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Summary

  1. Man found dead inside vehicle, police say
  2. 'Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused in arson and burglary'
  3. A Devon man, who was shot in the head during an armed robbery in the Caribbean, has lost his sight
  4. Three men charged with murder appear in court
  5. Fans raise £1,300 for Plymouth Argyle game death man
  6. Drivers are being warned about snow and ice on the region's roads
  7. Tree falls on house roof in Falmouth - no-one injured
  8. Updates on Friday 13 January 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon and Cornwall for today, we'll be back on Monday to bring you all the day's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    We'll be keeping an eye on the snow so check in with us before you head out for the latest on the travel front.

    Don't miss BBC Spotlight at 18:30 and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

  2. Dunkeswell murder suicide couple named as Michael and Nicola Beck

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Police have named a couple who died in a suspected murder suicide at Dunkeswell as Micheal and Nicola Beck.

    Dunkeswell

    The bodies of Mr Beck, 62, and his wife, aged 52, were found at their house on 4 January.

    Det Insp Steve Davies, from the Major Crime Unit, said: "We are not looking for any other person in connection with this isolated incident and can confirm that no other person was present at the premises at the time of this incident."

    A file will be prepared for the coroner.

  3. Kop fan's sympathy for father told his son had died during FA Cup clash

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    A Liverpool fan who organised a fundraising campaign in memory of Daniel May whose father was told of his death during a game with Plymouth Argyle, said he was prompted by sympathy.

    Daniel May

    Businessman Anthony Grice said: "What happened to Kevin is every father's nightmare. 

    "I am a father myself, but even if you are not you can't help but feel sympathy for what he went through."

    The cash from the crowdfunding will go on a banner to be unfurled at the replay on Wednesday with any left over going to the Guildford hospital where Daniel died on Sunday.

    Mr May, 53, from Plymouth said: "When I heard a funding page had been set up for a banner for Daniel, that just made me cry, it's truly outstanding."

  4. Cornwall sisters see footage they did not know existed for 60 years

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Two sisters have been shown footage of their performance at a world-famous theatre more than 60 years ago. 

    Philippa Kendall-Carpenter, 86, and 84-year-old Vivianne Ollerearnshaw did not know the British Pathe footage existed. 

    The pair starred in a performance of Macbeth at the Minack Theatre in 1955. 

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    Video caption: Cornwall sister see footage they did not know existed for 60 years
  5. Weather: Freezing conditions are likely

    BBC Weather

    Showers will move in from the northwest tonight, and they will be wintry over higher ground like Dartmoor and Caradon Hill in particular.

    With temperatures falling below freezing icy conditions are likely too. Minimum Temperature: -1C (30F).

    Some wintry showers will linger into Saturday but they'll readily turn to rain later.

    There will be bright or sunny spells in between the showers too. Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F).

  6. Four screen cinema planned for Bodmin

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A four screen cinema is being planned for Bodmin after the town council accepted a bid from a Cornish cinema chain to buy its public rooms.

    The Merlin Group offered nearly £130,000 for the venue and estimates the investment will cost between £500,000 to £1m.

    But members of the Bodmin Public Rooms Trust are outraged that the council didn't accept its attempts to save the building as a community venue and has raised about £45,000 to save it.

    Councillor Chris Batters said he is angry that the decision was made behind closed doors.

  7. Conservation project to save rare species of turtle

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    A research and conservation project is helping save an at-risk species of turtle.

    Scientists from the University of Exeter have tagged and tracked hundreds of turtles in the Amvrakikos Gulf to help local NGO Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.

    Exeter University

    Loggerheads were officially listed as "endangered" until last year, when the species was given the lower threat level of "vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

    Dr Alan Rees, of the Centre for Ecology and Conservation on the University of Exeter, said: "The situation of loggerheads has improved thanks to concerted conservation efforts, but there’s more work to do if we want to see continued improvement."

  8. No retrial for rape accused Cornwall student

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A university student from Cornwall accused of rape will not face a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

    Court

    Durham University geography student Alastair Cooke stood trial in December accused of three counts of raping a woman after a party in June 2015.

    The 22-year-old denied the charges and after a two-week trial the jury failed to reach verdicts.

    The Crown Prosecution Service said there would not be a retrial after consulting the woman.

  9. Support is available in the cold weather, says energy expert

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    A Cornish energy efficiency specialist is urging the thousands of households on low incomes in the county to tap into the support available to help combat the cold winter weather.

    Adrian Wright, from Perranporth-based Happy Energy, said the arrival of the cold weather could see people struggling to pay their heating bills or even keep warm this winter despite the fact that help is available to improve the heating and insulation levels in their homes.

    "What many people still unfortunately don't realise is that there are a number of government initiatives running that are specifically designed to help households on income-related benefits in the county," he said.

    Here are some other tips to beat the winter blues:

    • Insulate your home - it may be free
    • Stop those pesky draughts
    • Draw your curtains to keep heat in
    • Use the timer on your Central Heating Programme
  10. Cornwall to recieve £5m to build more affordable homes for first-time buyers

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall's set to get just over £5m to help build more affordable homes for first time buyers.

    The money will come from a £60m government fund designed to compensate areas where house prices have been driven up by the number of second homes.

    Community Land Trusts will administer the funding in each area, overseen by the local council.

  11. 'Notable rise' in city car crime

    Police in Exeter are asking people to be vigilant after a spike in car crime.

    Officers said about 55 reports had been made to police since the start of December and called it "a notable rise".

    The majority were thefts from cars where windows had been smashed and items stolen.

    Exeter
  12. Drake's Island owners 'preparing to submit new hotel plans'

    Plymouth Herald

    The owners of Drake's Island are preparing to submit a fresh planning application which they hope will finally make their multimillion-pound hotel resort a reality.

  13. Latest travel: A3075 overturned vehicle removed

    BBC Travel

    • A3075 overturned vehicle removed
    • In Lanivet on the A30 eastbound between the Innis Downs Junction and Carminow Cross one lane is closed due to broken down car
    • In Plymouth on Outland Road around Peverell Park Road there are lane closures due to roadworks, traffic is busy
    • The first of this afternoon's Skybus flights has departed on time
    • Tamer Crossing: Three ferries now in service
  14. South West escapes worst of the snowfall

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    The South West has escaped the worst of the snowfall.

    High ground on Dartmoor and Exmoor were the main areas affected. Ice was expected to pose problems for drivers this morning but most have been able to get around with few issues.

    The biggest snowfalls were on Exmoor but even untreated roads were passable with care.

    Snow
    Snow
  15. 'We're looking for players of all ages and abilities'

    #PeoplesCup

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    Video caption: Gary Lineker invites you to take part in the 2017 FA People's Cup

    Have you ever dreamt of walking out onto the pitch at Wembley or lifting a cup in front of 90,000 fans?

    The 2017 FA People's Cup - the UK's biggest free five-a-side football competition - is offering the chance to do just that.

    Find out about the 16 different categories and dates of the competition here - then find out where your nearest venue is and how to sign up here.

  16. Man's van death 'not suspicious' say police

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    Police say the death of a man found in a van in Landrake is not being treated as suspicious.

    Officers are preparing a file for the coroner.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said the next of kin has been informed and formal identification is due to take place tomorrow.

    Landrake