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  1. Updates from Friday 14 June.
  2. Man 'assaulted by three people' in Plymouth
  3. Two service medals taken in Torquay burglary
  4. Teignmouth's first ever air show hit by £10k funding row

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  1. Weather: heavy rain tonight

    BBC Weather

    It is a mainly cloudy afternoon with some bright or sunny spells. There will also be some showery outbreaks of rain. Winds will be moderate gusting fresh south westerly, but strong later in the west.

    TONIGHT: Cloud will lower and thicken from the west with occasionally heavy rain spreading eastwards overnight. Winds will be fresh southerly, gusting near gale at times.

    Minimum: 9°C

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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, at J27 for A361.

    M5 Devon - M5 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at J27, A361 (Tiverton), because of a broken down horsebox. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, at J27 for A361.

    M5 Devon - M5 exit slip road partially blocked northbound at J27, A361 (Tiverton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Jewellery stolen from Honiton home

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A large amount of designer jewellery was stolen from a house in Honiton last month.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said thieves crept in through the window of a property on Hale Lane between 10:00 and 13:35 on Friday 31 May.

    Stolen items include a silver Pandora necklace with diamonds, a silver Armani watch, a gold cross diamond necklace, a silver link bracelet, a black and white diamond necklace and a gold and silver ladies watch.

    The suspect was wearing a long dark-coloured coat, dark trousers, white trainers and a dark baseball cap.

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  5. Former Masters Champion hosts golf event in Cornwall

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A number of former major winners and Ryder Cup players will be in Cornwall next weekend for a brand new golf tournament.

    The European Legends Links Championships is being held at Trevose Golf Club near Padstow.

    The 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam is hosting the event and said: "I've not been down that far before and I'm very much looking forward to it. I've heard a lot about Trevose. I'm looking forward to the golf course, and also the food!"

    "There will be a tented village for spectators who come along with food and drink and shopping so please come and enjoy the golf."

    It begins on Thursday with a Pro-Am, with a three day tournament featuring 54 professionals between Friday and Sunday.

    Former Open Champion Paul Lawrie, Jean van de Velde and Marc McNulty are among those taking part.

    The event is free to attend, and spectators can register here.

    Ian Woosnam
  6. Man 'assaulted by three people' in Plymouth

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after being assaulted by three men in Plymouth, police have said.

    It happened between 03:00 and 03:20 on 9 June in Jigsaw Park.

    The man, in his 30s, was reported to have been assisting a woman up the stairs outside M&S and Bill's when he was assaulted by three men who approached him from behind - knocking him to the floor.

    Officers added the three men repeatedly kicked the victim in the head and body.

    He was taken to Derriford hospital with multiple injuries and later released.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

    Jigsaw Park, Plymouth
  7. Two service medals taken in Torquay burglary

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Two military service medals and some jewellery have been stolen from a house in Torquay, police have said.

    The burglary happened at about 20:45 on Sunday 10 June at a house on Marldon Road.

    Officers said the medals are inscribed with the name Ronald Smith and/or Edwin Full.

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

    Marldon Road, Torquay
  8. Teignmouth's first ever air show hit by £10k funding row

    BBC Spotlight

    A row has broken out over the funding of Teignmouth's first ever air show.

    Organisers were expecting Teignbridge Council to give them £10,000 toward the free event, but the new Liberal Democrat administration's climate change policy doesn't fit in with the displays.

    The event is going ahead, but they need more money and it could impact future plans.

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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A3015 Honiton Road Exeter and J30 for A376 Sidmouth Road Exeter.

    M5 Devon - Ducks on the road on M5 southbound between J29, A3015 (Exeter) and J30, A376 (Exeter). Approach with care.

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

  10. Cornwall travel: Broken-down vehicle on A38

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Between Liskeard and Dobwalls, the A38 is partially blocked due to broken-down vehicle. Approach with care.

  11. Bereaved parents offered specialist counselling

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Parents in Cornwall whose babies have died during pregnancy, or shortly after birth are being offered extra emotional support.

    Ella's Memory, the charity set up by Martyn and Emmilie Selley following the death of their baby daughter, is funding a specialist counsellor to help grieving families.

    Ella's Memory
    Image caption: Martyn Selley handed over the keys for the new Ella's Memory Support & Counselling facility in February

    She'll meet parents in the charity's bespoke counselling room at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre, off the Royal Cornwall Hospital site at Treliske.

    Martyn says the support will go above and beyond that currently offered by the NHS.

    The charity has previously raised nearly £30,000 to refurbish The Daisy Suite at Treliske, which caters for mothers who go through labour when their babies have died.

  12. Devon schools see real terms funding cut of 10 per cent

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Education funding in Devon has seen a real terms reduction of 10 percent from 2009/10 to 2017/18, Devon County Council's children's scrutiny committee has heard.

    Schools in the county also have a maintenance backlog of more than £40m, with £23m of the repairs considered critical.


    On Monday, the committee agreed to call on the cabinet to once again lobby parliament and the region's MPs over the inadequacy of the current funding for Devon's schools.

    Cllr Alan Connett, leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Devon County Council, said the county was being short-changed in education.

    Quote Message: Is Parliament listening and are our MPs - other than the one for Exeter - listening, as they keep voting for the budget and are the ones depriving the children of Devon? At what point do we just say that we can do no more? Every council meeting, every cabinet meeting, and probably every scrutiny meeting, we say that Devon is being shortchanged when it comes to education, but they are not listening." from Alan Connett Devon County Council
    Alan ConnettDevon County Council

    Dawn Stabb, Head of Education and Learning at Devon County Council, said schools have had to make a significant reduction in staffing levels, and that some had discussed reducing their hours or closing early on a Friday due to the lack of funding.

    The Department for Education (DfE) said school funding in England was at "its highest ever level".

  13. Weather: A cloudy start but sunny spells later

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    A rather cloudy and damp start, but rain will ease and cloud will break up during the morning.

    This afternoon will see some bright or sunny spells, but perhaps with the odd shower.

    Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

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  14. Conservatives snatch by-election win

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    The Conservatives have won a by-election to deny the Liberal Democrat’s outright control of North Devon Council.

    Tory candidate Ray Jenkins topped the poll in Chittlehampton with the Green Party in second place and the Lib Dems in third.

    The election had been delayed from last month due to the death of a candidate.

    The Liberal Democrats are the largest party and will lead the council but are one seat short of total control.