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Summary

  1. Truro and Newquay families caught up in Manchester attack
  2. Man taken to hospital with 'multiple stab wounds'
  3. Man rescued from car 'precariously positioned' above 20ft drop
  4. cyclist 'has hip and leg injuries' after road crash
  5. Charges brought against Viridor after lorry death
  6. New leader of Cornwall Council elected
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Johnny O'Shea

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    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 which will be shown at the later time of 18:55 due to coverage of the terrorist attack in Manchester. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Truro's Capital of Culture bid scrapped

    Cornwall Council has finally chosen a new leader - Adam Paynter of the Liberal Democrats.

    Mr Paynter's first move was to shelve a controversial £500,000 Capital of Culture bid for Truro.

    Mr Paynter told the full council meeting today: "I will act with honesty and integrity. I will build on the ambition of the previous Council to close the gap for residents - to improve their life opportunities."

    Adam Paynter
  3. Three injured in van and truck head-on crash

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a "serious collision" in South Molton which left three people with injuries, one of them life-threatening.

    Emergency services were called after a white Ford Transit van was involved in a head-on crash with a removal truck on the A361 at Moortown Cross at about 12:30 on Monday.

    The van driver, a 61-year-old man from Barnstaple, had to be removed from the vehicle by the fire service. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition, police said.

    The driver of the Scania Pantechnicon truck, a 31-year-old man from Plymouth, was also removed by the fire service. He sustained a serious arm injury and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

    His passenger, a 55-year-old man also from Plymouth, received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.The road was closed for nine hours while officers carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

  4. Manchester attack leaves Truro woman 'in shock'

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    A woman from Truro caught up in the devastating attack on the Manchester Arena last night said she and her family were still in shock.

    The bomb killed 22 people and injured 59.

    Tanya Blackman from Truro was at the Arian Grande concert with her brother, sister and two nieces aged eight and ten.

    She said: "We were very lucky. It's only hitting us now we've left quite how close that was for us."

    Manchester
  5. Camelford Post Office 'secured for future'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Post Office in Camelford will shut and reopen in a hardware store, it's been confirmed.

    Two tills will be available at Stephens Home Hardware. The Post Office said it will mean longer opening hours and the service will be secured for the future.

  6. Safety is of 'paramount importance' at Exeter match

    Press Association

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    Strong security is in place at high-profile sports and entertainment venues who have stressed that safety is of "paramount importance".

    Wembley Stadium officials said there will be "an enhanced security operation for all upcoming events". Officials for the Wimbledon tennis Grand Slam, which is due to start in south-west London on 3 July, have been working with the police to bolster security measures.

    Wembley Stadium is set to host the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on Saturday, the League Two play-off final between Blackpool and Exeter on Sunday and the Championship play-off final between Huddersfield and Reading on Monday.

    Quote Message: Fan safety is of paramount importance and we have robust security measures in place at Wembley Stadium. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Police and the local authorities there will be an enhanced security operation for all upcoming events. All supporters are encouraged to arrive for events at Wembley Stadium as early as possible for security checks and to avoid any delays in entering the stadium." from Football Association
    Football Association
  7. Helston MIU closed for the day

    The Minor Injuries Unit at Helston Hospital has closed for the day, according to Healthwatch Cornwall.

    People are advised to find an alternative.

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  8. 'Keep alert and not alarmed' - Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer

    People living in Devon and Cornwall are being urged by police to remain alert and vigilant following the attack in Manchester.

    Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said “The tragic events in Manchester are a timely reminder of the need to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity you may see.

    “Although we have no information to suggest any specific risk to Devon, Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, I would ask the public to keep alert and not alarmed, and to support us in keeping our region safe.

    “If anyone sees anything suspicious relating to terrorism, they can report this to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321.

    “The impact of last night’s events will be felt for some time and our condolences go to the families and friends of those who have died as well as those who have been injured as a result of the attack.

    “Devon and Cornwall Police officers and staff are always aware of the dangers of such attacks, they remain thankfully rare."

    Manchester
  9. Paynter will 'lead from the front'

    The new leader of Cornwall Council has been giving his reaction to being elected.

    Liberal Democrat Adam Paynter was elected in a secret ballot earlier today.

    He will lead a joint administration with the Independent group, whose representative Julian German will be deputy leader.

    Adam Paynter

    Cllr Paynter said: "I will not be afraid to lead from the front when required although I will seek to build consensus on issues.

    "I give you my commitment to work with all members irrespective of the party they represent and do my very best for Cornwall."

  10. Rogue builder jailed for three years

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    The leader of a gang of rogue builders who preyed on frail pensioners has been jailed for more than three years.

