A woman standing outside Specsavers who could not find her glasses was just one of a number of 999 calls revealed by police as they urge people to “think first” before phoning the emergency number.
Its reputation as a pocket of nationalist rebellion has long formed part of Cornish folklore.
Five days of patient, and not so patient, waiting came to an end yesterday as Britain was rewarded with its first gold medal, promptly followed by another to quieten the critics.
Downpours on already saturated ground spark hundreds of flood alerts across UK
Wes Anderson's films are as formally distinctive as Peter Greenaway's, and sometimes as maddening. They are pictorial things, but less in the way of a film than, say, a graphic novel. Where Greenaway thinks like a painter, Anderson uses the camera like a cartoonist, each frame hyper-composed in colour and composition, an eccentric mini-work of art in itself. What the frames don't have is much sense of physical or emotional movement from one to another. It's the same with the dialogue. People in Wes World don't overlap in their conversation – a character says something, then there's a pause, then another character replies. Again, it's like the thin white lines dividing one box from another in a comic strip. Some find the effect very charming.
Old flame comes back from Greece and causes hearts to flutter in Cornwall. Tom Peck reports from a very enthusiastic Truro
Three-time Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie today kicked off the London 2012 Olympic torch relay, saying it was "one of the more nervous moments of my life".
A Cornwall seafront hotel was destroyed today by a severe fire.
High winds and driving rain have continued to batter Britain with the south suffering the worst of the April washout today.
Cornwall blazes a new tourist trail this weekend with the launch of Heartlands (01209 722322; heartlandscornwall.com; admission free).
A mother-of-two whose boyfriend throttled her unconscious and gouged out her eyes said today he "robbed me of one of the most precious things in life".