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Summary

  1. Woman hospitalised after getting trapped under horse box
  2. Man dies after being pulled from the water at Porth Beach
  3. Burglars have targeted a series of businesses and charities in Bude
  4. MP refused entry to meeting on future of hospital
  5. A GP says he's increasingly prescribing nutritional drinks to people who have become ill because they can't afford to eat
  6. A row has broken out between environmental campaigners in Exmouth and East Devon District Council over plans for a multimillion-pound scheme to redevelop part of the seafront
  7. Updates on Wednesday 28 September

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By Sian Davies

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 & Cornwall for today, we'll be back at 08:00 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. Football's shortest managerial reigns

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport looks back at some of the shortest managerial reigns in football, following Sam Allardyce's departure as England manager after just one match in charge.

    Among the names is Leroy Rosenior, whose exit from Plainmoor came only about 10 minutes into the job as the club's lead shareholder agreed to sell his majority stake.

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    Video caption: Football's shortest managerial reigns
  3. Watch as Penryn gears up to celebrate its 800th anniversary

    West Briton

    Penryn is celebrating its 800th anniversary with two very special weekends of unusual events, including a dazzling light and sound show, unruly mock mayor procession and huge theatrical performance. 

  4. Environment minister 'shocked' to find plastic pellets on Cornish beach

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Environment Minister George Eustice said he was "shocked" to find plastic pellets during a beach clean at Porthtowan beach yesterday.

    Pellets

    The pellets were found just a week after another beach clean where more than 4,000 smaller plastic pieces (2.5cm and smaller) were removed by 40 volunteers.    

    George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle and Minister of State for the Environment and Fisheries, said: "I was shocked to find a whole stream of plastic pellets on Porthtowan beach, and I’m glad that we have the opportunity to look at what can be done about this as part of the forthcoming consultation on microbeads."

  5. Woman hospitalised after getting trapped under horse box

    BBC Radio Devon

    A woman has been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after getting trapped under a horse box in woods near Plymouth.

    Horse box

    Fire crews had to winch the vehicle off her when they were called to a roadside track by Cann Woods at around 13:30.

    She is being treated at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

  6. Concerns raised over badgers on Exmouth seafront development

    BBC Spotlight

    A row has broken out between environmental campaigners in Exmouth and the local council over plans for a multimillion-pound scheme to redevelop part of the seafront.

    The campaigners are opposed to the scale of development and say they're worried some works may have already disturbed badgers on the site.

    The council says it has the correct permissions and has worked closely with Natural England to safely move the badgers.

  7. Weather forecast: Cloudy and damp throughout the evening

    BBC Weather

    It will stay cloudy and damp through the beginning of the night, with fog likely over high ground such as Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

    Towards dawn a band of rain will arrive from the north-west. The minimum temperature will be 14C (57F).

    Weather map

    The cloud and rain is likely to clear during the morning, followed by a dry and bright day.

    There will be some sunshine through the afternoon, but it will be feeling cooler and fresher outside. Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F).

  8. Spate of thefts as two French sailing training boats visit Isles of Scilly, police say

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Police on the Isles of Scilly have advised locals to keep charity boxes and honesty boxes secure after a spate of thefts.

    A statement from Isles of Scilly Police said: "Following a spate of thefts on St Martins, coinciding with the visit of two French sailing training vessels, we will be contacting the company to discuss how they supervise their passengers whilst ashore, whether the Isles of Scilly is the right place for such visits and explain the upset they have caused the victims."

    A further theft was reported on St Agnes as a charity box for the island's Medical Launch Trust was taken.

  9. People turned away from hospital closure meeting again

    John Henderson

    BBC Spotlight

    A second meeting about plans for the future of Paignton Community Hospital has seen people turned away again.

    This morning MP for Torbay Kevin Foster was among those turned away, but about 100 people were turned away from the 16:00 meeting due to a lack of room in the church hall.

    Campaigners have been holding a rally outside the hall.  

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  10. £1m approved to transform empty properties in Plymouth

    BBC Spotlight

    £1m has been approved to turn empty properties in Plymouth into houses for local people.

    Derelict house

    The city council says the money will enable them to redevelop eyesore derelict properties into 375 new dwellings.

    It's part of The Initiative for New Homes which has attracted national praise for good practice.

  11. Gergana Prodanova case: Man pleads not guilty to murder

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering his ex-partner Gergana Prodanova whose human remains were found at waste ground.

    Kostadin Kostov, 42, of Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter, appeared at Plymouth Crown Court to deny murdering the Bulgarian mother-of-three.

    Gergana Prodanova

    Ms Prodanova, who worked as a housekeeper, was last seen on Sidwell Street in Exeter on 4 August.

    A trial has been set for February 2017.

  12. Environment Minister joins charity for beach clean

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Environment Minister and local MP George Eustice joined the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) for a clean-up on Porthtowan beach yesterday.

    Beach clean

    As well as getting hands-on with the tidy up, Mr Eustice took the opportunity to thank volunteers who cleaned the beach last week as part of the nation-wide Great British Clean Up.

    George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, and Minister of State for the Environment and Fisheries said: “I was pleased to see the excellent work that members of the public put in to address the blight of marine litter."

  13. Emergency works on A39 after subsidence

    BBC Travel

    A temporary speed limit of 30mph is in place on a section of the A39 north of the Kea junction near Truro while emergency works are carried out to stabilise the road following subsidence to the northbound lane.

    The subsidence has been caused by the movement of the top of a cattle creep - a field-to-field access for the animals - running under the road.

    The work is expected to take 12 weeks to complete.

  14. Woman taken to hospital after being trapped under horse box

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    A woman has sustained serious leg injuries after becoming trapped under a horse box in Plymouth, South Western Ambulance Service has said. 

    Emergency services were called at 13:20 and sent a helicopter, doctor and crew to the scene at Fern Hill, Cann Woods, Plympton. 

    The woman has been taken to Derriford Hospital by land ambulance. 

  15. BreakingEmergency crews free woman trapped under horse box

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Emergency services have been working to free a woman who became trapped under a horse box, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has said.

    Firefighters were called at 13:30 close to Fern Hill, Cann Woods, Plympton, to reports of a woman trapped.

    Three fire appliances attended, two from Greenbank and one from Crownhill, and a winch was used to free the casualty.

    Police and ambulance crews also attended. The condition of the woman is not yet known.

  16. Two people cut off by tide rescued

    Jane Chandler

    BBC Spotlight

    Rescue

    Two people cut off by the tide near Porth, Newquay, have been rescued by the Coastguard helicopter.

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  17. Gas main punctured at building site

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Emergency gas engineers were called to Tavistock Road, in Launceston after a gas main was punctured on a building site.

    One fire crew from Launceston Community Fire Station has cordoned off an area around the main after being called at about 12:40.

    Firefighters are keeping people away from the site.