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Summary

  1. Drugs gang which 'used rape as weapon' is jailed
  2. Drunk teen fell to death from hotel wall
  3. Worker's hand crushed in mangle: Firm admits health and safety offence
  4. Ten rescued after being cut off by the tide
  5. Fire crews tackle blaze in Newquay house
  6. Holiday-let owners 'must pay for rubbish collections'
  7. Bill Bailey and Katherine Ryan festival axed over floods
  8. Wave of poppies on show in Plymouth to mark centenary of World War One
  9. Updates on Tuesday 22 August 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    That's all from the Cornwall and Devon BBC Local Live team for today. We're back from 08:00 with more news, travel, sport 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. Sea of poppies at Plymouth monument

    BBC Spotlight

    The artist and designer of the giant wave of poppies, originally seen at the Tower of London, has unveiled the installation on Plymouth Hoe.

    The city is the only place that'll feature the poppies on a memorial, as part of its UK tour.

    The sculpture's been fixed to the Royal Naval monument dedicated to remembering the war dead of the two world wars.

    Wave of poppies
  3. Mangled hand victim thanks medics

    Simon Hall, Home Affairs Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    A man whose hand was crushed in an industrial mangle has thanked medics who treated him.

    Seward

    "They did a phenomenal job and I don't think they could have done any better," said Anthony Seward.

    Mr Seward, 23, got his hand trapped at Heathcoat Fabrics in Tiverton, Devon, last August.

    But in an amazing operation surgeons were able to save most of his fingers.

    Exeter magistrates heard that a broken barrier guard had not been replaced. Heathcote was fined £300,000 after admitting a health and safety offence.

  4. Devon worker's mangled hand sewn in belly

    Simon Hall, Home Affairs Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    Surgeons saved a worker's hand which had been crushed in an industrial mangle by sewing it inside a "pocket" in his belly

    Hand

    Anthony Seward, 23, got his hand trapped at Heathcoat Fabrics in Tiverton, Devon last August.

    But in an amazing operation surgeons were able to save most of his fingers.

    Exeter magistrates heard that a broken barrier guard had not been replaced. Heathcote was fined £300,000 after admitting a health and safety offence.

  5. Seal hit by propeller in St Ives was Sammy and moment it happened has been shared by eyewitness

    Cornwall Live

    A man who witnessed a seal receiving horrific injuries when it was caught on a boat's propeller on a pleasure boat tour in St Ives harbour has described the terrible incident.

  6. Former Plymouth-based teacher jailed for sex offences

    Press Association

    A former PE teacher of 30 years standing has been exposed as a "clandestine sex offender" who abused pupils since he was at teacher training college in Plymouth and has been jailed for five years.

    Glyn Jones, 57, taught at two high schools in Norfolk before he moved to Australia, but was brought back to England for a trial at Norwich Crown Court.

    He admitted seven counts of indecently assaulting girls under the age of 16 on the first day of his trial, and was sentenced to five years in prison.

    Judge Anthony Bate, sentencing, said he had been "a clandestine sex offender since the age of 19", when he was "a trainee teacher at college in Plymouth".

    The charges related to six girls who were aged between 13 and 16 years old at the time of Jones's offending between 1979 and 1996.

    The judge said the offending ranged from kissing on the mouth to "much more serious".

  7. Weather: Still the odd shower to watch out for

    BBC Weather

    Tonight cloud amounts will increase with the risk of some patchy light rain for a time.

    Cloud will then break later, as conditions become fresher. Minimum Temperature: 12C (54F).

    Weather map

    A bright and breezy day tomorrow with plenty of sunshine developing. Just the odd fleeting shower blowing along on the breeze. Highs of about 18-19C (64-66F).

  8. Firm fined £300,000 after worker's hand crushed in mangle

    Simon Hall, Home Affairs Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    A Devon company has been fined £300,000 after admitting a health and safety offence as a worker's hand was crushed in an industrial mangle.

    Anthony Seward, 21, got his hand trapped in the machine in August 2016.

    Heathcoat Fabrics has described the injury as "a complete tragedy" and offered Mr Seward a full apology.

  9. Hext wins second European gold

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Cornwall's Suzanne Hext has won double gold at the European paradressage Championships in Sweden.

    This morning she scored more than 72% with her horse Abira, helping Great Britain retain Team Gold.

    Suzanna Hext

    Yesterday she won individual gold in her debut appearance at the Europeans in the P3 individual grade III class.

  10. Honiton grenade: Controlled explosion to be carried out

    A live grenade was found in undergrowth at a property on Exeter Road, Honiton, say Devon and Cornwall Police.

    A spokeswoman said they were called to reports of a possible hand grenade at 14:30 and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team confirmed it was live.

    It is due to be destroyed through a controlled explosion in a nearby field.

    Officers have put a 50m cordon in place, but said it is causes no disruption to the public or traffic and no roads are closed.

  11. Missing nine-year-old boy found safe and well

    Devon Live

    A nine-year-old boy who was missing from home in Exmouth was located safe and well, police have confirmed.

  12. Honiton grenade: Royal Navy enroute

    A bomb disposal team from the Royal Navy is on its way to Honiton to deal with a "suspected unexploded device".

  13. Unexploded grenade found in Honiton

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    An unexploded hand grenade has been found in the Beggars Lane area of Honiton and roads in the area are closed.

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  14. Meningitis warning for new uni students

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Teenagers heading to the south west to start university are being urged to get vaccinated against meningitis.

    Julie Yates, Screening and Immunisations Lead for Public Health England South West, said: "The MenACWY vaccination programme will save lives and prevent lifelong and devastating disability.

    "We have seen a rapid increase in MenW cases across England in recent years and vaccination is the most effective way of protecting against infection."

    Last week 18-year-old George Zographou died after being diagnosed with meningitis at Boardmasters festival in Newquay.

  15. Award-winning Plymouth bodybuilder reveals how his huge muscles saved him from dying of Sepsis

    Plymouth Herald

    A Plymouth bodybuilder who came close to death after contracting Sepsis has revealed how the sheer size of his muscles kept him alive.

  16. How 'mermaiding' is helping Laura manage her anxiety

    BBC News England

    A woman who took up 'mermaiding' says playing the role has helped her manage her anxiety.

    Laura Evans returned home to St Ives in Cornwall after living in London, and bought her custom-made tail so she could give something back to her hometown.

    She says being in the water feels "totally blissful".

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    Video caption: The mermaid who left the big city life behind