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An investigation's underway in Cornwall tonight into the death
of a woman whose car crashed off a road and plunged into a reservoir.
It's thought the vehicle was in the water near Stithians
From the scene, Eleanor Parkinson reports.
The car came off this country road which takes you around
You can see where the vehicle hit the fence, broke through,
It's understood the driver was trapped in the car in the water
They were only spotted after the driver of another car saw
They were able to call the emergency services.
By then, it's thought the driver, a young woman, had been
She was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital but didn't survive.
There are a number of houses close by.
Residents here say had they heard or seen the accident happen,
It's absolutely tragic that we couldn't have helped
or anybody couldn't have helped in those circumstances.
But we actually only saw the flashing lights.
So, we thought something must have happened.
But, my husband actually managed to see the emergency vehicles there.
It looked like the situation was in hand.
The woman has not been named but we spoke to a relative
who was at the scene this morning who said he wanted to thank
the emergency services for the effort they had made
Up to 350 jobs are expected when Ikea finally opens its first
Today work started work on the building in Exeter
which will be around the same size as Bristol's.
Our business correspondent Neil Gallacher reports.
Is on the joke territory from the M5 is a vast building site. Today its
purpose was advertised. In both houses the region's first IKEA, the
nearest is in restore. -- is in Bristol.
We've been looking for brands like John Lewis and IKEA
for a number of years to underline our credential
IKEA is a much bigger draw than all other shops.
Plymouth would certainly have liked IKEA.
Property experts did try to lure the brand further west.
Is this as far west as IKEA is likely
to be coming or will you go further down the peninsula at some point,
maybe into Cornwall or in the West Devon?
We've made a big step coming to the South West into Exeter.
I think nothing is set in stone as to what will
We went to Truro to see if people were following developments
It's something that lots and lots of people want, they use it a
lot, you can get it online but it's not the same.
I think if it was a bit nearer to us again, it would be
Some out-of-town stores should but not this one.
If this was a flat pack, it would be more than a coffee
The first firm development was back in 2014
that was when Exeter planners voted in favour of planning
nearly a year to bolt on the section 106.
the formal deal that seals the out going concern.
It took until the end of last year for the detailed application to be
IKEA say they are open to open in the early
Four and a half years after getting the planning
They are hoping the finished store will have such good
environmental credentials that it officially qualifies as excellent
We must certainly hope that when they
finish the build, they don't have the odds escalator
A young man who came runner up in a BBC Spotlight enterprise
competition nearly 35 years ago is now running a multi million
Luke Furse from Holsworthy says his earthmoving company has
worked on almost every road building project in the region.
Now the spotlight Young enterprise competition. This was spotlight 34
years ago, with Kristen at the helm. Tonight getting competitor is a
young man from West Devon whose holding his enterprise and are
starting up is less to catch the judges I've. I started a farm and
didn't like it, I wanted to be on the machinery. That's where it
started. And this is Luke Furse today. I remember the filming crew
coming out on filmed me driving my first digger. I think I've got one
work man at the time. It was quite an exciting time in those days.
Remember the love stories Gospel Bridge and the new age 30 bypass,
Luke Furse claims his company have been included in every building road
scheme in the south-west, including the Temple bypass. Fasten your seat
belts because the day met him, he was running a tractor pulling fun
day for his company to raise my for charity. Tractor pulling started in
America. Two farmers arguing as to whose horse could pull the most way,
the autobahn door, but on the horse and the went with it to solve the
argument. That's where it started, with horsepower. Now some of the
pillars in the country at 10,000 horsepower. He said it is the
world's highest powered motor sport on the sledge creates a 60 tonne
drag. This pool isn't cheap to run, it does just one mile to the gallon.
It's his favourite toy, a tank he bought 30 years ago. The tank is 15
times, it's an armoured personnel carrier, carries 14 trips, powered
by Rolls-Royce engine. I asked the successful businessman why has he
not retired yet? I enjoy it. My work is still my hobby but I enjoy every
day. It's 40 years to the day
that the BBC's Antiques Roadshow Today the show was in Somerset
kicking off its new series. And as Clinton Rogers reports,
the appalling weather Rain, what rain? The queue told its
own story. 3000 people went to be deterred from showing off their
family treasures. Nice little teddy. come from? I know what was my
grandfathers. Well done to the Beatles for hard days night. My son
had made quite an effective easier. -- some made an effort. This man
from New Zealand who wanted an antiques road show opinion on his
bars. We enjoy it, when we were coming I thought that there is a
shot on I'd like to come. Just to remind you if you have brought any
guns, knives, swords. As for the expense, every show throws up a
surprise or two. This morning we had a deactivated bomb from 1930 and now
used as a doorstop. It will not go bang! And then there is John, who
doesn't bring treasures to be valued, he just likes being in the
audience. In fact he's watched 200 live shows. Do you not get bored?
No. Everyone is different. Different place, different people. I don't,
it's all different. It's 20 years since antique road show last year.
It was a working railway station then and so it was today. The
timetable stops for now one. -- that timetable stops for nobody. Did
Picasso, a hidden gem turn up today? You going to have to wait until the
show is broadcast and that will be sometime in the autumn.
Good to see the crowds were not put off by the red today, let's see what
the weather has in store for us. Pretty wet day for some of us but
we've now lost that persistent rain and it's a brighter day for tomorrow
but with the risk of showers. The but with the risk of showers. The
showers popped up and they can be lively and the odd rumble of thunder
perhaps. Away from the showers we should have nice bells of sunshine.
This is the weather front that was affecting us, clearing eastwards and
in the coming days we have low pressure in the north of the UK and
churning up the atmosphere and allowing these showers to develop.
Allander showers it should be quite bright. -- other than the showers.
Through tonight lingering cloud will clear and starry skies and you might
see an isolated shower in the West but most of us will have a dry night
and a chilly night than we've seen of late locally down to five or 6
degrees. In the started tomorrow morning but a bright morning, lots
of sunshine but gradually the showers develop. The shoppers are
tricky to pin down exactly but it may be that inland areas will see
the lion's share and parts of the north Coast, some fewer showers. A
fresher feel than recent days. Basically, it's a case of sunshine
and showers as we had through the next few days. Some of the showers
may be lively and it should be bright. Pressure over the coming
days and about one by Sunday. Have a good night. That's all for tonight,
thanks for joining us and from all of us here, have a good night.