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  1. Child evacuated from sail training vessel

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    Sea Cadets Vessel

    A child was evacuated from a sail training vessel off the coast of Cornwall at about 18:30 on Monday.

    St Ives lifeboat crew members boarded the ship and accompanied the vessel into St Ives Bay where the child was transferred to a lifeboat and back to shore to be met by paramedics.

    The nature of the child's injuries is not known.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3015 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3015 Devon both ways severe accident, from Northbrook Approach Golf Course to Burnthouse Lane.

    A3015 Devon - A3015 Topsham Road in Countess Wear blocked and very slow traffic in both directions from the Northbrook Approach Golf Course junction to the Burnthouse Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  3. Woman reported to police after teenage boy hit by car

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A teenage boy was taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Tiverton, police have said.

    It happened at about 09:20 on Blundell's Road - partially blocking the A396.

    The woman driving the car, who is in her 60s, was reported to police for careless driving.

    The boy sustained "minor injuries", Devon and Cornwall Police added.

    Blundell's Road, Tiverton
  4. Unemployment at 2.4%

    BBC Business News

    Unemployment rate chart

    Unemployment in the south west was 2.4% in the first three months of the year.

    The UK’s unemployment rate has fallen to 3.8%, its lowest since late 1974.

    Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48264511

  5. Planning member defends system change

    Richard Whitehouse

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The council member responsible for planning in Cornwall has defended changes made to the way the system works.

    Tory councillors at County Hall cried foul last week over a decision by Cornwall Council to no longer write to people who have commented on planning applications to let them know if they will be heard by a committee, saving £26,000 in the process.

    Cornwall Council

    Bob Egerton dismissed the claims of non-transparency, saying "the people who are really interested in an application will know it is going to committee".

    "Even if they go to the meeting they can’t influence the decision anyway," he added.

    The local council member and the parish council will still be informed.

  6. Building on former market site will be 'death of town'

    Scott Bingham

    BBC Spotlight

    Campaigners in Hatherleigh say building more than 100 new homes on the site of the former livestock market will be the "death of the town".

    The livestock market closed a year ago but there was a hope it might be brought back.

    As part of the planning permission, developers have promised to leave space for a pannier market to continue.

    Those against the development though, say it will rip the heart out of the town but others say more new homes will encourage younger people to stay in the community.

    market
  7. Battle of Monte Cassino: Devon home marks 75th anniversary

    BBC Radio Devon

    A memorial service will be held later at the Ilford Park Polish Home near Newton Abbot.

    It's to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy during World War Two.

    Nearly 50,000 Polish troops fought in the campaign and Ilford Park is home to a number of veterans and their relatives.

    Battle of Monte Cassino
  8. Weather: Plenty of sunshine but breezy

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry and fine day with lots of sunshine.

    However, it will be fairly breezy too with moderate to fresh winds.

    Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).

    weather map
  9. Video content

    Video caption: How beach school helps children learn without realising it

    Beach schools are among a wave of outdoor learning programmes connecting the national curriculum to the natural world.

  10. Head teacher 'serves lunch' and 'mends loos'

    Jenny Kumah

    BBC South West politics reporter

    A head teacher in Devon says he's having to serve lunches and mend toilets because of a lack of funds.

    Paul Gosling from Exeter Road School in Exmouth is also consulting on reducing the number of classroom assistants by a third because of budget pressures.

    The government says more money is going into education than ever before but the county council says each pupil in Devon receives £294 less than the national average.

    Local Conservative councillor, James McInness is the chair of the campaign group F40 which represents the lowest funded education authorities in England.

    Later, he's meeting MPs in Westminster and asking for an additional £3.7bn for schools and special needs provision in England.

    classroom
    Quote Message: If we don't take action, it's really starting to have an effect across the country in terms of the actual education attainment and exams. We're going to see a downturn if we're not careful and I'm sure the government wants to see education in this country improve constantly, so we do need this extra money. from James McInness Devon County Council
    James McInnessDevon County Council
  11. Council 'making progress' after 'inadequate' report

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Torbay Council is “starting to make some progress” in improving children’s services almost a year after they were judged inadequate for a second time, according to Ofsted inspectors.

    It was the second monitoring visit since the council’s children’s services were declared inadequate for a second time last June.

    The visit by two inspectors in April followed “serious and widespread child protection concerns” identified in January.

    Torbay Council

    A report after the April visit said: “The local authority is starting to make some progress, from an extremely low base, in improving services for its children and young people, but these improvements remain exceedingly fragile.”

    Torbay council’s director of children’s services Alison Botham welcomed the recognition by inspectors of the hard work and commitment by staff and managers, and added: “I know that there is still much to be done.”

  12. Cornish pet charity in need of carers and cash

    Denis Nightingale

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A Cornish charity which fosters the pets of people escaping domestic abuse says it needs more foster carers and more money.

    Refuge 4 Pets, based in Liskeard, says people often remain in danger rather than fleeing if they can't take their pets with them.

    But it added looking after their animals can be very expensive as the charity pays for vets bills and all the food.

    Mary Wakeham is the director there...

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    Video caption: Refuge 4 Pets is based in Liskeard, Cornwall