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Summary

  1. Flybe bought by consortium for £2.2m
  2. - 'Exciting potential' for Newquay Airport
  3. Woman, 84, suffers serious injuries after being hit by car
  4. Concerns over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts
  5. Walkers' unbelievable risk for the 'ultimate selfie'
  6. Updates on Friday 11 January 2019

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A30 Cornwall eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Cornwall eastbound severe disruption, between A3074 Nut Lane and B3301 Carwin Rise.

    A30 Cornwall - A30 Hayle Bypass in Hayle closed and slow traffic eastbound between St Erth Roundabout and Loggans Moor Roundabout, because of emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - signed through Hayle.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Devon both ways severe disruption, between Dartmouth and Kingswear.

    Devon - Vehicle ferry not operating on Dartmouth Higher Ferry between the Dartmouth junction and the Kingswear junction, because of strong winds.

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

  3. Travel update: A374 Exeter Street, Plymouth now clear

    BBC Radio Devon

    In Plymouth, the A374 Exeter Street is now clear outbound after an earlier vehicle fire near Bretonside.

  4. Walkers taking 'unbelievable' risks for cliff photos

    BBC Spotlight

    The quest for the perfect selfie and trying to get photos of wildlife such as seals means people are putting themselves in unnecessary danger.

    Newquay Coastguard says they have had reports of people "close to cliff edges, especially around the areas where the cliffs are eroding and cracking".

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    Video caption: Walkers taking "unnecessary risks" on cliffs in danger of collapse, says coastguard.
  5. Travel update: One lane still closed on A374 in Plymouth

    BBC Radio Devon

    On the A374 Exeter Street in Plymouth, one lane remains closed on the outbound carriageway following an earlier vehicle fire.

    Emergency services were called to the scene outside the Asda petrol station just after 13:00.

    The fire has now been extinguished, and the vehicles involved are waiting to be recovered.

    One car was severely damaged by fire while a second was also damaged by heat.

    Firefighters say the cause of the fire was accidental.

  6. Wimbledon could come to Exmouth on big screen

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A big screen in The Strand in Exmouth, 24 hours a day parking charges, and robotic lawn mowers could all be coming to east Devon.

    Strand

    A whole raft of projects and plans have been revealed in East Devon District Council’s Draft Service Plans for 2019/20 that are designed to raise income for the council, balance its budget, and to run its services.

    The draft budget, in line with the agreed Financial Plan, assumes the council will increase council tax for 2019/20 by £5 a year, a 3.7% increase, meaning that the annual council tax charge will rise from £136.78 to £141.78 for a band D property.

    The budget includes nearly £9m for a planned repair and improvement plan for council homes.

    The council aims to deliver a fixed big screen on the Strand in Exmouth, using the Strand redevelopment reserve, giving them the ability to run local advertising, council promotions and messages as well as screen large scale events such as Wimbledon, concerts and the Proms.

    The council says £120,000 will be spent on the project from capital reserves, with the screen able to generate income of about £25,000 a year.

    A spokesman said the project is in the "early stages" as planning permission is needed.

  7. Vehicle on fire in Exeter Street

    BBC Radio Devon

    Firefighters are dealing a vehicle fire on Exeter Street (outbound) outside the Asda Fuel Station.

    Motorists are warned to expect delays.

  8. Students hope to unearth secrets of Newton Abbot house fit for kings

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A new archaeological study hopes to reveal the history of one of Devon's oldest buildings – Old Forde House in Newton Abbot – a building used by kings and Devon’s most important families.

    Dan Brock

    A team led by University of Exeter students are using state-of-the-art equipment to try to discover previously unknown buildings or structures buried underground beneath the house and in the grounds.

    Old Forde House is Grade 1 listed and currently home to Teignbridge District Council.

    Third-year student Dan Brock, who is leading the work, said: "The site itself hasn’t been surveyed before and never been any excavations before, so this is the first major excavation at the site.

    "We hope this research will give us a much better understanding of how Newton Abbot developed, and the buried archaeological features within the grounds of Old Forde House and to see if we can find medieval, Roman and pre-historic features underground."

  9. 'Dangerous' wonky chimney leaning over busy street

    Devon Live

    A chimney stack leaning precariously over a busy Devon shopping street has prompted concerns.

  10. Flybe could shrink in Virgin deal, expert warns

    BBC Spotlight

    Exeter-based budget airline Flybe will probably shrink after it is taken over by Virgin Atlantic and the Stobart Group a travel expert has warned.

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    Video caption: Flybe could shrink

    Journalist Simon Calder said: "I fear there will be a policy of shrinking for success so it could well get smaller."

    Flybe is being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group.

    It will operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand, marking a return by Virgin to domestic flights.

  11. Apology to Torbay residents after bins pile up

    BBC Radio Devon

    Residents in Torbay have been reporting bins not being emptied since before Christmas with some reporting delays of up to four weeks.

    The waste service responsible TOR2, which is jointly run by Torbay Council and the Kier group, have previously come under fire for delays in bin collections.

    A Kier spokesman said: "We'd like to apologise to the residents of Torbay for the recent disruptions to bin collections over the busy Christmas period.

    "We are committed to delivering a reliable service for residents and we are working weekends and overtime to make up for the delays caused by the Christmas holidays.

    "We are confident these measures will have a quick and positive impact on collections in the area."

  12. Walkers' unbelievable risk for the 'ultimate selfie'

    BBC Spotlight

    Coastguards in Cornwall say walkers are taking unnecessary risks on cliffs that have developed cracks and are in danger of collapse.

    In one area near Holywell Bay, people have been spotted leaning over cliff edges so they can get photographs of wildlife, like seals and dolphins.

    Coastguards say it is a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt or killed.

    Newquay Coastguard published this picture on Facebook earlier this week, prompting photographer Craig Ashley to point out a huge crack in the cliff just behind the group of walkers.

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    cliff

    Commenting on the images, one walker said: "It's not the worst I've seen. There was a lady with a baby on her back in a carrier and she had a little girl with her. She perched on the edge with her back to the drop taking a selfie. I’ve never seen anything like it!"

    Quote Message: It's quite unbelievable some of the reports and photographs we've seen recently of people trying to get that ultimate selfie with children and wildlife, and just putting themselves in unnecessary danger getting too close to cliff edges, especially around the areas where the cliffs are eroding and cracking." from Mark Thomas Newquay Coastguard
    Mark ThomasNewquay Coastguard