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  1. Drug-death teenager named as 16-year-old Luke Campbell-Tapson
  2. Controlled explosion carried out on rucksack in Exeter
  3. Penzance-Isles of Scilly heliport building paused after 'proposals for judicial review'
  4. Big increase in the amount of rubbish being dropped on Dartmoor
  5. A38 undergoing £50m pylon upgrading work
  6. Updates on Tuesday 30 May 2017

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By Amy Gladwell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Devon & Cornwall Local Live

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    That's all from the Local Live team for today. We're back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow.

    Don't forget Spotlight on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Election 2017: Where You Live - South West

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online


    As you can see, we've been preparing lights, camera and getting ready for action in a special general election regional debate.

    You can join us tonight on BBC One from 22:45 to 23:30 as voters in the South West question candidates about regional issues in a special Spotlight hosted by Victoria Graham in Plymouth.


    And we'll have a special Local Live feed following what's said, which you can see at and while the programme is being broadcast.

    You can also follow the debate on social media with the hashtag #ge17sw

  3. Exeter Chiefs prepare to defend Premiership title and their win 'may boost local economy by £10m'

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    Preparations are already under way for the Exeter Chiefs' next season as they prepare to defend becoming Premiership champions - the pitch is being relaid.

    Exeter Chiefs pitch

    They held an open-top bus homecoming parade (pictured) yesterday, followed by a reception at the Civic Hall after beating Wasps 23-20 at Twickenham on Saturday.

    Exeter Chiefs

    Experts also believe the Chiefs becoming the top rugby team in England could provide a boost of up to £10m to the local economy.

    Tim Jones, from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, said an increased profile could mean big knock-on effects, including: increased spending by the club itself, more spending by fans who went to the club, and "the really big one - the benefit and branding to the Exeter area".

  4. Latest weather: Dry and cloudy overnight, sunny spells on Wednesday

    David Braine

    Weather Forecaster

    It will be dry tonight but the cloud will thicken, with some mist and murk along the coast. Compared to recent nights, it will feel cooler, particularly in the north. Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).


    Wednesday will start rather cloudy and murky but through the day we should see some good sunny spells developing and it feeling warm. Maximum temperature: 19C (66F).

  5. Travel problems in Devon

    BBC News Travel

    • In Exminster, there's been an accident on the A379 Sannerville Way near the Swans Nest roundabout. Expect delays there
    • In Exeter, there's been an incident on the A3015 Topsham Road, near Exeter Royal Academy
    • In Plymouth, Whittington Street is blocked in both directions due to accident between Wingfield Road and Alma Road
  6. Council to 'robustly defend backing of new Penzance heliport'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Building work on the new Penzance heliport has been brought to a standstill after a judicial review bid was launched by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company.

    If it goes ahead, it would see a judge examine Cornwall Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the project back in February.

    The council said it "notes the decision of the Isles of Scilly of Steamship Company to seek a judicial review".

    It added that it "will robustly defend the decision taken by the Strategic Planning Committee to grant planning permission for a new heliport at Penzance".

  7. Drug-death nightclub expresses 'deepest sympathy'

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Vivid nightclub

    A Devon nightclub where a teenager took MDMA before he died at the weekend has expressed its "deepest sympathies and condolences" to his family.

    Luke Campbell-Tapson attended an event hosted by 2Filthy at Vivid in Ilfracombe on Friday night.

    Managers at both companies said they would be providing the police with "every assistance they can" during the investigation.

  8. Plymouth Argyle sign former Motherwell and Shrewsbury winger Lionel Ainsworth

    BBC Sport

    Lionel Ainsworth

    Plymouth Argyle have signed winger Lionel Ainsworth after he rejected a new deal at Motherwell.

    The 29-year-old had spent the past four seasons at Fir Park, scoring 27 goals in 142 appearances for the club.

    Ainsworth has previously played in England with Watford, Huddersfield and Shrewsbury and becomes Plymouth's first signing since promotion to League One. He also made his professional debut for Derby County against Plymouth in the Championship in February 2006.

    The length of his contract with Plymouth has not been disclosed.

