Cornwall will take part in a huge exercise next year to test its tsunami warning systems amid claims that Cornish towns could be wiped out. Penzance, Falmouth and Truro will "cease to exist" if the devastating natural disaster hits Britain, as a scientist has predicted.
Six rowers from Falmouth Gig Club were pulling for Pudsey on Thursday night and on into Friday as they undertook a 24 hour sponsored row for Children in Need. The six men's squad rowers and their coxswain set out at 8pm last Thursday on the marathon row, and continued in wet and windy conditions until 8pm the next evening.
While he is used to taking the helm of the Church of England in Cornwall, the Bishop of Truro, the Rt Rev Tim Thornton tried something new when he took the wheel of Falmouth's all weather lifeboat the Richard Cox Scott. Bishop Tim was welcomed to the station by coxswain John Blakeston who explained to the Bishop more about the work of the volunteer crew and their boats.