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Summary

  1. Fishermen saved from Storm Gareth 6m waves
  2. Clothes for homeless offered to boss's ex
  3. Call to slash speed limit on 'dangerous' road in East Devon
  4. Holidaymakers 'abusing' business park near Exeter Airport
  5. Updates from Wednesday 13 March 2019

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A381 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A381 Devon both ways severe accident, from Littlehempston Turn Off to A385 Newton Road.

    A381 Devon - A381 Brutus Bridge in Littlehempston closed and heavy traffic in both directions from the Littlehempston Turn Off junction to Brutus Bridge Roundabout, because of an accident involving an overturned car.

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

  2. Campaign under way to replace steps at Bude Sea Pool

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A campaign's under way in Bude to raise thousands of pounds to repair the stone steps leading to the town's famous sea pool.

    They were built in the 1930s and it's estimated £27,000 is needed to make them safe.

    The plan is for the existing steps to be removed and replaced with local Cornish grey granite.

    Campaigners say they'll then be more durable with little or no maintenance and safer for the public to use.

    Bude Sea Pool
    Quote Message: They're quite old and over the years they've been layered with various concrete slabs and unfortunately when you look closely you can see how vulnerable they are and we really don't think they're going to make another winter. from Fay Hargreaves Friends of Bude Sea Pool
    Fay HargreavesFriends of Bude Sea Pool
  3. Town pays tribute to Dunkirk veteran on his 100th birthday

    BBC Radio Devon

    Special celebrations are taking place in Chagford to mark the 100th birthday of the town's Dunkirk veteran, Tony McCrum.

    He took troops off the beaches at Dunkirk, taking them back to England, before returning to the beaches where his ship was sunk.

    Tony's son, David, has been sharing his father's experience...

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    Video caption: Tony McCrum took troops off the beaches at Dunkirk

    A peal of bells will be rung from the church as part of the celebrations.

  4. Power cut in Penryn

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There are 115 properties without power in the Penryn area, Western Power Distribution has said.

    Engineers are working on the problem and say power should be restored by 16:00.

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  5. Motion to make St Boniface patron saint gains support

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A motion to declare St Boniface the patron saint of Devon has received cross party support at a county council meeting.

    St Boniface was born in Crediton in the Middle Ages and travelled to Northern Europe where he did missionary work.

    The proposal will be voted on by the full council next month.

    The Anglican Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Robert Atwell, and the Catholic Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Mark O'Toole are also backing the proposal.

    St Boniface
  6. Five Cornish MPs to vote for no-deal Brexit

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Five of Cornwall's MPs say they'll vote for a no-deal Brexit after Mrs May's deal was defeated by 149 votes on Tuesday.

    MPs will vote at 19:00 on whether to block the UK from leaving the EU without an agreement later this month.

    George Eustice, Scott Mann, Derek Thomas, Sheryll Murray and Steve Double have declared they'll be voting no-deal whereas Sarah Newton has said she won't support leaving without a deal.

    Mr Eustice - the MP for Camborne and Redruth - who voted in favour of the prime minister's deal on Tuesday - thinks pursuing a no-deal Brexit is the best option...

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    Video caption: MPs will vote at 19:00 on whether to block the UK from leaving the EU without an agreement
  7. City College Plymouth announces new principal appointment

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    City College Plymouth has appointed a new principal and CEO who will start work in the city in the summer.

    Ms Jackie Grubb is currently the principal at City of Westminster College and has a "wealth of experience" in further education having started her career as a lecturer more than 30 years ago, the college said.

    Chair of Governors at City College Plymouth, Pauline Odulinski, said she was "delighted" with the appointment.

    "She was overwhelmingly the recommendation of those involved in the recruitment process which included staff, students, managers and stakeholders."

    Ms Grubb will take up her post this summer but will visit the college and meet with local stakeholders beforehand.

    Jackie Grubb
    Quote Message: I am looking forward to working with such a dedicated team of staff, governors and stakeholders, to ensure that all students continue to receive an outstanding experience and the college remains at the heart of the community. from Jackie Grubb New principal and CEO at City College Plymouth
    Jackie GrubbNew principal and CEO at City College Plymouth
  8. Plans approved for £15m Cullompton relief road

    BBC Radio Devon

    Senior Devon councillors have approved plans for a new £15m relief road in Cullompton.

    They've also agreed on further consultations linking the new road to the existing network.

    The proposed route would connect Station Road to Duke Street near the Meadow Lane junction.

    The scheme aims to improve air quality and traffic congestion on the high street.

  9. Plymouth to Roscoff ferry sailing cancelled

    BBC Radio Devon

    The Brittany Ferries Roscoff to Plymouth sailing - due to depart at 22:00 - has been cancelled due to the sea and weather conditions.

  10. Morning commuters' anger at protesters stopping traffic

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    Some drivers have told the BBC they've had delays of up to an hour getting into Exeter due to a protest by climate campaigners.

    About 40 protesters have been blocking Western Way and Holloway Street for seven minutes at a time.

    The protesters - who are part of the Extinction Rebellion - say their campaign is aimed at trying to get action on climate change.

    These were some of the drivers who were held up...

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    Video caption: About 40 protesters have blocked Exeter roads for up to seven minutes at a time

    Insp Russell Dawe from Devon and Cornwall Police said they had officers monitoring the protest but didn't stop it.

    "We're there to facilitate people to have peaceful protests in line with the convention of human rights, but we're also there to ensure we don't have major disorder or disruption," he said.