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TWO people have been jailed in connection to the death of a child in Liskeard. Eve Leatherland, who was just 22 months of age, sustained multiple fractures, bruises and had a fatal dose of codeine in her system, when she died in Liskeard on October 5, 2017. Her mother Abigail Leatherland was found guilty of …

ONE of the longest serving members of staff at Children’s Hospice South West has retired this week after nearly a quarter-of-a-century at the charity. Alison Vogler, senior cook at Little Bridge House, was one of the original care team members when the doors of the hospice opened for the first time in September 1995. Nearly …

THE Red Arrows will be returning to Plymouth this year for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 29. Huge crowds gathered to watch the impressive aerobatic team the last time they performed in the city in 2012, when Plymouth hosted the national Armed Forces Day event. Deputy council leader Pete Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled that …

CHILDREN from one Cornish School have run, jogged or walked enough miles to almost reach Australia. King Charles Primary School in Falmouth is one of 90 schools across the county that have signed up to the ‘Daily Mile’, a national initiative supported by Cornwall Council’s Healthy Schools’ team that inspires young people to get more …

EIGHT people have been charged with a series of drug related and modern slavery act offences, following a series of warrants carried out in Cornwall and London. Warrants were carried out addresses in the London boroughs of Haringey, Lewisham and Hackney, as well as in Bodmin, St Austell and Newquay, Cornwall, as part of ongoing …

INVESTIGATIONS are ongoing to establish the cause of a gas explosion in Bucksfastleigh. Emergency services were called at 7.50am on Saturday, March 23, to a property in Barn Park, following reports of a gas explosion. One female in her 70s sustained burns and was taken to hospital. She remains in hospital in Bristol at this …

FRED THOMAS, better known as the Skinner’s Brewery mascot Betty Stogs, is in full training for this year’s London Marathon which is now only seven weeks away. Fresh off stage from his stint in Sticker’s panto, The Frog Prince, by day Fred can be found working at MA Grigg Country Store near Sticker. However, by night Fred has been …

ONE of Cornwall’s most iconic seafronts is being protected and improved for residents as work starts on a £3.7 million sea defence project at Long Rock. Cormac will install 300 metres of new, rock armour sea defences on Long Rock Beach in a bid to safeguard the coastline. The work, which is being carried out on …