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  1. Updates on Monday 27 June 2016
  2. The latest News, Sport, Travel and Weather from 08:00 Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day. Thanks for joining us and we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

    Don't forget Spotlight on BBC One at 19:30 this evening (an hour later because of the Euro football), and the late bulletin at 22:30.

  2. First tiger cub death cause 'will never be known'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A zoo which suffered two tiger cub deaths in less than a month "will never know why the first one died", a curator says.

    Three Sumatran cubs were born at Paignton Zoo on 31 May to mother Shakira (pictured). The zoo said the first one died "on day nine or 10" and the second on 23 June after Shakira "inadvertently slept on top of" one of the remaining two. Sumatran tigers are critically endangered, with just about 300 believed to be in the wild because of loss of habitat and poaching.

    Tiger and cubs. Pic: Paignton Zoo

    Curator of Mammals Neil Bemment said: "We will never know why the first one died. Shakira may have lain on that one too, or maybe it was weaker and not getting its fair share of milk. In the case of this second cub, it is all the more frustrating as Shakira had been paying a lot of good maternal attention to both babies, but obviously could not feel it beneath her as she slept."

  3. Latest weather: A dry and clear night, and heavy rain on Tuesday

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    After a fine evening with some late sunshine, a dry and clear night will follow with the winds falling light. It will be a fairly cool night in the countryside in particular. Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).


    Tuesday will see a bright start to the day, but spells of heavy rain will arrive from the west through the morning, before clearing eastwards during the afternoon. As the rain clears, it becomes windier with a risk of coastal gales. Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

  4. Exeter City re-sign Archibald-Henville

    BBC Sport

    Troy Archibald-Henville

    Exeter City have re-signed centre-back Troy Archibald-Henville following his release by League Two rivals Carlisle.

    Archibald-Henville made 130 appearances for the Grecians after joining on an initial loan deal in January 2009, before moving to Swindon in 2012. The 27-year-old former Tottenham trainee signed for Carlisle in 2014 and played 37 games for the club.

    Meanwhile, full-back Craig Woodman, 33, has signed a new undisclosed-length contract with Exeter. He has made 142 league appearances since signing for Exeter in July 2012.

  5. Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online

    • Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a four-week-old baby boy in Cornwall
    • A man appears in court, charged with murder, following the death of a Polish woman in Paignton
    • Two people arrested after Police Community Support Officer is assaulted in Newquay
    • Two rare tiger cubs born at Paignton Zoo die less than a month after their birth
    • Children's services in Cornwall are rated amongst the top 25% in the country in a new report
    • Plymouth Albion appoint their first female chairman in their 140-year history
  6. Torquay return to Seale Hayne base

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Torquay United are to return to their old training ground at Seale Hayne from the start of next month.

    Torquay United training at Seale Hayne

    The Gulls left Seale Hayne near Newton Abbot last year because of financial problems after a takeover by a group of local business people. Plymouth Argyle, who agreed a deal for their academy to share the ground with the Gulls last July, are to cease using the site. 

    "I'm delighted that we have managed to get back to what is a fantastic place to train," said manager Kevin Nicholson.

  7. Public thanked after helping detain 'excessively intoxicated' pair

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Police have thanked several people in Newquay who joined in to defend a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) who was assaulted in the street.

    Two "excessively intoxicated" people from Torquay were arrested after a man grabbed the PCSO around the neck in Bank Street at about 18:00 on Saturday. Members of the public intervened and detained the man until police arrived.

    Bank Street, Newquay. Pic: Google

    Inspector Dave Meredith, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "I am very pleased and reassured that several members of public promptly came forward and assisted ... Newquay has come a long way in tackling alcohol-related crime and disorder over the last six years, and this type of behaviour is exactly what we as a community want to see the back of."  

  8. Two arrested after 'nasty assault'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Two men have been arrested after what police have called a "nasty assault" in Plymouth.

    Officers said a 44-year-old man received "serious facial injuries", including a suspected fractured eye socket, after an attack in Taunton Avenue in the Whitleigh area between 01:15 and 01:30 on Saturday.

    One man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and the other on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. They were later released on bail "while police complete inquiries".

  9. Police examine St Blazey house after baby death

    Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online

    Police have been examining a house near St Austell as part of an investigation into the death of a four-week-old baby.

    St Blazey house

    Two people, a 22-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, are in custody on suspicion of murder after the infant was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital on Sunday with "serious injuries". It died later in the evening.

    Scenes of crime officers have been at the property in St Blazey. Officers said the death was "being treated as suspicious" and inquiries were "continuing into the circumstances".

