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  1. Devon and Cornwall weather: Scattered showers overnight

    Kevin Thomas

    BBC Weather Forecaster

    Tonight, outbreaks of rain will stop as some clearer periods develop, but there will also be a few scattered showers moving in from the west.

    Strong southwesterly winds will ease during the night.

    Minimum temperature:13 to 16C (55 to 61F)


    Saturday, there will be showers during the morning and some are likely to be heavy before they clear away for the afternoon and sunny spells develop more widely by evening.

    Moderate or fresh southwesterly winds will turn to the northwest and ease during the day.

    Maximum temperature: 17 to 21C (63 to 70F)

  2. Kayaker reunited with kit in time for World Championships

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A surf kayaker who lost her equipment when she flew to the World Championships has been reunited with her kayak.

    Claire Eatock, who trains in Bude, has been waiting all week for her boat and paddles to arrive in Peru.

    The Team England competitor has been working with Iberia Airlines to locate it.

    Despite missing a week of training, Claire says she is determined to do her best in Huanchaco this weekend.

    Claire Eatock
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    Severe disruption: A3058 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3058 Cornwall both ways severe disruption, at Trenithon Lane.

    A3058 Cornwall - A3058 St Austell Street in Summercourt blocked in both directions at the Trenithon Lane junction, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  4. Council to spend millions on "turning the tide on poverty'

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Torbay Council is to spend £225m to support economic regeneration, tackle poverty and bring in extra income.

    The investment works out at nearly £1,700 for each of the 135,000 residents of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

    One project will create a new £100m Torbay Economic Growth Fund, which aims to develop self-financing schemes to create jobs, build homes and revive high streets.

    Another will set up a housing rental company, using £25m to build affordable homes, starting with council-owned sites in Torquay and Paignton.

    The plans, which follow a pledge by the Liberal Democrat-Independent partnership running the council to "turn the tide on poverty" will be funded by borrowing from the Government at a discounted rate.

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    Severe accident: M5 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Devon - M5 exit slip road partially blocked and it's slow southbound 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 congestion: M5 Somerset northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset northbound severe congestion, between J22 for and J17 for A4018.

    M5 Somerset - It's slow on M5 northbound between J22, Burnham-On-Sea and J17, A4018 (Cribbs Causeway).

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

  7. Meeting to discuss potential fire station closure

    BBC Spotlight

    Concerned residents will gather for a public meeting in Ashburton later to discuss contentious plans to close the town's fire station.

    It's one of eight in Devon and Somerset which have been earmarked for closure.

    A further eight could lose one of their engines.

    The plan could also mean the removal of whole-time night cover at Paignton, Barnstaple and Exmouth.

    A public consultation on the proposals is currently under way.

    fire engine

    The meeting at Ashburton Town Hall starts at 19:00.

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    Severe disruption: A390 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A390 Cornwall both ways severe disruption, from Mount Charles Road to Daniels Lane.

    A390 Cornwall - A390 Holmbush Road in Holmbush partially blocked and queues in both directions from Mount Charles Roundabout to the Daniels Lane junction, because of a broken down tanker.

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

  9. M5: Speed restriction in force after oil spillage closure

    BBC Radio Devon

    Drivers are being warned of delays hours after an oil spillage closed the M5 out of Devon.

    The motorway has re-opened after being closed northbound between Wellington and Bridgwater.

    Queues tailed back for five miles and drivers have been warned they will take some time to clear.

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  10. BreakingScarlett Keeling killer jailed for 10 years

    BBC Radio Devon

    Scarlett Keeling

    The man convicted over the sexual assault and killing of Devon teenager Scarlett Keeling has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the lawyer of Scarlett's mother Fiona Mckeown.

    Samson D'Souza was charged alongside another man, Placido Carvalho, after 15-year-old Keeling's body was found on a beach in Goa in 2008.

    Both men were cleared of her murder in 2016.

    However, a judge overturned D'Souza's earlier acquittal on Wednesday.

    Fiona McKeown says she's relieved at the sentence.

    Placido Carvalho was cleared of all charges.

  11. Devon festival cracking down on single-use plastics

    BBC Radio Devon

    Chagstock Festival has announced it will be waging war on single-use plastics this year.

    The festival has teamed up with campaign group Plastic Oceans UK and will also working with The Green Goblet company who will provide reusable plastic mugs.

    A giant sea-creature puppet created from discarded plastics will also be on site at Chagstock this year, made with the help of internationally renowned local puppeteer William Todd-Jones.

    It is hoped it will highlight the damage being done to oceans through single use plastics.

    Plastic straws
  12. Cornwall's role in the Apollo 11 moon landings

    BBC Spotlight

    Apollo 11 moon landing

    Cornwall is preparing to celebrate the part it played in the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago this weekend.

    As well as being a "giant leap for mankind", it was also a milestone moment in television broadcasting.

    Live pictures from the moon were beamed across the world via the satellite station at Goonhilly, with hundreds of millions of people watching the images.

    James Burke presented the BBC's moon landing coverage...

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    Video caption: The moon landing was a milestone moment in television broadcasting
  13. Tom Daley qualifies for the World Championships semi-final

    BBC Spotlight

    Plymouth's Tom Daley has begun the defence of his world title in the individual 10m platform event in South Korea.

    The 25-year-old came through the qualifying round, in the early hours of the morning, in second place behind China's Jian Yang.

    The semi-final will take place later with the final tomorrow.

    The diver won the title two years ago in Budapest and started these championships in Gwangju well, winning a bronze medal with Matty Lee in the synchronised event.

    Tom Daley
  14. Man, 77, dies after crash in Barnstaple

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man has died in hospital after sustaining injuries in a crash in Barnstaple, police have said.

    Officers were called to a two-vehicle crash on the A39 at Beccott Cross, near Arlington at about 10:00 on 9 July.

    The crash involved a blue Rover 25 and a black Land Rover Freelander.

    The driver of the Rover, 77-year-old Samuel Thomas from Redruth, died in hospital on Monday.

    The driver of the Freelander was uninjured.

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