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  1. Updates for Wednesday 25 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Wednesday's live coverage

    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. Beach and frisbees and golf? What could possibly go wrong...

    Matt Pengelly

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    We all love going to a Cornish beach - we all love throwing Frisbees and many of us love golf. But how about all three mashed together? 

    At Carlyon Beach near St Austell, a six-hole beach 'disc golf' course has been constructed. It opens officially on Saturday and it is free to play so I've been having a go...  

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  3. Tourist fails to outfox Scilly police

    Police on the Isles of Scilly have seized a 'high powered BB gun' from a tourist arriving on the islands.

    Sgt Colin Taylor said on Facebook he was not convinced by the man's argument that he had brought the gun to shoot foxes who ate his chickens.

    Sgt Taylor pointed out to the man there were no chickens, or foxes on the islands, and retained the gun 'to explore if it is lawfully held'.

  4. Grants to improve Cornish rail travel for tourists

    Julie Skentelbery

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Two schemes in Cornwall have been given government grants to encourage more visitors to the UK to travel beyond London by rail.


    Compass Holidays has won the lion's share of the awards, getting £75,0000 to create a cycle hub at one of Cornwall's mainline stations, including a hire centre for electric and pedal-powered bikes.

    Visit Cornwall is to get £60,000 to encourage fans of TV series such as Poldark and Doc Martin to use the train for the bulk of their journeys.

  5. Weather latest: Another mainly dry and sunny day tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    After a rather chilly start, it will be a dry and fine day on Thursday with some good spells of sunshine and the risk of an isolated shower or two. Feeling warmer. Max temp 17 Deg C ( 62 Deg F).

    weather graphic
  6. Two bodies found 200m apart 'extremely unusual situation'

    David Cauldwell poster

    Police say a search for a missing man, which resulted in two bodies being found in woodland in Torquay, is "extremely unusual."

    Petitor Woods, Toryuay

    The area around Petitor Woods was searched last night and again this morning in the hunt for David Cauldwell, 39, last seen on Sunday.

    Chief Inspector Lou Costin said the bodies were found 200m apart: "It does appear to be completely unrelated, but obviously is a very tragic set of circumstances.

  7. 'Strong case' needed for more than 100 councillors

    Tamsin Melville

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Government-appointed agency overseeing the review into the number of Cornwall councillors has told me "a strong case" will be needed for it to have more than 100. 

    The Boundary Commission has told the authority it has to look at the current 123 electoral divisions and come up with new recommendations. 

    A cross-party panel will look at things like population growth and community identity.

  8. Final push to get Red Arrows to perform in Dawlish

    John Ayres

    BBC Spotlight

    Red Arrows

    After the collapse of the sea wall and the prospect of losing its three main summer events, there's some good news for Dawlish. 

    The community has pulled together to make sure its carnival goes ahead and today they have announced the Red Arrows will return in August, despite losing their Air Show.

    Mayor of Dawlish Angela Fenne is confident the remaining £6,000 needed can be raised in the next month: "It is all down to the community pulling together we've had so many sponsors come forward... it's absolutely amazing."

    Mayor Angela Fenne
  9. Human remains found by Dartmoor search team looking for Torquay man Dave Cauldwell

    Torquay Herald Express

    More details have emerged about the shocking discovery of two bodies in Torquay. Friends revealed Mr Cauldwell had told family he was 'lost in the woods' in the early hours of Sunday. 

  10. Stunning photo of basking shark at Porthcurno

    Visitors to Porthcurno were able to catch a glimpse of one of Cornwall's most loved species when a group of five basking sharks appeared at Porthcurno.

    basking shark at Porthcurno

    The regular visitors - including one more than 21ft (6.4m) - were feeding just a few feet away from beachgoers.

    Photographer Rachel Hosken saw the special display from a vantage point at the nearby Minack Theatre. She said: "It was stunning - really exciting to see. It's fantastic to see them again."   

  11. Block of flats evacuated after fire

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A block of flats has been evacuated in St Columb Minor after a fire.

    One person has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

    The property is currently being ventilated. 

  12. Devon & Cornwall police given more time to investigate Tory election expenses allegations

    Cornish Guardian

    Police investigating the alleged false accounting of Conservative Party election expenses have been given more time to carry out their inquiries.

  13. Latest travel for Devon and Cornwall

    BBC Travel

    • In St Columb Minor, Church Street is closed in both directions between Henver Road and Leader Road due to a building fire
    • Near Okehampton between Chichacott Road and North Tawton the B3215 is just passable after an incident
    • Watch out for congestion in Plymouth at the Derriford Roundabout on the A386 Tavistock Road - as well as inbound from the Manadon Roundabout to Milehouse
    • On the A377 inbound at Exeter there is very slow traffic from the Alphington junction to Exe Bridges 
  14. Flood risk communities 'not interested' in emergency plans

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    The Environment Agency says 14 communities across Devon and Cornwall at risk of flash flooding are "not yet interested" in developing Community Emergency Plans, despite offers of support.

    Flooding in east Devon

    "Not everyone is fully aware of what flood risk means", Kate Pearson from the Agency said.

    "It's hard to imagine the consequences unless it's actually happened to you, and that why we're encouraging everyone, whether it's a home owner or business to be prepared", she said.