A fearless octogenarian celebrated turning 80 by skydiving at 10,000ft – justmonths after an earlier attempt resulted in her making an emergency jumpfollowing a mayday call. Known for marking landmark birthdays with bigadventures, widow Ann Maskell, travelled solo to Australia and took a hot airballoon ride on her 55th, went to Cuba on her 75th and was determined that her80th in November 2019 would be unforgettable. But the retired restaurateur, ofBude, north Cornwall, had not bargained for quite the degree of excitement instore, when she set off from nearby Perranporth – only for the plane, a Cessna206 – to start losing power at 4,000ft. She said: “I heard the pilot shouting,‘Mayday, mayday,’ then my instructor tapped me on the shoulder and explainedthat the plane was losing power and, to conserve fuel, so it could be safelylanded, we would need to evacuate. “It was losing height, so we had to jumpout at 4,000ft instead of 10,000ft. “It all happened so quickly that therewasn’t much time to think about what was going on. I didn’t feel frightened orworried, I was just excited!”
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Orchestra for the Earth performs in front of the UK’s first commercial windfarm in Cornwall. The orchestra has partnered with renewable power companyGood Energy to mark Earth Overshoot Day on August 22. It is the day whenhumanity’s demand on nature exceeds what the earth’s ecosystem can renew in ayear. The orchestra is made up of young climate activists, performed in thebreathtaking location with wind instruments to raise awareness of youngpeople’s desire to protect the planet and work in the green economy.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock says although Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holidaying in Scotland, he is still "in touch with what's going on" in the UK. He defended Mr Johnson's holiday, saying everyone needs to be "refreshed and ready to go" and sharing he "had a few days in the sea off Cornwall" recently. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Devon & Cornwall Police made a number of arrests yesterday, Tuesday 28 April, as part of an operation tackling the sale of illegal Class A drugs in... Devon and Cornwall Police Also reported by •West Briton •Cornish Guardian •Belfast Telegraph