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Summary

  1. Paddleboards used in flooded Fowey
  2. Fatal Exeter fire 'thought to be accident'
  3. 'Dead deer left on doorstep' of woman campaigning against badger cull
  4. Theresa May says the government will continue to invest in Cornwall
  5. Councillors agree to ask the government for £200m to pay for North Devon Link Road upgrade
  6. Two gerbils dumped with rubbish in Newquay
  7. Updates on Wednesday 12 October 2016

Live Reporting

By Claire Jones

All times stated are UK

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  1. Local Live in Devon & Cornwall

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    That's it for Local Live today, we'll be back with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

    Don't forget, you can catch all the latest headlines on BBC One at 18:30 tonight.

  2. Man left with 'extensive swelling and bruising' after attack, say police

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old man was assaulted by two or more men in Plymouth, police have told BBC News.

    The attack happened at 03:20 on 6 October. It is believed that the man was walking on his own, having left Oceana Nightclub, and was heading towards North Hill.

    The victim was taken to Derriford Hospital where he was treated for extensive swelling and bruising to his face.

  3. Blundering workers paint 'No Entpy' markings on Plymouth road

    Plymouth Herald

    Freshly painted road markings on a Plymouth street have left people scratching their heads due to an obvious misspelling.

  4. Weather for the South West

    BBC Weather

    Here's a look at the weather for this evening...

    South West weather chart.
  5. RSPCA appeal to the public after gerbils dumped in a bin

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    RSPCA animal welfare officer Felicity Cross said: “This is an extremely sad incident, one of the gerbils was barely alive and the other was already decomposing.

    Gerbil

     “We would like to speak to anyone who recognises these gerbils or who has information about how they came to be left here.”

     Anyone with information can ring the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

  6. Live from Tavistock Goose Fair

    BBC Radio Devon

    It's Tavistock Goose Fair today. 

    The buying and selling of livestock before the festive season always takes place on the second Wednesday in October. 

    The tradition dates back to the 12th Century and now attracts around 25,000 visitors.

    View more on twitter
  7. Latest travel in Devon and Cornwall: Accident on the B3314

    BBC Travel

    Devon: In Paignton there are reports of an incident on the A380 Marldon Way near the Preston Downs Roundabout

    Cornwall: At Bodieve there are reports of an accident on the B3314 near the turn for Bodieve Holiday Park

    Cornwall: On the A30 in Fraddon one lane is closed in both directions because a lorry crashed with the central reservation. Delay in the area

  8. Two gerbils dumped with rubbish in Newquay

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    The RSPCA was called after a man found a gerbil cage dumped with rubbish bins in Newquay.

    The two gerbils were inside, one barely alive and the other sadly already dead.

    Gerbil

    There was no food or water with the animals and there was a towel on top of the cages.

    The live gerbil has been taken into RSPCA care where he is being looked after, but staff said it was very skinny and unwell.

  9. BreakingFatal fire 'thought to be accident'

    Simon Hall, Home Affairs Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    A fire in Devon in which a man died is thought to be an accident, police say.

    Sources involved in the investigation have told the BBC it’s likely a cigarette was the cause. 

    The emergency services were called to Coombe Street, Exeter at 17:00 on Sunday.

    The body of a 47-year-old man was discovered in a flat at Turnworth Court. His family have been informed.

    The police are preparing a file for the coroner. 

    Turnworth Court
  10. Eustice suggests MPs should not have a vote on the government's Brexit negotiating strategy

    The Daily Politics

    A Cornish MP has suggested that MPs should not have a vote on the government's Brexit negotiating strategy before Article 50 is triggered.

    George Eustice, the Conservative MP for Camborne and Redruth, was asked on Daily Politics if parliament would get a vote on the broad parameters of the government's negotiating position in the Brexit talks.

    The Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said it was a matter for "the executive".

    George Eustice

    Mr Eustice, who campaigned for Leave in the EU Referendum, said: "This is a huge negotiation and you have to be clear about where the role for the executive lies.

    "My view is that the decision to trigger Article 50 and the negotiations that come thereafter are an issue for the executive. But there will be lots of parliamentary scrutiny leading up to it."

  11. Public consultation announced for major A30 dual carriageway investment in Cornwall

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    Residents are urged to have their say on the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross improvement scheme in Cornwall during a series of consultation events this month.

    A30

    A consultation is being held on plans to transform the single carriageway between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross - one of the last bottlenecks in Cornwall - into a dual carriageway.

    The improvement to the 8.7-mile stretch is part of a £2bn package to turn the A303, A30 and A358 corridor into an expressway to the South West.

  12. Circuit trip results in power cut for 2,500 households

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Almost 2,500 households in Penryn lost power this morning after a trip on the circuit serving St Thomas Street and Saracen Way. 

    Western Power Distribution says it restored energy supplies to 1,776 customers by 11:00 - and is working to get the remaining customers back on supply.

  13. Ed's Easy Diner restaurants set to close

    Press Association

    A total of 26 Ed's Easy Diner restaurants will close across the UK following a pre-packaged sale of the brand to Giraffe Concepts.

    The restaurant in Plymouth Drake Circus is set to close.

    Nearly 400 jobs will be cut across Ed's Easy Diner locations. 

    Rob Croxen, partner at administrator KPMG, said: "Our immediate priority in the coming days will be to liaise with those employees who have been affected by redundancy and ensure that in addition to receiving all back pay owed, they are provided with any assistance they need."