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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 19 June 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Matt Pengelly and Jonathan Morris

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks for watching BBC Local Live

    Tom Palmer

    BBC News Online

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon & Cornwall for today, we'll be back on Monday at 08:00 to bring you all the day's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Don't miss BBC Spotlight at 18:30 and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

  2. Latest headlines

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    The top stories on BBC Local Live: Devon & Cornwall include:

    • Final confirmation that the region will get a brand new fleet of high speed inter-city trains has been delayed
    • Swarms of jellyfish are continuing to be found on our shorelines while there is concern the type which stings could follow
    • A drunken van driver has admitted causing the death of schoolboy Samuel Crocker in a hit and run in Crediton
    • Police in Torbay have had to smash car windows over the past few days to rescue dogs who've been trapped in the heat inside
  3. Victory dance speeder caught out

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Here's Jerry Weeks doing a victory dance after thinking he had got away with speeding. But he was caught out and has been ordered to pay £1,750.

    Speeder

    Weeks, 32, of Hutchings Close, Southway in Plymouth, was caught doing 46mph in a 30mph zone along Plymouth Road.

    Thinking he had slowed down in time, Weeks did a no-hands on the wheel dance to the police camera at the bottom of the hill - not realising he had been caught in the act.

    Plymouth magistrates on Thursday fined him £400 for speeding and gave him four penalty points. He was also fined £600 and given six penalty points for failing to identify the driver and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100.

  4. Showery tomorrow

    David Braine

    Weather forecaster, BBC Spotlight

    Turning increasingly cloudy overnight with coastal and hill fog. developing, particularly over Dartmoor and Exmoor. Staying mild with light winds. Minimum Temperature: 10 Deg C (50 Deg F).

    Weather graphic

    Saturday: Rather cloudy through the morning with some showers, locally heavy, pushing eastwards. Showers more isolated by afternoon with some warm bright or sunny spells developing. Maximum Temperature: 21 Deg C (70 Deg F).

  5. 'Ferocious' bidding for garage find portrait

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    "Ferocious" bidding led to a portrait found in a Cornwall garage selling at auction for £27,000.

    Painting

    The painting of shipping heiress Winifred Ellerman, by Sir Samuel Luke Fildes, turned up in Newlyn last month.

    Auctioneers in Penzance had expected it to reach between £8,000-£12,000. Graham Bazley from WH Lane Auctioneers said: "It's a very glamorous painting, but the mystery is how it ended up in someone's garage in Cornwall."

  6. Brewster takes up Plymouth role

    BBC Sport

    Plymouth Argyle have appointed Craig Brewster as assistant manager. The 48-year-old teams up with new Argyle boss Derek Adams for the second time, having also been his number two at Ross County.

    Craig Brewster

    After a 25-year playing career, he had two spells as boss of Inverness and also managed Dundee United. Paul Wotton remains on the coaching staff, while reserve goalkeeper James Bittner has taken over responsibility for coaching the club's keepers.

  7. High speed trains delayed

    Martyn Oates

    Political editor, South West

    The long-awaited confirmation of a brand new fleet of high speed trains for the South West has been delayed, rail operator First Great Western admitted today.

    First Great Western

    The deal to provide the new hybrid locomotives capable of running on either diesel or electricity was originally supposed to be signed off by the company and the government by the end of this month.

    Today First said it had "more work to do" and now expected to submit its final proposal to the government by the end of July, but added it wouldn't affect the timetable for delivering the trains if the deal is approved.

  8. Jellyfish clear-up begins

    East Devon District Council

    Swarms of jellyfish are continuing to be found on south west shores and someone has to clear them up.

    Exmouth

    Here's East Devon's Respond Enforce and Clear team getting rid of the giant jellyfish littering the beach at Exmouth.

    Find out more about the weird phenomenon on BBC Spotlight on BBC One art 18:30 tonight.

