Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
Don't forget Spotlight on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.
Concerns raised over A30 Chiverton Cross-Carland Cross dualling
BBC Radio Cornwall
Residents unhappy with plans to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross have voiced their concerns at a public meeting.
Highways England announced its preferred route for the eight-mile stretch earlier this month. The project will cost £290m and it's hoped work will begin in the spring of 2020, with a timescale of up to three years.
Critics at the meeting in Perranporth last night said they were concerned about disturbance because of the works and how long construction could take, especially as two years of disruption had just finished with the recent dualling of the A30 at Temple, near Bodmin.
Cornwall Council Environment Liaison Officer Jeremy Edwards said the authority wanted to build on the success of completing the Temple dualling.
The plans will go through a further period consultation before a detailed planning application can be submitted.
West Devon Council approves consultation into South Hams merger plans
West Devon Borough Council has approved holding a public consultation into plans to merge with neighbouring South Hams District Council.
The authorities say combining will "help address the combined £1.9m gap in finances brought about by successive reductions in central government funding since 2010".
The councils already share some services, a chief executive and other staff.
West Devon said that South Hams councillors were to consider the proposals on Thursday and, if they agreed, there would be a public consultation starting in early August.
However, the move could mean council tax bills for some in the South Hams increasing by an extra £25 a year for three years as its rates are lower.
Blitz and pieces: War memorabilia collector explains what he's selling
An expert from Historic England is warning Plymouth's planners not to repeat the mistakes of their predecessors 50 years ago when they approved a large hotel near the Hoe.
Simon Hickman said the Quality Hotel, which has been demolished after it shut and was damaged by several arson attacks, was an eyesore in an iconic location and he feared it would be replaced with something much worse.
Ciaran Maxwell, 31, compiled a library of terrorism documents, bought chemicals
and components and went on to manufacture explosives and devices, which he
stashed in purpose-built hides in England and Northern Ireland.
The 31-year-old, of Exminster in Devon, also had maps, plans and lists of
potential targets for a terrorist attack - as well as images of an adapted
Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) pass card and a PSNI uniform.
The court heard terrorist documents and bomb-making guides, including the Irish
Republican Army "Green Book", were found on Maxwell's media devices, along
with potential targets for terrorism.
Police found satellite map images of power stations in Northern Ireland and
Larne police station with a "blast radius put on top of it".
There were also street maps of military barracks, a council building and an
"Orange hall", as well as details of the addresses of HMRC offices in Northern
Ireland, the Northern Ireland Office in Westminster and London's NCA
headquarters, the court heard.
Other files included the names and contact details of PSNI officers and a
police/MI5 officer in the UK, the court heard.
Mr Whittam said: "Whether I was to describe it as attack planning or
preparation, it has that hallmark."
Beach cafe blaze: Cause yet to be confirmed
One of Teignmouth's best known buildings has been severely damaged by fire.
Four fire crews were called to the Beachcomber Cafe on the Promenade at 22:45 last night.
It's carnival week in the town and the police had to control crowds that had gathered to watch the drama unfold.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is yet to release the cause of the blaze.
One-hundred-and-seventy jobs at risk at two Devon businesses
About 170 jobs are at risk at two different firms in Devon.
A Newton Abbot company which manufactures insulated glass is set to close with the loss of 120 jobs.
DB Glass sent letters to its workforce last week explaining that it was entering a 45-day consultation process with the Unite union reps.
DB Glass is the Devon trading name for Specialist Building Products Ltd based in Solihull who said it would be inappropriate to comment on the closure plans during the consultation period.
Meanwhile, Devon Sweet Factory in Crediton has gone into administration with the loss of 52 jobs. Formerly known as Crediton Confectionery, the company called in administrators earlier this month, days after the staff were made redundant.
The administrators RSM Restructuring said it was optimistic a buyer would be found for the sweet factory which makes bonbons and fudge under the Tuckers and Bristows brands.
RSM said the company blamed "unforeseen working capital pressure" for the decision to cease trading.
Rugby: Exeter Chiefs sign lock Wilhelm van der Sluys
Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs have signed South African lock Wilhelm van der Sluys on a one-year deal.
The 25-year-old previously played in the top flight with Worcester Warriors, and ended last season with the Southern Kings in Super Rugby.
