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    Severe disruption: A386 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A386 Devon both ways severe disruption, from Old Station Road to Harrowbeer Lane.

    A386 Devon - A386 Tavistock Road closed in both directions from the Old Station Road junction to the Harrowbeer Lane junction, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: A38 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Devon southbound severe disruption, at A380.

    A38 Devon - Stationary traffic on A38 southbound in Kennford at Splatford Split, because of all traffic being temporarily held and a shed load.

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

  3. Weather: Cloudy overnight, with chance of drizzle

    BBC Weather

    Monday night looks set to remain mostly cloudy with the chance of a little drizzle.

    There may be some mist and fog over moors too.

    Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

    Plymouth weather forecast
  4. Construction of new Barnstaple leisure centre approved

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans for Barnstaple's new leisure centre have taken a huge step forward.

    North Devon Council last week approved the recommendation to proceed with the construction of a new swimming pool, sports hall and exercise studios on the Seven Brethren site, next to the Tarka Tennis Centre.

    The new leisure centre would replace the existing North Devon Leisure Centre which is set to close in 2020 as, past that period, it would be "unviable" - previous reports to the executive had said.

    Subject to funding applications to Sport England and Coastal Communities Fund being successful, work on the project is set to start later this year.

    The existing North Devon Leisure Centre
    Image caption: The existing North Devon Leisure Centre is set to close in 2020
  5. Devon travel: Aylesbeare road partially blocked

    BBC Radio Devon

    In Aylesbeare, Village Way is partially blocked due to accident near the Night Jar Inn.

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Giant 'Messenger' sculpture arrives at Plymouth theatre

    After a voyage by and and sea, the UK's "largest bronze sculpture" has arrived.

  7. Plympton Aldi decision deferred

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The proposed site of a new Aldi at Plympton
    Image caption: The proposed site of a new Aldi at Plympton, in the overflow car park for Chaplins

    Plymouth planners have heard concerns a new Aldi in Plympton could damage the viability of local shops.

    They were discussing an application for the new store in an overflow car park next to the Chaplin's store off Galileo Close.

    Aldi says the new store would bring choice and create 40 jobs, with spin-off trade in the local area and minimal impact on local shops.

    But councillors were concerned about the impact on the Ridgeway Centre at Plympton, which has a Co-op anchor store and an Iceland.

    The city council's planning committee was recommended to refuse the application because of a lack of up-to-date information about the effect on local shopping habits after Lidl opened in Plymouth Road in 2016.

    However, councillors voted to defer a decision after being told there was a problem with inaccurate figures in a report on the application.

  8. Man, 32, missing from Lostwithiel

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 32-year-old man is missing from Lostwithiel and police are growing "increasingly concerned" for his welfare.

    Jowan Evans was last seen at his home in the town on Sunday afternoon.

    He is described as white, 6ft 3in (1.9m) in height, of medium build and with thinning brown hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 999.

    Jowan Evans
  9. Taxi driver fees to rise despite convoy protests

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plymouth City Council is set to go ahead with raising fees paid by taxi drivers despite protests and a legal challenge.

    The size of the original proposed increases led to noisy protests by taxi drivers who twice drove in convoy through the city centre to highlight their opposition.

    The changes include a proposed rise of more than 80% for a three-year licence for hackney and private hire drivers.

    The council said taxi licensing had to cover its costs and the rises were needed over five years to avoid a deficit.


    After public consultation over the original set of new fees published in January, a second option with lower increases in the first year was put forward.

    A meeting of the taxi licensing sub-committee in February deferred a decision after the council received a legal challenge on behalf of the Plymouth Licensed Taxi Association.

    Plymouth City Council was found to have acted in accordance to legal advice regarding the setting of fees.

    The sub-committee is being recommended to approve new fees coming into force straight away for a year - either the original proposal or the second option with lower rises - at a meeting on 21 March.

    A spokesman for the Plymouth Licensed Taxi Association declined to comment ahead of the meeting.

  10. Cornwall beach steps closed off after cliff fall fears

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Steps leading down to Whipsiderry Beach at Newquay have been closed off after experts raised fears of possible cliff falls.

    The inspection was prompted by a previous landslip in the area.

    The decision to close the access steps was taken in the interests of public safety as further cliff falls could occur at any time, Cornwall Council said.

    Whipsiderry Beach at Newquay
    Quote Message: Closing access to any of our public open spaces is not something we take lightly, but safety is our primary concern. I ask the public to bear with us and abide by the closures until further notice." from Councillor Sue James Cornwall Council
    Councillor Sue JamesCornwall Council
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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, from J29 for A3015 Honiton Road Exeter to J28 for A373 Station Road Cullompton.

    M5 Devon - One lane blocked on M5 northbound from J29, A3015 (Exeter) to J28, A373 (Cullompton), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Huge sculpture arrives at Plymouth theatre

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Messenger, the 7m (23ft) tall sculpture - thought to be the UK's largest - has arrived at her final destination outside Plymouth's Theatre Royal.

    She arrived in the city via a barge earlier.

    She will be officially unveiled to the public on Friday.

  13. Thousands of trees mark 70 years at Arlington Court

    BBC Radio Devon

    Seven thousand young trees are being planted at Arlington Court, near Barnstaple.


    Rangers have started the long task to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the estate being bequeathed to the trust.

    The charity said it was hoping the public would get involved by sponsoring a tree.

  14. Beach hut break-ins: Four teenagers remain in custody

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Four teenagers remain in police custody after breaking in to beach huts in Paignton.

    One boy aged 15 and three aged 16 were arrested on suspicion of burglary on Sunday.

    Officers were called to the beach huts near Broadsands Beach at about 20:45.

    A 27-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were also arrested under the Laser Misuse Act after shining a beam at a police helicopter when it was searching for the break-in suspects.

    All six people were awaiting questioning, officers said.

  15. Exeter air rifle attack: Man appears in court

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 28-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with shooting incidents in Exeter.

    Officers were called to Clifton Street at about 16:00 on Friday and then again at about 23:00 the same evening.

    The man was arrested and officers seized an air rifle.

    Four men suffered injuries in the incidents, including one who required surgery to remove a pellet from his cheek, Exeter Magistrates' Court heard.

    The man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, three counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and causing criminal damage to the Globe Inn pub in Clifton Road.

    He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Exeter Crown Court on 18 April.

    Clifton Street, Exeter
    Image caption: Officers were called to Clifton Street, Exeter on Friday