  10. Corbyn has 'failed the country abysmally on EU referendum'

    BBC Sunday Politics

    Jeremy Corbyn "has failed the country abysmally on the EU referendum campaign" and "does not have the right qualities to take us into an election", a Devon Labour MP says.

    Labour leader Mr Corbyn has been told he faces a leadership challenge. Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw told the BBC's Sunday Politics South West: "If he tries to hang on, it will be a disaster for him personally, it will certainly be a disaster for the Labour Party and for the country as a whole.”  

    Ben Bradshaw

    He maintained this stance on Monday, telling the BBC Radio Devon: "Today, when he was asked, he couldn't even answer the question as to whether he'd voted Remain. I think most Labour members and supporters would be pretty shocked by this. This is our party leader - he was supposed to be leading the campaign, and he couldn't even answer as to how he voted."

    Mr Corbyn has pledged to stand in any new leadership election if there is a formal challenge to his position.

  11. Night Fever: Coldplay close Glastonbury, with a little help from a Bee Gee

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Coldplay, featuring Devon-born Chris Martin - have given Glastonbury 2016's grand finale, with a little help from the Bee Gees.

    Coldplay with Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb joined the band for two Bee Gee covers: To Love Somebody and what Chris Martin called "the greatest song of all time", Stayin' Alive.

    Gibb was meant to play Glastonbury's "legend" slot this year, but pulled out when a family member fell ill. The Bee Gee tribute came towards the end of a multicoloured, carnivalesque set that defied the pouring rain.

  12. Nowell suited by new England approach

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Exeter head coach Rob Baxter says England's attacking approach under Eddie Jones has benefitted winger Jack Nowell.

    Jack Nowell

    The 23-year-old Exeter winger featured in all three wins against Australia, scoring a try in the first test.

    "At Exeter we've probably thought more highly of his qualities than probably you've seen internationally," he said. "What you've seen this year with England, and the improvement they're making, is that you've been able to see more of Jack's good qualities."

  13. EU Referendum: RAF veteran feels 'we're going backwards not forwards'

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    An 86-year-old military veteran from Cornwall who voted to remain in the European Union says he is "very worried" about what leaving the EU will mean for future generations.

    Peter Paice

    Peter Paice - who served in the Royal Air Force for 36 years and defied statistics which said his age group was more likely to vote for Brexit - said he felt "really disappointed" at the referendum result.

    Mr Paice told the BBC: "When we're in the European Union we can do our bit to change things. When you're outside of it then you can't. I feel like we're going backwards not forwards. We spent so long trying to bring Europe together."

  14. Cornish Rebels win South West Cup final

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Cornish Rebels won a dramatic South West Cup final as they beat Devon Sharks 28-26 at Polson Bridge.

    Cornish Rebels

    Sharks' Sam Hedges missed a late conversion to take the game into extra time after Marcus Phillips' try.

    Rebels led 16-12 at half-time as James Martin and Sharks prop John Ross both scored two tries before George Knowles went over for the Cornish side. Decarlo Trerise, Peter Mabbott and Martyn Lawrance tries after the break edged Rebels to victory.

  15. Two rare tiger cubs die at zoo

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Two out of three rare tiger cubs born at Paignton Zoo less than a month ago have died, zoo staff have confirmed.

    The Sumatran cubs, born on 31 May to Shakira, had been among the first cubs born at the zoo since 2009.

    Tiger and cubs. Pic: Paignton Zoo

    The zoo said: "Sadly, one died on day nine or 10 and, at about 04:15 on day 24 [Thursday 23 June], she inadvertently slept on top of one of the remaining cubs. She was seen on CCTV licking both when she awoke at around 06:30 but regrettably only one was alive." 

    The zoo added that Shakira had been "paying a lot of good maternal attention to both babies". 

  16. Two held in Cornwall baby murder investigation

    Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online

    Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a baby.

    Police generic

    A 22-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man from Cornwall were arrested after a baby was taken to hospital on Sunday with "serious injuries", said police.

    A house in St Blazey near St Austell has been cordoned off after the four-week-old baby died on Sunday evening. 

  17. BreakingMurder investigation launched after death of baby boy

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online

    Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a four-week-old baby boy from St Blazey in Par, St Austell.

    The baby was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, on Sunday 26 June, after an ambulance crew were called to a property in St Blazey.

    The baby suffered serious injuries and died in hospital later that evening. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

    The death is being treated as suspicious and investigations are continuing into the circumstances.