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Rain, fireworks and awesome costumes as Cornwall celebrates New Year

By CMScott  |  Posted: January 01, 2014

By Scott Hamilton

  • Where's Wally? Kelly Solway, Ian Solway, Ross Sedgman and Nicola Wittea at Lemon Quay in Truro. TRJJ20131231A-006_C

  • Assorted costumes in Truro's Lemon Quay. TRJJ20131231A-005_C

  • Blurry fireworks - a fitting way to mark St Ives at midnight!

  • Kim Cowls, Ashley Smith, Michael Taylor and Hannah Taylor from Truro, at Lemon Quay. TRJJ20131231A-001_C

  • Chris Morley, Liz King, Shona Newey and David Newey, at Lemon Quay in Truro. TRJJ20131231A-002_C

  • The party in St Ives ended with a fantastic firework display.

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Heavy rain in parts of Cornwall failed to dampen the spirits of New Year's Eve revellers who took to the streets, pubs and bars to welcome in 2014.

In St Ives the rain held off until late in the night by which time the thousands who packed the seafront didn't care.

A stunning firework display capped off the town's biggest night of the year and what has become one of the UK's most talked about New Year's Eve parties.

Police officers mingled happily with revellers and helped create a friendly and easy going atmosphere in the town.

In Truro party-goers left it until later to venture out, but by midnight there were plenty of fancy dress costumes visible on the streets.

Chief Superintendent Julie Fielding from Devon and Cornwall Police, who visited Newquay and a number of other towns during the night, reported 23 people detained in custody overnight across Cornwall.

She wrote on social network website Twitter: "Huge thanks to all those who have worked hard to keep Devon and Cornwall safe tonight - top team effort.

"Particular thanks to our special constables and volunteers for their huge and ongoing contributions."

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