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Happy Birthday Anneka's Bridge!

Wadebridge was marking its Carnival Week with a very special guest last night.

It's 25 years since TV celebrity Anneka Rice helped build a much-needed crossing in the town as part of her famous Challenge series.

It connected one side of Wadebridge with the other, and has been a godsend for local residents since.

Cheers! Anneka joined locals in celebrating the anniversary Credit: ITV News
The crossing has been described as a "godsend" by local residents Credit: ITV News

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Woman discovered in a ditch after fatal hit and run is named

A woman who died following an alleged hit and run has been named.

45-year-old Kate Bailey, from Wadebridge, was found lying in a ditch at the side of the road on Trewiston Lane early on Tuesday morning.

It's thought she had been out walking her dogs at the time of the incident.

A 50-year-old man arrested in London on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an a road traffic collision, has been released on bail until October.

A white Landrover Defender thought to be involved in the collision is being investigated after it was recovered from Exeter St David's train station.

Police have renewed their appeal for anyone who saw the collision, or who has further information, to come forward.

They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have come across Kate's two dogs on the night of the incident which she was walking prior to the collision.

The dogs are not missing.

Man arrested for fatal hit and run after woman found in ditch

The scene near Wadebridge Credit: ITV West Country

A man has been arrested after a woman's body was found in a ditch following an alleged hit and run.

The 45-year-old woman was discovered by a member of the public shortly before 4.45am on Tuesday morning, on Trewiston Lane, St Minver.

Officers believe she may have been hit by a vehicle.

Police later recovered a Landrover Defender thought to be involved in the incident from the car park of Exeter St David's train station.

The male diver was arrested in London shortly after midnight on Wednesday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

He is currently in custody in Plymouth awaiting interview by police.

Police appeal after Cornwall fatal hit and run

The scene near Wadebridge Credit: ITV West Country

Police are appealing for information after a woman's body was found in a ditch following a hit and run.

The 45-year-old was discovered by a member of the public shortly before 4.45am this morning, Tuesday, on Trewiston Lane, St Minver.

Officers believe she may have been hit by a vehicle.

The road has been closed and officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are carrying out a forensic examination of the scene.

Her next of kin has been informed.

Credit: ITV West Country

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Ex-teacher convicted of sexual offences against boys

Jonathan Thomson-Glover Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A former teacher from Cornwall will spend longer in prison after being found guilty of a number sexual offences involving teenage boys.

54-year-old Jonathan Thomson-Glover from Wadebridge is already serving time in prison for downloading indecent images of children.

A judge at Truro Crown Court today ruled he would have to serve an additional six months.

Poldark stunt double in action at Royal Cornwall Show

Much of the action at the Royal Cornwall Show takes place in the main show ring.

Our presenter Kylie Pentelow has met some of the stars of the TV series Poldark who have been wowing the crowds with their spectacular stunt routine.

She caught up with them and found out how difficult it is to perform acrobatics on horseback.

Lottery winner donates £1 million to MS charity

A lottery winner has donated £1 million of his winnings to a Cornish charity that supports people with multiple sclerosis. Peter Congdon from Truro won £13.5 million last year.

He pledged to help the MS charity from the moment he won as a lasting tribute to his wife Rosemary who had MS for more than 30 years.

Today he presented a cheque for £1 million to the Merlin MS Centre in memory of his late wife Rosemary who had the condition.

The presentation took place on the first day of the Royal Cornwall show.

"This is an incredibly generous gift from Peter which will make such a difference to the lives of people across the county, not just with MS, but with other health conditions too. It has long been a dream of ours to have a hydrotherapy pool and thanks to Peter, this dream can now be realised."

– Sarah Snell, Merlin MS Centre
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