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  1. Devon road just passable due to flooding

    BBC News Travel

    Devon

    • On the A381 from Kingsbridge to Totnes the road is only just passable due to flooding - please approach with care
    • In Plympton, on Market Road, there's been an accident near Priory Mill - expect delays
    • Between Totnes and Avonwick there's an overturned car, causing a build up of traffic heading towards Totnes
    • In Kentisbury, the A399 Long Lane is partially blocked due to an accident near Slade Lane
    • In Exeter, there's very slow traffic on Pinhoe Road in the roadworks area near Polsloe Road
    • In Newton Poppleford, there's slow traffic on the A3052 Four Elms Hill near Lower Way due to the temporary traffic lights

    Cornwall

    • In Camborne, the A3047 is partially blocked due to a two-vehicle collision near Treswithian Park Road
    • In Liskeard, there's slow traffic on the A38 Eastbound due to a broken-down vehicle between Plymouth Road and Horningtops
    • Between Looe and Sandplace we've got reports on the A387 Sandplace Road there's an accident
    • On the A389 Wadebridge to Bodmin road we've got reports there's heavy traffic due to roadworks
  2. Six people killed in road crashes in Devon and Cornwall since Friday

    Road crash
  3. Man jailed for life for murder of Hastings man

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    Ben Walton, 49, from Devon has been jailed for life and told he will serve at least 30 years in prison for the murder of Karl Bunster.

    Mr Bunster, 37, from Hastings, was last seen in Mann Street on 17 December 2015 and his body has never been found.

    Stacey McClymont, 29, of Cowick Hill, Exeter, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

    McCymont was given a two year prison sentence at the hearing at Croydon Crown Court.

    Karl Bunster
    Image caption: Karl Bunster was last seen in Hastings in December 2015
  4. Dog finds cash and drugs hidden in plug socket

    A police drugs sniffer dog has uncovered a stash of cash and drugs hidden in a plug socket during a property raid in Cornwall.

    Police dog Jet indicated he suspected something was inside the socket during a property search under warrant yesterday.

    It turned out to be a safe holding a large amount of heroin.

    Dog and plug
  5. Wet and windy for the rest of today

    BBC Weather

    It will be a wet afternoon with strong winds for many.

    The skies will be rather cloudy across Devon and Cornwall with some fog over the tops of the hills and the rain will turn heavy at times, mainly over high ground.

    Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

    Weather
  6. Fatal crash: Nine-year-old girl named by police

    Police have named the nine-year-old girl that died after a car crash on Sunday.

    Keira Ball was taken to hospital after the crash but died on Tuesday.

    The two-vehicle crash happened on the A361 near West Buckland.

    Police were called to reports that a Vauxhall Vectra car travelling towards Barnstaple was involved in a collision with a Ford Ranger 4x4 towing a trailer travelling in the opposite direction.

    The Vauxhall driver, a woman in her 30s, along with a seven-year-old child and Keira all had serious injuries. Keira's mother and brother remain in hospital.

    The driver of the Ford Ranger had minor injuries and has been released from hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses.

  7. Youth club's crowdfunding campaign pays off

    BBC Spotlight

    A youth club in Plymouth that was facing closure has been given a reprieve thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign.

    The youngsters at the Space Shot Youth Project in Ernesettle use the sessions as a chance to make friends and access support.

    Lottery funding ran out earlier this year and the community stepped in to help raise the £35,000 needed for the project to continue to help young people turn their lives around.

    youth club
  8. Travel latest: Ferries cancelled due to weather

    BBC News Travel

    Devon

    • In Exeter at the junction of Cowick Street and Buddle Lane there are temporary traffic lights due to sewer work. Slow traffic
    • In Honiton on Sidmouth Road at the junction with Rosemount Lane there are temporary traffic lights due to water main work. Traffic very heavy

    Cornwall

    • On the A393 between Ponsanooth and the Treluswell Roundabout there's very heavy traffic
    • Near Penryn on A39 there's slow traffic on the approaches to the Treluswell Roundabout
    • On the A30 heading westbound between Camborne and the St Erth Roundabout there's slow moving traffic
    • On the A30 in both directions between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross there's busy traffic
    • In Trewoon the A3058 Edgcumbe Road is partially blocked due to a broken down vehicle around Edgcumbe Green

    Ferries

    • The Brixham to Torquay Express Ferry out of service due to the weather conditions
    • The Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry is running until 18:00
    • The St Mawes Ferry and Place Ferry and Enterprise Boats are out of service for the rest of the day due to the weather conditions
  9. Prisoners' paintings up for sale

    BBC Radio Devon

    Prisoners' paintings will be up for sale as part of a professional art exhibition in Tavistock Town Hall today.

