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    Severe disruption: A30 Devon eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Devon eastbound severe disruption, from the Pathfinder Village turn off to A377.

    A30 Devon - A30 in Exeter closed eastbound from Fingle Glen to Alphington Junction, because of a lorry fire. Diversion in operation - via Fingle Glen exit, Five Mile Hill (Eastbound) through Pathfinder Village, Tedburn Road and Ide lane to rejoin the A30 at Alphington.

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

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    Severe disruption: A30 Devon eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Devon eastbound severe disruption, from A30 to A377.

    A30 Devon - A30 in Alphington closed eastbound from Fingle Glen to Alphington Junction, because of a lorry fire.

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

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    Severe accident: A35 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A35 Devon both ways severe accident, at Whitford Road.

    A35 Devon - A35 Gammons Hill in Kilmington blocked at the Whitford Road junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A3047 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3047 Cornwall both ways severe accident, at Tolvaddon Road.

    A3047 Cornwall - A3047 Trevenson Road in Tuckingmill blocked and slow traffic in both directions at McDonald's, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A361 Devon westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A361 Devon westbound severe accident, between B3149 and Vellator Way.

    A361 Devon - A361 closed and very slow traffic westbound between the B3149 junction in Barnstaple and the Vellator Way junction in Braunton, because of an accident involving a lorry. Diversion in operation - Braunton-bound traffic us being diverted via Ashford.

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

  6. Weather: Getting cloudier, showers possible

    BBC Weather

    Most areas will remain dry through Monday night, if rather misty. There will be some clear periods but with the small chance later of a shower. Staying mild.

    Minimum Temperature: 9 to 12C (48 to 54F).

    Weather

    Some bright or sunny weather at times through Tuesday, with areas of cloud as well, bringing with it the odd shower. A breezy day with moderate or fresh winds. Mild though.

    Maximum temperature: 11 to 14C (52 to 57F).

  7. Cannabis pair ordered to pay back further £30,000

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Two men have been told to pay back criminal earnings after police uncovered a cannabis farm at a nightspot in Newquay.

    Daniel Thorpe, 36, and 48-year-old Paul Townsend pocketed nearly £60,000 from a cannabis farm set up inside the former Love Shack bar in a bid to fund its refurbishment, police said.

    The men, both previously from Newquay, were among four men sentenced at Truro Crown Court in March after admitting charges of production of cannabis.

    The cannabis farm was set up in a bid to fund the refurbishment of the nightspot, it was reported.

    Police had clawed back more than £20,000 from the two offenders - the "proceeds of drug trafficking".

    But the pair have been ordered under the Proceeds of Crime Act to give up another nearly £30,000 earned from their crimes or face having to serve prison sentences of 12 months and three months respectively.

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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, at J28 for A373 Station Road.

    M5 Devon - M5 exit slip road partially blocked and slow traffic northbound at J28, A373 (Cullompton Services), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  9. Long delays on Torpoint ferry after mechanical failure

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    Long delays have been reported on the Torpoint ferry as the route is down from two vessels to one.

    Bosses said one ferry had suffered mechanical failure.

    Waits of up to 45 minutes have been reported at the Devonport side.

  10. Lauren Scott death: Farmer 'completely disregarded safety'

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    Neil Carpenter

    A farmer who caused the death of a 20-year-old woman whose hair became entangled in a milling machine showed a "complete disregard" for health and safety regulations, police say.

    Lauren Scott was operating the 1940s machine at Springfield Farm near Dawlish, Devon, in March last year when she got entangled with an exposed rotating shaft because a plastic cover was broken and dented.

    Neil Carpenter (pictured), 45, from Dawlish, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.

    Quote Message: It all comes down to a £75 cover for this shaft. He would have known as a farmer that this is a basic requirement for health and safety. His approach to health and safety was so flagrant that he wouldn’t believe he would need one that would work properly ... unfortunately Lauren paid the ultimate price." from Det Insp Steve Davies Devon and Cornwall Police
    Det Insp Steve DaviesDevon and Cornwall Police

    Judge Mr Justice Dingemans said a prison sentence was "inevitable" for Carpenter, who has been released on bail until sentencing on Tuesday.

  11. MP 'disappointed' at no mention of stadium support

    Laurence Reed

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    West Cornwall Conservative MP Derek Thomas has spoken in a House of Commons Budget debate to express his disappointment that Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to make any announcement about the Stadium for Cornwall in his autumn statement.

    There have been plans in the pipeline to build a stadium for more than a decade, and it looked like there might be some progress when Cornwall Council voted to plough £3m into the project.

    However, the project will not go ahead until the government matches that funding, and that remains up in the air.

    Mr Thomas said work still needed to be done to ensure the project went ahead...

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    Video caption: MP 'disappointed' at no mention of chancellor stadium support
  12. Lauren Scott death: 'My life is shattered', mother says

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    The mother of a young woman who was killed by an unsafe milling machine on a smallholding in Devon says their family's lives "will never be the same."

    Twenty-year-old volunteer Lauren Scott was killed when her hair and clothing became entangled in part of the World War Two-era machine at Springfield Farm near Dawlish in March last year, Exeter Crown Court heard.

    Forty-five-year-old Neil Carpenter, from Dawlish, who owned the land, has been convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence.

