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St Erth fire finally put out

Firefighters have successfully put out a giant fire at a recycling plant that caused mass disruption in Cornwall. Crews were called to the recycling yard next to St Erth station just after 8pm on Monday 8 August.


TRAVEL: Cancelled train services after fire on railway line

Thousands of travellers have faced a day of disruption in Cornwall as roads and rail lines have been closed by a huge black cloud of smoke from burning tyres.

Here are the affected lines:

  • No service on CrossCountry between St Erth and Penzance. Tickets being accepted on Great Western Railway services.
  • Passengers may alternatively use bus routes 14,17 and 18. Services between Truro and Plymouth are not affected.
  • Replacement bus service running on Great Western Railway between St Erth and St Ives (Cornwall), and between St Erth and Penzance.


Concern grows for missing Cornish pensioner

Eugene Evans Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

Police are concerned for the welfare of 71-year-old Eugene Evans, who is missing from Hayle, Cornwall.

Mr Evans is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build with light coloured hair and a receding hairline.

Until recently he had dread locks but he is believed to have cut them off.

He was reported missing from his home in St Erth yesterday (24 November).

Family have not seen him since the weekend.

Fresh appeal to find missing Meryl

Meryl Cameron has been missing since 30th March. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

The family of a woman from West Cornwall, who's been missing for four months, have renewed their appeal to find her.

Meryl Cameron went missing from her home in Canonstown, near Hayle, in March and police are keen to trace her movements around Good Friday.

Her Renault Megane car was found at Hells Mouth on the B3301 on the morning of Saturday 30th March.

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