  9. Girl suffers 'self-harm issues' after secret filming

    Patrick Clahane

    BBC News Online

    A 12-year-old girl has suffered "self-harm issues" after a soldier secretly filmed her showering and undressing, a court has heard.

    Cance corporal Matthew Walters, 38, of Priestacott Park, Kilkhampton pleaded guilty at Exeter Magistrates Court to voyeurism by recording a private act in a property in Devon in 2013.

    The victim's mother said her daughter had "found it very hard and has had self-harming and self esteem issues" as a result. Mr Walters was released on bail and will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on 16 July.

  10. More jellyfish 'than ever before'

    Anna Varle

    BBC Spotlight

    Scientists say they are seeing more jellyfish off our coastline than ever before in living memory.

    Jellyfish

    The huge barrel jellyfish have been spotted in the seas off Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. But they're not poisonous and don't sting. The warm weather has provided perfect conditions for the creatures.

    I'll have more on Spotlight at 18:30 on BBC One.

  11. Man admits causing death of 10-year-old

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    A drunk driver has admitted causing the death of a 10-year-old boy in Crediton in a hit and run incident.

    Samuel Crocker

    Cameron Trivett, 24, was also driving with no insurance when his van hit Samuel Crocker at The Threshers on 28 February.

    Mr Trivett, of Mill Street, Crediton will be sentenced on 24 July. The judge at Exeter Crown Court warned him he faces a lengthy time in jail.

  12. French students assaulted while playing football

    Torquay Herald Express

    Three French exchange students were assaulted while playing football with locals in Brixham on Tuesday evening, the Herald Express reports.

    Furzeham Green

    The students all sustained minor injuries after the kickabout on Furzeham Green turned ugly at around 8pm.

    Police have appealed for witnesses and are following several lines of enquiries. However, there is no indication that the teenagers were targeted because they are students.

  13. Travellers sites may stop 'occupation elsewhere'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Providing gypsy sites in East Devon is essential to control illegal encampments says council leader Paul Diviani.

    Traveller site

    East Devon District Council is planning to spend £500,000 providing 37 pitches. "Gypsies and travellers have important and long historical links with this part of the country," said Mr Diviani. "It has recently been difficult to prevent encampments in East Devon because we haven't met our needs."

    "However, I am confident that our new strategy will meet the requirements of our gypsy and traveller communities and this in turn will put us in a strong position to defend our countryside - much of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - from unlawful camps."

  14. Crock and roll

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    A Plymouth-based orthopaedic surgeon says he believes Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters will be unable to walk normally without a brace for at least six weeks.

    foo

    Andy Murphy works at the Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital - and is also the bass player in a Foo Fighters cover band 'The Long Faces' - said: "Dave sustained a nasty fracture of the distal fibula, the small bone on the outside of the ankle. X-rays show the fracture was displaced and needed surgical fixation. He has a low profile locking titanium plate and screws holding the fractured bone together."

  15. Demands for care home improvements

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The chief inspector of the Care Quality Commission says its new rating system will lift the lid on poor care homes and encourage transparency in the industry.

    Yesterday it emerged two Cornish care homes - St Theresa's in Callington and Trengrouse in Helston - had been rated as 'requiring improvement'. The operators of both homes say they have already made positive changes.

    The CQC's Andrea Sutcliffe said: "We are very clear about the expectations we are setting and encouraging people to learn from the really good services that exist and get themselves there."

  16. Plymouth 10K cancelled

    Western Morning News

    Plymouth's popular 10k race has been scrapped from 2015 onwards after mounting costs forced the organiser to pull the plug, the Western Morning News reports.

    10K

    Jamie Warren, Head of Marketing and Commercial at race organiser GO2, said: "We are sorry to announce that the Plymouth 10K will not be returning for 2015.

    "The decision has been made due to mounting costs of staging the race in its current format."

  17. 'Incredible' lifeboat

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    A faster, upgraded lifeboat has started service at Ilfracombe in north Devon.

