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Summary

  1. Murder investigation in Honiton
  2. Police appeal after three people killed in crash
  3. --- A van collided with a road sign before overturning on the A38
  4. --- The men, believed to be aged 20, 22, and 24 and from Plymouth, died at the scene
  5. Emergency call handler sacked after firefighters took 90 minutes to reach a fatal blaze
  6. Lifeboat crew member seriously injured during run-aground yacht call-out
  7. Hundreds of postal ballot papers 'lost' in Plymouth
  8. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Andrew Segal

All times stated are UK

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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. Murder arrest in Honiton

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed and killed in Honiton this afternoon.

    Officers found a man dead at a property in Dowell Street who had suffered stab wounds.

    The 55-year-old man is in custody in Exeter awaiting questioning.

    Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of the man's death.

    Officers are appealing for anyone with any information get in touch on 101.

    Dowell Street
  3. D-Day heroes: Legion d'Honneur is 'something really very, very special'

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Mike Lane

    The process of handing out more than 5,000 medals to British World War Two veterans who helped liberate France is nearly completed.

    One of the recipients has been Captain Michael Lane RN (Rtd), from Hayle in Cornwall.

    As a 19-year-old, he was a midshipman serving aboard HMS Ramillies during the Normandy landings in June 1944, supporting the airborne troops tasked with taking Pegasus Bridge.

    HMS Ramillies was on station for 10 days, surviving torpedo and e-boat attacks, and firing more than "1,000 rounds of 15-inch shells - more than any other ship".

    He received his Legion d'Honneur on 1 December 2016 at Hayle Town Hall.

    He said: "I'm very fond of France, so this, in my twilight years, is something really very, very special. I was the only person to survive the war from my year at school, and that does make it pretty intense."

  4. Latest weather: Showers easing

    David Braine

    Weather Forecaster

    The showers will ease tonight, giving a dry night for most. The winds will ease during the early hours too. Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

    Weather

    Wednesday will be the driest day of the week, with some sunshine. The cloud will thicken later though, with rain moving in from the west. Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

  5. BreakingMan stabbed and killed

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed and killed in Devon this afternoon.

    Emergency services were called at about 15:40 to a property on Dowell Street, Honiton.

    Police said a 55-year-old man was located nearby and has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    Dowell Street
  6. Dartmouth memorial stone commemorates US WW2 troops in UK

    John Danks, BBC Spotlight

    Dartmouth memorial

    A new memorial stone has been unveiled in Dartmouth on the 73rd anniversary of D-Day.

    British, US and Canadian forces began invading Nazi-occupied France on 6 June 1944 in what is recognised as the beginning of the end for Adolf Hitler's domination of Europe during World War Two.

    The stone has been dedicated on behalf of the American Battle Monuments Commission in the town's Royal Avenue Gardens. It commemorates the US armed forces who served in the UK during the war.

  7. Ainslie suffers America's Cup blow

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Cornwall's Ben Ainslie suffered a major blow to their America's Cup hopes as a broken wing derailed the first day of the semi-final against New Zealand.

    Ainslie's Great Britain team Land Rover BAR sustained damage to their wing in the first race and were forced to retire.

    Ben Ainslie

    They could not complete repairs in time for the second race and had to forfeit - handing New Zealand a 2-0 advantage in the series.

    Another two races take place on Tuesday in the first-to-five races playoffs.

  8. Molly Wigmore fire death: Timeline

    Simon Hall, Home Affairs Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    A blaze which caused a woman's death saw it take more than an hour-and-a-half for fire crews to reach the scene.

    Molly Wigmore, who was 76, died in the blaze at her home in Plymouth on 19 October last year. The nearest fire station was just 1.5 miles away.

    Molly Wigmore's home

    Timeline:

    • First 999 call made at 05:17
    • No emergency services arrive by the time a second call is made at 06:44
    • First response vehicle arrives at 06:50

    An emergency call handler was dismissed following disciplinary proceedings, Devon and Somerset Fire Service said.

