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87-year-old woman dies after being blown over by helicopter landing

An 87-year-old woman who died during a helicopter landing was blown over while walking on a footpath, police said. Devon and Cornwall Police said it was continuing to investigate the incident at Derriford Hospital on Friday. The “down draft” from the landing helicopter caused the woman, from Plymouth, to be blown over, the force added. […]

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Mother ‘truly sorry’ for leaving 9-year-old son with American bulldog who mauled him to death

The mother of a nine-year-old boy who was killed by a dog apologised to his family for her “senseless actions” in leaving the animal alone with him. Frankie Macritchie was attacked by the 45kg American bulldog Staffordshire bull terrier cross in a caravan in Cornwall in April 2019. His mother Tawnee Willis, from Plymouth, was […]

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Two presumed dead after failing to return to the surface while exploring a wreck off Cornwall coast

Two men who failed to return to the surface after exploring a wreck off the coast of Cornwall are presumed to have died. The pair were diving around the HMS Scylla which was sunk in 2004 to create an offshore reef. A major search operation off Whitsand Bay continued until Saturday. James Instance from Falmouth […]

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Man beats seagull to death with child’s spade on a beach in Cornwall

A man allegedly beat a seagull to death with a spade in front of several children on a beach in Cornwall. The incident was reported along Porthgwidden Beach on Saturday. A woman witness speaking to Cornwall Live said a family sitting nearby repeatedly threw cans of Coca Cola at a seagull, injuring the legally protected […]

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Woman miraculously survives 60 feet fall off Cornwall cliff during coastal walk

A woman miraculously survived a 60 feet fall off a cliff after slipping during a coastal walk and fractured her spine. Rebekah Crawford, 37, was enjoying a family walk in June last year when she plummeted from a cliff near Lamorna Cove in Cornwall, England. She had been walking along a narrow bit of path […]

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G7 Summit Round-up: Vaccine inequity, climate change, global taxes

The G7 countries ended their three-day summit with a diverse set of initiatives, including a pledge to vaccinate poorer countries against the coronavirus, a promise to make large corporations pay their fair share of taxes and a plan to tackle climate change. In a joint communique on Sunday at the end of the meeting in […]

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‘Mount Recyclemore’: Sculpture of G7 leaders erected in Cornwall ahead of summit

A sculpture of G7 leaders shaped like Mount Rushmore made of electronic waste has been erected in Cornwall ahead of the G7 Summit. It has been named “Mount Recyclemore” and bids to highlight the damage caused by the disposal of electronic devices. Sculptor Joe Rush said he hoped it would show they needed to be […]