    The RNLI says its Shannon class all-weather lifeboat does 25 knots compared to its predecessor which did a maximum of 17 - and will save more lives.

    The Barry and Peggy High Foundation

    Volunteer Coxswain Andrew Bengey said he had a tear in his eye: "It's amazing to think how things have moved on in 25 years... we now have an incredible lifeboat" he said.

  18. Girl power on the football pitch

    BBC Spotlight

    It's hoped England's success at the Women's World Cup will encourage more girls to aspire to be the next Karen Carney or Fran Kirby - in the same way boys dream of being the next Wayne Rooney or Joe Hart.

    football

    The Penzance charity Trelya has been organising informal training sessions for girls on a local housing estate - one football coach Emma Robinson said: "Just to give young people the chance to play something they wouldn't normally get the chance to play is great - it's a really popular session, we've got a great turn-out every week, they really enjoy it, just the chance for them to be out and about and not inside playing computer games."

  19. Fluffy pests or cute chicks?

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Now, we admit that seagulls divide opinions among people. Are they just pests? Should we leave them be?

    Seagull chicks

    Whatever your thoughts, you can't deny how cute these gull chicks are. They were born in Truro, near the BBC Radio Cornwall studios. Mummy gull squawked at us a bit after we accidentally discovered them. We kept more than 12ft away and left the brood alone very quickly.

  20. Brothers in Arms

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The annual Armed Forces Day will be taking place this weekend at Torpoint as part of hundreds of events across the UK to celebrate those who serve in the military.

    navy

    Here are two of the three Brown brothers from Camborne - Tony Brown is a Chief Engineer & Technician whilst Robert Brown is a Chief Petty Officer - they all serve in HM Forces and have 49 years of service between them.

  21. Cornwall v Devon

    BBC Sport

    Cornwall and Devon will renew their fierce sporting rivalry on the cricket field on Sunday in the three-day Unicorns Counties Championship game at Truro.

    For Cornwall, Glyn Furnival replaces Callum Wilson - for Devon England U19 all-rounder Ben Green has been added to the squad as cover for a couple of injury worries.

  22. Bail breach man sought

    BBC Radio Devon

    A man charged with aggravated vehicle taking is wanted by the police for breaching bail conditions set by Plymouth Crown Court.

    Andrew Clarke

    Numerous enquiries have been made by police to try to locate Andrew Clarke who has connections to Plymouth and Cornwall.

  23. Disruption on several major roads

    BBC Travel

    • In South Brent the A38 Exeter-bound is partially blocked because of a broken down coach. Traffic is slow moving.
    • In Camborne on Trelowarren Street near North Road we're getting reports of an accident.
    • There has also been an accident in Kingsbridge on Fore Street near the A379 Promenade.
    • On the A38 Parkway around St Budeaux heading towards the Tamar Bridge there's slow moving traffic.
    • More accidents - in Axminster on the A358 near Abbey Gate Lane and in Plymouth on the Western Approach near Union Street.
    • At Cruwys Morchard the B3137 is partially blocked due to a fallen tree.
    • And on the A30 heading eastbound between Bodmin and Temple there's slow moving traffic
  24. Crews move tonnes of clutter to free woman

    West Briton

    Newspaper

    An elderly hoarder virtually trapped in her own home has been freed after fire crews removed three tons of clothes, furniture and books from the house, the West Briton reports.

    Clutter

    Family members called in the council after the 62-year-old woman, who wished to remain anonymous, was unable to move around her one-bedroom flat due to the clutter.

    Firefighters moved in and, over a six week period, removed three tons of clothing, furniture, books and ornaments, from the woman's home in Cornwall.

  25. Care home promises improvements

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The operators of a Cornish care home rated as 'needing improvement' by the Care Quality Commission say they are working hard to make things better.

    Yesterday it was revealed inspectors had visited St Theresa's Care Centre in Callington and raised concerns about medicine records, fall prevention and the way staff dealt with clients.

