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  1. Weather: Early mist clearing for a warm day

    BBC Weather

    Friday night will be dry with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud. Becoming misty or foggy in places.

    Another humid night with gentle northerly breezes.

    Minimum Temperature: 12 to 16C (54 to 61F).

    Weather map

    On Saturday any early patches of mist or fog will clear to leave a dry day with sunny spells and patchy cloud.

    Feeling pleasantly warm.

    Maximum Temperature: 21 to 26C (70 to 79F).

  2. Exeter football fan banned from matches

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    An Exeter City supporter has been banned from attending football matches for three years.

    Jason Commins, 23, from Ide, Exeter, has been issued with a Civil Football Banning Order following a hearing at Exeter Magistrates Court on 30 July.

    The order means he can't attend regulated football matches in England and Wales, and prevents him from travelling abroad to watch England.

    Police evidence showed he had contributed to disorder at eight Exeter matches between 2013 and 2018, as well as at the European Championships in 2016.

    He was also fined £400 to be paid to Devon and Cornwall Police.

    Quote Message: We will continue to seek these banning orders on those who cause or contribute to violence and disorder connected to football matches." from Superintendent Matt Lawler Devon and Cornwall Police
    Superintendent Matt LawlerDevon and Cornwall Police
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon southbound severe accident, between J29 for Exeter and J30 for Exeter.

    M5 Devon - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M5 southbound between J29, Exeter and J30, Exeter, because of an accident involving two cars and a cement mixer.

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

  4. Twelve-month sentence for violent armed robber

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A man has been jailed for weapons possession after a violent robbery in Torquay on Tuesday.

    Tony Hawkins, 25, of Belgrave Road, Torquay, was charged with two counts of possession of a bladed article, and one count of being in possession of an air weapon while banned.

    He pleaded guilty to both charges at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Thursday 2 August and was sentenced to 12 months in prison.

    Tony Hawkins mugshot

    Officers were called to Upton Hill at about 20:00 to reports of a violent break-in.

    They had been told that a group of people had broken into a house and made threats to hurt those inside.

    Police made three arrests shortly after arriving.

    A man and a woman, who were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, have now been released.

  5. Pittman moves, but stays home

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jon-Paul Pittman has left Torquay United for National League South rivals Truro City on a season-long loan.

    The 31-year-old will not have far to travel with City sharing Plainmoor this season after Truro's ground was sold to developers.

    Jon-Paul Pittman

    The former Crawley Town, Wycomben and Grimsby forward scored 3 times in 17 games for the Gulls, but has fallen out of favour under manager Gary Owers.

    "We’ve developed a new squad over the summer months which may have pushed him down the pecking order a little,” said Owers told the Torquay United website.

  6. Car smashes into wall after 'heart attack' at the wheel

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A man in his 60s has been rushed to Torbay Hospital after his car crashed into a wall in Totnes.

    Police say the Peugeot estate smashed into a wall on Priory Gardens at about 11:00.

    PCSO Kirsty Powell, who was called to the scene, said a medical episode caused the crash.

    The man remains in hospital.

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  7. New lock bridge 'not suitable for wheelchairs'

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A new walkway has opened in Plymouth to bridge the gap between the Barbican and Sutton Harbour.

    The lock bridge broke down and has been closed since April 2017.

    However, the new walkway is "not suitable for wheelchairs or anyone with mobility issues" as it involves steps and a narrow, single-file path, Plymouth City Council said.

    Lock bridge

    Single pushchairs, prams and dismounted cyclists may use it "subject to the discretion" of safety marshals who will be present at the walkway, the authority said.

    Repairing the bridge, which was fitted more than 20 years ago, has proven difficult due to its unique design.

    Visitors had faced a walk around the harbour or a £1.50 boat ride to cross the quay.

    Lock bridge
    Quote Message: People have been very clear they want to get from A to B in the easiest way possible. It has been quite a challenge for all those involved to make this happen as we are taking pedestrians across areas of the lock which were not designed for public access. We are literally engineering a solution." from Tudor Evans Council leader
    Tudor EvansCouncil leader
  8. South Western Railway strike set to go ahead on Saturday

    A fourth 24-hour strike over the role of guards on South Western Railway (SWR) will go ahead tomorrow.

    The train operator said it still expected to run 70% of services despite the action.

    Talks between SWR and the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) failed to reach a resolution earlier this week.

    The remaining strikes are scheduled for 11, 18, 31 August and 1 September.

    RMT strike action sign
  9. New study shows Crantock Beach has 'engineered route'

    Adrian Campbell, Environment Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    A new study of Crantock Beach near Newquay has revealed the route of the River Gannel is "not the natural part" of the river and is in fact an "engineered route".

    Experts are studying the area because of a recent spate of swimmers getting into difficulty in the rip currents.

    Now, some local people are calling for an old wall - which contained the river that runs across the beach - to be restored to make the area safer.

    Dr Christopher Stokes from Plymouth University is involved with the study and has discovered some interesting facts about the river's history...

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    Video caption: Study shows Crantock Beach has 'engineered route'
  10. Dog rescued from Cornwall chalet fire

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A dog has been rescued from a chalet in Cornwall after a kitchen fire.

    Crews from Bude Fire Station were called to the semi-detached property in Kilkhampton at about 20:45 on Thursday where smoke was "issuing from the building".

    The fire was extinguished and no-one was injured.

    The cause of the blaze was accidental, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service added.

    kitchen fire
  11. 'Lit objects' thrown through window in 'deliberate' attack

    Lauren Haly

    BBC News Online

    Police are hunting two arsonists who deliberately started a house fire by throwing "lit objects" through the window.

    The male suspects arrived on a moped and began the blaze in Mylor Close, Plymouth.

    Police, fire and ambulance attended the scene at 01:48.

    A man and a woman were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics.

    Police are investigating the incident which is being treated as arson with intent to endanger life.

    One of the suspects was wearing a motorcycle helmet, a grey tracksuit and trainers with a reflective stripe. The other was in dark clothing.

    A police spokesman said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the pair on the moped in the area before or after it happened.

    "We would like to reassure residents that we believe this is a targeted attack."

    The fire caused substantial damage to the property.

  12. Cancer nurse: 'It's given me another summer'

    Emma Thomasson

    BBC Spotlight

    A cancer nurse from Barnstaple says her terminal cancer is in remission because of a new drug funded by the public.

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    Video caption: Cancer nurse in remission thanks to crowdfunded drug
  13. Travel: Accident near Paignton Zoo causing delays

    BBC Radio Devon

    • In Paignton, the A3022 Totnes Road is partially blocked and there's slow traffic due to an accident near Paignton Zoo.
    • Also in the town, there's heavy traffic on the A380 King's Ash Road, between Fernicombe Road and Tweenaways Cross.
    • At Exeter Airport, Skybus flights to and from the Isles of Scilly are currently on hold due to poor visibility.