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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A389 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A389 Cornwall both ways severe accident, between Old School Lane and Park Farmhouse BandB.

    A389 Cornwall - A389 in Washaway closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Old School Lane junction and the Park Farmhouse BandB junction, because of an accident.

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

  2. Grenade find forces closure of Newquay train station

    Lisa Hay

    BBC News Online

    Newquay station was closed this afternoon after a hand-grenade was handed into the local police station by a member of the public.

    A cordon of 50-65ft (15-20m) was put in place around the car park area after the discovery of the device at 16:00, while police waited for the arrival of a Royal Navy bomb disposal team.

    Services were disrupted but Sgt Russ Speller tweeted from the scene that services were expected to resume from Newquay at 18:29 and 20:28.

    Police said it was not known if the grenade was a wartime one or "something more recent".

    Grenade
  3. Extra classroom needed after delay opening new school

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Roselands Primary School in Paignton

    Torbay Council says it will have to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds to build a new classroom to cope with rising pupils numbers after a new school was delayed.

    The extra classroom will be constructed at Roselands Primary School in Paignton.

    The problem has been caused by a "bulge" in numbers in the area, due to new homes and a high birth rate.

    Roselands Primary, which is directly funded by the government, was originally planned to open in 2018.

    But the council has a legal duty to provide the extra places needed before the new site opens in September 2020.

  4. Couple that lost touch during WW2 mark 75th anniversary

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Mary and Les Harlow

    A couple from Sidmouth are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary after an unlikely twist of fate reunited them during World War Two.

    Les and Mary Harlow, both 97, were childhood sweethearts after meeting at the age of six but went their separate ways when war broke out.

    They thought they had lost touch until Les met a friend of Mary's by chance on a train journey.

    Les and Mary Harlow

    He got Mary's new address and turned up on her doorstep.

    The rest, as they say, is history.

    The couple have been celebrating with family at a small gathering.

  5. Misconduct hearing postponed after councillor no-show

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A councillor accused of misconduct failed to turn up for a hearing into the allegations against him.

    Liberal Democrat Mark King was due to appear at Torbay Council's standards hearing on Tuesday.

    But the member for Cockington with Chelston ward failed to attend the session at Castle Circus, Torquay.

    A statement issued by the council said the hearing had been adjourned for a month, until 09:30 on Wednesday 17 October.

    Torquay Town Hall, HQ of Torbay Council

    The accusations against Cllr King were described in committee papers as allegations of "a breach of the Member Code of Conduct".

    Cllr King did not respond to a request for comment.

  6. Confusion over cancellation of Exmouth Carnival

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Devon County Council said it was told by Exmouth Carnival organisers that it could not go ahead this year because of a lack of volunteers.

    The Illuminated Procession had been due to take place on Saturday 13 October.

    But organisers say the carnival was cancelled because they were only told last week that there were planned water works along the route.

    Pound Lane in Exmouth
    Image caption: A £92,000 water improvement scheme will take place between 8 October and 9 November

    A council spokesman says an application was received from South West Water on 19 June for permission to close Pound Lane, which was approved nine days later.

    However, he said that carnival organisers told them at a meeting on 12 August that a procession would not be going ahead because there were not enough volunteers in place "to allow the carnival to go ahead safely" and that no date had been confirmed for it either.

    A fun day will still go ahead on 13 October from 10:00 to 16:00.

  7. Plymouth people share views on 'shambles' of Brexit talks

    BBC Radio Devon

    Theresa May has told the BBC that MPs will have a choice between her proposed deal with the EU - or no deal at all.

    Her comments were in response to questioning about the Bank of England's governor Mark Carney's warning that a no-deal Brexit could see house prices crash by more than a third.

    The prime minister did admit that under "no-deal there would be some short-term disruption".

    Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said no-deal would be "catastrophic" and people were "too casual about it".

    People in Plymouth have been sharing their views on the situation...

    Video content

    Video caption: Theresa May admitted that under "no-deal there would be some short-term disruption".

    The UK is set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, and negotiations between the two sides are still taking place.

    Mrs May set out her proposals for the key issue of cross-border trade after a Chequers summit in July, but it has been fiercely criticised by some Brexiteers.

  8. Cornwall travel: Broken-down bus in Redruth

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    In Redruth, on the A3047, one lane is blocked by a broken-down bus at the Avers Roundabout.

  9. Lorry catches on fire on A380

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A lorry has caught fire on the A380 at Telegraph Hill heading towards Exeter, police have said.

    It happened between Ashcombe and the Splatford Split at about 13:30.

    No-one was injured.

    traffic queuing
  10. Woman named after fatal crash

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A woman who died after a crash on the A38 in Plymouth has been named as Briony Elliott.

    Police were called to the crash near Leigham on 11 September at about 18:30.

    The 54-year-old, from the Stoke area of the city, was in an Audi car which was involved in a crash with a HGV on the eastbound carriageway, police said.

    She was given first aid ot the scene but later died. Her next-of-kin have been informed.

    A 33-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but has since been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

    The crash closed the road for more than eight hours.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

    crash scene
  11. Weather: Cloud and rain on the way, remaining windy

    BBC Weather

    Any sunshine will soon fade this afternoon - replaced by cloud and patchy rain.

    Early evening will see showery rain continue to push in from the west, with some of the rain heavy at times.

    It will remain windy.

    Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

    weather map
  12. Could a new 20,000 capacity stadium be built in Devon?

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    An indoor sports stadium and concert arena with a capacity for 20,000 people could be built in the greater Exeter area.

    Four local councils are currently preparing the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan which could see 57,000 new homes built across the four council areas - Exeter, Mid-Devon, East Devon and Teignbridge - by 2040.

    As well as infrastructure improvements, councils are also considering the idea of developing a regionally or nationally significant sports arena and concert venue.

    The idea was initially suggested by East Devon District Council's deputy leader councillor Phil Skinner who says he wants it "in our patch and not somewhere else".

    The Greater Exeter Strategic Plan consultation document asked people for their views last year and the feedback will now shape the first draft of the plan to be consulted in 2019.

    Greater Exeter plan area
    Image caption: Greater Exeter plan area
  13. Church of St Eustachius, Tavistock

    Video content

    Video caption: The sound of the church bells of the Church of St Eustachius, Tavistock, in Devon.

    The sound of the church bells of the Church of St Eustachius, Tavistock, in Devon.

  14. Actress who grew up in Penzance wins Emmy Award

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Actress Thandie Newton, who grew up in Penzance, has won an award at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    She was awarded best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in Westworld.

    As she took to the stage to collect her trophy on Monday, she said she doesn't believe in God "but I'm going to thank her tonight".

    Video content

    Video caption: Thandie Newton: "I don't even believe in God but I'm going to thank her tonight"