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Summary

  1. Paedophile 'arranged for toddlers to be abused' jailed for 18 years
  2. Rugby player cleared of speeding
  3. 'Exeter man' dies in Snowdonia fall
  4. Arrest in connection with knifepoint robbery
  5. Woman rescued from sinking mud in Hayle
  6. Call for travellers' site to be better managed after fires and anti-social behaviour claims
  7. Future of leisure centre in Totnes to be decided
  8. Derriford 'experienced computer problems' on Friday night
  9. D-Day veteran, 101, 'over the moon' with skydive record
  10. Updates on Monday 15 May 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon and Cornwall for today, we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday to bring you all the day's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Don't miss BBC Spotlight at 18:30 and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

  2. Witness appeal after fatal crash

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash that involved three vehicles and a pedestrian on Friday.

    Emergency services were called to the A30 at Roseworthy dip near Camborne at 22:10.

    A 27-year-old local woman died at the scene. Police closed the road for six-and-a-half hours while a specialist forensic examination of the scene was carried out.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses.

  3. Local NHS staff 'closely monitoring systems'

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has released a statement confirming it has not been affected by the weekend's cyber attack on the NHS.

    A spokeswoman said: "Our IT systems are continually updated to protect against cyber-crime and over the weekend our specialist team has been closely monitoring all of the systems we support across the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

    "We continue to be in regular contact with NHS Digital, NHS England and our IT suppliers to ensure our systems and data remain unaffected."

  4. Mild overnight, wet and cloudy on Tuesday morning

    BBC Weather

    It will be mild overnight under a blanket of cloud, with further outbreaks of rain possible. Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).

    Tuesday weather

    Tomorrow it will be another cloudy, wet and mild morning, but rain will gradually ease into the afternoon.

    Some brighter spells may develop later and it will feel warm and humid. Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

  5. Police 'leave no stone unturned' in catching paedophiles

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A paedophile who arranged for toddlers to be abused in the Philippines while he watched on Skype has been jailed for 18 years.

    Alain Collings watched on Skype from his home on Chapple Street, Witheridge, telling the children and the women, who he paid to abuse the children, what he wanted them to do.

    He admitted 17 charges at Exeter Crown Court, and was put on the sex offenders register for life.

    Chapple Street

    After the case Det Con Darren White said the force would "leave no stone unturned" in their efforts to bring offenders to justice.

    "Paedophiles are using increasingly sophisticated methods in order to carry on their offending and we, together with other law enforcement agencies, are also using increasingly sophisticated methods to catch them," he said.

  6. Totnes Leisure Centre will be 'open as usual' tomorrow

    BBC Radio Devon

    Totnes Leisure Centre will stay open for two weeks due to money from South Hams District Council.

    During the fortnight the council and operators will continue to discuss the "outstanding issues" with an aim of resolving them by 26 May.

    If a contract has not been signed by then parts of the centre will close.

    Totness pavilion
  7. Concern raised over travellers' site

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A Cornwall councillor's calling for a council-owned travellers' site to be better-managed or closed down after a series of fires and claims of anti-social behaviour.

    Independent Councillor Mark Kaczmarek says it's a minority causing problems at Wheal Jewel near St Day, but claims the site is unsafe and costing taxpayers thousands of pounds in council and fire service time.

    Caroline Dann

    Cornwall Housing manages the site and says the fires are being investigated and it's working with the council to review pitch agreements and use of legal enforcement. 

    Caroline Dann, from the gypsy and traveller charity Travellerspace (pictured), said: "There's a lot of people on the site who never get involved in anti-social behaviour, and to lump everyone together is very damaging."

  8. Dawe fears 'walking Cornwall plank' if side loses

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Cornwall head coach Graham Dawe says he will be made to "walk the plank" if his side fail to reach a fifth consecutive County Championship final.

    A 56-11 win at Devon on Saturday means they will reach the Twickenham final if they beat Hertfordshire in Camborne this weekend.

    Graham Dawe

    "We always sneak it against Hertfordshire, and I hope we sneak it again," Dawe told BBC Radio Cornwall. "I was fortunate enough to be born in Devon, but the Cornish are very kind - they've sort of half-adopted me."

  9. Luke Cowan-Dickie cleared of speeding

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    England rugby player Luke Cowan-Dickie has been cleared of speeding offences.

