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By Andrew Segal

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  1. House construction site blaze 'suspicious'

    Andrew Segal

    BBC Local Live

    A fire at the site of a house being built in Plymouth is being treated as suspicious, firefighters say.

    Emergency crews were called to the site in Broxton Drive, Plymstock, at about 23:40 on Monday and found that scaffolding on fire had spread into the house itself.

    Some of the building's frame "had to be cut away to ensure re-ignition did not occur", Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said.

  2. High tide times for the region

    Alex Osborne

    BBC Weather

    If you're planning a trip to the coast or seaside, here are the next high water times around Devon and Cornwall.

    Tides

    We'll have the latest forecast on BBC Spotlight at 13:30.

  3. Teenager due in court over Truro stabbing

    A teenager is to appear in court after another teenager was stabbed in Truro, police say.

    A 14-year-old boy was treated for a puncture wound to his back after being attacked outside Trelander and St Clement Community Hall in September.

    Officers said a 16-year-old boy was to face charges of causing grievous bodily harm and being in possession of a bladed article.

    A 13-year-old girl was charged with causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident, they added.

    The boy was due to appear at Truro Crown Court on 29 November, police said.

  4. Weather: Mixture of sunshine and showers

    BBC Weather

    A chilly northwest breeze will bring a mixture of sunshine and showers this morning.

    Weather

    The showers could be occasionally heavy with hail, especially in the west.

    As the day progresses, eastern parts will become mainly dry.

    Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

  5. Car crashes into A38 barrier at Buckfastleigh

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    Traffic has been slow moving on the A38 around Buckfastleigh, heading towards Exeter, after one lane was blocked due to a crash.

  6. BreakingIlfracombe hotel fire 'started deliberately'

    Andrew Segal

    BBC Local Live

    Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel

    A fire at a hotel in Ilfracombe is believed to have been started deliberately, firefighters say.

    Some 184 residents had to be evacuated from the Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel in Wilder Road after the alarm was raised at about 02:40.

    The blaze started in the toilet of a third-floor guest room of the four-storey building. The incident was dealt with by 05:30.

    Eight people were injured, four taken to hospital. Most were suffering after breathing in smoke and one had chest pains.

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "At this time, the cause of the fire is suspected to be deliberate. A police investigation will be carried out."

  7. Devon travel: Accidents in Plymouth and on A38

    BBC Radio Devon

    • In Plymouth, Southway Drive is partially blocked around Barndale Crescent due to an accident
    • Staying in Plymouth, there's busy traffic on Tavistock Road approaching the Derriford roundabout in all directions due to roadworks. The A38 Parkway is also very busy at Manadon
    • On the A38 around Buckfastleigh, heading towards Exeter, one lane is blocked due to an accident. Traffic is slow moving
    • On the A38 at Ivybridge, Exeter-bound, two lanes are blocked due to an accident. Traffic is using the hard shoulder and is stop-start approaching the area
    • On the A39 between Bideford and Barnstaple, there's heavy traffic in both directions
  8. Ilfracombe hotel fire brought to 'swift conclusion'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel

    A fire in a hotel in Ilfracombe was brought to a "swift conclusion", firefighters say.

    The blaze at the Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel started in the toilet of a third-floor guest room.

    Some 184 residents had to be evacuated from the four-storey building in Wilder Road after the alarm was raised at about 02:40.

    The incident was reported as "finished" by 05:28, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said.

    Watch Manager Bob Walker said: "I think we demonstrated this morning how well pre-planning works.

    "We attended very quickly. We worked with hotel management and the plans that they had in place ensured that the incident was brought to a swift conclusion.

    Eight people were injured, four taken to hospital. Most were suffering after breathing in smoke and one had chest pains.

    An investigation has begun into the cause.

  9. Call for prison for men and women to be built in Cornwall

    BBC Spotlight

    There's a call for a prison for men and women to be built in Cornwall.

    There are no prisons in Cornwall, and the three in Devon - Channings Wood, Dartmoor and Exeter - are for men.

    The nearest prison for female offenders from the South West is in Gloucestershire.

    Campaigners working with ex-offenders said being far from home could lead to family breakdown and reoffending.

    Prison
  10. Ilfracombe hotel fire started in guest room's toilet

    Andrew Segal

    BBC Local Live

    A fire in a hotel in Ilfracombe started in the toilet of a third-floor guest room of the four-storey building, firefighters say.

    Some 184 residents were evacuated overnight after the blaze broke out at the Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel in Wilder Road.

    Emergency services from across north Devon and Exeter were called to the scene at about 02:40 after receiving reports of a blaze and people being trapped.

    The incident was reported as "finished" by 05:28, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said.

    Eight people were injured, four taken to hospital. Most were suffering after breathing in smoke and one had chest pains.

    The third floor was 20% damaged by fire, with the remainder of it damaged by smoke. The fourth floor was also affected by smoke.

    An investigation has begun into the cause.

    Google Street View image of the hotel before the fire
  11. Ilfracombe hotel evacuated after fire breaks out

    BBC Spotlight

    A hotel in Ilfracombe with 184 residents has been evacuated overnight after a fire broke out in one of its rooms.

    Emergency services from across north Devon and Exeter were called to the Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel in Wilder Road at about 02:40 to reports of a blaze on the third floor and people being trapped.

    Eight people were injured, four taken to hospital. Most were suffering after breathing in smoke and one had chest pains.

    Fire engine
  12. News, sport, weather and travel for Tuesday

    Andrew Segal

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning from BBC Local Live. We'll be bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather for Devon and Cornwall today.

    If you want to get in touch, please email us.