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  1. Events held across the region to mark Armistice Day
  2. Missing boy Arthur Heeler-Frood told his mum 'don't worry'
  3. Councils look to follow in second homes move
  4. Repairs to historic Dartmoor castle stopped
  5. Hidden Bronze Age settlement being revealed
  6. Second title for Jiu Jitsu champion
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Victoria Gould

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Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday 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.

#walkwithwalnut goes global

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

Dog owners from across the country, and the world who can't make it to Cornwall to #walkwithwalnut promise to head out in solidarity.

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Latest weather: Rain later, heavy at times

BBC Weather

Tonight rain will arrive in the late evening and continue for the rest of the night.

It will be heavy at times, and accompanied by strong winds. Minimum Temperature: 8C (46F).

Weather map

Tomorrow will be dull and damp in the morning, and some rain will linger into the afternoon over in east Devon but will brighten up later.

Sunny spells and lighter winds will make it feel milder. Maximum Temperature: 14C (57F).

Restaurant chain Carluccio's pulls out of Truro

Cornwall Live

Upmarket Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's has pulled out of plans to open its first Cornish restaurant in Truro.

Latest headlines for Devon and Cornwall

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

  • The last words of missing 15-year-old boy Arthur Heeler-Frood to his mum were 'don't worry'
  • Councils in the south west look to follow St Ives by including a second homes ban in local plans
  • A hidden Bronze Age settlement on Dartmoor is being revealed beneath the bracken
  • Events are held across the region to mark Armistice Day

Plymouth man involved in high-speed Alps race which saw two friends die

Plymouth Herald

A Plymouth man was involved in a high-speed race in the Austrian Alps which saw two friends die after they were thrown from their car, an inquest has heard.

Second career for second row

Andy Birkett

BBC News Online

Exeter Chiefs player Damian Welch has been revealing his talents as an artist, hoping it may lead to a second career as a tattooist.

Damien Welch drawing

The 18-stone second row started drawing as a child and recently took it up again, sketching his team mates.

The 34-year-old hopes to get an apprenticeship with a tattoo artist and start a new career when the time comes to hang up his boots.

Looe landslide inquest: 'You could float down to town'

Christine Butler

BBC Radio Cornwall

The jury at the inquest into the death of Susan Norman has been hearing more details about the weather conditions in Looe on the night before she died.

Susan Norman was crushed to death while she slept when a landslide hit her flat on 22 March 2013.

Ron Lundy, who lives on the road directly above the flat where Susan Norman lived, told the jury: "Had you a boat you could float down to the town".

The inquest has already heard Looe was experiencing some of the heaviest rainfall it had ever seen.

The inquest continues.

AFC Wimbledon winger joins Torquay

BBC Sport

National League side Torquay United sign winger David Fitzpatrick on a 28-day loan deal from AFC Wimbledon.

David Fitzpatrick
Rex Features

The 21-year-old former QPR youngster, who joins a side 18th in the table, has made 11 appearances for the Dons since signing for them in September 2014.  

Work starts to reveal Bronze Age settlement

Sophie Pierce

BBC Radio Devon

Volunteers have begun a five-year project to clear vegetation covering an important Bronze Age settlement on Dartmoor.

The village, which consists of five houses and a pound wall, is believed to be about 3,000 years old.

Volunteers clearing site

Andy Crabb an archaeologist for Dartmoor National Park says the ancient settlers who lived there would have been "governed by the time of year, moving livestock around the landscape according to the season".

School children form human poppy

BBC Radio Cornwall

One hundred and fifty school children from Cornwall have formed a human poppy to show their respect for the fallen.

The children from Mullion Community Primary school were photographed by the crew of a Sea King helicopter which was passing overhead.

Children form human poppy
RNAS Culdrose

Speaking on BBC Radio Cornwall 10-year-old Ella who took part in the memorial said: "We did it so we could remember all the soldiers in the war.

"We've learned about the soldiers that gave their lives for their country, that lots of them were really young."

Looe landslide inquest: Water high enough to wash over sandbags

Christine Butler

BBC Radio Cornwall

The jury at the inquest into the death of Susan Norman has been shown a video of the weather conditions in the town the night before she died. 

Susan Norman was crushed to death in her bed when a landslide hit her flat on 22 March 2013.  

The recording showed the volume and level of surface water running down St Martin's Road, directly above the flat where she lived.

The jury heard that the water was high enough to be washing over sandbags placed on the road 6in high.

The inquest continues.

12,000 people removed from Cornwall's housing register

BBC Radio Cornwall

A review of Cornwall's social housing register has seen about 12,000 applicants taken off the waiting list.