    The 23-year-old hooker was training with the Exeter Chiefs when his Mercedes car, with personalised plates, was caught by a speed camera five miles away, Exeter magistrates heard.

    It was caught doing 55mph in a 30mph zone at West Clyst, Devon, one day last August.

    Luke Cowan-Dickie

    Mr Cowan-Dickie, from Exminster, denied the speeding offence and a second count of failing to identify who was the driver. He told the court his agent was the person driving at the time.

    He denied prosecutor Sonia Croft's assertion that he had 'buried his head in the sand' and had not responded to letters from authorities about the incident, saying his response was sent.

  10. Devon man dies in Snowdonia fall

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Police have confirmed a man in his 60s from Exeter has died in a climbing accident in Snowdonia.

    The man, whose name hasn't yet been released, died last night after he fell a "considerable" distance while walking on Tryfan mountain, officers said.

    Tryfan from Glan Dena footpath

    Chris Lloyd of Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team said the pair took a wrong path down the mountain.

    "They realised it was steeper than they wanted and turned round when he slipped and fell," he said. 

    A nearby rock climber raised the alarm and the rescue team called a coastguard helicopter to take the man to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor while they guided his "distraught" daughter, aged in her 20s, down the mountain.

  11. Should you pay the WannaCry ransom?

    Chris Baraniuk

    Technology reporter

    Ransomware

    WannaCry has infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in 150 countries. The advice is to update Windows to ensure you are protected.

    But what do you do if the ransomware arrives on your computer?

    The most crucial bit of advice from most experts is: Don't pay the ransom.

    For some, £230 ($300) might not seem too high a price to get back irreplaceable data that has been encrypted against your will.

  12. BreakingRugby player cleared of speeding

    England rugby player Luke Cowan-Dickie has been cleared of speeding - because he was miles away from the offence.

    The 23-year-old hooker was training with his Exeter Chiefs club when his Mercedes car with personalised plates was caught by a speed camera five miles away.

    Exeter magistrates heard his car was caught doing 55mph in a 30mph zone at West Clyst, Devon, one day last August.

    Cowan-Dickie, from Exminster, Devon, denied the speeding offence and a second count of failing to identify who was the driver.

  13. Being hit by a squash ball at 170mph

    BBC News England

    What is it like to be hit by a squash ball travelling at more than 170mph?

    That was what Tim Smith from Truro Squash Club found out by standing in the way of Australian hot-shot Cam Pilley. 

    Big-hitting Pilley has the fastest serve in squash - previously measured at 176mph - and served it up for Tim to experience.

    Video content

    Video caption: In the line of fire from a 170mph serve
  14. 'Abhorrent' paedophile sentenced to 18 years in jail

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    Alain Collings

    A man has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for arranging and watching the abuse of almost 50 children in the Philippines.

    Alain Collings, 39, of Chapple Road, Witheridge, admitted two offences of sexual assault on a child, five of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, three of arranging sexual offences against children and seven of making or possessing indecent images of children. 

    Experts from the high-tech crime unit found the 102 hours of recordings when they examined his computers. 

    The judge, Recorder Mr David Bartlett, said: “You are a very troubled and very dangerous individual and I have no doubt you pose a high risk.” At Exeter Crown Court he added Collings' behaviour was "abhorrent" and "some of the worst I have ever come across".

  15. I was bitten by an adder... and an energy drink saved my life

    Plymouth Herald

    An amateur photographer was left paralysed for seven hours after stepping on an adder’s nest in a popular woodland walking area in Cornwall.

  16. Power talks over Cornwall's new leader

    Tamsin Melville

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    Power talks are still ongoing at County Hall after the local elections left Cornwall Council in limbo and no party with overall control. 

    The Conservatives have the biggest number of councillors and a new group leader has emerged - south-east Cornwall councillor Phil Seeva.

    Phil Seeva

    Councillor Seeva's a fairly new face after first taking office in a by-election last April, and he says they're waiting to hear from the Independents after wooing them with an offer. 

    The Independent group meets today - amid rumours of a split - with the Lib Dems still waiting in the wings.

  17. Police investigation after man is found bleeding heavily in street

    Devon Live

    A man has been taken to hospital after being found bleeding heavily in the street this morning and police have launched an investigation.