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Students have joined expert Brian Sheen from the Roseland Observatory to view the eclipse using specially adapted telescopes and carting out scientific experiments which project the image on the sun onto a white card .

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The conditions really are perfect here and I'm always excited to start to see the sun disappear. We won't see another event like this until 2026 and a for a full eclipse 2090.

– Roseland Observatory
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The temperature has gone really cold I can't believe how much it's dropped. It's amazing for this to happen the year that we're studying astronomy.

– Lowenna Penny
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I thought it would look really fuzzy but the image was really sharp as the moon moved across the sun.

– Rosalind Williams
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Truro women warned: Don't walk alone at night

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Police in Truro are warning women not to walk alone at night after a woman was attacked in the city.

The 22-year-old local woman realised she was being followed by a man near the Trafalgar roundabout at around 3.30am on Saturday 7 March.

The man grabbed her and attacked her before running away. The woman was slightly injured.

The suspect is described as around 5ft 6ins, with a bald head and a foreign accent. He was wearing jeans and a hooded top. He may have a visible injury to his face.

We would encourage girls and women in the city to be vigilant, and not to walk alone at night. We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could help with our enquiries. Anyone who is approached by a man matching this description or who sees someone acting suspiciously should report it to police.

– Detective Constable Matthew Cobb, Devon & Cornwall police

Anyone with information is asked to email, or call 101, quoting reference CR/015726/15. Or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Tsunami victim's mother raises money for Cornish aid charity

A mother whose daughter died in the Tsunami that devastated South East Asia more than ten years ago has held a fund raising event for one of the charities who responded to the disaster, Cornish-based ShelterBox.

Wendy Perry, from Truro, says it's a fitting memorial to her daughter who was always willing to help others.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:

Charity busker "devastated" over Facebook row

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A 10 year old busker who has raised over £34,000 for the Children's Hospice South West has had her fundraising Facebook page shut down, because she's too young to use the site.

Violinist Madison Glinski started playing in the street in St Ives and Truro when she was nine.

Her Facebook page was used to chart her fundraising and had over 100,000 page views, along with videos and messages of thanks from families who use the Little Harbour hospice in Cornwall.

But because she is under Facebook's age 13 restriction, the page has been closed down, despite pleas from mum Teressa who was updating the page on her daughters behalf.

We woke up to find our account had been blocked and communications from Facebook wanted clarification of Madison's date of birth. I explained to them our operations on Facebook and I completely agree with their age rules. All we really wanted was her community page saved, and I asked many many times for them to allow me to go back and be an administrator but they weren't going to allow that.

– Teressa Glinski

It means Madison has lost her online photos, videos and messages charting her fundraising since last August.

"It makes me feel very upset and devastated really and I feel a bit robbed, they were all my photos and everything."

– Madison Glinski

Facebook has told the family it was acting in accordance with the sites rules.


Man dies after collision near Truro

A man in his twenties has died after his car left the road and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed.

The crash happened at Perranarworthal on the A39 near Truro.

The Truro-bound carriageway of the A39 remains closed while officers carry out a forensic examination of the scene. Drivers are asked to find an alternative route.

Woman charged with murder after 2008 care home fire

A woman has appeared in court charged with murder after a fire in Truro in 2008.

Gladys Rowe died in the fire at the Rosewyn House care home. The home is now under new ownership and is run as a drug rehabilitation centre.

Gladys Rowe died in a fire in 2008 Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

41-year-old Karen Pedley from Carharrack near Redruth is accused of starting the fire. She's facing a murder charge as well as six other charges of causing criminal damage by fire with intent to endanger life.

Mrs Pedley entered no plea at Truro Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody.

Fixers: taking on the body beautiful

An aspiring actress from Cornwall is tackling the modern pressure to look perfect and trying to boost young people's self-confidence with a new project.

18-year-old Maddie Wilshire from Truro used to have huge problems with her weight as she struggled to live up to the idealised images she saw everywhere in magazines and on screen.

Now she's trying to help people celebrate their differences rather than wishing they looked like everyone else. She's teamed up with Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to produce posters and postcards celebrating those differences.

Click below to watch her inspiring story:

For more information visit the Fixers website.

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