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Beach tragedy claims three lives

Beach tragedy claims three lives

RESIDENTS have been left shocked after a trip to Mawgan Porth Beach ended in the deaths of three people on Sunday.

Changing sea conditions claimed the lives of 52-year-old Stuart Calder from Leeds, who was believed to have been swimming, and a 42-year-old woman and 44-year-old man from St Austell who were surfing. They have been named locally as Kevin Reynolds, an engineer at TJK Logistics, and Rachel Dunn. Next of kin have been informed.

The alarm was raised after Brendon Prince, chairman of Torbay Surf Life...

Police campaign cuts shop thefts

Police campaign cuts shop thefts

POLICE have seen shoplifting offences in Newquay reduce by 44% since July after launching a series of initiatives.

The Neighbourhood Team employed a range of tactics to combat a steady increase in retail theft over the preceding 12 months, which included working with partners in areas such as substance misuse to reduce criminality driven by dependency.

Officers also promoted the Newquay Foodbank and Noah Project initiatives, which are designed to alleviate the financial strain on struggling people’s...

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Newquay AFC 1-1 Torpoint Athletic

NEWQUAY AFC first team coach Robin Watt has told the NewquayVoice that the Peppermints need to turn their form around before they find themselves cut adrift in the CSWPL Premier Division table.

Following a 3-1 defeat at Camelford on Tuesday evening, Robin watched on on Saturday as Newquay were held to a 1-1 draw by mid-table Torpoint Athletic at Mount Wise, with Matt Drummond's first-half header cancelled out by a second-half Joe Jasper lob.

The Peppermints find themselves second from bottom as we enter the...

Police seek armed arcade raider

Police seek armed arcade raider

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a masked man robbed a Newquay amusement arcade at the weekend.

At around 11.30am on Saturday the male entered Jackpot Amusements on Cliff Road and threatened a member of staff with what appeared to be a pistol. The offender fled from the scene with over £200 in cash in a silver Peugeot estate with the index ML52 LCX which had its front bumper removed. This vehicle has since been located and recovered by the police.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who has information in relation...

Swimmer dies off town beach

A YOUNG man has died after getting into difficulties off  Towan Beach in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Just before 3am, police, ambulance, the RNLI and the Coastguard responded to a report of concerns for a swimmer at Towan Beach in Newquay.

After conducting a search of the water and beaches in the area, a man...

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