    Senior manager Tom Kirk said: "We thank CQC for their feedback and will continue to work closely with them to respond to their inspection report. Shortly before the visit, the group had already made public that a full and robust review of its management and training systems was underway, with a view to continuous improvement, and we welcome CQC's input to assist that process.

  26. Egg-citing news

    BBC Spotlight's Emma Thomasson tweets: Yay!!!! The first double yolker from our chickens abandoned at the end of our road. Well done girls! @BBCCornwall

    egg
  27. Blood donor appeal success

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    Experts at NHS Blood and Transplant says their 'Missing Type' campaign has been an 'overwhelming success'.

    sign

    301 people in Cornwall registered as a blood donor in the two weeks following the campaign launch - this compares to 83 in the same period last year.

    The 'Missing Type' campaign saw the letters A, O and B - the letters that make up the blood groups - removed from public view to draw attention to the need for new blood donors - nationally more than 30,000 people registering as donors.

  28. 'Unexplained' death

    Western Morning News

    A police probe has been launched into the mysterious death of an elderly woman in a Devon village, reports the Western Morning News.

    Emergency services were called after a woman's body was discovered inside a thatched cottage in Thurlestone.

    Officers are currently treating the death as "unexplained" but police tape remains outside the front door of Trethurle Cottage on the main road through the village. A post mortem to establish cause of death is expected to be carried out later today.

  29. Is it a double yolker?

    BBC Spotlight's Emma Thomasson tweets: One of the chickens was making a lot more noise than normal this morning. Poor thing parting with that whopper

    egg
  30. Not just a pretty face

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The young woman sitting demurely in this rediscovered oil painting that's just sold at auction for £27,000 went on to have a fascinating life.

    art

    Winifred Ellerman was heiress to the shipping magnate Sir John Ellerman, but when she became a writer she used the pseudonym 'Bryher' to hide the family name - having visited the remote Scilly isle as a child.

    During her long and unusual life, she used her fortune to support struggling artists and writers, such as James Joyce and Edith Sitwell and once used her house in Switzerland as a receiving station for Jews fleeing the Nazis.

  31. Plymouth man thought he'd beaten speed camera

    Plymouth Herald

    A man caught on camera dancing in his car after thinking he'd got away with speeding on a busy Plymouth Road has been ordered to pay £1,750 and hit with 10 penalty points, the Plymouth Herald reports.

    Driver

    Jerry Weeks of Hutchings Close, Southway, was caught doing 46mph in a 30mph zone - then doing a victory dance driving along the road with his hands off the wheel.

    Thinking he'd slowed down in time, Weeks did a no-hands-on-the-wheel celebratory dance to the police camera waiting at the bottom of the hill - not realising he'd been caught in the act.

  32. Soldier admits filming young girls

    Patrick Clahane

    BBC News Online

    A soldier has admitted setting up a camera which filmed two young girls as they showered and undressed in a bathroom at a house in Devon in 2013.

    Lance corporal Matthew Walters, 38, of Priestacott Park, Kilkhampton pleaded guilty to voyeurism by recording a private act at Exeter Magistrates Court today.

    He was released on bail and will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on 16 July.

  33. Dogs rescued from hot cars

    BBC Spotlight

    The police in Torbay say they have had to smash a number of car windows to rescue dogs trapped in hot cars - it's happened three times in just three days.

    dogs

    Plymouth vet Adam Coulson said a dog shut in a car could get distressed in just 15 minutes, adding: "This is a problem that we see every summer, people think it's fine to leave their dog possibly for a very short time in the car, the car gets very hot and dogs are not well adapted to cope with a very hot environment."

