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6 March 2015 Last updated at 10:47

Government 'to oppose drone testing'Reaper

Plans to test drones at Newquay Airport in Cornwall are being opposed by the government, according to a leaked briefing note.


Stadium for CornwallSetback for Cornwall stadium plans

Council officers recommend refusing plans for a supermarket which would pay for a £10m stadium for Cornwall.

Rocket pumpBloodhound Diary: 'Blink, you'll miss it'

The team behind Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car, which aims to break the world land speed record this year, gears up for operating it in Newquay.

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  1.  
    15:04: Morning glory

    Ann Stokes‎ posted this lovely photo on the BBC Radio Cornwall Facebook page, saying "Another beautiful early morning over Mounts Bay".

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  2.  
    14:56: News on the hour

    The top stories at 15:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: An editor of Flight International Magazine says he believes government safety concerns preventing Newquay Airport from testing and maintaining drones can be resolved.

    BBC Radio Devon: A jury has returned a verdict of suicide over the death of a 24-year-old Plymouth man Jason Rose at Exeter Prison in 2011.

     
  3.  
    14:48: Chiefs ready for Welsh BBC Sport

    Exeter Chiefs welcome London Welsh to Sandy Park on Saturday and coach Rob Baxter could name the same side that beat Bath in their previous Premiership fixture.

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    Welsh are still chasing their first Premiership win of the season and have conceded an average of more than 45 points this term - London Welsh fly-half Olly Barkley from Wadebridge is one of five players ruled out through injury.

     
  4.  
    14:40: Plymouth fire tweet

    Plymouth Police WCO from Devon and Cornwall Police tweets: Police and fire are dealing with a garage fire in the Union Street area and a report of a second fire in the Efford area.

     
  5.  
    14:34: Totnes one-way challenge victory BBC Radio Devon

    Campaigners against a one-way road system in Totnes have won a High Court challenge to the scheme, the BBC's Sophie Pierce says.

    No entry sign in Totnes

    Devon County Council changed many of the town centre's roads to one-way in 2013 with the aim of making the town safer for pedestrians. Critics claim the changes have driven shoppers away and not made it safer. BBC presenter Jonathan Dimbleby previously marched with protesters against the changes.

     
  6.  
    14:26: Patients' notes 'on display in car'

    Medical notes have been found on display in a car which parked in a Truro street near the Royal Cornwall Hospital for almost a week, the West Briton reports.

    The notes included patients' names, dates of birth and details of treatment, witnesses said. Health bosses said they were investigating and "took the security of patient records extremely seriously".

     
  7.  
    14:15: Chile volcano

    The Cornish disaster relief charity Shelterbox is standing by to offer aid after a volcanic eruption in southern Chile.

    Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano as seen from Pucon town south of Santiago

    Four thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the resort of Pucón - a 10km exclusion zone remains in place around Mount Villarrica.

     
  8.  
    14:06: A fine afternoon Kevin Thomas BBC Weather Forecaster

    Today it's a dry day, the cloud should break to give some bright or sunny spells. Winds will be variable at first and then becoming light or moderate from the south or southwest, but fresher along the north coast.

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    Cloud will be quite variable through the night, but with some clear spells possible, but it should be a frost-free night as winds stay moderate or fresh from the southwest, but locally strong over the moors and along the north coast. Min Temp: 6C (43F).

     
  9.  
    13:57: News on the hour

    The top stories at 14:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: The Police and Crime Commissioner defends Exeter relocation costs.

    BBC Radio Devon: Delights for campaigners as legal challenge against Totnes traffic flow changes succeeds.

     
  10.  
    13:45: Cornwall A&E improvement BBC Radio Cornwall

    Performance figures for Cornwall's A&E department have improved again, according to figures from the BBC's NHS Tracker website.

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    89.7% of patients attending the Emergency Department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital were seen within four hours last week, that's up from 82.9%. The government target is 95%.

    192 beds were blocked - down 35 - and 19 planned operations were cancelled, down by four.

     
  11.  
    13:35: Eight-year-olds get shotgun papers

    Eight-year-olds in the Devon and Cornwall Police area have been issued with shotgun certificates, Sky News reports following a Freedom of Information request.

    Shotgun. Pic: Thinkstock

    Ch Supt Jim Nye said the Firearms Act of 1968 allowed someone of that age to have a shotgun and that young persons granted certificates are "generally brought up in a farming community where it's tradition and we don't give them out without [a] substantial amount of checks".

     
  12.  
    13:23: Cameron pledges hunt ban vote

    David Cameron has promised to he will allow a free vote in the House Commons to repeal the hunting ban, the Western Morning News reports.

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    Mr Cameron told hunt supporters he "shares the frustration that many people feel about the Hunting Act and the way it was brought in by the last government".

     
  13.  
    13:11: Otter-ly delightful BBC Radio Devon

    A family of otters have been spotted in a pond at the RHS Rosemoor gardens in North Devon.

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    Trainee gardener Sam Jackson said: "They catch the fish, this is usually the adults, and then they take them to the banks for the cubs and then they eat the fish quite noisily, I don't know how the fish feel about it all!"

