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Summary

  1. Student found with 'knife on school grounds'
  2. Suspicious package found at SW church
  3. Woman, 86, dies from car crash injuries
  4. Beach swimmer, 80, dies
  5. Mushroom warning after dogs poisoned
  6. Kit to reverse effects of drugs overdose may have saved 10 lives
  7. Row over slurry pit on Devon-Cornwall border
  8. Truro City gets away draw in the next round of FA Cup qualifiers
  9. Updates on Monday 2 October 2017

Live Reporting

By Lynne French

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage

    That's all for today from Local Live, but we'll be back at 08:00 to bring you all Tuesday's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Don't forget BBC Spotlight with Justin Leigh and Victoria Graham at 18:30 on BBC One and the late news at 22:30.

  2. Police officers fly to British Virgin Islands to aid hurricane aftermath

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    Eight officers from Devon and Cornwall Police have flown to the British Virgin Islands to support the local force in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which devastated the islands and killed at least five people.

    In total, 54 officers from forces around the UK, will carry out joint patrols of the islands and assist in policing duties.

    BVI police officers

    Ch Con Andy Marsh from the National Police Chiefs’ Council for International Policing, said: “Once again officers from across the country have volunteered to help those in need, knowing the desolation and limited resources in the British Virgin Islands.

    “We have provided support to the local police in maintaining law and order. We will continue to work closely with the British Virgin Islands police force to help return these islands to some normality.”

    Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands
  3. Overdose kits praised by former drug addict

    A former drug addict says kits being handed out to reverse the effects of a drugs overdose could have saved the lives of many people he knew.

    The kits contain Naloxone, which is injected into the leg, and are thought to have saved at least 10 lives in Devon since February.

    Naloxone kit

    Former addict Jim said: "The people I personally have known who have died from overdoses goes way into three figures and had Naloxone been available back then, a large proportion of them would probably still be alive now and maybe have had the change to turn their lives round, like I have."

  4. Mud, mud, glorious mud!

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    More than 2,000 women got "down and dirty" for a very good cause in Plymouth yesterday.

    They were taking part in the Pretty Muddy obstacle run in Central Park to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

    Pretty Muddy participants

    The charity said all the sponsorship money would be used to fund life-saving research.

    Describing the atmosphere during the 5km (three mile) race as "electric", events manager Amy Salmon thanked all the participants and their supporters.

    “The atmosphere on the day was full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter as thousands of like-minded ladies came together to unite in the fight against cancer.

  5. Closure of Truro Age UK day centre confirmed

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A day centre for the elderly in Truro will close, it's been confirmed.

    The decision follows a review by Age UK.

    Elderly hands

    Nigel Clark, the charity's people and estates director, has confirmed the future of its other centres in Cornwall will be reviewed.

    "If a venue isn't appropriate we won't use it and if it is, we'll look at how we can develop it," he said.

  6. Muckspreading smell 'unacceptable'

    BBC Inside Out

    A row's growing over the scale of muckspreading on the Devon-Cornwall border at Hartland.

    Resident Jeremy Roe says the muck is "not the smell of the countryside" and the amount, taken from a slurry pit at Beckland Farm, is reaching almost "industrial" proportions.

    Muck on Hartland road

    "The smell is foul - to the extent that one doesn't go outside and the smell penetrates the home and you can't open a window," he said.

    "This is not the smell of the countryside - what we're talking about is something profoundly different."

    The owner of the pit, which does not have planning permission, has applied for retrospective approval.

  7. Teign Valley Road closed for emergency repairs after partially collapsed embankment

    Devon Live

    Essential stabilisation work will take place on a road through South Devon after an embankment partially collapsed.

  8. East to hold on to sunny skies

    David Braine

    Weather Forecaster

    A dry and bright start to Tuesday, but it will turn increasingly cloudier from the west through the day, with eastern areas perhaps holding on to sunny skies for the longest.

    Weather map

    Winds will remain light but it will feel cool, with a maximum temperature of 15C (59F).

  9. Police lift road cordons after reports of suspicious device

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Redruth

    A police incident closed much of the centre of Redruth earlier, after reports were made of a suspicious device being found in the grounds of the Methodist Church in Wesley Street.

    Local cordons were put in place.

    A 20-year-old man from Redruth has been arrested and taken into police custody in connection with the incident.

    Redruth
  10. Tower blocks residents 'reassured' after false fire alarm response

    BBC Radio Devon

    People living in a tower block in Devonport say they feel reassured after a mass evacuation of the building yesterday when the fire alarms went off.

    Dozens of firefighters were sent to Tamar House to deal with what turned out to be a false alarm.

    fire engine

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said it was pleased with its response.

    Resident Gosha Zadovska said: "I'm glad it was nothing dangerous, but [the alarms] work and now I feel safe."

  11. Suspicious device in church grounds: Number of roads remain closed in Redruth

    A police incident is ongoing in Redruth after reports of a suspicious device being found in the grounds of the Methodist Church in Wesley Street.

    There's a heavy police presence in the town centre - with several roads currently cordoned off.

    Local cordons have been put in place. Station Road, Fore Street, Alma Place and Green Lane are closed due to the incident.

    A 20-year-old man from Redruth has been arrested and taken into police custody.

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  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A379 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A379 Devon both ways severe accident, between Curlew Drive and Warren Road.

    A379 Devon - A379 in West Charleton partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Curlew Drive junction and the Warren Road junction, because of an accident and recovery work. Police directing traffic.

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

  13. BreakingMan arrested after reports of suspicious device in church grounds

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A man has been arrested by police in connection with an ongoing incident in Redruth.

    Police officers are at the Methodist Church on Wesley Street following reports of a suspicious device being found in the church grounds.

    Cordons have been put in place whilst the Explosive Ordinance Device team assess the scene.

    A 20-year-old man from Redruth has been arrested and taken into police custody.

    Officers said the incident was not believed to be related to terrorism.

    Redruth
  14. BreakingStudent with knife on school grounds

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A student took a knife on to school premises today, it has emerged.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said they were made aware of a pupil bringing in a knife to Penair School in Truro at about 13:50.

    The school had alerted all parents this afternoon to inform them of "an incident". Staff have since seized the knife.

    Police said no threats were made at the school.

    On 27 September, a 14-year-old boy was stabbed outside Trelander and St Clement Community Hall in the same area of Truro as the school.

    Police said they were not aware of any connection between the two incidents.

  15. Pirates must 'up ante', says Cattle

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Cornish Pirates boss Gavin Cattle says his squad will have to up their work rate in training in order to end a run of poor results.

    A 28-26 defeat at Yorkshire Carnegie was their fourth in five games.

    Gavin Cattle

    "The disappointing thing is that we're doing stuff in training and it's breaking down under pressure," Cattle told BBC Radio Cornwall.

    "We've got to go through the mill in training now, it's all very well being fresh for the weekend, but if we're breaking down in certain components that we're repeating we've got to up that ante in training."

  16. BreakingIncident at Penair School in Truro

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A student was acting "in a threatening way" at Penair School in Truro earlier today, the school said.

    A spokesman for the school said the student was "isolated" and taken off the school premises.

    No students or staff are understood to have been injured during the incident.

    All of the parents of pupils at the school received a text message from the school to inform them of an incident.

    Devon and Cornwall Police have not yet responded to a request for further information.

    Penair School