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Summary

  1. Man, 46, killed in Plymouth road crash
  2. Murder victim's family press probation for answers
  3. West Ham praise fans for helping shot supporter in Antigua
  4. Drink-driving: Father's warning on 20th Christmas without children who died in crash
  5. Money and 'extremely dangerous drugs' stolen from vets
  6. Dartmoor National Park 'losing hundreds of thousands in government funding'
  7. Scuba divers get royal honour after tracing 60 shipwrecks
  8. Updates on Friday 30 December 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Ross Poldark in a tin bath wins

    What was your TV moment of 2016?

    The snakes chasing the baby iguana in Planet Earth 2? Ed Balls doing Gangnam Style on Strictly?

    For the second year in a row a scene featuring Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark has topped the Radio Times poll.

    Ross Poldark

    This time he's been rewarded for appearing in a tin bath. Last year it was his topless scything that topped the poll.

  3. Weather forecasts for the rest of the day

    BBC Weather

    • Truro - light cloud and where the skies are clear, some mist will form this evening. May be some drizzle over the moors overnight.
    Truro weather
    • Plymouth - light cloud this afternoon. There will be some clear spells tonight and a fair amount of cloud. It will be largely dry.
    Plymouth weather
    • Exeter - some mist expected this evening. It should stay dry and frost free though
    Exeter weather
  4. Kittens dumped in freezing conditions

    Hannah Stacey

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    These kittens were found abandoned in a cardboard box in Penzance last night.

    The RSPCA have named the duo Bubble and Squeak.

    They're thought to be four months old and were discovered at midnight in an underpass near the A30.

    The charity says the kittens are in good condition, despite their ordeal.

    Two kittens, Bubble and Squeak
  5. Big numbers increase at hospital A&E

    Hannah Stacey

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    There have been 25% more people turning up at Cornwall's only accident and emergency department in Treliske this week than expected.

    The Royal Cornwall Hospital's Trust says flu and norovirus haven't posed too much of a problem.

    RCHT sign

    The clinical director for emergency medicine, Toby Slade, says the trust, like many others, is struggling with the number of elderly patients that are not able to be discharged from hospital.

    He urges people to collect relatives as soon as possible and to think carefully about alternative sources of care like minor injury units, GP's and pharmacies.

  6. Falmouth police swanning around

    A Falmouth police officer nearly apprehended two local "trouble makers" this afternoon.

    PCSO Crowther (s)wan-ted to question the suspects, but they are thought to have flown from the scene.

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  7. Letter of thanks for fire volunteers

    A senior fire officer in Cornwall has posted a letter of appreciation sent into the fire service online.

    It's from somebody who's friend was helped out by two unnamed volunteer fire officers last weekend when they became ill and were waiting for an ambulance.

    Mark Hewitt, Area Manager with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, tweeted a picture of the letter - let's hope the message reaches them.

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  8. Twin sisters celebrate Christmas babies

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Twin sisters are celebrating the birth of their babies within hours of each other on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    Ashleigh and Kelly
    Image caption: Ashleigh and Kelly found out they were pregnant within days of each other

    Kelly Ackrill and Ashleigh Davidson, 28, from Ivybridge in Devon, had due dates two weeks apart in January.

  9. Clothes free Ross Poldark tops TV poll again

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A scene featuring Ross Poldark in a tin bath has topped a poll of the biggest television moments of 2016.

    Poldark in a tin bath

    It's the second year in a row that Aiden Turner, who plays the lead character in Poldark, has topped the Radio Times poll.

    Last year it was his topless scything that took the spoils.

    We're sure this repeated success has absolutely nothing to do with his lack of clothes.

  10. Latest travel: St Austell road blocked and Heathrow delays

    BBC Travel

    • The A390 Holmbush Road in St Austell is partially blocked near the Mount Charles Roundabout due to an accident
    • On the A30 westbound between Bolventor and Temple there's slow moving traffic
    • In Exeter on Rydon Lane at the junction with Russell Way the traffic lights have failed
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    And further afield, a Heathrow airport spokesperson says: "Heavy fog has been affecting flights at Heathrow today, leading to delays and some cancellations: If you are due to travel, please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport.

    "Our first priority is the safety of passengers and we're very sorry that the weather has caused disruption to people's journeys."

  11. Woman wanted after Torquay assault

    Police want help identifying a woman in connection with an assault in Torquay on Tuesday evening.

    The incident happened at about 20:10 between two women on St Marychurch Road near to the junction with Fore Street.

    The 20-year-old local victim was punched in the face and dragged to the pavement causing bruising to her head.

    Police would to identify the woman pictured. She's described as a white female, 5ft 6in tall, slim build, early twenties with shoulder length brown hair with highlights.

    She was wearing a long sleeved purple dress with black leggings. It is believed that she had a London / South East accent.

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  12. Antigua shooting victim 'could be home in the next few days'

    Alison Johns, BBC Radio Devon

    A Devon man who was shot during an armed raid in Antigua could be home in the UK in the next few days after a £90,000 fundraising target was reached. 

    Christopher Tester, 37, from Torquay is in a stable condition in hospital in Guadeloupe after he was wounded at a restaurant on Christmas Day. 

    His friends and family say he needs an air ambulance which has the equipment to care for him all the way back to the UK.

    Christopher Tester
  13. M5 blocked in Somerset

    BBC Travel

    If you're heading out of the region this could cause you delays.

    The M5 is blocked and there's queuing traffic northbound between J20, B3133 (Clevedon) and J19, A369 (Portishead), because of a police incident. 

    There's congestion to J21, A370 (Weston-Super-Mare).  

  14. Dartmoor and Exmoor lose £2m funding

    BBC Spotlight

    Dartmoor and Exmoor have lost more than £2m in government funding over the past five years, it has emerged.

    Table

    The Campaign for National Parks said that since 2010, Dartmoor had reduced its staff by 35% and various parks had cut bus services transporting people to the attractions.

    Chief Executive Fiona Howie said: "If we want the parks to inspire current and future generations we need to make sure they receive the resources necessary for them to be maintained and, ideally, enhanced."

    A Defra spokeswoman said: "We are committed to helping them thrive, which is why we have protected their budgets to 2020, committing over £350m for English National Parks, AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and public forests."