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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Jonathan Morris

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Miles Davis

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That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon & Cornwall for today, we'll be back on Monday to bring you all the day's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

Latest traffic: Delays in Devon

BBC Travel

- St Marychurch Road in Newton Abbot is blocked in both directions with queueing traffic due to incident between Pinewood Road and Twickenham Road

- Lymington Road in Torquay is blocked in both directions due to a traffic collision with police on the scene

- In Modbury the A379 is partially blocked and there is slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle between Ridge Road and the B3392

Scott Mann MP: Brexit will be vindicated

Cornwall looks to secure £500m in EU funds

Miles Davis

BBC News Online

Cornwall is looking to secure £500m in promised EU investment over the next four years.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership - set up by the local authority and private businesses - said it is "critical" that the region is "not short changed as a result of the referendum result".

Chief executive Sandra Rothwell said: "This funding was allocated in recognition of the very real needs of our economy to support growth and create jobs, and the exit campaign pledged to match it at least pound for pound to 2020 in the event of a leave vote."

Showers and sunshine on Saturday

BBC Weather

There will still be some showers in the morning, but most will die away during the afternoon to become mainly dry with sunny spells. 

Winds will be from the northwest and mainly moderate or fresh with a maximum temperature of 18C (64F).

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'Do I need a new passport?' and other Brexit questions

EHIC card, passport and euros
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The Reality Check team has been sent many questions about people's personal circumstances and how they will be affected by the UK leaving the European Union.

EHIC card, passport and euros

'Do I need a new passport?' and other Brexit questions

The Reality Check team has been sent many questions about people's personal circumstances and how they will be affected by the UK leaving the European Union.

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Tourism boss: Brexit prompts infrastructure questions

Miles Davis

BBC News Online

Cornwall's tourism chief said the future of key infrastructure in the county which has been funded by EU money was more uncertain following the vote for Brexit.

Newquay Cornwall airport
BBC

Visit Cornwall boss Malcolm Bell said: "Will we truly see the same level of investment in things like the airport and rail and roads now?"  

Fishermen and women will not become 'marauding pirates' after Brexit

Rachael Thorn

BBC News Online

Fishermen and women will not turn into "marauding pirates" following Britain's decision to leave the EU, the chief executive of South Western Fish Producer Organisation has said.

Jim Portus
BBC

Jim Portus said his "dreams came true" when the outcome was announced but stressed he was convinced conservation measures already in place would not be dismantled going forward.

"The fishing industry is grown-up and mature now and will ensure there are resources for generations to come", he said.

Violent attack on group in Dawlish after near-miss with car

Exeter Express & Echo

Three people have been injured in an unprovoked attack in Dawlish Warren.

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'Huge danger' for Cornwall

Miles Davis

BBC News Online

Cornwall is facing a "huge danger" of missing out on millions of pounds of investment following the EU referendum, according to the leader of Cornwall Council.

Welcome to Cornwall
BBC

The council is "seeking urgent confirmation" from the Government that Cornwall - which has received hundreds of millions of pounds in EU grants - will not lose out in the future.

John Pollard, leader of the council, told the BBC: "There is a huge danger we will miss out on funding which has proved to be essential in the past."

Barnstaple butcher selling meat in imperial units after UK votes to exit EU

Elisabeth Mahy

BBC News Online

A butcher in Devon is selling meat in pounds and ounces following the UK's vote to leave the EU on Friday. 

Imperial and metric table
BBC

Darren Gratton from Gratton's Butchers started offering his customers the choice of ordering in either metric or imperial units. 

The UK changed over to metric units in the 1990s with the final changeover taking place on 1 January 2000 but EU rules do allow for consumers to request items in imperial quantities.

Investment in Cornwall to 'dry up' as Brexit makes way for 'Little England' government

Rachael Thorn

BBC News Online

Investment in Cornwall will "dry up" as Brexit makes way for a "Little England" government, a Labour councillor for Cornwall has said.

Referendum campaigning
BBC

Councillor Tim Dwelly, leader of the Labour Group at Cornwall Council, said Cornwall Council Labour would continue to "oppose the Tory government's withdrawal of funding" from the county and "its refusal to recognise our low earnings and remote location".

"We will however work constructively with anyone who tries to minimise the damage done by this decision and who shares our vision of more investment in Cornwall, better paid jobs and decent services. Our economy and our children's prospects need all these things", he said.

Steve Double MP 'pleased' with Cornish turn out for EU referendum

Rachael Thorn

BBC News Online

The MP for Austell and Newquay and Leave supporter Steve Double has said he is "pleased" with the turnout of the Cornish public, who voted to leave the EU.

