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Truro hotel evacuated after fire takes hold

The fire at the Alverton Manor hotel is now under control. Credit: Steve Hardy/ITV News

Fire crews have been tackling a fire at the Alverton Manor hotel in Truro, Cornwall.

The blaze broke out in the Manor's Great Hall and all guests and staff were evacuated.

The fire is now said to be 'under control' and crews are beginning to assess the damage.

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TRAINS: Reduced service between Falmouth and Truro

There's a reduced service on First Great Western trains between Falmouth Docks and Truro due to staff shortages.

Tickets are being accepted on First Devon and Cornwall bus services. Fewer trains are running with some trains being cancelled and replaced by buses.

Buses will replace all trains after 8pm tonight. Tickets accepted on bus route 88.

Truro becomes City of Lights

Thousands of people watched the annual City of Lights parade in Truro last night.

Now in its 17th year, it attracted people from across Cornwall for a procession of giant lanterns handmade by hundreds of local schoolchildren.

It also marked the beginning of the city's festive celebrations.

Police name Feock stab victim

The couple's house in Feock. Credit: ITV News West Country

Police in Cornwall have confirmed that a man found stabbed to death near Truro is that of family doctor Gary Hughes.

The body of Dr Hughes was discovered at his home in the village of Feock early yesterday.

His wife Marion is being treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for minor injuries.

Police say they're not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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Wife questioned after man stabbed in Feock

Wife questioned after man stabbed in Feock Credit: ITV News West Country

The wife of a sixty year old man found dead with stab wounds at his home near Truro is being questioned by police on suspicion of murder.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene in the village of Feock earlier today.

He's been named locally as Gareth Hughes, a GP. His wife Marion is being treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Woman arrested after man is found stabbed in Cornwall

A 58 year old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found stabbed at a house in Feock near Truro.

The 60 year old was declared dead at the scene. The woman had also sustained injuries which were not thought to be life threatening.

This is the beginning of an investigation, but early indications suggest this was a domestic incident and no-one else is being sought at this time. An investigation had now begun to fully understand the circumstances and events leading up to this man's death.

– Ben Beckerleg, Detective Inspector

Oysters win protected status

Truro's Fal Oysters have been awarded European protected status.

The oysters caught near Falmouth will become a premium product. The Fishermen in the Fal estuary are the only hand picking oystermen left in Europe.

The process of handpicking the oysters is said to take years of practice.

oysters Credit: ITV News West Country

Inquest into death of former naval officer in Truro

An inquest is due to take place in Truro into the death of a former naval officer who died in a plane crash.

An inquest is due to take place in Truro Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Falklands veteran Andrew Stillwell-Cox had left Perranporth airfield in his light plane before it struck nearby cliffs.

His pet dog was also killed in the crash in July 2012.

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