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Summary

  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Ex-paratrooper jailed 12-and-a-half years for stabbing man
  3. Police hunt for hit-and-run driver, as victim remains in intensive care
  4. --- Critically injured hit-and-run victim is a new father
  5. --- Police issue 'urgent' appeal for hit-and-run witnesses
  6. Appeal after sudden death of 21-year-old in Bude
  7. South West police attend London terror victim's funeral
  8. Cornwall Council has dropped the idea of introducing parking meters in a number of towns and in Truro
  9. Litter and rubbish 'damages' a protected coral off the South West coast
  10. Jet-powered hearse 'Dead Quick' makes debut

Live Reporting

By Amy Gladwell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon & Cornwall for today, we'll be back at 08:00 to bring you all the day's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

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

    If you have a news story or picture to show us, email plymouthnewsonline@bbc.co.uk

  2. Former soldier jailed

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    A knife-wielding former paratrooper who stabbed a man in an ambush has been jailed for 12-and-a-half years. 

    Exeter Crown Court heard Richard Grant, 46, used his military training with 2 Para to spy on victim Alex Pierce.

    He wrongly believed Mr Pierce had abused his ex-partner, who was now in a relationship with Grant. 

    The former soldier stabbed Mr Pierce with a commando knife as he parked his car one night in January in Leighton Terrace, Exeter.

    The jury cleared Grant, of Brake Close, Cullompton, of attempted murder but convicted him of wounding with intent. He also admitted possessing an offensive weapon in public.

  3. Devon teen who suffered stroke after smoking Spice reveals all in heartfelt video

    Devon Live

    A south Devon teenager has bravely spoken out about the dangers of legal highs after suffering a stroke .

  4. Weather: Dry with sunny spells tomorrow

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    Another dry day to come tomorrow, with some bright or sunny spells. With light winds it will feel pleasant in any sunshine.

    Weather map

     Maximum temperature: 13C (55F).

  5. Police chief praises terror victim PC's courage

    BBC Spotlight

    The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer has praised the police officer who was killed in the Westminster terror attack, on the day of his funeral.

    Senior representatives from the Devon and Cornwall force have attanded the service to honour PC Keith Palmer in Southwark Cathedral this afternoon. 

    Shaun Sawyer

    Shaun Sawyer, Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall Police said PC Palmer demonstrated "the courage to confront terrorism, to confront the threat and ultimately do what was right no matter what the sacrifice".

  6. Monkey business

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    A young Bornean orangutan who lives in Devon has been pictured showing off her acrobatic skills as she celebrates her fourth birthday.

    Tatau arrived at Paignton Zoo from Munster Zoo, in Germany, in November 2007.

    Oran utan

    Paignton Zoo, a registered charity, says orangutans are facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

  7. High speed hearse

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    The Plymouth man who was the brains behind a jet-propelled shopping trolley has upped his game and revealed his latest project in the form of a high speed hearse.

    The souped-up 1992 Ford Cardinal - named Dead Quick - is capable of reaching speeds of 200mph (322kmh), Matt Mckeown claims.

    Matt Mckeown

    He's aiming to smash the current record of 115mph (185kmh).

    "Dead Quick's good for 200mph but this is a work in progress. We've got another more powerful engine we can put in but we're going to engineer all the suspension and brakes first and then we'll go for more power," he said.

  8. Ex-Para ambushed love rival

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    A former paratrooper who stabbed a love rival in an ambush in Exeter, has been sentenced to twelve-and-a-half years in jail. 

    Richard Grant, 46, used his military training to spy on Alex Pierce and wrongly believed he had abused his ex-partner, Grant's now girlfriend.

    Richard Grant

    The former soldier told police he had fitted a tracking device to his car and was tracking him because they had "let a monster out on the street". 

    The jury cleared Grant, of Brake Close, Cullompton, of attempted murder but convicted him of wounding with intent.

    The judge said he had abused what he learned in the Army.

  9. Critical hit and run victim is a 'provider' who 'dotes' on baby

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    Pleas have been made on social media to help find the driver involved in a hit and run incident in Devon which left a young father fighting for his life.

    Family and friends of Jason Bunce have described the 25-year-old as a man who works hard and his "only dream was to have a family".

    Jason Bunce with baby

    Mr Bunce was hit in Kingsteington in the early hours of Saturday morning.