Steve Double
Conservative Party

"I was pleased that the mandate from the people of Cornwall was higher than the national average. It is now down to the government to implement the will of the people and set the leaving mechanism in motion”, he said.

Mr Double also expressed disappointment at David Cameron's decision to step down but said he fully respected his reasons for doing so.

EU Referendum: 'Uncertainty' fears after Brexit vote

Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online

Business leaders in Devon have raised fears for the future after the Brexit vote.

Vote
BBC

One said firms faced "uncertainty" while another said it would be a "real disadvantage". 

Devon voted by 55 to 45% to leave the European Union and in Torbay almost two in three people who voted wanted out. 

Plymouth, Torridge, North Devon, Mid Devon, East Devon and Teignbridge also voted to leave. Only Exeter and the South Hams voted to remain.  

Farmers 'stunned' by Brexit result

BBC Spotlight

"Farmers are shocked and stunned at the result" of the EU referendum, property auctioneer Russell Steers has said.

Russell Steers
BBC

Mr Steers, who specialises in the farming industry, said: "Even the ones who voted out didn't think there was a chance of it happening."

MP Johnny Mercer - 'teary phone calls'

Environmental campaigners concerned about future after Brexit

Adrian Campbell, Environment Correspondent

BBC Spotlight

Many environmental campaigners claim the EU has done much to protect the countryside, our rivers, the air we breathe and the state of our seas.

Fishing boats
BBC

They say they are concerned about the uncertainty that lies ahead and fear greater commercial exploitation.

Most fishermen think they have a lot to gain from this result and hope to take back control of  what they see as “our waters” but that might not be a simple as they think. It could take time, lengthy negotiations and money to win back fishing quotas already sold off by this country.

Rowe-Turner returns to Torquay

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Torquay United have re-signed left-back Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, four years after he left Plainmoor.

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner
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The 26-year-old was a free agent after his contract at Kidderminster Harriers ran out at the end of last season, and replaces Dan Butler, who announced he would not take up a new contract offer.

After joining Torquay in June 2010 he made four league starts as understudy to current boss Kevin Nicholson and joined Luton Town in 2012 before moves to Alfreton and Kidderminster.

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner

Rowe-Turner returns to Torquay

Torquay United re-sign left-back Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, four years after he left Plainmoor.

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Former NHS chief denies £20,000 fraud

Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online

The former chief executive of a Devon NHS Trust has denied defrauding it by siphoning off more than £20,000 to a company run by her husband.

Paula Vasco-Knight
bbc

Paula Vasco-Knight is alleged to have carried out the frauds in 2012 and 2013 while she was in charge of   the South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Torbay Hospital.

Mrs Vasco-Knight, aged 52, of The Seasons, Runcorn, denied three counts of fraud when she appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

Scilly Isles councillor chokes up over Brexit fears

BBC Spotlight

The chairman of the Isles of Scilly council choked up when she described her worries for the "children and grandchildren" of islanders following Brexit.

Amanda Martin
BBC

"I am fearful of how long it will take to put this right and make some economic sense again", Amanda Martin said.

"It will take years to negotiate trade and tariff agreements to help the country", she added. The Isles of Scilly was one of only three areas to vote Remain in the South West, alongside Exeter and the South Hams.

Devon butcher selling meat in pounds and ounces following EU referendum result

Plymouth Herald

A Devon butcher is selling meat in pounds and ounces today following the result of the EU referendum.

MP calls on Corbyn to quit over 'abysmal' Remain leadership

Rachael Thorn

BBC News Online

Ben Bradshaw has called on the leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn to stand down, branding his "lack" of leadership during the EU Remain campaign "abysmal".

Ben Bradshaw
BBC

"Like David Cameron I think he should shoulder some of the responsibility for what has happened, do the honourable thing and step down", the Labour MP for Exeter and Remain campaigner said.

Two other Labour MPs submitted a motion of no confidence in Mr Corbyn this morning, after the UK voted to leave the EU.

Thomas Cook halts online currency sales

Pounds coins and euros on map
AFP

The fall in the value of sterling sparks a rush to exchange travel money, prompting Thomas Cook to suspend online sales.

Pounds coins and euros on map

Thomas Cook halts online currency sales

The fall in the value of sterling sparks a rush to exchange travel money, prompting Thomas Cook to suspend online sales.

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Reassurance sought for EU students

Universities have pledged to pressure ministers to ensure European staff and students can still work and study in the UK after the vote to leave the EU. 

Vice-chancellors from the Universities UK umbrella group say the decision to leave will create "significant challenges" for higher education. 

They are already in talks with EU commissioners, it is understood. The Russell Group of top research universities says it will work with ministers to safeguard research funds.

