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  1. Fisherman dies and another missing at sea off Treyarnon, Cornwall
  2. --- The brothers have been named as Charles and Robert Allen
  3. --- Charles Allen, 21, rescued but died in hospital on Monday
  4. --- The search for Robert Allen has since been called off
  5. Hedgehog 'doused in lighter fluid'
  6. Dogs and gardening to help people with dementia
  7. Updates on Tuesday 5 September 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel 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. Tribute to two brothers swept off rocks

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Anthony and Margaret Allen, parents of Charles and Robert, have paid tribute saying: "Our sons were happy, kind, intelligent, loving brothers and we are in a state of shock at what has happened.

    "We are living a nightmare that you would never want to happen to anyone.

    "We are praying Robert is located so that we can say goodbye to our sons together.

    Image caption: A search for Robert Allen was called off after resuming at first light this morning

    "Charles was a hard-working loving son and Robert was an associate of Bath University, specialising in 3D printing.

    "They both loved being part of our large family and had recently become uncles. They took their fishing seriously and would study timetables and forecasts before venturing out.

    "They were experienced fisherman but a freak accident has changed our lives forever and it is difficult to find words to explain our pain.

    "We would like to thank all of the rescue teams involved in the recovery of Charles and the ongoing search for Robert.

    "We ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time."

  3. BreakingTwo men swept off rocks named

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Two brothers who were swept into the sea while fishing off rocks in Cornwall have been named as Charles Allen and Dr Robert Allen from Bristol.

    Emergency services were called to the incident at Treyarnon Bay near Padstow about 15:00 on Monday.

    Devon and Cornwall Police say Charles Allen, 21, was located in the water and airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital but later died.

    Dr Robert Allen, 30, has not yet been located despite extensive searches by HM Coastguard rescue teams and RNLI Lifeboats, with assistance from police.

    The brothers were holidaying with family in Cornwall when the incident happened and had been fishing many times before.

  4. Rebecca Front joins cast of Poldark

    Radio Times

    Rebecca Front

    Rebecca Front – star of The Thick of It, War and Peace, and Lewis – is joining the new series of Poldark as the “formidable mother” of lecherous cleric Osborne Whitworth.

    Front is a major addition to the line-up for series four, which has begun filming this week.

    Christian Brassington returns to play her son Osborne, the tubby vicar with a foot fetish who will continue to torment his poor wife Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) in the next series.

    Also back are Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as his wife, Demelza; alongside Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde who, as Dr Enys and wife Caroline, will be "tested as never before" according to producers.

  5. Rising sea levels and polluted seas 'threaten coastal areas'

    BBC Spotlight

    Coastal town

    Rising sea levels, flooding and increasingly polluted seas pose a direct threat to people living in coastal areas, Exeter University scientists have found.

    The medical school research team identified threats posed to occupants of seaside towns, including from climate change and rising property prices, partly fuelled by high levels of tourism.

    Over-development, the reduction of the fishing industry and a seasonal workforce are affecting coastal communities and their schools and health services, despite such areas' outdoor lifestyle.

  6. 'Ultimate sea view' captured

    BBC News Scotland

    Surfing into the Wind. Pic: Roy Curtis

    An image of a surfer in Cornwall has won a category in a national photographic competition.

    Roy Curtis's shot, titled Surfing into the Wind, was taken in Newquay and won the people and recreation section in the competition run by the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society.

  7. Terrified parents find powder believed to be heroin in eBay order

    Devon Live

    A Devon couple, who have two children, were left dumbfounded after they discovered what they thought to be heroin in a package received from online retailer eBay.

  8. University of Exeter 'one of the top 200 universities in world'

    BBC Radio Devon

    The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top 200 universities in world, according to the Times Higher Education's latest league table.

    Exeter comes in at number 130 - down four places on last year.

    The rankings, which include 1,000 universities around the world, rank institutions on 12 measures grouped into five areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

    Oxford and Cambridge were ranked as first and second.

  9. Goalkeeper Letheren rejoins Plymouth

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    League One side Plymouth Argyle have re-signed former York and Dundee goalkeeper Kyle Letheren on a free transfer.

    The 29-year-old Welshman spent four months with the League One club in 2009 but failed to make an appearance.

    Kyle Letheren

    Letheren, who has also played for Kilmarnock and Blackpool, will provide competition for fellow Plymouth keepers Luke McCormick and Robbert te Loeke.

  10. Weather: Showers due to disappear during morning

    BBC Weather

    Apart from a few scattered showers, it'll be a largely dry night with clear spells and broken cloud.

    Moderate or fresh west to northwesterly winds will be stronger around exposed coasts and in the west. Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).


    There may be a few light showers at first on Wednesday, but otherwise it will be a largely dry day with sunny periods and broken cloud.

