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Matt Pengelly and Andrew Segal

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  1. Goodnight

    That's all from the BBC Local Live team for now. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00 for more news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. Willoughby the Wallaby

    David George

    BBC Spotlight

    Tiny Willoughby the Wallaby is being cared for by a family from Cornwall after being rejected by her mother.

    Willoughby the Wallaby

    The nine month old joey was born at the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre near Launceston, which says she was probably rejected because there was a new baby to go in the pouch. See more cute pictures in my report on Spotlight at 18:30 on BBC One.

  3. Latest headlines

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories on BBC Local Live: Devon & Cornwall:

    • A three-year-old boy has been left with life-threatening injuries after being crushed between two cars while on a family holiday in Cornwall
    • An investigation is underway after three 'never events' at Derriford Hospital between March and April
    • Natwest and Lloyds banks have confirmed they are closing six branches in Cornwall
  4. Dry at first tomorrow

    David Braine

    Weather forecaster, BBC Spotlight

    It will stay dry throughout the night with clear spells for many areas. With light winds, mist or fog patches may form and it will turn fairly chilly, especially in river valleys. Minimum Temperature: 4 Deg C (39 Deg F)

    Weather graphic

    It will be dry through the morning tomorrow with light winds and some bright or sunny spells. Freshening winds and thickening cloud will bring patchy rain later in the day. Maximum Temperature: 18 Deg C (64 Deg F)

  5. Boy 'fights for life' after being injured by rolling car

    Press Association

    A three-year-old boy has been left fighting for his life after being crushed between two cars while on a family holiday in Cornwall.

    The toddler was seriously injured on Friday when one car rolled and trapped him between the vehicles in a private car park near Bodmin. He was taken to hospital in Plymouth before being later transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said the boy, from London, was "thought to have been crushed between two parked cars, one of which rolled, in a private car park in the Glynn area of Bodmin". Officers have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

  6. Stone circle delight

    BBC Spotlight

    A history expert has described the stone circle at Sittaford Tor as 'the mother of all Dartmoor stone circles."


    The ancient site is the first to be identified on Dartmooor in more than a century and has been confirmed as the highest in England.

    Alan Endacott who discovered the site said: "It's got lots of similarities to circles elsewhere in the country, it's obviously nowhere near as spectacular as Stonehenge or Avebury but the number of stones is much the same, the overall diameter is the same as the sarsen ring at Stonehenge and apparently it's from a similar era as well."

  7. Dan Downs gives his forecast in 'Mid-Deb'n' brogue

    BBC Spotlight

    "Mid-Deb'n Boy" Dan Downs brings us today's weather forecast in his native dialect.

    Dan Downs

    He later tweeted: That's my career over then!!

  8. Banks closing because of 'decrease in customers'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Lloyds Bank has revealed why it has decided to close four branches in Cornwall.

    Lloyds Bank. Pic: PA

    The bank confirmed it was to close branches in Camelford, Fowey, Newquay in September, and Mount Charles Road in St Austell in August.

    It said: "This is because we have seen a change in customer behaviour and a significant decrease in customers using these branches." It added that customers were informed of alternative branches and services available in Post Offices.

  9. Virus restaurant claim customers 'seek closure'

    BBC Radio Devon

    A lawyer representing customers who fell ill after eating at an Exeter restaurant says compensation is "one limb of the claim".

    The Exeter Arms' Toby Carvery at Middlemoor closed last month after customers fell ill with norovirus. It has since reopened with its owners saying it had been industrially cleaned, the company adhered to rigorous health and safety standards, and no further incidents had been reported.

    Tonia Kingsley, from legal firm Irwin Mitchell, said: "A lot our clients will also look for explanations for why it happened and if it could have been avoided. In some senses, closure and an explanation is an outcome that we look for."

  10. Missing Scottish man

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The police in Scotland believe a man missing from Stornaway may be in Cornwall.


    Murdo MacAskill, 54, was last seen disembarking a ferry in Ullapool on Tuesday 12 May.

