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Delays due to broken down train between Truro and Penzance

There are delays of up to an hour between Truro and Penzance due to a broken down train as the Plymouth bound line is blocked.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 90 mins or revised.

Delays are expected to continue until 10am.

Tickets are being accepted on CrossCountry services from Devon and Cornwall to Bristol Parkway.

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Cornish MP welcomes decision to approve Stadium

Last night a decision was made by Cornwall Council to approve plans for a supermarket, which will fund a brand new Stadium for Cornwall on the outskirts of Truro.

The local MP for Truro and Falmouth Sarah Newton says the Stadium will benefit the whole community:

Stadium for Cornwall approved

Cornwall Council has approved a planning application for an out of town shopping centre which will pay for the new Stadium for Cornwall.

Permission had already been granted for the stadium on the outskirts of Truro - but the money to build it depended on permission for a shopping development at West Langarth, about four miles from the city centre.

That's just been approved, against the recommendation of council officials.

The stadium would be home to the Cornish Pirates Credit: Artist's impression

Cornwall stadium's future could be decided today

The 6,000-seat stadium would be the new home of the Cornish Pirates. Credit: Artist's impression

The fate of the Stadium for Cornwall could be decided at a council meeting later today.

Planners are being recommended to turn down an application for a supermarket on the site at Threemilestone near Truro, which developers say is needed to finance the stadium.

A decision was deferred in March to allow further work to be carried out on the application.

The 6,000-seat stadium would be the new home of the Cornish Pirates.

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'Sign a slate' appeal for Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral has begun a £3.2 million appeal to repair its roof. The Cathedral is asking for people to 'Sign a Slate'. Sixty thousand of them are needed to restore the roof and each one will record the donor's name. for the hundred years or more the restored roof should last. The Cathedral already has a Government grant of half a million pounds towards the project. The work is expected to take five years.

Truro Cathedral begins appeal to repair it's roof Credit: ITV News

It is people that form the heart of the cathedral and so it was very important to us to find a way for everyone to get involved and feel part of this important restoration project.

– Dean of Truro, the Very Reverend Roger Bush
People can sponsor and sign the new slates Credit: John Freddy Jones

Art con fraudster walks free from court

A Cornish art dealer who admitted conning people out of tens of thousands of pounds has walked free from jail.

David Carter from Hayle received a suspended sentence after selling copies of paintings, claiming they were originals by famous Cornish artists like Alfred Wallis.

Last month he admitted seven counts of fraud at Truro Crown Court where it was heard he had bought the paintings from a website called 'Any Old Tat'.

Today he was handed 12 months in prison, suspended for 2 years, ordered to undertake 200 hours of community service and told to pay £50,000 towards prosecution costs.

Judge Harvey Clarke said Carter had been running a fraudulent business and described him as a “commercial shipwreck” who will no longer be trusted by other art dealers.

The investigation was triggered after a complaint was made by a purchaser of one of the paintings who did not believe it was the real deal.

Fraudster due to be sentenced for Cornish art con

“Boats leaving Newlyn Harbour” - which was described as an Alfred Wallis

A Cornish art dealer who admitted conning people out of tens of thousands of pounds is to be sentenced for fraud today.

David Carter from Hayle sold copies of paintings, claiming they were originals by famous Cornish artists like Alfred Wallis. The court heard he had bought them from a website called 'Any Old Tat'.

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