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    Severe disruption: A39 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A39 Devon both ways severe disruption, near Buck's Cross post office.

    A39 Devon - A39 in Buck's Cross blocked in both directions near the Buck's Cross post office junction, because of an overturned car. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M5 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon southbound severe accident, from J28 for A373 Station Road to J29 for Honiton Road Exeter.

    M5 Devon - Two lanes closed on M5 southbound from J28, A373 (Cullompton Services) to J29, Honiton (Exeter), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, at J29 for Honiton Road Exeter.

    M5 Devon - M5 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J29, Honiton (Exeter), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Weather: Cloudy evening ahead with mist and fog

    BBC Weather

    There will be plenty of cloud through this evening and overnight with mist and fog in places.

    It will be mostly dry but the odd spot of drizzle is possible - remaining mild.

    Minimum temperature overnight of 12C (53F).


    Devon weather


    Cornwall weather
  5. Plymouth looks to Australia to recruit more GPs

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    NHS bosses are targeting GPs on the other side of the world to fill jobs in Plymouth.

    The shortage of doctors in the city has led to pressure on health services with 23 current vacancies in practices across the city.

    Plymouth City Councillors were told an NHS campaign to recruit from overseas has been extended to Australia - with four doctors from down under expressing an interest in working in Plymouth.

    It's believed they were attracted by the city's "Ocean City" reputation.

    NHS recruiters are now working with a relocation agency to bring in more applicants.

    Plymouth sign
    Quote Message: We are trying to reverse quite a few years of decline. We are working hard, we are being successful. It is a big commitment from them [the doctors] and we are absolutely determined we are not going to let them down. from Dr Liz Thomas Runs the NHS GP recruitment campaign for the South of England
    Dr Liz ThomasRuns the NHS GP recruitment campaign for the South of England
  6. Cornish MP submits 'no confidence' in PM letter

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The MP for South East Cornwall, Sheryll Murray has written to the chairman of the 1922 Committee asking for a vote to take place over Theresa May's leadership.

    The Conservative said she has "lost confidence in the Brexit policy of the prime minister".

    The prime minister has defended her draft Brexit deal - despite facing four ministerial resignations.

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  7. Devon MP: PM's Brexit deal 'dead in the water'

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Theresa May has tried to persuade MPs to back her draft Brexit deal - following the resignations of two of her senior cabinet ministers.

    The Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, and the Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey said they couldn't accept the terms of the agreement.

    Several Conservative MPs - including Newton Abbot's Anne Marie Morris - have questioned whether Mrs May can stay on as prime minister.

    However, the Labour MP for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw, says changing the prime minister won't solve anything but he doesn't believe the deal will pass parliament and it's "dead in the water"...

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    Video caption: Theresa May has tried to persuade MPs to back her draft Brexit deal
  8. Parking restrictions to come into force around Exeter Ikea

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Parking restrictions are due to come into force around Exeter's IKEA store after complaints from residents about shoppers leaving cars in local roads.

    Councillors approved a series of double yellow lines on the main roads - as well as side road junctions.

    Parking restrictions approved near Exeter IKEA
    Image caption: Parking restrictions approved near Exeter IKEA

    The parking restrictions will come into force in:

    • Newcourt Way
    • IKEA Way
    • River Plate Road
    • Liberty Way
    • Omaha Drive
    • Blakeslee Drive
    • Batavia Drive
    • Sand Grove
    • Albatross Road
    • Jutland Way
    • Robert Davy Road
    • Resolution Road
    • Somerville Crescent

    The "no waiting at any time" restriction around junctions is designed to avoid problems cause by IKEA customers and match-day visitors to Exeter Chiefs at the nearby Sandy Park stadium.

    Councillors on Devon County Council's Exeter highways committee were told: "The proposal is for restrictions to protect the junctions where parking should not take place as per the highway code.

    "Residents are to be consulted about a residents parking scheme which may further tackle IKEA and matchday parking."

  9. Man left with stomach wound after Plymouth assault

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man was left with a single wound to his stomach after an assault in Plymouth, police have said.

    It happened on Sunday 11 November at about 12.45 on College Lane in Mutley.

    Officers added the man - in his 40s - approached an unknown man and woman who were said to be arguing and attempted to intervene.

    He was treated in the city's Derriford Hospital and released the same day.

    No weapon was seen by the victim, but it is "believed be a bladed or sharp-edged item", police said.

    The offenders are described as a man who is about 5ft 6in (1.67m) tall and of stocky build and woman of very slight build and about 5ft 4in (1.62m) tall.

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

    College Lane in Mutley
  10. Invictus Games athletes team up to 'launch' Christmas

    BBC Radio Devon

    Former Royal Marine and Invictus Games medalist Mark Ormrod is set to flick the switch for Plymouth's Christmas lights display later.

    The triple amputee will be joined for the official launch by fellow competitors Nick Martin, Debbie Godfrey and Kelly Ganfield.

    Mark Ormrod

    The festivities officially begin in Exeter too, with the launch of the annual Cathedral Christmas market.

  11. Do people of Newton Abbot agree with local MP on Brexit?

    Sophie Pierce

    BBC Radio Devon

    The Conservative MP for Newton Abbot, Anne Marie Morris,said it was "time for Mrs May to consider her position".

    Her views come as the prime minister faces a grilling from MPs in the Commons over her draft Brexit agreement deal.

    Four members of Theresa May's cabinet have resigned but Mrs May insists the agreement would deliver the Brexit people voted for and allow the UK to take back control of its "money, laws and borders".

    So what do people in Anne Marie Morris' constituency of Newton Abbot think?

    Do they agree with their MP and think Theresa May should step down?

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    Video caption: Anne Marie Morris' constituents have been giving their views
  12. Fog brings an unusual sight in Exeter

    Normally it’s just Flybe that operates between the islands and Exeter, but the bad weather has seen an Aurigny ATR make an unscheduled stop.

    Passengers are due to get back in the air shortly.

    Planes at Exeter Airport

    Flybe’s morning flight from Exeter was cancelled earlier and the afternoon service is currently delayed by more than two hours.

    For the latest on flights - check with Jersey Airport or Guernsey Airport before you set off.

  13. Brexit no-deal will leave 'catastrophic consequences'

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Crashing out of the European Union with no deal and no transition will leave "catastrophic consequences for all the communities that we represent", according to Devon MP, Sarah Wollaston.

    The MP for Totnes switched sides - from Leave to Remain - during the referendum campaign because she was unhappy at claims that leaving the EU would free up £350m a week for the NHS.

    Since then, she has continued to urge Theresa May to think again and hold another referendum.

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  14. Cornish MP: Brexit deal 'doesn't reflect what voters want'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The prime minister has been defending her Brexit deal in the Commons - despite facing four ministerial resignations.

    Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab and the Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey stood down as well as two junior ministers - the Northern Ireland minister, Shailesh Vara, and Brexit minister, Suella Braverman.

    Theresa May admitted the negotiating process had not been comfortable.

    Meanwhile, the MP for St Austell and Newquay, Steve Double says he still hasn't made up his mind up whether to support the draft Brexit agreement - but at first glance he's not optimistic...

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    Video caption: "British people want us to get this done," May has told MPs