  34. Sunny but clouding over tonight

    Kevin Thomas

    BBC Weather Forecaster

    It'll be a dry and largely fine afternoon with long spells of sunshine. However, there will be a little more cloud at times for areas close to the north coast and cloud generally will start to increase this evening. Northwesterly winds will be mainly light or moderate, but locally fresh.

    map

    Tonight cloud will continue to lower and increase with low cloud developing and covering hills at times as well as parts of the coast. Some scattered outbreaks of light rain or drizzle will also develop, while light or moderate northwesterly winds back to the west and become more variable away from the north coast. Min Temp 11C (52F).

  35. Soccer girls

    BBC Spotlight

    Coaches in Cornwall are hoping the success of England's women's football team in the World Cup will inspire the next generation of girl players.

    football

    A Penzance charity Trelya has been organising training sessions for girls in the town - it's hoped the football sessions will be good for the youngsters' fitness and some will continue to play in their teens and beyond.

  36. Latest headlines

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    The top stories on BBC Local Live: Devon & Cornwall include:

    • A scheme to bring thousands of private rental Cornish properties up to scratch begins after nearly half of all private rented housing stock in the county fail to meet national guidelines
    • Three people from the South West have been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin following drugs and firearms raids in Merseyside, South Wales and Devon and Cornwall yesterday
    • Police in Torbay say they have had to smash car windows over the last few days to rescue dogs trapped in cars
    • Scientists say they are seeing more jellyfish off our coastline than ever before in living memory
  37. Plans for the future of Exeter

    BBC Radio Devon

    A number of new brownfield housing sites in Exeter have been identified in a plan for development in the city.

    The Development Delivery Document is about to be published - it will allocate land for new building in Exeter, designate land for protection and contain policies that will be used to determine future planning applications.

    The public will be able to give their views on the proposals next month - after two earlier rounds of consultation.

  38. Pasty power

    West Briton

    Newspaper

    The world's first ever pasty drive-through will be opening its gates to motorists in a matter of weeks, reports the West Briton.

    Portreath Bakery's drive-through in Wilson Way in Pool will also feature a 100-seat restaurant, a gluten-free bakery and a state-of-the-art baker-training facility.

    Owner Marion Symonds said work was well under way on the facility that she says will create more than 40 jobs and five apprenticeships for people in the area.

  39. New Gulls boss 'encouraged'

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC South West Sport

    New Torquay United manager Paul Cox says he has been encouraged by the responses of players he has approached to join the National League club.

    torquay

    The former Mansfield manager took over at Plainmoor earlier this week and has just nine players on the books, with four of them being teenagers.

    "I've been casting the net far and wide and we've been getting some good responses, " he told BBC Sport. "I'd like to think we'd see some movement probably early next week."

  40. Who should fund traveller and gypsy sites?

    Bill Buckley

    Presenter, BBC Radio Devon

    It does seem travellers can't win! If they buy their own sites, they can be prosecuted for building without planning. Yet if councils try to provide pitches, local communities don't take it well.

    East Devon District Council want to borrow £500,000 to buy land and provide 37 pitches in the area - possibly near Cranbrook. What do you think? Is there a way through this? Let me know on today's phone-in on 0345 3011034. Plus don't forget my Best Bits at 14:50!

  41. Sprinkling the ivories...

    BBC Radio Devon

    Two fire engines were called to a piano on fire in a house in Dartmouth last night.

    Crews used breathing sets, hoses and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the burning instrument.

  42. Travel latest

    BBC Travel

    • The A3123 in West Down is partially blocked between Lynton Cross and Mullacott Cross Roundabout in north Devon because of an accident involving two vehicles
    • The earlier problems on the A3123 following a coach fire have cleared
    • The A385 Station Road in Totnes is busy but moving at Morrisons Roundabout
    • There's heavy traffic on A30 eastbound in Bodmin at Carminow Cross
    • Isles of Scilly Travel is warning Saturday's weather forecast for low cloud and fog may cause disruption to Skybus flights
  43. Under the hammer

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    An anonymous buyer will pay nearly £32,000 for this stunning oil painting, discovered in a garage in Newlyn, having been purchased some 40 years ago in a junk shop.

    art

    The portrait of heiress Winifred Ellerman was painted by Sir Samuel Luke Fildes - the painting sold for £27,000 plus fees yesterday.