    His girlfriend Ashleigh appealed for anyone with information to contact the police and said it was "50/50" whether he would survive.

  10. BreakingEx-paratrooper jailed for stabbing man

    A knife wielding former paratrooper who stabbed a man has been jailed for 12-and-a-half years.

    Richard Grant, 46, was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court. The jury cleared Grant, of Brake Close, Cullompton, of attempted murder but convicted him of wounding with intent.

    More to follow.

  11. Devon and Cornwall Police remembers PC Keith Palmer

    BBC Spotlight

    Police

    The funeral of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in last month's Westminster attack, is taking place at Southwark Cathedral in central London.

    Thousands of police officers lined the route of a 2.6-mile funeral cortege starting at the Palace of Westminster.

    In the South West, officers and staff held a two-minute silence at Devon and Cornwall Police HQ in Exeter.

    After the silence Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer told the BBC: "Keith was a member of the police family and the police family gathered today. It's not just police officers it's police staff as well.

    "We saw the courage of Keith and his colleagues to confront terrorism and do what was right, no matter what."

    "There is no place for terrorism."

    Police
    Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer
  12. Bude death treated as unexplained, not suspicious - police

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    More details have been released about the death of a 21-year-old man in north Cornwall.

    Devon and Cornwall Police say they first received reports of concern for the welfare of a young man in Downs View, Bude, at 05:30 on Saturday morning.

    Downs View

    They say the man was taken to North Devon District Hospital where he later died. 

    Officers are not treating the death as suspicious and his family has been informed.

  13. 'Dream scheme' 50 years in the making for South Devon Railway approved

    Devon Live

    A dream almost 50 years in the making is set to be realised after plans for a new heritage rolling stock building  for the South Devon Railway have been approved.  

  14. South West police attend terror victim's funeral

    BBC Spotlight

    Senior representatives from Devon and Cornwall Police are at the funeral of the police officer who was murdered in last month's Westminster attack. 

    The body of PC Keith Palmer has started a final journey through central London and his funeral service is now under way at Southwark Cathedral. 

    Coffin

    Thousands of police officers lined the route of the funeral cortege.

    PC Palmer, 48, who was married with a five-year-old daughter, was guarding the Houses of Parliament on 22 March when he was stabbed by Khalid Masood.

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  15. Critically injured hit-and-run victim is new father

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    It has emerged a 25-year-old man who was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Devon is the father of a 10-week-old baby.

    Jason Bunce's girlfriend Ashleigh Ackerley has posted an appeal for witnesses on Facebook saying her boyfriend is fighting for his life.

    Jason Bunce with baby

    He was hit by a vehicle in Kingsteignton in the early hours of Saturday morning whilst on a night out.

    Ms Ackerley said Mr Bunce "has had brain surgery so is in an induced coma".

    "He's now fighting for his life, it's a 50/50 chance," she said.

  16. 'No thanks' to parking metres

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall Council has dropped the idea of introducing parking meters in a number of towns and in Truro.

    It's after 93% of people said they did not want them in response to a council consultation.

    Parking metre

    Some towns will however get parking zones for residents.

    The authority says there will also be some changes to yellow line waiting restrictions in Penryn, St Ives, Truro and Wadebridge. 

    The council had asked people in Bude, Falmouth and Penryn, Newquay, Penzance and Newlyn, St Ives, Wadebridge and Truro if they wanted parking meters and residents permits to try to combat parking problems.

  17. Plea by hit-and-run victim's girlfriend

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    An appeal has been made by the girlfriend of a 25-year-old hit-and-run victim who is fighting for his life.

    Ashleigh Ackerley said Jason Bunce is the father of her 10-week-old baby and is facing a "50/50 chance" of survival.

    Police said he was hit by a vehicle in Kingsteignton in the early hours of Saturday morning and are "urgently" appealing for witnesses.    

    Ms Ackerley said her boyfriend has a broken leg and has had brain surgery so is in an induced coma.

    "Please the person who has done this just come forward, please for his sake," she said.

  18. Home of the youngest town crier in the UK elects youngsters to Falmouth team

    Cornwall Live

    The UK's youngest town crier won't be hanging up her hat just yet as the search continues to find her successor who will flex their vocal chords for Falmouth.