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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 14 April 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather on Wednesday

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  1. Goodnight

    That's all from the Devon & Cornwall Local Live team for now.

    We'll be back on Wednesday with a full round up of the day's news, sport, travel and weather. We hope you can join us then. Have a good evening.

  2. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 18:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Cornwall's health and social care providers confirm the Black Alert status has been brought back down to Red - but added the system remained under pressure.

    BBC Radio Devon: A nursing home for nearly 40 residents - Angela Court in Tipton St John - is rated inadequate in a newly published Care Quality Commission report.

  3. Dry and warm for most tomorrow

    David Braine

    Weather forecaster, BBC Spotlight

    Tonight it's going to remain dry and clear for many, however low cloud, mist and fog will continue to affect the northern coastline, especially NW Devon. Some mist patches may develop elsewhere by dawn too. Minimum Temperature: 4 Deg C (39 Deg F).

    weather

    Many places on Wednesday will be dry with plenty of warm sunshine. However, mist and low cloud around some coastlines may linger. During the afternoon, there is a low risk of the odd sharp shower developing. Maximum Temperature: 20 Deg C (68 Deg F)

  4. 'Hauling more jellyfish than fish'

    Patrick Clahane

    Local Live

    Devon Wildlife Trust says it's had reports that local fishermen are hauling in more jellyfish than fish.

    Barrel jellyfish

    Large numbers of barrel jellyfish have been spotted around the coasts of Devon and Cornwall. Cadgwith fisherman, John Trewin, has had three or four bundled up in his nets this week and was stung in the face. "It felt like being slapped with stinging nettles, the tentacles flew in my eyes and cheeks".

  5. Best office view ever

    University of Exeter Marine scientist Matthew Witt tweets: Out looking for basking #sharks in #Cornwall. Small shark sighted #BaskingSharkHotline @minacktheatre @BBCCornwall

    sea
  6. Council goes to court to move on travellers

    Plymouth Herald

    Plymouth City Council is to go to court to remove travellers that have moved on to playing fields, the Plymouth Herald reports.

    People in vans and caravans which appeared last Wednesday on fields in Prince Rock between Gdynia Way and Laira Bridge were issued with a notice to move on by Friday midday, but have not done so.

    The council said the "legal process will now be progressed".

  7. 'Poldark chalet' footage emerges

    BBC Spotlight

    Film footage from the 1940s and '50s has emerged of a Perranporth beachside chalet which author Winston Graham rented and wrote many of the Poldark books in.

    Perranporth beachside chalet Legh Carrygy. Pic: Viv Taylor

    Legh Carrygy - meaning Flat Rocks in Cornish - was owned by the family of Viv Taylor. It was rented to Mr Graham in the 1930s and 1940s for 10 shillings a week.

    Mr Taylor's mother, Kath Taylor, made the film of family gatherings at the chalet. He said: "It was just a family meeting place, and it was the place to have a party". The chalet was demolished in the early 1980s after a fire.

  8. Rush hour accidents

    BBC Travel South West

    • On the A30 at Blackwater there has been an accident near the Chiverton Cross Roundabout on the eastbound carriageway.
    • There's also been an accident in Launceston on Ridgegrove Hill near the A388 Angel Hill.
  9. Residents moved out of inadequate care home

    Residents at a Devon care home rated as "inadequate" in a newly published report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) were moved to alternative accommodation in February after an inspection, the health watchdog says.

    Angela Court home sign. Pic:

    The Angela Court home, in Tipton St John, near Sidmouth - which provided accommodation for up to 37 people, many with dementia - has been deemed by the commission as not safe, effective, caring, responsive or well-led.

    The CQC added that it was taking further action against the provider, PSP Healthcare Ltd, "in line with its enforcement policy".

  10. Fiennes' adventures 'not over'

    David Fitzgerald

    Presenter, BBC Radio Devon

    Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has told me he hasn't ruled out another adventure, even though he's just finished the "very difficult" Marathon Des Sables, in which he walked 156 miles in six days.

    sir ranulph fiennes

    The 71-year-old said his competitors suffered horrendous injuries, including a woman whose feet were so badly damaged, she won't be able to walk for five weeks. He suffered blisters and backache, saying: "I'm not a medic, but your foot slipping backwards as you try to get up sand dunes actually has a very bad effect on your back, particularly if you've got a 10kg load on it."

