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  1. Updates on Monday 27 June 2016
  2. The latest News, Sport, Travel and Weather from 08:00 Tuesday

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Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day. Thanks for joining us and we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

Don't forget Spotlight on BBC One at 19:30 this evening (an hour later because of the Euro football), and the late bulletin at 22:30.

First tiger cub death cause 'will never be known'

Andrew Segal

Local Live

A zoo which suffered two tiger cub deaths in less than a month "will never know why the first one died", a curator says.

Three Sumatran cubs were born at Paignton Zoo on 31 May to mother Shakira (pictured). The zoo said the first one died "on day nine or 10" and the second on 23 June after Shakira "inadvertently slept on top of" one of the remaining two. Sumatran tigers are critically endangered, with just about 300 believed to be in the wild because of loss of habitat and poaching.

Tiger and cubs. Pic: Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo

Curator of Mammals Neil Bemment said: "We will never know why the first one died. Shakira may have lain on that one too, or maybe it was weaker and not getting its fair share of milk. In the case of this second cub, it is all the more frustrating as Shakira had been paying a lot of good maternal attention to both babies, but obviously could not feel it beneath her as she slept."

Latest weather: A dry and clear night, and heavy rain on Tuesday

Holly Green

BBC Weather

After a fine evening with some late sunshine, a dry and clear night will follow with the winds falling light. It will be a fairly cool night in the countryside in particular. Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).


Tuesday will see a bright start to the day, but spells of heavy rain will arrive from the west through the morning, before clearing eastwards during the afternoon. As the rain clears, it becomes windier with a risk of coastal gales. Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

Exeter City re-sign Archibald-Henville

BBC Sport

Troy Archibald-Henville
Getty Images

Exeter City have re-signed centre-back Troy Archibald-Henville following his release by League Two rivals Carlisle.

Archibald-Henville made 130 appearances for the Grecians after joining on an initial loan deal in January 2009, before moving to Swindon in 2012. The 27-year-old former Tottenham trainee signed for Carlisle in 2014 and played 37 games for the club.

Meanwhile, full-back Craig Woodman, 33, has signed a new undisclosed-length contract with Exeter. He has made 142 league appearances since signing for Exeter in July 2012.

Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

Chris Ellis

BBC News Online

  • Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a four-week-old baby boy in Cornwall
  • A man appears in court, charged with murder, following the death of a Polish woman in Paignton
  • Two people arrested after Police Community Support Officer is assaulted in Newquay
  • Two rare tiger cubs born at Paignton Zoo die less than a month after their birth
  • Children's services in Cornwall are rated amongst the top 25% in the country in a new report
  • Plymouth Albion appoint their first female chairman in their 140-year history

Torquay return to Seale Hayne base

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Torquay United are to return to their old training ground at Seale Hayne from the start of next month.

Torquay United training at Seale Hayne

The Gulls left Seale Hayne near Newton Abbot last year because of financial problems after a takeover by a group of local business people. Plymouth Argyle, who agreed a deal for their academy to share the ground with the Gulls last July, are to cease using the site. 

"I'm delighted that we have managed to get back to what is a fantastic place to train," said manager Kevin Nicholson.

Public thanked after helping detain 'excessively intoxicated' pair

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Police have thanked several people in Newquay who joined in to defend a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) who was assaulted in the street.

Two "excessively intoxicated" people from Torquay were arrested after a man grabbed the PCSO around the neck in Bank Street at about 18:00 on Saturday. Members of the public intervened and detained the man until police arrived.

Bank Street, Newquay. Pic: Google

Inspector Dave Meredith, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "I am very pleased and reassured that several members of public promptly came forward and assisted ... Newquay has come a long way in tackling alcohol-related crime and disorder over the last six years, and this type of behaviour is exactly what we as a community want to see the back of."  

Two arrested after 'nasty assault'

BBC Radio Devon

Two men have been arrested after what police have called a "nasty assault" in Plymouth.