    Inspector Roddy MacKay said: "It has been five days since Murdo was last seen and he did not alert anyone as to what his travel plans were. As such, we are keen to establish his whereabouts as soon as possible and ensure he is safe."

  11. Never event involved 'wrong-sided prosthesis'

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A "wrong-sided prosthesis" involved in a never event at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital could refer to a joint such as a knee, shoulder or hip, a spokesman said.

    Derriford Hospital

    The error in April 2015 was one of three never events reported between March and April 2015 which have been newly revealed in health trust board papers.

    The other events included surgery which was carried out on the wrong part of the body in 2010 which went undetected until March 2015; and a swab being left in a patient, also in March 2015. The trust apologised and said "comprehensive investigations" were being carried out into the incidents.

  12. Uni success

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Falmouth University is one of the stand-out performers in the Guardian University Guide 2016, climbing from 53 to 31 in the overall rankings.

    Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive Professor Anne Carlisle said: "We are bringing creativity to many new disciplines as we continue to expand and diversify and there's more to come as we introduce new business provision. We know employability is vital to potential students and we are focusing more than ever on building partnerships with the creative industries."

  13. Welcoming the Wildcat

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    The crew of the Devonport-based commando carrier HMS Ocean have welcomed aboard the Royal Navy's latest attack helicopter the Wildcat for the first time.


    The Wildcat (centre) replaces the Lynx helicopter. Leading Airman Ryan Lawson from HMS Ocean said: "The Wildcat had a unique appearance compared to other Lynx aircraft that we are used to seeing. I personally feel privileged and honoured to say that I was one of the very first people to marshal the next generation of naval aircraft onto the flight deck of HMS Ocean.''

  14. Camel Trail up for national award

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Two of the South West's most popular cycle routes are in the running to be named the UK's favourite.


    The Camel Trail from Padstow to Wenford Bridge has made the final ten in the "Route in the under 30 miles" category of the National Cycle Network awards, run by Sustrans.

    The 'Devon Coast to Coast' route through North Devon and along the the western flank of Dartmoor is nominated for the 'Long Distance routes' award.

  15. Giant gym plans submitted

    Plymouth Herald

    A former call centre is set to be turned into a huge gym after plans for the disused building were resurrected, reports the Plymouth Herald.

    National firm Pure Gym Limited, which has more than 40 branches across the country, submitted the plans for the old Virgin Media call centre in Mutley to Plymouth City Council last year.

    It got the go-ahead in February but has since decided to build an even larger gym than first planned - they say it would create 10 full-time and 20 part-time jobs.

  16. Gig to be built by veterans

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    A new gig is to be built for injured service personnel to take part in the World Pilot Gig Championships off the Isles of Scilly next year.


    The 'Great Big Cornish Gig Project' will be constructed at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and is being supported by the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant scheme, Help for Heroes and Hasler Company, the Royal Navy's rehabilitation unit.

    This year the Help for Heroes crew borrowed a gig "Nornour" for their first tilt at the rowing event off Scilly.

  17. Portable toilet knocked over

    Candida Beeching ‏tweets: @CORMACltd Some muppets knocked over your portaloo on Eastwood Road [Penryn] between 4pm and 8pm this [Monday] evening - Soz, for your team on the morning.

    Cornwall Council contractor Cormac Ltd responded today: Eeeek!!! #messy

    Cormac later tweeted: Just spoken to the team. They are on site building a cycle path and are crossing their legs!

  18. Cornwall call-ups

    Ross Ellis

    Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    Three Cornwall rugby stars have been selected for international honours.


    Lock Ben Hilton, prop Craig Williams and scrum half and kicker Matt Shepherd have been selected to tour Romania with England Counties - they'll travel out to meet up with the squad right after the County Championship final.

  19. M5 delays

    The Highways Agency South West tweets: This is the scene on the #M5 s/bound, approaching J27 (Tiverton).


    Queuing traffic and delays due to an overturned caravan.