  11. Grecians off to Wanderers

    BBC Sport

    Exeter City travel to Wycombe Wanderers tonight for the last midweek fixture of the season, aiming to haul themselves closer to the League Two play-offs.

    City welcome back top scorer Tom Nichols after he completed a three-match suspension.

  12. Concern for water voles

    Julie Skentelbery

    Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    Volunteers are being asked to take part in an annual survey of water voles as part of a national initiative aimed at halting their steep decline.

    Water vole

    The People's Trust for Endangered Species says the population of water voles - which has fallen by 90% over the last 20 years - is down to the release and spread of non-native mink and the degradation of waterways.

  13. Trafficking trial latest

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    An Intelligence officer investigating a trafficking case in Plymouth said he came across information in 2012 which led him to Josef Bukovinsky, the first immigrant interviewed by police.

    Police raid

    Det Con Neil Albrechtsen told Plymouth Crown Court that while checking records he realised Bukovinsky and Josef Stepan, also Czech, had applied to the United Kingdom Border Agency for repatriation.

    The five defendants all deny trafficking and other charges. The case continues.

  14. Paloma confirmed for Eden Sessions

    It's been announced that Paloma Faith will be appearing at this summer's Eden Sessions at the Eden Project.

    Paloma Faith

    The singer, who won the award for best British female solo artist at the BRIT Awards, will headline on 24 June.

  15. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 17:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: A 38 year old driver has been given a suspended jail sentence for causing the death of a motorcyclist on the Lizard.

    BBC Radio Devon: Inspectors have described how a care home in Tipton, which closed in February, failed to protect residents from abuse or harm and didn't give them regular food, water or medicine.

  16. Rent company started

    A rent-to-own housing company has been launched in Plymouth with plans to deliver 5,000 homes across England by 2020.

    The company Rentplus has the financial backing of private and institutional investors - and says it'll build 500 homes in partnership with Plymouth City Council over the next five years.

  17. Stolen vodka plea

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    The police are asking for the public's help to identify a shoplifter who has stolen bottles of vodka worth £530 from the Tesco store in Callington.

    Stolen vodka

    The woman (pictured) is believed to have made the thefts on 4 and 12 March.

  18. A38 accident

    BBC Travel South West

    On the A38 at Marley Head there has been an accident in the roadworks Plymouth-bound near the Rattery turn-off.

    One lane is closed.

  19. Pharmacy boss 'set fire to shop to cover theft'

    Exeter Express and Echo

    A court has been told that a pharmacy manager allegedly set fire to his own shop to cover up the theft of £3,000 takings from the safe, the Express and Echo reports.

    Pharmacy fire in Tiverton. Pic: Mid Devon Gazette

    Stephen Evans, 46, from Chudleigh, is alleged to have set light to the Lloyds Pharmacy in Tiverton to destroy evidence. He denies starting the fire, saying it began in a faulty light fitting. The trial continues.

  20. Home's residents' safety 'put at risk'

    A Devon care home rated as "inadequate" in a newly published report was failing to provide care which was safe, effective, caring, responsive or well led during a series of inspections, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says.

    Residents were moved out of the Angela Court home, in Tipton St John, near Sidmouth in February, the CQC said. It had provided accommodation for up to 37 people, many with dementia.

    The health watchdog found:

    • People's safety, health and welfare was put at risk
    • People were not protected from abuse and avoidable harm
    • Residents did not always receive their medicines as prescribed
    • Some people were at increased risk of malnutrition and dehydration
  21. Stuck lorry freed

    BBC Spotlight

    A lorry which got stuck under a railway bridge in Plymouth has now been freed.

    Lorry

    The bridge, on Ashford Hill, is being examined by structural specialists and Network Rail says services heading to Exeter are being affected by the incident.

  22. 'Distinctive' watches recovered

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    A number of distinctive watches have been recovered by the police as part of an investigation.

    Stolen watches recovered

    PC Brian Guntrip, from Totnes police station, said: "These items must hold real sentimental value for someone and we hope the owners will come forward. It would be a great shame if these items are kept in a police store when we are sure someone would love to have them back."