    Moderate or fresh west or northwesterly winds will be stronger at times around exposed coasts and over hills. Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

  11. Rogue traders target 'vulnerable elderly' in Newton Abbot

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Police in Newton Abbot are hunting rogue traders after two incidents targeting "vulnerable" elderly householders.

    Officers said people in their 80s and 90s were pressurised into "paying an extortionate amount for work", including roofing and guttering, in incidents on 30 August in Halcyon Way and 31 August on Templers Road.

    Officers added that one person was also a victim of theft.

    Det Con Jon Aggett, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "At no time should you agree to have work undertaken by a cold caller. Any tradesmen worth his weight in salt will always quote for work and would never pressurise a person for cash on the spot."

  12. Treyarnon Bay search: Pair swept off into sea an 'unimaginable tragedy'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    The death of a 21-year-old angler and another going missing when they were swept off rocks into the sea in north Cornwall has been described as an "unimaginable tragedy" by coastguards.

    The alarm was raised on Monday afternoon when two people were reported in the water west of Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow.

    Lifeguards recovered one man and he was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, but died on arrival. A search for the other man it resumed at first light on Tuesday, but was later called off.

    Treyarnon Bay

    James Instance, of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in Cornwall, said: "It is an unfortunately bleak and stark reminder of quite how powerful the sea is and how things can happen incredibly quickly."

    He added that "huge numbers of people not intending to go into the water in the first place" get "caught out in appalling circumstances".

  13. Helston and Lizard water main burst: Supplies 'restored for most'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    South West Water says supplies have been restored "for the vast majority of customers" in the Helston and Lizard area after a mains burst this morning.

    It said that some customers might experience discoloured water, but they were advised to "run the cold kitchen tap until it clears".

    It added that, as a precaution, it had "also delivered alternative water supplies to customers and are deploying water bowsers at various locations around Helston, along with bottle water and a tanker at the Culdrose Community Centre".

  14. Lighter fuel-doused hedgehog 'looked forlorn when found'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A hedgehog found in Wadebridge and thought to have been doused with lighter fluid was "looking very forlorn" when it was discovered, a councillor says.

    The female animal was found in a puddle on Sunday morning in Jubilee Park with disposable lighters strewn around. She was taken to vets but they could not save the animal and she died later that morning.

    Town councillor Philip Mitchell found the animal and took her to Prickles and Paws.

    Diane South, from the charity at Cubert, said she gave the hedgehog fluids to try to flush through any poisonous liquid but the animal "deteriorated very quickly" and died.

    Police and the RSPCA are investigating.

    Hedgehog. Pic: Amanda Pennington
  15. Is the South West vulnerable to a terrorist attack?

    BBC Inside Out

    Have cuts to policing left the South West vulnerable to a terrorist attack?

    We investigate.

  16. Inspector throws out appeal to demolish care home for sheltered housing apartments

    Devon Live

    A planning inspector has thrown out an appeal by a developer to demolish a care home and built 36 sheltered housing apartments for the elderly.

  17. St Ives' small businesses 'losing trade after cash machines close'

    Dick Straughan

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Closed bank in St Ives

    Some of St Ives' small business owners say they're losing trade because of a lack of cash machines in the town centre.

    Two high street banks, HSBC and Lloyds, closed earlier in the year, taking their ATMs with them.

    It's claimed people are finding it hard to draw out money at peak times, plus shopkeepers cannot hold enough change to deal with £50 notes which are often being dispensed from other machines in the area.

    Sharon Livermore, who runs St Eia Cabin newsagents by the harbourside, said not being able to give change often meant customers walked away.

  18. Travel in Cornwall: Problems in Truro and on the A390 Lanlivery

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    • In Truro, there are reports that traffic lights have failed on St Clement Street and Old Bridge Street
    • On the A390 in Lanlivery, there are reports of slow traffic due to fallen tree near the B3269. Approach with care
  19. Porthleven shipyard innovation centre plans criticised

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Plans to build an innovation centre in Porthleven's shipyard have prompted a concerned local resident to write an open letter to the developer.

    John Boyle has urged the Porthleven Harbour and Docks Company to rethink proposals for the building, which would include work units for up to 70 people, an internet cafe, bus shelter, showers and public toilets.

    Mr Boyle said he believed it was the wrong location for such a development because it would not leave room for fishing and leisure boats to be stored in the yard.

    Company owner Trevor Osborne said if anyone wanted to lay up a boat in the shipyard "then I will make provision for it".

  20. Travel: Collision in Budleigh Salterton

    BBC Radio Devon

    In Budleigh Salterton, there are reports of a collision on Coastguard Road, near Salting Hill by the War Memorial.