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Summary

  1. Crash driver returns shoe to injured boy
  2. Man, 24, fighting for life after bike crash
  3. A30 closed after parts of roof blow off
  4. Police investigate hotel assault
  5. Police advise public to delay journeys
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00 on Thursday 28 December 2017

Live Reporting

By Amy Gladwell and Rob England

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage for Devon and Cornwall has finished for today.

    We'll be back on Thursday from 07:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget BBC Spotlight is on BBC One this evening.

  2. Cold night with widespread frost

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cold night, with a widespread frost, the showers will die out and the wind will continue to ease. Minimum Temperature: -2C

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice for Devon and Cornwall until 12:00 tomorrow.

    It will be a chilly and dry start to Thursday with sunny spells for much of the day.

    Maximum temperature: 6C

  3. Police appeal after woman aged 26 reported missing from hospital in Torquay

    Devon Live

    Police issued an appeal for help to find a woman missing from hospital.

  4. Toilets reborn

    BBC Radio Devon

    Two sets of public toilets in Devon have been converted into seaside businesses.

    The buildings in Dawlish Warren and Holcombe, have found new leases of life - one as a bike hire business and cafe, and the other as a snack kiosk.

    It's after Teignbridge Council decided to transfer or dispose of 17 of its toilet facilities four years ago.

  5. RSPCA applauds Government crackdown on illegal puppy trade as several complaints were made in Cornwall in 2017

    Cornwall Live

    A crackdown on English dog breeders who put profits ahead of animal health has been announced, as scores of concerned calls to the RSPCA were made in Cornwall this year.

  6. Driver rescued from flood water

    BBC Spotlight

    Drivers are being warned to avoid going through flood water after firefighters rescued a woman in east Devon.

    Car being towed away from water

    The car was recovered after getting stuck near Kilmington this morning.

    The water was several feet deep following heavy rain overnight. Devon Fire and Rescue Service says motorists often underestimate how deep the water is.

    Quote Message: Just along here you can see there are two field entrances. We've been here before when the river's actually going through entrance to entrance and can sweep you off your feet quite easily from Tracy Trelease Devon and Cornwall Fire and Rescue
    Tracy TreleaseDevon and Cornwall Fire and Rescue
  7. Diseased trees replaced

    BBC Spotlight

    Work will begin early in 2018 to replant thousands of trees in ancient woodlands which had to be chopped down because of disease.

    chopped tree trunks

    Local people were horrified when the felling took place nine months ago at Ball Copse and The Grove in Churston in Torbay under orders from the Forestry Commission, which says it had to be done to prevent it spreading further.

    It says 3,500 trees will be replanted and that the new ones will be "much better".

  8. Elderly pedestrian hurt after being hit by van in Paignton

    Devon Live

    An elderly man has been hurt after being hit by a van in Paignton.

  9. Police investigate hotel assault

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that happened at a hotel in Wadebridge earlier this month.

    Two men were assaulted by a man they didn't know between 22:00 and midnight on Friday 15 December at the Swan Hotel.

    On of the men suffered a fractured jaw and was taken to hospital for surgery while the second victim was left with visible facial injuries.

    DC Jen Macdonald said: "This incident took place in a public bar so I am confident that there would have been eye witnesses to the assault."

  10. Fund set up for family of tragic Totnes crash victim Reuben tops £10,000

    Devon Live

    An appeal to raise funds for a family devastated by the death of their three year-old-son in a Devon crash before Christmas has topped more than £10,000.

  11. Car trapped by floods in Cornwall pulled from water by fire engine

    Cornwall Live

    A car became stuck when it drove into flood water that came up to the doors, in Carnhell Green.

  12. A30 closed for roof repair

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The A30 remains closed in both directions at Hayle after part of the Boots' store roof was blown off at the West Cornwall Shopping Park.

    Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has been removing loose panels and structural engineers are due to assess the safety of the building.

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  13. Man, 24, fighting for life after bike crash

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    A 24-year-old man has been left with life-threatening injuries following a serious collision involving a motorbike on the A388 at Saltash.

    The single-vehicle collision happened on the evening of Friday 22 December at the entrance to Carkeel Barns. The Kawasaki motorcycle was travelling from Callington towards the direction of Saltash.

    Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the motorbike before it happened, as well as any dash-cam footage.

  14. An icy night ahead

    BBC Weather

    A yellow weather warning has been issued for ice for Devon and Cornwall Between 15:00 today and 12:00 on Thursday.

    Icy patches are expected to develop on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, as well as where showers continue to fall washing off treatment. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible.

  15. Police advise public to delay journeys if possible

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Strong winds and heavy rain overnight have caused several problems on the roads across Devon and Cornwall today.

    In Cornwall:

    The A30 was closed for several hours near Victoria services following a serious accident involving an ambulance in the early hours. The road is still shut at the Loggans Moor roundabout in Hayle after part of the roof of the nearby retail park became loose.

    In Devon:

    The county council have advised caution to drivers after reports of accidents and standing water and debris on the roads.

    Sgt Olly Taylor from Devon and Cornwall police said it has been a "challenging morning" and conditions were unlikely to improve.

    Quote Message: Looking ahead during the day today, I don't think the weather conditions are due to get much better. So if people can delay their journeys, I'd certainly advise people do for the time being. If people have to go out, just bear in mind the weather can hit very quickly and unexpectedly." from Sgt Olly Taylor
    Sgt Olly Taylor
  16. Man arrested after being pulled from sea

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Police were called to reports of a man crashing a car and subsequently jumping into the sea in Penzance.

    Officers said they were called just before midnight on Christmas Day near Chyandour cliff.

    RNLI volunteers from Newlyn also attended to search the shoreline after the man was located by police.

    He was taken by emergency services to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.

    Police said a 26-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, and has since been released "pending further enquiries".

  17. Christmas appeal to find new home for ‘grieving’ dog Cassie who lost her owner

    Cornwall Live

    A special Christmas appeal has been launched in the hopes of finding a new home for a “grieving” dog that lost its owner.

  18. More than 350 homes left without electricity after power cuts across Cornwall this morning

    Cornwall Live

    More than 350 homes have been left without electricity this morning after power cuts across Cornwall today.