    Auctioneer Graham Bazley said: "It was obviously a 'coming of age' picture, probably commissioned by her father from what was one of the most important portrait painters of the day - he was the man who painted all the royal family, the Coronation portraits of 1902 and so on."

  44. Murder trial: latest

    BBC Spotlight

    A leading psychiatrist told a jury a Somerset man, alleged to have murdered his mother, was in a 'dissociated state' at the time, similar to sleepwalking.

    Alex McDonald, 27, is accused of stabbing and strangling his 57-year-old mother Catherine McDonald at her home in Norton Fitzwarren in September last year before taking her car and driving to Devon where he crashed.

    Leading psychiatrist Professor Seena Fazel said in his opinion Mr Macdonald wasn't suffering from a mental illness, instead it was a 'dissociated state' triggered partly by illegal drugs and drink which resulted in the alleged attack. Mr McDonald denies murder but has admitted manslaughter. The trial at Exeter Crown Court continues.

  45. PCC admits accidental fuel theft

    BBC Radio Devon

    Devon & Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner has admitted once driving away from a garage forecourt without paying for his fuel.

    hogg

    Tony Hogg has been telling us that fuel theft is one of the most commonly reported rural crimes - although it's often done by mistake.

    It comes as the deadline approaches for a big survey of rural policing and crime. Mr Hogg said: "I have done it myself, probably two years ago I was busy, I simply had things on my mind, driven away, half an hour later down the A30 I suddenly realised pulled into a station rang them up said I'm terribly sorry and then paid it off."

  46. Life after retirement

    Laurence Reed

    Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    Today is National Care Home Day so we're talking about the whole issue of elder care - it's something we all have to think about for our loved ones and ourselves.

    I'll be joined in the studio by Douglas Webb and Robert Black from Cornwall Care - the county's biggest care home operator - what plans have you made and how worried are you about for your future? Call me now on 01872 222222.

  47. Invasion of the jellyfish

    BBC Spotlight tweets: NEWS Huge jellyfish filmed off Torquay by @sophiepierce have you got any? Tweet us yours!

    jelly
  48. Police seek man for recall to prison

    The police are asking the public for information about the whereabouts of a man who is wanted for recall to prison.

    Harry Eveleigh

    Harry Eveleigh, 20, has failed to comply with licence conditions following his release from jail. He was last seen on 5 June and was originally charged with theft. He is believed to be in the Plymouth area.

  49. Fishy bait

    Western Morning News

    A bizarre-looking fish which is rarely caught in the region's waters has been spotted in a bait box in Plymouth, reports the Western Morning News.

    Zulu fish

    The Boar fish, also known as a Zulu fish, surprised market workers at Plymouth Fisheries last week when its orange scales were spotted amongst the bait.

    Max Gwyther, the co-owner of the fishmonger, said it could well be the only time in their lives people get to see and taste this fish.

  50. Hot dog warning

    Devon & Cornwall Police Sergeant Tim Perrin who works in Torquay tweets: One of my colleagues has smashed 3 car windows in 3 days to rescue distressed hot dogs. Simply don't do it. You'll fit the bill.

  51. Aces High

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    A team from Truro City Council have planted up two quarter-size Spitfires on one of the city's busiest roundabouts.

    spitfire

    The floral model planes on Trafalgar roundabout are marking the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain.

  52. Roads update

    BBC Travel

    • In north Devon the A3123 Long Lane in Kentisbury is still closed and there is slow traffic in both directions between the A399 junction and the Wheel Lane junction because of an earlier coach fire
    • There is slow traffic on the A377 in both directions in Exeter from Alphington Junction to Exe Bridges
    • Watch out for heavy traffic on the A30 eastbound in Bodmin at Carminow Cross
    • In Falmouth on Bickland Water Road there is very heavy traffic to Trescobeas Road due to roadworks on Manor Road and Springfield Road
  53. Hope rises for travellers sites

    BBC Radio Devon

    There's encouraging news for travellers today after East Devon District Council says it is trying to find 37 pitches in the area.

