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Summary

  1. Devon and Cornwall Police is the 17th force to announce an investigation into claims of child sexual abuse in football
  2. Bored pensioner Joe Bartley lands job after work plea
  3. 'Cold case' reviews close seven cases in Devon and Cornwall
  4. Stadium for Cornwall: Legal challenge to retail development is thrown out
  5. Reindeer handlers defend use of animals in Christmas parade
  6. Organ donation campaigner dies aged 27
  7. Updates on Thursday 1 December 2016

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  1. Thanks for joining us at BBC Local Live

    Sian Davies

    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. Reports of child sexual abuse in football made to Devon and Cornwall Police

    BBC News UK

    Devon and Cornwall Police says it will investigate after it was approached in relation to allegations of child sexual abuse in football

    The force says "following ongoing and widespread publicity surrounding allegations of child sexual abuse within football, many forces across the country have received reports of allegations and information on this matter".

    It's urging victims of any form of abuse to get in touch.

    Det Insp Andrea Kingdon, from the Public Protection Unit, said victims "will be believed".

  3. A30 eastbound: Four vehicle crash

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Four vehicles have collided on the A30 Eastbound at Chybucca.

    Crews from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at 17:10.

    They say firefighters are making the vehicles safe, administering first aid and assisting the police.

  4. Organ donor group praises tireless campaigner

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    Quote Message: Our thoughts go out to Stu, Linda and all Kirstie’s family and friends at this tragic time. Kirstie was a fighter who tried to live her life to the fullest while also working tirelessly to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and organ donation." from Sally Johnson Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant
    Sally JohnsonDirector of Organ Donation and Transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant
    Kirstie Tancock

    Kirstie Tancock, 27, died in a "peaceful and pain free" way.

    Ms Johnson said: "Two selfless families donated their loved one’s organs at a time which would have been extremely hard for them.

    "The two lung transplants Kirstie received enabled her to do things that people take for granted and gave her five more precious years with her family.

    "Unfortunately, some patients will never get the transplant they need as a shortage of donors mean many people die before they can receive a life-saving transplant."

    She urged people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register online or by ringing 0300 123 23 23.

  5. Weather: Patchy frost and fog are likely

    BBC Weather

    A mainly dry but cloudier night will follow but with some clear spells at times.

    Some patchy frost and fog is likely to form in any prolonged clear spells. Minimum Temperature: -2C (28F).

    Weather map

    Most places will be dry, but with a little patchy drizzle possible at times, especially over higher ground such as Dartmoor.

    Some brighter spells are also likely and the winds will be light. Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F).

  6. Cold case crimes solved date back as far as 1983

    Simon Hall, Home Affairs Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    Criminals who committed serious offences decades ago are being warned they haven't escaped justice, after seven historical cases in Devon and Cornwall were solved using advances in science.

    Cold case

    The crimes solved include rape and the serious sexual assault of girls as young as 11. They date back as far as 1983.

    Advances in science mean DNA profiles can now be isolated from smaller or lower quality samples of evidence.

  7. Organ transplant campaigner dies

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Transplant campaigner Kirstie Tancock who had two double lung transplants has died.

    The 27-year-old was born with cystic fibrosis, but became a personal trainer, and fitness pole dancing, aerial hoop and silks instructor.

    Her family thanked the two donors who "gave her the extra five amazing years with us".

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    Video caption: Organ donation campaigner Kirstie Tancock dies
  8. The view from Padstow

    A shipping boat and its mirror image feature in this picture from popular busker and entertainer Andy the Crooner - taken on a break from the Padstow Christmas Festival

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  9. Devon and Cornwall Police to investigate claims of child sexual abuse in football

    BBC News UK

    Devon and Cornwall Police says it has been approached in relation to allegations of child sexual abuse in football as hundreds of reports are investigated across the country.

    Det Insp Andrea Kingdon said: "We would like to reassure any victim of any form of abuse that if you find the courage to come forward to us, that you will be believed and you will supported.

    "Do not suffer the burden of abuse in silence."

    People wishing to report abuse can contact the police on 101, 101@dc.police.uk, and the NSPCC on 0800 023 2642 or via their website.

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  10. Dance on the ceiling in the comfort of your own home

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    Lionel Richie’s show at this summer’s Eden Sessions is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

    The show includes classic tracks such as Hello, Dancing on the Ceiling and All Night Long.

    Lionel Richie
  11. Fog warning from Met Office

    The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of heavy fog overnight in the south west.

    A spokesman said: "Areas of fog, which have not cleared in some areas during Thursday, will become thicker and more extensive this evening.

    "Patches of dense, freezing fog will then affect some areas through the rest of the night, although probably more restricted to parts of south west England by Friday morning."

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  12. Dumper truck inquest: Vehicle should not have been used

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The inquest in Truro into a contractor who died after getting trapped under a dumper truck has heard the vehicle involved should not have been used in that particular type of work as it was not registered to go on a public road.

    John Sweeney, 45, from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, was part of a team working to dig trenches and lay cables for BT fibre optic broadband on The Lizard when he died.

  13. Accused feared he 'would be next'

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A man accused of killing David Alderson,72, at a disused Cornish mine in 2014 has been telling Truro Crown Court he saw another man do it.

    Kevin Cooper of Poldory Way, Carharrack told the jury he saw co-defendant Trewen Kevern, of Tresillian Road, Falmouth hit Mr Alderson over the back of the head with a large spanner.

    He said Mr Kevern then drowned him by putting his foot on the back of Mr Alderson's head while his face was in a pond.

    Wheal Maid
    Image caption: David Alderson was found dead, face down in a pond at Wheal Maid near Bissoe

    Mr Cooper said he didn't intervene because "I know what sort of a temper he's got and he had a spanner of that size in his hands".

    Both men deny the murder. The retrial continues.

  14. Reindeer in Truro parade 'very relaxed'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Organisers have defended the use of reindeers in a Christmas procession in Truro last night.

    The animal rights campaign group Peta says reindeer shouldn't be used as props for Christmas festivities.

    Reindeer parade

    Andy Probert was supervising the event last night: "These reindeer are part of the only free ranging herd in the UK. They live in their natural habitat.

    "They are very used to seeing people - they associate us with food. and as you can see from the reindeer that's stood behind me, they are so relaxed."

  15. Students urged to think again on newspaper ban

    The Guardian

    Think again Plymouth students: don't ban newspapers from your campus - says The Guardian's Roy Greenslade.

    According to a report in the Plymouth Herald, the decision to ban three newspapers was taken by the executive council of the University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU).

    Plymouth
  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A379 Devon both ways

    BBC Travel

    A379 Devon both ways severe accident, near Fordens Lane.

    A379 Devon - A379 Teignmouth Road in Holcombe blocked and the traffic is building up near The Smugglers Inn, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for: