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Hazardous substance: Three people treated

Three people have been treated by paramedics at their home in Cornwall after coming into contact with a mild irritant.

Emergency crews, including the fire service's hazardous chemicals team, were called to a house in Playing Place in Truro this afternoon after reports that three people were feeling ill after being sent a white substance.

The hazard team are still at the scene but are likely to be stood down shortly.

Hazard materials team called to house in Truro

Police, ambulance services and the hazard materials team are on the scene in Truro. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Police are investigating after three people were taken ill, after coming into contact with a package in Truro.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue's hazard materials team as well as police and ambulance services are all on the scene at Penhalls Way, Playing Place.

No other properties are believed to be affected.

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Anti-austerity march held in Truro

Anti-austerity march held in Truro Credit: ITV News

A protest has been held in Truro today against welfare cuts proposed by the new Conservative government.

The peaceful demonstration was organised by The People's Assembly. They're unhappy about the Governments plans of cuts to local and public services.

"We just want to give people a voice that feel alienated by the whole political process. We want to hear people's stories, and experiences and worries of the next 5 years."

– Nick Ouspy, Rally Organiser

"The Government have been pushing people to go into higher education, I've done exactly everything that they've told us to do and I'm still looking at the prospect of unemployment."

– Steffani Benton, trainee teacher
Anti-austerity march held in Truro Credit: ITV News
Anti-austerity march held in Truro Credit: ITV News

Lottery millionaire great-granddad thought he 'might have won £25'

Peter Congdon thought he had won £25. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A great-grandfather from Truro has hit the lottery jackpot, winning £13.5 million in last week's Lotto Rollover.

Three different people told Peter Congdon, 67, it was his lucky day after he won a few pounds on scratchcards three days in a row. When he got lucky on the Rollover his first thought was that he had won £25, before double checking with his daughter that it was the magic six.

“When she agreed with me, I came home and put my ticket in a book in the kitchen and made myself a cup of tea. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep that night.”

– Peter Congdon, Lottery winning

Mr Congdon, a widower, is a father-of-three, grandfather-of-ten and great-grandfather-of-one in a close-knit family who all live nearby. He says he'll be treating himself and his children to new cars, but this year's family holiday won't be changing - they'll be going to Butlin's, as they have for 40 years.

Peter Congdon is looking forward to treating his close-knit family. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Congdon is the latest winner from the region, joining recent winners Jenn Burston from Exeter who won £3 million at Christmas, and a syndicate group from Plymouth who won last summer.

Cornish great-grandfather hits the lottery jackpot

A great grandfather from Cornwall has won £13.5 million on the lottery. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive

A great-grandfather from Cornwall has won £13.5 million on the lottery.

He's the latest winner from the region, joining recent winners Jenn Burston from Exeter who won £3m at Christmas, and a syndicate group from Plymouth who won last summer.

All we know is that the great-grandfather is from Truro - his identity will be unveiled later today.

Hundreds attend funeral of Cornish pagan wizard

Hundreds came to mourn Mr Wilson, better known as Eron the Wizard. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of people dressed as druids, wizards and fairies have turned out for the funeral of a wizard in Cornwall.

63-year-old Ian Wilson was better known as Eron the Wizard. The former builder from Gloucester died from cancer two weeks ago.

He embraced the Wicca religion on moving to Cornwall, and spent his time acting as a 'gate keeper', encouraging others to believe and also offering spiritual support to other cancer sufferers.

Mr Wilson was well-known in the Cornwall pagan community. Credit: ITV News

His daughter Rebecca Spencer organised a traditional Wicca ceremony for his funeral, which is a modern form of Paganism.

I'm not into the Pagan and Wiccan things, he was just a normal Dad to me, you know funny, kind and I could tell him everything, he was like my best friend.

What I've done today is for him, it's not for me, it's what he would have wanted. When he was alive he loved being the centre of attention, so now he's the centre of attention in death. He would be proud I think.

– Rebecca Spencer, Ian Wilson's daughter

The ceremony was presided over by family friend and High Priestess Julia Stoiber who flew in from Austria to perform the ritual which involved casting a circle and blessing it with the elements.

The 63-year-old offered spiritual support to other cancer sufferers. Credit: Family

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Pagan funeral for Cornish "White Wizard"

Ian Wilson was also known as Eron the Wizard. Credit: Family

Hundreds of people dressed as witches, fairies and druids are expected in Cornwall this morning, at what's believed to be the first pagan funeral in the country for centuries.

Ian Wilson, also known as Eron the Wizard, was a so-called "White Wizard" from Tintagel. He died of cancer two weeks ago, and his family have said they wish to honour his Wiccan beliefs.

The ceremony is thought to be being conducted by a high priestess, with torchbearers, pagan blessings and other Wiccan ritual elements.

Hundreds of mourners are expected at Mr Wilson's funeral. Credit: Family

Woman and baby in hospital after car crashes into house

A woman and baby have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in crashed into a house in St Austell. It's thought the injuries are not life threatening

It happened on Carwollen Road around lunchtime today and it's thought no one was in the house at the time.

The collision caused a gas leak and engineers were called in to deal with the problem and remove the car.

Have you seen Andrew Lambert?

Andrew Lambert went missing from hospital two weeks ago. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A man who went missing from Treliske Hospital in Truro may be in a confused state and may not respond to his own name, say police.

Andrew Lambert, 58, from Camborne, Cornwall suffers from a condition which causes amnesia. He has been travelling around the country since going missing two weeks ago, and officers are concerned for his welfare.

He is described as 6ft tall, of medium build, with grey hair and a beard. He wears glasses, walks with a limp, uses a stick and usually wears shirts and jeans.

Police charge woman in relation to doorstep acid attack

Andreas Christopheros spent weeks in hospital following the attack

A woman has been charged with perverting the course of justice after a doorstep acid attack left a man fighting for his life.

Dad Andreas Christopheros had the chemical thrown in his face after answering the front door at his home in Carrine Road, Truro, on December 9 last year.

45-year-old Nicole Phillips, from Hastings in Sussex, has been charged with perverting course of justice. She is due to appear at Bodmin Magistrates Court on April 30.

David Phillips, a 48-year-old also from Hastings, was earlier charged with GBH with intent and is due to stand trial on June 8 at Truro Crown Court.

The acid stains on Andreas Christopheros' door step Credit: ITV News
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