West Country families have opened up their homes to those experiencing loneliness or have additional needs, creating new families.Read the full story ›
Cornwall Council says temporary repairs to Portreath's damaged sea wall are being finished today.
The old cob wall which defends houses from the sea was breached by massive waves during Storm Eleanor a week ago.
Giant concrete cubes have been used to block the hole left in the wall, and sand bags are being cemented under the slipway to prevent water getting in.
The council is in talks with a private Cardiff based company which owns the sea wall about a permanent solution.
Work to install temporary sea defences at Portreath is due to start tomorrow.
15 to 20 concrete cubes of differing sizes will be built in a curve to try to deflect the waves, rather than take them head on
Portreath residents are being urged to leave their homes as they may not be protected after Storm Eleanor destroyed the Harbour Wall.Read the full story ›
32 clubs from around the UK are taking part in the championships held at Holywell Bay and Portreath Beach in Cornwall.Read the full story ›
A man has stranded himself on a small island to raise money for charity.
Lee Hodge, from Portreath, returned to the mainland yesterday lunchtime after 48 hours on Gull Rock.
Armed with just a cool box, camping stove and a kayak, he says he passed the time waving to passing kayakers and drying out his clothes (it rained both nights!)
Lee decided he wanted to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care after losing his stepfather to cancer. He raised more than £2000.
He says he hasn't stopped the fundraising and he's planning a skydive next.
The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.Read the full story ›
The one hundred year old harbour wall in the Cornish village of Portreath has been damaged by the storms.
Falmouth Coastguard is warning people to beware of incoming tides. Six people were cut off on Cornish beaches in two incidents on Saturday night. They happened at Zacry's Island near Newquay, and Gooden Heane Cove at Portreath.
The pilot of a light aircraft has died after it crashed into a cliff near RAF Portreath in North Cornwall. The plane had earlier taken off from Perranporth Flying Club before the crash, which happened just after 4pm. No-one else was on board.
The aircraft caught fire after striking the cliff edge near a potato field. Police and fire crews are at the scene. It's believed the male pilot came from St Austell.