News Round Up

News Round Up

Man dies in overturned tractor

A man has died following a serious collision on an unclassified road between Blackrock and Crowan in Praze-An-Beeble, Cornwall.

The incident happened at approximately 9.30am on New Year’s Day [Monday 1 January 2018] and involved a blue Agricultural Tractor and a blue Volkswagen Transporter.

As a result of the incident, the driver of the tractor, 34-year-old man from Camborne, died at the scene of the collision. His next of kin have been informed.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Woman Dies in Looe House Fire

Police have confirmed that a woman has died following a fire at a bungalow on Barbican Hill in East Looe which happened on New Year’s Eve [Sunday 31 December 2017].

Police were notified to reports of the fire at around 8.20pm on New Year’s Eve. Several fire crews from the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance along with police.

The victim, a woman in her 60s, was located deceased within the property. Her next of kin have been notified.

The cause of the fire is currently being treated as unexplained and a scene guard remains at the property.

Fire investigators will attend the scene this morning [Tuesday 2 December 2018] to carry out their investigation.

Two people have been charged in connection with an assault in St Austell.

The incident happened on Saturday 30 December going into the morning of Sunday 31 December 2017 at a property on Parkhouse Flats in St Austell.

Police were notified to reports that a man had been seriously assaulted and was taken to Derriford Hospital. He is currently described as being in a serious but stable condition.

Jodine Harvery, aged 37 of no fixed address, St Austell and Steven Brown, aged 39 of Truro Road, St Austell have been charged with GBH, ABH, harassment and false imprisonment. They were remanded in custody and will appear at Truro Crown Court on Tuesday 30 January 2018.

Serious Accident Penzance

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious two-car collision which happened at approximately 8.10pm on Saturday 30 December 2017.

The incident took place at Castle Horneck on the A30 at Heamoor roundabout in Penzance.

The vehicles involved were a silver Citroen C2, driven by a 48-year-old woman, and a bronze coloured Race Trek bicycle, being ridden by a 28-year-old man.

As a result of the collision, the cyclist received serious head and leg injuries and was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Local officers, as well as officers from the Roads Policing Team and the Serious Collison Investigation Unit attended the scene.


Highway maintenance and Spaceport Cornwall on the agenda at the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meeting

Residents of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network area are being invited to attend the January meeting of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel. Items on the agenda include highway standards and the potential Spaceport in Cornwall at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

The Network Panel meeting will take place on Thursday 11 January 2018 between 7pm and 9pm at the Newquay One Stop Shop, Marcus Hill, Newquay, TR7 1AF.


Learn Cornish in the pub with Will Coleman


Will Coleman will be hosting a series of Cornish Language lessons in Penzance from 9th January.

Hosted by Golden Tree Productions, the team behind The Man Engine, the free weekly sessions taking place at the Admiral Benbow pub in Penzance will see attendees learn “pub chat” and “pub singing”, all in the Cornish language.

Will said “This is Keskows Diwotti aka ‘Pub Chat’: learning just enough Cornish to help you order, share and enjoy food and drinks. The evening then continues from 8pm with “Kana Diwotti” aka ‘Pub Singing’: learning simple songs in Cornish. Combined, these sessions will give you everything you need to enjoy a good night out in Kernewek. Suitable for complete beginners or those who already have a certain amount of Cornish, no registration or booking is needed – One and All are invited to just turn up on the evening”

The lessons will culminate with a Cornish Day celebration toward the end of February in Penzance.

Image shows Joe Lewis, Pol Hodge and Will Coleman of Golden Tree Productions at the Cornish lessons last year.