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Devon and Cornwall weather: Clear spells and easing winds

Alex Osborne

BBC Weather

Remaining showers will largely die away, leading to a mostly dry Monday evening with clear spells.

Northwesterly winds will also ease and become light or moderate.

Minimum temperature: 8C to 12C.


On Tuesday, the day will start with sunny spells apart from a very isolated shower.

However, the cloud will build during the morning and some scattered outbreaks of showery rain will move in from the west, although most places will be dry again by the evening.

Winds will turn to the southwest and will become mainly light or moderate.

Maximum temperature: 15C to 19C.

Border Force recruiting in Plymouth to prepare for Brexit

Ed Oldfield

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The UK’s Border Force is recruiting extra officers in Plymouth as part of its preparations for Brexit.

The government agency enforces the law on immigration and goods entering or leaving the country.

It is part of the Home Office and officers carry out checks of people and goods at ports and airports. The agency also works on counter-terrorism and human trafficking.

Plymouth is one of the locations for the recruitment of 1,000 extra staff to prepare for Brexit.

The city is a route for significant trade and travel between the UK and Europe through Brittany Ferries' operation at Millbay Docks.

News of the extra jobs comes as Plymouth City Council’s Labour leader Tudor Evans raised concerns about an apparent lack of preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

He told councillors ministers were warning local government to prepare for an economic shock if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October.

He added he feared some businesses could be in trouble if a no-deal Brexit went ahead.

His concerns reflect a government assessment of the effects of a no-deal Brexit leaked to the Sunday Times, which warned of possible shortages of food and medicines.

Cabinet minister Michael Gove responded that the study was a “worst-case scenario”.

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These little piggies went to pilates

Heidi Davey

BBC Spotlight

A fitness instructor from Devon has come up with an unusual form of exercise: doing pilates while interacting with miniature pigs.

Piggy pilates

Harry Parkes has set up a class called Piggy Pilates, running the sessions at Pennywell Farm at Buckfastleigh which have, so far, been a sell out.

"I thought it was a wind-up at first but I had heard of goat yoga, and obviously the benefits of exercising with animals is much-reported," she said.

Ms Parkes said the first session was a bit "hare-brained" but everyone who came loved it and the pigs enjoyed the attention.

She added: "They're really inquisitive, they're really cheeky and they love a little scratch halfway through."

Body found in water in Ilfracombe formally identified

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

A body found in water near Ilfracombe has been formally identified as missing woman Theresa Hamilton, police say.

Officers were called by the RNLI on Friday 2 August after it was discovered.

Her family had been informed and the death was currently being treated as unexplained, with inquiries ongoing, Devon and Cornwall Police said.