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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


Birthday gift for the Queen

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The organisers of the Royal Cornwall Show are delivering a hamper packed with Cornish produce to the Queen at Buckingham palace to mark her 90th birthday.

Containing more than 90 local delicacies it will arrive at the palace tomorrow morning.

Organiser Hilary Wood says "it contains everything from gin to chocolate - we hope her majesty loves it".


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

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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.

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.

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