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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.

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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:

MP says fishermen should get EU help after storms

A South West MEP is saying that fishermen who have lost equipment in the recent storms should apply to the EU for grants to replace it.

Julie Girling says there is a substantial amount of money available through the European Fishing Fund for those who've lost out financially because of the weather.

Julia Girling MP says fishermen should apply for EU grants to replace kit lost in the storms. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Dawlish on track for 17th April

Network Rail will tell rail operators that they can soon sell tickets for journeys through Dawlish from the 17th of April onwards.

It comes after yesterday's announcement that Network Rail is aiming to reopen the track ahead of schedule.

On ITV West Country Tonight we'll be showing you behind the scenes at Dawlish, at what's being described as Ground Zero.

Work is underway at Dawlish to repair the damaged track. Credit: ITV News West Country

Devon leader calls for Government storm help

The wreckage on Dawlish sea front Credit: ITV News West Country

The leader of Devon County Council has demanded that the Government provides more support for the South West following the latest wave of storm force weather.

John Hart, who chairs the body representing local authorities across the peninsula, says there's nothing anybody can do about the weather but the time has come for the Government to take action on improving the region's resilience.

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