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Summary

  1. Woman seriously injured in A3075 crash
  2. Police boss in armed civilians row 'should stand down'
  3. Regulator says Cornwall deserves a 'better service' as RCHT 'fails to improve'
  4. Thousands of people against island hotel plan
  5. Updates on Tuesday 13 June 2017

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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. Clay worker's family awarded more than £50,000 following industrial disease death

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The family of a former clay worker from St Austell has been awarded more than £50,000 compensation, following his death four years ago from industrial disease, lawyers for the family say.

    Walter Patton, from St Austell, died in February 2013, aged 83. An inquest into this death found he died from kaolin pneumoconiosis, which was linked to his time working in the china clay industry in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Mr Patton worked for ECLP, now known as Imerys Minerals Ltd, which has agreed to pay his family £52,000 in compensation, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors said.

    Mr Patton's son said he remembered his father "struggling with breathlessness in the years leading up to his death".

  3. 'Elderly woman' freed from car after Torquay crash

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    One person has been freed from a car after a road crash in Torquay, firefighters say.

    Emergency crews were called to Babbacombe Road after the single vehicle incident at about 16:20.

    The occupant, reported by Devon Live to be an elderly woman, was freed with a winch and other tools before she as treated by an ambulance crew. Her condition is not known.

  4. Latest weather: Clear overnight before a dry and bright Wednesday

    Dan Downs, Weather Forecaster

    Remaining dry with some long clear spells that will allow a few mist or fog patches to return by dawn.

    Light, variable winds will become light east or southeasterly along the south coast. It'll become chilly inland. Minimum Temperature: 8C (46F).

    Weather

    It will be another dry and bright day with patchy cloud and sunny spells.

    It will also feel a little warmer than today for most with light winds mainly from the east or southeast. Maximum temperature: 23C (73F).

  5. Police gun row: People 'wouldn't just watch killings' - Thames Valley Police commissioner

    BBC Radio Berkshire

    The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner has told BBC Radio Berkshire that people "wouldn't just sit back and watch somebody killing people if you could put a stop to it".

    His comments come after a row resulting from Devon and Cornwall's police commissioner saying she would "really be interested" in gun owners acting as armed civilians in the event of a terror attack.

    Devon and Cornwall's Alison Hernandez made the comments during a radio phone-in on Monday. She has since said her comments were "misinterpreted".

    Anthony Stansfeld

    Talking about the recent London and Manchester attacks, Thames Valley Police Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld (pictured) said: "In great big rural areas like Devon and Cornwall, and parts of the Thames Valley, you're not going to get police there absolutely straight away with a gun.

    "If somebody was walking down the main street shooting everybody - or probably knifing them is more appropriate, as that's what happened in London - if you had a gun available to you, are you going to sit there and let them get on with it for the next half an hour?"

    He was then asked that if a local farmer was there, and they knew they had a gun, should they take action.

    Mr Stansfeld replied: "I think if he had an opportunity and he was absolutely certain that he knew what he was doing at the time, and he'd have to answer for it afterwards, I think probably yes. I mean, you wouldn't just sit back and watch somebody killing people if you could put a stop to it.

    "I think that is reasonable, but I think we have to be very careful that what we're not doing is trying to set up vigilante armed groups, because that would be disastrous."

  6. A30 'should be renamed Devon Bypass when Bodmin roadworks finish', says Cornwall tourism chief

    Cornwall Live

    The A30 between Exeter and Bodmin should be renamed the Devon Bypass because there's now no reason to stop in Devon, a Cornwall tourism boss has suggested.

  7. Royal Cornwall Hospital: Watchdog report 'does not reflect entirety of our care'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Medical and end-of-life care at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is inadequate, according to the Care Quality Commission watchdog.

    In its latest report, inspectors also found patients were facing unacceptable waits to be diagnosed, treated, admitted and discharged.

    Chief executive Kathy Byrne said she and staff were going to make the necessary improvements, but added it was important people understood exactly what was inspected and the report did not "reflect the entirety of our care".

    She said: "This was three services surveyed, and whilst I'm not shying away from the harsh reality of the report, it is important to keep in perspective that there are many other services that are doing really, really well."

    Kathy Byrne and Laurence Reed
  8. Drink-drive police officer not dismissed because 'each case must be heard on individual evidence and circumstances'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A police officer was not dismissed in a misconduct hearing after being convicted of drink-driving because "each case must be heard on the evidence and circumstances taken in totality specific to the individual", a Devon and Cornwall Police report says.

    The officer was involved in a road traffic collision, and charged and convicted of driving a vehicle with excess alcohol. In the hearing held last month at the force's headquarters near Exeter, the officer was given a final written warning.

