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  1. Updates on Wednesday 27 April
  2. The latest News, Sport, Travel and Weather from 08:00 Thursday

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

  2. Transat school trip is plain sailing

    John Danks, BBC Spotlight

    Pupils from Cornwall have enjoyed a tour around some of the yachts taking part in this year's Transat race, which is setting off from Plymouth.

    Children visit Transat yacht

    The Year 3 pupils from Fourlanesend Primary School were invited to Plymouth after their teacher wrote to the race organisers.

    Children visit Transat yacht

    They are the only primary school children to be given such a tour of this year's event.

  3. Latest weather: Occasional showers overnight, then a dry day

    David Braine, Weather Forecaster

    Occasional showers will continue overnight, becoming more isolated through the early hours. It will be a chilly night for most, with some clearer spells, leading to a widespread frost forming by dawn. Minimum temperature: 0C (32F).


    Thursday will be a dry day for most, with sunny spells, especially during the morning. Cloud will tend to increase through the afternoon, with the odd shower possible later. Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

  4. Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    - A 50-year-old man dies after his car comes off the road and overturns near Honiton.

    - A lorry driver is arrested after a fatal collision with a moped on the A30 in Cornwall

    - St Austell footballer Marcus Martin is been charged with improper conduct after allegedly attacking a referee during a game

    - Cornwall Council defends itself after admitting it is pulling out of a commitment to honour the living wage set by the Living Wage Foundation

  5. Tom Daley reveals (nearly) all in Rio trunks

    "My trunks are quite small, it's kind of how it is," said Tom Daley while displaying the latest Olympic attire for the British team.

    Olympic team

    The diver from Plymouth will be representing his country at the Rio Olympics, and was also chosen to model the team's swimwear (pictured second right).

  6. Officially Yours: Singer Craig David wows Devon school

    BBC School Report

    Coombeshead Academy in Newton Abbot was lucky enough to have a surprise visit from chart-topping artist Craig David and his manager, Colin Lester.

    Craig David

    It was all part of the BBC Radio 1 Academy event hosted by Radio 1 DJ Dev. A lucky group of students and staff were able to watch the private gig and interview and had the chance to ask Craig and Colin questions about their long careers.

    Craig was very open and honest in the interview and talked about the rollercoaster ride to the top and even some of the more difficult times he's faced in the public eye.

  7. Analysis: Proposed changes to North Devon District Hospital

    Jenny Walrond, Health Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    North Devon District Hospital could lose some key services with people having to travel to hospitals in Exeter or Taunton in Somerset. The health service in North, East and West Devon needs to cut costs to avoid a combined overspend of £442m by 2020/21. 

    Commissioners say it's too early to discuss specific options but I've been frequently told that nothing is being ruled out. 

    North Devon District Hospital

    North Devon District Hospital is one of the smallest and most remote acute hospitals in England. Smaller departments mean there isn't always access to specialist equipment and senior staff. Could people get better treatment at a lower cost if they have to travel further, and which services need to stay? Some tough questions for NHS bosses seeking to reorganise care.  

  8. Convicted paedophile hid past to abuse boy

    A convicted paedophile took a job at a caravan park and befriended a woman before sexually assaulting her eight-year-old son.

    Michael Blyth

    Michael Blyth, of Paignton, Devon, hid his past from the woman and abused her son in 2013, Exeter Crown Court heard. He was jailed for seven-and-a-half-years for the assault and making indecent photos of children.  

  9. Snow and steam as cold weather continues

    The unseasonal cold weather is continuing in the South West, with reports of snow around Okehampton ...and steam coming out of the Eden biomes.

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  10. Concerns over north Devon hospital services review

    Jenny Walrond, Health Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    Health campaigners in north Devon say they're extremely concerned by the prospect of losing key local hospital services.

    The future of A&E, maternity, children's and stroke services at North Devon District Hospital are being reviewed as part of plans to try to prevent a multi-million pound budget deficit. Health commissioners said it was too early to discuss specific options but the NHS was living beyond its means in parts of the county.

    Marilyn Jobson-Scott, had a stroke three years ago, said: "I think it's abominable. One of the things they tell you if you have a stroke is it's fast, and you have to get to hospital as quickly as possible. If you've got go a long, long way, that's obviously going to delay things."

  11. Moped rider dies after A30 lorry collision

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A moped rider has died after a collision with a lorry on the A30 in Cornwall, police say.

    A30 collision

    Police and ambulances were called to the scene at 06:30 to the eastbound carriageway at Fraddon. The male rider was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene.

    The 58-year-old lorry driver, who was uninjured, has been arrested in connection with the collision, officers said. The carriageway was closed at Summercourt, causing substantial traffic tailbacks for several hours.

  12. Truro City secure play-off place

    Brent Pilnick, BBC Sport

    Truro City secured a place in the National League South play-offs with a 1-1 draw at home to Whitehawk.

    Matt Jay

    Matt Jay put the White Tigers ahead after 57 minutes, and it looked as though Truro would guarantee finishing fourth by taking all three points.

    However, Danny Mills equalised in the final minute, so the Cornish side need one more point from their remaining two games to seal the spot.

  13. Latest travel in Devon

    BBC Travel

    - In Devon, traffic is queuing at Plymbridge Road in Estover, Plymouth, due to temporary lights for telecoms work, near The George junction

    - In Totnes, there's queuing traffic on the A385 Bridgeton Hill due to roadworks and temporary traffic lights

    - In West Hill, Bendarroch Road is closed in both directions due to a broken-down recovery truck between School Lane and West Hill Road

    - In Newton Abbot, the B3195 - the Avenue - is blocked due to an accident near St Johns Street. Traffic is busy but moving

  14. 'Some time' before revenge porn laws effective

    BBC Radio Devon

    People who post revenge porn online need to be given longer prison sentences to ensure new laws are effective, a helpline says.

    Girl at computer

    At least 40 victims of revenge porn in Devon and Cornwall have reported incidents to local police since the law came into effect last April, a Freedom of Information request by the BBC revealed. The youngest victim was 14.

    Laura Higgins, from the Exeter-based Revenge Porn Helpline, said: "Whilst many more people have started reporting it, we're not seeing many going as far as court, or still having quite lenient sentences. I think it's going to be some time really before we start seeing any really hard-hitting couple-of-year custodial sentences which will be a deterrent."

  15. Man died after car overturns in field

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A man has died after his car came off the road and overturned in a field in east Devon, police say.

    Emergency crews were called to the single-vehicle incident collision on the old A30 at Honiton - the B3177 - at about 08:00, close to the showground at Fenny Bridges.

    Officers said the driver, thought to be from Torquay, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.