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By Victoria Gould

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  1. Nearly £3m for high tech health projects in Cornwall

    BBC Spotlight

    Almost £3m of European funding is to go into finding new ways of using technology and the internet to improve the health of people in Cornwall.

    Older people

    The University of Plymouth says it will use the money to explore projects such as using robots to help comfort older people and deploying drones to deliver emergency medical equipment to rural areas.

  2. End of misconduct inquiry into chief constable

    Simon Hall, Home Affairs Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    The chief constable of Devon and Cornwall Police has been cleared of misconduct over comments he made about a criminal inquiry into his boss.

    Shaun Sawyer had been investigated for seven months by Gloucestershire Police.

    His comments related to the investigation into the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez.

    The investigation concerned allegations of false election expenses accounting.

    Shaun Sawyer

    It was announced yesterday Ms Hernandez would face no charges.

    The end of the inquiry into Mr Sawyer is unconnected to that.

    But it means - within the space of a few days - both the most senior figures in policing in Devon and Cornwall are now no longer under investigation.

  3. Fire at Exeter Chiefs' stadium

    BBC Radio Devon

    There has been a fire in one of the kitchens at the Exeter Chiefs' Sandy Park stadium this morning.

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service used a thermal imaging camera to identify the location of the blaze after alarms starting sounding at 3am.

    Four crews have been at the scene - the fire has caused extensive smoke damage. 

    It is believed to have started by accident.

  4. A cloudy day ahead

    BBC Weather

    It'll be mostly cloudy today with scattered outbreaks of showery rain affecting some areas along with some patchy low cloud on the south coast.

    There is the chance of an isolated heavier shower developing, but some bright or sunny periods should also develop this afternoon.

    East or northeasterly winds will be mainly light or moderate and it will feel warm and rather humid. Max Temp 18C (64F).

    Weather map
  5. Chief constable cleared of misconduct

    Simon Hall, Home Affairs Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    The chief constable of Devon and Cornwall Police has been cleared of misconduct over an interview he gave about a criminal inquiry into his boss.

    Shaun Sawyer's comments related to the investigation into police and crime commissioner, Alison Hernandez, over allegations of false election expenses accounting.

    Yesterday, it was announced she would face no charges.

    Shaun Sawyer and Alison Hernandez
  6. Mebyon Kernow will not stand in General Election

    Tamsin Melville

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    Mebyon Kernow has announced it will not be putting forward any candidates for the 2017 General Election

    A spokesperson for the party, which campaigns for a National Assembly for Cornwall, said the timing made it "impractical" to put together and finance "a meaningful campaign".

    Cornish flag

    On 4 May at the Cornwall Council elections four Mebyon Kernow councillors were re-elected. 

    It lost deposits in all six seats at both the last general elections.

    On 18 April the prime minister called a snap general election on 8 June - three years earlier than scheduled.

  7. News, sport, weather and travel for Thursday

    Victoria Gould

    BBC News Online

    Good morning from BBC Local Live. We'll be bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather for Devon and Cornwall.

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