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Appeal for missing Cornwall girl

Police are appealing to help find a missing 22-year-old who hasn't been seen for almost a week.

Blanche Blackstone left her home address in Torpoint on 10 November and has not made contact with her family since.

She is 5'6", of slim build and with a brown bob-style hair cut, which has a hint of red.

Blanche is not in trouble, and police are also appealing for her to get in touch to let us and her family know that she is safe and well.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with any information is asked to call 999, quoting police log 763 for 11th of November.


Thousands unite to search for missing dog after owner killed

Barney the three-year-old cockapoo is missing following the death of his owner Credit: Torpoint Police

Concerned strangers are uniting on social media to help search for a dog who disappeared when its owner was tragically run over and killed.

72-year-old Jennifer Lowden died after a crash on the A374 on the outskirts of Torpoint.

Now the hunt is on for her beloved three-year-old cockapoo Barney, who ran off following the collision, between Antony House and Horson cemetery on January 25.

After sharing the tragic story on their Facebook page, the plight captured the hearts of Facebook and Twitter users and has been shared thousands of times.

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Credit: Torpoint Police

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The appeal by Torpoint Police has now been viewed more than 70,000 times and the hashtag #findbarney has been trending on Twitter.

It has inspired dozens of people to search the local area for the canine, with many out looking overnight.

Dog walkers and commuters have been urged to keep a look out for Barney during their day-to-day routines.


Urgent appeal launched to trace missing 63-year-old

Police have launched an urgent appeal to help trace a missing 63-year-old man who has gone missing from Liskeard Hospital.

Ronald Carter is described as 5'9" tall with greying short hair who was wearing a red jumper over a white t-shirt. It is possible he is still wearing checked pyjamas with grey trousers over the top.

He does not drive but it is thought he may have got a taxi home. He may also be in the Torpoint area where many of his family live.

Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day

Torpoint will be raising the Armed Forces flag today Credit: Ministry of Defence

Torpoint will raise the Armed Forces Day Flag today as the town prepares to host Cornwall’s salute to military.

This year’s Cornwall’s Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday (June 20th) at Thanckes Park, Torpoint.

In the lead up to the event the town will fly the flag from the masthead in the town centre.

We are delighted to have been chosen to host the County’s Armed Forces Day, honouring our military personnel, past, present and future.

We hope to build on the successful events we’ve have held in the park, such as our Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The event promises to be a great day of entertainment for all the family and we are looking forward to welcoming Armed Forces personnel, their families, veterans, cadets and members of the general public from across Cornwall and further afield.

– Councillor Mike Pearn

Crowd-funding website set up to raise £16 for birthday-party invoice

A crowd-funding website has been set up to raise £16 after a five-year-old was billed for failing to attend a friend's birthday party.

Alex Nash, from Cornwall, was invited to the party just before Christmas. An invoice for £15.95 was sent by his schoolfriend's mother, who said Alex's non-attendance left her out of pocket.

The website has raised £12 so far from four donors. Any money raised over £16 will be donated to the NSPCC.

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