BREAKING: Severe Flood Warning for South Cornwall Coast
Military brought in to help hand out sandbags to most at-risk areas
Sex Attacks and Violence Rise
But new crime stats for Cornwall and Devon reveal a small drop overall
South-West Stillbirths Rise
11:43am 24th February 2012
(Updated 11:43am 24th February 2012)
Stillbirths in the south-west are rising.
Six out of every thousand babies are dying in the womb or before they are a month old.
But across the rest of Britain, figures are falling.
Dawn Dixon from Probus lost her son 13 years ago: "You've got all your hopes and dreams, your family, what's going to happen, you're all prepared and it's just devastating. You have to go through labour and it's all taken away from you. You leave hospital with nothing".
North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson is backing a campaign for better research.
"We have an incredible science base in this country and of course we contribute to science across the world. If we can at least start to chip away at that and discover some of the causes we can start to put things in place to deal with that"
"It may have been made a priority for a particular reason in a particular area and the resources have been invested in it and that then starts to change things. There may be other local causes, environmental factors, whatever, but that's why we need the research I think, to be able to know"
Here Comes The Sun!
Cornwall News: Tourism businesses hope good weather will tempt visitors back to Cornwall after the storms
Driver Who Took Baby On 100mph Chase Is Jailed
National News: A banned driver who drove a stolen car at 100mph on icy roads with his pregnant girlfriend and a baby in the back seat has been jailed for 22 months.
Michael Jackson Album To Be Released On Phone
Showbiz News: It is the news Michael Jackson fans have been waiting for - but those desperate for a new album by the King of Pop may have to buy a new mobile phone to hear it.
Malaysia Airlines Plane 'Loses Contact'
World News: Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 carrying 239 people bound for Beijing "has lost contact" with air traffic control.
Rhinos held by Giants
Sports News: Leeds ended a run of five straight defeats to Huddersfield as the two Super League heavyweights fought out a thrilling 12-12 draw at the John Smith's Stadium.