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  1. Our live coverage across the region

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    That's it from the Devon and Cornwall BBC Local Live team.

    Join us again from 08:00 tomorrow for all the latest news, travel, sport and weather.

  2. First glimpse of wave of poppies on Plymouth Hoe

    John Danks, BBC Spotlight

    Visitors to the Hoe are getting their first glimpse of a 'wave of poppies' sculpture.

    The display opens tomorrow at Plymouth Naval Memorial on the Hoe to commemorate victims of World War One.

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  3. Stand Up in The Wyldes comedy festival postponed in flood fear

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    A comedy festival featuring top acts such as Bill Bailey, Alan Davies, Russell Kane and Katherine Ryan has been postponed this weekend due to flooding fears.

    Bill Bailey

    Organisers of the Stand up in the Wyldes at Bude in Cornwall said they had "very sadly been forced to postpone" the three-day festival.

    The site of what is thought to be the first festival of its kind in Cornwall had been hit by "unseasonal and torrential rain".

    Organisers said it would "only take one heavy shower to re-flood the site, rendering it unsafe".

    The festival would be rearranged for the first half of next year and all tickets would be valid for that event.

  4. Pre-inquest review into teenage girl

    A pre-inquest review has been held into the death of a Courtney Saunders aka Smith, an 18-year-old girl from Truro who died in London in February.

    A provisional date for the inquest has been set for January 2018, and it is expected to last three or four days.

  5. Bizarre sea creature washes up on Devon coast

    Devon Live

    An unusual tentacled sea creature has washed up on the North Devon coast. Locals have struggled to identify the animal which was first spotted yesterday.

  6. Weather: Cloudy start but should clear

    BBC Weather

    Tonight we will see more cloud returning along with some mist and fog around the coasts and over the moors.

    Winds will be light southerly becoming moderate south easterly. Minimum Temperature: 14C (57F).

    Weather map

    Tomorrow will start cloudy with some mist and fog, but this should break through the morning giving some bright or sunny spells.

    The odd very isolated shower is possible. Winds will be moderate south easterly, fresh along the north coast.

  7. Hapless Plymouth inventor is laughed off TV's Dragons' Den

    Plymouth Herald

    A Plymouth inventor's cringe-worthy appearance on Dragons' Den ended in laughter as he was sent away without a penny - after casually addressing poker-faced Deborah Meaden as 'Debbie'.

  8. Robbers use stolen telehoist to grab cash machine

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Robbers used a hydraulic hoist to steal a cash machine at a Totnes filling station.

    Cash raid

    The 'cash and carry' raiders struck at the Totnes Cross filling station at about 01:30 said Kingsbridge Police.

    They used a stolen telehoist to lift the cash machine, leaving the twisted remains of its metal anchoring points and a smashed wall.

    Cash machine

    The telehoist was abandoned at the filling station and a stolen dumper truck was used to remove the machine. The garage remains open.

    The amount of money in the cash machine has not yet been revealed.

  9. Penzance development abandoned

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    The construction company building a new Pets at Home store and Costa coffee have said all staff have been made redundant as it has ceased trading.

    The statement was made by Weiser Construction after the building work appeared to be abandoned.

    A company spokesman said it applied for "voluntary administration" three weeks ago, after its bank account was frozen.

    "Weiser Construction have had an independent audit undertaken which has highlighted account discrepancies," he said.

  10. Girl 'deeply shocked' by sexual assault on train

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    Police say they are urgently seeking witnesses to a sexual assault on board a train after the Boardmasters festival in Newquay.

    A 17-year-old girl was "touched inappropriately" on a Great Western Railway service from Newquay to Plymouth just before 21:00 on Saturday 12 August, officers say.

    The offender gave his name as Lance and is described as having pronounced sideburns.

    Newquay Station

    Reports suggest the girl was approached had not long before been approached by another man who made advances and tried to steal her phone.

    Investigating officer DC Matt Grieve, said: "This was a deeply upsetting and shocking incident for this young woman. If you were on board this train and witnessed what happened, or saw two men acting suspiciously, then I would urge you to get in touch."

