Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with all of the latest information.
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BBC News Online
Prince Harry has called an all-amputee rowing team aiming to cross the Atlantic after two members were injured and another member broke his prosthetic leg.Copyright: BBC
The prince "wished them luck for the rest of their journey", said a team spokesman.Copyright: BBC
The two members were injured because of the grueling shift of two hours on two hours off. The team which includes two members from Devon are part of the annual Talisker Atlantic Challenge which involves teams from around the world travelling from La Gomera to across the ocean to Antigua unaided.
A former Miss Cornwall winner turned cop from St Austell who was chased and threatened by a drunk man with a machete has criticised the light sentences given thugs who attack police officers.
BBC Radio Cornwall
Officers from Devon & Cornwall Police say they've located missing woman Diane Renshaw from Nottinghamshire after a huge search in the Newquay area.Copyright: RNLI/Newquay
Coastguard teams and both Newquay lifeboats were deployed this morning, after concerns were raised for the 55-year-old's safety. She was eventually found near the Huer's Hut near Fistral.
Exeter Express & Echo
A care leaver who travelled to Devon to deal drugs was trapped by boasting WhatsApp messages she sent back to her friends in London.
Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online
Hundreds of households in Cornwall are being offered cheaper electricity when the sun is shining.Copyright: BBC
The rate in Wadebridge will be slashed from 18p a unit to 5p a unit from 10:00 until 16:00 between April and September.
Organisers say using power as it's consumed will ease the strain on the South West electricity grid, which is struggling to cope with the growth in renewables.
BBC Radio Devon
There's life in the old dog yet! That's the verdict of the owners of what's thought to be Britain's oldest dog.
Yentle is 24 years old and is fast becoming a local celebrity. Owner Charlie Martin from Wainhouse Corner, near Bude, said: "He still likes chasing the rabbits and he's doing alright for his age."Copyright: Alex Parnell
Mr Martin said he bought Yentle for £15 when he was a puppy. He said the person who sold him was going to shoot him because he had too many puppies.
David Braine, Weather Forecaster
Remaining dry overnight with often clear skies, though an increasing risk of some low cloud and perhaps some hill fog forming by dawn. Despite this, it will be much less cold than earlier this week. Minimum Temperature: 4 Deg C (39 Deg F).Copyright: BBC
Tomorrow will be dry for much of the day with sunny periods after a grey and misty start, before some rain arrives from the southwest during the very late afternoon. Fairly mild but still breezy. Maximum Temperature: 11 Deg C (52 Deg F).
- On the A30 at Temple we have reports of an accident around Blacktor Downs Road
- In Plymouth, near The George Park and Ride, a removal van is partially blocking Plymbridge Road.
- In Launceston on the A388, Western Road is partially blocked by an accident and fuel spillage near Hendra Vale.
- In Stithians there are reports of an accident on New Road at the junction with Tregonning Road, South Road and East Road.
Four women aiming to row the Pacific Ocean are just 100 miles from Australia. The Coxless Crew - including one woman from Cornwall - are due to reach Cairns on Sunday morning UK time.Copyright: Sarah Mosham - Losing Sight of Shore.
If the four make it, they will be the first ever all female crew to row the ocean. The Australian leg of the trip has been challenging, and they’ve battled heavy storms, ginormous waves and food rationing, as well as encountering flying fish, humpback whales and sharks.Copyright: Sarah Mosham - Losing Sight of Shore.
On their blog the team wrote: “This is really happening. We are less than 100 miles from land. Emotions are beginning to run high and the food supplies are running very low.”
BBC News Online
- Fresh demands that Cornish businesses repay hundreds of thousands of pounds of EU grants have been made by the government, the BBC has learned
- A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a university lecturer who was originally from Devon and killed near a London Tube station
- A gross misconduct hearing against a police officer that had been due to be heard in public next week will now be held behind closed doors
- Hundreds of householders in Cornwall are being offered cheaper electricity when the sun is out
- A dog - thought to be Britain's oldest at the grand age of 24 - was saved from being shot as a puppy, his owner has revealed
Neil Gallacher, Business & Industry Correspondent
A Cornish MP has written to the government after it made fresh demands to businesses for the repayment of hundreds of thousands of pounds of European grants.
The cash was handed out to businesses and public sector organisations in Cornwall to promote development.Copyright: BBC
George Eustice, the Conservative MP for Camborne and Redruth, said he had written to the Department for Communities and Local Government asking that it reviews projects "affected by claw backs and [those] unfairly penalised".
BBC News OnlineCopyright: bbc
Plymouth City Council has secured £3.4m to improve walking and cycling links in the city. Routes to be improved include:
- A more direct cycling and walking link from North Cross to the Hoe through Armada Way, which will better link the railway station with the city centre and waterfront.
- Improvements between the Barbican and Laira Rail Bridge.
- Widening of a paths along The Ride for use by cyclists.
BBC News England
This jolly picture taken at the Royal Cornwall Show has been featured in BBC online picture gallery 'Your Pictures: Rural Life'.Copyright: Pete Evanson
The photographer Pete Evanson comments: "I just couldn't help capturing these two lovely ladies."
You can see more pictures from all over the world here and learn how to submit your own images.
BBC News Online
Supermarket giant Asda has dropped plans to build a new store close to Exeter city centre.
The retailer wanted to construct its first outlet in the city on the current site of the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.
But Asda has decided to pull out of negotiations due to challenges in the supermarket industry. An Asda spokesperson said: "The retail market has changed quickly and permanently over recent years, consequently some sites that had potential, including in Exeter, are no longer viable."
Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online
When the sun's out, electric prices will be coming down for hundreds of Wadebridge residents in a pilot scheme aimed at balancing the supply of renewable energy with demand.Copyright: Crown Copyright
Kevin Smith from community group Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (Wren), which is running the scheme, said: "We want to shift electricity usage to when solar generation is at its greatest. And it's likely that this shifted use of electricity during the day will be offset by corresponding reduced use of electricity in the evenings."
A three-year-old girl has been given a bravery award for saving the life of her sick mum by calling 999 and standing on tiptoes to let in paramedics.
A paranoid schizophrenic suffered a fatal cardiac arrest after being restrained by police officers for more than 20 minutes while in custody, a court has heard.
Thomas Orchard, 32, died in hospital seven days after the incident in which he was held down, handcuffed and a large fabric webbing belt put across his face - to try and prevent him from biting or spitting.Copyright: BBC
He was then freed from the restraints - making little or no movement - and left lying face down on a mattress in his cell at Heavitree Road Police Station in Exeter.
Custody Sergeant Jan Kingshott, 44, and civilian detention officers Simon Tansley, 38, and Michael Marsden, 55, are on trial at Bristol Crown Court accused of killing Mr Orchard. They each deny two charges of manslaughter.