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Summary

  1. Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Exeter
  2. Sex images paediatrician jailed
  3. 'Lives at risk' from probation service failings
  4. Lifeboats called to help 80m ship overnight
  5. Milo, the Penzance Tesco cat, 'hit by car'
  6. Devon County Council leader launches online parliamentary petition to get more money for schools
  7. Webcam watcher calls for help for fallen woman
  8. Updates on Monday 20 March 2017

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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. Ankle break rescue webcam owner happy to help

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The owner of a webcam which spotted a woman in trouble after she broke her ankle in Boscastle said he was happy the cam had helped.

    Cam

    "I love the webcam," said Ross of the Riverside Hotel.

    "It was installed for visitors and friends to keep in touch with Boscastle.

    "It's used all round the world and it's great that it's been used to help this particular lady."

    Frankie Daves fell and broke her ankle in a remote Cornish village and was rescued because a man, sat 200 miles away in Worcester, saw her on the live webcam.

    She said by "incredible luck" a man watching the webcam saw her and phoned his mother who lives in Boscastle.

  3. Weather: Wintry and blustery morning ahead

    BBC Weather

    We will see lengthy clear spells overnight, accompanied by occasional showers for some, turning wintry over high ground such as the Blackdown Hills or Rough Tor, and perhaps to low levels for a time too.

    It'll be cold and breezy, with a patchy frost and icy patches possibly forming by dawn. Minimum Temperature: 2C (36F).

    Weather map

    Tuesday will be cold with scattered blustery showers.

    Some of the showers could be heavy with a risk of hail and thunder, but the majority of the showers will tend to ease later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F).

  4. 'Amazing' webcam rescue for ankle fall woman

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    "It was amazing that someone in Worcester saw me lying there and and phoned his mum to say 'Can you help her?'"

    That's Frankie Davies, who fell and broke her ankle in the remote Cornish village of Boscastle .

    Webcam

    She was rescued because a man, sat 200 miles away in Worcester, saw her on a live webcam.

    She said by "incredible luck" the man watching the webcam saw her and phoned his mother who lives in Boscastle.

    She then helped Mrs Davies who was treated in hospital.

  5. Flytipper on run gets 20-month jail term

    Christine Butler

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A notorious flytipper who targeted countryside around Devon with household waste has been jailed for 20 months in his absence.

    Tip

    A European arrest warrant has been issued by Plymouth Crown Court for Martin McDonagh, 23.

    McDonagh, of Pemros Road, St Budeaux, Plymouth, was also given a criminal behaviour order after admitting a series of offences.

  6. Scilly home closure: No 'safe level of staffing'

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    The lack of a 'minimum safe level of staffing' has forced the closure of the only care home on the Isles of Scilly.

    The Council of the Isles of Scilly said the home would close at the beginning of June.

    A spokesman said: "This is a result of significant recruitment issues which mean that the service is unable to ensure a minimum safe level of staffing to meet the needs of Park House residents."

    Park House
  7. Doctor jailed over 'horrific' child abuse sex images

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    A children's doctor who has been jailed for having and sharing indecent images is "just as responsible" as those who film and take part in the abuse of children, police have said.

    Jonathan Walsh, 47, of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, and formally of Barnstaple, was arrested following a police investigation launched in September 2015.

    Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed none of these crimes relate to patients at North Devon District Hospital.

    Jonathan Walsh

    Det Insp Andrea Kingdon from the Force Child Exploitation Unit, said: "Jonathan Walsh was working in a position of responsibility where he had a duty to protect children and young people, yet he choose to commit crimes with the possession and sharing of indecent images of children which leads to the abuse of some of the most vulnerable in our society.

    "Whilst these may not have been contact offenses, the viewing and sharing of these types of images directly leads to the abuse of the most vulnerable in our society – Dr Walsh is as responsible as those who film and take part in this horrific abuse of children."

