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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon southbound severe disruption, at J27 for A38 A361.

    M5 Devon - M5 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at J27, A38 (Tiverton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. More than 200 people fined in first month of litter pilot

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Litter in bushes

    More than 200 people have been fined for littering in the first month of a 12-month pilot scheme to clean up the streets of Exeter.

    Enforcement company 3GS issued 224 fixed penalty notices in August.

    About 129 fines have now been paid. Two people ran away before fines could be issued.

    Anyone found deliberately littering could face a £100 fine, which is reduced to £75 for littering or £60 for dog fouling if paid within 14 days.

    Offenders that do not pay within 28 days will be taken to magistrates' court.

  3. SWR 'fails to provide any offer over guards dispute'

    Workers on South Western Railway are to stage a series of nine fresh strikes in the coming weeks in an escalation of the bitter disputes over the role of guards on trains.

    Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out for five days from 23 October and then on four consecutive Saturdays from 3 November.

    The company has been hit by industrial action since earlier this year, with the row remaining deadlocked. The union is also in dispute with Southern, Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail over the same issue.

    Quote Message: South Western Railway has stalled the talks process and has failed to provide any sort of offer that comes close to resolving this dispute which matches the widespread best practice in the industry, underpinned by the guard guarantee. The company should get out of the bunker and start talking with us seriously rather than sitting back and just hoping the core issues of safety, security and access will go away." from Mick Cash RMT general secretary
    Mick CashRMT general secretary

    South Western Railway is yet to comment.

  4. New national park plans for East Devon

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A new Dorset and East Devon national park could be created.

    Councillor Martin Shaw submitted a motion to Devon County Council to support the creation of the park.

    But the local authority has deferred its decision on the project until it knows how it would be funded and what the benefits would be.

    The council has now invited an independent panel that reviews national parks to Devon to discuss how it could work.

    If the area became a national park, it would give the area the highest status of protection as far as landscape and scenic beauty are concerned.

    It would also give the park authority direct control over residential and industrial development, and the design of buildings and other structures in the area.

  5. Crash partially blocks A38

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The A38 in the Glynn Valley is partially blocked near Bodmin Parkway Station due to an accident. Traffic is very slow moving in both directions.

  6. BreakingRail workers to strike again

    Workers on South Western Railway are to stage a series of nine fresh strikes between 23 October and 24 November in the long-running dispute over guards on trains, the RMT union announced.

  7. 'Librarian came out with bandages' to help crash victim

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A librarian "came out with bandages" to help an elderly man who was hit by a car in Wadebridge, an eyewitness has said.

    George Proctor heard the crash at Southern Way at about 11:25 and saw the man lying on the floor.

    The man has been taken to hospital with "life-threatening" injuries, police have said.

    Mr Proctor has been describing what he saw...

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    Video caption: An elderly man has been taken to hospital with "life-threatening" injuries
  8. Sustainable holiday park plans approved

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Unanimous approval has been given to a five star sustainable holiday park development that will be a "destination venue" for East Devon.

    An exclusive holiday park of 49 lodges, with fishing lakes, woodland walks and nature trails, as well as a farm shop and a store will be built on land at Straightway Head in Whimple after East Devon District Council planners approved Willow View Park Ltd's application.

    Ward councillor, Mark Evans-Martin, said: "This is a major investment in the area backed by a reputable and major investor. The local opinion in the village was that there was no objection whatsoever to this and it was supported by the parish council."

    Proposed site
  9. Newquay-Copenhagen flights welcomed by local people

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The announcement of a new link to Denmark from Newquay Airport has been welcomed by people in Cornwall.

    As of June 2019, there will be flights twice a week during the peak season to Copenhagen - the first time the county has been directly connected to Scandinavia.

    Newquay Airport manager, Al Titterington, said opening up a new tourist route will "allow passengers from Cornwall to connect to other hubs in Northern Europe".

    These local people think it's a case of the more flights in Cornwall, the better...

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    Video caption: Scandinavia's leading airline, SAS, will directly link Newquay and Copenhagen
  10. Police remain on scene of Wadebridge crash

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Police officers remain on the scene of a crash in Wadebridge where an elderly man sustained "life-threatening" injuries when a car hit him before crashing into a house.

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    Video caption: Police say a car hit a pedestrian before crashing into a house on Southern Way, Wadebridge
  11. Devon travel: Accident blocks road near Filleigh

    BBC Radio Devon

    Between Filleigh and Swimbridge, Filleigh Road is closed in both directions due to an accident.

  12. Police concerned for man, 22, missing from Falmouth

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 22-year-old man has gone missing from Falmouth, police have said.

    Jordan Palmer has not been seen since 21:00 on Monday - when he was in the Tresillian Road area of the town - and police are concerned for his welfare.

    He is described as 5ft 8ins (1.7m) tall, of medium build, with brown hair and stubble on his face and wearing a sky blue North Face jacket, black trousers and grey Nike shoes.

    Anyone with information is asked to called 999.

    Jordan Palmer
  13. Road to stay closed until Wednesday due gas leak

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A lane in Exeter will be closed until Wednesday afternoon after engineers found a leak on a gas pipe beneath it, Wales and West Utilities has said.

    The company was alerted to "reports of a smell of gas" in the Pinhoe Road area of the city on Monday night.

    Engineers are working to repair the leak but say a lane will remain closed along Pinhoe Road at its junction with Widgery Road.

    In a statement, the company said engineers would be "working round the clock" and it appreciates work on such a busy road is "not ideal".

  14. Car 'hits pedestrian and crashes into house'

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    Southern Way

    An elderly man has been seriously injured by a car that hit him before crashing into a house.

    Police say a Honda Saloon hit a pedestrian before crashing into a house on Southern Way, Wadebridge, at about 11:25 on Tuesday.

    The man has been airlifted to Derriford Hospital with "life-threatening" injuries.

    The driver, a man in his 70s, had been trapped in the vehicle but he has now been freed.

    His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.