Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates on Wednesday 24 February 2016
- More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday
BBC Radio Cornwall
A couple who found a message in a bottle on a beach in Newquay will be posted back to the person who originally threw it into the sea.Copyright: Neil Purdy
Neil and Sandi Purdy found the message from Pouch Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, on Lusty Glaze beach.
It's thought to have travelled 2,300 miles across the Atlantic.
Pottery and bone fragments discovered in Devon 30 years ago could reveal more about the history of Exeter thanks to new scientific techniques.
A £1m project will see objects found in the 1970s and 80s properly tested for the first time by experts from the University of Exeter.Copyright: BBC
The artefacts are from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum's collection in Exeter. Experts will use multi-isotope analysis and radiocarbon dating, as well as chemical analysis in a bid to find out more about the items.
BBC Radio Cornwall
The acting chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has blamed poor staff survey results simply on the hospital being too busy.
The feedback has put the hospital in the bottom 20% of acute trusts in the country. Andrew MacCallum said: "Our staff are working in very challenging, difficult circumstance, particularly in busy A&E departments."
He said they were doing a "great job" and he had experienced first-hand a much more positive moral.
David Braine, Weather Forecaster
Skies will be clear again overnight, allowing temperatures to dip once more and another frost to form. We also may see the odd wintry shower during the early hours. Minimum Temperature: -2 Deg C (28 Deg F).Copyright: BBC
It will be a cold and frosty but sunny start once again on Thursday and will remain mostly dry through the day, with again possibly the odd shower. Maximum Temperature: 7 Deg C (45 Deg F).
Rose Polge’s friends and family have not given up hope of finding her alive, despite a police search for the Devon junior doctor being scaled back to intermittent patrols.
BBC Radio Cornwall
Cornwall's scrutiny committee on health and adult social care has demanded answers from NHS England over future health care for thousands of people affected by the closure of Cardrew Health Centre.
The NHS wants the funds currently used for Cardrew in Redruth to go towards bolstering services at Redruth and Camborne Community Hospital instead.
But today managers presented their plans to an unimpressed committee of councillors, who have asked for proof that the health centre's closure won't impact on patients.
- On the A38 Plymouth-bound at Manadon there are delays after an earlier car fire - traffic is very heavy back to Forder Valley
- In Plympton on the A38 Plymouth-bound between Deep Lane and Forder Valley watch out for slow traffic through the roadworks
- In Newton Poppleford on the A3052 there are queues at Otter bridge between Sidmouth and Newton Poppleford
- In Torquay we have reports of an accident on Ilsham Road around Ilsham Marine Drive
- In Tiverton, a crash is reported on Broad Lane
Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online
Disabled adults living in care homes were shut in and left alone in empty rooms for so long they wet or soiled themselves, a court has heard.Copyright: BBC
The rooms at Vielstone and Gatooma care homes in Devon had been used more than 1,000 times, Bristol Crown Court was told.
The "imprisonment" was likened by prosecutors to training an animal. The boss of the homes and four staff deny a string of offences.
BBC Local Live
- Disabled adults at two care homes in Devon were locked in rooms as part of a 'deliberately cruel culture', a court has heard
- Cornwall Councillors have demanded the NHS proves that the closure of a Redruth health centre will not affect patients
- The number of MPs in the wider South West will be reduced from 83 to 81 as part of changes being drawn up by the Boundary Commission
- A toilet block in Newton Poppleford has been closed after a bearded man in a wedding dress reportedly propositioned people for sex there
BBC News Online
Attackers have tried to snatch handbags from two women in two separate incidents in Bideford.
Police asked anyone with any information to get in touch on 101 or 0800 555 111 or to get in touch online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Brent Pilnick, BBC Sport
Cornish Pirates' back-row Dan Lee could be out for a lengthy spell after suffering a knee injury.Copyright: Brian Tempest
The 22-year-old, who is an ex-England Under 19's player, made his debut in December having joined in 2014.
"He suffered a serious knee injury in training," Pirates director of rugby Ian Davies told BBC Radio Cornwall. "I'm devastated for the lad because he was going to be playing a major part moving forward until the end of the season for us."
BBC Radio Devon
It has been announced today that BBC Radio Devon's lunchtime phone-in presenter Bill Buckley is leaving.
“I'm leaving BBC Radio Devon for one reason only; I want to be nearer my husband, friends and family." Bill writes.
"I have loved my time in Devon and all the radio programmes I've presented, especially the lunchtime phone-in which is endlessly challenging and rewarding."
Police in Torpoint are appealing for help after a number of estate agents' for sale signs on empty properties around Millbrook, Kingsands and Cawsands were removed, damaged or destroyed.
Officers posted on their Facebook page that they were "anxious to hear from anyone who may have information" regarding the spate of thefts and criminal damage.
Coldplay could become Brit Awards record breakers if they take home the British group gong later.
The band, whose lead singer Chris Martin was born and raised in Exeter, have previously won the award in 2012, 2003 and 2001.Copyright: Getty Images
The four-piece are up against Adele in the British album category, which they have also won three times before - in 2006, 2003 and 2001.
BBC Radio Cornwall
The results of the latest NHS staff survey show only 50% of people questioned say they'd be happy with the standard of care provided by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust if a friend or relative needed treatment.
Although this puts the RCHT in the lowest 20% of acute hospital trusts in England some of the results are significantly better than last year.Copyright: BBC
Sarah Woodward, from union Unison, said: "Staff are overworked and tired and that is shown in the results. The trust has to keep listening to their staff if they want to see an improvement."