  8. Hodges bemoans defensive woes

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Truro City manager Lee Hodges once again hit out at his side's defending after their 5-3 National League South defeat at Dartford.

    Andrew Neal scored twice and Jamie Richards also netted for the White Tigers, who have now conceded more goals than any other side in the division.

    Truro City

    "We've scored three away from home against third from top and we've lost the game - it just can't happen," Hodges told BBC Radio Cornwall.

    "Errors are costing us at the moment - we can't allow it to carry on happening - we have to shut up shop."

  9. The World's oldest tattoo artist

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Doc Price is 85 and still works as a tattoo artist in Plymouth. He's been answering a few questions about his time in the industry while visiting a British tattooing exhibition in Falmouth.

    Video content

    Video caption: Doc Price is 85 and still working as a tattoo artist.
  10. Scilly's only residential care home to close

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The only residential care home on the Isles of Scilly - Park House - is to close.

    Family members and a councillor said they have been told residents will be moved from the home within the next two months.

    There are about a dozen residents in the home.

  11. Next Pirates match pivotal - Cattle

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Cornish Pirates coach Gavin Cattle says their game against Doncaster on Sunday will decide whether they can finish in the Championship play-off places.

    After a 39-10 defeat at leaders London Irish, Pirates are nine points behind their next opponents, who are fourth.

    Cornish Pirates

    "At the start of the season survival was the main thing, but we knew we had more than that," Cattle told BBC Radio Cornwall.

    "If we make the top four it'd be a massive achievement, but I think we've got to keep our feet grounded as well."

  12. Woman has life changing injuries after fuel tanker crash

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash between two cars and a fuel tanker near Honiton.

    Emergency services were called to Windgate Hill on Sunday morning following the crash between the 44-tonne tanker and blue Peugeot 206.

    A third vehicle, a black Vauxhall Corsa was also involved.

    Police said an 18-year-old woman, who was in the blue Peugeot, has serious, life changing arm injuries. She was airlifted to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, where she remains following surgery.

    The man in the Corsa and the driver of the fuel tanker were both taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where they were treated for shock.

  13. Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing girl, 15

    Police are "increasingly concerned" about a missing girl, 15, who was last seen on Thursday.

    Charley Tilbury, from Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, is originally from the Crawley area. However, police believe that she has travelled north and could be in Leeds in West Yorkshire. 

    Charley is described as a white female, about 5’6 tall and of medium build.  She has long dark hair which is sometimes worn up. When she went missing she was wearing an electric blue top, blue jeans, a green jacket with a fur lined hood and grey trainers.

    Charley Tilbury
  14. Devon petitioning for more school money

    BBC Radio Devon

    The leader of Devon County Council is launching an online parliamentary petition to get more money for schools. 

    John Hart has to get 100,000 signatures before the issue can be debated again in the House of Commons.

    School

    Some schools say they are running on reserves and have increased class sizes, cut staff and reduced the number of subjects they offer. 

    It comes just days before the government's consultation on a new funding formula ends .

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A303 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A303 Devon both ways severe accident, between A30 and A358.

    A303 Devon - A303 closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the A30 junction in Upottery and Southfields Roundabout in Donyatt, because of an accident and pylon in the road.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  16. Paediatrician jailed for child sex images: Hospital 'deeply shaken'

    BBC Spotlight

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    Paediatrician Jonathan Walsh, 47, has been jailed for three years for having and sharing child sex images .  

    George Thomson, medical director for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, said: "This case has deeply shaken everybody at NDHT and we know it has been a shock to the community. 

    "We have worked closely with the police throughout this case and we know that none of these crimes relate to contact offences, and none of the images relate to patients at North Devon District Hospital. 

    "At the launch of the police investigation in September 2015 we took immediate action to exclude Dr Walsh from working at the trust and informed the General Medical Council. Dr Walsh was dismissed with immediate effect when he was charged in June. 

    "Anybody with any concerns can call 0300 123 1744 to find out how to access support." 

    NDHT