  23. Solar farm fire left for two hours

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Firefighters had to wait two hours before they could tackle a blaze in a building housing a transformer at a solar farm in Cornwall because they had to ensure electricity was switched off, Cornwall Fire Service says.

    Solar farm fire. Pic: Twitter/@CornwallFRS

    Crews were called to the site at Treviscoe, St Dennis, at about 10:40 but could not start tackling the blaze until nearly 12:40 after the electricity to the building the unit was in was confirmed as being isolated.

  24. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 16:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Cornwall's health and social care providers have confirmed the Black Alert status has been brought back down to red but say the system remains under pressure.

    BBC Radio Devon: Residents at the Angela Court nursing home in Tipton which was rated "inadequate" have all been moved after concerns about their welfare.

  25. Lorry stuck under bridge

    BBC Radio Devon

    A lorry is wedged underneath a rail bridge on Ashford Hill in Plymouth.

    Network Rail says the incident is affecting trains to Exeter. Structural specialists are examining the scene.

  26. Pool party planned

    Work is due to start soon on the clean-up of Tinside Pool in Plymouth, as the pool celebrates its 80th birthday this year.

    pool

    Plymouth City Council says it has suffered no significant damage in the winter storms and is due to re-open for the summer in five weeks time.

  27. Hot dog warning

    Plymouth Police WCO tweets: Calls regarding #HotDogs are on the increase. I've dealt with one incident in #Plymouth already this morning.

  28. Police patrols up after hour-long street brawl

    Mid Devon Gazette

    A fight which saw one man bottled and another arrested has prompted police in Mid Devon to increase weekend patrols, the Mid Devon Gazette reports.

    The fight on Good Friday on Fore Street in Cullompton involved up to 40 people and went on for more than an hour.

  29. New site for White Tigers?

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC South West Sport

    Truro City have submitted plans for a new ground to Cornwall Council.

    truro

    The club wants to move to the Silver Bow site to allow their current Treyew Road ground to be turned into a retail park - a decision on the Treyew Road plans was deferred last month, but the club hopes the Strategic Planning Committee will consider both developments when they meet in May.

  30. Nursing home rated "inadequate" overall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A nursing home in Devon has been rated "inadequate" overall by a health watchdog.

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said the Angela Court home, in Tipton St John, near Sidmouth - which is run by PSP Healthare Ltd - was not safe, effective, caring, responsive or well-led.

    The home provides accommodation for up to 37 older people who require nursing and personal care. Many have advanced dementia.

  31. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 15:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Cornwall's health and social care providers have reduced the emergency status at local hospitals from the highest Black Alert back down to red.

    BBC Radio Devon: Residents at a care home in Devon rated "Inadequate" have all been moved after concerns about their welfare.

  32. Cornwall comes off Black Alert

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Cornwall's health and social care services have been taken off Black Alert, commissioning group NHS Kernow says.

    NHS Kernow managing director Joy Youart said services remained "under pressure but the situation has improved".

    She added that a seven-day control centre was to remain in Truro to observe the situation and that the public should continue to "use alternative services and only using the emergency department when they need urgent care".

  33. Trafficking trial latest

    Claire Jones

    BBC News Online

    Vulnerable Eastern Europeans who were trafficked to Plymouth were "threatened they would be beaten if they left", a court has heard.

    raid

    Plymouth Crown Court was told the victims, from the Czech Republic, were ordered to cut the grass with a kitchen knife and clean a car with a small rag. The victims were described as "malnourished and unkempt".

    The five defendants all deny trafficking and other charges. The case continues.

  34. Hustings debate

    BBC Radio Devon

    We are holding our final general election hustings debate on Monday 20 April at 18:30, here at our BBC studios in Plymouth.

    We're looking at a range of topics this time - the economy, housing and immigration. Representatives from the Conservatives, Labour, UKIP, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party will be joining us. If you'd like to be in the audience, please email us.

  35. A lovely afternoon

    Kevin Thomas

    BBC Weather Forecaster

    Low cloud and fog patches will continue to affect some coastal areas making it feel cooler than further inland, where the cloud will continue to lift and break to give warm spells of sunshine. Winds will be light and variable.

    map

    Tonight it will be dry with clear spells inland, but mist, low cloud and patches of sea fog will continue to affect coastal areas, particularly to the north. Some mist may also develop inland by dawn, while winds will remain light and variable. Min Temp 5 C (41 F).

