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Footpath closed in Cornwall after large cliff fall

The path between Porthleven and Loe Bar has been closed due to a cliff fall Credit: Google Earth

There has been a large cliff fall on the path between Porthleven and Loe Bar following the recent storms.

The National Trust has had to close the cliff path and warns that the waves are continuing to cause damage.

We have had to close the cliff path between Porthleven and Loe Bar today due to a large cliff fall. Please avoid this area, the waves are still very large and causing ongoing damage.

– National Trust

Police 'increasingly concerned' for welfare of missing 94-year-old man from Porthleven

Officers say Norman Stephens has been missing from his home since this morning. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police are growing "increasingly concerned" for the welfare of a 94-year-old man from Porthleven.

Officers say Norman Stephens has been missing from his home since this morning.

He is described as a white male who has short grey hair and may be wearing a long beige padded coat with pyjama bottoms and blue slippers.

Police say Mr Stephens walks with a wheeled frame.


Campaign begins to save historic Cornish clock

Porthleven's Bickford-Smith Institute Credit: ITV News

A campaign has begun to save one of the West Country's most prominent landmarks. With its position at the end of the harbour, Porthleven's Bickford-Smith Institute is often photographed, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Credit: ITV News

Porthleven Town Council that own the building says it needs a major overhaul. It's going to hold an open day to ask the public for their views on the building's future.

It's thought to renovate and maintain will total cost will be in the region of half a million pounds.

The Open Day will take place on March 26th.


Before and after: Porthleven beach loses its sand

The way in which the winter weather can change our shoreline has been illustrated once again this week.

The casualty this time was the beach at Porthleven where a freak high tide moved vast amounts of sand, leaving nothing but rocks.

That new landscape was short-lived though, as within days some of the sand has been moving back into place.

Before: Porthleven beach as it usually looks Credit: ITV News
After: Porthleven beach reduced to rocks

The new landscape was short-lived though, as within days some of the sand has been moving back into place.

Cornish fog in all its glory

We think this photo would have provided inspiration for Turner. It was taken by our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin, who's a bit out of his patch at Porthleven in Cornwall.

The fog is certainly atmospheric....

You can just pick out the red of the buoy against all the grey of a foggy day at Porthleven Credit: ITV News/Ken Goodwin

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Repairs continue in Porthleven following winter storms

The legacy of the winter storms continues to be felt right across our region with many communities still struggling to get back to normal - and in many cases rebuild their shattered livelihoods.

And none more so than the Cornish fishing village of Porthleven. Repairs are continuing to the picturesque harbour there, while many of the fishermen have only recently got back to sea. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has been to meet some of them.

Race on to repair Porthleven storm damage

Workmen inspect the damage in Porthleven harbour today Credit: ITV News West Country

Six boats were sunk in Porthleven today when the wooden beams at the inner harbour entrance broke free. An operation is ongoing to remove the remaining boats before high tide tonight.

Mark Thomas, Coastguard Sector Manager said "The big lumps of wood that protect the inner harbour have been broken and washed out, so the whole of the inner harbour has been pretty much subject to the full force of the storm."

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