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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 …

CORNWALL’S businesses and residents are set to benefit as new direct flights between Cornwall Airport Newquay and London Heathrow have begun this week. As part of the new Cornwall Council led Public Service Obligation, funded by government, the new service between Newquay and London Heathrow, the UK’s major international airport, operates four times a day, …

Improved ultrafast ‘Fibre to the Premises’ (FTTP) broadband will be rolled out to more than 220 public buildings across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon over the next two years, thanks to a successful bid to a UK Government fund. The buildings include council offices, GP surgeries, hospitals, schools, colleges and many others. This investment …

A 54-year-old man from Bodmin was killed in a car crash on the A30 in Cornwall on Saturday morning. The incident, that involved three vehicles, happened at approximately 12.35am on the eastbound carriageway two miles west of the Victoria Interchange. A Renault Clio, an Audi A4 and an HGV were in the collision. The driver …

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 …