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Summary

  1. House fire family 'lucky to be alive'
  2. Man suffers 'life-changing' injuries after tree car crash
  3. Man arrested after 'trying to enter Royal Marine base'
  4. Crediton man missing in Thailand since 30 December
  5. Man suffers 'multiple' jaw fractures in Plymouth assault
  6. Man charged in connection with farm death
  7. Hundreds of pounds worth of rescue kit stolen from parked car
  8. Strike leads to reduced train services to London
  9. Work begins to repair Perranporth beach storm damage
  10. Updates on Monday 8 January 2018

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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 07:00 on Tuesday 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.

    Get the latest news for your area from the BBC.

  2. Weather: More rain and mist on the way

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy and murky night across Devon and Cornwall with outbreaks of drizzle, mainly over higher ground.

    However, some clearer spells are possible to the northwest of high ground.

    It will be a touch milder than previous nights for most. Minimum Temperature: 2C (36F).

    Weather map

    Generally grey and cloudy on Tuesday with limited brightness.

    Mist or hill fog will clear slowly and further patchy drizzle is likely.

    It will be breezy with rain arriving in west later.

    Turning milder for most. Maximum Temperature: 11C (52F).

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    Severe accident: A396 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A396 Devon both ways severe accident, between Stoke Hill and Pennsylvania Road.

    A396 Devon - A396 Stoke Hill in Stoke Canon blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Stoke Hill junction and the Pennsylvania Road junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A3058 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3058 Cornwall both ways severe accident, between Treninnick Hill and Holywell Road.

    A3058 Cornwall - A3058 Edgcumbe Avenue in Newquay blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the Treninnick Hill junction and the Holywell Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  5. Traffic delays due to broken-down vehicles

    BBC Radio Devon

    Devon

    • In Plymouth on Crownhill Road near Fort Austin Avenue we've got reports there's a broken-down vehicle
    • Near Okehampton on the A30 between Okehampton Services and Whiddon Down heading towards Exeter one lane is blocked due to a broken-down vehicle

    Cornwall

    • In Camborne on the A3047 Roskear near Roskear Road there are temporary traffic lights for water main work. Slow traffic
    • Reports of an accident in Crantock on Halwyn Road near West Pentire Road
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  7. Defence secretary in Appledore as warship plans announced

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has paid a visit to Appledore shipyard as its owners Babcock announce further details of the bid to help build a new class of warship.

    The Ministry of Defence announced plans to procure a new class of frigates, the Type 31e, as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy that launched last year.

    The warships are set to be built in the UK, with a set price cap no more than £250m per frigate for the first batch of five, with an investment decision to be made at the end of this year.

    Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the visit to Devon left him "in no doubt of the current resurgence of UK shipbuilding".

    "The South West is crucial for our military, with a particularly special connection with our Royal Navy and Royal Marines."

  8. Weather update: Remaining cold and cloudy this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will remain cold and cloudy this afternoon with some light drizzle possible.

    Conditions will get murky as we head into the evening too.

    Maximum temperature: 6C (43F)

    weather map
  9. Devon travel: Broken-down vehicle on the A380

    BBC Radio Devon

    • On the A380 Telegraph Hill near Ashcombe, heading towards Newton Abbot, there are reports of a broken-down vehicle
    • In Teignmouth on the A381 Bishopsteignton Road, there's very slow traffic due to the temporary traffic lights in place for roadworks
  10. Andresson's Torquay loan ends

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Centre-back Axel Andresson has returned to his parent club Reading after his loan spell at Torquay United expired.

    Plainmoor

    The 19-year-old Icelandic youth international made five starts and one substitute appearance for the Gulls after joining on a one-month deal at the end of last year.

    With Alex Davey also leaving the club and Josh Gowling injured it puts pressure on Gulls boss Gary Owers to find new cover at the centre of defence.

  11. Cornwall travel: Slow traffic at Mount Ambrose

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    At Mount Ambrose on the A3047 near Cardrew Way, there's very slow traffic due to the temporary traffic lights and roadworks.

  12. Power restored in Penzance and surrounding area

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Western Power Distribution has apologised for the inconvenience caused by the earlier power cut.

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  13. Woman suffers 'head and neck' injuries after assault

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A woman has a number of injuries to her head and neck after an assault in Plymouth, police say.

    It happened on Clifton Place at about 03:15 on Sunday.

    The woman was taken to Derriford Hospital and her injuries are not life-threatening.

    A 52-year-old man was charged with wounding with intent.

    He was remanded in custody and will appear at Plymouth Magistrates later.

  14. Devon travel: A382 accident and road in Plymouth closed

    BBC Radio Devon

    • In Newton Abbot on the A382 Bovey Tracey Road near Ringslade Road there are reports of an accident
    • In Plympton, Copse Road is closed due to over hanging branches which are being removed
  15. Power cut in Penzance and surrounding area

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There has been a power cut in the Penzance area of Cornwall, Western Power Distribution has said.

    The company hopes all supplies will be restored by 14:30.

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  16. Cornish coastal footpath closed due to landslides

    Twitter

    The coastal footpath between Loe Bar and Porthleven has been closed by the National Trust due to landslides caused by recent stormy weather.

    The Environment Agency is warning people that a new outfall "might make crossing along the beach treacherous" and to "exercise caution".

    Storm Eleanor battered Devon and Cornwall on Wednesday.

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