  20. Cyclist injured in Bideford

    Devon and Cornwall Police tweet: Serious collision on Manteo Way, #Bideford. Road closed. Cyclist airlifted to hospital with serious head injury. Avoid the area if possible.

  21. Natwest and Lloyds shutting Cornish bank branches

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Two banks have confirmed they are closing branches in Cornwall.

    Natwest and Lloyds. Pic: PA

    Natwest have announced it is to shut branches in Callington and Redruth. Lloyds Bank confirmed it had "made the decision to close four branches in Cornwall".

    BBC Radio Cornwall has discovered through listeners that the Lloyds closures will affect Camelford, Fowey, Central Square in Newquay, and Mount Charles Road in St Austell.

  22. Three 'never events' at Plymouth hospital

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    Surgery carried out on the wrong part of the body went undetected for five years in one of three never events at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital revealed in newly published documents.

    Derriford Hospital

    The so-called "wrong site" surgery was carried out in 2010 but was not discovered until March 2015. A "retained swab" incident was also reported in March 2015, and a "wrong-sided prosthesis" in April 2015.

    The events were revealed in board papers ahead of a meeting on Friday. The Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust said it had carried out "comprehensive investigations", had "apologised personally to the patients affected and we are extremely sorry that these mistakes have happened".

  23. Signed for Pirates

    BBC Sport

    The Cornish Pirates have signed scrum-half Jack Oulton from Exeter's academy.


    The 19-year-old featured in the Chiefs' LV= Cup campaign in 2013-14 and also played in the Premiership 'A' League.

    He also gained experience of senior rugby at Launceston after a spell on dual-registration at the National Two South club last season.

  24. Boy, 3, injured after 'crushed between parked cars'

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being "crushed between two parked cars".

    Devon & Cornwall Police said the child, from London, was taken to Derriford Hospital with life-threatening injuries after the accident on a private road near Glynn Barton in Bodmin at about 18:00 on Friday.

    The boy was later transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where he remains in a serious condition. Officers have appealed for witnesses.

  25. Fairly peaceful on the roads

    BBC Travel

    • The A386 is partially blocked Plymouth-bound due to a broken-down tanker near Derriford Roundabout, opposite McDonald's.
    • Old Road in Liskeard is still partially blocked around the Woodgate Road junction because of an accident.
    • The A30 in Exeter entry slip road partially blocked southbound around Alphington Junction because of a broken down vehicle. Approach with care.
    • Watch out for slow traffic on A377 Western Way out of town in Exeter at Riverside traffic lights.
  26. Sharp implements

    Torbay Neighbourhoods Team tweets: Environmental Health Officer off to @DC_Police to hand in some interesting ornaments found recently

  27. Enjoy the sunshine

    Kevin Thomas

    BBC Weather Forecaster

    The weather is remaining dry and bright with variable amounts of cloud drifting around. However, conditions are expected to become mainly sunny across the region. The light to moderate north to northwesterly breeze continues.


    Cloud will once again build from the west tonight, however, where clear periods persist, patchy mist and fog are likely to form especially in low-lying areas and river valleys. Winds becoming light northwesterly. Min temperature 5C (41F).

  28. More investigations on Dartmoor stone circle

    BBC Spotlight

    The first stone circle to be discovered on Dartmoor in more than a century has been confirmed as the highest in England.


    The circle at Sittaford Tor on the north eastern section of the moor dates back 4,500 years - it's one of a number in the area and was revealed by a fire, confirming the theory of a researcher who had believed it was there for thirty years.

  29. Date for student inquest

    Plymouth Herald

    An inquest into the death of student who died after being pulled from the freezing waters of Sutton Harbour is to take place next month, reports the Plymouth Herald.

    James Webb, a 21-year-old student at Plymouth University, was found in the cold water early on January 18 this year.

    The third year civil engineering student from Macclesfield, Cheshire, had been out on a night with fellow students when tragedy struck.

  30. A&E 'for emergencies'

    Health services commissioning body NHS Kernow ‏tweets: We hope u had a safe bank holiday, but pls look at which services are available if u need help. A&E is 4 emergencies.

