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  1. 'Labyrinthine' rules for airlines post-Brexit

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Wake Up To Money

    People queuing at airport

    Tim Jeans, chair of Newquay Airport, told BBC Radio 5's Wake Up to Money, that the government's Brexit paper for the aviation industry made "grim reading".

    He said: "The amount of bureaucracy that airlines... and even individuals have to embark on is labyrinthine in its complexity. It does look as if the EU is going to take a hard line".

    The government is publishing a series of papers on the impact on industry for a "no deal" Brexit and on Monday said there could be disruption to air travel.

  2. Weather: Clear overnight before a fine Tuesday

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    Plenty of early Monday evening sunshine at first.

    Overnight, skies will stay mainly clear with winds remaining light, permitting a few patches of mist and fog to develop by dawn. Rather chilly again.

    Minimum temperature: 1 to 4C (34 to 39F).


    Another chilly but bright start on Tuesday, with any early mist and fog patches readily dispersing.

    Then another fine and dry day with lengthy spells of sunshine and light winds.

    Maximum temperature: 14 to 17C (57 to 63F).

  3. Planners against Exeter police site retail park

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Fears that Exeter's fragile transport network will be unable to cope with a new retail park on land at Devon and Cornwall Police's Middlemoor HQ have led to planners recommended it be refused.

    An eight-acre plot of land is set to be turned into eight new retail units, along with three food and drink restaurants with drive-through facilities, and a gym is also proposed along with 417 car park spaces and toilet facilities.

    The application has been submitted by Hammerson, one of Europe's largest retail property developers and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, and, if approved, the development would help fund a new criminal justice centre and police hub that is currently being built at Middlemoor.

    But Exeter City Council planners are being recommended to refuse the application as the proposed access to the site will result in a severe impact on the local highway network in terms of its capacity and safety.

    A transport statement submitted by the applicants said that, in transport terms, there are no significant impacts, let alone "severe" impacts'.

    The city council's planning committee meets on 1 October to consider the application.

  4. Poldark stars brave wild Cornish weather

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Poldark fans have been excitedly capturing shots of the stars filming series five of the hit drama on Holywell Bay in blustery conditions.

    Eleanor Tomlinson was seen wrapped up in a thick dressing gown in wind of reportedly 40mph and sand being "whipped up in faces".

    Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner at Holywell Bay
    Eleanor Tomlinson walking on beach

    Chris Barnard who runs Poldark Tours Cornwall pictured Harry Richardson who plays Drake Carne huddled on a rock with his phone waiting to go on camera.

    He was escorting a group of thrilled Americans.

    A large section of the beach was cordoned off for filming and 20 to 30 fans turned up to watch, Mr Barnard said.

    Harry Richardson sitting on a rock

    Last week the crew were pictured filming at Charlestown near St Austell.

    Series five, the final of the BBC drama, made by Mammoth Screen, is expected to be aired next year.

    American fans
    Quote Message: Some fans book two weeks here in September just to follow the filming. We saw Luke Norris who plays Dr Dwight Enys there too. The fans with us were over the moon." from Chris Barnard Poldark Tours Cornwall
    Chris BarnardPoldark Tours Cornwall
  5. Railway line reopens after 'flood resilience' works

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The railway between Axminster and Crewkerne has reopened after a nine-day closure which allowed two 550-tonne underground culverts to be installed.

    Network Rail installed the structures on sites at Axe Farm and Broom Lane in the Axe Valley as part of a £9.5m investment to reduce the likelihood of flooding from a one in five year risk to a one-in-20-year risk.

    It added the work would "improve resilience of the railway through Devon".

    Work on the scheme began in May, with the it set to be fully completed in December.

    underground culverts
    Quote Message: I’d like to give thanks to passengers and the local community for their patience over the last nine days. The new flood resilience measures will mean we can provide a better, more reliable railway for passengers travelling through the South West." from Rebecca Wells Network Rail
    Rebecca WellsNetwork Rail
  6. North Devon NHS 'will improve', boss says

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A Devon NHS trust boss has said he is confident it will improve before the next time inspectors visit.

    The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs North Devon District Hospital, was rated as "requiring improvement" by the Care Quality Commission, which inspected the trust in October 2017.

    A follow-up inspection in July showed that there had been some progress, but Professor Ted Baker, chief inspector of England's hospitals, said: "It is clear that further work needs to be completed."

    Chief nurse at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, Darryn Allcorn, told Devon County Council's Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee last week that they had made improvements since the CQC inspection, although more work needed to be done and that changes had to be long-term.

    The committee heard some areas where the trust must take action included ensuring cleanliness of the emergency department and addressing mandatory staff training compliance in the maternity unit and across the trust for safeguarding and resuscitation.

    It must also ensure the chemotherapy and day treatment unit has the staff to deliver a safe and effective service.

    North Devon District Hospital
  7. Poldark's Aidan Turner wins award for West End debut

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Poldark's Aidan Turner has won a Stage Debut Award for his performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

    The star of the Cornwall-based television drama won the best West End debut award, beating Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston and Diversity's Ashley Banjo.

