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  1. Updates for Wednesday 12 January
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Matt Pengelly and Lynne French

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon and Cornwall for today.

    We'll be back 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. Junior doctors' strike: Latest statistics

    Lucie Fisher

    BBC Spotlight

    The 24-hour strike by junior doctors has led to cancellations at hospitals across the South West. 

    - Royal Devon and Exeter: 28 operations; 200 outpatients appointments cancelled 

    - Plymouth Derriford: 12 inpatient operations; 19 daycase operations; 74 outpatient operations cancelled

    - Royal Cornwall Hospital: 15 operations; 200 outpatients sessions cancelled

    - North Devon District Hospital: 28 operations cancelled

    - Torbay: 14 operations cancelled

  3. CCTV appeal in missing man search

    Lynne French, BBC News Online

    CCTV images of a man who has been missing for nearly a month have been released by police.

    Chad Gibson, 32, disappeared from his home in St Austell on 19 December and was last seen leaving the Central Inn in Newquay with two men later that evening.


    Officers are keen to speak to the two other men seen in the CCTV as they may have vital information that could help find him - Mr Gibson is highlighted with a yellow dot.

  4. News headlines for Devon and Cornwall

    Lynne French, BBC News Online

    - The 24-hour strike by junior doctors has resulted in more than 100 operations and nearly 500 outpatient appointments cancelled in Devon and Cornwall.

    - Police have released CCTV images of two men who may have information that could help trace a man who has been missing in Cornwall for nearly a month.

    - A derelict hotel, described as an "eyesore" on Plymouth Hoe, could be demolished to make way for a new hotel.

    - Plans for a massive solar farm - the size of about 80 football pitches - have been turned down by West Devon Borough Council.

    - Astronomy students at Fowey River Academy in Cornwall have won a competition to speak to Major Tim Peake when he returns from the International Space Station.

    - Winter storms have led to a sharp increase in the number of turtles being washed up around the UK.

    - Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have removed what is believed to be a WWII bomb from Efford Fort in Plymouth.

  5. Police seek dashboard footage clue after woman dies in road crash

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police investigating a road crash in Plymouth in which an elderly woman died are appealing for anyone who might have captured the accident on a dashboard camera to come forward.

    The 87-year-old local woman died following a collision between a mobility scooter and a grey Seat Toledo at the pedestrian crossing at the junction with Armada Way on Wednesday, 6 January.

  6. IPCC probe into Camborne road crash

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has confirmed it has begun an investigation into a road incident involving a police car in Camborne last week in which a 12-year-old girl was seriously injured.


    The girl suffered serious head injuries and is now recovering in Bristol Children's Hospital - her condition is described as "stable".

    IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts said: "My thoughts go out to those involved for whom this has been a very traumatic event. We are carrying out an independent investigation into the circumstances that led to this girl's serious injuries.

    "We have met the girl's family to explain our role and how the investigation will progress. We would ask that anyone who witnessed the events that morning in Camborne come forward to speak to us."

  7. Travel update for Devon and Cornwall

    BBC Travel

    -  A techical problem with the third Torpoint Ferry means there is up to 15 minute wait with only two ferries running. 

    - Queueing traffic in both directions on the A385 in Devon between Clay Lane and the Western bypass in Totnes because of roadworks.

  8. Wright rejoins Torquay United on loan

    Brent Pilnick, BBC Sport

    West Bromwich Albion forward Andre Wright has re-joined Torquay United on loan until the end of the season.


    The 18-year-old scored four goals in 10 games at Plainmoor during a loan from November until 2 January.

    He is the second attacking addition in as many days for the Gulls after Shaun Harrad joined from Worcester City.

  9. Council to take over derelict Plymouth hotel

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online

    A derelict building in a prime waterfront location in Plymouth which has been the target of several arson attacks could make way for a new hotel under council plans.


    Contracts have been exchanged between the owners of the Quality Inn and the City Council - the authority plans to demolish it and market the site to developers to build a new hotel.

    The council said it could not reveal how much it would pay owner Tamar Properties (Canterbury) Ltd because "commercially sensitive discussions" were ongoing - a report on buying the property is to be discussed by the Cabinet later.

  10. Weather: Cold and clear with winds easing

    David Braine, Weather Forecaster

    Winds and showers easing overnight with clearer weather developing, leading to a cold night with a frost possible under clear skies. 

    Minimum Temperature: 1 Deg C (34 Deg F) 

    Weather (Wednesday)

    Tomorrow it will be a cold but generally dry start to the day with frost, before showers start to push in from the west, though there will be some bright spells also.

    Maximum Temperature: 8 Deg C (46 Deg F)

  11. Astronomic win for Fowey students

    Lynne French, BBC News Online

    A Cornish school says staff and students are "over the moon" at winning the chance to speak to Major Tim Peake when he returns from the International Space Station.

    The year nine astronomy students from Fowey River Academy took part in "I'm an Astronaut, Get me Out of Here" competition, funded by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency.

    Major Tim Peake

    "They have followed his mission from the beginning, studying how he trained, and watching him blast off live," teacher Laura Davies said, adding that she couldn't wait to see what questions the students asked Major Peake.

  12. Storms bring rare turtles to our shores

    Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online

    There's been a sharp increase in the number of turtles washed up in the British Isles following winter storms.


    One young loggerhead turtle is in a special quarantine unit at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay - General manager Steve Matchett said: "He's still going, which is a bit of a surprise for us all because he was so weak.

    "We are warming him up slowly and he is taking on larger amounts of fluid. If he continues to gain strength we will start feeding him squid through a tube.

    "What we don't know is if there is any long-term internal damage such as organ failure, so it's pretty touch and go."

  13. Bomb disposal called to Plymouth device

    An unexploded bomb, believed to be from World War Two, has been found in Plymouth.

    The device was discovered near Efford Fort in Plymouth by a member of the public who was metal dectectin and the area has been cordoned off by Devon and Cornwall Police.

    Plymouth unexploded bomb

    Royal Navy ordnance disposal have removed the device, which police said was not live.

  14. Operations cancelled as doctors strike

    Nearly 200 operations and hundreds of outpatient appointments have been cancelled by Devon's four main hospitals because of strike action by junior doctors over a contract dispute.

    Torbay Hospital cancelled 14 operations, the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and North Devon District Hospital each cancelled 28 operations, while Plymouth's Derriford Hospital said a total of 105 operations and appointments were postponed.

    Pickets at Torbay

    Hundreds of doctors took part in the industrial action, with Torbay Hospital saying 30 of the 160 junior doctors due to work turned up for duty.

  15. Argyle sign Hibernian defender Forster

    Brent Pilnick, BBC Sport

    Plymouth Argyle have signed Hibernian defender Jordon Forster on loan until the end of the season.

    Jordon Forster

    The 22-year-old has made 56 appearances for Hibs since his debut in February 2012, but has played just once this season, in the Scottish League Cup in July, having been hampered by a hamstring injury.

    He could be eligible for Tuesday's game with Northampton Town in League Two if Argyle receive international clearance in time.

  16. Crash 'every father's worst nightmare'

    West Briton

    "Every father's worst nightmare" is how Brett Rossi has described the accident in which his 12-year-old daughter Leeta was hit by a police car in Camborne.

    The girl is in a serious, but stable, condition in hospital in Bristol.