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  1. 'Don't buy, run!', say residents on new build estate
  2. £1m jewellery raid: Two men jailed
  3. Cinema that survived the Blitz to be turned into flats
  4. Badgers snub new home especially built by developers
  5. St Ives finds unique way to tackle seagull problem
  6. Updates for Thursday 19 July 2018

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  1. Poundworld closures: Exeter and Torquay are latest for the axe

    BBC Radio Devon

    Exeter and Torquay have been announced as the latest cities across Devon that'll see their Poundworld stores close for good.

    The closures of the two stores will leave 19 people without jobs.

    Poundworld fell into administration last week, and 145 of their stores have been pegged for closure.

    It was announced earlier this week that the Plymouth store would close.

  2. Video shows bodyboarder being pulled from rip current

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    This video shows the moment a bodyboarder was rescued from rip currents in the sea off Perranporth.

    Two bodyboarders were pulled from the sea by lifeguards in separate incidents at the beach on Wednesday.

    One again, bathers are being warned to always use a patrolled beach and to stay between the red and yellow flags, which is the safest area to swim.

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  3. 'Unexploded ordnance' in Brixham

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Police are currently dealing with a suspected "unexploded ordnance" in Brixham.

    It has been found at Dartside Quay, Galmpton.

    The site has been cordoned off while emergency services wait for the of Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

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  4. Gang hunted after series of shop break-ins

    Lisa Hay

    BBC News Online

    A gang of three men is believed to be behind a spate of shop burglaries in West Cornwall.

    Three shops were targeted in a two-hour period in the early hours of Wednesday morning and a fourth was broken in to at 09:30.

    Police believe the burglars left empty-handed from the first two raids - on McColl's in Redruth and Spar in Helston.

    But cigarettes worth a total of £4,500 were stolen from Crowlas Post Office and Stores in Penzance and Westcountry Classics in Rosudgeon.

    Anyone with information about the raids is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police.

  5. The town combating seagulls with art

    Naomi Kennedy

    BBC Radio Cornwall


    Artists and business owners in St Ives have come up with a novel way of combating the town's seagull problem.

    They've designed a trail around the town that will help educate visitors about the scavengers - namely, don't feed them!

    Twelve model seagulls have been placed around St Ives, each with a letter on it that is part of a secret message.

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    Video caption: Artists design seagull trail around St Ives
  6. Tate St Ives nominated for national architecture award

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Tate St Ives has been shortlisted for a national architecture award.

    The gallery opened its new £20m extension - which doubled the gallery's display space by adding almost 600 square meters - in October.

    Tate Gallery

    Results for the Riba Stirling Prize will be announced in October.

    Earlier this year the art gallery was named the Art Fund Museum of the Year, collecting a £100,000 prize.

  7. New builds have list of faults 'as long as your arm'

    BBC Radio Cornwall


    These pictures show problems on a new build estate in Newquay, where some homeowners say they've been waiting more than a year for their snags to be fixed.

    One resident said she gave Persimmon homes, who built the Goldings Estate, a list of 90 snags and faults that needed to be fixed or finished - from stains on the carpets to holes in the doors,


    Residents say the company insists occupants must be at home every time a workman comes to a property.


    In a statement, Persimmon Homes said: "The company remains committed to resolving the works and will liaise in a further attempt to establish a mutually acceptable timetable. It's company policy not to work in a customer's home without them being present."

  8. £1m jewellery robbery: Two men jailed

    Ben Woolvin

    BBC South West Home Affairs correspondent

    Two men convicted of conspiracy to rob South West jeweller Michael Spiers have been jailed.

    Almost £1m worth of watches and jewellery was taken in under two minutes during the hold up by an eastern European gang in Spiers' Truro store on 10 January.

    Andrius Buinevicius has been sentenced to 16 years. Gytis Inokaitis was given 13 years and a third man - Harijus Jaciaskas - was sentenced to 3 months for breaching his deportation order - but found not guilty in assisting with the robbery.

    Five men who previously pleaded to guilty to charges in connection with the robbery are expected to be sentenced on Friday.

    Andrius Buinevicius
    Image caption: Andrius Buinevicius has been sentenced to 16 years.
    Gytis Inokaitis
    Image caption: Gytis Inokaitis was jailed for 13 years
  9. No inquest into festival meningitis death

    There will not be an inquest into the death of a teenager who fell ill with meningitis at a music festival.

    George Zographou, from Bristol, died aged 18 after falling ill at Newquay's Boardmasters Festival in August 2017.

    Andrew Cox, assistant coroner for Cornwall, said meningitis was a "naturally occurring condition" and therefore there was no justification for an inquest.

    Mr Zographou's family said: "As a family we are on our knees. We just don’t understand it."

    George Zographou
  10. Fire 'still spreading', say firefighters

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A fire in a field in Cornwall is still spreading rapidly according, Wadebridge firefighters say.

    The blaze started on a combine harvester in a field in St Merryn, near Padstow, just before midday.

    Four crews remain on the scene trying to contain the fire.

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  11. Verdicts delivered in £1m jewellery armed raid case

    Ben Woolvin

    BBC South West Home Affairs correspondent

    Two men have been found guilty in connection with an armed robbery in Truro.

    The gang stole £1m-worth of watches and jewellery in a daytime raid on Michael Spiers in Lemon Street early on 10 January.

    jewellery shop

    Staff were threatened with an imitation pistol while the other robbers used crow bars to force open cabinets.

    Andrius Buinevicius, 41, from Lithuania, was found guilty of the possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and guilty of conspiracy to rob.

    Gytis Inokaitis, 36, of Stuart Road in Plymouth, was found guilty of conspiracy to rob.

    Truro Crown Court

    A third man, Harijus Jaciaskas, was found not guilty of assisting an offender.

    The Lithuanian national also pleaded guilty to breaching a deportation order by residing in the UK between 1 April 2017 and 24 January 2018.

    The jury took just over two hours to reach its verdict after an eight-day hearing at Truro Crown Court.

    Three additional men previously pleaded guilty to charges related to the case.

  12. Police search for man missing from Penzance

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Police are searching for a man who went missing from the Penzance area earlier.

    Adam Dickinson Knight, who is 38 and from Penzance, is described as 5ft 4ins, of medium build with short, grey hair, facial stubble and blue eyes.


    Mr Dickson Knight usually wears shorts and flip flops and the maroon baseball cap seen in the picture.

    He wears a bracelet and dog tags with his phone number on.

    Police are asking for anyone who thinks they might have seen Mr Dickson Knight to contact them.