The Cornish seaside town of St. Ives has voted to stop the building of second homes.
A referendum for the 12,000 residents of St Ives was held after a surge in holiday homes in the Cornish town and a shortage of affordable housing.
It's been nicknamed Kensington-on-Sea because of the number of rich holidaymakers who own houses there - but now of St Ives has spoken out on the number of holiday homes in the town.
More than 80% of voters backed the ban.
- Turnout was 42.7%
- Yes votes 3,075 (83.2%)
- No votes 616 (16.7%)
3,075 (83.2) vote yes in St Ives referendum with 616 (16.7) voting no. 42.7 per cent turn out
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More than 30 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a house in St Ives. Five crews were called to Wheal Venture Road in the town just after 4.30am. The incident command unit and a water carrier were also in attendance.
Two humpback whales have been spotted off the coast of Cornwall, swimming around St Ives Bay for around two hours before disappearing into deeper water.
These pictures were taken on Saturday morning but they've been spotted again this evening.
South West Water has said customers may experience low pressure or discolouration this morning, due to a burst water pipe in St Ives.
Although teams worked overnight to fix the leak the company has warned the pressure will take a while to return to normal.
Those affected are advised to run the cold tap in the kitchen until the water runs clear.
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A ten-year-old from St Ives who's raised more than£50,000 for Children's Hospice South West by busking across Cornwall, has won the title of Young Fundraiser of the Year.
Madison Glinski was up against three youngsters nominated for the Just Giving Award.
Over the last 19 months she gave up her holidays and weekends to play her violin on the streets of the county.