    Johnny Carroll, 26, led a gang of workers who toured the south west and South Wales, quoting reasonable estimates but then bullying victims into paying thousands of pounds more.

    In the space of 22 months he defrauded 21 pensioners out of £108,000, Exeter Crown Court heard.

    Johnny Carroll

    Mr Carroll of Calcutt Park, Cricklade, Wiltshire, admitted a single count of fraud and was jailed for three years and two months.

    The judge said his work had been "badly executed and vastly overpriced".

  11. Man rescued from car 'precariously positioned' above 20ft drop

    Fire crews were called to a man that was stuck in a car on the edge of a 20ft drop in Devon.

    The man was told to stay in the vehicle at Whitegates in Combe Martin while officers used winches and lines to stabalise it, before he could leave the car.

    Crews from Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple attended and the man was checked over by ambulance crews.

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  12. Cornish teen taking biking world by storm

    Andy Birkett

    BBC News Online

    A teenager from Cornwall is taking on the world's best motorbike trial riders.

    Despite being three years younger than his nearest rival, Toby Martyn from St Agnes is more than holding his own.

    Biker

    But the schoolboy has to juggle studying for his A levels with his trial riding which now takes him all over the world.

    He will soon fly out to compete in Japan in the latest world tour event.

  13. Travel: Road blocked in Chulmleigh

    BBC News Travel

    • In Chulmleigh, Fore Street is blocked by a collision near Egypt Lane
    • On the A361 at Rumsam Bridge, one lane is blocked by a broken-down vehicle between Bishop's Tawton and Lake Roundabout
    • In Stockleigh Pomeroy the A3072 is now clear at Coffintree Hill - the broken-down vehicle has been recovered
  14. Sunny spells for some later on

    BBC Weather

    It'll be mostly cloudy with a few scattered outbreaks of very light drizzle affecting coasts and hills.

    Low cloud will also make these areas misty at times with some sea fog patches also possible.

    Further to the east and southeast there is a greater chance of some brighter spells or some sunny periods developing. West or southwesterly winds will be mainly light or moderate.

    Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).

    Weather map
  15. Truro woman describes 'children crying' at Manchester attack

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    There were "far more children than adults" at the Ariane Grande concert hit by a terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena last night, according to a woman from Truro who was there with her family.

    Tanya Blackman went to the concert with her sister Tamsyn Rowe, nieces Ruby and Honey and her brother Rich Blackman.

    Tanya Blackman

    She told the BBC: "Children were crying but it was quite quiet and calm. No-one was pushing where we were.

    "My brother held Ruby very tightly by the hand and Honey was holding on to both her mum and me and I tried to get my sister to take her as I thought they could move more quickly like that but she wouldn't let go.

    "I still think we didn't realise how serious it was."

    The family escaped uninjured and are now travelling back to Cornwall.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A381 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A381 Devon both ways severe accident, near Biltor Road.

    A381 Devon - A381 in Ipplepen blocked and slow traffic in both directions near turn for Coombe Fishacre, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  17. Appeal after pensioner seriously injured in crash

    A pensioner was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash in Looe, police have said.

    The "serious collision" involved two cars and happened on the A387 at Polperro Road on Friday at 12:20.

    Police closed the road for four-and-a-half hours while a specialist forensic examination of the scene was carried out. The man, 78, was airlifted to Derriford Hospital.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  18. 'We heard a massive blast... everyone started screaming and shouting'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A father from Newquay who was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester where 22 people were killed in a suspected bomb attack, has been describing what he witnessed.

    Jamie Elliot was at the Manchester Arena with his 15-year-old daughter Ronnie May.

    Police

    He said "we heard a massive blast" adding "everyone started screaming and shouting and there was absolute manicness, it was horrible".

    "I just grabbed hold of my daughter and just shuffled her to the doors because we were scared of someone falling over and being trampled on."

    He said they decided to leave to the right of where they were sitting because the girl to their left was putting on her shoes.

    He added: "If we'd turned left and left the way we had come in, we would have been nearer to where it happened."

  19. Flags at half-mast in respect to Manchester victims

    Emergency services and local authorities in Devon and Cornwall are flying flags at half-mast today, in respect to those affected by the Manchester attack.

    Devon and Cornwall Police headquarters in Exeter, Truro City Hall and West Devon Borough Council are among those paying tribute in this way.

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    Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

    A man set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday, in what Theresa May called a "sickening" act.

    Armed police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the attack.

    Saffie Roussos, 8, was a pupil at Tarleton Primary School, in Lancashire.

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    Video caption: Theresa May: Manchester attack act of 'sickening cowardice'