Torbay Council has reminded residents to "recycle as much paper and card as you can" over the Christmas and New Year period, including wrapping paper.
The announcement comes after Exeter residents were told not to put "low quality" Christmas wrapping paper in recycling bins, with the city council saying it was too time consuming and expensive to separate it from better quality paper.
North Devon is also refusing wrapping paper, while most other councils across the South West won't take sparkly, plastic, or metallic paper.
Torquay United takeover: 'Relief the club is saved'
A 91-year-old woman dies after a car crash in Barnstaple on Saturday night
A renewed appeal is made to find missing Newquay man Chad Gibson a year after his disappearance
A man appears in court charged with murder after the discovery of a body at a flat in Plymouth
Torquay United Football Club are taken over by Swindon-based Gaming International
The dumping of excess fish from ring nets is described as "not illegal, but not something we want to see happening" by the Marine Conservation Society after large numbers of small fish wash up on Cornish beaches
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group lodges an objection to reinstate a helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly
Community award-winning landlady viciously assaulted in Camborne
It will be staying cloudy with occasional outbreaks of patchy rain at first tonight, but this becoming more persistent as a rain band moves east during the latter half of the night. Minimum temperature: 6C (43F).
Bright at first on Wednesday, before a further band of rain, perhaps heavy at times, follows from the west, with clearer weather then spreading in towards evening. Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).
World War Two Normandy veterans awarded Legion d'Honneur
The Legion d'Honneur is the highest military and civil decoration in France.
The French government said in 2014 it wanted to recognise the selfless acts of heroism and determination displayed by all surviving veterans of the D-Day landings, and of the wider campaigns to liberate France in 1944, by awarding people involved with the honour.
Human cannonball death: Matthew Cranch 'a genuine guy'
A human cannonball stuntman who died because a safety net malfunctioned was "a genuine guy", his family said after the company he worked for was fined over safety breaches.
Matthew Cranch (pictured), 24, from Newquay, died during Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show at the Kent County Showground in April 2011. In court in Maidstone, Scott May, 40, of Higher Bosavern, St Just, near Penzance, and the company Stunts UK Ltd admitted failing to ensure the safety of workers at the event.
Matthew's family - his mother, Pauline; his father, Michael; and older sister Elena said the case was "about getting justice for Matthew. It has always been about that".
They added: "Matthew was a ‘free spirit’, who truly was a genuine guy. He brought to the world a kindness, gentleness, sensitivity, fairness and incredible sense of humour, an unforgettable smile and the very best of big hugs... the loss of our son is a matter we can never accept or recover from."
Estate agent slammed Range Rover into garden wall at 4am while charging mobile phone
A Devon estate agent crashed his Range Rover into a county council van and destroyed a wall in the middle of the night, a court heard.
'Disregard for life' of fish
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An artist who was on Marazion Beach when thousands of dead fish washed ashore has given her reaction to the fact they were dumped legally by ring netters who had caught more than they could handle.
Katrina Slack said: "The safety of fishermen is an absolute priority but my initial thoughts on ring netting are it demonstrates completely our utter disregard for life and our total irresponsibility towards any other species other than our own.
"Surely this situation should be avoided in the first place by using smaller nets that are not going to endanger a fishing boat and its crew."
The fish are sometimes released as a safety measure by fishermen if they feel the boat is in danger of being pulled down by the weight.
Chad Gibson: Description of man missing for more than a year
Police have reissued a description of a missing man from Newquay a year on from his disappearance in a renewed appeal to try to trace him.
Thirty-two-year-old Chad Gibson was last seen in Fore Street in the town at about 18:00 on 19 December 2015. He had been in St Austell earlier that day. His mother has offered a reward of £2,000 for information about his whereabouts.