Officers said a 44-year-old man received "serious facial injuries", including a suspected fractured eye socket, after an attack in Taunton Avenue in the Whitleigh area between 01:15 and 01:30 on Saturday.

One man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and the other on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. They were later released on bail "while police complete inquiries".

Police examine St Blazey house after baby death

Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online

Police have been examining a house near St Austell as part of an investigation into the death of a four-week-old baby.

St Blazey house

Two people, a 22-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, are in custody on suspicion of murder after the infant was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital on Sunday with "serious injuries". It died later in the evening.

Scenes of crime officers have been at the property in St Blazey. Officers said the death was "being treated as suspicious" and inquiries were "continuing into the circumstances".

Corbyn has 'failed the country abysmally on EU referendum'

BBC Sunday Politics

Jeremy Corbyn "has failed the country abysmally on the EU referendum campaign" and "does not have the right qualities to take us into an election", a Devon Labour MP says.

Labour leader Mr Corbyn has been told he faces a leadership challenge. Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw told the BBC's Sunday Politics South West: "If he tries to hang on, it will be a disaster for him personally, it will certainly be a disaster for the Labour Party and for the country as a whole.”  

Ben Bradshaw

He maintained this stance on Monday, telling the BBC Radio Devon: "Today, when he was asked, he couldn't even answer the question as to whether he'd voted Remain. I think most Labour members and supporters would be pretty shocked by this. This is our party leader - he was supposed to be leading the campaign, and he couldn't even answer as to how he voted."

Mr Corbyn has pledged to stand in any new leadership election if there is a formal challenge to his position.

Middle-of-day ferry crossings cancelled for second week

Torquay Herald Express

Brixham Express services in the middle of the day have been cancelled for a second week as the crew continue training on the new catamaran.

Night Fever: Coldplay close Glastonbury, with a little help from a Bee Gee

BBC Entertainment and Arts

Coldplay, featuring Devon-born Chris Martin - have given Glastonbury 2016's grand finale, with a little help from the Bee Gees.

Coldplay with Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb joined the band for two Bee Gee covers: To Love Somebody and what Chris Martin called "the greatest song of all time", Stayin' Alive.

Gibb was meant to play Glastonbury's "legend" slot this year, but pulled out when a family member fell ill. The Bee Gee tribute came towards the end of a multicoloured, carnivalesque set that defied the pouring rain.

Up, up and away with this young pup ... well, 100-year-old pup!

Nowell suited by new England approach

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter says England's attacking approach under Eddie Jones has benefitted winger Jack Nowell.

Jack Nowell
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The 23-year-old Exeter winger featured in all three wins against Australia, scoring a try in the first test.

"At Exeter we've probably thought more highly of his qualities than probably you've seen internationally," he said. "What you've seen this year with England, and the improvement they're making, is that you've been able to see more of Jack's good qualities."

Four major Exeter planning decisions being made tonight

Exeter Express & Echo

Decisions which could change the landscape of Exeter will be made at a planning meeting this evening.

EU Referendum: RAF veteran feels 'we're going backwards not forwards'

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

An 86-year-old military veteran from Cornwall who voted to remain in the European Union says he is "very worried" about what leaving the EU will mean for future generations.

Peter Paice

Peter Paice - who served in the Royal Air Force for 36 years and defied statistics which said his age group was more likely to vote for Brexit - said he felt "really disappointed" at the referendum result.

Mr Paice told the BBC: "When we're in the European Union we can do our bit to change things. When you're outside of it then you can't. I feel like we're going backwards not forwards. We spent so long trying to bring Europe together."

Cornish Rebels win South West Cup final

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Cornish Rebels won a dramatic South West Cup final as they beat Devon Sharks 28-26 at Polson Bridge.

Cornish Rebels
John Beach

Sharks' Sam Hedges missed a late conversion to take the game into extra time after Marcus Phillips' try.

Rebels led 16-12 at half-time as James Martin and Sharks prop John Ross both scored two tries before George Knowles went over for the Cornish side. Decarlo Trerise, Peter Mabbott and Martyn Lawrance tries after the break edged Rebels to victory.

