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  1. Man abused at two care homes
  2. Man charged in Honiton murder probe
  3. Flybe promises overhaul after £20m loss
  4. Man 'grabbed' five-year-old girl
  5. General election 2017: Voting under way across England
  6. First day of the Royal Cornwall Show
  7. Live election result coverage from 22:00

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By Johnny O'Shea

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We will have extensive coverage of the election results with a special live page running through the night from 22:00, as well as a live programme on BBC Radio Cornwall and Devon.

    Don't forget Spotlight on BBC One later.

  2. Royal Cornwall Show: Three little pigs

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Obviously being on show is a bit tiring for these three Berkshire pigs.

    Berkshire pigs
  3. Royal Cornwall Show: Official charities

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Each year, managers of the Royal Cornwall Show select two charities to benefit from being able to officially fundraise at the three-day event.

    Cornwall Air Ambulance

    This year, the Alzheimer's Society and the Cornwall Air Ambulance (pictured) will be making full use of this status.

    Organisations which have benefited previously include Cornwall Hospice Care and Age UK.

  4. Royal Cornwall Show: The cute and furries

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Cavies tent

    If you're a fan of cavies (guinea pigs, etc), there was plenty of cuteness in their tent, including possibly the furriest guinea pig I think I have ever seen.

    Guinea pigs
  5. 'Honey' trap led to pensioner being fleeced of £35,000

    Naomi Kennedy

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A pensioner was sent messages with words like "honey" to persuade him that he would marry a fictitious Asian woman.


    Geoff Hoyland paid £20,000 into a bank account to show the family of the fictitious woman that he was of a stable background, Truro Crown Court heard.

    Judge Simon Carr said: "The victim was in his late 60s and as he said in his statement, a very lonely man" who was "at an emotional low" and "a sitting duck for exploitation".

    Mr Hoyland, from Oxfordshire had been using Facebook to look for love.

    Jynal Khan, of Hendra Road in St Dennis in Cornwall, admitted fraud and was jailed for two years.

  6. Royal Cornwall Show: How do you get a sheep's wool quickly?

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    How do you gets a sheep's wool quickly? Shear talent, I'd say. Boom boom!

    Sheep shearing

    This is one of the rounds of the juniors sheep-shearing championship at the show. They can get a coat off in a matter of minutes.

    Sheep shearing
  7. Zoo’s poison frog world first

    Paignton Zoo Environmental Park has become the first in the world to breed an endangered Peruvian frog.

    Staff have successfully bred the Summers' poison frog in a zoo for the first time.

    This species was only described in 2008, when it was separated from the red headed poison frog and identified as a separate species.

    Peruvian frog

    Lower Vertebrate and Invertebrate keeper Dr Katy Upton said: “According to the global computer database for zoo records, we are the first collection to successfully breed this species.

    "This may be because of the recent taxonomic change of this species, but we are proud to have the Summers' poison frog here and excited to be able to display this incredible frog to our visitors.”

  8. Royal Cornwall Show: A little history

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Who'd have thought that a ploughing match would evolve into one of Cornwall's most famous events?

    That's precisely how the Royal Cornwall Show started ... well, in its first incarnation.

    The Cornwall Agricultural Society, founded in Bodmin in 1793, held its first event in September that year - the aforementioned ploughing match - near the Red Lion Inn in Truro. The following year saw prizes for livestock being added to the awards on offer and things have mushroomed from there.

    The society became known as the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association in 1858.

    Although based in the then county town of Bodmin from 1793 to the mid-1820s, competitions were often also held in various other parts of the county.

    It moved to Truro from 1827 to 1857, but the association then "turned nomadic", show historians said, with the annual show being staged in the east and west of Cornwall in alternate years.

    Apart from breaks during World War One and World War Two, the show was to be staged on this alternate site basis until 1960 when the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge became its permanent home.

  9. Cornwall's polling stations

    Polling stations around Cornwall are in a range of buildings, including village halls, restaurants and castles.

