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By Andrew Segal

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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 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.

  2. 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."

  3. 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).

  4. 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
  5. 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

    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."

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. '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

    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.

  9. 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

    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.

  10. 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."

  11. 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."

  12. 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.

  13. 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

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Cattle getting used to Pirates role

    BBC Sport

    Gavin Cattle

    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."

  16. 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.