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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 at 08:00 on Wednesday 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. Fire service get letter of thanks

    Firefighters in west Cornwall have received a letter of thanks for helping a woman who had a heart attack on Christmas Day.

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  3. Tresco bar boss 'had row at party' before he went missing

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    A holiday island bar manager had been in an argument with a group of Polish workers at a party on the night he went missing, an inquest has heard.

    Josh Clayton

    The body of Josh Clayton, 23, from Taunton, was found on rocks near Tresco in the Scilly Isles following an eight-day search. 

    Party-goer Leroy Thomas said he saw Mr Clayton "ranting and raving" and saying he was going to kill himself.

    Mr Clayton's family broke down in tears at the inquest in Plymouth.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A38 Cornwall eastbound

    BBC Travel

    A38 Cornwall eastbound severe disruption, between The Halfway House and Trago Mills.

    A38 Cornwall - A38 Glynn Valley in Middle Taphouse blocked and slow traffic eastbound between The Halfway House junction and the Trago Mills junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  5. Dog walker attacked in Plympton

    A woman was attacked by a man who emerged from bushes in Plympton and tried to drag her back in.

    Police say it happened between 17:15 and 17:25 on Monday 9 January within the grounds of Saltram House, and would like to talk to anyone with information.

    The woman is in her 30s and was walking a dog at the time.

    She fought off the attacker, described as white, 5ft 7in tall and of slim build, who then ran off in the direction of Chelson Meadow.

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  6. Eight live grenades found in Plymouth road

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    One of the main roads in Plymouth is closed after eight unexploded grenades were discovered by road workers.


    The phosphorous grenades were found on the northbound car of the A386 Tavistock Road opposite Pizza Hut.

    The road has been closed in both directions and police and emergency services have evacuated homes and business in the area and a 100m cordon is in place.

    The Royal Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is at the scene.

  7. Weather: Some outbreaks of rain and rising winds

    BBC Weather

    It'll be mostly dry this evening, although we'll see thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain and drizzle moving south-eastwards tonight, with strengthening winds, particularly around exposed windward coasts and hills, such as Bodmin, Dartmoor and Exmoor.

    It will be a mild night under the cloud. Minimum Temperature: 7C (45F).

    Weather map

    After a mild start on Wednesday, light rain will clear by the afternoon, with colder and brighter weather developing.

    It will feel colder in the blustery north-westerly winds. Maximum Temperature: 11C (52F).

  8. Night-run at National Trust site

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    There is a new challenge in store for people who don't find running difficult enough already.

    The National Trust site at Trelissick in Cornwall is holding its first night-run event at the end of the month with a choice of 3km or 6.75km routes.

    Expect fluorescent Lycra and head-torches in abundance.

  9. Will the dredging of Falmouth harbour be approved in 2017?

    Cornwall Live

    This really is everything you wanted to know about the 16-year history of the fight to dredge the harbour in Falmouth.

  10. Appeal for money to repair Killerton roof

    Richard Green

    BBC Radio Devon

    Killerton House near Exeter, looked after by the National Trust, has launched a major fundraising campaign to plug the holes in its leaking roof.

    About £100,000 is needed to help pay for work due to start in late February to prevent the threat of water damage to the house and collection, which includes a unique Trust fashion collection.

    Damaged roof

    The money raised will also go towards carrying out work to conserve the roof over the house, exterior walls, windows, chimneys and parapets.

  11. Tour of Britain generates more than £4m for Devon's economy

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    More than 250,000 people lined the county’s streets and roads to watch the Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain last September, according to an independent report.

    It reveals that despite the wet weather the Devon Stage of the competition attracted more spectators than the previous 2014 stage and generated more than £4.26m for Devon’s economy.

    Tour of Britain

    Crowds lined the 150km (93miles) route starting in Sidmouth and taking in town's including Ottery St Mary, Honiton, Tiverton, Crediton, Moretonhampstead, Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey before finishing at Haytor.

    And in what was a major international showcase for the county, the report says that 425,000 people watched the Devon Stage live on TV.

  12. Developer apologises for problems on new estate

    Kirk England

    BBC Radio Devon

    People who've bought homes on a brand new estate in Devon say their complaints about problems with their properties have either been ignored or not sorted quickly enough.

    Some residents at Batheway Fields in North Tawton say their homes haven't been finished properly and claim their complaints have been ignored by the developer.

    From unfinished kitchens to problems with wooden floors, BBC Radio Devon has been told that almost a year after moving in, some problems still haven't been sorted.

    Developer, Wain Homes has apologised.

  13. South West pupils get £44 budget cut

    BBC News England

    Each student in Devon and Cornwall has seen their education budget cut by £44 this year.

    The figures - which have been adjusted for inflation - form part of an investigation by BBC News on the increasing cost of education in England.


    While the average spend per pupil has dropped by £37 across England for the current school year, government spending has increased by £60m.

    A higher number of pupils - fuelled by high fertility rates and immigration - means less money is spent on each pupil.

    In 2012 the fertility rate for England and Wales hit its highest level since 1973 and the 725,000 children born in that year are now entering the education system for the first time.

  14. Woman racially abused in Plymouth park

    A woman was allegedly racially abused while walking her dog in a Plymouth park.

    Police say another woman, who was sitting on a bench, is reported to have used racially abusive language towards her in Freedom Fields Park, just before 14:00 on Thursday 5 January.

    Freedom Fields Park

    They'd like to hear from anyone with information.

    A 43-year-old woman has been arrested and released on police bail.

  15. Marine zones being "rushed through"

    A consultation over plans to extend England's network of protected marine areas is being "rushed through" and poorly communicated, MPs have been told. 

    The government wants to create another 48 Marine Conservation Zones in the third and final wave of allocations, including some in the South West.

    But marine experts have told a committee of MPs that the consultation is badly presented - and not enough time is being set aside.  

  16. BreakingPlymouth delays due to 'hand grenades'

    BBC Travel

    • In Plymouth on Tavistock Road at the Derriford Roundabout delays should be expected due to roadworks and the discovery of some 'hand grenades.'  
    • In Combe Martin on the A399 High Street near Bowling Green Lane we've got reports of an incident.
    • On the M5 heading between Exeter and Cullompton there are reports of an incident.
    • Advance Warning - For people travelling from Plymouth on the A38 towards Exeter between Forder Valley and Deep Lane it will be closed between 8pm-6am for resurfacing with diversions in place.