BBC news for Cornwall

Tankard awarded to Cornish shipwreck hero fetches £8k

An auction lot recalls the tale of a smuggler who rescued a shipwrecked crew on the Cornish coast.

Fake SAS man jailed for wounding toddler

The man from Penzance admitted wounding and was jailed for three years at Exeter Crown Court.

Elderly woman dies in Wadebridge bungalow fire

An elderly woman dies after a fire at a bungalow despite "brave attempts" to save her.

Murder inquiry launched after 'suspicious' death

An 88-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

Live BBC World News

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters march in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, was shot dead near the Kremlin two years ago.

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia airport terminal declared safe

North Korean leader's half brother was killed by a nerve agent in the airport two weeks ago.

Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

In a statement, Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed "for the beautification of Earth".

Swedish asylum shelter in Vanersborg hit by blaze

Up to 20 people are hurt at the residence in Vanersborg as police open an arson investigation.