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    Severe accident: A30 Cornwall eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Cornwall eastbound severe accident, from A30 to A3047.

    A30 Cornwall - A30 closed eastbound from Loggans Moor Roundabout to Camborne West, because of an accident involving lorry. Diversion in operation - Exit A30 at Loggans Moor roundabout. Follow the old A30 through Connor Downs, to then rejoin the A30 at Treswithian.

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

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    Severe accident: A388 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A388 Devon both ways severe accident, near Derworthy Lane.

    A388 Devon - A388 Milton Damerel in Milton Damerel blocked in both directions near the Derworthy Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  3. Weather: A dry night ahead with sunny spells on Thursday

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    There will be clear spells and variable amounts of cloud across the region this evening, remaining dry for most.

    Looking ahead to Thursday, any early areas of mist and fog will lift to leave a mainly dry and fine day with spells of sunshine.

    It will be a cooler day with a gentle to moderate north-easterly wind.

    Maximum temperature: 15C (59F).

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  4. A382's 'Golden Highway' given support of councillors

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Full support to widen a road that will be a "golden thread through the heart of the district" has been given by Teignbridge councillors.

    It's believed the £30m "Golden Highway" scheme will improve the main road between Newton Abbot and Drumbridges near Trago Mills.

    Devon County Council's development management committee last year agreed proposals to upgrade the A382, and funding has been secured for the work to improve journey times and safety.

    In June, following more than three years of negotiations, the council issued compulsory purchase orders for land associated with widening and improvements planned for the A382.

    However as there have been a limited number of objections, a public inquiry, expected to take place in spring 2019, is likely to be needed to determine the fate of the land.

    The A382 between Newton Abbot and Drumbridges
    Image caption: The A382 between Newton Abbot and Drumbridges
    Quote Message: This road will be a golden thread through the centre of Teignbridge. This road really matters to us and is the heartbeat to Teignbridge. Make no mistake, we need to reiterate the powerful desire to get on with this. This road will cut down travel time massively, improve the road, and the economic improvement that we will get from that will be huge, as having a top quality road will make such a different to us. from Councillor Jeremy Christophers Teignbridge District Council
    Councillor Jeremy ChristophersTeignbridge District Council
  5. Saltash parade on Remembrance Day will go ahead

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The Mayor of Saltash, Councillor John Brady, has confirmed there will be a parade in the town on Remembrance Day.

    It's being organised by Saltash Chamber of Commerce and will be held from the middle of Fore Street to the Memorial Peace Garden in Alexandra Square.

    The announcement follows a petition signed by more than 1,400 people after reports local officials "didn't want children to go hungry or get cold".

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  6. Recycling rates drop in Devon except for east of county

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Recycling rates across Devon dropped by 1.7% in the last year, according to figures from the Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee.

    They show the rate has dipped to 54% in 2017/2018, which is down from 55.7% in 2016/17.

    A report by the committee blamed the reduction on Household Waste Recycling Centres no longer being able to recycle mattresses and carpets, and the fact that only higher grade wood can now be recycled.

    However, in East Devon, recycling rates have bucked the national trend.

    The figures there show there has been an 8.1% increase in recycling in 2017/18 - up to 54.2%.

    That's the highest ever figure East Devon District Council has recorded.

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    Image caption: East Devon's recycling rates have bucked the national trend
  7. Truro rooftop protest: Man down

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Police say a man who's been involved in a standoff on a Truro rooftop for 28 hours is down and in police custody.

    The incident began at 11:30 on Tuesday when officers were called to George Street following concerns for the welfare of a man in his 40s.

    Tiles were being thrown causing "substantial damage", officers said.

    Some nearby residents have had to be rehoused and roads were closed.

    Two other men are in custody after being arrested following incidents at the cordon overnight.

    A 27-year-old man's being held on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and breach of the peace.

    A 48-year-old man is suspected of obstructing or resisting a police officer.

  8. Penzance's Jubilee Pool vandalised

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Parts of Jubilee Pool in Penzance have been covered in graffiti overnight.

    The team there say it is an example of "mindless vandalism".

    It added increased overnight security has been put in place and repainting the walls is being arranged.

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

    Jubilee pool graffiti
  9. Rock thrown from flyover at firefighter's maintenance van

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A rock was thrown from a flyover at a Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service van, firefighters have said.

    It happened on the A30 in Hayle on Tuesday at about 15:30.

    Firefighters said the windscreen managed to hold up but it would have been a "different story" if the rock had gone through.

    The service is now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

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  10. Devon travel: Work to dismantle crane closes Exeter road

    BBC Radio Devon

    In Exeter, Bartholomew Street West is closed between Mary Arches Street and Allhallows Court while a large crane is dismantled. The road will be shut for some time.

  11. Ben Bradshaw calls for support for UAE 'spying' student

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Theresa May says the government is doing all it can to help a university student from Exeter who's been charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates.

    Matthew Hedges, 31, has been held in solitary confinement for more than five months after being arrested at Dubai Airport.

    His family claim he's innocent and was simply doing academic research.

    His local MP, Ben Bradshaw, told the Commons that he was being denied access to the British counsel there...

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    Video caption: Matthew Hedges, 31, has been held in solitary confinement for more than five months

    The Prime Minister said the Foreign Office was "deeply concerned" at what was happening and officials were in contact with Mr Hedges and his family.

    She said the government was in regular contact with the UAE and "continuing to push for legal access so we can give him the support he needs".