He is described as:
6ft 2in tall
Of athletic build, with brown eyes, short black hair, a black goatee beard. He may be unshaven
Has a tattoo on the left side of his neck saying "ANNAI"
Has a scar from his right wrist to his elbow
Was last seen wearing a sky-blue hooded top, with a full frontal white zip and stitching; a denim blue shirt, dark denim jeans, and blue and beige shoes styled like ankle boots
He has links to St Austell, Newquay and the wider Cornwall area
Dumping excess fish 'not illegal' as large numbers wash up
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The dumping of excess fish from ring nets has been described as "not illegal, but not something we want to see happening" by the Marine Conservation Society.
There have been two incidents this month of large numbers of small fish washing up on Cornish beaches.
The most likely cause is ring netters catching too many fish and so having to release some from the bottom of the nets, causing them to die, experts have told the BBC.
Simon Cadman from the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority said: "This is not good in any respect and fishermen, like anybody else, don't want to see this amount of fish ending up as seagull fodder".
"We are talking to them about what has gone wrong to try and stop it happening again."
Hero dog has his day in rescue operation
BBC Radio Cornwall
A dog which works with Cornwall Search & Rescue Team has been praised for his part in finding a missing woman in dense undergrowth in Falmouth.
Blitz was involved in a search for a 51-year-old woman on Sunday night who had gone missing in the Swanpool area of Falmouth. She was taken to hospital in a critical condition with significant injuries after Blitz located her.
The team said: "Once again this demonstrates the importance of our search dogs, making the months and years of training so worthwhile."
Government cash to build houses in areas with high levels of second home ownership
Guidelines published in January say men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week - equivalent to six pints of average strength beer or seven glasses of wine - in order to keep their health risks low.
In Cornwall alone, there are an estimated 84,000 binge drinkers and nearly 5,000 dependent drinkers. Campaigners said the national cost to the NHS and the economy runs into the billions.
Man in court charged with GBH following alleged stabbing in Penryn
Human cannonball death: 'Safety net not properly set'
A mechanism which triggered the release of the safety net in a human cannonball act was not properly set, resulting in the death of a stuntman, a court heard.
Stuntman Matthew Cranch (pictured), 24, from Newquay, died after sustaining multiple injuries when the net intended to break his fall collapsed as he hurtled to the ground during Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show at the Kent County Showground in April 2011.
Scott May, 40, of Higher Bosavern, St Just, near Penzance, and the company Stunts UK Ltd admitted failing to ensure the safety of workers at the event.
At Maidstone Crown Court, company director May was given a 12-month community order. Stunts UK Ltd was fined £100,000.
Traffic lights fail in St Austell
Traffic lights on the A390 in St Austell have failed at Cromwell Road and Porthpean Road. Approach with care.
Donald Trump's Cadillac is being stored in a Westcountry workshop
The truck, which was loaded with steel beams, veered into the market at 20:14 local time (19:14 GMT), one of its busiest times, crashing through wooden huts and stands packed with tourists and locals. Twelve people were killed and 48 injured.
Former BBC Radio Cornwall reporter Emma Rushton, was drinking mulled wine with a friend at the market. She said: "I think it was probably going at about 40mph.
"There are two main roads either side of the square [where the market was], the truck couldn't have accidentally just veered off. It was a horror ... in front of you."
Latest weather: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle
BBC Weather Forecaster
It'll be cloudy and rather damp, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle affecting many areas throughout the day. Cloud will also cover the hills at times, but towards evening it should become a little drier from the west. Light or moderate south to southeasterly winds will be occasionally fresh and veer to the west or southwest later. Maximum temperature: 10C (50F).
Further outbreaks of rain and drizzle will spread from the west during the evening, but it will clear to the east by morning with the cloud becoming more broken and some clear spells developing for a time. However, more rain returns to the southwest by dawn. The southwesterly winds will become strong for a time before veering to the west and easing. Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).
The deal ends months of speculation about the future of the Gulls, who were facing financial difficulties.
"I would like to take this opportunity of assuring everyone connected with and supporting the club that we will try our best to secure the club's long-term future," said GI head Clarke Osbourne.