    Cranbrook

    It's looking at Cranbrook, near the A30 and the Western part of the district.

    Kevin Blakey chairman of Cranbrook Town Council, said: "There a lot of villages in east Devon where pitches can be placed. There is a very long way to go before land is identified and bought. "It's going to be expensive because land in east Devon is among the most expensive in the country."

  54. Could the world be your oyster?

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall is known as one of the food capitals of the UK, but it seems some restaurants in the county are struggling to recruit chefs.

    food

    The executive head chef at Watergate Bay Hotel Neil Haydock told BBC Radio Cornwall: "I think it's a national problem, we've really seen it in the last few months - we've been pretty much non-stop advertising for probably a good six to nine months and we're just not seeing any CVs coming through."

  55. High waters

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    If you're planning a trip to the seaside, here are the times of the next high tides around Devon & Cornwall.

    tide
  56. Surgery for Argyle star

    BBC Sport

    Plymouth Argyle striker Reuben Reid will miss the start of pre-season training after undergoing foot surgery.

    argyle

    The 26-year-old, who has scored 41 goals in the last two seasons, had been hampered by the injury towards the end of last season.

    "He'll not be ready for the start of pre-season," said the new Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams. "He'll be recovering from the foot operation and unable to train with the players at that time."

  57. Dartmouth to get indoor pool

    BBC Radio Devon

    Campaigners in Dartmouth are celebrating after finally getting all the money they need to build an indoor pool for the town.

    A couple of months ago they thought they were on track to start building the pool, but then South Hams District Council suddenly said it wouldn't give its share of the funding until more evaluation had taken place.

    Now though, the council says it WILL provide the £400,000 promised.

  58. Accident victim still in hospital

    Plymouth Herald

    The driver of the car which flipped over in a horror crash remains in intensive care with life-threatening injuries, reports the Plymouth Herald.

    car

    The 60-year-old man's green Toyota Avensis crashed at the junction of Forder Valley and Novorossiysk Road yesterday, after swerving and colliding with a hedge.

    His front seat passenger, a 59-year-old lady from the Plymouth area, was also taken to Derriford Hospital and treated for minor injuries. The road was closed for three-and-a-half hours while a full examination of the scene was carried out by police.

  59. Chemical attack

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Police in Truro are hunting a man who sprayed a woman in the face with a corrosive chemical.

    The woman was attacked on her doorstep in Lodge Drive in the early hours of the morning last Wednesday - she suffered skin burns and irritation to her face and upper body and required medical treatment.

    The suspect is described as being average build and was wearing a balaclava, hooded jumper and dark clothing. You can read more about the incident here.

  60. Drugs raids charges

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    Three people from Devon and Cornwall have been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin after a string of raids across the country.

    In all, 22 people have been charged following co-ordinated police raids in Merseyside, South Wales and Devon and Cornwall.

    Beth Flowers, 28, of Russell Court, Tavistock; Mervin Hyde, 48, of Russell Court, Tavistock and Jason Fletcher, 46, Treryn Close, Par will all appear in court in Plymouth this morning.

  61. Roads latest

    BBC Travel

    • In north Devon the A3123 Long Lane in Kentisbury is closed and there's slow traffic in both directions between the A399 junction and the Wheel Lane junction because of a coach fire.
    • There's slow traffic on B3183 Fore Street in both directions in Heavitree at the Church Street junction.
    • Watch out for heavy traffic on A390 Polmear Road / Cromwell Road out of town in St Austell at Mount Charles Roundabout.
  62. Peeping through the clouds

    BBC weatherman Kevin Thomas tweets: 7.30AM: The southwest of England sitting in the sunshine. Not exactly very warm, but not bad.

    space
  63. Penzance flat fire

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Two fire engines were called to a fire in a downstairs flat in Heamoor, Penzance late last night.