    A&E sign

    It also highlighted the Choose Well campaign, which is "designed to help people choose the best place to get treatment if they fall ill, freeing up emergency services to help those most in need".

  31. Roads latest

    BBC Travel

    • There's an accident on the A3022 Avenue Road in Torquay around the Old Mill Road junction. Traffic is pretty slow in the area.
    • An accident is reported on Old Road in Liskeard around the Woodgate Road junction, near the primary school.
    • Near Quintrell Downs on the A392, heading towards Newquay, traffic is very slow-moving past Hendra Holiday Park.
  32. Latest headlines

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    The top stories on BBC Local Live: Devon & Cornwall:

    • A three-year-old boy suffers serious injuries after being crushed between two cars near Bodmin.
    • Businesses on a new £2.5m industrial park in Teignmouth are still without telephones and internet, two months after moving in.
    • Cornwall rugby fans start planning Sunday's trip to Twickenham for the County Championship final.
  33. Jobs boost for city

    Plymouth Herald

    The Plymouth Herald reports how more than 100 jobs look set to be created when a major haulage firm builds a new Plymouth depot.

    Transport giant Gregory Distribution is to build a huge distribution centre on land where the Toshiba factory used to stand in Ernesettle. The warehouse will form part of the £40m Plymouth Enterprise Park planned for the site.

  34. Creepy crawly caterpillars

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Are there any lepidopterists out there?

    Caterpillars. Pic: Andrew Segal

    I stumbled across these little creeping fellows at the weekend near Zennor Head in Cornwall, but we've no idea what species they are. If you think you know, please send us an email.

  35. Torquay bidders 'would step aside for millionaires'

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC South West Sport

    A consortium bidding to takeover Torquay United would "step aside" if "some multi-millionaires" made a similar bid, the club's commercial manager says.

    Dean Edwards. Pic: Empics

    Dean Edwards (pictured when he played for the club in 1991) is leading a six-figure bid by a consortium of 10 local businessmen for a stake in the Conference Premier club. It comes after lottery-winning former owner Thea Bristow sold her 80% stake.

    However, he told BBC Sport: "If some multi-millionaires do step out of the shadows, we'll step aside if it's in the best interests of the club and the community. But, if we're successful, we'll try and run the club at a level it's comfortable with to give enough support to bring us back to a position where we should be."

  36. Delight at Exeter ranking

    BBC Radio Devon

    The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top ten UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.

    Exeter is now in the top 10 of all the main UK higher education league tables for the first time - Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Sir Steve Smith said: "It is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of all our staff and students, and cements Exeter's position as one of the very best universities in the country."

  37. Missing Truro man found in Oxfordshire

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A man who went missing from Truro and sparked a police appeal has been found safe and well, Devon and Cornwall Police say.


    Fifty-eight-year-old Andrew Lambert was reported missing on 5 May. After a search "involving numerous police forces" he was found safe and well in Oxfordshire on Sunday, the force said. It added: "We would like to thank all those who assisted in the search for Andrew."

  38. You honk, I'll drive

    Exeter Express and Echo

    Anyone who has lived in Devon for a couple of years will be used to the bizarre wildlife offerings the county has to offer. Whether it is sheep on the road or cows on the pitch it takes a very rare sighting to shock us.


    But a duck wearing a bow tie while sitting in the front seat of a car outside Tesco with a dog in the back seat is probably a first for many, puzzles the Exeter Express & Echo.

    Twitter user Jenny Balfour-Paul spotted the strange sight in Crediton on Saturday afternoon and posted the image online.

  39. Tickets for Twickers

    Ross Ellis

    Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall fans planning a trip to London for rugby's County Championship final will have the chance to enjoy a feast of running rugby.


    The Cornwall Rugby Football Union website is the best place to look for tickets, information and coaches to next Sunday's showdown verses Lancashire.

    Fans will have the chance to watch five games - including Cornwall in the Bill Beaumont Cup Final (KO 12 noon) and the England v Barbarians match (KO 15:00).

