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  1. Updates for Tuesday 19 January
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates for Tuesday

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

  2. Loggerhead turtle fighting for life after stranding on Scilly

    Wildlife experts are battling to save the life of a young loggerhead turtle rescued from a beach on the Isles of Scilly.


    The endangered loggerhead is one of a number of turtles appearing in UK waters

    Fiona Smith, from the Sea Life centre, said: “This young turtle is clearly a fighter and has made it through the night, as well as across a long journey to get here, so we’re all very hopeful.”

  3. Weather latest: Dry, cold and frosty for many overnight

    David Braine, Weather Forecaster

    Tonight will be dry and cold and with clear spells and just a very light breeze. The light winds and clear skies will allow a widespread frost to form, especially in prone spots in the east. 

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    Wednesday will start on a cold but bright note for most. The rest of the day should be cold and sunny, though it will turn milder and cloudier in the west later. Maximum Temperature: 7 Deg C (45 Deg F).  

  4. Travel news for Devon and Cornwall

    BBC Travel

    - In Kennford on Haldon Hill, one lane is blocked Plymouth-bound by a broken down lorry 

    - In Exeter we have reports of an accident on Bartholomew Street West 

    - On the Torpoint Ferry there is a 45 minute wait at Devonport and 15 minutes at Torpoint  

  5. Pancreatic cancer: Patients urged to be aware of symptoms

    Hannah Stacey

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A Cornish cancer expert is urging people not to ignore the symptoms of pancreatic cancer - the UK's fifth biggest cancer killer.


    Oncologist Dr Richard Ellis at the Royal Cornwall Hospital said: "Unfortunately the treatments are very difficult, they're quite hard-going and the treatments haven't really expanded in the last few years, the last few decades in fact, which means the survival rates are not very good."

  6. Latest headlines for Devon and Cornwall

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    - Devon County Council's gritting teams are preparing for the coldest night of the season so far with the forecast of a countywide freeze overnight 

    - Cornwall Council has been given more time to consider the number of councillors that should be elected in the future 

    - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will field a similar team against Exeter City tomorrow night to that which was held to a 2-2 draw by the Grecians at St James Park 10 days ago 

    - Experts at the Weymouth Sea Life Centre are trying to save the life of a loggerhead turtle which was washed up on a beach on the Isles of Scilly 

  7. Horse safely back with owners after ledge rescue

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Firefighters from Cornwall Fire and Rescue service had to rescue a trapped horse called Annie last night.

    It became wedged between two fences beside a 15ft drop at Townshend near Hayle - crews were unable to use cutting gear or a crane due to fears the horse would be spooked.

    horse rescue

    The crew of six cut away fence panels using hand saws, one firefighter Phil Hoare said: "The owners had kept him happy with lots of haylage so he was happy munching away on that while we worked around him."

  8. Daley targets synchro medal at Rio 2016

    Brent Pilnick, BBC Sport

    Tom Daley will attempt to win a 10m synchro medal at the 2016 Olympics as well as chasing individual success.

    Tom Daley

    He told the BBC last year he would not compete in the event unless he believed there was a genuine chance of a medal, but the 21-year-old will team up with Daniel Goodfellow for the British National Diving Cup this weekend.

    "It's been good training with Dan and it will be exciting to get out and do synchro again," said Daley, who won an individual bronze at the 2012 Olympics.

  9. The view from Pendennis Point, Falmouth

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    Today's banner picture on the BBC Local Live page for Devon and Cornwall shows Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth basking in some weak winter sunshine.


    If you've taken a pretty picture in Devon and Cornwall that you'd like us to use, we'd love to see it on email

  10. Stranded Scilly turtle being nursed back to health

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    Experts have started slowly raising the body temperature of a loggerhead turtle found on a beach on the Isles of Scilly, thousands of miles from its usual home in the Caribbean.


    The turtle was flown from Scilly to Lands End then driven to the Weymouth Sea Life centre yesterday - it's the latest in a number of warm water turtles appearing in the UK.

    Fiona Smith from the centre said: "We have to bring this turtle's body temperature up by a degree a day to get it up to its normal temperature. We will also be cleaning off the algae and barnacles from its shell."

  11. Exeter City: Resisting the managerial merry-go-round

    BBC Sport

    Exeter City's manager Paul Tisdale remains the second longest serving manager in the Football League.

    Senior figures at the League Managers' Association say they're worried after a record 29 managers in the top four English divisions were sacked in the first half of this season.


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains the longest-serving current manager at 19.26 years, with Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale in second place on 9.52 years.

  12. Road closure plans spark business concerns

    BBC Spotlight

    One of the main commuter routes through Devon into Exeter is being closed for up to a month. 


    A section of the A377 in Crediton will be shut from the beginning of next week for essential work by South West Water.

    A diversion will take motorists around the edge of the town - traders say they're concerned about the impact the closure could have on local business. 

  13. Councillor review for Cornwall extended

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall Council is being given more time to consider the number of councillors that should be elected in the future.

    The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has just confirmed it's extending the timetable of its electoral review, following a meeting with Council Leader John Pollard.

    There are currently 123 councillors - but that could be reduced. Councillors and council staff have until March 2017 to make their submissions.

  14. Whistleblower payout after Balfour Beatty contract profit plan

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A Devon man has been paid nearly £140,000 by UK contractor Balfour Beatty after he blew the whistle, saying the firm planned to increase profit margins by submitting low quotes from sub-contractors.

    Nigel McArthur, 56, from Exmouth, said he was bullied after the firm planned to increase profit margins from an agreed 3.3% to 7.34% in an £18.5m contract to construct a building in Cardiff for the Welsh Government. The project was later halted.

    Balfour Beatty admitted liability with the caveat that, although it admitted liability, it had not carried out criminal activity or breached legal obligations.

  15. Lost Dartmoor walker warned on safety

    BBC Radio Devon

    Rescuers say a walker, rescued from Dartmoor as darkness fell, "has learnt a valuable lesson in being properly equipped" after going out without a map or compass.


    Dartmoor Search and Rescue team found the man safe and well at 20:10 last night. 

    A spokesman said: “Fortunately the gent had a mobile phone which meant we could talk with him and get a good idea of his location... We recommend that walkers always take a map and compass, and know how to use them, along with essential safety equipment such as a whistle and torch on Dartmoor walks."