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Summary

  1. Man's body found: Police launch murder investigation
  2. --- Men, aged 24, 22 and 21 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody
  3. --- Officers were called to Truro Road just after 05:00
  4. --- Police are appealing for witnesses
  5. Josh Clayton inquest: Adjourned and suspended in light of new evidence as his family call for a fresh investigation
  6. Argyle fans urged not to go to Home Park because 'queues are so long'
  7. 'White smoke' seen from city site where eight grenades were found
  8. Rural communities 'disadvantaged' when caring for people with dementia, study finds
  9. Tickets for Plymouth Argyle's third-round replay against Liverpool at Home Park next Wednesday go on general sale today
  10. Updates on Wednesday 11 January 2017

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Swamped Argyle in plea to fans to come back for FA Cup tickets

BBC Radio Devon

Plymouth Argyle supporters, hoping to get their hands on tickets for the Pilgrims' FA Cup replay with Liverpool, are being urged not to go to Home Park, because the queues are too long.

Argyle
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Season ticket holders and club members were able to collect their tickets yesterday, with them going on wider release today.

The queues have been so long, some fans have been waiting inside the stadium.

In a statement on the club's official twitter feed, it asked supporters to wait until 09:00 tomorrow to go to the box office. The club has also suspended phone sales.

Jail smoking ban 'brings more hooch, drugs and harm'

BBC Radio Devon

A smoking ban at Channings Wood jail in Devon has led to an increase in illegal alcohol production, the widespread use of new psychoactive substances such as cannabis substitutes and also of serious incidents of self-harm says a report.

Knife
SPL

All these factors have added to the workload of the overstretched staff, says the Independent Monitoring Board.

It said there were also "widespread doubts" that a proposed increase in staff may be "adequate to restore safe and workable levels in the near future".

I beat anorexia and bulimia - by going vegan

Plymouth Herald

A lawyer has lifted the lid on how turning vegan "saved her life" after battling an eating disorder for many years.

Police appeal for mass brawl witnesses

BBC Radio Devon

Police in Exeter are asking for the public's help after a large-scale fight in the city centre last month.

Police car
BBC

The incident happened at 02:00 on New Year's Eve outside the NatWest Bank on the High Street.

A number of people were taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital following the disorder, including a 24-year-old man from Exeter with a suspected fractured eye socket and vertebrae.

Police believe that a number of people witnessed the fight and would like to hear from them.

Weather: Wet, wet, wet seems to sum it up

BBC Weather

Winds will remain brisk through the night but should tend to ease towards dawn.

After a dry evening for some, scattered showers will become more frequent overnight, particularly towards Penzance and Bideford and other western areas of both counties. Minimum Temperature: 5C (41F).

Weather map
BBC

Tomorrow will be a cloudy day with increasingly blustery winds.

Heavy rain will arrive from the west through the morning, possibly turning to snow at times, mainly during the afternoon and over higher ground.

Although it will turn drier towards the evening, there is the risk of further wintry showers. Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F).

Work begins on temporary bus stands in Exeter City Centre

BBC Radio Devon

Work has started on creating temporary bus stands in Exeter City Centre ahead of the redevelopment of the city's bus station.

The stands will be built on Sidwell Street and Paris Street and will be in use from the middle of March.

The brand new bus station is expected to open in the winter of 2018.

Work begins to transform a former dairy into a community space

BBC Spotlight

Work has begun to transform a former dairy, which has been derelict for almost a decade, into a community space providing jobs and affordable homes.

New community space
BBC

The Dairy Crest creamery in Totnes closed in 2007, taking with it 160 jobs. Now, a community group has taken over and has plans to breathe new life into the site.

Atmos Totnes will provide a hotel, affordable homes and employment space, which the group says will be run by the people for the people.

New community space
BBC

Hospital bed blocking increases by 31%

Miles Davis

BBC News Online

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has seen a sharp increase in the rates of hospital bed-blocking.

The Health and Wellbeing board, which brings together health and social care organisations, will hear at its meeting at County Hall tomorrow there was a 31% increase in delayed transfers of care - known as bed-blocking - in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from July to September 2016.

Data from Health and Wellbeing agenda
Cornwall Council

December was driest in Devon for 63 years

BBC Radio Devon

December 2016 was the driest in Devon for 63 years.

Devon and Cornwall received 45mm of rainfall, which is 33% of the long-term average and "exceptionally low" for the time of year.

Figures from the Environment Agency show that last month was also the fourth driest December on record.

