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  1. Travel latest: Water main repairs on A385

    BBC News Travel


    • In Exeter, Exe Bridge South is partially blocked around Western Way due to a broken-down vehicle
    • Between Smallbrook and Newton St. Cyres on the A377 there's slow traffic due to roadworks
    • On the A385 between Totnes and Paignton near the fishing lakes there are temporary traffic lights due to water main repairs. Expect delays


    • Between Bugle and Stenalees on the A391 there's busy traffic
    • At Grampound the A390 is partially blocked around Mill Lane due to an accident
    • Near Penryn on the A39 there's slow traffic on the approaches to the Treluswell Roundabout
    • Skybus flights are currently on hold at Newquay and Land's End Airports
  2. Figures show Exeter prison is the most overcrowded in England

    Devon Live

    Exeter prison is the most overcrowded in England. The latest figures for HMP Exeter show that the prison held an average of 491 prisoners at any one time last year.

  3. Woman dies in single-car crash

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died when her blue Nissan Micra left the road in Cornwall.

    Officers were called at 16:25 on Tuesday to reports of the crash on the B3275 at Brighton Cross Roundabout, Summercourt.

    Brighton Cross Roundabout

    The driver, a woman in her 50s, was the only person in the car.

    She was driving from the direction of Fraddon towards Ladock when the car crossed the carriageway and left the road, officers said.

    The road was closed for almost five hours whilst officers from Camborne, Bodmin and Plymouth attended the scene.

  4. Sherford campaigners concerned houses won't meet design standards

    BBC Radio Devon

    Changes to the way houses are built in the new town of Sherford are being discussed by planners at South Hams District Council later today.

    Developers want to replace a strict set of design rules known as the 'town code' with a set of guiding principles.

    The 'town code' is basically a set of design rules affecting things like how the houses are built, where people park and how the streets are laid out.

    Campaigners worry this could mean the houses won't be built to a high enough standards. But the developer denies this and says the only reason it wants to replace the 'town code' with a guiding set of principles is to give it more architectural flexibility, so it can deliver houses that the market wants in the future.

  5. Sidmouth crash victim, 24, named by police

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Police have named a 24-year-old man who died after a crash on Elms Hill in Sidmouth on Friday.

    Aidan Spruhan, who was from Chudleigh Knighton, was killed after his car, a black Nissan Skyline, collided with a BMW travelling in the opposite direction.

    Emergency services were called at about 19:45. A third vehicle was also involved and a fourth badly damaged by debris, police said.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  6. Woman airlifted to hospital after harbour fall

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A woman has suffered "serious injuries" after falling off a harbour wall in Cornwall.

    Newquay Coastguard said it was called to Towan Beach on Tuesday evening to help the woman. Ambulance crews also attended.

    The woman was taken to Derriford Hospital by rescue helicopter. Her condition is not known.

    Towan Beach
  7. Wet and windy day ahead

    Dan Downs, Weather Forecaster

    It will be a wet day with strong winds for many. Skies will be rather cloudy across the region with some fog over the tops of the hills and rain will turn heavy at times, mainly over high ground.

    The maximum temperature will be 20C (68F).

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    Video caption: BBC weather for Devon and Cornwall on Wednesday 1 August
  8. Travel update: Delays on the A385

    BBC News Travel

    There are delays on the A385 between Totnes and Paignton near the fishing lakes where the temporary traffic lights are due to water main repairs.

  9. Travel news: Ferries cancelled due to weather conditions

    BBC News Travel


    • The Brixham to Torquay Express Ferry is out of service due to the weather conditions
    • In Plymouth on Tavistock Road there's busy traffic approaching the Derriford Roundabout in both directions due to the roadworks
    • At Chillington on Port Lane we've got reports there's an accident around the A379
    • In Exeter, Exe Bridge South is partially blocked around Western Way due to a broken-down vehicle


    • The St Mawes Ferry, Place Ferry & Enterprise Boats are out of service due to the weather, the situation will be reviewed at 10:00
    • Around Bodmin on the A30 eastbound at Carminow Cross we've got reports one lane is blocked due to an accident
    • At Grampound the A390 is partially blocked around Mill Lane due to an accident
  10. Fire at four-storey building in Newquay tackled

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    There's been a fire in a four-storey building in Newquay this morning.

    Three fire crews were called to Cliff Road in the early hours after smoke was seen coming from the first floor.

    Two crews from the town and one from Perranporth attended and used a high pressure jet to extinguish the fire.

    Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said it believed the cause of the blaze was accidental and it involved electrical equipment.

  11. North Devon lorry-car crash victims named

    Police have named the three people who were killed in a car crash in North Devon on Monday.

    Jane Baker-Lockett, 43, and her children, 12-year-old twins James and Amy Gaskin died when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision at Landkey Junction.

    The family were from the Milton Keynes area and were travelling in a separate vehicle from her husband and her 14-year-old son.

    The husband and 14-year-old were not directly involved in the crash. Police are appealing for witnesses.

  12. News, sport, weather and travel for Wednesday

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Good morning from BBC Local Live. We'll be bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather for Devon and Cornwall today.

    If you want to get in touch, please email us.