     
  14.  
    12:57: News on the hour

    The top stories at 13:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: A&E figures improve at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro but still fall below government targets.

    BBC Radio Devon: High Court victory for Totnes traffic flow campaigners.

     
  15.  
    12:46: Rik Mayall's last work on radio Andrew Segal Local Live

    The final piece of work by actor Rik Mayall, which was recorded in Plymouth, is to be broadcast on Radio 4 Extra on Saturday night on what would have been his 57th birthday.

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    The Last Hurrah sees former Devon resident Mayall - star of TV's The Young Ones and Bottom - play Elton the Snowman: the last remaining talking snowman and a war-mongering, immortal, immoral tyrant.

     
  16.  
    12:38: Bloomin' lovely

    BBC radio Cornwall's weatherman Kevin Thomas tweets: Springlike this afternoon with sunny spells. Max 12/13C. Cloud increases overnight, but breaks develop tomorrow.

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  17.  
    12:25: Supersonic car speeds to Newquay

    The team behind Bloodhound Supersonic Car, which aims to break the world land speed record this year, is gearing up for trialling it in Cornwall.

    Artist impression of Bloodhound car

    Drivers and engineers will be completing so-called "slow speed" (200+ mph) testing at Newquay airfield in August, world land speed record holder Andy Green writes for the BBC.

     
  18.  
    12:14: Girl 'drank glue in milk'

    The family of a six-year-old girl says she was taken to hospital after drinking glue which was inside a milk carton bought from a supermarket, the Plymouth Herald reports.

    The parents of Jessica Bamford said a "white hardened substance" formed itself in and around her mouth after she drank from the carton from Iceland. The supermarket has asked the family to contact it as it "would like the chance to investigate".

     
  19.  
    12:05: Pub fire ruled accident Hamish Marshall BBC Spotlight

    The fire which severely damaged a pub in Chudleigh Knighton in the early hours of Wednesday was started accidentally.

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    About 55 fighters tackled the blaze at the Anchor Inn and prevented it spreading to an adjoining cottage, now investigators have found the fire started in the airing cupboard.

     
  20.  
    11:55: News on the hour

    The top stories at 12:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: The Emergency Department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro has seen another improvement in performance, with 89.7% of patients seen within four hours last week, up from 82.9% the week before.

    BBC Radio Devon: Network Rail reassures residents in Dawlish that large cracks being found in the sea wall are being dealt with.

     
  21.  
    11:46: Questions for Boss Hogg? Laurence Reed Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall Tony Hogg is my studio guest today - if you want him to answer your questions, call 01872 222222 from 12 noon.

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    Simon Long has commented on the PCC post on Twitter saying: "what a complete and utter waste of taxpayers money" - do you agree or disagree?

     
  22.  
    11:35: Dawn chorus Matt Pengelly Local Live

    There are some advantages to starting work early - this was the sunrise that greeted me this morning.

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  23.  
    11:24: All Blacks power forward BBC Sport

    Launceston director of rugby Neil Bayliss has praised the strength of his side's forward pack.

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    The Cornish All Blacks host seventh-placed Cambridge in National Two South as they aim to extend the gap between themselves and the relegation zone.

     
  24.  
    11:14: Roads latest BBC Travel South West

    Reports are coming in of an accident involving three vehicles at Tolvaddon, on the A30 West-bound exit slip.

    There's an accident on the A390 in Middle Taphouse, the road is blocked and there's slow traffic around the B3359 junction.

     
  25.  
    11:05: Bus damaged

    Police are hunting a man who damaged a bus in Plymouth after the driver refused to let him aboard.

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    The man is believed to have pulled the windscreen wiper from the bus and cracked the windscreen - the incident happened at about 18:45 on Saturday, 21 February on Saltash Road opposite the train station.

     
  26.  
    10:56: News on the hour

    The top stories at 11:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Supporters of a small rural pharmacy in Cornwall campaign to keep it open.

    BBC Radio Devon: Devon pub fire 'started in an airing cupboard' say investigators.

     
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    10:47: Dawlish crack concern John Ayres BBC Spotlight

    Network Rail experts have reassured locals in Dawlish worried about cracks in the resort's sea wall, which reopened in April last year after part of the sea wall had been destroyed.

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    Resident David Morris says he's worried because he can stick a 12 inch ruler all the way into the crack - he says he spotted similar holes two days before the wall was breached by storms last year.

    Mike Gallop from Network Rail says they inspect the wall every four weeks, adding: "We intend to put the mortar back by the end of this month as part of our normal maintenance process."

     
  28.  
    10:38: Poldark excitement grows

    BBC One tweets: Imagine having a job that involves touching up @AidanTurner's arms between takes. #Poldark begins this Sunday at 9pm.

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  29.  
    10:26: Ottery graffiti appeal BBC Radio Devon

    Police in Ottery St Mary are hoping to identify graffiti artists from their 'tags' after a spate of new wall paintings around the town.

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    Local officers are asking the public to let them know if they recognise the styles or designs - offenders will be given the option of Restorative Justice or scrubbing off the graffiti as a punishment.

