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Kensey Foods closure: 650 jobs to go at Launceston site

Image copyright Google Image caption Kensey Foods was established in 1997 and operates from a site in Launceston, Cornwall About 650 jobs are to be lost after a premium quality desserts company announced plans to…

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Shots fired in Castle Cary as police surround robbery suspect

Image copyright Google Image caption Police said several areas of the town would be cordoned-off including the High Street Shots were fired during a three-hour stand-off between armed police and a robbery suspect in a…


St Ives lifeboat disaster: Coxswain pays tribute to ‘selfless’ crew

Image copyright Jack Lowe/ St Ives Museum Image caption Rob Cocking is following in the footsteps of his family, including his great-great-grandfather Thomas who was lost at sea in 1939 A lifeboatman has paid tribute…


Salisbury Cathedral organ removed for major restoration

Image copyright Salisbury Cathedral Image caption The removal of the organ will be carried out over three weeks Work has begun to remove the 19th Century pipe organ in Salisbury Cathedral for it to be…


Man admits voyeurism and indecent image charges

A man has pleaded guilty to voyeurism and making or possessing more than 300 indecent images of children. Carl Beech, 50, formerly of Gloucester, admitted the offences on day one of his trial at Hereford…


Bristol Mayor ‘stalling on city clean air plan’ ministers say

Image caption Marvin Rees has been told he needs to come up with plans to improve air quality in Bristol The mayor of Bristol has received a government warning to improve the city’s air quality….



Council to face court over Gloucester incinerator contract

Image caption The Javelin Park facility in Gloucester is near junction 12 of the M5 A community group is to take a council to court over a controversial contract for a £600m incinerator. Community R4C…


Six Nations: Bath centre Jonathan Joseph returns to England squad

Jonathan Joseph’s last England appearance came in the defeat by Ireland in the 2018 Six Nations Six Nations 2019: Ireland v England Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday 2 February Kick-off: 16:45 BST Coverage: Live…


Sir James Dyson: From barrows to billions

Image copyright Getty Images Today he is one of the UK’s richest men and a well-known supporter of Brexit, but how did Sir James Dyson make his fortune? Sir James Dyson’s most profitable idea began…


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