  40. Lack of phone 'costing companies business'

    John Ayres

    BBC Spotlight

    A business still without telephones and the internet two months after moving into a new £2.5m industrial park in Devon says hold-ups in installing the infrastructure is costing them business.

    Steph Proctor

    Steph Proctor, from Mark Proctor Flooring, based at the new park in Teignmouth, said staff were dashing between their unit and home to check for new orders. She said: "I know of at least two jobs we've lost because we're not able to respond quickly enough."

    BT said the complex job required excavations and underground cabling, but it hoped to complete it by next month.

  41. Are you on a pre-paid meter?

    Laurence Reed

    Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    Today we're talking about pre-payment energy meters, as figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live revealed more than half a million pre-payment energy meters have been forcibly installed in people's homes over the last six years.

    Some industry experts believe the meters can help customers manage on a budget - others say pre-pay customers get a raw deal - give us a call with your experiences 01872 222222.

  42. Roads latest

    BBC Travel

    • Slow traffic is reported on the A388 in both directions in St Mellion around the turn for Newbridge junction because of a burst water main.
    • There is heavier than usual traffic on the A30 westbound between Camborne West in Camborne and Loggans Moor Roundabout in Copperhouse.
  43. Popular - not despicable at all

    Cornish Guardian

    The sleepy Bodmin Moor community of Minions was overrun by its hilarious namesake characters from the hit film 'Despicable Me' yesterday, reports the Cornish Guardian.


    The Minions - best known as the loyal and loveable sidekicks of Despicable Me's supervillain-turned-super-hero star, Felonius Gru - unveiled a new village sign at a special ceremony involving a town crier and a local brass band.

    Both the young and the old turned out to see the goggle-wearing Minions, which were in Cornwall as part of a nationwide tour to promote their new movie.

  44. Underwater cameras to patrol coast

    BBC Spotlight

    Underwater cameras will be beaming images of life under the ocean wave back to dry land from today.

    Zostera marina seagrass

    Nearly 200 miles of the seabed off the South West will be videoed by a robot as part of the Community Seagrass Initiative which aims to conserve marine plants.

  45. Road accident appeal

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Investigations continue into a serious accident on the A30 near Truro last week that left seven people in hospital.

    Two cars were involved in the collision occurred on the single carriageway section of the A30 between the Chiverton Cross roundabout and Chybucca last Friday afternoon.

  46. Torquay FC takeover 'has three bidders'

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC South West Sport

    Torquay United's board are considering three different bids to takeover the Conference Premier club, BBC Sport has been told.


    The bids come after lottery-winning former owner Thea Bristow sold her 80% stake to the current board of the club late last week.

    A six-figure bid from a consortium of 10 local businessmen, led by the club's commercial manager Dean Edwards, is one of the groups bidding to take control. Acting chairman Bill Phillips added that "at the same time we have at least two other interested parties".

  47. Important moment for new helicopter

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    The Royal Navy's latest attack helicopter, the Wildcat, has landed on the commando carrier HMS Ocean for the first time.


    The Wildcat (centre) entered service last year to replace the Lynx and landed on the Plymouth-based ship during Exercise Joint Warrior in the North Sea.

  48. Concern on moor after sheep deaths

    BBC Spotlight

    Rangers on Dartmoor are people to drive with 'moor care' after eight sheep were killed on its roads over the bank holiday weekend.

    Dartmoor sheep

    Three ewes and five lambs hit between Shapley Moorgate and Postbridge - within just hours and a few miles of each other. Most of the animals were owned by one farmer who is said to be "very upset".

  49. 'Devonwall' - your views

    via Facebook

    Constituency reform is expected to be high on the agenda in tomorrow's Queen's Speech, but the thought that a cross-border or 'Devonwall' constituency could be created has sparked some angry responses on the BBC Radio Cornwall Facebook page.