Cornwall Housing has reviewed the accounts of every applicant who hasn't logged into the allocation system for more than a year.

Those who didn't get in touch when they were asked to say they wanted to stay on the register have been removed from the list.

When the review started there were more than 30,000 applicants waiting for homes, that's now been cut down to 18,500.

Fire crew rescue 90-year-old man stuck in lift

Torquay Herald Express

A 90-year-old man who was stuck in a lift in Teignmouth was rescued by the fire service on Thursday evening.

A fire engine from Teignmouth was sent to a property in Dawlish Road at 6.59pm.

Famous faces support #walkwithwalnut

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

Support is continuing to grow for Walnut the whippet's final walk along Porth beach in Newquay this weekend.

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Fire in Boots store

BBC Radio Devon

Fire crews have been sent to the Boots store in Plymstock after a fire broke out.

Crews were called to the Broadway at about 11:30 to reports of a fire in a light fitting.

The fire was put out by crews who were wearing breathing apparatus.

Walking the SW Coastal Path


As explorer Paul Rose sets off on the walk of a lifetime - the 630 miles of the South West Coastal Path - get a glimpse of his journey as he discovers wildlife, wild traditions and wild adventure.

Paul Rose discovers the treasures of the South West Coastal Path

Four arrests after Newquay drugs raids

Cornwall Live

Four people were arrested in the Newquay area yesterday after a series of drugs raids by police.

A 29-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and class B drugs, and a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering at a property on Calshot Close in St Columb Minor.

Missing boy told mum 'don't worry'

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

A missing teenager who was "bored of his life" told his mum "don't worry" the day he ran away from home.

Arthur Heeler-Frood
Heeler-Frood family

Arthur Heeler-Frood, 15, has been missing from his family home in Axminster, Devon, for more than two months.

As he left for school on his bike on 6 September, he said "don't worry mum, I've got my fluorescent [vest]".

Excellent bathing water at 10 Torbay beaches

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

Ten of Torbay's 15 beaches continue to meet the highest European bathing water standards, according to the district council.

The water quality results have just been released and of the other five beaches four were classed as good, and one, Paignton Sands as sufficient.

Oddicombe beach

Torbay’s Mayor Gordon Oliver said: “I’m delighted to see that Torbay has been awarded these excellent results for the 2016 bathing season. By working in partnership with South West Water and the Environment Agency we are continuing to build on the high standards we have set ourselves."

Electronic signs have been put up at Goodrington Beach and Torre Abbey to provide visitors with up to date bathing water quality information and daily forecasts. The sign, provided by Defra, gives the day’s quality prediction each morning during the bathing season.

Second title for Jiu Jitsu champion

BBC Radio Cornwall

A martial arts expert who lives and trains in Cornwall has won the World Jiu Jitsu championships in California. Brazilian born Raphael Dos Santos, from Newquay, snatched the title for the second time.

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He now hopes to bring more people from Cornwall into the sport in his academy in Pool near Redruth.

Rame Peninsula looks to ban new second homes

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

A community in south east Cornwall has followed St Ives and included a ban on new build properties being sold as second homes in its local plan.

Rame Peninsula has a higher percentage of second homes than St Ives, according to statistics. 

The group behind the plan says its headline policy is to allow new builds to be sold as primary residences only.

The plan has now been formally submitted to Cornwall Council.

Whitsand Bay

Biker fined for pulling wheelie on zebra crossing

Exeter Express & Echo

An Exeter biker was fined and given points for pulling a wheelie on a zebra crossing before a pedestrian had reached the pavement.

Andrew Matthews, of Birdall Terrace, lifted the front wheel of his Yamaha 450 before a pedestrian had exited the crossing on Queen Street, a court heard.

Man in court over deaths of St Ives pensioners

BBC News Scotland

A man is to stand trial accused of killing two pensioners from Cornwall in a head-on crash in North Lanarkshire.

Sandy Hamilton is accused of causing the deaths of Giovanni Coppolaro, 85, and his wife Maria, 83, on the A73 Carlisle Road, Newhouse, on July 27, last year.

Newquay martial arts expert wins world title

BBC Radio Cornwall

A martial arts expert who lives and train in Cornwall has won the World Jiu Jitsu championship in California. 

Brazilian born Raphael Dos Santos, from Newquay snatched the title for the second time. 

He is now hoping to get more people from Cornwall involved in the sport.  

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Search for local hero to switch on Christmas lights

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

After two celebrities pulled out of switching on Plymouth's Christmas lights the city is now looking for a local hero to do the honours.