  9. Electoral Commission 'aware' of lost Plymouth postal ballots

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    The Electoral Commission says it has been "made aware" of hundreds of postal ballots being lost by Plymouth City Council.

    The authority, which is responsible for providing election facilities for three parliamentary constituencies - Plymouth Moor View, Plymouth Sutton & Devonport, and South West Devon - has lost about 580 ballot papers.

    The council said it had so far issued 370 replacement postal vote packs to those who have contacted it as polling looms on Thursday.

    The commission said it was "satisfied with the steps being taken to rectify any problems". It added it was also satisfied with the measures to inform voters of what they could do if they had not yet received postal ballot packs.

    Royal Mail said: "We are aware that a number of postal votes in Plymouth have not arrived with recipients. Royal Mail takes its responsibility of delivering election information very seriously and is investigating this matter urgently.

    "We are currently working closely with the council to organise specific deliveries so that the individuals affected receive their ballot packs as soon as possible."

  10. Terror attacks: 'There's a sadness across the country'

    BBC News England

    Video content

    Video caption: People tell us how they feel after the terror attacks

    People around England, including Plymouth, tell us how they feel after the terror attacks in London and Manchester, and how they are trying to keep safe.

  11. A38 crash: Men worked for engineering firm

    Johnny Rutherford

    BBC Spotlight

    Three men who died in a crash on the A38 near Plymouth were all employees of R&M Utility and Civil Engineering, the company has confirmed.

    The men, believed to be aged 20, 22, and 24, were fatally injured when their van came off the road and overturned yesterday afternoon. The road was closed for several hours for a police investigation.

    The Woodbury Salterton-based business said: "It is with great sadness to share the news that we lost three of our employees in a tragic traffic accident on Monday afternoon. All of us at R&M are heartbroken following this dreadful event.

    "We mourn the loss of these three fantastic young men. Our deepest thoughts are with the families and close friends.

    "We will continue to support the families and our workforce throughout this tragic time."

  12. Family 'devastated' by fatal crash

    The family of a man who died following a collision near Beaford, Devon, on 27 May has paid tribute to him.

    Ian Wyle, 64, from Tedburn St Mary was killed after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a white Volvo C30 car on the A3124.

    His family said: “The whole family are devastated at the loss of our lovely husband, father, ‘Grumpy’, son and brother.

    “Over his 30 years of service as a police officer across Devon, Ian became an integral part of the communities he worked with and became a friend to many.

    “A seasoned biker who had been riding motorbikes for nearly 50 years, he was considerate and treated the road with respect and loved nothing more than riding out in all weathers.

    “His family and friends are heartened that Ian died whilst doing something he loved. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.”

    Ian Wyle
  13. Disappointment over development plans for former railway halt

    Dick Straughan

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Residents in a Cornish village say they are disappointed by plans to build four new houses on the site of a former railway stop.

    Goonbell Halt, near St Agnes, was on the Chacewater and Newquay branch line until it was closed in 1963 under the Beeching review of Britain's railways.

    Supporter of the site said they had devised their own plans to turn it into a community facility.

    Developer Trevow Ltd said it was sympathetic to the heritage of the site, but it believed the plan for houses fulfilled a key need.

    Goonbell Halt
  14. A377 blocked by fallen tree

    BBC News Travel

    At Bishops Tawton, the A377 has been blocked in both directions by a fallen tree between Village Street and the B3227 Atherington turn-off.

  15. Glastonbury Festival: Terror attacks prompt security review

    BBC News England

    Music fans going to Glastonbury Festival have been warned by organisers that security checks will be stepped up in light of the terror attacks.

    The festival website is also advising people to arrive on Thursday or Friday when queues are expected to be shorter.

    "As a general rule, we would ask you to only bring as much as you can carry yourself," it said ahead of the festival, where gates open on 21 June.

    Car park entertainment and facilities for early arrivals are also shelved.

    Glastonbury