    Caerhays Castle
    Image caption: Caerhays Castle
    Veryan Parish Hall
    Image caption: Veryan Parish Hall
    The Waterwheel Inn Restaurant and Bar in Trethowel, St Austell
    Image caption: The Waterwheel Inn Restaurant and Bar in Trethowel, St Austell
    Lanlivery polling station at the village hall
    Image caption: Lanlivery polling station at the village hall
  10. Royal Cornwall Show: Goat competition winner is no kidder

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Meet Sam and Boxo Nutlet the goat, winners of the Kid Category of the Goat Competition.

    There are proud smiles all around.

    Sam and Boxo Nutlet
  11. Fake dating pictures of Asian woman led to love-lorn man losing £35K

    Naomi Kennedy

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A 36-year-old man has been jailed for two years after fleecing a retired man out of £35,000 through a fake dating profile.


    Jynal Khan, of Hendra Road in St Dennis in Cornwall, admitted fraud.

    The victim, Geoff Hoyland, from Oxfordshire had been using Facebook to look for love.

    Truro Crown Court heard how fake dating photos sent to Mr Hoyland of an attractive Asian woman in her early 30s were used to get the money.

    Judge Simon Carr said "You deliberately manipulated his emotions".

  12. Weather: Further showers overnight

    BBC Weather

    Weather map

    Clear and dry spells are expected overnight with variable amounts of cloud and further showers - maybe some heavier ones.

    Moderate or fresh southwesterly winds will turn to the west by morning. Min Temp 10C

    Tomorrow will be a drier and brighter day with spells of sunshine.

    A few isolated showers are possible, especially in the morning, with cloud increasing and gradually lowering during the afternoon.

    Some rain arriving in the far west towards evening. Max Temp 19C

  13. Royal Cornwall Show: Want a closer goosey gander?

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live


    I'm not exactly sure what I said to this goose to make it want to try and get out of its cage, but I promise I apologised and stepped away immediately.

  14. Poldark could be Cornwall's Bergerac or Heartbeat

    The Poldark effect could continue to bring millions of pounds a year to Cornwall as series three begins this weekend.

    That's according to a University of Exeter academic who likens the popularity to the 90s hit show Heartbeat which brought in nine million pounds to a small area of Yorkshire each year it was on air.

    Businesses in Charlestown, where the port acts as the backdrop for Truro in the historical drama, say the series has helped the area's fortunes.


    Dr Joanne Connell, the director of Tourism at the Exeter's business school, says Poldark's enduring legacy can be likened to that of Bergerac.

    She said "that was filmed in the 1980's and there's still interest today. It's one of the main attractors to Jersey.

    "I think that Poldark has got a real potential to stay in the hearts and minds of the viewers. It's the emotional connection with the characters."

  15. Royal Cornwall Show: Vintage vehicles are lovely jubbly

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Antique cars and trucks, steamrollers and a fairground are featured in the vintage vehicle area of the showground.

    Vintage cars

    But what's this? Has someone given Only Fools and Horses' Del Boy a permit to get in?

    Del Boy's car

    "Mange tout, Rodney. Mange tout," as Derek Trotter would say.

  16. Olejnik signs for Mansfield after Exeter exit

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Mansfield Town have signed Bobby Olejnik after Exeter City decided not to offer the goalkeeper a new contract.

    The 30-year-old former Peterborough and Torquay keeper spent two seasons with the Grecians before being released.

    Bobby Olejnik

    The former Austria Under-21 international, who has also played for Scunthorpe and York City, played in both legs of the League Two play-off semi-finals last season, but was on the bench for the final as the Grecians lost to Blackpool at Wembley.

    Mansfield sign goalkeeper Olejnik

    Bobby Olejnik

    Mansfield Town's big summer recruitment continues with the signing of goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik, their 12th new arrival.

    Read more
  17. Royal Cornwall Show: Shaun display is far from woolly

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    One of the highlights of this year's flower show is a huge display based on children's television favourite Shaun the Sheep.

    Shaun the Sheep display

    The farmer's house, made of potatoes, sees a few adventures under way involving the sheep who have cauliflower "wool", which, from a slight distance, is as good a substitute as you can get.

    Shaun the Sheep display
    Shaun the Sheep display
  18. Royal Cornwall Show: A Spotlight on the BBC Theatre sofa

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    BBC Spotlight's Justin Leigh and David Braine were on Radio Cornwall earlier.

    Justin Leigh and David Braine

    David White is very keen that everyone shows off the mugs for his show.