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Woman dies while on holiday with friends and family

The woman was on holiday in Polzeath Credit: Matt Cardy/PA

A woman has died after going missing while on holiday in Cornwall.

Family and friends of the 36-year-old raised the alarm in Polzeath on Sunday morning (December 4) and a coastal search took place.

Police, the Coastguard and a Lifeboat searched the harbour but tragically the woman was found in the sea.

She was taken to Treliske Hospital but sadly died on arrival.

Police are continuing enquiries in to the circumstances of her death on behalf of the Coroner, the family have been notified.

Credit: Matt Cardy/PA

David Cameron's favourite Cornish holiday spot gets zero food hygiene rating

The former PM and his family were often pictured at the Galleon Beach Cafe. Credit: ITV West Country

A beach-side cafe made famous by David Cameron during his annual trips to Cornwall has been given a food hygiene rating of zero.

The former prime minister and his wife Samantha were often pictured outside the Galleon Beach Cafe during their holidays in Polzeath.

But following an inspection by the council's food inspectors, the cafe was found among the worst in the county for cleanliness and hygiene.

It was awarded the lowest rating on the zero to five scale which means "urgent improvements are necessary".

Credit: Food Standards Agency

The rating revealed that the "system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat" required "urgent improvement".

A full report and breakdown of the issues at the cafe has been requested from Cornwall Council.

So far ITV News has been unable to reach the cafe for comment.


Bluebells carpet Pentire Head

Bluebells at the National Trust’s Pentire Head, near Polzeath Credit: Mike Simmonds

The bluebells at the National Trust’s Pentire Head, near Polzeath, are in full bloom.

Bluebells, more often associated with woodland, are also common on unimproved grasslands that haven’t been ploughed, reseeded or fertilised.

In the warm, moist climate of the south west, bluebells can thrive too on the more sheltered aspects of the cliffs.

Bluebells at the National Trust’s Pentire Head, near Polzeath Credit: Mike Simmonds

These carpets of bluebells have fairly recently become a regular feature at Pentire Head.

Of course there are dozens more different species of flower starting to bloom on the coast – for example spring squill, kidney vetch, sea campion and birds-foot trefoil.

– Mike Simmonds, Lead Ranger for the area