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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Devon both ways severe accident, at B3413 Forder Valley Road.

    A38 Devon - A38 The Parkway in Leigham exit slip road closed and it's slow at the B3413 Forder Valley Road junction, because of an accident on the roundabout blocking the eastbound exit slip.

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

  2. Devon and Cornwall weather: Showers fading but may return

    Alex Osborne

    BBC Weather

    Any showers should fade on Monday evening to leave it dry in the night with mostly clear skies and light winds.

    Minimum temperature: 9 to 12C (48 to 54F).


    After a fine and sunny start to Tuesday, there will once again be a risk of a few showers during the late morning and afternoon.

    Maximum temperature: 19 to 22C (66 to 72F).

  3. Restraining order for Cornwall protest banner couple

    Richard Whitehouse

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A couple have been given restraining orders after putting up banners with their neighbours’ photos on them in protest against extensions they said invaded their privacy.

    Courtney and Fiona Lytton, aged 66 and 60, were charged with harassment of their neighbours at Long Rock, near Penzance, between 25 December 2018 and 28 March 2019 by erecting the banners.

    They pleaded not guilty at Truro Magistrates’ Court.

    Couple with banner

    Magistrates dismissed the charges but placed restraining orders on the couple to prevent them putting up any banners or temporary structures “designed or intended to harass” their neighbours.

    The couple claimed Cornwall Council had not followed proper procedure in granting planning permission for the extensions which overlook their back garden.

    The restraining orders said Mr and Mrs Lytton “must not make any banners or any other structures designed or intended to harass your neighbours, that is temporary or permanent”.

    The order will remain in place for four years.

  4. Tom Daley and Matty Lee win bronze in 10m synchro

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Plymouth diver Tom Daley has won a bronze medal at the World Diving Championships in South Korea.

    He and his partner Matty Lee secured third place in the 10m synchronised final.

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  5. Taking the lead: Recruitment drive for more therapy dogs

    Janine Jansen

    BBC Spotlight

    There's a big recruitment drive in the South West for more volunteers with therapy dogs.

    The charity Pets as Therapy currently has more than 250 canines working in the region.

    Patients at Torbay Hospital's intensive care unit get regular visits from the charity volunteers and their pets.

    Matthew Robinson works for the charity...

    Video content

    Video caption: There are more than 250 canines working in the region for charity, Pets as Therapy
  6. Boy, 14, arrested after sexual assault on girl, 15

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 14-year-old boy was arrested after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Newton Abbot, police have said.

    It happened near the public toilets in Courtenay Park on Friday 28 June between 14:00 and 15:00.

    The girl is currently being supported by specialist officers, officers added.

    The boy has since been released on bail.

    Devon and Cornwall Police have appealed for witnesses.

    Courtenay Park
  7. Paignton Zoo elephant Duchess dies at 49

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online


    An elephant that has lived at a Devon zoo for more than 40 years has died.

    Female African elephant Duchess collapsed in her house at Paignton Zoo early on Sunday morning.

    Despite a "determined and extended response from her keepers", the decision was made to euthanize her, staff said.

    Duchess was born in 1970 and came to Paignton in 1977 and, for many years, lived with female Asian elephant Gay.

    Senior head keeper of mammals Rob Rouse said it's been a "difficult time".

    Quote Message: It’s a shock to the whole team, in particular those who worked with her closely and she will be sadly missed, she was a massive part of our zoo family." from Rob Rouse Senior Head Keeper of Mammals, Paignton Zoo
    Rob RouseSenior Head Keeper of Mammals, Paignton Zoo
  8. Charles and Camilla arrive in Mevagissey

    Heidi Davey

    BBC Spotlight

    The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Mevagissey for day one of their South West tour.

    Crowds lined the street while the royal couple met some local fishermen.

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    charles and camilla
    charles and camilla
  9. Shakira Pellow: Man denies supplying drugs to teen

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Shakira Pellow
    Image caption: Shakira Pellow died the day after collapsing in Pengegon Park in Camborne

    An 18-year-old man has denied supplying 15 tablets of ecstasy to a 15-year-old girl who died of a drugs overdose.

    Unemployed Oakley Willoughby, of Camborne, Cornwall, appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court, charged with supplying class A drug MDMA to Shakira Pellow on 6 July last year.

    He was remanded on unconditional bail to appear at Truro Crown Court on 16 August.

    The case against Joshua Ward, 18, charged with supplying Mr Willoughby with 15 ecstasy tablets, was adjourned for six weeks when he failed to appear.

    The court heard he was in hospital after an accident.

    Mr Ward, of St Day, is also charged with supplying an ecstasy tablet to an unnamed person. ‪

    Shakira died in hospital on 7 July last year.‬

  10. Diving: Daley and Lee through to 10m synchronised final

    BBC Sport

    Plymouth-born diver Tom Daley has comfortably made it through to the final of the 10 metre synchronised final at the World Diving Championships in South Korea.

    He and partner Matty Lee scored 416.28 points from their six dives to finish second in the standings behind favourites China.

  11. Charles and Camilla to visit Mevagissey

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    charles and camilla

    The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Mevagissey later as part of a three-day tour of the South West.

    The royal couple will arrive at Mevagissey Harbour where they will be greeted by the harbour master, local fishermen and representatives from the Fisherman’s Mission.

    Clarence House said they hoped to learn about the town’s resurgence following recent flooding, and meet with local community groups and businesses.

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    Crowds are already gathering in the village.

  12. 'Slight increase' in Cornish football abuse complaints

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    There has been a "slight increase" in the number of cases of discrimination reported to the Cornwall Football Association (CFA), it has confirmed.

    There have been seven incidents reported so far in 2019, with issues taking place both on and off the field. The cases cover areas such as gender, sexuality and race.

    Richard Pallow, the governance manager for the CFA, described the number as a "fairly average amount".

    But he added he believed the rise was because people were "more confident" about coming forward to report incidents like racism, homophobia or online abuse.

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    Video caption: Giant jellyfish spotted off Cornwall coast

    Divers swam with the huge boxer jellyfish off the coast of Cornwall.

  14. New A303 safety measures a 'token effort'

    BBC Radio Devon

    The husband of a woman killed in a fatal crash on one of the main routes through the South West - the A303 - said he is "disappointed" by new safety improvements.

    Trudi McHugh died in a crash on the A303 Ilminster bypass in 2015.

    Paul McHugh said that the changes represent a "token effort" and do not go far enough to improve safety on the road.

    Road managers said new safety work on the road was due to start on Monday night, including extra signs and coloured spaces.