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Severe accident: A30 Cornwall eastbound

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A30 Cornwall eastbound severe accident, from A3047 to A3047.

A30 Cornwall - A30 in Treswithian closed and it's heavy eastbound from Camborne West to Tolvaddon, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Making kayaks from Cornish coastline rubbish
Volunteers dedicated to cleaning the coastline have collected five tonnes of rubbish.

South West Water to offer customers £20

Claire Gilbody-Dickerson

BBC News

South West Water (SWW) is sharing £25m with its customers after outperforming by offering them £20 in a first for the company.

The WaterShare+ scheme is part of SWW’s 2020-25 ‘New Deal’.

"Shaped by customers for customers, it represents the output of SWW’s biggest ever customer consultation," according to a statement.

Customers can choose to have the money as credit on their next water bill or as shares in Pennon Group PLC, which is SWW's parent company.

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Susan Davy, Pennon Group Chief Executive, said in a statement: “This innovative scheme is about doing the right thing, ensuring our customers remain at the heart of our service and success.

"Driven by our values and guided by what customers want, we hope WaterShare+ will build new levels of trust and transparency," she said in a statement.

Food factory sees 'small number' of Covid-19 cases

Chris Ellis

BBC News Online

"A small number" of employees have tested positive for Covid-19 at a food factory in Cornwall, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed.

The cases at Pilgrim's Pride Ltd food factory in Pool were discovered as part of contact tracing.

Rachel Wigglesworth, Cornwall Council’s Director of Public Health, said: "Employees who need to isolate have already been excluded from work and given support to isolate.

"We have been discussing their ongoing measures to ensure it is safe for staff to attend work as normal.

"However, if anyone does develop symptoms, which include a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss or change to their sense of taste or smell, they should self-isolate straight away.”

A spokesman from Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd. said: "Since March when Covid-19 restrictions were first introduced, we have been following government guidelines for food processing sites and we have updated them as and when amendments have been made.

"Furthermore, we have implemented additional measures where they bring benefit including the installation of thermal cameras.

“We are working closely with PHE South West and Cornwall Council to arrange swab testing for a sample group in one particular area of production before deciding upon the need for any further screening."