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Summary

  1. Toddler 'seriously injured' in crash
  2. Beaver attacked dog 'without warning'
  3. 'Thousands' of children have bad teeth removed each year, figures show
  4. Devon fundraisers give Grenfell firefighters 'much needed' break
  5. 'I AM GOD' T-shirt man sought by police
  6. 'Deliberate' fire behind shop tackled
  7. Four primary schools have 'little or unpredictable broadband'
  8. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Our live coverage

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday 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. 'Good chance' for Cornwall to host Olympic skateboarding heats

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall has a "good chance" of hosting the qualifying heats for skateboarding in the Tokyo Olympics, a skate park manager says.

    Mount Hawke Skate Park has launched a bid to host the heats after the sport was one of five new events added to the Olympics for 2020.

    Skateboard

    "We do believe we've got a really strong chance, with the facilities we've got here," Mount Hawke manager Ciaran Ryder said.

  3. Restaurants and shops to open in swanky £4m office block

    Plymouth Herald

    A Plymouth office block is undergoing a £4million revamp which will leave it with space for classy ground-floor shops and restaurants and a fifth-floor penthouse with panoramic views over the city.

  4. Weather for Devon and Cornwall: Warm and dry with possible thundery downpours

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    A warm and dry evening, with some clear spells developing, although in the early hours thunderstorms could develop in the east. Minimum temperature 16C.

    Weather map

    Tomorrow will see the chance of isolated thunderstorms in the east at first, then it will be hot with plenty of sunshine.

    Some coastal fog may arrive later in the afternoon, with a maximum temperature of 26C.

  5. Holiday 'means the world' to 'broken' Grenfell firefighter

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    The wife of a firefighter who helped battle the blaze at Grenfell Towers says the offer of a free holiday "means the world" to them.

    Nearly 400 holidays across the UK and abroad have been offered on a Facebook group set up by two women from Ilfracombe.

    Grenfell Towers fire

    The wife, who has chosen to remain anonymous, says the fire was the most horrific job of her husband's career and has left him "utterly broken".

    The family will spend a week in a cottage in Marsden, Yorkshire, thanks to the generosity of the public.

  6. Songs remember Devon and World War One

    BBC Radio Devon

    New songs have been written to commemorate the efforts of Devon's Home Front during the Great War.

    Local choirs and musicians have been working with the charity Wren Music to create the new material, which is inspired by stories of what life was like for those left behind during World War One.

    It's part of the Devon Remembers Heritage Project.

    The songs are being performed at three concerts called "Blackberries and Bandages".

    Marilyn Tucker is from Wren Music and says people's emotions have been "stirred".

    "There have been times in the concerts that we've done, sometimes the audience just gasps because there's been a light bulb moment because they've realised something about Devon and the first World War," she said.

  7. Travel updates for Cornwall: A390 closed in both directions following crash

    BBC News Travel

    • Reports of an overturned car on the A39 between Kilkhampton and Higher Clovelly
    • The A390 in Callington remains closed in both directions between Liskeard roundabout and the A388 for crash investigations, with busy traffic on surrounding roads.
    • Southgate Street in Launceston is partially blocked between Market Street and Madford Lane due to an accident
  8. Travel updates for Devon

    BBC News Travel

    • One lane of the A38 Plymouth-bound carriageway is closed between Wrangaton and Ivybridge due to a broken down caravan
    • An accident has partially blocked Globe Hill in Woodbury near The Arch
    • An overturned car in Barnstaple near the North Devon District Hospital has partially blocked the on A39 North Road
    • In Teigmouth Coombe Vale Road is blocked in both directions due to an accident near Deer Park Avenue
    • Advance warning that Bridge Road in Exeter will be closed overnight for resurfacing from 20:30 until 05:30, with diversions in place.
  9. Lost shark tag washes up on beach

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A tag attached to a shark four years ago off the coast of Spain has been found washed up on a Cornish beach.

    Marine Biologists say the data it can provide is a "dream come true".

    cape cornwall

    The tag was found on Cape Cornwall and handed to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust who used a phone number printed on the side to start their investigation.

    They found it was attached to a deep water shark in 2013 by marine biologists in Spain and programmed to detach 90 days later.

    Now four years later it's found its way to Cornwall and experts say much more of the information it collected can now be downloaded.

  10. Funeral held of 20-year-old A38 crash victim Marshall Arnott

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    The funeral has been held of one of three men killed in a crash on the A38 near Plymouth last month.

    The men, aged 20, 23 and 24 died on 5 June when the van they were in crashed on the Plymouth-bound carriageway about a mile before the Marsh Mills roundabout. No other vehicles were involved

    A38 crash, 5 June 2017

    A floral tribute for 20-year-old Marshall Arnott, the youngest of the three victims, spelled out the word "daddy" from his four-month old daughter.

    Crash victim Marshall Arnott's funeral
  11. Beaver watchers 'should leave dogs at home'

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    East Devon District Council has warned dog owners to stay away from areas where beavers live, after a dog was attacked at Otterton.

    The authority said: "East Devon is very lucky to have a wild beaver population establishing and these animals clearly need to be protected from attack by dogs, as much as the dogs need to be protected from the beavers.

    "We would recommend that members of the public going quietly to watch the beavers do not take their dogs with them to the areas in which they are most active, particularly at this time of the year.”

    Beaver
  12. Two-year-old suffers serious head injuries in Callington crash

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    A two-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a crash in Cornwall.

    Emergency services were called to the collision on the A390 at Callington about midday involving a Peugeot Boxer van and a Peugeot 206 car.

    Devon Air Ambulance

    Devon and Cornwall Police said the toddler sustained a potentially life-threatening head injury and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

    It's thought the boy and his family will be transferred to hospital in Bristol.

    The road is closed in both directions for collision investigation work and police are appealing for witnesses.

  13. Businesses worried about fall in foreign students coming to Plymouth

    Plymouth Herald

    Plymouth businesses have re-booted their campaign urging the government to remove students from immigration figures – after claiming there has been a drop in the number of overseas students coming to the city.

  14. 'From a dead cat on my door, it kept escalating'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Devon and Cornwall Police says it welcomes an official report which warns victims across England and Wales of stalking and harassment they're at risk because of failings by the police and prosecutors.

    The report by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary found crimes weren't being recorded, investigations were poorly conducted and legal protection wasn't offered to enough victims.

    It follows a police apology to Helen Pearson (below) from Exeter, who was stabbed by her stalker, and had made 125 reports to officers.

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  15. Travel update: Accident in Callington

    BBC News Travel

    • In Callington, the A390 is closed in both directions due to an accident between Liskeard Road and the A388 Saltash Road
    • There's slow-moving traffic in Falmouth on the A39 Dracaena Avenue due to temporary traffic lights for roadworks
  16. Torquay's National League fixtures released

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    The new National League fixtures are out and Torquay United face a tough start with games against two of last season's play off teams.

    Beaten finalists Tranmere come to Plainmoor on the opening day and that's followed by trips to Aldershot and Gateshead.

    Kevin Nicholson

    This year's Christmas double-header will be against big spending Eastleigh.