University of Plymouth to open new school of nursing in Exeter

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

The University of Plymouth is opening a new school of nursing in Exeter.

Details of the site are currently being finalised, and the school is welcoming applications for BSc Adult Nursing for September 2017.

Plymouth University
BBC

Plymouth has run an adult nursing programme for more than 20 years, and the new school will accommodate about 100 of the 485 students who are expected to commence their studies in September 2017.

Professor Trish Livsey, executive dean of the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Plymouth, said: "We are still going through the tendering process for the building, but are thoroughly looking forward to welcoming our first new cohort to Exeter this September."

Severe accident: A3022 Devon both ways

BBC Travel

A3022 Devon both ways severe accident, between A385 Totnes Road and Hayes Road.

A3022 Devon - A3022 Totnes Road in Paignton blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between Tweenaway Cross and the Hayes Road junction, because of an accident.

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Police warn of a collision on the A38

Mental health charity 'facing a serious funding shortage'

BBC Radio Devon

A Devon mental health charity that encourages young people to find their own solutions to issues, says it's facing a serious funding shortage.

Ivybridge-based Emotional Logic was set up in 2003 by local GP Trevor Griffiths and equips people to deal with change and times of stress.

It works with parents and schools but relies on donations to keep going.

The charity says it will have to scale back its work in the next year if extra funds aren't found.

Why women should be proud to 'skate like a girl'

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Stef Nurding, a skateboarder from Plymouth, has appeared on BBC Three about why women should be proud to "skate like a girl".

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Latest weather: Turning colder through the week, with blustery winds today

Holly Green

BBC Weather

Scattered showers will become more frequent overnight.

Temperatures are expected to stay above freezing as cloud increases from the west through the course of the night. Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F).

Weather
BBC

Top name restaurants among those getting low hygiene scores in latest Exeter tests

Exeter Express & Echo

The latest food hygiene figures show almost 30 cafes, restaurants and takeaways in Exeter have been asked to improve their standards and have been issued with zero, one or two-star ratings.  

Josh Clayton inquest: Police 'not aware' of new evidence after inquest halted

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Police say they were unaware of new evidence which emerged at an inquest into the death of Isles of Scilly bar manager Josh Clayton.

Josh
Clayton family

The inquest was suspended after a witness said he saw Josh, 23, from Taunton, in a row with foreign workers at a party on Tresco before he disappeared in September 2015.

Devon and Cornwall Police said in a statement that "further investigations will be carried out as a result".  

Josh's family say they have "no confidence" in Devon and Cornwall Police and want a fresh investigation by a new force.

Latest travel: Truro Road closed

BBC Travel

  • In St Austell Truro Road is closed between Edgecombe Road & Park Road due to a police incident. Traffic is busy in the area
  • St Erth Praze Calais Road accident cleared
  • In Plymouth Citadel Road is partially blocked around Holyrood Place due to an incident
  • In St Erth Praze Calais Road is blocked both directions between Conker Road and Leedstown due to accident
  • In Plymouth on Citadel Road around Holyrood Place we've got reports there's an incident

Plymouth's Miller gets injury boost

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Plymouth Argyle defender Gary Miller could return before the end of the season after scans revealed he did not break his ankle against Liverpool.

The 29-year-old landed awkwardly after challenging for a header and was carried from the field on a stretcher.

Gary Miller
Rex Features

"He went for a scan and it is ankle ligament damage," manager Derek Adams told the club website.

"We're waiting on the results of how long it will take for him to get back to full fitness. There's a lot of swelling and a lot of bruising because of the impact. Hopefully, you can quickly recover from that."

'Ten dead dolphins found around Cornish coast in 10 days'

Julie Skentelbery

BBC Radio Cornwall

Josh Clayton inquest: Family have 'no confidence' in police probe

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

The family of an Isles of Scilly bar worker found dead have "no confidence" in the police investigation after the inquest was halted.

Clayton family
BBC

The inquest into the death of Josh, 23, from Taunton, was suspended after new evidence from witness Leroy Thomas emerged of an argument between Josh and foreign workers outside a party on Tresco before he disappeared in September 2015.

Josh's body was pulled from the sea 10 days later.

Tom Leeper, barrister for the Clayton family, said "erroneous assumptions" that Mr Clayton had not been involved in an altercation at the party, "have resulted in an inadequate investigation to date" and the family wanted a new investigation by another force.

