Knowles stays for the moment!

Cambridge United winger Tom Knowles, currently on loan at St Ives Town, has had his loan spell extended for least another month.

Knowles has made a name for himself within St Ives since arriving from Cambridge. On his debut game for St Ives, he scored a goal and also teed up another, making a major impact in a game which ended 3-0 within minutes of only just coming on as a substitute.

The team manager Ricky Marheineke praised his work rate and energy among other things, and there were fears that he might be recalled to his parent club, but these fears have been allayed for the moment.

It is good news for St Ives to continue having the services of Knowles for that period – hopefully the team can keep him for even longer after that!

St Ives young adult case highlights the need for mental health help

The unfortunate death of St Ives rugby player Peter Skeggs has prompted police to encourage young people to speak out when they are feeling down or when they notice someone experiencing issues.

An inquest at Truro Crown Court found that Peter had been feeling down in the lead up to his death. On the night of his passing, his parents went out but made plans to return to take him out to dinner and walk the dog. When they came back they unfortunately found him dead in his room.

A note was left by Peter describing a relationship break down that had happened recently and his feelings of being low. Detective Constable Katie Tucker described it as being a “heart-wrenching” letter by the eighteen-year-old.

A recent report by BBC news found that only 22% of young adults feel they have someone to talk to in the moments of loneliness and depression which can strike at particular points in life. That sense of isolation can be negated by having someone to talk to. It is not so much the resolution of the problem that gives respite, but the sense of not having to carry the burden and having someone to share it with.

If you notice someone feeling down or need someone to talk to yourself, you can always call Samaritans anonymously on 116 123.