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  1. Royal Marine Ciarán Maxwell pleads not guilty to drugs and fraud charges
  2. Speedway team 'devastated' after air fences slashed
  3. Police commissioner election expenses files sent to police
  4. Olympian Helen Glover brings her Rio gold medal home to Penzance for an open top bus tour
  5. Cornish tourism businesses celebrate Poldark’s return
  6. Brexit Britain - looking at the impact of 'that vote'
  7. Updates on Monday 5 September 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 muggy night and a cloudy Tuesday

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a cloudy night with a lot of low cloud, mist and fog forming once again. Some patchy drizzle is also possible, especially over higher ground such as Dartmoor.

    Very warm and muggy with temperatures remaining in the high teens in many places. Minimum temperature: 17C (63F).


    Mist and patchy fog may be slow to clear through Tuesday morning. It will be another fairly cloudy day, but mostly dry with a few cloud breaks

    It'll feel very warm and humid for most, especially in any sunshine. Maximum temperature: 22C (72F).

  3. Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    • The government is urged to protect the role of a neighbourhood police officer based in Hayle and St Ives, who is facing being moved to a desk-based job
    • Police say they are investigating "extensive damage" to inflatable safety fences at the track of Plymouth's speedway team
    • Changes are being made to out-of-hours GP services in Exminster because of "financial constraints", managers say
    • Cornwall Council says it will lobby the government over fears that hundreds of millions of pounds of development funding could fail to materialise
  4. Brexit fear for German tour operator in Cornwall

    BBC Inside Out

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    Video caption: A German tour operator in Cornwall fears for the future after Brexit

    A German tour operator in Cornwall fears for the future after Brexit. 

    Rudiger Wohlers has been organising coach trips for German tourists to Cornwall since 1998. He said Cornwall needs to put out the hand of friendship after the Brexit vote left Germans feeling they may not be welcome. 

    Watch more on this on Inside Out South West at 19:30 on BBC One.

  5. Tisdale joy at unlikely Exeter win

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has hailed his patched-up side after they got their first league win of the season at Colchester United.

    Paul Tisdale

    Club captain Jordan Moore-Taylor played despite not being fully fit while Luke Croll and Jack Stacey both made their debuts after joining on loan.

    "I didn't pick the team until 13:20 and I changed my mind again at 13:25," Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon. "I couldn't speak to them afterwards because I was so exhausted and drained. Other than saying thank you to them I didn't say much at the end, I was so exhausted," he added.

  6. Latest travel in Devon and Cornwall

    BBC Travel

    • In Cornwall, there's busy traffic on the A38 westbound, from Saltash, heading towards Tideford
    • There are reports of an accident in Lelant, on Tyringham Road, around St Ives Road
    • Between Devon and Cornwall, the A39 is blocked in both directions between Kilkhampton and Higher Clovelly due to an accident. Traffic is queueing
    • In Devon, there's very slow traffic on the A380 from Kingsteignton, heading towards Penn Inn
    • One lane is blocked on the A380 at Telegraph Hill, heading towards Newton Abbot, due to a broken-down vehicle
  7. 'UK's first six-star resort' at Crealy site seeks planning support from Cornwall

    West Briton

    Controversial plans for what is billed as Britain's "first six-star resort" to be built in conjunction with the old Crealy Adventure Park, between Wadebridge and St Columb, are due to reach a pivotal moment in the next few days when Cornwall Council officials have to declare for the first time if they support the project.

  8. Council to lobby government over possible lost EU funding

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall Council says it will lobby the government over fears that hundreds of millions of pounds of development funding could fail to materialise. 

    It has compiled a list of key infrastructure projects which it said could fall through the net due to Brexit and the government decision to only take over EU-funded projects which are signed off before this year's Autumn Statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond.

    Rail signalling upgrades, flood schemes and superfast broadband are among pipeline projects worth £226m listed in a council report.

  9. Out-of-hours doctors: 'Changes have to be made'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Changes are being made to out-of-hours GP services in part of east Devon because of "financial constraints", the head of the service says.

    Doctor. Pic: Getty Images

    From October, people in Exmouth will have to travel to Exeter - more than 10 miles away - for an appointment at evenings and weekends, or speak to a clinician via the 111 phone service. 

    Residents have criticised the move, and more than 1,200 people have signed a petition against the changes.

    Devon Doctors manager Justin Geddes said: "In an ideal world, we'd have loved to keep Exminister open. The reality of the matter is that the financial constraints that we are under are very, very tight, and in order to change the system to provide a service which is more effective and efficient for patients, changes have had to be made."

