Live updates

Cornwall's Josh Curnow misses out on spot in BGT final

Josh Curnow performing in the third live semi-final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent Credit: Syco/TalkbackThames

Cornish singer-songwriter Josh Curnow has narrowly missed out on a place in the Britain's Got Talent final.

Josh grew up in Wadebridge and now lives in Indian Queens. He's played in bars and pubs across the county and had high hopes of winning the ITV competition, which offers a chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show.

Josh wowed the crowd with his version of Runnin' by Beyonce Credit: Syco/TalkbackThames

He certainly impressed the BGT judges in the semi-final with his rendition of Runnin' by Beyonce - but not enough to win the votes of the viewers and make it through to the final ten. He came in fourth place.

Josh may still have a chance at glory... if he is selected as one of the judges' wild cards

Credit: Syco/TalkbackThames

School children get up close and personal with farm animals

Around 750 primary school children from across Cornwall have been learning about where their food comes from Credit: ITV West Country

Around 750 primary school children from across Cornwall have been getting up close and personal with farm animals.

The event in Wadebridge hopes to teach the children about the links between farming and food production.

They met these adorable lambs Credit: ITV West Country

They met animals, looked at farm machinery and were shown how raw ingredients grown and reared locally turn into the foods they are familiar with.

The event is in its fourth year and takes place across two days - with more than 1,500 Cornish primary school children expected to attend.

Advertisement

Volunteers' hard work pays off as donations are shipped to Syria

Organisers used a warehouse at the Royal Cornwall Showground. Credit: ITV West Country

Tonnes of aid for refugees collected by people in Cornwall will depart for Syria later.

A 40-foot container was filled with donations in Wadebridge earlier this month and was taken to High Wycombe. Today it's shipped to help those in need.

People were so generous that organisers in Wadebridge had to take over a warehouse at the Royal Cornwall Showground.

Former teacher's case will not be reviewed

onathan Thomson-Glover arriving at court Credit: ITV News

There have been growing calls for a former teacher, who was jailed for secretly filming his pupils at a private school in Bristol, to face a longer sentence.

The Crown Prosecution Service asked the Attorney General to review the case of Jonathan Thomson-Glover, believing his sentence was unduly lenient. However it's been confirmed that the 53 year-old's case will not be re-opened.

The former teacher, from Wadebridge in Cornwall, was jailed for 3 years 9 months after admitting making indecent images of children through hidden cameras at a Bristol boarding school.

"While consideration was given to reviewing the sentence passed, the offences to which Jonathan Thomson-Glover pleaded guilty are not offences that can be referred to the AG as unduly lenient. Only certain offences can be referred and these are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and various orders made under that Act. Offences of taking, making and possessing indecent images are not included.”

– HOWARD PHILLIPS, CPS SENIOR CROWN PROSECUTOR
  1. West Country (E)

Families of teacher's victims unhappy at length of jail sentence

Jonathan Thomson-Glover admitted making indecent images of children Credit: ITV News

A former teacher in Bristol has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of scores of children using hidden cameras at a boarding school and another property.

Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, who taught at Clifton College, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

Abuse lawyer Oliver Jeffcott, of Slater and Gordon, who represents one of the victims, said: "My client's family have been in tears after hearing the news that he had pleaded guilty and will be jailed.

"Whilst they are relieved his guilty plea has spared them the trauma of having to give evidence in court, they do not feel that a prison sentence of three years and nine months is sufficient, given the appalling breach of trust."

He added: "These crimes have caused huge distress to pupils over the last 12 months at a time when they should have been free to focus on their exams.Instead, both they and their families have been left distraught by these dreadful offences."

Advertisement

  1. West Country (E)

Former teacher jailed for making indecent images of scores of children

Jonathan Thomson-Glover was jailed for three years and nine months Credit: ITV News

A former teacher has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of scores of children using hidden cameras at a boarding school in Bristol.

Jonathan Thomson-Glover, who taught at Clifton College in Bristol, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

Thomson-Glover, of Wadebridge, Cornwall, was jailed for three years and nine months by Judge David Ticehurst at Taunton Crown Court.

The charges relate to more than 120 victims filmed by hidden cameras at Clifton College and an address in Cornwall over a 16-year period.

  1. West Country (E)

Ex public school teacher admits making indecent images of children

Jonathan Thomson-Glover is accused of making indecent images of children Credit: ITV News

A former Bristol teacher has pleaded guilty to making indecent images of children through hidden cameras at a boarding school and another property.

Jonathan Thomson-Glover, who taught at Clifton College, is accused of 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

It is understood the charges relate to more than 120 victims who were allegedly filmed by cameras at Clifton College and an address in Cornwall over a 16-year period.

Thomson-Glover, of Wadebridge, Cornwall, is appearing before Judge David Ticehurst at Taunton Crown Court.

He was charged following a joint investigation between Avon and Somerset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police.

Ex-teacher due in court charged with spying on pupils with hidden cameras

Jonathan Thomson-Glover is accused of making indecent images of children Credit: ITV News

A former Bristol public school teacher is due to appear at Taunton Crown Court later, charged with making indecent images of children through hidden cameras.

Jonathan Thomson-Glover of Wadebridge in Cornwall, who taught at Clifton College, is accused of 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

It is understood the charges relate to more than 120 victims allegedly filmed at the college and an address in Cornwall over 16 years.

Load more updates