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BBC Cornwall | Cornwall
Two men injured in accident at docks
Two men are injured after the collapse of a steel structure at Falmouth Docks in Cornwall, police say.

Uni boss faces sex harassment probe
Plymouth University's chairman of governors is to be investigated about claims of sexual harassment of female staff.

Motorcyclist killed in collision
A motorcyclist dies from head injuries following a collision in St Mawes, Cornwall.

PM condemns journalist's beheading
Prime Minister David Cameron abandons a holiday in Cornwall for meetings on Iraq and Syria with the Foreign Secretary.

Two charged in courier fraud probe
Two men are charged and another released on bail as part of an investigation into a £1m fraud in south-west England.

Charity founder charged with fraud
The founder of the aid charity ShelterBox is charged with three counts of fraud.

Marine theft fear in boat search
A four hour air and sea search in Fowey is suspended as rescue teams suspect marine theft.

Is Cornwall more like Scotland than England?
Is Cornwall more like Scotland than England?

The village 'washed on to the map'
Why villagers think the floods were a good thing

Pirates chairman appeals for support
Cornish Pirates chairman Ian Connell appeals to his side's fans to do their part to help the club's finances.

Watson sends Truro City to victory
Truro City win their first home game of the season as Ben Watson scores twice in their 2-1 victory over Hungerford Town.

Cornwall end campaign with defeat
Cornwall end their Minor Counties Championship campaign with another loss after going down by 93 runs to Dorset.

Truro City boss rues rash challenge
Truro boss Steve Tully rues a rash challenge by goalkeeper Kyle Moore that cost his side victory at leaders Cambridge City.



BBC News | UK | World Edition
Beheading suspect 'probably British'
David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.

'Volatile' GCSE results expected
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with warnings of "shocks in store" for some schools.

Second arrest over Tilbury death
A second person is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of man in a shipping container in Essex.

People hurt in Longleat train crash
Two carriages overturn at Longleat Adventure Park, leaving six people injured.

Warning issued over oil predictions
A leading oil industry figure says the Scottish government's predictions for North Sea oil recovery are up to 60% too high.

Four arrested over letter bombs
Police investigating a series of letter bombs sent to addresses in Northern Ireland and England arrest four people.

Bank of England split over rate rise
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.

Neglect 'left girl unable to walk'
A three-year old could not walk because agencies underestimated the impact of neglect by her parents who were later jailed, a report says.

Two more hospital 'neglect' arrests
Two more nurses have been arrested in an investigation into allegations of wilful neglect at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, say police.

Grand Prix racer dies in qualifying
A former Manx Grand Prix winner from County Antrim has been killed during qualifying for this year's event in the Isle of Man, organisers confirm.

Independence 'would devastate BBC'
Scottish independence would see the BBC broken up with "devastating" consequences for broadcasting in Scotland, according to pro-Union figures.

Police crash halts wrong-way driver
Police stop a car travelling the wrong way along a motorway by crashing into it head-on.

Lib Dems 'changed' since Rennard row
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says the "party has changed" after Lord Rennard has his membership restored and disciplinary measures are dropped.

Mortgage lending highest since 2008
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.

New domestic abuse law considered
A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans to tackle an issue which prompted one millions calls to police in 12 months.

'Growth drives UK flooding problems'
Part of the UK's problem with flooding is self-imposed, according to new research.

UK's 'most generous town' revealed
Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town.

Teacher makes 27,000 loom band top
A supply teacher from Northamptonshire uses more than 27,000 pink loom bands to create a one-off garment for a breast cancer charity.

Job loss fears at medical business
Northern Ireland's largest, private medical group says it may have to lay off 50 staff following a cut in the number of patients referred by the NHS.

'Five failures' led to baby's death
There were five failings in the care given to a mother in labour which lead to her baby's death, a coroner rules.

City bakery 'makes 390 job losses'
A bakery in Newport is reported to be cutting 390 jobs by November.

Injured yachtsman taken to hospital
A yachtsman is taken to hospital after getting into difficulty in Newport Bay in Pembrokeshire.

Think tank recommends keeping pound
An independent Scotland should use the pound without the UK's permission, says a report from the Adam Smith Institute.

MSPs tackle police firearms policy
The Scottish parliament's Justice Committee is to look at the routine arming of specialist police officers.

Drunk stowaway said he was co-pilot
A drunken 22-year-old who managed to sneak on to a plane told staff he was the co-pilot when he was found, a court hears.

Service for Marchioness boat victims
Relatives of 51 people who died when the Marchioness pleasure boat sank in the River Thames in London gather at a service to remember them 25 years on.

Maribor 1-1 Celtic
Celtic pick up an away goal as they draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.

Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.

Man Utd complete £16m Rojo signing
Manchester United announce the £16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.

Is anti-Semitism rising?
Does the evidence support claims that anti-Semitism has risen since the recent conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza?

The island that kids learn to leave
As hundreds of thousands of people leave Ireland to look for work, rural communities - such as those on Achill Island - are struggling to survive.

10 theories on how uptalk originated
The Magazine's recent piece on uptalk - the habit of making statements sound like questions - prompted lots of emails.

PM condemns journalist's beheading
The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.

DWP defends staff referendum advice
A Whitehall department denies advising its staff to vote "No" in the Scottish independence referendum.

Expenses fraud probe MEP in clear
A former Conservative MEP who was accused of expenses fraud faces no further action, police say.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

VIDEO: 'Our friend has given us a son'
BBC News met new parents Nick and Michael Scott-Kline with 18-month-old Elliot and surrogate mother Sarah Jones.

VIDEO: English attitudes to Scottish referendum
Has the Scottish referendum debate led England to consider its position within the Union?

VIDEO: Hijacked lorry sparks security alert
A security alert is under way in Londonderry following the hijacking of a lorry in the city.

VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane
The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights.

AUDIO: 'I'm living in a tent with my son'
'Jane', a victim of domestic violence for 15 years, says nobody will help shelter her.

VIDEO: Friend pays tribute to reporter Foley
Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy pays tribute to US reporter James Foley, who has apparently been killed by the Islamic State.

VIDEO: Biker guilty of 'dangerous' ride
A biker who filmed himself nearly crashing into a car head-on at high speed is found guilty of dangerous driving.

VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.

The ways people are deliberately kept waiting
The times people are deliberately kept waiting

How would 'Yes' vote affect Northern Ireland?
How would Scotland 'Yes' vote affect Northern Ireland?

HS2 and the new North-South divide
Is HS2 actually driving the North and South further apart?

The only Englishman in Spain's elite
The English footballer carving out a career in Spain

Remembering the Marchioness disaster
The young model among the 51 Marchioness disaster victims

The puzzle of uncollected ashes
Why would relatives leave ashes in a funeral parlour for years?

Jihadist 'manhunt' on front pages
Hunt for jihadist who beheaded reporter dominates front pages

 


MV Alacrity Exhibition




The exhibition details the story of a shipwreck - the MV Alacrity, which ran aground in Portheras Cove, Pendeen in 1963, and was spectacularly exploded by the Royal Engineers in 1981. It features photographs, artefacts, memories, and archive film footage from the BBC and ITVSW, and runs for seven days from 6th -12th August inclusive, from 11am-3pm daily, at The Centre of Pendeen, village community centre, TR19 7SE (website http://www.centreofpendeen.co.uk/). Admission is FREE, and the venue is child and disabled friendly with a small free car park and plenty of free on-street parking nearby.

The exhibition has been researched and put together by two local community groups, The Friends of Portheras Cove, and The Centre of Pendeen (reg charity no 1081351).

 

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