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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 …

A BAKER from Kent has won at the Eden Project’s World Pasty Championships, after being forced to miss last year’s competition due to the ‘Beast from the East’ snowstorm. Jill Martin, whose pasties are dubbed “Kentish knockers”, claimed first and third prizes in the Open Savoury Professional category at the prestigious event on Saturday. Jill’s …

THE family of a man who died following a collision in Plymouth last week have paid tribute to him. Tom McConnachie, a 34-year-old pedestrian, died following a collision involving a car in Budshead road on Sunday, February 24 at around 3.27am. He was taken to Derriford hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. His family …

BAKERS from Cornwall, Canada, the USA, Wales and Ireland are among those on an oggy odyssey to the Eden Project on Saturday for the eighth annual World Pasty Championships. Nearly 200 pasties made by amateurs, professionals, juniors and companies will compete in the gala contest held at the home of the famous Biomes near St …

DEVON and Cornwall Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious death in Paignton. Police were called to an address in Midvale Road, Paignton at 12.36pm on Wednesday, February 27 following concern for the welfare of the occupant. On attendance a man in his 70s was located inside the property and confirmed deceased at the scene. …

THE community of St Erth will be coming together to celebrate the Cornish daffodil in March when they host their second Spring Festival. St Erth Parish Church will be home to various displays of Cornish Daffodils which will be on show from March 29-31. Money raised from the festival will be split between St Erth …