    The female occupant had left the property and was with a neighbour. The fire was out on arrival but there was smoke damage throughout and fire damage in the living room - the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

  64. Appeal after serious crash

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    The police are appealing for witnesses to an accident which left two people injured and closed a major route through Plymouth during yesterday's rush hour.

    The driver of the Green Toyota Avensis - a 60-year-old man from the Dawlish area - suffered life-threatening injuries and is in intensive care, the passenger, a 59-year-old lady from the Plymouth area suffered minor injuries.

    Officers say the car was travelling down Novorossiysk Road when it lost control and collided with street furniture and a hedge.

  65. Oil painting exceeds expectation

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A large oil painting discovered in a garage in Newlyn has sold at auction for £27,000.

    paint

    The portrait of Winifred Ellerman - daughter of shipping tycoon Sir John Ellerman - was painted by one of England's most celebrated portrait painters of the early 20th century, Sir Samuel Luke Fildes.

    The auction estimate was £8000 - £12,000 but the hammer at WH Lane in Penzance eventually fell at £27,000 yesterday - a price of nearly £32,000 when costs and fees are added on.

  66. Latest headlines

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories on BBC Local Live: Devon & Cornwall:

    • East Devon District council could spend £500,000 on buying land to house gypsies and travellers after councillors agreed to find space for 37 pitches
    • Two Cornish care homes have been rated as 'requiring improvement' in the latest round of inspections by the Care Quality Commission
    • The deadline is approaching for people to comment as part of a big survey of rural policing and crime
    • Cornish chefs say they're finding it difficult to attract staff into new roles according to senior staff at some of the South West's top restaurants
  67. Pilgrims progress

    BBC Sport

    Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams says it may be some time before the League Two club make any new signings.

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    Adams has been in charge since 11 June after succeeding John Sheridan as manager at Home Park and has just 14 players contracted to the club.

    "I had a meeting with the chairman yesterday to go over the budget and everything, so then we can go forward and try to get players in," he said. "I don't see it being in the near term but we're working on it."

  68. Rush hour roads

    BBC Travel

    • In north Devon the A3123 Long Lane in Kentisbury is closed and there is slow traffic in both directions between the A399 junction and the Wheel Lane junction, because of a coach fire.
    • The A380 King's Ash Road in Paignton is partially blocked and slow traffic is reported southbound near the Colley End Road junction, because of an accident.
    • There's an accident on the A388 in Carkeel near the Dirty Lane junction.
    • There's heavy traffic on the A390 Holmbush Road in St Austell at the Boscoppa turn-off.
  69. Clearing to give more sunshine

    Kevin Thomas

    BBC Weather Forecaster

    Early low cloud and associated mist or fog patches over northwest facing hills will clear this morning to give another largely fine day with long spells of sunshine.

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    However, there will be a little more cloud at times for areas close to the north coast and cloud generally will start to increase this evening. Northwesterly winds will be mainly light or moderate, but locally fresh. Max Temp 19C (66F). UV Index: High or very High. Pollen Index: Very high.

  70. Renters at risk

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A new online resource for private landlords and letting agents is being launched to help raise rental housing standards in Cornwall.

    Rental property

    It follows concerns that a survey, commissioned by the council, revealed nearly half of all private rented housing stock in the county fails to meet national guidelines.

    Cornwall Council, local housing professionals and landlord groups have now created The Cornwall Responsible Landlord Scheme.

  71. Council in £500K plan for gypsies sites

    BBC Radio Devon

    East Devon District council could spend £500,000 on buying land to house gypsies and travellers.

    Travellers

    Councillors have agreed to move forward with a plan to find enough space to provide the 37 pitches that are needed in the district.

    The council says Cranbrook, near the A30 and the Western part of the district, could be possible areas for sites.

  72. Good morning

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

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

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