Students
Phil Coomes
Students

Reassurance sought for EU students

Universities pledge to put pressure on the government over European students and staff in the wake of the UK's vote to leave.

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Bradshaw calls for Corbyn to step down

UK votes to leave the EU: 'Very sad day'

Chris Pomfret, chair of governors at Falmouth University said: “A monumental shock. A very sad day for people in Cornwall. and England and the UK.  

"We should have been voting on a secure and economically successful future for our children and grandchildren and we have voted on short-term concerns about immigration. I’m worried there will be turmoil that could go on for years.”

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Osborne moves to Plymouth Argyle

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Plymouth Argyle have signed former Bristol City defender Karleigh Osborne. 

Karleigh Osborne
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The 28-year-old centre-back was released by City earlier this summer, having spent most of last season on loan at AFC Wimbledon. 

Osborne replaces Peter Hartley, who left Argyle for Bristol Rovers earlier this month, while Plymouth are still awaiting a decision from Curtis Nelson on whether he will sign a new deal.

EU referendum result: Mixed reaction and shock at Newquay Airport

SAS: Complete void of information

Miles Davis

BBC News Online

The highly influential environmental campaign group Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) said it wants to "seize the opportunity out of the crisis" prompted by the UK's decision to leave the EU.

The group said European regulations such as the Bathing Water Directive have been "fundamental" to improvements in water quality.

Surfers Against Sweage
Surfers Against Sewage

In response to the EU referendum result the group's chief executive Hugo Tagholm said: "We are going into a complete void of information on how we will carry on improving beach water quality and tackling key issues like marine litter."

How will Brexit affect your finances?

Brexit blocks on coins
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Leaving the European Union is likely to have profound consequences for every household in the UK. Here's how your personal finances could be affected.

Brexit blocks on coins

How will Brexit affect your finances?

Leaving the European Union is likely to have profound consequences for every household in the UK. Here's how your personal finances could be affected.

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UK's 'strong world economy' will continue after Brexit, businessman in Cornwall claims

Chris Ellis

BBC News Online

The UK will continue to run "a strong world economy" and trade will prosper after Brexit, a managing director at a German-owned manufacturing company based in Bude has said.

"Trade may be dented for a while because of uncertainty, but when the dust settles in the coming days it will continue", Clive Woodward from Bott UK said.

"It is important to remain calm and focus on the facts. The pound may weaken, but so will the euro", he added.

BreakingHammer attack husband jailed for 17 years

Elisabeth Mahy

BBC News Online

A jilted husband who attacked his wife leaving her with permanent brain damage has been jailed for 17 years after pleading guilty to her attempted murder. 

Alexander Toth, 45, from Torquay ambushed his estranged wife Brigitta as she walked to work on 23 March. 

Alexander Toth
Devon & Cornwall Police

He stabbed her three times in the back and then smashed her skull with a hammer. Mrs Toth, 41, remains in a neurological unit and will never be able to live independently again.

Ann Widdecombe tells everyone to 'calm down' over Brexit 'chaos'

BBC Radio Devon

Britain is not facing "two years of chaos" and "it's high time that everybody just calmed down", Ann Widdecombe has said in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Ann Widdecombe
BBC

The UK will be the first state to invoke the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which sets a two-year time limit for negotiating the terms of withdrawal of the EU.

Ms Widdecombe, a former Conservative MP and Leave supporter, said there was bound to be "some initial uncertainty". But she said the next steps of negotiating exit from the EU and forming trade deals with the rest of the world were "very straight forward".

Isles of Scilly leader 'devastated' at Brexit vote

Amanda Martin, chair of Isles of Scilly Council, speaks about the impact of the Brexit vote

Newton Abbot baby death: Post-mortem and toxicology reports 'did not reveal cause of death'

Chris Ellis

BBC News Online

Police are continuing to investigate the death on an eight-month-old boy in Brownhills Road, Newton Abbot.

Post-mortem and toxicology reports did not identify the cause of death - which remains unexplained, a police spokesman said.

A 27-year-old man was questioned and bailed in connection with the death on the 15 June, but police said his bail has now been cancelled and no further action will be taken against him.

MP for Newton Abbot 'delighted' with Brexit vote

Rachael Thorn

BBC News Online

Conservative MP for Newton Abbot Anne Marie Morris says she is "delighted" with the British public's decision to leave the EU.

Vote leave campaigner
BBC

"We must now unite all sides, start working on the process of negotiating our exit from the European Union and deliver what the people have mandated", she said.

Ms Morris said she was "certain" that leaving the EU would make the UK "a more prosperous" nation and paid tribute to the "great" Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron announced this morning he would step down before October after the UK voted for Brexit.