Motorcyclist killed in St Mawes collision

St Mawes The 25-year-old man from the Truro area, sustained a serious head injury and died at the scene

A motorcyclist has died following a collision in St Mawes, Cornwall.

The crash, which involved a Yamaha motorcycle and a Volvo XC90, happened in the Tredenham Road area on Tuesday at 17:55 BST.

The 25-year-old man from the Truro area, sustained a serious head injury and died at the scene.

A 45-year-old female driver from Hampshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care.

She has been bailed until 19 November.

The road was closed for six hours for officers to carry out an examination of the scene.

Officers from the Force Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances of the crash.

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    12:39: Trelawny Shout

    Excitement is growing ahead of the Trelawny Shout - a mass community singing of the Cornish anthem 'The Song of the Western Men' at 21:00 tonight. BBC Radio Cornwall will be broadcasting live from the Golden Lion in Port Isaac this evening.

    St Austell Brewery tweets: "Gool Peran Lowen! Happy St Piran's Day from @StAustellBrew. Want to join us?"


    Click here for more details of pubs joining in with the sing song.

    12:30: Cloud moving in Kevin Thomas BBC Weather Forecaster

    It's dry with some spells of sunshine, but it will become increasingly cloudy through the afternoon. Winds will be mainly from the south west and light or moderate.


    It will be quite cloudy tonight, but it should remain dry and there may be some clearer periods developing from time to time. It will also be milder as light to moderate southwesterly winds back to the south and become fresher in the west by morning. Min Temp: 4C (39F).

    12:22: Truro 'hopes to extend home run' BBC Sport

    Truro City manager Steve Tully says he is hoping his side can extend their recent impressive home form after winning nine of their last 10 league games.

    Despite drawing 2-2 with Poole Town, he said: "[I'm] delighted by the way we played and if we can keep that tempo and momentum going at home I think we'll be alright."

    12:13: Fuel rebates approved for Devon Andrew Segal Local Live

    The European Union has approved the rollout of rural fuel rebates in Devon.

    Petrol station

    The county is one of 17 areas in Scotland and England which will allows retailers to claim back up to 5p per litre duty relief on unleaded petrol and diesel, and pass on the savings to customers. It will be introduced on 31 May. The rebate has been in operation in the Isles of Scilly since 2012.

    12:05: St Piran's Day in Derbyshire

    Andy "in exile" Delbridge emails: We are celebrating [St Piran's Day] here in Derbyshire! Sally, landlady at the Royal Oak in Ockbrook near Derby is making pasties for me and my friends to mark the occasion!

    11:59: News on the hour

    The top stories at 12:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Mebyon Kernow says Nick Clegg's offer of a Cornish Assembly is "ill considered" and a "nonsense".

    BBC Radio Devon: Plans have emerged to spend nearly £70,000 of public money on a new shop for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

    11:48: Cornish Assembly - your views? Laurence Reed Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    So Nick Clegg is in Cornwall today offering voters a promise of a Cornish Assembly - we'll hear from the Deputy PM after 12 noon - Mebyon Kernow have blasted the promise as a "nonsense". Call us with your views on 01872 222222 from 12 noon.

    You're already commenting on the BBC Radio Cornwall Facebook page.

    • Maire Wilcox says: "It would be awesome if someone could stop the greedy Londoners coming and buying up houses for second homes and pricing the locals out of the economy."
    • Derek Rule warns: "Given the complete and utter pig's ear the present Council is making of Cornwall, if they are elevated to the same status as the Scottish Parliament or Welsh Assembly, I hate to think what further damage they can do to our county."
    11:37: Ambulance hall concerns Sophie Pierce BBC Radio Devon

    Some St John Ambulance volunteers say they're dismayed at decisions to sell off former ambulance halls in Chudleigh and Ashburton.


    One former Superintendant Pamela Tuckett said: "It was the way they treated people that have been there for a long time, put a lot of money and time into St John - it's left a nasty taste in everybody's mouth."

    St John Ambulance says the decision to close the building was taken on health and safety grounds. It's also found a rented building for its volunteers.

    11:26: Appeal for Oratory

    Fundraising efforts are underway to stabilise St Piran's Oratory after the historic structure was excavated from the sand dunes near Perranporth. ‏The volunteers tweet: "We've launched! Crowdfunder to help conserve St Piran's Oratory - it's where it all began! Happy St Piran's Day!"


    You can read more about the appeal here.

    11:15: More power for Cornwall

    Devolution plans for Cornwall have been put forward by the Liberal Democrats as the party's leader Nick Clegg visits the county.

    Nick Clegg

    Mr Clegg said he would try to introduce a new law in the next parliament which would give Cornwall more power over housing, healthcare, education and transport. The Lib Dems told the BBC they were "not in the process of creating more politicians" while advocating for a Cornish assembly but that it would come out out of the existing Cornwall Council.

    11:06: Coach station 'set to go ahead'

    A new coach station is set to get the go-ahead next week when it comes before planners despite concerns over the location and access for disabled users, the Plymouth Herald reports.

    Bretonside bus station

    The city council is proposing moving the bus station from Bretonside to Mayflower Street, investing £4.17m into new facilities which will include a cafe, real-time travel information and a ticket office. However, representatives for the city's disabled community said not enough provision had been made for those with reduced mobility.

    10:56: News on the hour

    The top stories at 11:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Mebyon Kernow rubbishes Nick Clegg's offer of a Cornish Assembly.

    BBC Radio Devon: Exeter kitten killer escapes justice, says businessman.

    10:47: The pride of St Piran

    BBC Radio Cornwall's Tiffany Truscott tweets: The #StPiransDay parade in Falmouth gets underway. Hear more @BBCCornwall this afternoon.