The acquisition is subject to ratification by the National League.
Chad Gibson: Disappearance a year ago 'remains a mystery'
The disappearance of a man from Newquay more than a year ago "remains a mystery despite extensive enquiries to locate him", police say.
Chad Gibson was last seen in Fore Street in the town at about 18:00 on 19 December 2015. He had been in St Austell earlier that day. His mother has offered a reward of £2,000 for information about his whereabouts.
Det Con Ben Morris, from St Austell Police Station, said: "This has been an extremely difficult and distressing year for Sharon [his mother] and the rest of his family; more so that Christmas is fast approaching ... Chad if you read this, please get in touch."
A new counselling service has been launched for 16 to 24 year olds with cancer in Cornwall.
A clinical psychologist is being funded by a local charity, Larf, to form part of the teenage and young adult team at the newly-opened Cove MacMillan Cancer Support Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.
Larf Cornwall was set up in memory of Cornish teens Lauren and Rosie, who both died from the disease.
Thirty-seven-year-old Karl Bunster (pictured), from Hastings, was last seen in Mann Street in the town on 17 December last year. Ben Walton, 48, and Stacey McClymont, 28, both of Cowick Hill, Exeter, went on trial charged with murdering him.
Jurors were discharged on Monday and a retrial ordered at Croydon Crown Court.
A project which hopes to create a new mountain bike trail centre in Cornwall has successfully raised enough funds to carry out a feasibility study, organisers say.
Those behind Bikepark Cornwall, proposed for a site near Bodmin, said £6,000 required for the study was secured via a crowdfunding campaign, which raised £2,261 from 120 supporters, and private investors.
Woman, 91, dies in crash
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A 91-year-old woman involved in a crash in Barnstaple on Saturday night has died, police have confirmed.
Devon and Cornwall Police said Margaret Pine was a passenger in the Daihatsu Move car whcih crashed into a brick wall in thick fog shortly after 10pm.
She died in the early hours of this morning. The other two women, aged 76 and 85 and both from Barnstaple, remain in hospital.
Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall
A show boss has been given a 12-month community order over the death of a man from Newquay during a "human cannonball" stunt at one of his events.
A man has been charged with murder after the discovery of a body at a flat in Plymouth at the weekend
Police arrest and bail a man and a woman on suspicion of theft of pay and display parking machines across Devon and Cornwall
Cornwall is to get nearly £2m of government money to help people with disabilities live more independently
BreakingHuman cannonball stunt boss given community order
Reporter, BBC South East Today
Company director Scott May has been given a 12-month community order after the death of a 'human cannonball' stuntman at a daredevil show in Kent.
Matthew Cranch, 24, from Cornwall, died when a safety net collapsed during Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show in Kent, in 2011.
Stunts UK Ltd has been fined £100,000.
Mr Cranch's family say they will never be able to accept or recover from his loss.
Severe disruption: A39 Cornwall both ways
A39 Cornwall both ways severe disruption, near Chapel Street.
A39 Cornwall - A39 Fore Street in Camelford blocked and queuing traffic in both directions near the Chapel Street junction, because of an incident.
A man charged with murder over the discovery of a body at a flat in Plymouth has appeared before city magistrates.
The body of Gary Miller was found in the property in Union Street on Saturday.
A 35-year-old local man has been committed to Crown Court for trial, and is due to make his first appearance on Wednesday.
New appeal following anniversary of Chad Gibson's disappearance
A renewed appeal has been made by police and the family of a man from Newquay who has been missing for more than a year.
Chad Gibson was last seen in Fore Street in the town at about 18:00 on 19 December 2015. At the time, police said his disappearance was "completely out of character" and extensive searches failed to locate him. His mother has offered a reward of £2,000 for information about his whereabouts.
Police said his family "remain extremely concerned for his welfare as they have had no contact with him since his disappearance".