    Police lantern

    In a report, the police force said Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer had made clear that the seriousness of the offence meant there was an "organisational and public expectation" of dismissal.

    "Even so, each case must be heard on the evidence and circumstances taken in totality specific to the individual," it read.

    "In these particular and rare circumstances, following an examination of the facts and mitigation, the chief constable concluded that the appropriate sanction in this case was a final written warning for the officer."

    The report did not include details about the location or date of the road traffic collision, how much the officer was over the alcohol limit, where the court case was heard or whether the officer was on duty or not.

  9. Travel: Accidents at roundabouts in Tiverton, Dartington and Trerulefoot

    BBC News Travel

    • In Devon, on the A3126, near the Bolham roundabout in Tiverton, there are reports of an accident
    • At Dartington, on the A385 near Shinners Bridge, there are reports of an accident
    • In Cornwall, there is an accident on the A374 at the Trerulefoot roundabout
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A379 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A379 Devon both ways severe accident, near Old Torwood Road.

    A379 Devon - A379 Babbacombe Road in Torquay blocked and very slow traffic in both directions near Chinese Restaurant, because of an accident involving single vehicle.

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

  11. Burgh Island pool house plans 'will have good effects' on tourism

    BBC Radio Devon

    A proposed development on Burgh Island in south Devon, described as a "threat" to the island by critics, will have "good effects" on tourism, those behind the plans say.

    The Burgh Island Hotel has conditional planning permission from South Hams District Council for a pool house, which will be a luxury hotel suite perched between an island headland and a sea stack.

    Burgh Island plans

    The proposals, which are in a designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), have been described as a "carbuncle", "controversial and inappropriate" and "visually unattractive" by critics.

    However, Tony Orchard from the hotel, said: "I felt that the positives, the innovative and exciting design, and the good effects that will have on tourism, outweighed any negatives that would have on the ANOB."

    The South West Design Review Panel said it could be "internationally celebrated".

  12. Torquay United: Defender Myles Anderson signs new contract

    BBC Sport

    Myles Anderson

    Torquay United defender Myles Anderson has signed a new undisclosed-length contract with the National League side.

    The 27-year-old former Aberdeen and Chievo player joined the Gulls in February and has made 14 appearances.

    He also scored both goals in the 2-0 win on the final day against North Ferriby to guarantee the club's survival.

    "He did a great job for us under pressure last season, whilst playing slightly out of position," said boss Kevin Nicholson.

  13. Police Commissioner: 'If I Had A Gun And Saw A Terrorist I Would Use It'

    LBC

    The Thames Valley Police Commissioner told Nick Ferrari that if he was in a rural village and saw a terrorist in action, he would "do something about it".

    Anthony Stansfeld, Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, spoke to Nick Ferrari after a Devon police chief suggested gun owners could act as armed civilians in the event of a terror attack.

  14. Allotment users asked to check sheds after break-ins

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Allotment users in Callington who have sheds are being asked by police to check their structures after a number of break-ins which have seen damage caused and power tools stolen.

    Callington Police said on Facebook that "several sheds" at South Hill Road allotments were broken into between Saturday and Sunday.

    Officers said that they had "received three separate crime complaints and have been advised that there may be more".

  15. Bloodhound supersonic car 'only to run at 200mph during Newquay trials'

    Jonathan Amos

    Science correspondent, BBC News

    Bloodhound car

    The Bloodhound supersonic car is due to run at a mere couple of hundred miles and hour when it undergoes a series of "slow speed" trials on Newquay Airport's runway later this year.

    Engineers want to shake down the vehicle's systems before heading out to South Africa next year to try to break the land speed record.

    This stands at 763mph (1,228km/h), and Bloodhound's aim is to raise the mark in two stages - by getting first to 800mph and then to 1,000mph.

    Driver Andy Green will take the car up to about 200mph in Cornwall using just its Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine.

    Engineers see the Newquay event, due in October, as an important opportunity to gain some key early data on a rolling Bloodhound.

  16. Race hate arrests at mosque after Exeter peace march and vigil

    Devon Live

    Three people were arrested for an alleged race hate crime at Exeter mosque after a peace march designed to show public solidarity with the terrorist victims in London and Manchester.

  17. Royal William Yard-Barbican ferry service suspended

    BBC Radio Devon

    Royal William Yard

    The ferry service between Plymouth's Royal William Yard and the Barbican has been suspended after a disagreement between the company which runs it and the yard's owner, Urban Splash.

    Urban Splash said it had taken back control of the harbour area and a ferry service would be back in operation soon.

    The ferry operator, Royal William Yard Harbour Ltd, said it could not comment at the moment.

    Boat owners who have contracts with the harbour to moor their boats said they had been left in "limbo" and did not not know if they had to move them.