  36. Fishermen affected by jellyfish

    Patrick Clahane

    Local Live

    Large blooms of barrel jellyfish 'the size of dustbin lids' are being hauled in by south west fishermen.

    Barrel jellyfish

    Dozens of sightings have been reported to the Devon and Cornwall Wildlife Trusts who say many are being caught in fishing nets and are being washed up on beaches.

    Local fisherman say they've been a real problem because they fill up trawlers and slow boats down. Swarms have been spotted in Paignton, Thurlestone, Looe and Mevagissey.

  37. Grandmother completes Marathon des Sables

    BBC Spotlight

    A grandmother from Cornwall is celebrating becoming the first Briton in her age group to complete the Marathon des Sables in Morocco.

    Kerry MacFarland

    Kerry MacFarland trained on sand dunes at Gwithian for what's been described as one of the toughest races in the world.

  38. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 14:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Fire crews have dealt with a double car fire at St Agnes where flames spread and took hold of a pile of 40 tyres.

    BBC Radio Devon: Two men have been arrested after more than 100 plants were seized from a suspected cannabis farm in Plymouth.

  39. Cancer advice

    BBC Radio Cornwall's Laurence Reed tweets: Talking to our panel of experts @RCHTWeCare @BBCCornwall lunch now on Bowel cancer, Call 01872 222222.

    guests
  40. Road problems

    BBC Travel South West

    • On the outskirts of Plymouth on Tavistock Road through Roborough (the A386), we've had reports of an accident near the Tesco store.
    • In Cornwall the B3301 in Lelant is closed and there's slow traffic eastbound from the A3074 Nut Lane junction, also because of an accident.
  41. Saltash fight appeal

    Devon & Cornwall Police's PCSO Kirsty Down tweets: Saltash‼️ Police are investigating a "large fight" which took place Monday evening Castlemead Dr approx 1750 Have any info? #GetInTouch

  42. Toilet block sale is not bog standard

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A former public toilet block in Cornwall is to go under the hammer at auction.

    Public toilets block. Pic: Clive Emson

    The block - in Gurneys Lane, Camborne - has a guide price of £15-20,000 and its sale has been described by auctioneers Clive Emson as an "interesting and unusual opportunity". The auction will be held on 5 May.

  43. Should there be a 'right to buy'?

    Bill Buckley

    Presenter, BBC Radio Devon

    David Cameron wants to extend the controversial 'right to buy' scheme if he wins the General Election.

    The Prime Minister says the sell-off of council homes will fund the building of 400,000 new houses. Have you bought your house under the scheme? Or do you think it's unfair? Let me know by calling the phone-in on: 0345 3011034.

  44. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 13:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Fire crews are dealing with a double car fire at St Agnes where flames have taken hold of a pile of tyres. A thick plume of smoke can be seen for miles around.

    BBC Radio Devon: The Devonport based frigate HMS Argyll is tracking a Russian warship and two support vessels through the English Channel.

  45. St Agnes fire

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Firefighters are battling a double car fire near St Agnes.

    fire

    It's thought the fire involves two cars and a pile of tyres - four fire engines from Perranporth, Truro and Hayle are at the scene at Penwinnick Road.

  46. To infinity ....

    Western Morning News

    A marathon runner from North Devon has gone from insanity to beyond by officially changing his name to Buzz Lightyear, reports the Western Morning News.

    man

    Barmy Buzz, 26, pledged to ditch his birth moniker of Sam Stephens if enough money poured in for his charity running challenge.

    The Toy Story fanatic kept his promise to adopt the name of his favourite film character if he hit his £2,000 target for completing the Brighton Marathon.

  47. Plymouth frigate tracks Russian ships

    Jonathan Beale

    Defence correspondent, BBC News

    A Plymouth-based warship has been tracking three Russian ships making their way through the English Channel.

    HMS Argyll. Pic: MoD

    The MoD said Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll had been tracking the ships "as part of her routine business as the Royal Navy's Fleet Ready Escort".