    Turner played a terrorist deemed too violent to be a member of the IRA. One critic described him as a "revelation".

    The actor thanked director Michael Grandage in his speech, calling the role "one of the most incredible jobs I've ever worked on".

    He took a break from filming the fifth series of Poldark to accept the award.

    The fifth season of Poldark will be the series' last, the BBC confirmed last month.

    Aidan Turner in rehearsals for The Lieutenant of Inishmore
  8. Breast cancer survivors 'bare all'

    BBC Spotlight

    A group of breast cancer survivors have "bared all" to show "you can have a great life after cancer".

    The nine women, who met at Bosom Pals' support group, performed a routine in underwear at Friday's Dare to Bare Ball in Plymouth, with a brief topless finale.

    Dare to Bare women in underwear with pink feathers

    Many of the women, who are aged from their 40s to their 70s, have had mastectomies and other breast surgery.

    The event raised more than £12,000 for the Primrose Foundation, which provides funding for local breast cancer services.

    Dare to Bare group posing with giant 'LOVE' letters
    Quote Message: We wanted to show we've got battle scars but we've come out the other side and you can have a great life afterwards. As soon as we walked into the ballroom, there was a standing ovation. It was so emotional and overwhelming." from Michelle Hull Dare to Bare participant
    Michelle HullDare to Bare participant
  9. Devon travel: Car and van in M5 crash

    BBC Radio Devon

    On the M5, near Junction 27 for Tiverton and Junction 28 for Cullompton, there are reports of a crash involving a car and a van. There is slow traffic in the area.

  10. Escaped 'horned beast': Animal's safety is zoo's priority

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Keepers at Paignton Zoo say the safety of a West Caucasian Tur that's escaped is their priority.

    The mountain-dwelling goat-antelope is believed to be in Clennan Woods.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said the horned beast "could be a danger to the public if startled" and has asked people to call 999 immediately if it is spotted.

    West Caucasian Tur
  11. Bus services suspended due to 'shortage of drivers'

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Evening bus services between Brixham and Kingswear are being suspended because of a shortage of drivers.

    Community bus company Ourbus is withdrawing its service from Tuesday after failing to attract new volunteer drivers.

    The services affected are the 17E and 18E.

    The company has appealed for volunteers to a join a pool of drivers to keep the service running.

    Quote Message: We recognise the importance of this service to the residents of and visitors to Brixham and Kingswear, and will endeavour to have the service running again as soon as possible. However, despite our best efforts to recruit for this service, we have sadly failed to come up with suitable candidates." from Mike Norton Torbay Community Development Trust
    Mike NortonTorbay Community Development Trust
  12. Devon travel: Two-vehicle crash on North Devon Link Road

    BBC Radio Devon

    • In South Molton, the A361 North Devon Link Road is partially blocked by a two-vehicle crash near Aller Cross.
    • In Tytherleigh, there are reports of tree branches in the road on the A358 Chard Road near The Tytherleigh Arms pub. Approach with care.
    • On the A39 at Fairy Cross, there's slow traffic in both directions in the roadworks area near the turn for Woodtown.
  13. BreakingEscaped Paignton Zoo animal 'believed to be in woods'

    Del Crookes

    BBC News Online

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    Police are warning people not to approach the animal as it "could be a danger to the public if startled".

    Anyone who sees the escaped animal is being asked to call 999.

  14. Commercial equipment taken during 'multiple' burglaries

    Del Crookes

    BBC News Online

    Several businesses were broken into earlier this month in north Devon, police have said.

    The burglaries happened in the early hours of Tuesday 4 September in Winkleigh.

    PC Adam Williams from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "During the incident, the offender(s) have stolen a bicycle which was later found abandoned near the village hall.

    Community Hal in Winkleigh
    Image caption: The village hall in Winkleigh

    "Entry was gained by smashing windows and items taken include two tills containing cash, an electric screwdriver, an air nail gun and chocolate.

    "I'd appeal to anyone in the village who has CCTV footage, to have a look at footage between the hours of 03:00 and 05:00 on Tuesday 4 September to help us identify anyone who might be involved."

  15. Independent candidate wins Devon by-election

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Independent councillor Geoff Pratt has been elected to East Devon District Council in the Ottery St Mary rural ward.

    A by-election was called after the former councillor, Matt Coppell, of the East Devon Alliance, was forced to step down after failing to attend a meeting within six consecutive months.

    Geoff Pratt

    Cllr Pratt, who lives in Wiggaton and is a property lawyer by profession, said he would be pressing for answers on the "uncertain" future of Ottery St Mary Hospital, saying that a decision "one way of the other" needed to be made soon.

    The ward covers the villages of West Hill, Aylesbeare, Tipton St John and Alfington.

    The result was:

    • Margaret Bargmann (Green Party) - 24 votes
    • Nick Benson (Liberal Democrats) - 51 votes
    • Richard May (Labour) - 20 votes
    • Geoff Pratt (Independent) - 715 votes
    • John Sheaves (Conservatives) - 421 votes

    The turnout was 34.7%, with two ballot papers rejected.