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Summary

  1. Exeter-based Flybe says CEO has stepped down
  2. 'Millions of pounds missed' as households fail to switch energy supplier
  3. Man had 'several fractures to eye socket, jaw and cheekbone after assault'
  4. Missing Rolex turns up after 18 years
  5. Marble 'used to smash shop door' in £100,000 burglary
  6. Calls for government to commit to longer-term funding for restorative justice services
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Anna Varle

All times stated are UK

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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 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. Yellow warning of fog overnight for Devon and Cornwall

    Quote Message: Patches of fog are likely to form in rural areas during Wednesday evening, becoming more widespread and locally dense overnight and at first on Thursday morning. Please be aware that low visibility could lead to extended journey times and difficult driving conditions in places. Visibilities will be very variable, but as low as 50-100 metres in places. from Met Office
    Met Office
  3. Drug-addict neighbour from hell blocks entrance to family's Bodmin flat with heaps of rubbish

    The Cornishman

    A young couple in Bodmin are demanding to be re-housed because they can no longer cope with their "neighbour from hell." Cornwall Council says it is doing what it can to help.

  4. SW workers '£32 a week worse off than before financial crash'

    Alison Johns, BBC Radio Devon

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that workers in the South West are still £32 a week worse off than they were before the financial crash, according to the South West Trades Union Congress (TUC). 

    Figures published today, show that in 2016 real wages in the region were 5.9% below their 2008 level. 

    The TUC says with inflation predicted to overtake wage growth next year it's worried that another living standards crisis is on the horizon.

    Sterling
  5. Proposals for new residents’ parking schemes in Cornwall

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    Cornwall Council has said it has begun conversations with residents and shopkeepers about proposals for new residents’ parking schemes.

    In all seven districts Bude, Falmouth and Penryn, Newquay, Penzance and Newlyn, St Ives, Truro and Wadebridge, maps are now being published setting out exactly which streets are inside the possible new Residents’ Parking Zones.

    Cllr Bert Biscoe, said: “By changing the way we finance the overall scheme we’re able to reduce the price of parking permits in Residents’ Parking Zones to £50 (second permits will be £75)."

  6. Halloween treats at Paignton Zoo

    An elephant at Paignton Zoo has been treated to a pumpkin for Halloween.

    But from the look of this picture it doesn't seem the surprise lasted long!

    Email us with your favourite Halloween treats!

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  7. GP surgery rated as outstanding by CQC

    Alison Johns, BBC Radio Devon

    A Devon GP surgery has been rated outstanding by the health regulator.

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the service provided by the Blackdown Practice in Hemyock is exceptional. 

    It inspected the surgery in June and says it works closely with the local community to plan how services can better meet the needs of patients.

  8. Horse sanctuary owner was "overwhelmed"

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A woman who was "devoted" to horses became "overwhelmed" when she ran the Second Chance Horse Rescue Centre from her home at St Day, Cornwall and the neglect of these animals led to her conviction.

    Kevin Withey, prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA in the case against Roberta Cleere, 39, said there had been "medium to long-term neglect".

    Cleere was previously found guilty of four counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced by Truro Magistrates to 100 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £1,250 in costs.  

    Beau the Shetland cob
  9. 'Home alone' boy "crying for mummy"

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    A boy with learning difficulties who was left 'home alone' by social worker parents was found lying on the sofa "asking for mummy", a court heard.

    Child

    The Devon couple, who had gone up to London the same evening, admitted neglecting the 10-year-old boy who had the abilities of a seven year old. 

    They were sentenced to a 12 month community order to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. 

    Since the 2015 incident the couple's son had been taken temporarily into care and now splits his time between them, the couple had split, both had lost their jobs and they were having to sell their house, Exeter magistrates were told.

  10. Social workers left son 'home alone'

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Social workers left their son who has learning difficulties 'home alone' as they took a trip to London, a court heard.

    Exeter Magistrates

    Now they have "lost everything - their son, their home, their jobs", Exeter magistrates were told. 

    The Devon couple, both aged 50, admitted neglecting the 10-year-old boy who had the abilities of a seven year old.

    They were sentenced to a 12 month community order to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.  

  11. Horse sanctuary owner neglected animals

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A horse sanctuary owner found guilty of cruelty to animals has been ordered to carry out unpaid work. 

    Horses in the care of Roberta Cleere, 39, from St Day, Cornwall were found emaciated and with injuries left untreated. 

    Cleere was previously found guilty of four counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay 1,250 in costs.

    Horse
  12. Devon and Cornwall Police raise awareness of identity fraud

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    Devon and Cornwall Police have been tweeting today to raise awareness of identity fraud.

    Officers have encouraged people to "keep passwords secret" and "use three random words to create a password".

    You can see the tweets here and here.

  13. A reminder to watch out for those rogue traders

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Trading standards are warning people about some rogue tradesmen who appear to be targeting vulnerable people in Cornwall. 

    They've had calls from both the public and the police about a firm offering cheap driveways in St Tudy and there's also concern about some roofers saying they can jet wash moss off roofs.

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  14. Fight to save St Ives hospital steps up

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The fight to save Edward Hain Hospital in St Ives has been boosted by the news that the great-grandson of the Cornish shipping magnate who founded it - is fronting a fundraising campaign with his band. 

    St Ives

    The hospital's league of friends says £650,000 is needed to complete urgent building works with just a small part likely to come from the NHS.

  15. Flybe announces 'it's time for a new boss'

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    Flybe has announced it believes it's time for a new chief executive to lead the next phase of the company's development.

    flybe

    CEO, Saad Hammad, who has been with Flybe for three years, has stepped down by mutual consent.

    Mr Hammad said; "I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last three years with a major turnaround in Flybe. Now is the right time for me to move on to a fresh challenge."

    The airline said both "the board and Saad believe it is time for a new chief executive officer to lead the next phase of Flybe's long-term development".

  16. Latest travel in Devon and Cornwall: Broken-down vehicle near M5 Junction 30

    BBC Travel

    Devon: In Exeter one lane is blocked and traffic is slow due to a broken down vehicle near the M5 Junction 30 on the roundabout

    Cornwall: At Land's End Airport, Skybus flights to and from the Isles of Scilly are now running with delays due to earlier fog

    Devon: On Dartmouth Road traffic is queuing due to roadworks. Expect delays of over one hour. Avoid area if possible

  17. Group rescued from wooden boat stuck in mud

    Alison Johns, BBC Radio Devon

    Three men and one woman have been rescued from a wooden boat stuck in mud.

    Firefighters, the coastguard and the RNLI lifeboat were sent to an area close to Sharpham Point at about 19:30 last night. 

    The group, who were aged between 61 and 81, were brought ashore unhurt using inflatable walkways.