  10. Torquay can 'be a force' - Nicholson

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Torquay United boss Kevin Nicholson says his side can still be a force in the National League, despite only winning three games so far this season.

    Kevin Nicholson

    The Gulls, 16th in the table after eight games, were beaten 2-1 by Lincoln City on Saturday - their fourth loss of the campaign.

    "Hopefully they can see we beat Dover here and we've lost against Lincoln and should have won it," Nicholson said. "If they see that and take belief from it, then we'll be a force this year."

  11. Brexit 'not massively likely to have major impact on beach cleanliness'

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    Brexit is "not massively likely" to have a major impact on the cleanliness of the UK's beaches, a Plymouth-based professor says.

    Some environmentalists fear exiting the EU could leave Britain with filthy coastlines and smelly beaches.


    Stephen Fletcher, an associate professor in marine policy at Plymouth University, said existing independent bodies, such as the Marine Management Organisation, which already regulate marine activities and could be re-purposed to regulate bathing water.

    He said: "If we pull out of the EU it doesn't really matter; in a sense the UK Bathing Water Regulations (2013) still exist and it's not until they're repealed that there's likely to be a change in the way the beachscape is managed."

  12. Dangerous driver admits aiming car at group of men

    Torquay Herald Express

    ​A 21-year-old who drove his car into a group of men in Newton Abbot was only trying to scare them, a court has been told.

  13. Hospice 'goes extra mile', inspectors say

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A hospice in Cornwall has been rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

    Inspectors visited St Julia's Hospice in Hayle in May.

    In a report, they praised staff and said the service "truly went the extra mile to offer understanding, empathy and choices".

  14. There's oil (beetles) in that there Devon!

    BBC Radio 4

    The Living World

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    Video caption: Devon hosts four oil beetle species, one of which has only recently been rediscovered.

    Devon is a beautiful area of the British Isles, best known for cream teas than a county able to produce its own oil. But it is oil that brings Paul Evans to south Devon where, for this weeks' Living World he meets naturalist John Walters.

    Oil, though, is part of a fascinating defence mechanism and life cycle of the subject of this weeks' programme, that of the oil beetle.

  15. Recruitment of European nurses suspended: Analysis

    Jenny Walrond

    Health Correspondent, BBC Spotlight

    The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital is putting recruitment campaigns in Europe on hold, since the vote in favour of Brexit.

    But why are we so dependent on European nurses? 


    The demand for nursing staff has increased significantly in the last three-and-a-half years. There are more patients, they tend to be more ill, and so require more care. 

    Recommendations on safe staffing levels have also changed as a result of two reports following the Mid Staffordshire scandal. That’s led to nursing vacancies of around 9% and we don’t have enough nurses qualifying in the UK to fill the positions available.

  16. Truro lacks leadership - Hodges

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Truro City's lack of leadership on the pitch was exposed as they suffered their biggest home loss for a year, according to manager Lee Hodges.

    Truro City v East Thurrock United

    City lost 6-0 to East Thurrock United on Saturday to drop to fourth-from-bottom in National League South.

    "I'm looking for leaders and at the moment no-one seems to want to be a leader out there," Hodges said. "I can hear myself on the sidelines screaming and shouting, but I can't hear too many others doing that."

  17. Poldark: Season 2 begins

    BBC One

    Did you miss the return of Ross of Co last night? Catch up here with the BBC iPlayer.

    Ross prepares for his trial as Demelza and Elizabeth try to help his cause. George does everything in his power to harm Ross, Francis wrestles with his conscience, and Dwight clashes with an entitled heiress.

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  18. Latest travel in Devon and Cornwall

    BBC Travel

    • In Devon, on the A383 Ashburton Road in Newton Abbot, near Elmwood Avenue, there are reports of an incident
    • In Cornwall, there are temporary traffic lights for roadworks on the A3075 Newquay Road in Goonhavern. Traffic is slow in both directions
    • On the A30 between Temple and Millpool, there's a lane closure and a speed restriction of 40mph due to long-term roadworks. Traffic is reportedly slow westbound
  19. Police investigating 'extensive' vandalism of speedway track safety fences

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police have confirmed they are investigating "extensive damage ... caused to inflatable safety equipment at the trackside" of Plymouth's speedway team.

    Slashed speedway fences

    Air fences on bends at the Plymouth Devils' track were slashed over the weekend and race meetings cannot be held without them. The team is to borrow temporary replacements from Ipswich, but their own replacements are going to cost up to £20,000 to fix, the team said.

    Team manager Lee Trigger said: "It's very upsetting. It just makes us more determined to overcome these people that are minded to do this to us. In my book, I cannot see a reason why you would do this to anyone."