     
  30.  
    10:14: High waters Holly Green BBC Weather

    If you're planning to visit the seaside in Devon and Cornwall, here are the tide times.

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  31.  
    10:05: Pharmacy concerns Tamsin Melville Political Reporter

    Managers at a remote village pharmacy in Cornwall are worried about the future as government support comes to an end this month.

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    A petition has been started to secure more help for St Mawes Pharmacy - the government says the funding scheme was only ever meant to be temporary.

    NHS England says it's looking at the results of a consultation on the pharmacy with the aim of securing the best possible outcome for local people.

     
  32.  
    09:56: News on the hour

    The top stories at 10:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Cornwall's tourism leaders say changes must be made to the rules stopping parents taking their children on holiday during term time.

    BBC Radio Devon: Engineers from Network Rail have told worried locals in Dawlish big cracks in the sea wall will be repaired this month.

     
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    09:45: Success for Barnstaple boxer BBC Sport

    A 16-year-old north Devon boxer has become the new amateur heavyweight champion of England.

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    Robbie Squires' title success has earned him a call-up to a skills camp this weekend with the target of representing Great Britain at a future Olympics.

     
  34.  
    09:37: Graffiti in Ottery

    PCSO Jack Stannard from Devon and Cornwall Police tweets: Can you help us ID the people responsible for #Graffiti in #OtteryStMary? We'd like to speak to them!

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  35.  
    09:26: Lameness reduced Anna Varle BBC Spotlight

    A major programme to reduce lameness in dairy cows across the region has been so successful, it's being rolled out nationwide.

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    Over the last four years, a thousand farmers have been given extra funding to have additional visits from vets - the Duchy College project has cut lameness cases by 20%.

     
  36.  
    09:17: Trelawny Shout BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Cornish anthem "Trelawny" was sung lustily across the county last night to celebrate St Piran's Day, using the power of radio to synchronise the singing.

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    Duncan Warren was broadcasting live from the Golden Lion pub in Port Isaac as shanty group the Fisherman's Friends led 80 pubs around Cornwall in a rousing rendition of "The Song of the Western Men" last night.

     
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    09:05: Disability housing appeal BBC Radio Devon

    A disabled woman who has to sleep in the lounge of her two-bedroom home in Paignton will present a petition to Downing Street this morning calling for better housing for people with disabilities.

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    Sue Frier has used a wheelchair since an accident in 2012 and can no longer go upstairs and washes in her kitchen - her landlords Westward Housing Association say they support her need for alternative housing, but can't find anything suitable.

     
  38.  
    08:56: News on the hour

    The top stories at 09:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Cornish tourism leaders blame 'Gove Effect' for school holiday visitor surge.

    BBC Radio Devon: Concerns over Dawlish sea wall cracks.

     
  39.  
    08:44: Newquay drone 'concern' Neil Gallacher Correspondent, BBC South West

    Plans to test 'drones' at Newquay Airport are being opposed by the government, according to a leaked briefing note. The concern from Department for Transport officials suggests Newquay would be unable to separate unmanned aircraft systems - known as drones - from other aircraft.

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    The airport's managing director Al Titterington, said flying drones could be done safely and he was pushing for "an open and fair process for establishing the right airspace environment".

     
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    08:34: 'Gove effect' blamed for visitor slump BBC Radio Cornwall

    It's claimed Cornwall's tourism businesses lost £44.7m in the year up to September 2014 due to tougher rules over term time holidays.

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    The rules were tightened by former Education Secretary Michael Gove - The Department for Education says allowing pupils to regularly miss school can be hugely detrimental to their education, but some traders are complaining they've seen a sharp reduction in the number of families outside the school holidays.

     
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    08:22: Dawlish cracks BBC Radio Devon

    Network Rail is reassuring residents in Dawlish that large cracks being found in the sea wall are being dealt with.

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    Concerned resident David Morris took the above picture - he says he spotted similar cracks two days before the sea wall was breached last year. Network Rail says it's spending £800,000 a year constantly monitoring and repairing the holes.

     
  42.  
    08:12: A dry day ahead Kevin Thomas BBC Weather Forecaster

    It'll be a dry day, but with some areas quite chilly at first. It will also be cloudy at times, but the cloud will be quite thin and should break to give some bright or sunny spells.

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    Winds will be variable at first and then becoming light or moderate from the south or southwest, but fresher along the north coast and further west. Max Temp: 12C (54F).

     
  43.  
    08:07: Traffic problems BBC Travel South West
    • There's an accident on the A386 Tavistock Road in Roborough it's partially blocked and there's slow traffic at George Junction, because of an accident involving two cars. Police are directing traffic.
    • Honey Lane in Woodbury Salterton is partially blocked around the Village Road after an accident.
    • A car is on its roof on the B3252 in Horningtops, the road is partially blocked near the A38 junction.
     
  44.  
    08:00: Good morning Matt Pengelly Local Live

    I'll be bringing you the latest news, weather, sport and travel updates for Friday.

    If you've got a story for us or a comment on this service, please do get in touch.

     
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