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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, from J26 for A38 to J27 for A361.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J26, A38 (Wellington) to J27, A361 (Tiverton), because of a fuel spillage and emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, between J26 for A38 and J27 for A361.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J26, A38 (Wellington) and J27, A361 (Tiverton), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, from J26 for A38 to J27 for A361.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J26, A38 (Wellington) to J27, A361 (Tiverton), because of a shed load. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Dog rescued from hot car at Kynance Cove

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters had to smash the window of a car to release a distressed Springer spaniel that had been left inside with the windows closed.

    Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the incident happened at Kynance Cove on the Lizard at about 15:00.

    One witness said officers walked up and down the beach but could not find the owners.

    The man said a "brave fire lady climbed in through the front window and saved the dog".

    He added that the dog appeared to have been left in a crate at the back of the car for about an hour.

    The fire service said six officers attended after a request from police.

    "Using a thermal imaging camera crews recorded the temperature in the care was recording as 34 degrees Celsius.

    "The Springer spaniel was left in the care of National Trust officers and this incident is being investigated by Devon and Cornwall Police."

  5. Man sexually assaulted in Plymouth

    Twitter

    A man in his 20s was sexually assaulted in a wooded area of Plymouth, police say.

    The incident is alleged to have taken place in an area off Tavistock Road near Crownhill Fort between 15:00 and 18:00 on Friday.

    The victim is understood to have remained in the area after the attack and Devon and Cornwall Police would like to hear from anyone with information.

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  6. Busy afternoon for Exmouth RNLI

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Exmouth RNLI volunteers were involved with three successive jobs on Sunday afternoon.

    At about 16:00, the skipper of a chartered angling vessel with 12 people on board called Exmouth Marina for assistance. It had suffered a gearbox failure and required a tow in to shore.

    As the lifeboat returned to shore at about 17:30, lifeguards were called to assist a woman who had broken her collarbone on Exmouth beach. She was taken to hospital by ambulance.

    An hour later, the lifeboat was again called into action, this time to investigate a boat that appeared to be unseaworthy and had been spotted by National Coastwatch Institution volunteers.

    The small speedboat was moving up the river Exe channel and there was concern for the welfare of the five male occupants.

    None of those on board were wearing life jackets and they were advised of the dangers of having an overloaded speedboat.

    fishing boat
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, from J26 for A38 to J27 for A361.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J26, A38 (Wellington) to 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

  8. Father and son airlifted more than 30 years apart

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A three-year-old boy has been airlifted by Cornwall Air Ambulance, more than 30 years after the service came to the aid of his father.

    Tim Hughes was rescued by the crew aged 16 in 1987, just months after the first ever helicopter emergency medical service started in Cornwall.

    He was involved in a water-skiing incident and was airlifted to City Hospital, in Truro.

    In February this year, his son Callum, 3, was airlifted after suffering a seizure at nursery in Lostwithiel.

    Air ambulance
    Quote Message: When your child is ill, time stops. As the seizure went on a long time, we were worried about brain damage- you just think the worst. Fortunately the crew were able to get him to hospital quickly for medication and he came round." from Tim Hughes
    Tim Hughes
  9. Collapsed woman in Ilfracombe may have been 'assaulted'

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A woman in her 60s who was found unconscious in a bush in Ilfracombe "could have been assaulted", police say.

    Officers are asking for any witnesses who may have seen an incident near a footpath off Home Park Road at about 15:00 on Sunday.

    The woman was walking her dog at the time and was taken to the North Devon District Hospital. She is now recovering at home.

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  10. Woman collapses while walking her dog

    Charley Adams

    BBC News Online

    A woman collapsed and lost consciousness while walking her dog on the weekend.

    Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 60s was found collapsed near an alleyway in Ilfracombe.

    They are investigating the possibility the woman could have been assaulted.

    The incident took place between 14:55 and 15:05 on Sunday, close to a public footpath off Horne Park Road.

    She was found lying in a bush opposite the path by a passer-by who alerted the emergency services.

    The woman was taken to North Devon District Hospital and is now recovering at home.

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    Severe disruption: A30 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Cornwall both ways severe disruption, from B3301 to A3047.

    A30 Cornwall - A30 blocked and queues in both directions from Loggans Moor Roundabout in Hayle to Camborne West in Camborne, because of a car on fire.

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

  12. On the hoof: Project looks at horses helping mental health

    Janine Jansen

    BBC Spotlight

    Researchers at the University of Exeter are looking at how connecting with horses can help improve mental health.

    Royal Navy personnel and Royal Marines with mental health problems such as PTSD are taking part in the study, which is being run for the NHS.

    Researchers said it was hoped such therapy could become one alternative to prescribing anti-depressant drugs.

    Man with horse
  13. Park runner knocked out in 'serious assault' from behind

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    A runner in a Plymouth park was seriously assaulted when was "approached from behind and knocked out", police say.

    Officers said the 32-year-old was running around a large playing field in the city's Central Park between 23:10 and 23:50 on Friday, 28 June, when he was attacked.

    He received serious injuries and was treated by ambulance staff.

    Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information which could assist in identifying the attacker

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    Severe accident: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe accident, at J29 for A3015 Honiton Road Exeter.

    M5 Devon - M5 lane blocked on exit slip road and it's slow northbound at J29, A3015 (Exeter), because of an accident.

    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, between J27 for A361 and J26 for A38.

    M5 Devon - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J27, A361 (Tiverton) and J26, A38 (Wellington), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. Graffitied paramedic vehicle taken out of service

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    A paramedic vehicle in a Cornwall village had to be taken out of service after being vandalised during a spate of graffitiing.

    St Austell Police said on Facebook that words and tags had been sprayed "over vehicles windows and bodywork, homes and garages amongst many other locations" around St Dennis last weekend.

    The attack on the emergency repose vehicle "resulted in a much-needed resource being taken out of service so that it could be properly cleaned", officers said.

    Vandalised response vehicle
  17. Hedgehogs' willow spines show sharp entry in competition

    Matt Pengelly

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    More than 10,000 sharpened willow branches are part of a new installation on a city centre roundabout in Cornwall.

    They form the spines of four giant hedgehogs now greeting drivers at Trafalgar Roundabout in Truro - one of the main routes into the city - as part of Truro's entry into this year's Britain in Bloom competition.

    Truro was crowned Champion of Champions in the UK-wide community gardening event last year.

    Truro hedgehogs