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Summary

  1. A coach driver has been found guilty of killing two women in a crash in Cornwall
  2. Sea safety warning after six people die in seas around Britain over the weekend - including a man in Newquay
  3. Seventy-five patients had to wait more than a year for NHS treatment at South West hospitals, in the 12 months to March, the BBC can reveal
  4. City of Lights not to go through Truro city centre, organisers say
  5. Devon Olympian Jo Pavey says she has no plans to retire after her fifth Olympic Games in Rio
  6. Updates on Monday 22 August 2016

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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 Spotlight on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Latest weather: A humid night and a dry Tuesday

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    It will be a dry and humid night with light winds. With this, some mist and fog will develop. Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).

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    Tuesday's early mist and fog will soon clear to leave a fine and dry day. Most will have plenty of sunshine. It will feel very warm, with the highest temperatures along the north coast. Maximum temperature: 27C (81F).

  3. Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    • The driver of a coach which crashed in Cornwall, killing two women, is jailed for causing death by dangerous driving
    • More than £27,000 is donated to a family which was swept away by waves in Newquay, killing the father and serious injuring a two-year-old girl
    • Three GP surgeries in Plymouth - St Barnabas, Hyde Park and the Cumberland Centre - could be closed as NHS services are reviewed
    • Part of Cornwall's Wave Hub off Hayle - which is involved with testing wave energy - works itself loose in stormy weather and is being brought back to shore
    • Non-recyclable waste in North Devon is only to be collected every three weeks as part of a trial scheme
    • A crab which hasn't been seen in Devon for 30 years is spotted near Plymouth
  4. Devon rhinos 'under threat'

    Rhinos are under threat across parts of Devon, a local zoo says.

    Great Big Rhinos. Pic: Great Big Rhinos

    Paignton Zoo said several of its 40 life-size artworks of rhinos, part of the Great Big Rhino project, across Exeter and Torbay had been damaged.

    One rhino had an ear broken off twice, another has been hit in the face with a brick. Others appeared to be suffering damage because people are sitting on them, despite signs asking them not to climb on the sculptures, the zoo said. 

    Phil Knowling, from the wildlife park, added: "They are valuable to us because they will be auctioned to raise money for rhino conservation. If they are damaged, then we may not be able to sell them and so will raise less money."

  5. Rider kicked by horse plans to get back in the saddle

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    A horse rider from Cornwall says she's lucky to be alive after being kicked in the face by her horse. 

    Twenty-six-year-old Sarah Stokes, from Sticker, near St Austell, had more than 30 bones broken and lost nearly all her teeth. 

    She'd only just recovered from another horse accident where she broke her pelvis and hips. Sarah was in an induced coma for three days until she came around at the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske.

  6. RNLI's youngest rescruit, 16, involved in rescue

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    Video caption: RNLI's youngest Cornwall recruit, 16, carries out rescue

    We know it was a busy weekend for those who keep us safe in the sea and at the coast.

    This video, from Arun Austin, who was on holiday from Cambridge, shows a successful rescue at Portreath Beach on Friday evening.

    The RNLI said one of the two lifeguards involved was their youngest and newest recruit. Sixteen-year-old Nick Laws went in to the sea after a boy who was playing in the shallows got swept out by a rip current. They managed to rescue him, but the huge swell made it challenging, as you can see.

  7. Coach crash deaths: Distractions can kill - police warn

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    The jailing of a coach driver for killing two women in a road crash is "another reminder that distractions behind the wheel can kill", police say.

    Martin Chun picture: Devon and Cornwall Police. Coach crash scene picture: BBC

    Martin Chun (pictured), 59, from Whitestone, near Exeter, has been jailed for five years for causing deaths of Margaret Luxton, 59, and Carol Muldoon, 68, after the coach crashed near Looe in Cornwall in May 2014.

    Inspector Andy Hamilton, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "Chun was using a hands-free set to make a number of calls throughout the journey, including one that was over eight minutes in duration at the time of the crash... he may have been using a hands-free set, yet was still distracted, and this has resulted in families having their loved ones taken from them."

  8. Rare hermit crab 'certainly very welcome back'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    The recent Devon discovery of a rare hermit crab is not its most recent finding in the South West, Devon Wildlife Trust has confirmed.

    St Piran's crab. Pic: Steph House

    A St Piran’s crab was recently found in Wembury Bay, near Plymouth, having not been seen in Devon since 1985. However, the species was found close to Falmouth in Cornwall in March.

    But that didn't stop trust marine education officer Coral Smith from saying: "We’re honoured that Devon’s first St Piran’s crabs have been found here - they are certainly very welcome back."

  9. Rio 2016: Tom Daley flying home

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Plymouth-born diver Tom Daley says he is on his way home after competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

    Dan Goodfellow and Tom Daley Pic: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

    Tweeting that he was flying back from Rio, the bronze medallist said he was "proud to be a part of Team GB".

    The 22-year-old added: "It may not have gone the way I hoped, but I'm ready for what's next."

    Daley suffered a shock semi-final elimination in the Olympic 10m platform diving competition on Saturday. However, he won a bronze medal in the 10m synchronised platform earlier in the Games with Dan Goodfellow (pictured).

