Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates on Thursday 4 February
- More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday
BBC News Online
A lemur at Paignton Zoo has been photographed enjoying some winter sun.Copyright: Ray Wiltshire
The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) – familiar because of its black and white tail – was snapped by accomplished amateur photographer and Paignton Zoo regular Ray Wiltshire.
Brit Award winner James Bay is the first announced headliner of this year's Boardmasters Festival at Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach in Cornwall.Copyright: PA
Two more headliners are yet to be announced for the event from 10-14 August, which is also the festival's 35th anniversary. But other acts set to appear include: Craig David (pictured), Kaiser Chiefs, Jamie Lawson, Sigma and Wolf Alice.
Example, Wilkinson, Jack Savoretti, Gabrielle Aplin, MNEK and Nahko and Medicine for the People are also due to be performing.
BBC News Online
Police want to speak to witnesses after a man armed with an iron bar tried to rob a Co-op store in Plymouth.Copyright: Devon & Cornwall Police
Devon and Cornwall Police said "very courageous" staff got the man out of the shop without being injured during the incident on Monday.
The suspect was described as being about 6ft tall, of medium build, wearing dark clothing and a balaclava, and carrying a yellow plastic bag.
Jenny Walrond, Health Correspondent
A computer programme, designed by academics at the University of Exeter Medical School, has led to a dramatic increase in the number of patients receiving vital stroke treatment.Copyright: BBC
The number of people receiving blood clot medication after a stroke has tripled, increasing from 4.7% to 14%, and the average time it takes to deliver the treatment has halved.
The simulation has helped Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital staff to identify bottlenecks in the system which can stall treatment.
David Braine, Weather Forecaster
Mostly dry, mild and cloudy tonight. Where the cloud is thickest there'll be some rain but it will be mainly light and patchy. Minimum temperature: 8C (46F).Copyright: BBC
Friday will be another cloudy day with some patchy rain at times. Heavier rain will arrive by the evening, and this will bring strong winds too, especially along the coast and over moorland Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).
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A Devon and Cornwall police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct after leaving work to deal with an incident involving her paedophile fiancé to prevent him being arrested.Copyright: BBC
A misconduct panel found two allegations were proven against Sarah Cohen who had self-deployed to the incident in November 2011 without informing her control room.
Deputy Chief Constable Bill Skelly said: "The force and the public expect all police officers and staff to be honest at all times and to make sound judgements. The officer's behaviour in this case directly contradicts our force's values."
BBC News England
Bidders for the South Western rail franchise will need to demonstrate how they will deliver better journeys for passengers, a minister says.Copyright: South West Trains
Two companies have been shortlisted for the next franchise from 2017: First South Western Trains Ltd and Stagecoach South West Ltd. The franchise - currently held by Stagecoach-run South West Trains (pictured) - covers London Waterloo, Reading, Bristol and Exeter.
Minister Claire Perry said: "The franchise has some of the busiest routes in the country, serving a diverse range of passengers and places."
John Danks, BBC Spotlight
A Tory MP has made a "sincere and heartfelt" apology to the House of Commons after failing to declare more than £400,000 of outside income on time.
The cross-party Standards Committee found Geoffrey Cox QC committed a "serious" breach of rules - although it accepted he had not "intended to hide" earnings for hundreds of hours of legal work.Copyright: BBC
The Torridge and West Devon MP blamed the ill-health retirement of the head clerk at his barrister chambers for the "oversight". He said the clerk had "drawn the receipt of payments to my attention" in the past.
Lynne French, BBC News Online
- Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery by a man with an iron bar in Plymouth
- A Devon and Cornwall police officer has been sacked for gross misconduct after she tried to prevent her paedophile boyfriend from being arrested
- Four amputees, including two from Devon, have become the first to complete a 47-day row across the Atlantic
- FirstGroup and Stagecoach have been shortlisted by the Department of Transport for the South Western rail franchise
- Devon MP Geoffrey Cox has resigned from the standards committee after failing to declare more than £400,000
Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online
A community partnership says it is supporting a church's action against anti-social behaviour, including the fitting of iron gates to a church's side entrance.
The gates have been fitted at St David's Church on the outskirts of Exeter by the Rev Tom Honey because of his concerns about couples having sex in the porch, and people leaving needles and faeces behind.
Acting Insp Martin Burrow of the Exeter Community Safety Partnership, said: "This behaviour can include begging, leaving litter and other debris, obstruction to pavements and walkways and the gathering of disorderly and intimidating groups."
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary has released a number seal pups back into the wild.Copyright: BBC
The team in Gweek brought six pups - named Uno, Kerplunk, Boggle, Jenga, Euchre, and Checkers - to Gwithian beach, where the mammals made their way back into the sea.
The sanctuary has seen a huge rise in the number of injured pups in the wake of the recent storms.
- Slow traffic on the A38 near Bodmin because an accident has partially blocked Turfdown Road.
- In Devon the A38 Exeter-bound carriageway will be closed in Plymouth from 20:00 until 06:00 between Forder Valley and Marsh Mills.
- Roadworks will close the westbound lane on the A30 between Mitchell and Carland Cross in Cornwall between 19:00 and 06:00.
- Diversions will be in place in Cornwall for resurfacing on the A38 westbound between Trerulefoot roundabout and Looe Road.
- There are reports of an accident in Devon on the A396 near Heathcoat Way in Tiverton.
- An accident has been reported near Bodmin on the A38 near Turfdown Road.
Four military rowers, including two from Devon, have become the first amputees to row thousands of miles across the Atlantic after a 47-day voyage.
An angry wife who deliberately ran over her husband has been banned from driving and given a suspended jail sentence after admitting dangerous driving and assault.
The government says it is committed to helping hedgehogs make it through gardens following a campaign led by a Devon MP.
Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Conservative Oliver Colvile said he wanted to see measures to boost the animals' numbers, telling the House of Commons the hedgehog population had "declined between 30% to 50% over the last 15 years".Copyright: BBC
Environment Minister Rory Stewart said: "The real challenge is to think about hedgehogs within a suburban context, and particularly at looking at providing access and corridors through garden fences."
- In Torquay, traffic is slow moving on Riviera Way, near Kerswell Gardens, due to roadworks
- There'll be a reduced service on the Tamar Ferry on Friday from about 09:00 until midday because of planned maintenance
- There is a diversion in Ottery St Mary between Lower Broad Oak Road junction and the Salston turning because of a hole in the road