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Storm damages Polperro Harbour steps

Storms have damaged the steps at Polperro Harbour in Cornwall, causing problems for anyone who uses the harbour regularly. The steps provide access to boats and are thought to now need extensive repairs.

But there has been no repeat of the serious flooding and damage caused by storms there earlier in the year.

Damage to the harbour steps at Polperro caused by last night's storm Credit: ITV News


MP calls for additional rail route through Devon

As the Transport Secretary visits Devon to discuss rail links in the county in the wake of the Dawlish disaster, one of the county's MPs says it is imperative that there should be an alternative route.

We've got to have a reliant system that would mean two lines one going via Dawlish as it currently does and one going through Okehampton and Tavistock, as it now should. And as I've said, the case is compelling.

– Geoffrey Cox MP Con, Torridge & West Devon


Repairs continue in Porthleven following winter storms

The legacy of the winter storms continues to be felt right across our region with many communities still struggling to get back to normal - and in many cases rebuild their shattered livelihoods.

And none more so than the Cornish fishing village of Porthleven. Repairs are continuing to the picturesque harbour there, while many of the fishermen have only recently got back to sea. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has been to meet some of them.

Seaton beach cafe will reopen today

Seaton beach cafe will repopen today after being severely damaged by storms Credit: ITV West Country

A beach cafe in South East Cornwall that was destroyed by the winter storms will officially reopen today. The Seaton beach cafe was left in tatters after waves crashed through the village in January. It has been completely rebuilt after being closed since the beginning of February.

'Cornwall forgotten by Government' after storms

A hotelier has told ITV News that Cornwall's been forgotten by the Government in the race to get the county up and running following the winter storms.

Zoe Holmes who runs the Bay Hotel at Coverack says this should be one of their busiest times of the year but trade is down by two thirds.

The main road into the village has been closed since the middle of February and might not re-open until the end of May.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:

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