Josh Clayton
BBC

Police barrister Andrew Waters said everyone who attended the party had been spoken to by officers and nobody had mentioned the altercation.

He said officers had spoken to Mr Thomas twice and the new account would have to be corroborated.  

St Austell murder probe: Police search for clues

BBC Spotlight

A murder investigation has been launched in St Austell after a body of a man was discovered in a park in Truro Road.

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'No grenades found' after 'white smoke' seen at explosion site

Clare Woodling

BBC Spotlight

No grenades have been found by emergency services after white smoke was seen at the site of where eight of the World War Two devices were found and destroyed yesterday.

The discovery on Tuesday - which caused traffic chaos as roads were closed around Tavistock Road - were found to be phosphorus grenades.

Police said: "The smoke [on Wednesday] is believed to have come from a re-ignition of the phosphorous residue following yesterday's controlled explosion.

"One outbound lane was closed on Tavistock Road and traffic was stopped for a short time from Derriford roundabout on the city-bound carriageway this morning. All lanes were reopened by 11.35.

Tavistock Road
BBC

Dad's tribute to fans after he was told of son's death at Argyle game

Plymouth Herald

A grieving Plymouth Argyle fan has paid tribute to the kind-hearted Scousers who came to his aid at Anfield after he learned of his son's death.  

Giles set to turn professional

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Cornwall golfer Sammie Giles says she is planning to turn professional after winning last year's English Amateur Championship last summer,

The 22-year-old, who had previously said she would stay amateur. is the first golfer to win all three major English women's amateur titles and has applied for the Access Series of the European Ladies Tour.

Sammie Giles
Adrian Judd/Leaderboard Photography

"This season just gone I achieved everything I wanted to achieve in the amateur game, so I'm ready to take on the pro game now," she said.

"I'm hoping to eventually end up in America on the LPGA tour, that's where everyone really aims to get to, that's where the best competition is, that's where the best golf courses are and it would be a really awesome experience to go out there."

Argyle fans urged not to go to Home Park because 'queues are so long'

Argyle
BBC
Fans waiting in the stand for tickets
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Tickets for Plymouth Argyles third-round replay against Liverpool at Home Park next week go on general sale later today. 

From 14:00 fans will be able to buy tickets. 

Tickets are available to fans who've bought a minimum of five Plymouth Argyle tickets from the box office over the past two seasons.

Queue
BBC

At the scene of murder probe in St Austell

BBC Spotlight

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A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man was discovered in a park in St Austell. 

Police are currently at the scene in Truro Road. Three men, aged 24, 22 and 21 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.

Tavistock Road: Lanes reopen after 'white smoke'

Andy Birkett

BBC News Online

Police were called to Tavistock Road in Plymouth earlier - the second time in 24 hours.

It followed reports of white smoke from the same site where eight grenades were found and removed on Tuesday. 

Just before 12:00, Plymouth's highway contractor Amey said the lanes have been reopened.

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Tavistock Road
BBC
Tavistock Road
BBC

BreakingJosh Clayton death: Family call for fresh investigation

John Danks, BBC Spotlight

The family of Josh Clayton, whose body was found on the island of Tresco are calling for a fresh investigation into his death. 

An inquest into his death has today been halted in the light of new evidence. 

It comes after jurors at Plymouth Coroners Court heard from a witness who claims he saw Josh involved in an altercation outside the party.

Josh Clayton
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Latest travel: Two lanes closed on Tavistock Road

BBC Travel

  • On Tavistock Road between Derriford Hospital and Budshead Road, two lanes are closed outbound due to a police incident
  • In Washaway the accident on the A389 near Old School Lane has been cleared
  • In Bodmin, the A30 Eastbound exit slip at Carminow Cross is now clear following a crash

'White smoke' seen from city site where eight grenades were found

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Police have been called to Tavistock Road in Plymouth for the second time in 24 hours after reports of white smoke from the same site where eight grenades were found and removed on Tuesday. 

Officers were called at 9:50 on Wednesday following the reports of white smoke in the same area where World War Two white phosphorus grenades were found on Tuesday.

The fire service are at the scene and the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have been told.

One outbound lane has been closed on Tavistock Road, Plymouth.

Tavistock Road
BBC
Eight unexploded grenades were found on the road on Tuesday.

Helen's g-loving the Australian wildlife

Cornwall's double Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover has posted these pictures of her with a baby possum in Australia.

She's currently travelling around the country with her husband, wildlife TV presenter Steve Backshall, who is giving a series of talks.

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