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  1. Weather: Isolated showers overnight

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    This evening, we can expect clear spells with isolated showers.

    Cloud will begin to slowly thicken up from the south-west and wind will ease.

    Minimum Temperature: 8°C

    weather map

    Tomorrow, cloud will thicken with outbreaks of rain spreading northwards and eastwards through the day.

    It may turn increasingly windy later on.

    Maximum temperature: 15°C

  2. Weather: A dry, clear night with rain expected on Saturday

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry and clear at first with cloud moving in from the west.

    Minimum temperature: 11°C

    weather map

    Tomorrow will see thickening cloud with spells of rain moving in from the west.

    It may also turn increasingly windy.

    Maximum temperature: 13°C

  3. Waste recycling centre to be rebuilt after fire

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A waste recycling centre in Exeter destroyed in a major fire last year will be rebuilt.

    More than 100 firefighters were called to Devon Contract Waste at Marsh Barton on 1 March, 2017.

    It ripped through the building in 17 minutes.

    Plans to reinstate and rebuild the Enviro-Hub have been approved by Devon County Council officers under delegated powers.

    The site will continue to import about 75,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste each year.

    The rebuild is to take place in phases.

    New building plans
  4. Second Asian hornet nest destroyed in Fowey

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    A second Asian hornet nest has been destroyed in Fowey.

    It was found by the National Bee Unit, which has been investigating the area since the discovery of a nest in the town earlier this month.

    Asian hornet

    There has also been a single sighting of an Asian hornet in Liskeard.

    Work is ongoing to ensure there are no more nests in the area and members of the public are being encouraged to report any further sightings of Asian hornets.

    Quote Message: While the Asian hornet poses no greater risk to human health than a bee, we recognise the damage they can cause to honey bee colonies. I am pleased our well-established protocol to contain them is working so effectively in Fowey." from Nicola Spence Defra Deputy Director for Plant and Bee Health
    Nicola SpenceDefra Deputy Director for Plant and Bee Health
  5. Gulls bring in Bristol City youngster

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Torquay United have signed Bristol City striker Saikou Janneh on a month-long youth loan.

    The 18-year-old Gambian-born forward goes straight into the Gulls' squad for their FA Cup qualifying trip to Lymington Town on Saturday.

    "We feel he's ready to play in this type of football," Torquay manager Gary Johnson told BBC Sport.

    "I've watched him a lot of times this season. We need competition here, we need enough players performing to get us to the next level."

  6. Protest held at Torbay Hospital over privatisation plans

    Sophie Pierce

    BBC Radio Devon

    There has been a small demonstration at Torbay Hospital over plans to privatise the property and estates of a healthcare trust.

    It's been organised by local trade unionist after the recent decision by the Torbay and South Devon Healthcare Trust to go into partnership with a private company.

    The group of about 15 people was asked to leave the hospital site after about 10 minutes but continued the protest outside the hospital boundary at Lowes Bridge.

    Paul Raybold is from the TUC...

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    Video caption: The group of about 15 people was asked to leave the hospital site

    A spokesperson for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust said: "We recognise and support the right of people to protest publicly and peacefully about issues that are important to them."

  7. Woman trapped under tree in Exeter

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A woman has been taken to hospital with "minor injuries" after getting trapped under a tree in Exeter, firefighters have said.

    It happened at about 13:10 at the junction of Paris Street and Western Way.

    The woman, in her 30s, was freed by some tree surgeons who were in the area at the time, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service added.

    Fallen tree
  8. Plans for new homes in Okehampton submitted

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans for more than 100 new homes for a site on the edge of Okehampton have been submitted.

    In 2015, West Devon Borough Council planners gave the go-ahead for 375 homes, a primary school and a retail unit to be built on land north of Crediton Road.

    Detailed plans for 109 of those 375 homes have now been submitted.

    The 420-place primary school, a nursery and a children's centre have already been approved.

    Documents submitted with the application said the proposed development will produce "no adverse impacts".

  9. Holidaymakers 'tied up in mistaken identity burglary'

    Lauren Haly

    BBC News Online

    Two holidaymakers were tied up and assaulted in an armed burglary in North Devon in a case of mistaken identity, police have said.

    It happened at a cottage in Welcombe, between 21:00 and 22:00 on 15 September.

