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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Andrew Segal

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

Don't forget to watch Spotlight on BBC One this evening. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

Arson-hit Polish family thank people for 'amazing' support to replace shed

John Henderson

BBC Spotlight

Members of a Polish family have thanked people for "amazing" support after a local company replaced an arson-hit shed.

Shed replaced

The family's shed was deliberately burned down two weeks ago and they received a letter telling them to go back to their country just following the EU referendum. Police are investigating it as a hate crime. 

Ewa Banaszak said of the £1,000 of work by Hadleigh Winter and his Paignton firm to replace it: "People need to still remember that there are still good people around the world, not only in this city, but everywhere."

Latest weather: A warm and muggy night, and a dry and hot Tuesday

BBC Weather

It will be a warm and rather muggy night, with clear skies and temperatures remaining in double figures leading to a rather uncomfortable night for sleeping. A little mist is also likely to form in prone spots such as within moors. Minimum temperature: 16C (61F).


Tuesday will be another dry, fine and hot day, with widespread sunshine expected. Possibly turning a little cloudier from the west during the afternoon but most places remaining sunny. Maximum temperature: 30C (86F).

Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

Andrew Segal

Local Live

  • A man is charged with attempted murder after a man is found with injuries "consistent" with a crossbow shooting in Dawlish
  • A man suffers life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle collision in Torquay 
  • Residents of a village on the A390 tell Cornwall Council and contractor Cormac they don't believe they're being listened to regarding roadworks plans
  • Health officials say they're concerned pre-packed salad might be the source of an E. coli outbreak, with cases clustered in the South West
  • A 28-mile long section of the A30 in Cornwall will be closed overnight for several evening while contractors build three bridges at Temple
  • Lifeguards will be on duty in Devon and Cornwall for longer during the school summer holidays this year

Anti-Trident demonstrators out in Plymouth

We're alright, (Union) Jack, in our patriotic swimsuits

I'm happy to remain amateur - Giles

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Cornwall golfer Sammie Giles says she is happy to remain an amateur despite holding all the English titles.

Sammie Giles
Adrian Judd/Leaderboard photography

The 21-year-old hit a final-round two-under 72 to win the English Women's Amateur Championship on Friday.

"Turning professional is something I want to achieve in the future," Giles told BBC Radio Cornwall. "At the moment I'm in the England Performance Squad, I'm really enjoying that and I want to see how far I can get playing for their teams."

A30 at Temple to have 30-mile stretch closed for roadworks

BBC Travel

A 28-mile long section of the A30 in Cornwall will be closed from 20:00 until 06:00 from Monday until Friday morning while contractors build three bridges at Temple. 

Resurfacing work is also to be carried out in preparation for opening of three lanes through the roadworks over the summer holiday. Contractor Kier apologised to local people for the disruption, but added that the closures were essential.

Westbound traffic will be diverted at Kennards House along the A395 and A39, while eastbound diversions start at Innis Downs or Highgate Hill. Traffic hoping to use the A38 will be able to get to Carminnow Cross. 

Local traffic only will be able to continue on the A30 from Kennards House for locations including Altarnun, Colliford Lake, Warleggan or Cardinham. All westbound A30 through traffic will be curtailed at Hawks Tor. 

Salad E. coli outbreak 'clustered in the South West'

BBC News Health

Shoppers are being reminded to thoroughly wash mixed salad leaves amid concern that this food could be the source of an E. coli outbreak that has killed two and infected more than 150 people in the UK.

Salad: Pic: Thinkstock

Public Health England said that, to date, it had been informed of 151 cases: 144 in England, six in Wales and one in Scotland. Of these, 62 needed hospital care and two died. Most of the cases of the outbreak in England were clustered in the South West, it added.

It is still working to establish the exact cause. Many of those struck down by the E. coli O157 bug had eaten pre-packed salad, including rocket leaves. The infection can cause bloody diarrhoea and abdominal pain.

'Strong action needed' against Russia after a Russian doping report

BBC Radio 5 Live

Devon-born Olympian Jo Pavey says there must be "strong action" against Russia after a new report by the World Anti-Doping Agency claimed it operated a state-sponsored doping programme for four years across the "vast majority" of summer and winter Olympic sports.