    Lauren Scott

    Lauren's mother, Nicola Scott-Hooper, said in a victim impact statement it was "almost impossible to find the words to explain the devastating impact that the death of Lauren has had on myself, her father and our other six children and their families".

    She said her daughter was "beautiful, amazing and intelligent" and she was "privileged to be her mother".

    Quote Message: When Lauren died a part of me died with her ... my life has been shattered. Lauren didn't deserve this - she had been cheated of her wonderful life ... her life would have been wonderful, I am sure of that. This was an awful death that easily could have been prevented and it is only right that someone has been held responsible." from Nicola Scott-Hooper
    Nicola Scott-Hooper

    The farmer, who has already pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences, is due to be sentenced on Tuesday.

  13. Work needed to ensure Cornwall is 'ready for Brexit'

    Richard Whitehouse

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Cornwall Councillors say more needs to be done to ensure businesses and workers are prepared ahead of Brexit.

    A presentation to councillors on Friday about the work the council has been doing in preparation for Brexit gave new information about what the impact on Cornwall could be when the UK leaves the EU.

    Councillors said they were surprised by the scale of exports which go to the EU and raised concerns about whether enough people were aware of the EU settlement scheme.

    The briefing highlighted that 55% of all exports from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly went to the EU and that figures from 2016 show that Cornwall exported £298m worth of trade to the EU, compared to £271m of imports.

    This gave Cornwall a 4.8% surplus, compared to the UK as a whole where there was a 24.4% deficit between exports and imports from the EU.

    Councillors also raised the issue of seasonal workers and the number of EU migrants who work in the agriculture industry, noting the county was "very heavily dependent"

    Council leader Adam Paynter said it was also important for councillors to lobby MPs to ensure Cornwall gets funding from the shared prosperity fund which the government is establishing post-Brexit.

    Cornwall flag
  14. Lauren Scott death: Farmer guilty of manslaughter

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    A farmer from Devon has been found guilty of causing the death of a 20-year-old volunteer who was working on his land.

    Lauren Scott’s hair and clothing became entangled in part of a milling machine at Springfield Farm near Dawlish in March last year, Exeter Crown Court heard.

    Forty-five-year-old Neil Carpenter, from Dawlish, who owned the land, was convicted by a jury of manslaughter by gross negligence.

    Lauren Scott

    The trial heard how Lauren had been using the World War Two-era machine, which had been converted from steam power to being powered by a drive shaft attached to a tractor

    A plastic cover, costing £75, was broken and dented, leaving parts of the rotating shaft uncovered.

    Carpenter had claimed he had no idea Miss Scott had been using it until he heard a bang and found her on the ground near machine.

    The farmer has already pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences.

    He is due to be sentenced on Tuesday.

  15. South West Route Du Rhum yacht sailors in top 10

    Andy Breare

    BBC Spotlight

    Two South West yachtsmen are in the top 10 racers so far on the Route Du Rhum single-handed transatlantic yacht race from France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.

    Jerseyman and second-time competitor Phil Sharp is in sixth place, while Falmouth's Sam Goodchild is right behind him in seventh.

    They are among more than 120 yachts competing in the 3,542 mile-race, which set off on Sunday.

    The race takes place every four years.

    Route Du Rhum
  16. Minister's 'hope in humanity restored' by theft response

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A church minister in Cornwall says his "hope in humanity has been restored" by a huge and generous response to a poppy appeal collecting tin theft.

    The tin was stolen from the lobby of the Central Methodist Church in Helston on Thursday, sparking anger among parishioners.

    It is thought about £30 was taken, but there have been pledges of support and donations from across the area following the news.

    Local people have raised almost three times the amount taken. One man even drove from Saltash to put £30 in the new tin.

    Reverend Danny Green said he had been both sickened and delighted by recent events...

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    Video caption: Minister's 'hope in humanity restored' after poppy appeal tin theft response
  17. Poppy tin theft 'disturbed us to the core'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The theft of a poppy appeal collection tin from a church in Cornwall has sparked anger among parishioners.

    The tin was stolen from the lobby of the Central Methodist Church in Helston on Thursday.

    It is thought about £30 was taken, but there have been pledges of support and donations from across the area following the news.

    Sarah Reed, wife of minister the Reverend Danny Reed, said they remained deeply saddened by the theft...

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    Video caption: Poppy tin theft 'disturbed church to the core'
  18. Council seeks printer 'in case of second Brexit poll'

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plymouth City Council is urgently seeking a printer for election material in case of a second Brexit referendum or even a sudden general election.

    The council is inviting bids from specialist printers for an initial period of two years, but is treating the matter as urgent because of the time it takes to print and distribute documents including polling cards, ballot papers and postal ballot packs.

    Local elections are scheduled across the city next May, except the Plympton Chaddlewood ward, and the council will need to start preparations four months earlier.

    The next general election is scheduled for May 2022, but political uncertainty over the Brexit process has led to calls for a second referendum on any deal, or for a general election, ahead of the UK’s planned departure from the EU in March.

    A report to the city council warned that, if the matter was not treated urgently, there was "a risk that a national snap unscheduled election or referenda could be called whilst the council is out of contract".

    Plymouth City Council