Cornwall

Cornish communities prepare for Jubilee celebrations

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Image caption About 50 towns and villages in Cornwall will host Diamond Jubilee celebrations

More than 50 towns and villages are preparing to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Cornwall.

Cornwall Council said it was closing roads for about 100 events over four days, including in the city of Truro.

Many communities will host street parties, but places including Looe will host a Jubilee carnival, on Sunday.

As part of the celebrations a flotilla of boats, led by the Penlee Lifeboat, will sail from Newlyn Harbour at 16:00 BST to St Michael's Mount.

Patch Harvey, the coxswain of the lifeboat, said: "The flotilla is around the bay and the all-weather lifeboat will lead it with about nine crew.

"I'm looking forward to it and it's all dressed up with bunting, although I said to the boys we'll probably get a call-out and it would just have to go as it is."

In Penzance, the Jubilee Pool officially opened for the season. It was built to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935.

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