Jo Pavey. Pic: Getty Images
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When asked if she wanted a ban, Pavey (pictured) replied: "To protect the athletes going to Rio and to make sure that there are not going to be athletes out there that are doping, you know that's the sort of measure that needs to be taken.

"I mean it's important to say that Russia aren't the only country that are not being seen to be compliant, and there other countries brought into question at this stage as we go into Rio, and we hope improvements are going to be made."

Pavey, 42, is to become the first British track athlete to compete in a fifth Olympic Games after being selected to represent Team GB in Rio.

RNLI extending summer lifeguard patrols

BBC Spotlight

RNLI lifeguards are extending patrols later into the evening over the summer holidays at selected beaches across the South West, the charity says.

RNLI Lifeguards. Pic: Andrew Segal
Andrew Segal

The RNLI said 44 beaches across Cornwall and Devon are to have lifeguard cover until 19:00 from 23 July until 4 September.

Forty of the beaches are in Cornwall, including: Perran Sands, Perranporth, St Agnes, Chapel Porth, Porthtowan, Portreath, Hayle Towans, Sennen and Praa Sands around times of high tide. In Devon, they include Croyde, Sandymere and Westward Ho! and Woolacombe.

RNLI lifeguard are on 77 beaches across both counties over the summer.

Airshow overspend 'like the hangover after a party'

The £250,000 bill for taxpayers due to an overspend on the Torbay Airshow is being roundly criticised by opposition members of the council.

This week councillors will have to decide whether to commit more public money to the event for the next three years - on the promise that it will make a profit after that.

Breitling Wingwalkers

Councillor Steve Darling, the leader of the Lib Dems in Torbay, said: "There's been a lack of governance on the issue as a whole.

"After the event - a bit like the hangover after a party - we really enjoyed it oh dear we've blown the credit card. This is not the way to run a council."

A390 road plans 'no competition for people to outwit each other'

BBC Radio Cornwall

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The councillor in charge of transport has defended Cornwall Council's plans to improve traffic flow along the A390 corridor into Truro.

The stretch of road from Threemilestone to Arch Hill is one of the busiest in the county, and complaints to BBC Radio Cornwall say that, instead of improving flow, proposed work would make matters worse. The multimillion-pound changes include improved junctions and roundabouts, new traffic lights, a bus lane and measures to help cyclists.

Council transport portfolio holder Councillor Bert Biscoe said: "There is a growing demand for a fixed network, and what I would say is it's not a competition - it's not us trying to do things to people so people can react by trying to outwit us. Delay means that you don't get solutions in place to deal with the bigger problem."

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's divorce finalised

BBC Entertainment and Arts

Devon-born Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow have had their divorce finalised.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Pic: AP

The divorce, which was signed off by a Los Angeles judge on Thursday, states that neither Paltrow nor Martin will pay spousal support.

The pair married in December 2003 and have two children together. In March 2014, the couple announced they were separating, with the process described as "conscious uncoupling" on Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop.

Plymouth Argyle sign midfielder Ijaha

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Plymouth Argyle have signed non-league midfielder David Ijaha following a trial at Home Park.

David Ijaha
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The 26-year-old, who began his career at Chelsea's academy and also spent time on the books at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has yet to play a game in the Football League.

He has spent the past two seasons with National League South side Whitehawk where he worked alongside current Pilgrims assistant manager Craig Brewster.

Pokemon Go's creatures in Turo

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Pokemon Go, a mobile game that has become a global phenomenon, was released in the UK last week.

The app lets players roam a map using their phone's GPS location data and catch Pokemon to train and battle.

Fitz's new best friend

Attempted murder charge after crossbow seized

Andrew Segal

Local Live

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a wounded man was found with injuries "consistent with being shot with a crossbow", police say.

Officers said a 24-year-old man was treated for a "potentially life-changing" arm injury after being found at a property in Hensford Road in Dawlish at 08:00 on Saturday.

A number of weapons, including a crossbow, were seized at the property, and a 35-year-old man from Dawlish was charged with attempted murder and wounding with intent, police said. He is in custody and due before Exeter Crown Court in August.

Cattle getting used to Pirates role

BBC Sport

Gavin Cattle
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Former scrum-half Gavin Cattle says he is still trying to get used to his role in charge of Cornish Pirates.

