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Coastal towns battered by floods

High tides and strong winds have brought flooding to towns in the south-west as more warnings are issued to coastal areas.

Hopes fading for missing yacht skipper

Rescue crews searching for missing yacht skipper Ona Unwin admit the chances of finding the woman alive are slim.

Vessel found in search for missing yachtswoman Ona Unwin off Devon and Cornwall coast

Rescue crews searching for a yacht and her skipper have found the wreckage of a vessel.

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Forecasters have warned that parts of Britain could be hit by flooding as heavy rain looks set to sweep across the country in the next few days.

How Prince's Duchy estate is paid a packet by Cornwall's dead

More than £500,000 was passed to the Prince of Wales's Duchy of Cornwall estate in the last financial year from people who passed away with no will or living relatives.

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