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Summary

  1. Royal Marine from Devon charged with terrorism offences
  2. A former lay preacher has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a boy he met through his work with the church
  3. A holidaymaker checking his sat-nav wrecked his camper van after he failed to see a low bridge sign
  4. School at centre of whistleblowing allegations delays opening
  5. Woman suffers life changing injuries after being hit by a van in Falmouth, police say
  6. Royal visit to the Isles of Scilly delayed because of fog, as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprise Eden visitors
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Rachael Thorn

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  1. Our live coverage

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon & Cornwall for today, we'll be back on Monday  to bring you all the day's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Don't miss BBC Spotlight at 18:30 and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

  2. Rain and strong winds on Saturday

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    BBC Weather

    There will be some heavy outbreaks of rain and strong winds developing during the morning. Eventually turning drier through the evening.

    Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F)

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  3. Latest headlines for Devon and Cornwall

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    • Royal Marine from Devon charged with terrorism offences
    • Former lay preacher guilty of indecently assaulting boy
    • Holidaymaker drives camper van into bridge
    • Woman suffers life changing injuries after being hit by a van in Falmouth
    • Royal visit to the Isles of Scilly delayed because of fog, as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprise Eden visitors
  4. Bishop apologises after sex preacher is found guilty

    The Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, apologised "unreservedly" to a man who was sexually abused as a child by former lay preacher Jeremy Dowling, 78.

    At Truro Crown Court Dowling was found guilty of indecently assaulting a 10-year-old boy he met through the church in the 1970s and jailed for eight years.

    Jeremy Dowling
  5. Ukip defeat to Lib Dems in Cornwall by-election

    Press Association

    Ukip were defeated at the hands of the Lib Dems in a by-election in the Four Lanes division of Cornwall Council prompted by the resignation of a Ukip councillor.

    The Lib Dems had not contested the ward in the 2013 elections but pushed Ukip into last place with their win this time. Voting was: LD 300, Ind 144, C 128, Lab 125, Mebyon Kernow 111, Ukip 57. 

  6. Bacon left outside Islamic centre in race hate incident

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A packet of bacon and a "religiously offensive" message was left outside the Torbay Islamic Centre, police said.

    Devon and Cornwall Police would like to speak with the man pictured in connection with the incident on 12 August.

    Man wanted in connection with race hate incident
  7. Marine accused of manufacturing explosives for terror offences

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    A Royal Marine from Devon has been charged with terror offences including manufacturing explosives, making devices and storing them in barrels in hides in England and Northern Ireland.

    Maxwell

    Ciaran Maxwell, aged 30, was arrested in Somerset last week after searches in Larne and Devon.

    He has been charged with one offence of terrorism, one of fraud and one of possessing cannabis. He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court.

  8. Kate and William meet a baby dinousaur at the Eden Project

    Kate and William meet a dinosaur

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met a baby dinosaur as they surprised tourists when they visited the Eden Project today.

    Kate and William were greeted by the puppet after foggy weather forced them to delay their trip to the Isles of Scilly this morning.

    The couple clung to umbrellas as they battled the rain while surveying the enormous biomes in Cornwall.

    Kate and William in the rain
  9. 'Invaluable' creche for parents with mental health issues to close

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    An "invaluable" creche at a treatment centre in Exeter for parents with mental health problems is set to close.

    creche

    Budget cuts mean childcare could stop at Compass House, which is used by parents being treated for issues such as postnatal depression.

    Parent Talya Bagwell said: "It was invaluable. It meant that I could attend the appointments. If you take away that creche you are effectively denying access to those services for a number of women especially at a time when they are vulnerable."

  10. Marine Ciaran Maxwell to appear in London court on terror charge

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    A Royal Marine from Devon has been charged with terror offences and will appear at a London court.

    Ciaran Maxwell

    Ciaran Maxwell, 30, has been charged with one offence of terrorism, one of possession of cannabis and one of fraud.

    He was arrested in Somerset last week after searches in Larne and Devon. His arrest was understood to be connected to the discovery of two arms dumps in County Antrim earlier this year.

  11. BreakingChurch preacher jailed for eight years for indecent assault on boy

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    A former lay church preacher has been jailed for eight years after he was found guilty of indecently assaulting a 10-year-old boy he met through his church in the 1970s.

    Jeremy Dowling, aged 78, had denied six counts of indecent assault on a child and two counts of gross indecency with a child.

    Judge Simon Carr, at Truro Crown Court, said Dowling's victim "had attended the church for guidance and help and what he found was you".

    "You enjoyed the risk of being able to control someone to that extent," the judge said.

  12. Royal Marine charged with one offence of terrorism, one of possession of cannabis and one of fraud

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    A serving member of the Royal Marines from Devon has been charged with terror offences.

    Maxwell

    Ciarán Maxwell, 30, has been charged with one offence of terrorism, one of possession of cannabis and one of fraud.  

    His arrest was understood to be connected to the discovery of two arms dumps in County Antrim earlier this year.

    He is charged with manufacturing explosives, making devices and storing them in barrels in hides in England and Northern Ireland.

  13. Royal surprise: Kate and William drop into the Eden Project

    Press Association

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have surprised tourists at Cornwall's Eden Project by making a last-minute trip to the popular attraction.

    Kate and William at Eden Project

    William and Kate had planned to fly to the Isles of Scilly this morning but foggy conditions around Land's End forced them to delay their trip.

    The royal couple were given a guided tour as visitors wandered around the venue, famed for its hexagonal-panelled biomes filled with plants and trees from across the globe.

  14. BreakingRoyal Marine charged with terrorism offences

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    A serving member of the Royal Marines has been charged with terrorism offences. 

    Ciarán Maxwell

    Ciaran Maxwell, 30, from Exminster, Devon, was arrested on 24 August in Somerset by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's Counter Terrorism Command  as part of an investigation into Northern Ireland-related terrorism.  

  15. BreakingChurch preacher guilty of indecent assault on boy

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    A former lay preacher has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a boy he met through his work with the church.

    Jeremy Dowling, 78, carried out the assaults on the 10-year-old boy who he met in 1973 at St Michaels Church at Budehaven.

    The victim, now in his fifties, says he went to the police after reading news reports last year that Dowling had been convicted of indecently assaulting boys at a private school where he worked as a teacher in the 1960s. 

    Dowling is already serving a seven year jail sentence for these offences. He had denied six counts of indecent assault on a child and two counts of gross indecency with a child.