Cattle and prop Alan Paver have taken over running the side for the new season after director of rugby Ian Davies left in order to cut costs.

"Coming straight into coaching from playing the one advantage is that you're still in touch with the players and how they feel," Cattle said. "But you've got to be careful not to get too emotionally involved."

Tributes to Port Eliot Festival founder and estate landowner Lord St Germans

Plymouth Herald

Tributes are being paid to the 10th Earl of St Germans, Peregrine, Lord St Germans - founder of the Port Eliot Festival - who has died aged 75.

Britain's nuclear deterrent: How does it compare?

BBC iWonder

The future of Britain's nuclear deterrent - Trident - will be voted on by MPs later.

Plymouth's Devonport Dockyard could be affected by the decision as it refits the fleet.   

But how does the system - four Vanguard class submarines, each carrying eight Trident II missiles with five warheads in each missile - compare to the rest of the world's?

Datagraphic about Britain's Trident missile system

Hospice service scaled back due to funding shortfall

BBC Radio Devon

A funding shortfall is forcing the Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay to scale back its services in order to protect its long-term future, managers say.

Rowcroft Hospice sign. Pic: Google

The hospice in Torquay said it needed to make more than £1m in savings over the next four months.

A decline in the hospice's legacy income, increase in demand for services and financial pressures on the NHS had led to the current funding position, bosses said.

Arson attack Polish family 'not leaving Plymouth'

John Henderson

BBC Spotlight

A Polish family who were victims of a racially-motivated arson attack at their home following the EU referendum say they won't be leaving Plymouth.

Burnt down shed and threatening note. Pic: Ewa Banaszak
Ewa Banaszak

The family's shed was deliberately burned down two weeks ago and they received a letter telling them to go back to their country. Police said they were investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Shed replaced

This morning, a timber firm put up a replacement shed it has donated for free to show its support.

Leatherback turtle frees itself after getting tangled in buoy

Andrew Segal

Local Live

A pleasure boat has seen what is believed to have been a leatherback turtle free itself after the creature got caught up in a buoy attached to a fishing pot off the west Cornwall coast.

Turtle. Pic: Martin Elliot
Martin Elliot

Martin Elliot, who was on board the Mermaid Pleasure Trips' boat said the vessel was sailing from the Minack Theatre back to Penzance on Sunday evening when those on board saw the "magnificent beast - nearly 6ft-long, with huge flippers" caught. 

He said the creature managed to free itself as the vessel started to head towards the buoy and try to help untangle it.

The turtles, which can weigh up to 600kg, is the largest and most widely distributed turtle in the world. They are best seen in August and September off the south and west coasts of Britain and Ireland.

Children as young as five reported for racism

Plymouth Herald

Children as young as five have been investigated by Plymouth's police force for racism - including one boy who wielded a knife and another who said non-Christians would "kill us all".

Man seriously injured in two-vehicle collision

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A man has been seriously injured and there are reports of a vehicle on fire after a two-vehicle collision on Market Street, Torquay.

The emergency call was made at 12:30 and the road remains closed to allow a forensic investigation to take place.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 356 for 18/07/16.

Reports of a major fire on the coast at St Agnes

Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

Andrew Segal

Local Live

  • Police investigate the "unexplained" death of a 10-year-old boy in Ilfracombe 
  • A row rumbles over multimillion-pound plans to improve traffic flow on the A390, on the outskirts of Truro
  • A £250k overspend on the Torbay Airshow is an "investment in the bay's future", the local council says
  • Farmers, builders and fishermen are targeted in the latest campaign to cut skin cancer deaths, as new figures shower higher than average rates in the South West
  • The Duke and Duchess are in Penzance at the start of a three-day visit to the region

Prince Charles officially opens Jubilee Art Deco lido

BBC Radio Cornwall

The Duke of Cornwall has officially reopened Penzance's Jubilee outdoor swimming pool after a £3m refurbishment.

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The Art Deco seaside lido, which first opened in 1935, needed repairs after it was damaged by storms in January and February 2014.

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Before that, the prince started his tour of the area visiting a farmers' market at the town's also-newly refurbished St John's Hall.