    Det Con Ben Cartwright, from Bideford CID said: "We are currently of the belief that this was a case of mistaken identity and the wrong property and people were targeted by these two individuals.

    "The occupants were holidaymakers visiting the area from Hampshire."

    Police have described the suspects as two black men wearing balaclavas who had regional accents from the West Midlands.

    Phones and cash were stolen before the suspects fled the area.

    Both victims have been left shaken but not seriously hurt.

  10. Bodmin cremation costs among highest in the UK

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    New figures show the cost of a basic cremation in Bodmin is the 16th highest in the UK at £999.

    Prices vary across Cornwall with a basic cremation in Camborne costing £850 while one in Truro will set you back just £630.

    The figures, released by Urns for Ashes, reveal the average cost of cremation across the whole of the UK is £738.

    The rate has risen in the past 12 months by 5.49% in Bodmin, 6.54% in Camborne and 2.61% in Truro.

    A spokesman for Urns for Ashes said the cremation rate "has picked up in the last 10 years, along with the price".

    "This, we believe, is in part to the rising cost of funerals. It is becoming a lot more expensive to bury the deceased and this has caused a rise in not just normal cremations, but also cheaper cremation services."

    Man with coffins
  11. Power cut in Honiton

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There are currently 148 properties without power in Honiton, Western Power Distribution has said.

    The EX14 postcode is affected.

    Engineers are working on the problem and say power should be restored by 16:00.

    power cut announcement
  12. Plymouth businessman partners with Google on job app

    Christine Butler

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Imployable app

    Entrepreneurs in Plymouth have created an app that could transform the process of finding a job.

    Called "Imployable" it will not only offer jobs but explain where to gain the necessary qualifications and experience needed to obtain them.

    Its potential has already been recognised by Google which has gone into partnership with the company.

    Peter Kelly, the founder of the Imployable app, says it is easy to use...

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    Video caption: Plymouth businessman launches new job app
  13. Jersey 'a long way' from tourism target

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The head of Visit Jersey says the organisation is "still a long way" from hitting its target of 1m tourists by 2030.

    Keith Beecham was speaking after the latest figures revealed the number of people visiting the island in July fell by 3%, when compared with the same month last year.

    Mr Beecham has highlighted the importance of developing new routes in and out of the island if Visit Jersey is to realise its ambitions.

    Jersey airport
  14. Fuel station worker 'shaken' after attempted shoplift

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A woman has been left "shaken" after three men attempted to shoplift from a fuel station she was working in, police have said.

    It happened on Wolseley Road in Plymouth at about 20:40 on Thursday.

    Officers said the men became "abusive" when challenged by the woman and "pushed a box of electrical items at the cashier".

    They then left on motorcycles.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

    Milehouse station
  15. The weather's changing...

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The weather started off pretty grim this morning, but our weather watchers have still managed to snap some great photos.

    Brass, Guernsey

    Weather watcher

    Chris Cumulus, Guernsey

    Weather watcher

    Mike, Jersey

    Weather watcher
  16. Somewhere over the rainbow...

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to our BBC Weather Watchers for sharing these lovely rainbow pictures from across Devon and Cornwall.

    If you'd like to share some, please email us.

    Totnes rainbow
    Feock rainbow
    Cheriton Bishop rainbow
    Plymouth rainbow
  17. Reds name unchanged side for Scottish trip

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds name an unchanged starting side as they aim to get their first win of the season at London Scottish.

    Harvey Biljon's only alteration comes on the bench where Rory Bartle comes in in place of Graham Geldenhuys.

    Jersey are back in action after a week off last week, having lost away to Coventry and Bedford in their opening two games.

    "It's been frustrating, the players would have wanted to get straight back out there," Biljon told BBC Radio Jersey.

    "However I think our planning is on point, the boys trained really well last week, we've found that balance between time off and keeping that skill execution right.

    "We've built on everything from those few days last week and are looking froward to getting back out there on the park."

    Jersey Reds: Slowick;Marx, Ma'afu, Best, Van Dam; Herron, Homer; Godfrey (capt), Selway, Atalifo, Sexton, McKern, Venter, Joyce, Argyle

    Replacements: Maddison, Morley, Rodman, Beckett, Bartle, Waters, Newey.