Two rare tiger cubs die at zoo

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Two out of three rare tiger cubs born at Paignton Zoo less than a month ago have died, zoo staff have confirmed.

The Sumatran cubs, born on 31 May to Shakira, had been among the first cubs born at the zoo since 2009.

Tiger and cubs. Pic: Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo

The zoo said: "Sadly, one died on day nine or 10 and, at about 04:15 on day 24 [Thursday 23 June], she inadvertently slept on top of one of the remaining cubs. She was seen on CCTV licking both when she awoke at around 06:30 but regrettably only one was alive." 

The zoo added that Shakira had been "paying a lot of good maternal attention to both babies". 

Two held in Cornwall baby murder investigation

Jonathan Morris, BBC News Online

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a baby.

Police generic

A 22-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man from Cornwall were arrested after a baby was taken to hospital on Sunday with "serious injuries", said police.

A house in St Blazey near St Austell has been cordoned off after the four-week-old baby died on Sunday evening. 

BreakingMurder investigation launched after death of baby boy

Chris Ellis

BBC News Online

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a four-week-old baby boy from St Blazey in Par, St Austell.

The baby was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, on Sunday 26 June, after an ambulance crew were called to a property in St Blazey.

The baby suffered serious injuries and died in hospital later that evening. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

The death is being treated as suspicious and investigations are continuing into the circumstances.

Man appears in court, charged with Paignton murder

BBC Radio Devon

A man has appeared in court, charged with murdering a woman in Paignton.

Toryino Williams, 22, of Winner Street, Paignton, is accused of killing 30-year-old Polish woman Agnieszka Malgorzata Szymura on Thursday.

Mr Williams entered no plea at Exeter Crown Court and was remanded in custody. He is due to appear at another hearing on 15 July.

Van blocks road in Helford, Cornwall

EU Referendum: Fisherman 'optimistic for future' after Leave win

BBC Radio Cornwall

A Cornish fisherman says he's "optimistic for the future" after the Leave campaign won last week's EU Referendum.

Many in the fishing community have been vocal about divorcing from the union, with those involved saying restrictions on fish quotas had harmed the industry. Dave Bond, from Looe, said he believed no longer being part of the EU could potentially be good for business.

He said: "We had to get out because we’ve got no say in how the running of the business is done, or the trade is done. Europe is too many steps away from us. Whereas if we take back our local government, we’re only two steps away - from our MP to our government - to make decisions about our industry."

Latest weather: Variable cloud with sunny spells

BBC Weather

It will be a day of variable amounts of cloud with bright and sunny spells, the best of which will be in areas sheltered from the moderate north westerly winds. Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).


Overnight, there will be variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells under which some mist patches may form. Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

Forwards agree Plymouth Albion deals

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Plymouth Albion has agreed a new contract with lock Dan Collier and signed former London Scottish prop Sam Nixon.

Getty Images

Collier, 31, played 26 times for Albion last season, scoring three tries, having returned to the club last summer after being released in 2012 after a series of injuries. 

Nixon, 19, came up through London Scottish's academy and trained with the club's first team last season, but did not feature in any matches for the Championship club.  

'Improvements needed' in area of child sexual exploitation

Tamsin Melville

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Cornwall

Cornwall Council has been given a 'good' rating by Ofsted for children's services, but inspectors did highlight the need for improvements in the area of child sexual exploitation. 

Trevor Doughty, director of children's services at the council, said the authority was responding to exploitation "which now has a very high profile", but "it's an area we need to do more work in". 

Overall, today's report puts the authority among the top 25% of councils in the country.

Trevor Doughty

Drug dealer who was believed to have sold fatal white heroin to Plymouth men is jailed for a year

Plymouth Herald

The drug dealer who was believed to have sold white heroin to two Plymouth men, who died in Amsterdam after mistaking it for cocaine, has been jailed for 12 months.