Van der Sluys started just one competitive match for the Warriors and returned to South Africa in March.
"I can't ask for a better club to join. I am looking forward to (this new challenge)," he told the club website.
Maxwell had hides across Northern Ireland and England, including in Powderham New Plantation, near Teignbridge in Devon. It was here the deadly torch was found.
Last March, police said bomb-making parts had been found in barrels hidden in a wooded area in Carnfunnock County Park in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Two months later, another "terrorist hide" was found in Capanagh Forest, near Larne in the province.
Officers described it as one of the most significant arms finds in recent years.
Of particular concern to security chiefs was the discovery of military grade anti-personnel mines (pictured).
Pipe bombs and parts for making explosive devices also made up part of the haul. Their serial numbers revealed they had been taken from the Royal Marines base in Somerset where Maxwell was based.
The hearing continues.
Parents slam Pool Academy's handling of bullying after Dagmara Przybysz inquest
I live in a minibus and I’ve never been happier...
For the past 10 months, my girlfriend and I have been living in a converted minibus instead of a house.
When we met, I was just starting to think about it, and she was on board straight away. She’s quite environmentally conscious, so the idea probably appealed to her for that reason. The truth is, we've never been happier.
We call our minibus 'Chugg'. It's 20 years old and we converted it ourselves, stripping out everything to create what is basically a flat on wheels. We’ve insulated it, put in a bed, a kitchen, an oven, a fridge, a shower, a toilet, a hob and solar panels on the roof for electricity and hot water.
Basically, it has most things a small flat would have, but we don’t have to pay any rent where I am in Devon now.
A long established Newton Abbot manufacturer has announced plans to close - which will lead to the loss of around 120 jobs.
Royal Marine terrorist: Ciarán Maxwell 'inevitably took weapons to Northern Ireland'
A Royal Marine who made pipe bombs and hid explosives "inevitably" must have been taken weapons to Northern Ireland, a prosecutor has told a court.
A three-day hearing is under way at the Old Bailey to sentence Ciarán Maxwell, 31, originally from Larne in Co Antrim, after he admitted charges earlier this year of preparing terrorist acts. He was arrested in Somerset while serving with 40 Commando.
Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC told the Old Bailey that, out of 14 pipe bombs made by Maxwell, four had been deployed in Northern Ireland and "it is our case that some of the items inevitably must have been taken from the UK to Northern Ireland by this defendant".
He added: "It may be that, when travelling between England and the UK, bearing in mind the identity cards he would have had, and his position, his passage would have been easier than others to take items with him."
The hearing continues.
Teignmouth fire: Crowd controlled after cafe blaze breaks out
People watching fire crews deal with a blaze at one of Teignmouth's most prominent buildings had to be asked to get back while the incident was ongoing, a councillor says.
Four fire appliances tackled the blaze at the Beachcomber Cafe on the promenade after it broke out at about 22:45 on Tuesday. The building was left severely damaged by fire, heat and smoke.
It's understood many onlookers came from a carnival nearby.
Teignbridge District Councillor Sylvia Russell, who lives in the area, said: "When it was realised that it was a serious situation, and crowds were coming up to watch, they put a note out over the tannoy to say: 'Please clear', because they were getting in the way of the emergency services."
There were no reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency contractor Bristow Helicopters took over the rescue service from the military in January 2016.
Royal Marine terrorist: Ciarán Maxwell 'shocked' at arrest and had drugs in locker
A Royal Marine who hid explosives in a Devon wood to make bombs for terror attacks "appeared shocked" when he was arrested, a court has heard.
Thirty-one-year-old Ciarán Maxwell lived in Exminster and was based with 40 Commando in Taunton, Somerset. He was arrested last August at Norton Manor Camp.
As well as admitting preparing terrorist acts, the serviceman, originally from Northern Ireland, also admitted drugs offences.
After his arrest, drugs were found in locker at the camp, including herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, and hallucinogenic drugs DMT and LSD.
The sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey, listed to last up to three days, continues.