  48. One hundred cannabis plants seized in raid

    BBC Radio Devon

    More than 100 plants have been seized from a suspected cannabis farm in Plymouth, police say.

    Police executed an arrest warrant at a property in Tavistock Place - which is near the city's Charles Cross police station.

    Two local men, aged 30 and 44, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs. They were released on bail until June.

  49. Cancer phone-in

    Laurence Reed

    Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    On today's programme we'll be talking about toilet activities, bottoms and bowel movements - the subject is bowel cancer and it's really important we can talk about these things without being embarrassed.

    bowel

    We'll be hearing from three healthcare professionals from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and from George Richards and Steve Munroe, who've both survived the disease. We'd love you to get involved, call the phone-in on 01872 222222.

  50. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 12:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: A senior fire officer in Cornwall is urging the public to think very carefully about where they light bonfires after a garden shed and park home were set alight in Luxulyan

    BBC Radio Devon: More than 100 plants have been seized from a suspected cannabis farm in Plymouth.

  51. A30 crash

    BBC Travel South West

    There's been an accident on the A30 near Exeter between the M5 at Exminster and the Alphington Junction.

    One lane has been closed.

  52. College plans defended

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Managers at Truro and Penwith College have defended their plans to build a new college at Bodmin.

    Some school leaders in east Cornwall have raised concerns about the potential impact on their student numbers - a spokesman for Truro College said: "The college's own data about its current and projected future numbers and student travel needs are obviously what have to determine the best location for a new centre of 16+ delivery. The aim is to make the college's offer as accessible as possible to as many Cornish learners who wish to choose it."

  53. Explorer returns

    BBC Spotlight

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes is returning home to Exmoor today after completing a gruelling marathon in the desert.

    Ranulph Fiennes

    The 71-year-old explorer finished the Marathon Des Sables on Friday after trekking in temperatures of more than 50 degrees. He's the oldest Briton to complete it - raising nearly £1m for charity in the process.

  54. Valuable engine stolen

    BBC Radio Devon

    A powerboat engine worth £3,000 has been stolen from a boatyard in Plymstock.

    The thieves cut through the mesh fence at Plymouth Marine Centre in Pomphlett Road before escaping with a Yamaha 1998 offshore exhaust power shorts outboard engine - one of just two in the country.

  55. High waters

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    If you're planning a trip to the coast around Devon & Cornwall, here are the latest tide times.

    tide
  56. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 11:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Councillors will today weigh up the pros and cons of Truro and Penwith College buying land in Bodmin for a new campus for 2,000 students.

    BBC Radio Devon: Approval could be given today to transfer an outdoor swimming pool in Devon to a community group.

  57. Doc Martin's got the cutest little baby face(s)

    The Cornish Guardian is showing the first picture of the infants who will be playing the baby of Martin Clunes' baby in the latest series of television Cornwall-based medical comedy-drama Doc Martin.

    Babies

    The latest series of the ITV show is currently being filmed in and around Port Isaac.

  58. Twenty missing people in Devon and Cornwall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Twenty people are currently reported as missing in the Devon and Cornwall Police force area, the force's A Section in Torbay has tweeted.

    The breakdown, described to the BBC as a "snapshot" on Tuesday morning is:

    • Plymouth - 08
    • Devon - 07
    • Cornwall - 04
    • Torbay - 01
  59. Community mourns headteacher death

    Plymouth Herald

    The sudden death of a school head who put her "heart and soul" into caring for children has left a community devastated, reports the Plymouth Herald.

    Andrea Norris

    Andrea Norris, executive headteacher of Beechwood and Oakwood primary schools, in Southway, died unexpectedly last Tuesday. The mother-of-three passed away at Derriford Hospital after suffering from heart problems.

  60. Pilgrims prepared

    BBC Sport

    Plymouth Argyle take on AFC Wimbledon at Home Park tonight, in the last midweek fixture of the season.

    Victory would be a huge stride towards a play-off place - Argyle manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon: "I'm not really bothered about Wimbledon, it's about us, and if I can focus on us and get the best out of us we'll have a really good chance of winning the game."

  61. College proposal fears

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    There are concerns a new college in Bodmin could draw students away from sixth forms across north and east Cornwall.

    students

    An offer by Truro and Penwith College to buy council land near Bodmin for a new campus will be discussed today - the headteacher at Liskeard School and Community College Alex Lingard, said: "If a college is built and there is no choice for a local sixth form, there are a number of students that I think would suffer as a consequence."

