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Shannon_Hards published Cleo the dog from St Austell achieves international fame through...
A Cornish dog named Cleo has risen to international fame after pictures of her posing in locations across Cornwall were shared across Facebook.Not one to appear in public without her harness, Cleo is a three-year-old Jack Russell cross pug from St Austell.According to her owner, father-of-two Kevin Elliott, Cleo enjoys a scrambled egg breakfast three times a week and ventures to the pub for a pint on Sundays. Read more: Our 'How Cool Is Your Dog?' campaign is taking Cornwall by storm Speaking...

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WBgdavies published Falmouth harbour dredging project to allow bigger cruise ships...
Falmouth harbour's multi-million pound dredging project has hit another stumbling block as the organisation which will make the final decision raises concerns over the potential damage to the environment.It was hoped a decision would have been made earlier this year, giving approval in principle so the project could go forward, but it is now unlikely to happen until late autumn.The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), a Government body, will have the final say on whether it feels there will not...

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WBgdavies published Reports of child neglect in Cornwall are at an all-time high, new...
There have been a record numbers of reports of neglect of children in Cornwall received by the NSPCC in the past year.The charity said it was referring an average of three cases a week to the police and social services in the county. The figures represent a nearly 30% increase on the previous year.One person told Helpline staff that her neighbour regularly left her children at home long past midnight to go out drinking and she saw the youngsters "peering through the curtains a few times as...

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Jeff_Reines published Rapist from Cornwall broke into victim's house as she tried to...
A rapist broke into his victim's house after trying to get in through upstairs windows as she raised the alarm through a Facebook message.Darren Whelband, from Camelford, used a ladder to try to get through two upstairs windows before smashing through a glass panel in the front door of the house.The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, could not alert the police because there was no mobile signal in the area and Whelband had broken her landline handset.She tried to report his attack on...

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HannahCL published Rare guitar, one of only 75 in the world, has just sold for...
An incredibly rare guitar, one of only 75 ever made, has just been sold off for £9,000 – in Truro city centre.Renowned rock and roll music shop Modern Music, which has been in the heart of Truro for 35 years, recently bought in an authentic Martin D-28 John Lennon 75th anniversary edition, steel-strung guitar.The stunning acoustic arrived in the popular shop last week and was immediately snapped up by a "big fan" who paid £9,000 for it.As well as being one of only 75...

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CMJacqui published Fire ripped through a home in Newquay this morning and this is...
Firefighters arrived just in time to stop a fire from ripping through a house in Newquay.Crews from the town were called to a fire in a two-storey house on Henver Road shortly after 10.30am on Tuesday.On arrival they discovered a fire on the ground floor of the property, which started in the living room.Two fire crews from Newquay community fire station attended the scene.The living room and its contents were destroyed in the fire, which was extinguished within an hour.Read more: Family comes to...

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WBgdavies commented Cancer patient in wheelchair denied hospital transport must pay...
A pensioner with cancer who is confined to a wheelchair due to childhood polio has been forced to pay nearly £100 for a taxi to hospital after new rules appear to deem her "independent" and deny her specialist transport.Jennifer Summers, 72, is about to undergo three weeks of radiotherapy and needs to attend an appointment on Friday (August 25) but claimed she was denied the transport service to and from the Royal Cornwall Hospital when she called to book her lift, as she had...

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CMJacqui commented Ultrafast broadband announced for Cornwall with thousands...
A £17.6 million deal to take ultrafast broadband to thousands more homes and businesses in some of Cornwall's most remote places has been unveiled.The third phase of the Superfast Cornwall programme will see the latest Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology - capable of delivering speeds up to one gigabit per second (Gbps) – rolled out to more than 7,000 premises by the end of 2019.The first locations to benefit are expected to be announced on the www.superfastcornwall.org website...

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CGMikeS commented Summercourt family comes to terms with arson attack which killed...
A devastated family from Summercourt is coming to terms with losing thousands of pounds worth of pony equipment in an arson attack which also killed its beloved guinea pigs.Chloé Cookson and her friends could only watch as a fire ripped through their new yard in the village shortly before midnight on Tuesday, August 15.A shed full of horse tack (equipment) worth thousands of pounds was burnt to the ground, as was the hutch in which guinea pigs Vivian and Gordon were sleeping as the fire...

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wbchris published Cornwall teenager raped girlfriend on her sofa after she said no...
A 17-year-old living in Cornwall has been told he faces a prison sentence after admitting raping his girlfriend on the sofa despite her repeatedly saying she did not want to have sex.The teenager is facing a possible jail sentence for forcing himself on the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and leaving her in tears.The girl, aged 17 at the time, fell asleep on a sofa at her Plymouth home after the couple watched a film, a court heard.She awoke to find her boyfriend touching her...

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