On 16th August 2004 a devastating flood swept through Boscastle, Cornwall. We look back at a dramatic day of weather.
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Local Democracy Reporting Service
A bid for free parking in long stay car parks in Mid Devon on Saturdays is set to be rejected as it would "fly in the face" of the climate change agenda.
Earlier this year, Councillor Frank Letch had proposed the motion as a way of helping to save the high street of Tiverton, Cullompton and Crediton.
Mid Devon’s Economy Policy Development Group had initially considered the motion in June and agreed to postpone a decision as to whether or not to support or reject the motion pending a report from the re-established Car Parking Working Group.Copyright: LDRS
But, at an extraordinary meeting of Mid Devon’s Full Council at the end of June, members voted unanimously to support an ambitious cut in carbon emission.
They agreed to work to the Devon-wide target of 2050, but will aim for Mid Devon to become carbon neutral by a more ambitious date of 2030.
Proposing that September’s full council meeting reject the motion, the Economy Policy Development Group agreed as the council had recently signed up to the climate declaration and aimed to be carbon neutral by 2030 - plus the fact cars were significant carbon emitters - if the council were to support the motion it would be seen as encouraging the use of cars.
BBC Radio Devon
A rare quilt – made in 1889 but recently rediscovered in Devon - is on display at Topsham Museum.
The so-called "Topsham Quilt" was found in the museum's loft and was made by Emily Seward - a disabled woman who lived with her father in the town.
It's made of black velvet with a mixture of plain and patterned silks making out figures of tigers, elephants and camels as well as historic characters like King Louis of France and Mary Stuart.Copyright: Google
BBC News Online
A man was hit over the head with a bottle during a road rage incident in Truro, police have said.
It happened at about 19:30 on Monday on the A390 at Threemilestone.
The man, in his 60s, was treated in hospital for his injuries.
The suspect was believed to have been a passenger in a white VW Transporter Van.
He is described as white, about 5ft 11in (1.8m) tall and of skinny build with dark hair.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.
BBC News Online
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she slept "surprisingly well" on the first "bumpy" night of her two-week journey across the Atlantic ocean.
The 16-year-old left from Plymouth on the Malizia II, a solar-powered racing yacht with underwater turbines, on Wednesday.
She is bound for UN climate summits in New York and Chile.
The Swedish teenager refuses to travel by air because of its environmental impact.
BBC News Online
A former Royal Marine from Plymouth, who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan, is set to have an honorary doctorate of laws conferred upon him.
Mark Ormrod says he is "humbled" after receiving a letter from the University of Exeter.
"You know some days when I wake up and things are going wrong, I think to myself ‘What did I do in a previous life that was so bad to make times in my life so challenging?’," he said.
"And then other days I wake up and I think to myself ‘I must have done a couple of good things in that previous life to get so lucky'."
In September, the triple amputee was awarded an honorary degree at Plymouth University.
BBC News Online
A yellow weather warning for heavy rain across Devon and Cornwall has been issued.
The Met Office said the warning comes in force from 08:00 on Friday.
More information can be found here.Copyright: Met Office
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Between Widegates and Hessenford, the A387 is closed in both directions due to an earlier caravan fire.
Devon and Cornwall Police is investigating the blaze.Copyright: Looe Community Fire StationCopyright: Looe Community Fire Station
Political Reporter, BBC Radio Cornwall
Supporters of a policy to clamp down on second homes in several Cornish communities say they need more time to prove it works.
It comes as a report from the London School of Economics looks at the impact of a 2012 vote in Switzerland to ban the construction of new second homes in popular tourist places.
It says it slows development, pushes up prices and damages local construction and tourism industries.
It also points to places like St Ives and says an annual tax on the value of a second home would be more effective.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: To be perfectly honest, I don't think there's been enough time. I certainly think it was a positive step, I fully supported it and I still do. But, with what's going on in the UK economy and the housing market, I don't think there's been enough planning applications to judge whether it's been good or bad. from Andrew Mitchell Housing cabinet member and Cornwall Councillor in St Ives