    10:39: Legal high ban in Exeter?

    Legal highs could soon be driven out of Exeter under new plans being drawn up by the city council and police, the Express and Echo reports.

    The city council has revealed it has been closely following progress in Lincoln, where the substances are now banned from public spaces, and have pledged to begin "managing out" the problem in Exeter.

    10:28: Care home standards 'inadequate' BBC Radio Cornwall

    One of Cornwall's best known care home operators has apologised and promised to make improvements after a scathing Care Quality Commission report as inspectors found the Penberthy home in Newquay run by Cornwall Care Ltd was failing to provide care which was safe, effective, responsive or well led - overall the standard of care was rated as 'inadequate'.


    Adrian Hughes, CQC's deputy chief inspector of adult social care, said: "People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care, and Cornwall Care has let them down."

    10:17: 'Fraud' suspects bailed

    Two men arrested by counter-terror police investigating large-scale fraud linked to UK extremists travelling to Syria have been released on bail.


    The men, aged 29 and 23, were arrested in London yesterday on suspicion of money laundering after vulnerable and elderly victims, including two in Cornwall, were tricked into transferring large sums of money into a stranger's bank account. A 37-year-old man remains in police custody.

    10:09: St Piran's Day breakfast

    Cornwall Food and Drink joined BBC Radio Cornwall on this morning's Outside Broadcast and tweeted: ‏Perfect @BBCCornwall @BreakfastJC St Pirans Day breakfast @WarrensBakery saffron bun in Newlyn #choosecornish

    09:58: News on the hour

    The top stories at 10:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Nick Clegg offers Cornish voters more legislative powers in St Piran's Day election tour.

    BBC Radio Devon: Firefighters in Exeter say a fire that spread from two blazing sheds to a house last night was arson.

    09:46: Clegg hopes for Cornish votes BBC Radio Cornwall

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has promised greater legislative power for Cornwall as he starts a St Piran's Day tour of the county.

    The Deputy PM says a new Cornish assembly could control issues such as health spending and property ownership - Lib Dems will hope the pledge will help to revive the party's fortunes in a county where they used to hold all the seats, but now have three out of six MPs.

    Mr Clegg said: "When the Cornish Assembly is born, it would be up to those who are elected to shape Cornwall's destiny."

    09:39: Sunshine in Newlyn

    After the Breakfast programme's Outside Broadcast from Newlyn this morning, BBC Radio Cornwall's James Churchfield tweets: Farewell #Newlyn - thanks for giving us such a sunny view to start on #StPiransDay on @BBCCornwall #Breakfast


    If you missed the programme you can listen again.

    09:28: High waters Bee Tucker BBC Weather

    If you're hoping to enjoy the sunshine around the coasts of Devon and Cornwall before it clouds over, here are the tide times.

    09:17: Museum shop bid BBC Radio Devon

    Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum is asking the council for almost £70,000 to build its own dedicated shop.


    At the moment souvenirs and other items are sold from stalls within the existing building - critics say it's a waste of public money, but the museum manager says it would pay for itself and deliver a profit.

    09:05: 'Choose Cornish' expanding BBC Radio Cornwall

    There are plans to expand the Choose Cornish promotional initiative beyond the world of food and drink.


    Kim Conchie from the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and Ruth Huxley from Cornwall Food and Drink told BBC Radio Cornwall's James Churchfield the Choose Cornish slogan could increase trade across the Cornish business sector.

    08:55: News on the hour

    The top stories at 09:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: The Lib Dems promise to create a Cornish Assembly, if elected.

    BBC Radio Devon: Devon and Cornwall Police rejected shot kitten criticism.

    08:46: Bridge over Barle waters

    Exmoor's ancient Tarr Steps feature in a set of first class stamps released today.


    The 55ft long clapper bridge over the River Barle is thought to date back to 1000BC and is a Grade 1 listed monument. Half the bridge was washed away in the winter storms of December 2012, but it's since been repaired.

    08:37: Devolution for Cornwall

    The Liberal Democrats want to offer the people of Cornwall a legislative assembly with powers to run local services.

    Cornish flag

    The option of a Cornish Assembly would be put to a referendum under the party's plans. Nick Clegg - who is in Cornwall today - says the reform would mean housing, healthcare and transport decisions were taken locally.

    08:27: Care home warning BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Care Quality Commission has told Cornwall Care Limited it must make urgent improvements at Penberthy care home.

    Inspectors found that the home in Newquay was failing to provide care which was safe, effective, responsive or well led - overall the standard of care was rated as 'inadequate'. Four CQC inspectors visited Penberthy unannounced after serious concerns were raised by a whistleblower.

    08:15: Kitten killer criticism Simon Hall Correspondent, BBC South West

    A Truro businessman has claimed he was forced to spend more than £10,000 trying to find the killer of his daughter's kitten because Devon and Cornwall Police were "totally impotent" in investigating the case.


    The force insist the crime was fully investigated, but Neil Tregarthen says even when his private detectives carried out a six-week investigation and found a prime suspect near where Farah was shot in Exeter, officers refused to begin a prosecution.

    08:06: Glorious start Kevin Thomas BBC Weather Forecaster

    It'll a cold and largely clear start to the day with an early frost and some lovely spells of sunshine. However, it will become increasingly cloudy as the day goes on although it will remain dry.


    Winds will be mainly from the southwest and light or moderate. Max Temp: 11C (52F)

    08:00: Good morning Matt Pengelly Local Live

    I'll be bringing you all the news, sport, weather and travel updates you need for Thursday.

    Happy St Piran's Day! Make sure you say 'Gool Peran Lowen' to people (they may be somewhat nonplussed). If you want to get in touch, you can email us here.



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