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Summary

  1. Honeymooner falls 15ft from faulty guest house balcony
  2. Projects supporting rape and sexual abuse victims and people with mental health issues are on a list of services that could have their NHS funding axed
  3. Cornwall will get EU millions back says Labour
  4. Hairdressers across Cornwall could face a £20,000 fine for offering their clients a glass of wine or beer while they have their hair done
  5. Up to 700 new jobs are expected to be based at The Ship in Plymouth
  6. Conservationists find a significant rise in the number of sites with the tree disease, ash dieback in the South West
  7. Updates on Monday 26 September

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Morris

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon and Cornwall for today, we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday 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 with news through the night on your Local Radio Station.

  2. Former PCSO in rape trial

    A former police community support officer (PCSO) has gone on trial at Truro Crown Court accused of the rape and sexual assault of two girls.

    Peter Bunyan, 43, previously worked as a PCSO in Camborne and Redruth.

    The jury was told that Mr Bunyan had previously been convicted in 2013 for misconduct in a public office.

    Mr Bunyan denies the charges. The trial continues.

  3. Latest travel in Devon and Cornwall: Incident on B3212 Pinhoe Road

    BBC Travel

    Cornwall: On the A30 westbound between Camborne and Connor Downs there are reports of slow moving traffic. 

    Devon: In Exeter B3212 Pinhoe Road around Vaughan Road we've got reports there's an incident.

    Cornwall: At Goonhavern on the A3075 Newquay Road there are temporary traffic lights due to sewer works. 

  4. Supporters give thousands to start Exeter mum's cancer treatment in Germany

    Exeter Express & Echo

    The campaign to fund cancer therapy for Exeter mum Kim Jenkins has reached the point that she can start treatment.  

  5. Honeymooner falls 15ft from faulty guest house balcony

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A man on his honeymoon survived a 15ft fall from a faulty guest house balcony in Falmouth.

    Matt Bullivant from Peterborough had just arrived at the Chellowdene guest house on Gyllyngvase Hill in September 2015 when the balcony he leant on collapsed and he fell to the ground. He was hospitalised with a laceration to his head and a shattered right hand.

    Matt Bullivant

    At Truro Magistrates Court today Troy and Julie McCann, the guest house owners, pleaded guilty to failing to maintain the balcony properly and were each ordered to pay fines of £4,000 with costs of £3,037.

  6. Devon and Cornwall Police special constable retires after 30 years of service

    A Devon and Cornwall Police special constable has retired after 30 years of service.

    Supt Ian Drummond Smith congratulated Andrew Duckham on Twitter for his service to the force.

    "What a remarkable achievement," he said. 

    View more on twitter
  7. First Bus investigating after double decker hits bridge

    First Bus has apologised for the inconvenience and traffic problems caused this morning when a bus hit a bridge on Lostwithiel road.

    The firm has started an investigation into why it happened.

    First Bus double decker after hitting bridge
    Quote Message: We advise bus operators well in advance of road or lane closures so that they can amend their routes where necessary and this particular incident appears to be a case of driver error. Lostwithiel Road has clear permanent signs in place advising of the low bridge and the bridge itself shows the height limit for vehicles. from Cornwall Council
    Cornwall Council
    Bridge on Lostwithiel Road
  8. Selection of gold jewellery taken from Devon property

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online

    A range of gold jewellery has been taken from a property in Devon.

    Police said a valuable gold charm bracelet holding numerous charms, a gold locket, two gold wedding rings, two gold necklaces and a gold ring set with an onyx stone were all taken from the home in Plympton St Maurice on 13 September.

    Officers investigating the burglary are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity or individuals in the Longcause area between 10:30 and 14:00.

  9. Weather forecast: Damp tonight, rain clearing tomorrow

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    Tonight there will be damp and cloudy with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle, but with winds easing later. Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F).

    Weather

    Tomorrow the rain and drizzle will clear during the afternoon to become dry and bright with some sunshine. Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F).

  10. Latest travel updates for Devon and Cornwall

    BBC Travel

    • In Exeter on Bridge Road a broken down lorry is causing delays
    • On the A30 around Fingle Glen we've got reports there are sheep on the road. Drivers are asked to approach with care
    • The A30 Indian Queens accident is now cleared
    • In Bodmin A38 Cooksland Road near the A389 Priory road there are temporary traffic lights due to roadworks and reports of delays
    • Davidstow the A39 is partially blocked near the A395 due to an accident

    Some advanced warning - Richmond Hill and Station Road, in Truro, will be closed for resurfacing overnight 19:00-07:00. Diversions will be put in place.

  11. Police appeal for missing man with links to South West

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online

    Concerns are growing for a Birmingham man who has not been seen since 12 September.

    Luke English, 40 from Quinton, has not made contact with his family and has links to Devon and Cornwall.

    View more on twitter

    Mr English is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall with a stocky build, bald and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a blue t-shirt.

  12. New lab to provide 80 jobs at Freshwater Quay in Brixham

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    More than 80 jobs are due to be created in Brixham over the next three years.

    Quay

    A new company Scymaris is relaunching the former Astra Zeneca Laboratory at Freshwater Quay.

    It's being backed by Plymouth University, which owns the site and Torbay Council.

    Torbay's Mayor Gordon Oliver says it builds on 65 years of local scientific excellence. The new company says it'll be meeting several potential customers in Germany next month.

  13. Have you seen missing Ralph Irwin?

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police are concerned for the health and welfare of 86-year-old Michael Ralph Irwin who has been missing from Combe Martin, Ilfracombe since about 10:00 today.

    Ralph Irwin

    Mr Irwin is white, 5'8" tall and of stocky build and is unshaven with unkempt white/grey short hair. He is thought to be driving a pale blue Vauxhall Meriva, registration number GL07 UFN.

    It is believed that he has two dogs with him, a collie cross and a border collie.

  14. Police appeal for witnesses after £1,800 worth of jewellery stolen

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses to a daytime burglary in Plympton St Maurice after "valuable jewellery" was taken.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said patio doors at the property were forced open between 10.30 and 14:00 on Tuesday, 13 September.

    Those responsible escaped with about £1,800 worth of jewellery plus a small amount of cash and tobacco.

  15. Search stood down after life raft and life jacket found

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Coastguards say they've stood down a search after a life raft and a life jacket washed up at Whitsand Bay near Plymouth.

    Whitsand

    No vessels have been reported missing or in trouble and the search was halted overnight.

  16. Hundreds of jobs ahoy in 'Ship' building revamp

    BBC Radio Devon

    Six hundred new jobs are coming to the "Glass Ship" building in Plymouth.

    Ship

    French-owned company Sitel has signed a 10-year deal to set up a call centre there.

    It will also house an enterprise hub, with trampoline and climbing attractions at the back of the building where newspapers used to be printed.