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The police today gave details of a serious road accident in Hayle in Cornwall. An 11-year-old boy was walking on Loggans Road around 8.40 in the morning on Friday December 7th when he was hit by a silver Audi A2.
The boy has been taken to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol for further treatment where he remains in a serious condition.
Three wards have been closed at Derriford hospital in Plymouth following an outbreak of the sickness and diarhea bug, norovirus. People are being asked not visit unless absolutely necessary. Visitors should stay away if they`ve had any of the symptons in the past 48 hours.
The foresty commission has confirmed there are now five suspected infected areas where ash dieback is present in the South west.
One of the latest outbreaks is in the West of Cornwall near Camborne. They are all at recently planted sites and the young trees, that may have come from the same nursery, will be destroyed.
Traditional boat-building skills have been put to the test in Lyme Regis today.
A large crowd turned out to watch the launch of a group of vessels made by students at the town's Boat Building Academy. It offers training in traditional woodworking skills. The boats included sailing dingies and canoes, and have been built in just five months.
In his 2012 Autumn statement, George Osbourne has said the A30 in Cornwall will become a dual carriageway.
Devon and Somerset fire and rescue held a silent auction to raise money for two charities who supported the service during the M5 Crash.
Items donated include a helmet signed by Jenson Button. The final winning bid was £120.
The money will go to The Fire Fighters Charity and SAVES - Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service.
Plans for a series of eco towns in Cornwall have been put on hold.The firm behind the scheme said it was waiting for the economy to improve. It had planned to build 5000 homes around disused china clay pits near St Austell.
Devon has ranked second best in a national survey on highways and transport.
The survey of public satisfaction covered 75 English and Welsh local Highways Authorities. Devon County Council was rated the best for managing roadworks and congestion.
Police are appealing for information following a crash near Bude yesterday which left a 21-year-old man seriously injured.
A Honda Civic was travelling on the B3254 when it collided with a parked Toyota in a layby.
The driver was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by air ambulance. The man, who is from Launceston, remains in intensive care.
The road was closed for around six hours yesterday while forensic officers investigated.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at around 11.35am.