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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 18 January
  2. The latest News, Sport, Travel and Weather from 08:00 Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Winter views of Cornwall

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    Today's banner photo on the BBC Local Live service for Devon and Cornwall shows a wintry scene at Porthluney, near Caerhays on the south Cornish coast.

    beach

    It was very cold that day! If you've got a nice picture of Devon and Cornwall that you'd be happy for us to use as our banner picture, we'd love to see it on email.

  3. Latest weather: Staying dry but cold

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    Any lingering light rain will tend to die out, leaving a mostly dry night. The cloud will start to break through the night allowing temperatures to fall.

    Risk of frost and icy patches under clear skies, with a Met Office warning of ice for eastern parts of Devon. Minimum Temperature: 0C (32F).

    Weather

    Cloud will continue to break to leave a nice and bright - but cold feeling - Tuesday. Maximum Temperature: 6C (43F).

  4. Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    - A man involved in a stand-off with police in Princetown is brought down safely from a roof and detained by officers

    - Devon and Conwall Police launch a murder investigation following the death of a 48-year-old man in Penzance last month

    - The Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which deals with mental health patients, is ordered do something about "ligature anchor points" on wards where patients could potentially harm themselves

    - A man who died in a Plymouth house fire on Sunday is named locally as 87-year-old Roy Parsons

    - A survey of people living in nine Cornish towns about how they feel about parking could cost up to £500,000

    - The Cornwall Air Ambulance flew to the aid of more than 700 people during 2015, figures released today show

  5. Flying lifesaving missions in the skies above Cornwall

    Martin Bailie

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Isles of Scilly saw more missions by the Cornwall Air Ambulance in 2015 than any other location.

    Forty-four people were airlifted from Scilly to the mainland last year - the air ambulance helped 710 patients across Cornwall.

    helicopter

    The charity's chief executive officer Paula Martin said: “It takes Cornwall Air Ambulance an average of just 12 minutes to reach a patient in Cornwall and 28 minutes to reach patients on the isles of Scilly.

    "Being able to fly patients to the hospital most appropriate to their needs saves lives by saving valuable transport time."

  6. Pirates depth exploited by Cup win

    Brent Pilnick, BBC Sport

    Cornish Pirates boss Ian Davies says his side's 38-19 win over Nottingham in the British and Irish Cup shows the depth he has in his squad.

    Cornish Pirates v Nottingham

    First-half tries from Tom Channon, Kyle Moyle, Tom Hendrickson, Marlen Walker and Alex Day ensured the Pirates had a bonus point before the break.

    "Now we've got guys coming back from injury which makes training more competitive, which means you've got to work harder to hold onto your shirt.

    "You saw a few guys today, who haven't had a lot of rugby, put their hands up, Dan Lee, Sam Simmonds, people like that, I thought were quite outstanding," Davies told BBC Radio Cornwall.

  7. BT contract damages may 'run into many millions'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Damages to be paid to Cornwall Council over a failed outsourcing contract could "run into many millions", a council cabinet member says.

    The council won its case last year to cancel the £160m 10-year outsourcing contract - to run IT, human resources and other services for the council - after only two years because of alleged failures.

    Nearly 300 staff are transferring back to the council's employment at the ending of the contract today.

    Cornwall Council

    Cabinet member Andrew Wallis said the council was "continuing to hold discussions with BT Cornwall over the payment of costs and the level of damages we will receive, which... could run into many millions".

  8. Nuclear safety workers do 'everything physically possible'

    BBC Inside Out

    Work is being carried out to ensure nuclear safety in Plymouth, a city MP says.

    The government is preparing to announce which underground site it intends to temporarily store hazardous nuclear waste from retired submarines.

    However, Plymouth's Devonport Dockyard will remain a radioactive waste dump for at least the next 20 years, a consultant says.

    Johnny Mercer

    Plymouth Moor View Conservative MP Johnny Mercer said: "You can never eliminate risk completely, but I do think they've done everything physically possible to do so, and I think it's important to communicate that over to the people who live here."

  9. Trapped shipwreck man 'had 10 minutes to live'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A suspected bike thief who jumped into a marina to evade capture by police had "10 minutes to live" after going into the water and getting trapped under a shipwreck, an inquest has heard.

    Darren Wakefield, 35, became stuck between a shipwreck and the wall of Sutton Harbour in Plymouth, becoming submerged under rising water in October 2014. 

    Sutton Harbour

    In a taped call from police played to the hearing, Sgt Ryan Canning said it was "a critical incident” and something was needed to "move 100 tonnes of barge" because Mr Wakefield became a "little bit unresponsive". The inquest continues.  

  10. Landlords to face future tenants?

    Brent Pilnick, BBC Sport

    Torquay United could face Truro City in the third round of the FA Trophy.

    Truro must beat Macclesfield Town in a replay on Tuesday to set up the tie on 6 February.

    It would be the first competitive meeting between the sides, who are planning to share Torquay's Plainmoor ground next season.

  11. Pony sausages 'will help Dartmoor breed'

    BBC Radio Devon

    A Devon woman says she isn't giving up on getting Dartmoor hill pony sausages in London's restaurants in a bid to help secure the future of the breed and raise awareness.

    Charlotte Faulkner, from the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association, launched the product two years ago to stop meat from culled animals - with culling used to keep constant numbers on the moor - going to waste. Restaurants haven't been interested but she is selling the sausages in Tavistock.

    Charlotte Faulkner

    She said: "I would have been really upset if there hadn't been a reaction against it. But I hope people will see it's not a massive amount of ponies, and this will help to make them sustainable."

  12. Murder inquiry after Newlyn body find

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Police investigating the death of a 48-year-old man in Penzance have launched a murder investigation.

    Officers discovered the body of Michael Horner inside a house in Newlyn at the end of December.

    Two men, aged 37 and 43, from Penzance, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail until May.

  13. Concern over spread of Marine Conservation Zones in South West

    Claire Marshall

    Environment correspondent, BBC News

    Fishing leaders in Cornwall have raised concerns over the expansion of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the UK.

    The designation of 23 new MCZs - including eight in the south west - mean that 8,000 sq miles of UK waters now have environmental protection.

    Land's End

    Some conservationists have welcomed the news, but Paul Trebilcock from the Cornish Fish Producers Association commented: "It's madness. A line has been drawn on a map but there is no management plan in place. No-one knows what will and will not be able to continue.

    "The majority of fishermen rely on the marine environment being healthy to make a living - they have more interest in keeping it healthy than anybody. To hear the government drawing a line and saying it's all fine doesn't inspire much confidence."

  14. Suspected bike thief 'drowned under shipwreck'

    BBC Radio Devon

    A suspected bike thief being chased by police drowned after he jumped into a marina to evade capture, an inquest has heard.

    Darren Wakefield became stuck between a shipwreck and the wall of Sutton Harbour in Plymouth and became submerged under rising water in October 2014.

    Shipwreck

    A lifeboat crew rammed the wreck to try to free the 35-year-old, but the old vessel crumpled on impact, the hearing was told. The inquest, which is being held before a jury, continues.  

  15. Baxter defends weakened Exeter side

    Brent Pilnick, BBC Sport

    Exeter head coach Rob Baxter has defended his decision to play a weakened side against Bordeaux in the European Challenge Cup.

    Exeter Chiefs

    Baxter made 13 changes to the team which beat Gloucester as they lost 34-27 to the French side.

    "We couldn't have just rolled out the same team as last week. We've got to accept that and I didn't think the lads have let us down in any way other than the final score on the scoreboard," Baxter told BBC Radio Devon.