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  1. Updates on Friday 22 April 2016
  2. The latest News, Sport, Travel and Weather from 08:00 Monday

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By Andrew Segal

All times stated are UK

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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 Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Bond director's secret agent life

    Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online

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    Bond director Guy Hamilton - who died earlier this week - led his own secret agent life, ferrying downed airmen from Nazi-occupied France.

    His team launched their missions across the Channel from the Royal Dart Hotel in Dartmouth, but one mission left him in danger of being captured, as he revealed in an interview with the BBC.

  3. Latest weather: A damp night before a brighter Saturday

    David Braine, Weather Forecaster

    The night will see a damp start with further rain. The cloud and rain will become confined to southern parts by dawn, though with clearer, chillier conditions arriving across the north. Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).


    The legacy of the overnight cloud and rain will clear quickly leaving a much brighter Saturday with sunshine and patchy cloud. Maximum Temperature: 12C (54F).

  4. Running blind: 'We'll take the obstacles as we find them'

    Beth Rose

    BBC News Online, London

    Father and son Ben and Tim Lupton, from Exmouth, are gearing up for their first London marathon together.

    But it will be particularly close family moment as Tim, who will be completing his seventh marathon, will be guiding 18-year-old Ben, who's blind, on his first.

    Ben and Tim Lupton

    The pair regularly go for off-road runs near their home, where they have become adept at dodging branches and puddles. However, Tim said: "I don't know what the roads are going to be like on the day in London and we don't know the obstacles. But we shall take them as we find them, and it keeps me thinking rather than just running it."

  5. Drink-driver admits killing RNLI volunteer

    BBC Spotlight

    A man from Plymouth has been jailed for four years and four months for killing a cyclist while drink-driving.

    Sonny Richards, 24, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, careless driving while under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop on 12 March on Outland Road.

    His victim, 34-year-old father and RNLI volunteer Nathan Dale, was wearing a helmet and lights when he was hit by Richards, the court heard. CCTV showed Richards driving with no lights on the wrong side of the road.

  6. Plymouth Blitz: Victims honoured on 75th anniversary

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    The 76 victims killed in a World War Two air raid shelter bombing have been honoured at a service marking the 75th anniversary of the attack.

    Memorial ceremony at Plymouth University for victims of the Portland Square shelter bombing in World War Two

    Portland Square shelter in Plymouth was struck on 22 April 1941, causing the greatest loss of civilian life in the Plymouth Blitz. 

    Survivors attended the ceremony at the site which is now part of Plymouth University.

  7. Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    - A Plymouth man is jailed for more than four years for killing a cyclist - who was an RNLI volunteer - while drink-driving

    - A man who stole £41,000 from his mother is ordered to repay just £1 after a court is told he has no assets

    - A memorial service is held in Plymouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the single greatest loss of civilian life in the city during the Blitz

    - Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron slams a decision by the government to axe £150,000 of annual funding to promote the Cornish language

  8. Son who stole £41k from mother ordered to repay just £1

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online

    A son who lived a luxury lifestyle after stealing £41,000 from his mother has been ordered to repay just £1 after he was found to have no assets.

    Derek Snelling, 70, was taken to court under the Proceeds of Crime Act after he admitted four charges of fraud and was jailed for two years in 2015.

    Derek Snelling

    Snelling, from Hartland, Devon, stole the money from the 93-year-old over six years, Exeter Crown Court heard. His mother, who has since died, told police she "wanted to wring his blooming neck".

  9. Torquay United faces 'budget impact' over policing

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Torquay United bosses say they are facing "negative impact to playing budgets and workable club capital next season" because police are considering having a presence at the Plainmoor ground, which the club would have to pay for.


    On their website, the club said it was after a number of incidents involving a small number of fans incidents "inside and outside the ground, leading to issues regarding the stewards and concerns to public safety". 

    The club said the average cost of such policing "runs into several thousands of pounds per game".

  10. Police Commissioner vote: Minute Manifestos

    BBC Spotlight

    People in Devon and Cornwall will go to the polls on Thursday, 5 May to vote for the next Police and Crime Commissioner.

    Police lantern

    If you have not made your mind up who to vote for, here are the Minute Manifestos of all of the candidates.

  11. Vomiting bug hits hospitals

    BBC Radio Devon

    Two wards at Torbay Hospital have been hit by an outbreak of a vomiting and diarrhoea bug, bosses say.

    Norovirus was also affecting Dartmouth and Totnes Community Hospitals, they added.

    Health managers have asked visitors not to come to the hospital if they've had sickness or diarrhoea in the last 48 hours.

  12. EU 'stopping us governing our own country'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A Cornish MP says Brexit from the Europen Union is necessary because it is affecting Westminster's work.

    South East Cornwall Conservative Sheryll Murray has disputed the Prime Minister's arguments that staying in the EU is good for Cornwall, despite voting for the UK's continued membership of the European Economic Community during a referendum in 1974.

    She said: "I was an 'inner' for a trading agreement, I was an 'inner' for an organisation that has since completely changed. That organisation is now having such an effect on the decisions we make in Westminster that we are really not able to govern our own country."

  13. Plymouth collector's Titanic artifacts and photos to go on display

    Elisabeth Mahy

    BBC News Online

    Artifacts from the Titanic and photos of some of the survivors will go on display in Plymouth later this month.

    Plymouth was where survivors of the maritime disaster first set foot on UK soil.

    Titanic artifacts. Pic: Nigel Voisey

    Old film footage and personal stories from the time will also be featured in the exhibition.  

  14. Waste removal warning after flytipper ordered to pay £1,100

    BBC Radio Devon

    People who pay to have rubbish removed are being told to ensure the removal company has got a waste carrier's licence after a man from Devon was fined and ordered to pay costs of more than £1,100.

    Christopher Chalk, 21, of Warbro Road in Torquay, was fined £660 by magistrates, plus ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and Teignbridge District Council's prosecution costs of £440 after being convicted last month of dumping computer waste in a lane near Torquay.

    The business owner was also fined £300 for using an unauthorised carrier to get rid of the waste, the council said. David Eaton, of the council, said: "It's easy to feel tempted into handing over rubbish to someone who offers to take it away for a bargain price, but it's likely to end up dumped illegally somewhere."