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    Severe accident: A387 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A387 Cornwall both ways severe accident, from B3252 to Bolventor Lane.

    A387 Cornwall - A387 in Widegates blocked and queues in both directions from the B3252 junction to the Bolventor Lane junction, because of an accident involving two vans.

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

  2. Devon and Cornwall weather: Cloud clearing as winds drop

    BBC Weather

    Any lingering cloud will quickly clear overnight on Friday to leave it dry with lengthy clear spells. Winds will fall light too.

    Minimum Temperature: 7 to 11C (45 to 52F).

    A dry and settled Saturday tomorrow with lengthy sunny spells and winds remaining light. Turning a little warmer.

    Maximum Temperature: 17 to 21C (63 to 70F).

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    Severe disruption: A30 Devon eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Devon eastbound severe disruption, before A388 Polson.

    A30 Devon - A30 in Liftondown blocked and queues eastbound before Polson, because of a jackknifed car towing a trailer.

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

  4. Woman, 33, arrested after man stabbed in Ivybridge

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 33-year-old woman from Camborne has been arrested on suspicion of burglary in connection with reports a man in his 50s had sustained a number of knife wounds.

    Police were called at about 10:30 on Wednesday to a property on St John’s Road, Ivybridge.

    A 43-year-old man, a 49-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, all from Camborne, have also been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

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  6. Exeter Airport 'hit and run' suspect released

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 28-year-old man who was arrested after a suspected hit and run near Exeter Aiport has been released under investigation, police have said.

    Officers were called at about 20:30 on Tuesday to the B3183 Clyst Honiton bypass after reports a 16-year-old boy had been hit by a car.

    He was taken to hospital where he remains with "serious" injuries, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

    The car fled the scene and was found after police searches.

    The suspect, from Exeter, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, disqualified driving, driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and failing to stop.

    He has now been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

    Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

    B3183
  7. Witnesses sought after car has all four tyres slashed

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police would like to hear from anyone with information after a blue Vauxhall Corsa had all four of its tyres slashed with a knife on Wednesday, 21 August.

    The vehicle was allegedly blocked in by a black Vauxhall Astra between 18:00 and 18:30 at the junction of Wantage Gardens and North Road West, in Plymouth.

    The female driver of the Corsa was then said to have been threatened by a woman who exited the Astra.

    Police are also investigating reports the victim was targeted by the same suspect earlier on the same day - as allegedly the woman struck the vehicle with her fists and shouted abuse at about 16:30.

    It is further alleged the Astra then followed the Corsa and rammed into the rear of the vehicle in Buckwell Street.

    Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage of the incidents.

    A 36-year-old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and harassment and has been released under police investigation.

    Anyone who has information is urged to contact police by calling 101, or emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime references CR/075768/19 or use Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

  8. Three arrested after man stabbed

    BBC Radio Devon

    Three men have been arrested in connection with reports a man in his 50s had sustained a number of knife wounds.

    Police were called shortly after 10:30 on Wednesday to a property on St John’s Road, in Ivybridge.

    The man was taken to hospital with life changing injuries where he currently remains in a stable condition, officers said.

    A 43-year-old man, a 49-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, all from Camborne, have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

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    Severe accident: A358 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A358 Devon both ways severe accident, at Lodge Lane.

    A358 Devon - A358 Chard Road in Weycroft blocked and queues in both directions at the Lodge Lane junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  10. PCC to present summer funding case to Home Office

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall will head to London this month to argue that the force should receive an additional £15m to compensate it for the cost of policing a "summer surge" of visitors.

    Alison Hernandez says the force is put under additional strain because the two counties host more domestic visitors than any other.

    The Special Grant Application is being finalised by staff at the PCC’s office.

    It contains detailed facts and figures that explain the additional pressures placed on officers and staff between April and September.

    Alison Hernandez
    Quote Message: The tourism sector is vitally important to the South West, and contributes at least £300m a year to the Treasury through VAT. This application is about trying to get some of that money back so we can help to keep visitors and our resident population safe. We have invested heavily in additional resources like a rural and wildlife crime team, collaborations with other blue light services and additional roads policing teams to help to cope with a rise in requests for help because of the summer surge." from Alison Hernandez Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Cornwall
    Alison HernandezPolice and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Cornwall
  11. Items stolen from stables in two North Devon burglaries

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A number of items have been stolen in two burglaries from stables in the North Devon area, police have said.

    The first incident was reported to have taken place in Higher Bableigh between 09:30 on Sunday, 8 September, and 09:00 on Monday, 9 September.

    The second incident took place in Swimbridge between 12:00 on Tuesday, 10 September, and 11:30 on Wednesday, 11 September.

    In both incidents, entry was forced into the premises and a number of items including horse collars, rugs, riding hats and riding boots were taken, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact officers via 101.

  12. Cornwall travel: Accidents in Bodmin and Praze-An-Beeble

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    • In Bodmin, the A389 Dennison Road is partially blocked by an accident at Chapel Lane
    • At Praze-An-Beeble, Station Hill is partially blocked by an accident at Sycamore Close
    • On the A39 at Buckshead, there's slow traffic southbound due to the temporary traffic lights and gas mains work
  13. Local shops milk project aims to reduce plastic packaging

    BBC Radio Devon

    Seventeen independently-owned shops across Devon and Somerset have started offering a new way of buying milk - without plastic packaging.

    Customers at shops that offer the service across East, North and Mid Devon can take along their own reusable jugs or bottles to refill from a milk machine - which is topped up by local dairy farm, Gundenham Dairy each day.

    It's hoped the move will encourage shoppers to think about the environment - whilst supporting a local business.

    Milk
    Quote Message: We get the milk delivered every day. We're going through about four cartons which holds about 24 pints. It comes fresh every day. I wanted to get something that would help everybody start using less plastic." from Debbie Clark Broadclyst Village Stores
    Debbie ClarkBroadclyst Village Stores
  14. Ashcombe Garden to reopen after restoration

    BBC Radio Devon

    One of Exmoor's hidden treasures is being opened to the public for the first time since a major restoration.

    Ashcombe Garden was started by businessman John Knight in the early 1800s, as a project to transform acres of Exmoor wilderness into a grand estate.

    Volunteers have replanted the lost garden with native stocks and it opens next week.

    Ashcombe