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BBC Cornwall | Cornwall
Autistic boy 'could' return home
The family of a severely autistic teenager says it is hopeful he will return home to Cornwall from Birmingham, after a minister criticises his care plan.

Sea temperatures hit seven-year high
Sea temperatures hit a seven-year high on parts of the South West coast.

VIDEO: Boy rescued from strong rip current
Dramatic footage showing the rescue of a young boy, dragged from a north Cornwall beach in a strong rip current, has been released by the RNLI.

Police 'failing to use handbrakes'
Thousands of pounds of damage is caused to police cars and property after officers fail to apply the handbrake properly.

ME battle woman swims to Scilly
A woman who was once forced to use a wheelchair because of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or ME, swims 26 miles from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly.

VIDEO: Scientists survey jellyfish after boom
Scientists conduct biggest survey for 40 years

Wild bees disappear across the UK
Cornwall breeding project warns colonies may die

Morgan named Cornish Pirates captain
Cornish Pirates name Chris Morgan as captain, taking over from Gavin Cattle.

Simpson ready for 1500m switch
England's 800m runner Jemma Simpson says switching to 1500m for Glasgow 2014 will be a new experience for her.

Houvenaghel retires from cycling
Bodmin-based Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games.

Cornwall crushed by Shropshire
Shropshire beat Cornwall by six wickets with a day to spare in the Minor Counties Championship.

Striker Hayles rejoins Truro City
Former Fulham and Leicester City striker Barry Hayles has rejoined Truro City, two years after leaving the club.

Truro set to miss out on Palmer
Truro City manager Steve Tully fears he will miss out on the signing of former Torquay United midfielder Ed Palmer.

BBC News | UK | World Edition
One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

Shift workers 'face diabetes risk'
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.

Success for hosts at Glasgow 2014
Host nation Scotland has a successful first day at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning 10 medals.

'Alarming' increase in sham weddings
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.

Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.

Met investigated 18 justice campaigns
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.

Killers fail to overturn voting ban
The UK Supreme Court dismisses a bid to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Secret Cinema cancels opening night
Fans react angrily after Secret Cinema cancels an immersive screening of Back to The Future with only a couple of hours' notice.

52 priests defrocked for sex abuse
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has defrocked 52 priests for sexual abuse since 2001, a report reveals.

Government to end nuclear waste veto
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.

Greens want tax on wealth over £3m
The Green Party unveils plans to impose a wealth tax on people with assets of more than £3m.

Hacking reporter spared prison
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror reporter Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month suspended jail sentence after admitting charges including phone hacking.

Apology after burns boy turned away
A health board apologises after staff at a Gwynedd hospital refused to admit an 11-year-old boy who had burned his stomach with a spilt cup of tea.

Government 'loses £700m NHS IT case'
Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.

Knife hidden in bra killer jailed
A woman who stabbed a businessman in the neck in his car is jailed for eight-and-a-half years for his manslaughter.

Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.

Boy, 3, crashes car into pub garden
A three-year-old boy escapes serious injury after he unlocks his parents' car and drives it down two embankments into a pub garden.

Major fish kill discovered in river
A major fish kill in a County Armagh river is being blamed on pollution from farm waste, says the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Kearney secures bronze medal for NI
NI's Lisa Kearney wins a bronze medal in the -52kg women's judo category after beating Canadian Audree Francis-Methot.

Gymnasts secure first Wales medal
Wales secure their first medal of the Commonwealth Games with silver in the rhythmic gymnastics team final in Glasgow.

Teen to pay £300 for supercar damage
A teenager who jumped on the bonnet of a £245,000 supercar has been told to pay the owner £300 compensation towards the £11,000 repairs.

Big crowds expected at Games day two
More than 100,000 people are expected at Commonwealth Games venues later during the second day of competition.

Exam reform delayed by schools
Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research.

Flying car hits first floor of house
A car careers off the road and flies through the air, smashing into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire.

Dwarfism boy 'barred from buses'
A boy with a form of dwarfism says he has been barred from buses five times in a fortnight in a row over the bike he uses.

Renicks sisters claim golden double
Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.

Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold
England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.

A country where liberal journalists risk death
A writer who gets on the wrong side of religious activists in Pakistan is in severe danger, and may have to vanish to survive.

When time stood still
The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima - and its owner, who found peace through forgiveness.

Illegal bottom injections on rise in US
In search of a rounder backside, women are turning to discount procedures that can lead to pains, disfiguration and even death.

Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.

Lorry speed limits being increased
The speed limit for lorries on single-lane main roads in England and Wales is to rise from 40mph to 50mph.

Assault MP referred to chief whip
Conservative MP David Ruffley, who received a police caution for common assault on his ex-partner, is referred to the government's chief whip.

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

VIDEO: Note found in World War One kilt
A hidden poem written by a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.

VIDEO: New twist in Banksy mural saga
There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.

VIDEO: Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder
Ben Blakeley, the ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, has been found guilty of her murder.

VIDEO: Luke Skywalker actor on new Star Wars
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

VIDEO: Call for end to 'throwaway society'
MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill.

VIDEO: Viking boat goes on display
The remains of a 1,000-year-old Viking boat have gone on display for the first time in the city where it was found.

VIDEO: Police monitored bereaved families
Metropolitan Police gathered information on 18 bereaved families campaigning for justice, including relatives of Stephen Lawrence and Jean-Charles de Menezes.

VIDEO: The tale of the pub with no power
Bad weather left a Kent pub without power over Christmas, the landlord has been compensated for loss of earnings as power companies change the rules on payments for people whose power is cut off

Giants fall in love with Liverpool
Why a 25ft giant is waking up in Liverpool

Five famous Scots with no vote
Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum

Winners and losers from a strong pound
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

Quiz of the week's news
Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

How Scottish are Scottie dogs?
How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland

Wiggins questions price of Tour fame
Sir Bradley Wiggins on being 'most famous man in the country'

UK growth and Games 'gold rush' - papers
Positive headlines for the UK's economy and athletes


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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