X Factor star Sam Bailey has had to pull out of the event because of contractual obligations, she'd stepped in after Coronation Street star Shayne Ward announced he wasn't able to make it.

There's just one week to go until the big day, so now Plymouth City Council and Plymouth City Centre Company are looking for nominations from the public.

Plymouth city centre manager Jon Walton says they want to find their "own local celebrity who can flick the switch".

Chiefs hope for Campagnaro impact

BBC Sport

Exeter hope centre Michele Campagnaro takes his Italy form into club rugby, says skills coach Ricky Pellow.

Michele Campagnaro
Rex Features

The 23-year-old will play his first match of the season in Sunday's Anglo-Welsh Cup game against Cardiff after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Mass food fight as children 'run riot' at school in headteacher's absence

Plymouth Herald

Children are 'running riot' at a Devon school during the absence of its headteacher, with dozens of children standing on dining tables during a mass food fight, a staff member has claimed.

Wreaths laid as region remembers war dead

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

Wreaths have been laid at war memorials across the South West as people remember those have who lost their lives in conflict.

A service for the fallen was held at Higher Cemetery in Exeter.

War memorial Higher Cemetery in Exeter

While in Truro veterans bowed their heads as they paid their respects. 

Veterans mark the two minutes silence

D-Day veteran surprised with France's highest honour

BBC Spotlight

The moment a 100-year-old was D-Day veteran was surprised by the Honorary French Consul, Alain Sibiril.

Great-grandfather Verdun Hayes, from north Devon, has been awarded the Legion d'honneur, France's highest decoration.

Verdun Hayes presented with the Legion D'honneur

People across the region fall silent for Armistice Day

BBC Radio Cornwall

Residents from across the region have joined veterans to observe a two-minute silence.

Among them were people gathered at the war memorial in Truro to pay their respects.

Veterans in Truro
Parade at war memorial

Two-minute silence observed across the region

BBC Spotlight

A two-minute silence has been observed across Devon and Cornwall - including a service for the fallen at Higher Cemetery in Exeter.

Higher Cemetery in Exeter

People in Truro gather for the Act of Remembrance

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

People gather in Truro for Act of Remembrance
Truro war memorial

'The bombs were raining down like confetti'

BBC Radio Cornwall

As people across the South West prepare to take part in the Act of Remembrance one World War Two veteran has been sharing his memories.

Poppy wreath

Stanley Chapel, 95, from Camborne said there were many times when he thought he wasn't going to survive.

He said when lying in a slit trench and looking up he "could see the bombs coming down like confetti and you think gosh that ones coming right for you and you would get a tingling sensation in your mouth, the adrenaline would be flowing, that was really terrifying."

Stanley Chapel

White van driver hands number to woman, at 70mph on M5

Plymouth Herald

A white van driver has been filmed handing his phone number to a girl in a car, while driving at 70mph on the M5 near Exeter. 

The video shows the driver winding down his window to hand over his business card to an 18-year-old in a car in the next lane. 

Mobile phone misery in South Devon

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

People living in twin estuary villages in South Devon are fuming after being without mobile phone coverage for the last month. 

It's not the first time it's has happened in Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers. 

Villagers say they can't get an explanation from the mast operator EE. They say the firm keeps coming up with different excuses for the problem.

EE says trees are causing an obstruction between masts but they can't be pruned until they're completely dormant early in the New Year.

St Ives second homes ban could be adopted across Cornwall

Victoria Gould

BBC News Online

More councils across Cornwall look set to follow the example set by St Ives and ban new build houses from being sold as second homes.

It's after a judge ruled the referendum that took place in the town earlier this year was lawful.

St Ives
Visit Cornwall

Noisy Truro night work follows massive power cut

Cornwall Live

A massive power cut yesterday in Truro which forced shops to shut and other traders unable to operate could be responsible for leaving up to half of the city on generators and a noisy night for residents.

School children in Cornwall pay tribute

With a little help from the RNAS Culdrose the children at Mullion Community Primary School have been doing their bit to mark Armistice Day. 

This photograph was taken by 849 Squadron at the naval air base as they headed out to their satellite airfield at Predannack. 

Children making a poppy
RNAS Culdrose

Devon and Cornwall travel update

BBC Travel

  • In Cornwall there are reports of an accident on Tregonissey Road near Trelawney Road in St Austell
  • In Devon the accident on the A38 Parkway at Marsh Mills has now been cleared
  • In Plympton reports of a crash on the A38 the Deep Lane Junction
  • On Magdalen Road in Exeter there are reports of a collision on Magdalen Road between Western Way and Fore Street
  • There are reports of an incident on King's Road near City College Devonport