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Summary

  1. Plymouth soldier 'murdered mother of his child' court hears
  2. Police arrest a man on suspicion of attempted murder following an attack in Penzance
  3. Mother killed in head-on crash after Christmas pantomime, court hears
  4. A man, 35, has been jailed after pleading guilty to a stabbing in Holsworthy
  5. Major upgrade for South West-Waterloo rail route
  6. Woman 'critically injured' after cyclist crash
  7. NHS bosses 'subjected to unacceptable levels of abuse' over planned cuts, a health commissioning group has claimed
  8. Beavers at work in secret Dartmoor project
  9. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Johnny O'Shea

All times stated are UK

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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 Wednesday 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. Ross Noble fan in jelly bean choking nightmare

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    A top comedian had to stop his show in Plymouth while a man choking on a jelly bean was rescued by another member of the audience.

    Ross Noble

    Comedian Ross Noble halted the show at Plymouth's Theatre Royal on Saturday when he saw Oliver Jackson choking on a jelly bean.

    He pointed to Mr Jackson and a member of the audience performed the Heimlich manoeuvre to get rid of the sweet.

    "I've given up jelly beans now," said Mr Jackson. "They don't seem to agree with me."

  3. Plymouth soldier 'murdered mother of his child'

    A soldier stabbed the mother of his child 11 times after she discovered he was being investigated for a sex offence, a court has heard.

    Jay Nava, 27, of the Royal Citadel, Plymouth, is charged with murdering mother-of-two Natasha Wake, 26. 

    Natasha Wake

    He repeatedly stabbed her using a kitchen knife while her children slept upstairs, his trial was told.

    Miss Wake was found wrapped in a duvet in a cupboard under the stairs of her Bournemouth home on 2 October.  

  4. Dry and warm with sunny spells

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    Rest of today: Staying dry and fine with plenty of warm sunshine this afternoon. Winds will be lighter than the weekend. Maximum Temperature: 16C (61F) 

    This evening and tonight: Remaining largely dry overnight and with clear spells and light winds, it will turn rather cool across Devon once again. However, cloud will increase through the early hours, with the chance of the odd shower towards dawn. Minimum temperature: 6C (43F) 

    Weather
  5. Bradley eyes double-figure goal tally

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Plymouth Argyle defender Sonny Bradley says he can reach 10 league goals this season, after scoring his seventh of the campaign in their win at Doncaster.

    The 25-year-old centre-back had only scored six career league goals before joining the Pilgrims last July.

    Sonny Bradley

    Asked if he could reach double figures, Bradley told  BBC Radio Devon:  "It's possible - I don't see why not. There are seven games to go, [so] maybe one more brace and a late one last game of the season - who knows."  

  6. Beavers pose 'risks' to farmers

    Adrian Campbell, Environment Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    The National Farmers' Union says it is against plans for beavers to play a role in tackling flooding in the south west.

    A six year trial with the creatures at a secret Dartmoor location has seen them create a network of ponds and dams .

    Beaver

    Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Devon Wildlife Trust believe they could help to slow the flow of flood water and so form part of a solution in flood prone areas.

    However, a spokesperson for the NFU said the organisation "specifically opposes the re-introduction of the European Beaver because of concerns about the damage to farmland and farming operations caused by their physical activities and the risks of them spreading disease".

  7. Speeding driver 'killed panto mum'

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    A young mother was killed by a speeding driver in a head-on crash on her way home from a Christmas pantomime with her family, a court has heard.

    Sabrina Bellman

    Sabrina Bellman, 28, from Hampshire was travelling with her baby daughter, husband and mother-in-law while holidaying in Cornwall. 

    Daniel Smith, 31, from St Teath, hit them on Boxing Day 2015, Truro Crown Court heard. 

    He admits causing death by careless driving but denies causing both death and injury by dangerous driving.  

    The case continues.

  8. Bumper year for south west attractions

    Several of the south west's most popular tourist attractions saw increasing numbers of visitors during 2016.

    The figures have come from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

    Tintagel castle saw a rise of 19% - up to 230,000 visits.

    St. Michael's Mount

    Killerton Castle near Exeter had a 15% rise, while St Michael's Mount saw a 10% jump.

    The Eden project is the most visited attraction in the region, with more than a million visitors in 2016.