  62. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 10:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: Councillors will today discuss controversial plans by Truro and Penwith College to create a new campus for 2,000 students in Bodmin.

    BBC Radio Devon: Dartmoor National Park says dogs should be kept on a lead from now until July to reduce the increase in the number of attacks on sheep.

  63. Shed fire

    St Austell Cornwall Fire & Rescue Station tweets: ‏Having a bonfire? Be sure to site it away from buildings to avoid damage like we had at a call yesterday. #staysafe

    shed

    A man had to be treated for minor burns after a large shed was destroyed and a park home damaged at a caravan park in Luxulyan on Monday afternoon.

  64. Crown Currency trial resumes

    BBC Spotlight

    The Crown Currency fraud trial resumes today at Southwark Crown Court in London.

    Six defendants have pleaded not guilty to being involved in a £19.5m online fraud by a company based in Hayle. Crown Currency Exchange went into administration in October 2010.

  65. Increase in sheep attacks

    BBC Radio Devon

    Dog owners are being warned their animals will be shot if they're seen worrying sheep on Dartmoor.

    Dartmoor

    The National Sheep Association says that since 2011, dog attacks have increased from almost 700 to more than 1,000.

  66. Why the long face?

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    Police officers in Cornwall had an unusual call-out this morning - to a loose horse running through the centre of Newquay.

    horse

    Inspector Dave Meredith tweets: "The runaway horse in Newquay has just been detained in the Mayfield estate. It's now back with its owner."

  67. The view from space

    BBC Weatherman Kevin Thomas tweets: Satellite pic at 7.15AM showing distribution of fog and low cloud (light shaded areas) around Devon and Cornwall.

    map
  68. News on the hour

    The top local stories at 09:00 include:

    BBC Radio Cornwall: The Deputy Leader of the Green Party is in Cornwall today as the party launches its manifesto.

    BBC Radio Devon: There's been an increase in reports of sheep attacks by dogs which has prompted the National Sheep Association to call for tighter controls.

  69. Robbery arrest

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police have arrested a 21-year-old man following a restaurant robbery in Paignton.

    A woman was threatened and suffered minor injuries in the break-in at the Beefeater Grill in Long Road on Sunday night.

  70. A Foggy start

    Kevin Thomas

    BBC Weather Forecaster

    It's a misty start to the day for much of Devon & Cornwall with extensive low cloud and fog patches affecting coastal areas and high ground.

    map

    The low cloud will clear back to the coasts this morning to give warm spells of sunshine, but some coastal areas will continue to be dull and misty at times. Winds will be light and variable.

  71. Cornish classrooms closed

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    Parents are being warned Primary Classes 1 & 2 at Nine Maidens AP Academy in Four Lanes are closed today.

    The closure has been caused by a major water leak - it's hoped classes will resume on Wednesday, 15 April.

  72. New college concerns

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Controversial plans to build a new college near Bodmin will go before councillors today.

    Managers at Truro and Penwith College want to buy land from Cornwall Council for a new post-16 campus for up to 2,000 students, but some school leaders in north and east Cornwall are worried about the impact on their student numbers.

  73. Wildfire warning

    BBC Radio Devon

    Walkers and campers in Devon are being warned about the increased danger of wildfires as the warm, dry weather continues.

    fire

    Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue is urging people to take extra care in areas like Dartmoor - where gorse fires can quickly spread.

    Officers are urging visitors NOT to light open fires in the countryside, or leave bottles or glass in woodlands.

  74. Travel latest

    BBC Travel South West

    • There are delays on Granville Avenue in Barnstaple near the St George's Road junction following an accident.
    • There is thick fog in parts of Cornwall and Devon with visibility down to just 50 meters in places.
    • Skybus flights from Newquay, Land's End and Exeter Airport are disrupted this morning because of the fog.
    • There are only two ferries in operation between Plymouth and Torpoint because the third is being refitted.
  75. Good morning

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    I'll be bringing you all the news, sport, weather and travel updates you need this Tuesday morning.

    If you'd like to get in touch you can email us here.