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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday 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.

  2. Latest weather: A cool clear night before a day of sunny spells

    Emily Wood

    BBC Weather

    Any showers will ease this evening to leave a dry night for all. With clear spells and light winds temperatures will fall, leading to a cool night, especially in rural spots. Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).


    Tuesday will start chilly and bright, followed by a day of sunny spells. It will feel pleasant in the sunshine by the afternoon with light winds. Maximum temperature: 19C (66F).

  3. Latest headlines in Devon and Cornwall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    • Floral tributes and messages are left on the banks of a Devon river after the discovery of a body in the search for a missing teenager
    • The body of a woman is found at a cove near Ilfracombe 
    • Surgeons at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital operated on the wrong part of a patient in June in a so-called "never event", managers confirm
    • St Ives' harbour master warns people not to feed or swim with seals, saying they are capable of "taking a child's arm off"
    • People living in Threemilestone near Truro say construction of a controversial busgate on the A390 could lead to a fall in house prices
    • Plymouth's Tom Daley prepares to launch his third Olympic campaign later in the 10m synchronised pairs
    • Penzance's Helen Glover and her partner, Heather Stanning, get through to the semi-finals in the Olympics' Women's Pairs Rowing after winning their heat in Rio
  4. Hodges looks to Truro's future

    Lee Hodges

    Truro City manager Lee Hodges says the National League South club can develop their younger talent for the future.

    Forty-two-year-old Hodges was re-appointed as Truro boss in June, with his former Plymouth Argyle team-mate, Rory Fallon, joining the club as his assistant manager.

    "I've brought in some young lads. They aren't ready for 90 minutes; but we're looking towards the future, not now," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.

  5. Devon county library provider 'could take over Torbay service'

    BBC Radio Devon

    A new organisation running libraries in the Devon county area could soon take over Torbay's service. 

    Since April, a charity called Libraries Unlimited has been running Devon's 50 libraries.

    It's now expressed an interest in taking on services in Torquay, Brixham, Churston and Paignton. A formal tender and bid process has yet to take place. Torbay Council has to save £19m by 2020.

  6. Rio 2016: 10m board not exactly like a walk in the park - Tom Daley

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Tom Daley, who is launching his third Olympic campaign, admits to still feeling the jitters ahead of taking the plunge at high-profile competitions, but added he was feeling comfortable.

    Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow. Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

    The 22-year-old is diving with Dan Goodfellow in the 10m synchronised event on Monday evening and his own individual 10m platform event begins on 19 August.

    He said: "Every time you're up on 10m, it's not exactly like a walk in the park. You have to be a little bit scared and have a little bit of an adrenaline rush, but at the same time I do feel I'm at my most comfortable right now, yes."

    You'll be able to follow his and Goodfellow's synchronised progress here.

  7. Nathan Wood search: The scene on Monday

    Chloe Axford

    BBC Spotlight

    Around the River Dart in Totnes in Devon is again an idyllic sport for wildlife and walkers. Just a few floral tributes to Nathan Wood left at various different points mark that anything has happened here.

    Nathan Wood floral tribute

    Nathan was last seen near the Dart on Friday evening in a "distressed state", police said. A body was found on Sunday by police searching the river for the missing 16-year-old. It was feared he had fallen into the river after taking a so-called "new psychoactive substance" (NPS), officers said.

    Police have told me that a post-mortem examination still needs to be carried out, so it won't be known for several days if drugs did have any part to play. His family are being kept informed of developments. They have not released any statements yet.

  8. Newsagent worker 'left shaken' in knife-point robbery attempt

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Two men tried to rob a Plymouth shop at knife-point, police say.

    Knife-point robbery CCTV. Pic: Devon and Cornwall Police

    The pair tried to hold up CJ Brown’s newsagent in Thurlestone Walk, Leigham, at about 09:45 on Sunday, threatening a female shop worker with a kitchen knife. They ran off when an alarm was sounded. The staff member was "not harmed but was left very shaken", police said. 

    Officers have appealed for witnesses and released CCTV pictures of the pair.

  9. Rio 2016: Daley believes 'rain increases medal hopes'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Tom Daley launches his third Olympic campaign later and is hoping for rain.

    The London 2012 bronze medallist is diving with Dan Goodfellow in the 10m synchronised event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre - an open air arena - and Daley said he would be happy if the heavens opened on Monday afternoon.

    Tom Daley. Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

    He said: "I am ready for any kind of weather. We have trained in rain, trained in wind, cloud, sun, you name it. For me, I prefer it to be a little bit cloudy because it's not as bright and you can open your eyes a bit more, rather than squinting all the time. To be honest, I would quite like it to rain and a lot of people don't like the rain. I am ready for it. I am British and used to the rain." 

    You'll be able to follow their progress here

  10. An interesting proposal under the Man Engine

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live


    The creator of the 10m-tall Man Engine puppet saved one of the biggest surprises of his work to last as it made its final appearance during a two-week tour of Devon and Cornwall - he proposed to his partner under its shadow.

    Will Coleman in St Just. Pic: Will Coleman

    After the final ceremony at Geevor on Saturday, creator Will Coleman lured his partner of six years, Dominique Trevail, on to the top of a support vehicle, telling her she would get a personal wink from her 40-tonne heartthrob.

    He then went down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage, presenting her with an large metal washer from the puppet itself as an engagement ring.

    Man Engine at Geevor. Pic: Golden Tree/Mike Thomas

    Dominique said: "I am so immensely proud of Will and what he has achieved for the people of Cornwall. First I called him every name under the sun for proposing in front of thousands of people... but I did eventually say yes."

  11. Latest travel in Devon and Cornwall

    BBC Travel

    • In Cornwall, there are reports of an incident on the A3047, Pendarves Street in Camborne, near Church View Road
    • On the A30 around Bodmin, there's very slow-moving traffic both ways through the roadworks between Bodmin and Temple
    • In Devon, on the A394 in Rosudgeon, there are reports of an incident near Packet Lane
    • In Winkleigh, the A3124 is blocked both ways near Torrington Road
    • On the M5, Devon-bound in Somerset, between Junction 25 Taunton and Junction 26 Wellington, there's queueing traffic due to an overturned van
  12. Cornish language petition passes 10,000-name target, forcing ministers to respond

    West Briton

    Campaigners have succeeded in forcing ministers to respond to calls for the reinstatement of public funding for the Cornish language.

  13. Dance, Devon. Dance!

    BBC Radio Devon

    This week as part of the Radio 1 Ibiza series, we had our own two-hour special dedicated to the best ‪dance music ‪Devon has to offer.

    Listen in and hear a guest mix from our Plymouth-based DJ/Producer of the Month, Boy Wonder. 

  14. Latest weather: Showers easing before a dry night

    BBC Weather

    Some may see occasional showers, but it will remain dry for the majority of the rest of the day. Maximum temperature: 20C (68F). 


    Any showers will ease this evening to leave a dry night for all. With clear spells and light winds temperatures will fall, leading to a cool night, especially in rural spots around Dartmoor. Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

  15. More doctors at minor injury unit 'to make up for walk-in health centre closure'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The NHS says more doctors will be on duty during the evening and at weekends at the Camborne/Redruth hospital's minor injury unit to make up for the closure from tomorrow evening of the Cardrew walk-in health centre.

    Critics have raised concerns about medical cover in the area as a result of the closure.