  9. Police say cars will be seized after boy racers anger Redruth residents and damage roads

    Cornwall Live

    So-called boy racers wheel spinning their way around the streets of Redruth are no longer in for an easy ride after police announced that they will be seizing offending vehicles.

  10. Man fighting for life after Newquay attack

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A man is fighting for his life after being attacked in the street in Newquay.

    The man, in his 30s and from Cornwall, was punched in the head in the attack in Beach Road between 04:30 and 04:45 on Monday.

    Police confirmed the man suffered "life-threatening injuries" and was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth for treatment.

    Police said they are trawling CCTV and appealing for any witnesses. Anybody with any information is asked to get in touch on 101.

  11. Just the job? When interviews go wrong

    BBC Business News

    Katherine Irvine

    Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job? It appears that plenty of people can answer "yes" to that question.

    Katherine Irvine was 37 when she went for a job as a recruitment consultant in Cornwall. She was shocked to find her interviewer was concerned that she was too old and wouldn't have the energy to do the role.

    "It was a group interview and the interviewer commented that myself and one of the others were 'older'. There was a concern about us being able to work long hours."

    She was then asked: "What do you think? Do you think you're too old?"

    Katherine was surprised at such open discrimination and informed the company's HR department who said they were "shocked". Find out more here.

  12. Child rescued from rocks

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    More details have emerged about the rescue of a child who was reported unconscious on rocks in Falmouth.

    Devon and Cornwall Police have told us the 12-year-old girl from the town was "found unwell" on Durgan Beach at about 17:40 on Monday. She was treated by an ambulance crew and taken to hospital.

    Falmouth Coastguard, ambulance, police and fire service were all sent to help. Her condition was not believed to be serious.

  13. Police warning over drugs after three MDMA incidents

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    Police are urging people to "think twice" before taking recreational drugs, after one teenager died and two more were hospitalised having taken MDMA at the weekend.

    Officers have named the 15-year-old who died after attending a "youth disco" in Ilfracombe on Friday as Luke Campbell-Tapson from South Molton.

    Two young adults were also admitted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth after taking drugs at a house party in the city on Friday night, police said. Both remain in hospital and one in a serious condition.

    The force said: "At this time there is no evidence to link the Ilfracombe and Plymouth incidents, or if there is a particular tainted batch of recreational drugs in circulation.

    “While this tragic incident continues to be investigated we would urge the public, especially those going out and planning to take recreational drugs, to be aware of these incidents and to think twice before taking any unknown substance," they said.

  14. 'Crocodile' spotted relaxing in Devon river

    Devon Live

    A "crocodile"falsehas been spotted relaxing in a North Devon river. The River Taw in Barnstaple is home to otters, trout and kingfishers but Barnstaple grandfather Jan Szymankiewicz and his three grandchildren spotted an unusual new addition to the river.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon southbound severe accident, between J30 for A376 and J31 for A30 affecting J29 for A30 Exeter.

    M5 Devon - Very slow traffic on M5 southbound between J30, A376 (Exeter) and J31, A30 (Exminster), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J29, A30 (Exeter).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  16. Car landed on roof on verge of A30

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A car landed on its roof in a crash on the A30 last night.

    Two people were injured in the crash on the westbound carriageway near Lanivet at about 22:00.

    A Peugeot 207 ended up on its roof and a Peugeot 307 was involved in the incident.

    Police said one person suffered a head injury but the extent of the injury was not known.

  17. Concerns grow for missing 24-year-old Dex Johnston

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    Police in Exeter say they're becoming increasingly concerned about 24-year-old Dex Johnston, who's been missing for more than 24 hours.

    He was last seen at Exe Bridge near to Alphington Road at about 13:00 on Monday.

    Dex Johnston

    Teams from the Devon and Cornwall Police specialist search unit have been looking for traces of him around the River Exe.

    Mr Johnston is describes as 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with short dark hair and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, with large black motif and khaki shorts, officers said.

  18. Police say cars will be seized after boy racers anger Redruth residents and damage roads

    Cornwall Live

    So-called boy racers wheel spinning their way around the streets of Redruth are no longer in for an easy ride after police announced that they will be seizing offending vehicles.