A39 Cornwall both ways severe accident, from Cove Hill to Carclew Turn Off.
A39 Cornwall - A39 in Perranarworthal blocked and queues in both directions from the Cove Hill junction to the Carclew Turn Off junction, because of an accident involving car and a lorry. Congestion to Devoran.
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South west has lowest unemployment rate
BBC Business News
The south west region continues to have the lowest rate of unemployment in the country at 2.6%.
across the UK was 3.8% between March and May 2019. The rate is at its lowest
since late 1974.
It was highest
in the North East at 5.6% which saw no change on the previous quarter,
according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
showed wage growth in the UK was 3.6% in the year to May 2019, the highest
growth rate since 2008.
A39 Cornwall both ways severe accident, from B3284 St Austell Street to A390 Union Hill.
A39 Cornwall - A39 Tregolls Road in Truro partially blocked and queues in both directions from the B3284 St Austell Street junction to the A390 Union Hill junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.
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Heligan grows its pineapples in specially-designed pits, which are heated by a continuous supply of fresh, decomposing manure.
A spokesperson for the Lost Gardens said: "Including the man hours taken to look after the pineapple, transport costs of manure, maintenance of the pineapple pits and other little bits and pieces, each pineapple would probably cost us in excess of £1,000."
The two Smooth Cayenne pineapples took two years to fruit, with gardeners having previously invested years of work to restore the pit and fine-tune their growing methods.
It's hoped 17 more fruit will be ready to harvest over the coming months.
It was a momentous occasion for the team who were each treated to a small piece of lusciously juicy and deliciously tropical tasting fruit, just as you would have in the tropics! After these years of hard work, it is almost sad to crop the fruit, however we take the crown and replant it letting the pineapple live on to another harvest.”
Hospital boss says tackling '21st century needs in a 1948 system'
We definitely need to work more closely together as different organisations...but I also think that we need to support general practice around intervening earlier. We are fortunate in Cornwall that people are living longer, but they do have a multitude of health and social care needs, and we need to support people in communities to look after their own. It's not that there's anybody to blame, we're probably just not moving fast enough to keep up with the people who need looking after."
People are being urged to seek advice from their GP, pharmacist of the NHS 111 service.
Patients can also visit one of the local minor injury units at Bodmin, Falmouth, Redruth, Launcester, Liskeard, Newquay, St Austell, St Mary's, Stratton, and Bude, or the urgency treatment centre at West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance.
West Penwith to bid for dark sky status
BBC News Online
The skies over west Cornwall could soon be protected by dark sky status.
Cornwall Council is working with parish councillors and representatives from the local community to bid for the area to become a designated International Dark Sky Reserve.
It would mean the
West Penwith Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty would be protected by a buffer zone to the
east, which would include Penzance and St Ives, to discourage light pollution.
Darker skies help to protect our wildlife, providing them with a more natural environment, are good for humans getting restful sleep and enjoyed by astronomers...Part of the scheme involves an education outreach programme to encourage businesses and residents to get involved in protecting, improving and appreciating our dark skies. There are simple asks like ensuring lights face downwards and are only on when necessary. It's about influencing rather than enforcement."
We had a garden that had gone by the way side because there are so many things happening at school, but the students wanted to have a space to relax, restore, reflect and be ready to learn in their lessons. Once we started on this, we quickly realised there were additional skills that the students could learn and these volunteers could leave a legacy for the school. I think being out in nature it is really important, as a human being it’s important to reconnect and enjoy the fresh air and the green. Get away from those screens and have some time out side.”
Devon and Cornwall weather: Dry with sunny spells
It will be a dry day and, although a little cloudy at times, there will be some longer sunny spells developing.
Light or moderate northwesterly winds will be fresher at times towards the north coast and the far west.
Conditions at the Royal Cornwall Hospital are "much better" says Susan Bracefield, director of operations at RCHT.
The hospital could be moved out of critical incident status with a decision due to be made at a meeting at 09:30.
Devon and Cornwall weather: Dry but increasingly cloudy
Thursday morning will start largely dry with some bright or sunny periods, but cloud will be increasing through the afternoon with some scattered outbreaks of light rain or drizzle developing.
Cloud will also lower later in the afternoon and some hill fog patches are likely to develop to the west by evening.
Southwesterly winds will be mainly light or moderate but fresher for time around the north coast.
Maximum Temperature:18 to 20C (64 to 68F).
Royal Cornwall Hospital still dealing with critical incident
BBC Radio Cornwall
Cornwall's main hospital says it is still dealing with a critical incident on Wednesday evening as it struggles to cope with "extreme pressure" on services.
Medics have been asked to step in to help after the Royal Cornwall Hospital, near Truro, declared the incident.
It came after 15 ambulances were observed queued up outside the hospital in Treliske on Monday.
The hospital has seen increased pressure on services since April.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the government was "aware of issues" after local MP Sarah Newton told the House of Commons of the situation.
Devon and Cornwall weather: More cloud but mostly dry
During Wednesday, cloud will be increasing from the northwest with mostly cloudy skies expected after midnight.
Most places should stay dry, but some patches of light rain or drizzle cannot be ruled out.
Minimum temperature: 11 to 14C (52 to 57F).
Thursday will be mostly cloudy day but also staying fairly dry for most of the morning and afternoon.
A few brighter spells likely in the afternoon, but a little drizzle is expected later.
Maximum temperature: 20 to 23C (68 to 73F).
Stadium for Cornwall deal 'in touching distance'
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Deals to provide the land and government funding
required for the Stadium for Cornwall are within “touching distance” and could
be signed by the end of this month.
That's the message from Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council Cabinet member for planning and economy, who told a full council meeting he believed there would be a "happy outcome" for the long-awaited stadium.
The Stadium for Cornwall is planned to provide a new home for the Cornish Pirates rugby union team as well as for football side Truro City. It will also provide conference facilities, space for Truro and Penwith College and a gym, as well facilities for other sports clubs and community groups.
It is planned to be built at a site next to the park and ride at Langarth near Threemilestone.
Last year Cornwall Council agreed to provide £3m towards the project but only if that was matched by the government, fulfilling a promise that had been made by former Prime Minister David Cameron.
Conservative Councillor Philip Desmonde asked for an update and whether the deals for the stadium had been completed and whether landowner INOX was in a position to hand over the site.
Independent Mr Egerton said INOX had been set to hand over the site for the stadium as part of a Section 106 planning agreement linked with the major housing and retail development for the surrounding site.
However, the agreement was that the stadium site would not be transferred until the developer had started to build homes, adding: "We are in touching distance of not just getting the memorandum of understanding but the legal transfer to be signed off."
South West Water 'on track to cut pollution incidents'