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30,000 watch Truro's City of Lights Festival

This year was one of the busiest festivals the City has seen Credit: ITV West Country

An estimated 30,000 people turned out to watch Truro's City of Lights Festival last night - making it one of the busiest ever.

The parade featured giant lanterns with a 'heroes' theme, with some paying tribute to the First World War centenary. The paper and withy creations are made by local school children and a team of artists.

Thousands attend Truro's City of Lights festival

Thousands of people turned out in Truro last night for the annual City of Lights festival.

The parade featured giant lanterns with a 'heroes' theme, with some paying tribute to the First World War centenary.

The paper and withy creations are made by local school children and a team of artists.

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Pictures from tonight's Truro City of Lights Festival

The City of Lights incorporates art, music, dance and, as its name suggests, light.

The event features is a procession of giant handmade withy and tissue lanterns floating through the streets carried by professional artists accompanied by a host of smaller lanterns carried by Cornish school children and local community and youth groups.

Cornwall College's lantern. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
Lanterns at Truro City of Lights Festival tonight. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
Lanterns at Truro City of Lights Festival tonight. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
Lanterns at Truro City of Lights Festival tonight. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
Lanterns at Truro City of Lights Festival tonight. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle

2014 City of Lights to kick off Truro's festive season

The City of Lights parade is an annual tradition Credit: Jon Crwys-Williams/EMPICS Entertainment

Thousands of people will be in Truro tonight for this year's City of Lights parade, which is themed 'Heroes', inspired by the First World War.

People from across the county come to see the procession of giant lanterns handmade by hundreds of local schoolchildren.

The event also marks the beginning of the city's festive celebrations.

Stadium fears over supermarket plans

There are fears Cornwall Stadium could be jeopardised if supermarket plans are approved today Credit: ITV Westcountry

Plans for two supermarkets and 1,200 homes to the west of Truro go before Cornwall Council later.

But supporters of a new stadium for Cornwall say that, if they're approved, it could jeopardise plans for another supermarket which is needed to finance the project.

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National appeal over mystery death in Cornwall

Detectives are hoping a reconstruction of the last known movements of a man found dead on a Cornish beach will help them find out what happened to him.

Alan Jeal's naked body was found washed up on the beach at Perranporth in February. It is hoped tonight's national appeal will provide some answers about what happened.

Police appeal after Truro Railway Station sexual assault

The British Transport Police are appealing for information a woman was sexually assaulted at Truro Railway Station.

It's believed the incident happened at around 8pm last Saturday. A 25 year old man has been arrested in connection with the alleged assault and has been released on bail till later this month.

A woman was subjected to an alleged sexual assault as she disembarked from a train at Truro station at about 8.05pm on Saturday, 28 June.

At this stage, I am appealing for any witnesses who were on the platform or who were alighting the train at the time of the incident, to come forward and make contact with British Transport Police.

– PC Wayne Frost, British Transport Police
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