  10. Work begins on next section of Exeter link road

    BBC Radio Devon

    Work on the latest phase of a link road between Exeter and an area of east Devon is under way and will "enable continued growth" of a new town, Devon County Council says.

    Link road artist's impression. Pic: Devon County Council

    The authority said the £2m, 360m-section of road would form the next stage of the Tithebarn Link Road, allow access to about 250 homes being built and help develop the Cranbrook area "as set out in the East Devon Local Plan".

    The complete link road construction was expected to enter its final phase in summer 2017, the council added.

  11. Coach crash deaths: Victim's husband 'suffering badly'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The son of a woman killed in a coach crash says his father has been "suffering very badly" since her death.

    Coach crash

    Martin Chun, 59, from Whitestone, near Exeter, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving at Truro Crown Court. 

    He had denied causing the deaths of Margaret Luxton, 59, and Carol Muldoon, 68, who died when the coach crashed near Looe in Cornwall in May 2014 but he was jailed for five years and banned from driving for four years.

    Margaret Luxton's son, Terry, said his mother died the day before his father's 60th birthday party: "Dad is really suffering very, very badly. He is severely depressed, has anxiety attacks and finding day-to-day living very hard."

  12. District moves to waste collections every three weeks

    BBC Radio Devon

    East Devon will become the first district in the county to roll out three-weekly collections of non-recyclable waste.

    The move has already been trialled in a part of Exmouth and Feniton.

    The change comes alongside a new recycling scheme that allows residents to put a wider range of materials in their green bin for weekly collection. During the pilot, recycling rates rose from 40% to 60%, the local council said.

  13. Wave Hub to be brought back to shore after storm battering

    Martin Bailie

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Wave Hub, which is normally anchored off the Cornish coast off Hayle, is to be brought back to shore after being battered in recent heavy seas, managers say. 

    The £30m device, located about 10 miles off Hayle was installed in 2010 and acts as a socket to bring electricity to shore from power generators being tested in the ocean nearby.

    Seatricity, one company involved, said recent unusually stormy weather caused tricky conditions which meant it had to be taken off its seabed moorings to prevent damage on Saturday.

    Andy Bristow, of Seatricity, said: "We disconnected the device from its moorings so we didn't cause any damage, and are currently awaiting to tow it back into Falmouth."

  14. Rio 2016: 'Younger teammates inspire me with their enthusiasm' - Jo Pavey

    Reuters

    A group of athletes in Rio has found the secret to enhanced performance and it has nothing to do with doping. It's called aging - a process by which athletes grow wiser, more focused and go on to win medals and hearts at the Olympics.

    Jo Pavey at Olympics. Pic: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

    The elder set at the Rio Games is resetting the bar at these Olympics and turning over the hackneyed idea that high-level competition is a young man's or woman's game.

    Britain's Jo Pavey, 42 and a mother-of-two, became her country's first runner to compete in five Olympics, though she did not win a medal. She said: "There are a lot of people who are half my age in the team. They inspire me with their enthusiasm."

  15. Warning after three seen swimming in rough seas at night

    West Briton

    Coastguards have issued a warning after three people were seen "swimming" in the dark at Pendennis Point in Falmouth during strong winds and big waves.

  16. BreakingCoach crash deaths: Driver jailed for five years

    Leigh Rundle

    BBC Spotlight

    A coach driver who killed two women as a result of a road crash in Cornwall has been sentenced to five years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

    Coach crash

    Martin Chun, 59, from Whitestone, near Exeter, was driving a coach with 51 passengers on board on an Age Concern trip when it crashed on a steep hill near Looe in Cornwall in May 2014. He was found guilty of charges earlier at Truro Crown Court.

    As well as being jailed for causing death by dangerous driving, he was also sentenced to serve two years for causing serious injury by dangerous driving, to run concurrently; and banned from driving for four years.

    Chun had denied causing the deaths of Margaret Luxton, 59, and 68-year-old Carol Muldoon.

  17. Lifeboat crew rescues same person three times in four days

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    It's emerged the Looe lifeboat crew was called out three times to rescue the same person within four days.

    The RNLI said that "a young lady" called for help last Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    The call-outs involved the woman being cut off by the tide on a beach in East Looe "at tea time" on Thursday, and again being cut off by the tide at Port Nadler beach at about 11:50 on Friday.

    The RNLI said that, after the third incident, she was given a "comprehensive safety briefing" by coastguards.

  18. Coach crash deaths: Verdict 'doesn't help me'

    Leigh Rundle

    BBC Spotlight

    The husband of a victim of a coach crash says the driver being found guilty of killing his wife "doesn't help me".

    Coach crash

    Martin Chun (pictured), 59, from Whitestone, near Exeter, was found guilty at Truro Crown Court of causing death by dangerous driving. His coach, with 51 passengers on board, was on an Age Concern trip when it crashed on a steep hill near Looe in Cornwall in May 2014. 

    He had denied causing the deaths of Margaret Luxton, 59, and 68-year-old Carol Muldoon.

    Martin Chun

    Richard Luxton said after the verdict: "All we wanted out of this was justice. Me and my family have never borne any malice towards Martin Chun. At least this will give us some sort of closure, but it doesn't help me - I still have to go home to an empty house."