    The pictures, produced by Dartmoor inmates are being shown by a cooperative of artists called Drawn to the Valley.

    None of the pieces will cost more than £40 and each inmate won't get the money until they're out of jail.

  10. Dirty Dancing couple who ended up in A&E by recreating lift are shown how to do it by Torquay cast

    Devon Live

    A couple who hit national headlines after knocking themselves out while attempting the iconic 'Dirty Dancing' lift, were shown how to do it properly on Monday night - by the cast at Torquay's Princess Theatre.

  11. Mother and twins killed in crash: What we know so far

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Crash
    • A mother and her 12-year-old twins were killed in a crash while on holiday in North Devon
    • Jane Baker-Lockett, 43, and her children James and Amy Gaskin, were from the Milton Keynes area
    • Her husband was travelling in a separate vehicle with her 14-year-old son. They saw the crash
    • It happened on the A361 near Barnstaple at 08:25 on Monday morning
    • The crash involved a Kia Sportage and an oncoming lorry
    • The road was closed for nine hours
    • Ms Baker-Lockett died at the scene
    • Amy died on arrival at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple
    • James, who was taken to hospital via air ambulance, died shortly afterwards
    • An investigation is under way and police are appealing for witnesses
  12. Fraudsters targeting Torridge residents

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Torridge Council has warned residents after complaints of scammers targeting people in the area.

    Several people have reported receiving phone calls from people claiming to represent the council.

    The current scam appears to involve residents being told they are due back-dated council tax refunds over many years amounting to several thousand pounds.

    The hoaxer then asks for their bank details to process the fictitious refund.

    Councillor David Hurley said: "It is regrettable that fraudsters continue to target our residents with scams aimed at stealing money from them.

    "The advice is to remain vigilant and if people have any doubts at all about the credibility of any caller they should check first and never reveal financial information to someone they don’t know or can't verify."

  13. Dog rescue under way

    Hannah Stacey

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Coastguards in Falmouth say a dog rescue is under way near Tintagel.

    A lifeboat has been launched and crews are trying to retrieve the animal.

  14. Heartbreaking final farewell to A38 crash victim Tony Woodman Read

    Plymouth Herald

    The funeral of a 53-year-old man from Plymouth who was killed in a crash on the A38 is being held today.

  15. Heritage sport gets a new lease of life in Cornwall

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Knights in armour have been doing battle on horseback in Cornwall this week, including at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth.

    Jousting has become a popular attraction at castles around the country with English Heritage even calling for jousting to be recognised as an Olympic sport at future games.

    Researchers at the University of Bath have proven that modern jousters have similar levels of fitness and strength to professional footballers and Formula One drivers.

    jousting
  16. Nine-year-old girl dies after crash

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    A nine-year-old girl has died after a two-vehicle crash on the A361 near West Buckland on Sunday.

    Police were called to reports that a Vauxhall Vectra car travelling towards Barnstaple was involved in a collision with a Ford Ranger 4x4 towing a trailer travelling in the opposite direction.

    The Vauxhall driver, a woman in her 30s, along with a seven-year-old child and a nine-year-old girl all had serious injuries. The nine-year-old girl died on Tuesday, police said.

    A361

    The driver of the Ford Ranger had minor injuries and has been released from hospital.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  17. Shetland has sunnier July than Cornwall

    BBC News Channel

    The Shetland Islands had more sunshine than Cornwall in July, despite being more than 700 miles further north.

    It is only the eighth time this has happened since records began in 1929.

    Met Office statistics showed the Shetland area had 192.9 hours of sunshine from 1-29 July, while Cornwall had 153.5 hours.

    It was a wet month for the UK as a whole, with 22% more than the average rainfall for July.

    Properties were damaged and people had to be rescued after heavy rain and storms hit the Cornish village of Coverack.

    Shetland and Cornwall
    Image caption: Sun on St Ninian's Isle, Shetland, while intense rain caused flash flooding in Coverack, Cornwall
  18. Six people killed in road crashes in Devon and Cornwall since Friday

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

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    Six people have died in road crashes on the region's roads since Friday, three of them children, police say.

    Jane Baker-Lockett, 43, and her 12-year-old twins James and Amy Gaskin, from the Milton Keynes area, died in a crash in on the A361 near Barnstaple in Devon on Monday.

    Her husband was travelling in a separate vehicle with her 14-year-old son and saw the crash behind them.

    A nine-year-old girl died following a two-vehicle collision on the A361 near to West Buckland on Sunday.

    Aidan Spruhan, 24, from Chudleigh Knighton died in a crash on Friday on Elms Hill in Sidmouth.

    A woman in her 50s died on Tuesday after a crash on the B3275 at Brighton Cross Roundabout, Summercourt, Cornwall.