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  1. Our live coverage

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon & Cornwall for today, we'll be back at 08:00 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. A38 to stay closed 'for some time'

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    The westbound carriageway of the A38 will remain closed "for some time" following a van crash.

    Police said four people travelling in the van were "seriously injured" in the crash at about 3:50pm which did not involve any other vehicles.

    The eastbound carriageway was also closed due to a fallen tree but that has now reopened.

    Police appealed for any witnesses to get in touch on 101.

  3. War veteran, 101, hands out medals at Dartmoor race

    BBC Radio Devon

    Runners taking part in an ultra marathon on Dartmoor this weekend were presented with their medals by a very special guest of honour.

    War veteran Verdun Hayes, who is 101 years old, was on hand to congratulate the 250 participants in the 32-mile race.

    The Dartmoor Discovery is the UK's longest single lap ultra marathon.

  4. Exeter's Ampadu released from Wales squad

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Exeter City defender Ethan Ampadu is one of three players who have been released from the Wales senior squad after taking part in a training camp in Portugal.

    The 16-year-old, who has also represented England at youth level, has played for Wales Under-19s but is yet to play for the full side.

    Ethan Ampadu

    Ampadu made 13 appearances last season for the Grecians, who were beaten in the League Two play-off final.

  5. Police investigate two deaths in Torbay

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police are investigating two deaths in Torbay - which are not believed to be linked.

    Officers were called to an alleyway off Dartmouth Road in Brixham just after 06:00 where they tried but failed to revive a man. His identity is not yet known.

    It comes after the body of a woman in her 50s was found at a property on Scarborough Road in Torquay on Saturday morning. A 48-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released while an investigation continues.

  6. Dog dies in cliff fall

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    The RNLI were called to rescue a dog which had fallen down cliffs at Portreath - but unfortunately the dog did not survive the fall.

    The St.Ives Inshore Lifeboat Donald Dean was requested to launch by Falmouth Coastguard to assist the Portreath Coasguard Cliff Rescue Teams with the rescue at 19:36 yesterday.


    With the help of the cliff rescue teams, the crew located the spot where the dog had fallen and crewman Barney Stevens was dropped onto the beach to search for the canine casualty.

    Barney found the dog but it did not survive.

    The dog was brought back to shore to be reunited with its owner.

  7. Four seriously injured in A38 crash

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    Four people are understood to have been seriously injured in a crash on the A38 near Plymouth.

    Police said a van overturned about a mile before the Marsh Mills roundabout heading towards Plymouth at around 3.50pm.

    The road has been closed in both directions and the air ambulance has been called to evacuate casualties.

    Police advised drivers to avoid the area.

  8. Tree down on A38

    A tree has reportedly come down on the A38 heading out of Plymouth towards Exeter.

    This is near the scene of an earlier accident in which a lorry overturned on the opposite carriageway.

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  9. Candidate's foodbanks comment sparks controversy

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Conservative candidate for South East Cornwall, Sheryll Murray, is at the centre of a row with constituents after she told a local hustings she was "really pleased we have foodbanks" in the area.

    The hustings became heated members of the audience became angry at Mrs Murray's comments.

    David Berry runs Liskeard and Looe foodbank which feeds around 30 people every week.

    He says foodbanks are regrettably a feature of modern British life.

  10. Lorry overturned near Plymouth

    On the A38 heading towards Plymouth a lorry has overturned and the road will be closed for some time according to police. The nature of any injuries is not yet known.

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  11. Exeter's Chris Martin plays One Love Manchester

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Chris Martin has joined an all-star line up to remember the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack.

    The benefit concert was held in memory of the victims of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.

    Visibly moved at times, the 23-year-old US singer performed with Miley Cyrus and the Black Eyed Peas, while other highlights were provided by Katy Perry, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Liam Gallagher and Justin Bieber.

    The concert at Old Trafford cricket ground was watched by an average of 10.9 million viewers, peaking at 14.5 million as the gig drew to a close.

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  12. Cornwall man caught up in London attack would 'return to capital tomorrow'

    BBC Radio Cornwall


    A Cornwall man who was in the area of the terror attack in London on Saturday said he hasn't been put off returning to the capital in the near future.

    Richard Semple, from Gorran, was out with his wife and some friends when when three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a knife attack in Borough Market.

    Mr Semple's group were not injured in the attack.

    He said that while he was in "disbelief", he would "go back tomorrow".

    "You've got to pay respect to the people of London, they are living with this every day and it deserves enormous amounts of respect," he said.

    "I would go back and I would urge everybody else to."

  13. Garage worker met with test drive couple before car plunged into lake

    John Danks, BBC Spotlight

    A garage worker has told an inquest how he met with a couple to organise a test drive before the pair plunged into a lake in the car they were trying out.

    Barry Froggatt, 75, and Barbara Lavery, 76, both drowned when the silver Peugeot 407 went into Hooe Lake in Plymouth on 25 August 2016.


    Mr Froggatt had gone to McMullins garage on Barton Road to ask about a part exchange for his Mazda Bongo van, Plymouth Coroner's Court heard.

    Trevor Nichol, from the garage, said he drove the Bongo with Mr Froggatt to test it.

    During the drive they collected Ms Lavery and took her back to the garage. The couple then took the silver Peugeot 407 for a test drive.

    Coroner Ian Arrow recorded a verdict of accidental deaths.

  14. Exeter's Dollman ruled out of Wales tour

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Exeter Chiefs full-back Phil Dollman has been forced to withdraw from Wales' tour to play Tonga and Samoa due to injury.

    The uncapped 32-year-old suffered a knee injury in Exeter's Premiership final win over Wasps.

    Phil Dollman

    "With Phil Dollman, the last I heard he was awaiting a consultation following a significant injury to his knee... he's out of the tour," said Wales caretaker coach Robin McBryde.

    "The time it [the injury] occurred and the manner in which it happened, it was a bitter-sweet day for Phil having spoken to him."

  15. Flooding 'possible' around high tide along South Devon coast

    Chris Ellis

    BBC News Online

    Flooding is possible around high tide today along the South Devon coast, the Environment Agency has said.

    High water at Exmouth is at 17:00, and times of high water will vary along the coast.

    Strong force seven southerly winds and offshore wave heights of over two metres are forecast to cause "wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray" in exposed coastal locations in the Torbay area.

    The agency warned people to expect tides to be around 270mm higher than predicted due to the weather conditions.

    Quote Message: People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. from Environment Agency
    Environment Agency
  16. SW police urge people to stay calm but alert

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Devon and Cornwall Police has asked people to remain calm but alert following the terror attack in London.

    Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Taylor said: “As details emerge from this Metropolitan-led investigation, our thoughts are with all those affected and to all our colleagues in the emergency services who bravely responded.

    “The threat level remains the same at ‘severe’ and we continue to monitor the intelligence picture and keep all policing under review to ensure the appropriate security is in place.

    “I would like to reassure the public that there is no intelligence or information that suggests a specific risk to Devon, Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly."

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