly strong'

This sculpture was taken in broad daylight and the person would have had to walk it though the street to waiting transport.

They would have had to be fairly strong to carry the sculpture on their own.”

– Pc Jon Dash, Penzance Police.

The sculpture was taken from Porthminster Gallery in St Ives on the morning of August the 9th.

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Major search for missing person in St Ives

The Falmouth Coastguard are carrying out a major search in the St Ives area of Cornwall.

Coastguard teams were called to assist the police in the search for a missing person earlier this evening.

The inshore lifeboat and rescue helicopter from Culdrose were called to the Hell's Mouth area.

Searches have now stopped due to the light, but will resume at around 7am.

Nursing home responds to criticism

The nursing home in St Ives criticised by the Care Quality Commission for failing to respect the dignity and privacy of its elderly residents has responded to its report.

The Cornwallis Nursing Home has argued that positive aspects of their care have been overlooked:

'In the CQC report there are numerous positive comments. Words such as ‘patient’, ‘kind’, ‘attentive’, ‘friendly’ and ‘first class’ were used by residents and their families to describe our staff.'

'Human qualities such as positive regard for others, empathy and kindness are obviously hard for the CQC to quantify in their ratings system.'

– The Cornwallis Nursing Home

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Nursing home needs to improve in 'seven key areas'

The home cares for vulnerable dementia sufferers. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A nursing home in St Ives has been criticised by a government watchdog for failing to respect the dignity and privacy of elderly residents.

The Care Quality Commission have said the Cornwallis Nursing Home on Trewidden Road allowed many of its residents to remain 'unkept' and soiled.

The CQC said it needed to improve in all of the seven key areas it judges residential care on.

One man and his dog rescued from sinking kayak

A springer spaniel. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A man and his springer spaniel Millie have been rescued by lifeguards off the coast of St Ives - after he forgot to put the bung in his kayak.

Lifeguards responded after receiving a concerned call and found the man gripping onto the upturned vessel.

He was pulled back to shore with Mille sitting on top of the kayak. Both later set off again after the bung was put in.

Tate St Ives to re-open tomorrow morning

Three hundred visitors and staff were evacuated from an art gallery in Cornwall this afternoon because of a fire.

Crews attended the Tate Gallery in St Ives around lunchtime after the fire broke out in the kitchen.

Mark Osterfield, Executive Director of Tate St Ives, says the fire was contained in one part of the building so there was no damage to any of the artworks.

The gallery is to re-open tomorrow morning.

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