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  1. Our live coverage

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

    Don't miss BBC Spotlight at 19:00 and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

    There will also be news throughout the night on your BBC Local Radio Station.

  2. New appeal on biker death crash

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police have made another appeal to anyone who saw a crash in which a motorcyclist died in a collision with a car.

    Ian Wyle

    Ian Wyle, 64, from Tedburn St Mary was killed after his Triumph Bonneville 865 motorcycle was involved in a collision with a white Volvo C30 car on the A3124 at 15:10 on 27 May.

    Officers are especially keen to speak to the woman who was in a small silver or grey car, the occupants of a light coloured SUV type vehicle and a small red hatchback around the time of the incident.

  3. What makes Poldark the epitome of post-feminist crumpet TV?

    BBC Arts

    Hit costume drama Poldark is back our screens this weekend with its winning mix of feisty females, brooding landscapes - and its ruggedly handsome lead actor.

    But besides his muscular appeal what is the nature of the Sunday night period hunk?

    Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark

    Poldark series three begins on Sunday 11 June, BBC One, 21:00.

  4. Five minute wait to speak to police heralded by outgoing PCC chief

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Average waiting times to get in touch with police on the 101 non-emergency services are "below five minutes" - but that's better than when it used to be 10 minutes - says the outgoing chief executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Cornwall.

    Andrew White

    Andrew White says in his leaving blog: "Possibly the best example of how a PCC can champion the concerns of the public has been the improvement in the 101 telephone service.

    "Everywhere I went people complained about this service. Over a prolonged period the OPCC reviewed the service and then worked with the chief constable providing investment funds to improve the service.

    "Current average waiting times are below five minutes which compares well with most other forces."

  5. Man in court on Jehovah's Witness hall killing

    BBC Radio Devon

    A man has appeared at Exeter Crown Court charged with the murder of Philip Ryan at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Honiton on 6 June.

    Philip Ryan

    Mr Ryan, a 55-year-old married electrician from Westward Ho!, North Devon, was found with stab wounds inside the hall.

    Keith Beviss, 54, of Woodhayes Drive, Honiton, appeared before Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, for a preliminary hearing at which Tara Woolf, defending, did not make a bail application.

    The judge adjourned the case for a preliminary hearing at Exeter Crown Court on 6 July and remanded him in custody.

  6. Service marks centenary of Cornwall WW1 flying hero Percy Crocker

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A man from Cornwall who died 100 years ago fighting in World War One is being remembered in a special ceremony.


    The Tywardreath Methodist Church near St Austell is celebrating the life of Percy Crocker. He died at the age of 35 in Mesopotamia, today's Iraq.

    The church will be holding a special service on Sunday at 10:30 and here he is, back right, pictured with his family.

  7. Driver admits dangerous driving after car rolled and hit another vehicle on A38

    BBC Radio Devon

    A motorist from Plymouth has admitted he caused a crash on the A38 near Exeter which led to his car overturning and him suffering serious injuries.


    Kenton Allen, 53, of Thirlmere Gardens, Plymouth, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court, but insisted the accident was not caused by his use of a mobile phone.

    He was the driver of a Vauxhall Corsa which crashed into another car on the middle lane of the A38 Westbound just before the Splatford Split at Kennford on 20 October 2016.

    His car rolled over after hitting the other car, whose occupants escaped without injury. He was freed from his upturned vehicle and he taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, where he was treated for two days.

    Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, adjourned sentence until next week and released Allen on bail.

  8. UKIP's stand-in leader Crowther vows not to bump into any furniture

    BBC Radio Devon

    Steve Crowther, from North Devon, is the temporary interim UKIP leader, but says he won't be putting himself forward to take up the job full time.


    "It's not my ambition and I think there are other people who will put themselves forward who will be better than me at it," he said.

    "One of the reasons that one becomes interim leader is because one doesn't have an ambition to be the leader and, you know, just choose some old cove that will smile and wave and not bump into the furniture while they are electing a new proper leader."

    UKIP failed to win a single seat and its leader Paul Nuttall has resigned, after just 193 days in charge.

  9. 'Sack May's special advisors' says Totnes MP Wollaston

    BBC Radio Devon

    Conservative MP for Totnes Sarah Wollaston says Theresa May's special advisers should be sacked for policy announcement mistakes.


    "The two turning points for me seemed to be around the announcements about fox hunting but then massively around social care," she said.

    "That was a very major turning point I felt in the whole campaign.

    "Because Labour did not expect to win they were able to offer everything to everyone."

    With just one declaration outstanding, the Conservatives are eight seats short of this majority, with 318 MPs.

  10. Horses' tails 'cut off'

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Police are investigating how some horses near Wadebridge appear to have had their tails cut off.

    Officers say the horses have been grazing in fields, and the "cut would indicate that a tool would have been used".

    The bone of the tail is said to be in tact, "and the hair will grow back, however it is concerning for the owner and distressing for the animals", they told the BBC.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting log 0551 280517.

  11. Inpatient care at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust 'requires improvement'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The latest Care Quality Commission report on inpatient care at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) has rated it as "requires improvement".

    Although some aspects such as cleanliness have improved since the last survey, the overall score for one area, Care and Services, was just five-and-a-half out of 10.

    One-thousand inpatients at the RCHT were surveyed over the last eight months and just over 600 responded.

    The vast majority of respondents said they were treated with dignity and respect and were well looked after by hospital staff.


    The trust says it's pleased with the overall result.

    It added, there was room for improvement, few patients said they were asked for their views during their hospital stay, and many said they were not given enough information about how to complain if they were unhappy.

  12. May to forge 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

    Election 2017

    Theresa May has said she will form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists that can provide "certainty" for the future.

    Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party could form a "legitimate" administration after winning the most seats and votes.

    She said she would work with "friends and allies" in the DUP to take forward Brexit, saying "let's get to work".

    The Tories are eight seats short of the 326 needed to command a majority.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A303 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A303 Devon both ways severe accident, between A30 and B3170.

    A303 Devon - A303 in Upottery blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the A30 junction and the B3170 junction, because of an accident.

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