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A council is deciding whether to relax the rules not allowing dogs on beaches at certain times during the summer season. South Hams District Council has begun a consultation to review the current Public Space Protection Orders with five potential changes in the balance. The district council is also considering making it a requirement for …

Yet more safety warnings have gone out after four people were seriously injured, tombstoning from the top of Durdle Door Rock, Dorset, writes Juliet Lunam. Rescue teams have said it was an afternoon none of them would forget in a hurry. The incident happened on Saturday at about 3.50pm. The Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Team called …

More than 100,000 key workers in the South West will join forces this Bank Holiday weekend to say “thank you” to every member of the public who has stayed away from tourist hot spots this year and issue a plea to local people to continue to “think twice” about unnecessary journeys. The South West is …

Volunteers at a hospital radio station are set to undertake a marathon 72-hour broadcast to raise money for NHS charities. While the volunteer presenters at CHBN cannot currently access their regular studio at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro due to the coronavirus crisis they have been continuing to broadcast from home. Saying that “the show …

The leader of Cornwall Council has urged Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs to use their “collective political muscle to deliver a Cornish tick-box” on the 2021 Census. This follows the news that the Census Order (England and Wales) will be considered by MPs on Wednesday, May 6. Cornwall Council understands that the House of Commons is …

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 74-year-old Kathleen Cutler, who has been reported missing from Liskeard in Cornwall. It is believed Kathleen could have travelled by public transport to the Staffordshire area. Her bus pass has previously been used in Telford on April 22. She is believed to have travelled on the …

There have been 19 deaths in care homes related to coronavirus in Devon and Cornwall, Office of National Statistics information have revealed. The figures, published today, relate to all deaths that occurred up to April 10 but were registered up to April 18. They show 11 deaths have taken place in care homes across the …

Irish alt-pop trio The Script have been confirmed for next year’s Eden Sessions at the Eden Project in Cornwall. It was announced last week that the Eden Sessions series planned for this year (2020) would not take place due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic but would be rescheduled for next year. The Script …