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A NEW species at Paignton Zoo will evoke fond memories for a generation of cartoon fans. The name Californian earth-cuckoo may not mean much, but say roadrunner to people of a certain age and it conjures up images of cartoon capers, usually with unfortunate outcomes for a certain not-so wily coyote. A pair of roadrunners …

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a number of arson attacks in Redruth. Officers are investigating a series of incidents in the Treruffe Hill, Sunnyside, Bond Street and Clinton Road areas of the town. The most recent incidents happened on Friday, April 5 between 11pm and 11.30pm when a van parked in the rear car …

CORNWALL Council is urging people visiting their beaches during the Easter holiday take their litter home with them. Cornwall has more iconic beach blue flags and seaside awards than any other county in the UK and thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the Duchy in the next couple of weeks. And the council …

A MAN has died in a car accident near Hayle on Sunday afternoon. At approximately 12.18pm on Sunday police were advised of a single vehicle road traffic collision in Millbank Meadow, Leedstown. Emergency services attended and despite the best efforts of emergency service personnel the only occupant of the vehicle, a local male could not …

FIVE people have sent to prison for an armed robbery in north Devon at the start of the year. Police were called at 6.20pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 to Lyncroft Stores in Landkey, Barnstaple, following reports of a robbery. Three people entered the store with their faces partially covered, in possession of firearms weapons …

A 13-year-old boy who was riding a micro scooter has died following a collision with a BMW in Plympton. The incident happened at 8.20pm on Wednesday evening on Sandy Road in Plympton. A 29-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody. The road was …

AN estimated £20,000 was raised from the Children’s Hospice South West’s 10th anniversary Moonlight Memory Walk that was held in Falmouth at the weekend. Some 300 people took part in the event, which this year, to celebrate its anniversary was moved to a spring date and was also opened up to men as well as …

A DRUG dealing gang who brought high purity crack-cocaine and heroin from London to sell on the streets of Newton Abbot and Torbay have been jailed at Exeter Crown Court. The four men, part of a so-called County Lines operation from 2017, ingratiated themselves with local drug users and then used their properties to store and …