  9. Visitor numbers surge for Cornish attractions

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    The number of visitors to the Eden Project last year surpassed the one million mark for the first time since 2011.

    The most popular tourist attraction in the south west attracted 1,000,363 visitors during 2016.

    Rope bridge

    The figures have been released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions in its list of members’ visitor numbers.

    The figures also show a large rise in people visiting Tintagel Castle. The North Cornwall attraction had nearly 230,000 visits - a rise of 19%.

  10. McHale plays for Truro despite accident

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Truro City boss Lee Hodges praised keeper Tom McHale after he played in their 4-2 win over Whitehawk despite being in a road accident on the way to the game.

    The incident happened as McHale was driving to Treyew Road with teammates Stuart Yetton and Ben Adelsbury.

    Tom McHale

    "For anyone who's involved in a crash, it kind of makes you nervy and upsets you a little bit," Hodges told  BBC Radio Cornwall.  "He wanted to play so we stuck with him and he's done a fantastic job for us."

  11. £250k speed camera scheme begins

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Work has started on a £250,000 scheme to install average speed cameras on the A38 and A380 at Splatford Split, near Exeter. 

    Highways England says the cameras along a 4km stretch of the eastbound carriageway will improve safety. 

    Road

    The work will involve two weeks of overnight single lane closures and one full overnight closure on 7 April. 

  12. Man jailed for Holsworthy stabbing

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A 35-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to a stabbing in Holsworthy.

    Philip Richards, formerly of Tower Street, Launceston, pleaded guilty to one charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, one charge of assault and two charges of having a blade in a public place.

    Philip Richards

    A second charge of wounding with intent was dropped.

    He was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison at Exeter Crown Court today.

  13. Devon beaver dams 'could avert flooding'

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Devon beavers may provide a low cost solution to many of our flooding problems.

    A trial, which has been taking place at a secret location near Dartmoor, has been monitoring the activity of a group of beavers over the past six years.

    According to a report by the University of Exeter the animals have successfully reduced the risk of flash floods.

    However, not everybody is happy about the beavers.

    The National Farmers' Union says it is worried about the damage beavers may cause to farmland, and the risk of them spreading disease.

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    Video caption: Beavers could be our friends against flooding
  14. Mother killed in head-on crash after Christmas pantomime

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    A young mother was killed by a speeding driver in a head-on crash on her way home from a Christmas pantomime with her family, a court has heard. 

    Sabrina Bellman, 28, from Hampshire was travelling with her baby daughter, husband and mother-in-law while holidaying in Cornwall when Daniel Smith, 31, hit them on Boxing Day 2015, a jury was told.

    Mr Smith from St Teath admitted causing death by careless driving but denies causing both death and serious injury by dangerous driving. The case continues at Truro Crown Court.

    Sabrina Bellman
  15. Arrest after man stabbed in Penzance

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was attacked in Penzance.

    Police were called to Adelaide Street at around 17:50 BST yesterday. They say a local 35-year-old man was attacked by four men armed with knives, baseball bats and a crowbar.

    Adelaide Street

    He was stabbed in his legs and torso, and was also hit in the head, officers said. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

    A 58-year-old man is currently in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder and awaits questioning. 

    They would like to speak to anybody with information.

  16. Latest travel: Tiverton road blocked with 'extensive debris and oil on the road'

    BBC News Travel

    • Between Rackenford and the Bolham Roundabout in Tiverton the A361 is blocked in both directions due to an accident, with extensive debris and an oil on the road. Avoid the area if you can
    • In Teignmouth, Higher Woodway Road is blocked by a collision near Higher Holcombe Road
    • In Plympton there are delays on Sandy Road and Ridgeway near the A38 at Deep Lane due to the temporary traffic lights and roadworks
    • In Kenton there's slow traffic on the A379 Exeter Hill near Chiverstone Lane. In the roadworks area
    • Near Probus the A390 is now clear after a jack-knifed lorry at the Trewithen Roundabout caused delays
    • Near Penryn on the A39 there's slow traffic on the approaches to the Treluswell Roundabout due to the road improvement works
    • Near Lanner on the A393 there are temporary traffic lights and roadworks - there's slow traffic
    • On the A394 Marazion Bypass there's slow traffic due to the temporary traffic lights for the roadworks there
  17. BreakingMan arrested over attempted murder

    Police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder following an attack in Penzance.

    More to follow.