    • Sophia England fumes: ridiculous plans from Conservatives re merging Devon & Cornwall. I certainly don't agree with what they are intending to do. Its time people pipe up, and make a stand on this.
    • Chris Webb: Tain't right, tain't fair, tain't proper!
    • Jill Cuss says: I would like to see fewer MPs. But do think Devon and Cornwall should have their own!!!
    • But Kyle Greet writes: Don't see a problem with that as long as it doesn't give any party an advantage.
  50. Group legal action against restaurant after outbreak

    Exeter Express and Echo

    Almost 200 people are taking part in a group legal action against an Exeter restaurant following the outbreak of norovirus, the Express and Echo reports.

    Image caption: The restaurant and hotel were closed on 7 April after an outbreak of norovirus

    Lawyers who specialise in helping victims of illness outbreaks in the UK and abroad are investigating the norovirus outbreak at Toby Carvery at the Exeter Arms, Middlemoor, in March. Solicitors Irwin Mitchell have now revealed that it is representing 193 people in relation to the case. The pub was closed on Tuesday 7 April.

  51. Young boy crushed

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The police are investigating after a three-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being trapped between two parked cars in Bodmin.

    The emergency services were called to a private road near Glynn Barton on Friday evening. The boy, who's from London, was taken to Derriford Hospital with life-threatening injuries, he was later transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where he remains in a 'serious' condition.

  52. High waters

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    If you're hoping to enjoy the sunshine around the coast of Devon & Cornwall today, here are the latest high tide times.

  53. Latest headlines

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    The top stories on BBC Local Live: Devon & Cornwall:

    • Any plans for Cornwall and Devon to share an MP as part of Parliamentary boundary changes need to take into account natural boundaries, former Cornwall Lib-Dem MP Lord Tyler says.
    • Businesses which have moved into a £2.5m industrial park in Teignmouth are still without telephones and the internet two months after it opened.
    • Community projects in the South West are getting a share of £800,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, including Soundart Radio in Totnes and the North Devon Theatres Trust in Ilfracombe.
  54. 'No connection' misery for firms

    John Ayres

    BBC Spotlight

    Businesses which have moved into a new £2.5m industrial park in Teignmouth are still without telephones and the internet, two months after it opened.


    Some staff here say they're having to dash between their industrial unit and home to check for new orders, emails and messages, and say it's costing them business.

    BT says it's a complex job requiring excavations and underground cabling which they hope to complete by next month.

  55. Tyler down on 'Devonwall' seat

    Tamsin Melville

    Political Reporter

    A former North Cornwall MP says any moves towards a 'Devonwall' constituency will face fierce opposition.


    It's thought boundary changes could be put forward in tomorrow's Queen's Speech, after Conservative plans for parliamentary reform were delayed during the coalition.

    Lord Tyler, held the North Cornwall seat for the Liberal Democrats for many years. He said: "The suggestion that somehow or other the Devon/Cornwall border should be immaterial and some MP - poor guy - is going to have to try to represent both sides of the Tamar is just plain crazy."

  56. Epilepsy research

    BBC Spotlight

    Scientists at Exeter University are hoping to help improve the way epilepsy is diagnosed, after being given a £150,000 grant.

    It's hoped the funding from Epilepsy Research UK will help to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and reduce the amount of time people with the condition have to spend in clinic.

  57. New facilities needed for surf lifesavers

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    St Ives Surf Life Saving Club says it needs to raise about £100,000 for a building with proper facilities.


    About 200 club members, aged five and upwards, have nowhere to change. David Bonar is leading the project to convert beach chalets at Porthmeor into a clubhouse, with showers, toilets and a training room.

  58. Baa-baa call-up for Waldrom

    Western Morning News

    Exeter Chiefs forward Thomas Waldrom missed out on a recall to the England squad this month, but he is all set to take on his adopted country at Twickenham this weekend, reports the Western Morning News.

    New Zealand-born Waldrom, who won four England caps in his time with Leicester Tigers, was not included in Stuart Lancaster's England World Cup training squad - despite finishing as the Premiership's top try-scorer with 16 to his name in the regular season.