Community outreach service to help visually impaired

BBC Radio Cornwall

A community outreach service has been launched to help people living with sight loss in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

iSight Cornwall, which is behind the project, said it would be running home visits, open days and giving more personalised support, with the hope to make it easier for the visually impaired community to live more independent lives.

EU Referendum: The fallout

Gordon Sparks

Presenter, BBC Radio Devon

The fallout of Thursday's referendum vote continues.

Chancellor George Osborne has insisted the UK is ready to face the future "from a position of strength". Do you agree? 

Also, it emerged over the weekend that more than 1m Brexiters have become "Regrexiters" after seeing the fallout of the decision to leave. Are you one of them? 

Call in on 0345 3011034.

What will Brexit mean for the Cornish pasty?

BBC News England

Businesses behind some of the UK's finest produce are worried about the impact of Brexit on their delicacies, including the Cornish pasty, which has Protected Geographical Indication from the EU.

The status, granted to the humble pasty in 2011, means the recipe or method is protected and it has to be carried out in a specific location.

Pasties. Pic: Getty Images
Getty Images

A spokesman for the Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said any changes from Brexit would not come in immediately, and discussions would need to be held about any new protections.

Stayin' Alive: Watch Bee Gee Barry Gibb join Devon's Chris Martin at Glastonbury

BBC Radio 2

Warning as rare and fatal cattle fever found

Plymouth Herald

Livestock farmers in the South West are being urged to be on high alert after cases of a rare and potentially fatal cattle fever were confirmed in the region.

Calls for more Dartmoor native species after tree felling

BBC Radio Devon

There are calls for large conifer plantations on Dartmoor to be replaced by native, broadleaved species. 

The Forestry Commission is to fell nearly half the conifers in Fernworthy Forest over the next decade and is planning to replant largely with conifers. 

But Dartmoor campaigners said it was time for a rethink, and that conifers should be replaced with native species.

Cornwall children's social care rated overall as 'good'

Tamsin Melville

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Cornwall

Children's social care in Cornwall has been rated overall as "good" by inspectors.

The new Ofsted rating is up from a 2009 rating of "inadequate" that led to government intervention for several years.

However, the area of "children who need help and protection" - which includes dealing with child sexual exploitation - required improvement, inspectors added. But they did agree the area was being tackled in a multi-agency way.

Two arrested after PCSO assaulted

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Two people have been arrested after a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) was assaulted in Newquay, police say.

Officers said the PCSO was grabbed around the neck while a man and woman were walking through Bank Street at about 18:00 on Saturday. The woman, described as "extreme drunk" was using foul language and "bouncing off shop windows". 

Andrew Segal

Members of the public intervened and made sure the man let go of the PCSO. They also detained the man until police arrived, who used captor spray to subdue him.

The 28-year-old woman, from Torquay, was issued a penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly. The man, 32 and also from Torquay, has been charged with assault and obstructing police.

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EU Referendum: The aftemath

Laurence Reed

BBC Radio Cornwall

Today we assess the mood of the country as the enormity of the EU vote hits home.

The events of the past three days have been extraordinary: David Cameron is leaving Downing Street, the Tories are fighting over who will succeed him, and Labour is also in confusion and turmoil.

We gauge your reaction and talk to local business leaders and politicians.

Call in on 01872 222222.

Blind runner Paul sets record for Exeter charity

Exeter Express & Echo

A blind runner is thought to have achieved a British first while taking part in a fundraising event for the Exeter cancer charity, FORCE.

Latest travel in Devon and Cornwall

BBC Travel

  • In Cornwall, it's very slow eastbound on the A30 between Temple and Millpool because of narrow lanes and a 40mph speed restriction due to roadworks 
  • On the A39, four-way temporary traffic lights for electricity work are causing delays at the Bude turning near Stratton
  • There is slow traffic in both directions on the A39 at Kilkhampton, between Dipper Lane and the B3254 East Road, in the roadworks area
  • In Devon, there are reports of accident on Belgrave Road in Torquay, around Scarborough Road