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Summary

  1. Flybe sold in 'difficult climate'
  2. Dairy Crest to be bought by Canadian firm in £975m deal
  3. Cornwall Council tax bump of 5% on budget amendments
  4. Torbay Council takes back control of bin collections
  5. Updates from Friday 22 February

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  1. Police search for missing Teignmouth man

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    Levi Rootham

    Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 19-year-old man from Teignmouth, who has gone missing.

    Levi Rootham was last seen at an address in the town at 13:30, and it's believed he may be travelling on local trains between Teignmouth and Exeter.

    Levi Rootham

    The teenager is described as white, around 5ft 9ins tall, of large build with short blond hair.

    He was last seen wearing a red and black Puffa jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers.

    Officers are currently searching for and are asking for the public to report any sightings to them immediately.

  2. Travel: M5 northbound partially blocked at Bridgwater

    BBC Radio Devon

    The M5 northbound between J24 for Bridgwater South and J23 for Bridgwater North is partially blocked following an accident and vehicle fire.

  3. Weather: A dry night with patchy mist

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry with clear periods.

    Patchy mist is likely to form by the end of the night in sheltered areas, but it will be mild for the time of year.

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F)

    weather chart

    Saturday will start dry and bright with hazy spells of sunshine.

    Cloud will thicken from the west and a few spots of light rain or drizzle are possible by the end of the day.

    Maximum temperature: 14C (57°F)

  4. Council tax to rise by 4% in Devon

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Council tax in Devon will rise by four per cent as part of a budget that will see more money spent on children's services, adult social care and roads.

    The 2019/20 budget provides an extra £11.5m - an increase of 9.4 per cent - to be spent on hard-pressed children's services, and a two per cent rise of £4.5m for adult care and health.

    Devon County Council

    The budget will see spending on services rise from £479.4 million to almost £494 million, with the extra spending partly paid for by an increase of 3.99 per cent in council tax.

    The rise encompasses a 2.99 per cent hike for general services and an extra one per cent dedicated solely to adult social care.

    It means Devon residents will have to pay an extra £53.10 on an average annual Band D council tax bill.

    Quote Message: This budget will protect statutory services and support the most vulnerable in the county. It is a good budget for the people of Devon. Our social care support for children and our services for children with special needs and disabilities are facing unprecedented demand, and our health and social care services for adults continue to be under immense pressure...We have always said our priority is to protect the most vulnerable in our society and I believe this budget will help to do that." from Cllr John Hart Leader, Devon County Council
    Cllr John HartLeader, Devon County Council
  5. Cash and drugs seized in Plymouth raids

    Twitter

    Two people have been arrested following a plain clothes drugs operation in Plymouth, in which cash and drugs were also seized.

    Police carried out 12 stop and searches and four address checks in response to reports of increased drug-related activity in the Prince Rock area.

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  6. Man in custody following drugs warrant

    Twitter

    A man is in custody after south Devon police executed a warrant under the misuse of drugs act.

    Newton Abbot police posted a photo of what they discovered at the address on social media.

    "Safe to say we've spoiled someone's weekend," they said.

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  7. Police appeal after man bitten on face in Exmouth assault

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Police want to identify a man in connection with an assault in Exmouth where a man was bitten on the face.

    It happened on 23 December 2018 between 01:50 and 02:10 at Fever and Boutique Nightclub on The Parade.

    A 53-year-old local man was knocked to the ground before being kicked and punched by one man in a large group.

    He sustained a number of facial injuries, officers said.

    Police are investigating the assault and would like to speak to the man, pictured, in connection with the incident.

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

    Police want to identify this man
    Image caption: Police want to speak to a man, pictured, about the assault in Exmouth
  8. Stone sculptures a 'way of relaxing' for Devon man

    Sophie Pierce

    BBC Radio Devon

    stones

    A young landscape gardener from Torquay is attracting attention with his temporary stone sculptures on local beaches.

    Sam Bennett loves nothing more than to spend a few hours on the beach, finding pebbles and arranging them into beautiful sculptures and shapes.

    He takes care not to leave anything standing which could cause a danger to anyone.

    He says for him, it's a great way of relaxing...

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    Video caption: Sam Bennett loves spending hours on the beach and finding pebbles to arrange sculptures
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    Devon northbound severe disruption, between Dartmouth and Kingswear.

    Devon - Vehicle ferry not operating on Dartmouth Higher Ferry northbound between the Dartmouth junction and the Kingswear junction, because of low tides.

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

  10. Police concerned for missing teenager

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 19-year-old teenager has gone missing from Budleigh Salterton, police have said.

    James White is described as white, 5ft 9in (1.75m) tall, of muscular build, with black hair.

    He is likely to be wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, officers said.

    He is known to have visited the seafront in Budleigh and the train station and police are concerned for his health and welfare.

    Anyone who thinks they see him is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

  11. Two teens arrested after boy has 'puncture wound' in fight

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Two teenagers were arrested after a 16-year-old boy received a "minor puncture wound" to his back on a bus in Cornwall, police have said.

    Officers were called to Newquay Bus Station at about 19:00 on Thursday after reports of a fight between a group of people.

    There was also a report of one person - who was believed to have been involved in the incident - turning up at the Lighthouse Cinema having sustained injuries.

    Two teenagers - aged 17 and 18 - were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

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

    Newquay Bus Station
    Image caption: The incident happened at Newquay Bus Station on Thursday
  12. Elderly woman falls on rail crossing after medical episode

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    An elderly woman has fallen on the rail crossing in Paignton after having a medical episode, police have said.

    Emergency services were called to the scene at about 11:15.

    The road is closed and train services disrupted as a result.

  13. Railway disruption between Newton Abbot and Paignton

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There's disruption on the train lines between Newton Abbot and Paignton, National Rail has said.

    Emergency services are on the scene and as a result, all lines are blocked.

    Disruption is expected until 13:00.

    Passengers can find out more information here.

  14. Power cut in Plymouth

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There are currently 45 properties without power in the PL2 area of Plymouth, Western Power Distribution has said.

    It added engineers are working on the problem and power should be restored by 15:30.

    Power cut notice