There's new hope tonight for people on the Isles of Scilly after a pledge of a £3.5m investment into its transport links.
The Scillonian passenger ferry is nearing the end of a major refit and a new runway is to be built at Land's End airport which has been closed for most of the past two months because of flooding.
Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:
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The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.
A weekend of bad weather is due to hit the South West from today (6 February). The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued warnings.
The young man who turned his bedroom into a bomb-making factory and then tested the devices in disused mine shafts.