Travel: Problems in Mullion and A30 westbound at Plusha
BBC News Travel
In Mullion, there are reports Tregellas Road is blocked in both directions due to an accident near Colroger Close
At Plusha, on the A30 westbound around Bodmin Moor services, one lane is blocked due to a broken-down caravan
Latest weather: Rain clearing
BBC Weather Forecaster
As low cloud and patches of rain and drizzle clear to the east, sunny spells will develop from early afternoon with a low risk of an isolated shower in coastal areas. Moderate southwesterly winds will turn to the west and become fresher around parts of the coast. Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).
It will be a largely dry night with some clear spells and just a few scattered light showers. However, it will become a little more cloudy towards the end of the night. Winds will be mainly moderate or fresh from the west. Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).
Royal Marine terrorist: Ciarán Maxwell stashed away explosives and other equipment
A Royal Marine with links to dissident republicanism who made 14 pipe bombs also stashed away an assortment of other weapons and equipment in 12 hides at various sites across England and Northern Ireland, a court has heard.
A three-day hearing is under way at the Old Bailey to sentence Ciarán Maxwell, 31, originally from Larne in Co Antrim, after he admitted charges earlier this year of preparing terrorist acts.
Along with the 14 pipe bombs (some components of which are pictured), the court heard Maxwell also stashed:
Two anti-personnel directional mines
Two explosively formed projectiles (EFPs)
29 complete explosive firing systems
33 initiators (part of a detonator for explosives), including two military initiators
13 military "Igniter Safety Fuze Electric" initiators
Three fully-constructed improvised detonators
Other component parts for IEDs [improvised explosive devices]
Other materials and chemicals to make explosives
A replica handgun and ammunition
Royal Marine terrorist: Ciarán Maxwell had 'to-do lists mentioning targets'
Ambulance bosses said at the time the incident was classed as "not immediately life-threatening" and there had been "high demand" in the area at the same time.
Totnes MP and Parliament's Health Select Committee chairwoman Dr Sarah Wollaston will chair the debate with the head of the South Western Ambulance Service at Kingsbridge Community College this evening.
Royal Marine terrorist: Ciarán Maxwell made 14 pipe bombs
A Royal Marine with links to dissident republicanism made 14 pipe bombs, a court heard.
Ciarán Maxwell, 31, who is originally from Larne in Co Antrim, pleaded guilty at
the Old Bailey to preparation of terrorist acts between January 2011 and August
last year, possessing images of bank cards for fraud and possessing cannabis
with intent to supply, in February.
At the beginning of a three-day sentencing hearing at the same court,
prosecutor Richard Whittam QC, said: "Across 14 of the locations involved in
the investigation, Mr Maxwell had in his possession, or had constructed, 14 pipe
bombs. Of those 14 pipe bombs constructed by Mr Maxwell, four have been
deployed in Northern Ireland."
The court heard dissident republicans have carried out more than 160 terrorist
attacks since 2010, involving tactics including the deployment of improvised
explosive devices (IEDs) such as pipe bombs.
Mr Whittam said: "Whilst attacks are mainly directed at members of the police,
military and prison service, the nature of the attacks leaves members of the
public at risk. All of the groups remain persistent in their intention to kill and seriously
The hearing continues.
Sainsbury's investigates reports their van driver did a dangerous U-turn on the A30
Tens of thousands of spectators are expected at the event on the city's Hoe on Thursday and Friday.
Acts due to appear on Thursday include: Clean Bandit, Sigma, Charli XCX, Busted and Louisa Johnson.
Friday is due to see: Martin Garrix, Duke Dumont B2B Gorgon City, Wilkinson and Jax Jones, R3WIRE & Varski.
Royal Marine terrorist: Sentencing hearing begins for Ciarán Maxwell
A sentencing hearing has begun for a Royal Marine from Northern Ireland who admitted preparing acts of terrorism linked to dissident republicanism.
Ciarán Maxwell, 31, originally from Larne, pleaded guilty in February to bomb-making and storing stolen military weapons after he was arrested in Somerset last August over the discovery of two dissident republican arms dumps near Larne in County Antrim.
Following his arrest, police in Devon searched a house in Exminster and a wooded area nearby.
He had maps, plans and lists of
potential targets for a terrorist attack as well as images of an adapted Police
Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) pass card and a PSNI uniform, his trial heard. He also pleaded guilty to drugs and fraud charges
He faces years behind bars when he is sentenced by Mr Justice Sweeney in a hearing at the Old Bailey which could last up to three days.