    However, the Sandy Park favourite has been included in the Barbarians squad for games against Ireland in Limerick on Thursday and an England XV at Twickenham on Sunday.

  59. New intensive care unit for Torbay

    BBC Radio Devon

    A £14m project to build a new intensive care unit at Torbay Hospital starts today.

    Torbay Hospital

    The present unit is 30 years old, and has 10 beds. The new building, which will take around two years to complete, will have 14 beds, as well as facilities for relatives.

  60. Cornwall targets Twickenham

    Ross Ellis

    Presenter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall will be hoping it's 'third time lucky' as they prepare to face Lancashire in the final of rugby's County Championship at the end of the week.


    Cornwall fought from 18-6 down at half time to beat Hertfordshire 25 points to 18 in front of a passionate Cornish crowd on Saturday.

    Cornwall coach Graham Dawe believes Lancashire will provide a stern test in the final, adding: "You might think you've climbed a mountain today but you start at base camp again next week and you've got to do it all over again....just because you win one week doesn't mean anything for the following week."

  61. Latest headlines

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories on BBC Local Live: Devon & Cornwall:

    • There are concerns controversial plans for Cornwall to share an MP with Devon could be mentioned as part of boundary reforms mentioned in this week's Queen's Speech
    • Work starts today on a £14m project to build a new intensive care unit at Torbay Hospital
    • Dartmoor rangers say drivers should be more careful after three ewes and five lambs were killed on the road between Shapley Moorgate and Postbridge over the bank holiday weekend
  62. Term-time holiday concerns

    Plymouth Herald

    Rule changes which have seen parents banned from taking children on term-time holidays are costing Devon and Cornwall's tourism industries £87 million a year, reports the Plymouth Herald.

    The full financial impact of the changes have been outlined in a new report compiled by the Tourism Society Westcountry.

    It shows that last year Torbay alone suffered a 19% drop in occupancy levels as a result of the new rules - part of a wider decline which saw tourism-related spending fall by 8% across Devon and Cornwall.

  63. Minions in Minions

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    If you were driving in Cornwall over the weekend and thought you spotted some minions from the "Despicable Me" films - don't worry - you weren't hallucinating.


    The lovable yellow movie characters are soon to star in their own spin-off movie and as part of their launch visited the Cornish village on Bodmin Moor that shares the same name.

  64. Holiday tragedy

    BBC Radio Devon

    Tributes have been paid to a Plymouth woman who died in hospital after falling down an embankment while on holiday in Cyprus.


    Pauline Pridcock, who was 64, lay undiscovered for three nights after falling while on a day trip from Paphos. After a major search, she was found unconscious on Sunday morning and died in hospital yesterday.

  65. Sunny day ahoy!

    Kevin Thomas

    BBC Weather Forecaster

    Once the low cloud, mist and fog lifts it will leave a dry bright day with large areas of cloud drifting around with limited spells of sunshine breaking though, the sunshine much more widespread during the afternoon and into this evening.


    Winds light to moderate north to northwesterly. Maximum temperature 16C (61F).

  66. Poorly Pavey wins

    BBC Sport

    European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey overcame illness to win the Bupa London 10,000 and claim the British 10km road title at the age of 41.


    Pavey, who's from Devon, was sick overnight and only decided to run after a warm-up - but went on to win in 32 minutes 56 seconds.

    "It was a real gamble to run but I'm so glad I did," she said. "To win after a night like that is surreal."

  67. 'Devonwall' back on the agenda

    Tamsin Melville

    Political Reporter

    Controversial plans for Cornwall to share an MP with Devon could be back on the agenda.


    With a new Conservative government in place, it's predicted ministers will be keen to push ahead with constituency changes that were delayed during the coalition.

    Boundary reform could be referred to in this week's Queen's Speech setting out the new government's legislative plans.

  68. Good morning

    Matt Pengelly

    Local Live

    We'll be bringing you all the news, sport, travel and weather updates you need - hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend!

    If you want to get in touch with a story or a comment on the service, please drop us an email.