Latest weather: Staying, dry, warm and clear

BBC Weather

Apart from a few isolated patches of mist around some parts of the coast, it'll be another dry, sunny and warm or very warm day. Winds will be from the east and mainly light or moderate, but a little fresher around the south coast. Maximum temperature: 27C (81F).


It'll be a dry and clear night, but it will also be warm and humid with the chance of a few isolated mist patches developing by morning. Easterly winds will be mainly light, but still fresher along parts of the south coast. Minimum temperature: 16C (61F).

Adams to wait before naming captain

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams says he will not decide who will be the new club captain until the opening day of the new season.

Derek Adams
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The Pilgrims need a new skipper after Curtis Nelson spurned the offer of a new contract and joined Oxford United.

"We're just passing it around the senior players at this moment in time," 41-year-old Adams told BBC Sport. "The captain will be the captain in the first game of the season, but nobody will know that before then."

Trident renewal: Which side are you on?

Janet Kipling

BBC Radio Devon

Debating the big stories of the day: MPs are to vote on whether to renew the UK's nuclear weapons programme. Which side are you on? 

Also: skin cancer rates are rising fast here in the South West. Are you safe in the sun?

Call in on 0345 3011034.

Police investigate 'unexplained' death of boy, 10

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Police in north Devon are investigating the "unexplained" death of a 10-year-old boy.

Officers said they were notified of a sudden death at about 07:30 by an ambulance crew called to a property in Ilfracombe.

Officers said the child's family had been informed.

Protests expected over Trident submarine vote

Jenny Kumah, Devon Political Reporter

Protests are expected both in Plymouth and at Westminster over Parliament's vote on whether to go ahead with building replacements for the UK's Vanguard fleet of four submarines carrying Trident nuclear missiles later. 

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is angry about the cost - some £31bn - which it says could be better spent on social welfare and the NHS in an age of austerity. It also argues that Trident is outdated and belongs to the Cold War era, saying the biggest modern threat is terrorism, and Trident is useless against that.

The Royal Navy nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard, arrives at Devonport naval base in Plymouth for refit, in 2002

Trident supporters, like many of Devon's MP, say the nuclear detterent is an important insurance policy that we can't afford to ditch.

The implications for Devon's jobs and the economy are huge, with refitting contracts bringing in about £350m to Plymouth's Devonport Dockyard and supporting about 2,000 local jobs.

Car damaged after catching fire on A380

BBC Radio Devon

A car has been severely damaged after bursting into flames on the A380 in Devon.

Fire crews were called to Telegraph Hill at about 05:40 after receiving "several calls... of a vehicle on fire".

The car was extinguished after being found well alight in the middle of the carriageway. The cause was believed to be was accidental, the fire service said.

Police pups on the lunchtime prowl!

Pay gap between generations increases

Martin Bailie

BBC Radio Cornwall

On the lunchtime phone-in today: Truro schoolboy, businessman, government minister, and now chancellor of the University of Exeter - Lord Myners of Truro - talks about his new role, Brexit and the state of the Labour Party.

The pay gap between generations is bucking the trend and young people now earn relatively less. Is that something that can continue? How can they get onto the property ladder or prepare for the future if they have a lower income?

And we have the latest on the Royal Visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

Call in on 01872 222222.

Cornish boys 'twice as likely to be behind girls in learning by school age'

BBC Radio Cornwall

Boys in Cornwall are nearly twice as likely as girls to fall behind in some learning by the time they start school, according to a charity.

Save the Children has launched a new report showing the consequences for boys in England who start school trailing girls in basic early language skills. It said boys in the county were 10% behind female peers. 

The report highlighted that, last year alone, more than 80,000 boys in England started reception class struggling to speak a full sentence or follow simple instructions.

Torbay Airshow £250k overspend an 'investment in bay's future'

BBC Radio Devon

The ruling Conservatives on Torbay Council have described a £250,000 overspend on the Torbay Airshow as an "investment in the bay's future".

Planes in the Torbay Airshow

This week the authority will decide whether to commit more public money to the event for the next three years - on the promise that it will make a profit after that.

Deputy Mayor Derek Mills said the airshow attracted about 100,000 visitors and had a positive economic impact.