BBC news for Cornwall

Cornwall High Sheriff Anthony Fortescue: Open verdict over shooting death

A coroner says he cannot rule out the possibility that a Cornish landowner who was found shot in the head died accidentally.

Boy, 12, convicted of raping younger sister

A 12-year-old boy is convicted of raping his younger sister twice at their home when he was 11 years old.

Diarrhoea bug outbreak widens to hundreds of cases in the South West

An outbreak of a sickness and diarrhoea bug in the South West of England widens to more than 220 cases.

Chef Gordon Ramsay fined £500 for speeding in Cornwall

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is fined £500 for driving at 70mph in a 40mph zone.

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Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims

Italy begins a day of national mourning for the 284 people known to have died in Wednesday's powerful earthquake.

Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid

Bangladesh security forces storm a hideout killing several militants including the suspected planner of a deadly cafe attack, police say.

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Dr Harold Bornstein says he quickly wrote a letter saying Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever" elected president so that the candidate "would be happy".

France burkini: Mayors urged to heed court's ruling

French mayors are urged to heed a court ruling suspending a ban on the controversial full-body burkini swimsuit, as some say they will oppose it.