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Summary

  1. Man drowned at Crantock named as Oneil Din
  2. Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze at St Agnes Hotel
  3. 'Risk of misidentifying bodies' in Devon mortuary
  4. North Devon Link Road plans discussed
  5. Looe building damaged in 'suspected arson'
  6. Boardmasters festival-goer: Minute's applause for meningitis victim George Zographou
  7. Torquay United's Kevin Nicholson 'leaves club immediately'
  8. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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  1. Devon & Cornwall Local Live

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    That's all from the Local Live team for today. We're back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow.

    Don't forget Spotlight on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Weather update: showers sticking around tonight

    BBC Weather

    Although there will be plenty of clear spells, a few showers will persist during the night tonight.

    It will remain breezy, with the southwesterly wind strengthening a little overnight.

    weather map
  3. Masters 'will learn' from Vassell move

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Truro City chairman Peter Masters says the National League South club "did not get a sausage" from Isaac Vassell's transfer to Birmingham from Luton.

    Vassell, 23, spent two years at Truro but joined Luton on a free transfer in July 2016 after his contract expired, meaning the Cornish side did not receive any sell-on fee from the striker's move to the Championship.

    Isaac Vassell

    "We live and learn on Isaac - I think that was an opportunity missed there," Masters told BBC Radio Cornwall.

    "But as the circumstances were at that time, we just didn't get anything from him. It's a bit disappointing, but good luck to Isaac."

    Masters 'will learn' from Vassell move

    Isaac Vassell

    Truro City chairman Peter Masters says they "did not get a sausage" from Isaac Vassell's move to Birmingham from Luton.

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  4. Stormzy sends best wishes after Boardmasters crowd crush injured fans

    Press Association

    Stormzy has reached out to people who were affected when a sudden crowd surge interrupted his set at last weekend's Boardmasters festival.

    He paused his gig as the scuffle erupted, reportedly leaving three people in hospital with bone fractures.

    Posting an image from the show on Instagram, he wrote: "Boardmasters 2017, love you and thank you for an incredible show."

    "Sending my love to the people in the front row following the crowd incident, hope you're all blessed."

    Stormzy
  5. Financial pressures may have led to mortuary mix-up risk, papers reveal

    Jenny Walrond

    Health Correspondent, BBC Spotlight

    Board papers have revealed that members of a hospital trust were concerned financial pressures may have contributed to monitoring issues in a Devon hospital mortuary.

    There was a "significant risk" of bodies being mixed up at a mortuary, at Torbay Hospital, inspectors have found.

    Areas where dead babies and adults were stored were not secure at the hospital, a report said.

    The hospital almost lost its licence to store bodies and carry out post-mortems following the the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) inspection in May.

    The hospital's board papers show the trust's executive team are concerned that financial pressures on the NHS may be contributing to these sort of problems.

    "An increasing tolerance to risk may be exacerbated by the financial situation and reduced availability of capital for maintenance and equipment," the papers said.

    Torbay hospital
  6. Adams frustrated by transfer window

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Plymouth Argyle boss Derek Adams says having the transfer window open after the start of the season has made it "difficult" for him to sign players.

    The Scot has spent much of the summer trying to bolster his attacking options but has so far been left frustrated.

    Derek Adams

    "It's not a good situation to be in - we would have liked to have completed all our business by now," Adams told BBC Sport.

    "It's not the case because we're dealing with other clubs - the transfer window's still open and they can hold on to their players until they feel it's necessary to let them go."

    Adams frustrated by transfer window

    Derek Adams

    Plymouth boss Derek Adams says having the transfer window open during August has made it "difficult" for him to sign players.

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  7. Penzance shop owner demands 'level playing field'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A Penzance shop owner has taken the unusual step of putting up large posters in his window criticising the proliferation of out of town shops and Cornwall Council's planning policy.

    The West Cornwall town recently lost its Crown post office and has a number of vacant premises.

    Oliver hawker runs a photography shop in the town, he says he's had enough.

    "Give us a level playing field," he says.

    "I'm not asking for these places to be closed down - they're employing people, the job is being done.

    "What I'm now asking for is a level playing field, to give the traders of this town a chance to compete."

    shop signs
  8. Drugs found inside Kinder Surprise

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Police have found Class-A drugs hidden inside a Kinder Surprise, as well as a large quantity of cash, after a bust in North Devon.

    Officers found a significant quantity of what is believed to be heroin and crack cocaine stuffed inside a Kinder Surprise shell at an address in Barnstaple.

    Police later stopped and searched a car on the North Devon Link Road, finding a significant amount of cash which has also been seized.

    A 41-year-old local woman and an 18-year-old man from London have both been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class-A drug and will be questioned this afternoon.

  9. 'Extensive damage' in hotel fire

    Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have shared more photographs of scenes at the St Agnes Hotel after today's fire.

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  10. Firefighters extinguish blaze at St Agnes Hotel

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    About 50 firefighters have helped to tackle a blaze at the St Agnes Hotel, in Cornwall.

    The fire, which broke out just before 12:00 BST started in the kitchen.

    Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said while the exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined, it was accidental.

    The extent of the damage is not yet known.

    No-one was injured in the blaze and at least one building nearby was evacuated.

    St Agnes Hotel
  11. Red Arrows back over Fowey later

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The RAF Red Arrows will be displaying over Fowey this evening.

    Last year the event was cancelled after more than 30 years because of safety fears.

    The aerobatic display is part of the Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week, and will see the aircraft flying over the sea this year, rather than the estuary.

    Red arrows over Fowey

    Harbour master, Paul Thomas, said they are hoping to raise enough money to cover the cost of the display.

    "We are about halfway there. There have been some really generous donations from local businesses. The money we get from car parks will go directly to funding the display".

  12. BreakingMan drowned at Crantock named as Oneil Din

    A man who died when out swimming off the north Cornwall coast has been named as Oneil Din, a 27-year-old from Coventry.

    Numerous friends have paid tribute to Mr Din online, including from the church, the Great Commission Ministry, which said Mr Din was a member and said: "We thank you for your smiles and laughter."

    An inquest into the death of Mr Din was opened and adjourned at Truro City Hall this afternoon.

    Oneil Din
  13. Travel update: Accident in Plymouth

    BBC Radio Devon

    In Plymouth, Knighton Road is blocked in both directions due to an accident near Greenbank Avenue.

  14. Autistic Plymouth boy's family 'thrilled' over Kinder Egg shark hunt

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    A family is "thrilled" to be getting a specific toy for their "shark-mad" autistic son after an eight-month quest to find one.

    Six-year-old Jayden Lakey from Plymouth will be "over the moon" to receive a Kinder Egg containing the plastic shark.

    The family's original request to buy one directly from Ferrero, which owns Kinder Egg, was turned down.

    Ferrero said it now had one and would ensure "its safe passage to Plymouth".

    jayden lakey
  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A35 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A35 Devon both ways severe disruption, between Heathpark Way and A375 Sidmouth Road.

    A35 Devon - A35 Exeter Road in Honiton blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the Heathpark Way junction and the A375 Sidmouth Road junction, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A391 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A391 Cornwall both ways severe disruption, at A30.

    A391 Cornwall - A391 Truro Road in Lanivet partially blocked and very slow traffic at Innis Downs Junction, because of an overturned lorry and a fuel spillage. On the roundabout.

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