  11. Devon health services row

    Jenny Walrond

    Health Correspondent, BBC Spotlight

    The chief executives of Torbay and the Royal Devon and Exeter hospitals have taken over the running of plans to reorganise Devon's health services, following the departure of the previous leader, Angela Pedder.

    'Save our services' protest signs

    The plans continue to be dogged by criticism from campaigners and some politicians, including claims of a conflict of interest.

    Health commissioners have been criticised for using the same consultants to assess the problems and deliver the solutions - but say a fair tendering process was adhered to.

    Charlie Ratcliffe, from the consultants Carnall Farrar, which was involved, said there had been a "competitive process", which itself was "specified and agreed by the NHS".

  12. Man left with broken jaw after assault

    A man has a suspected broken jaw after an assault in Plymouth, police have said.

    Officers were called to the Co-op in Whitleigh at 11:40 on Monday morning.

    "The victim sustained facial injuries and a suspected broken jaw. He has been taken to Derriford Hospital via land ambulance," police said.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses following the incident outside the store.

  13. Football: Truro must improve home form - Hodges

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Truro City manager Lee Hodges says his side must improve their results at Treyew Road after a second home defeat in four days on Saturday.

    They were beaten 1-0 by Eastbourne Borough, leaving them ninth in National League South after five games.

    Lee Hodges

    "We've got to turn our home form around. I said I wanted to make this a fortress, and horrible and hard for teams to come here and win," Hodges told BBC Radio Cornwall.

    "We've been OK in the performances but we haven't got the results and I know it's a results business, so we have to learn from this week because it's not been a good one."

  14. Eight people removed from derelict hotel

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    Eight people have been removed from a derelict hotel in Newquay, Cornwall Council has said.

    The authority said stolen items were found at the building, when the council told the eight to leave.

    Edgcumbe Hotel

    A council spokesperson said there was evidence of drug use and a bed had been set of fire.

    He said it was "fortunate" the fire had not spread to other parts of the former hotel.

    The building has since been made secure to keep people out.

  15. Death beach safety to be discussed

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    The Duchy of Cornwall says it will reopen talks about making Crantock beach safer after a holidaymaker died last week.

    Crantock Parish Council has said it warned the duchy there could be a "potentially fatal situation" back in April, after the river running on the beach changed its course.

    Flowers at Crantock beach

    Oneil Din, 27, from Coventry, died after he got stuck in a rip current on the beach on 15 August.

    The beach is owned by the National Trust but the Duchy of Cornwall owns the land below the high water mark.

    A spokesperson for the duchy said: "We plan to meet again with the parish council, National Trust and other stakeholders to see what more can possibly be done."

  16. Retail development work stops

    Cornwall Live

    Construction work on a retail site development just outside of Penzance has stopped after its main contractor has ceased trading.

  17. BreakingMan 'stabbed in hip and doused in petrol'

    A man was "stabbed in the hip and doused in petrol" in Torquay, police have said.

    Officers told the BBC "the suspects were not successful in their attempt to set him alight" and “the victim received hospital treatment and is recovering well”.

    Police were called to Hele Road, Torquay at about 21:30 on Thursday 6 July.

    Officers said a 37-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the incident. He has since been released under investigation.

    An attempted murder inquiry is under way.

  18. Protest held over hospital bed closures

    BBC Radio Devon

    People angry at plans to close 71 inpatient beds at community hospitals in Devon have been holding a protest this lunchtime.

    The closures at Seaton and Okehampton start today.

    Exeter and Honiton will follow over the next two weeks.

    Quote Message: Reallocating resources away from hospital bed-based care into more home-based and community care will really make a positive difference to people's lives. It will ensure that everyone who needs the service in our community has the best access to good quality and sustainable health services and help people to stay independent for longer, with the benefit of being cared for closer to family and friends." from Rob Sainsbury Chief operating officer for NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
    Rob SainsburyChief operating officer for NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group