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  1. Teenager, 18, dies after Exeter statue fall
  2. Terror attacks 'highlight need for more rural police funding'
  3. Rick Stein thanks firefighters after blaze at his Porthlevan restaurant
  4. Poldark: 5.5m tune in to launch of series three
  5. Updates on Monday 12 June 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    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 later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Members of the public urged 'not to arm themselves' during terrorist attack

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Devon and Cornwall's Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton has urged members of the public not to arm themselves with firearms during a terrorist attack.

    He released a statement after comments made by Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez on BBC Radio Cornwall about whether registered firearms license holders could be of assistance to police in such circumstances.

    Quote Message: “Under no circumstances would we want members of the public to arm themselves with firearms, not least because officers responding would not know who the offenders were, and quite obviously they would not have the time to ask. Our message to the public is a simple one: to run, to hide and to tell. from Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton Devon and Cornwall Police
    Deputy Chief Constable Paul NethertonDevon and Cornwall Police

    He did add: "British policing will require an uplift in resources in response to the unprecedented threats we are currently facing.

    "This includes additional operationally firearms capability as well as an investment in our local policing."

  3. Armed members of the public 'not the way to deal with a terrorist attack'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Interventions by armed members of the public is not the way forward in the event of a terrorist attack, the organisation representing rank-and-file police officers says.

    The Police Federation was reacting to comments by Devon and Cornwall Police Commissioner Alison Hernandez on Radio Cornwall that she would talk to the chief constable about an idea of private citizens with gun licences using weapons to defend their community against terrorists.

    However, she also told the BBC that she was unsure what the legal implications would be if weapons were used in such "extreme circumstances".

    Janice Adam, from the federation, said reacting to and dealing with any such incidents should be left to highly specialised firearms officers.

    Armed police officer
  4. Poldark returns... but without Ross's bare torso

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    If you were starting to feel withdrawal symptoms from not seeing Ross Poldark and the sweeping Cornish coastline, you were rewarded on Sunday with the return of the BBC One drama.

    Poldark Guardian quote

    The series kicked off with a birth, two deaths and a marriage - and the introduction of three new characters including Demelza's two brothers, Drake and Sam.

    But what most viewers were disappointed to see was the lack of bare torso from Poldark himself, which helped make Aidan Turner famous. Even critics were quick to point it out in their reviews.

    Poldark Telegraph quote

    You can find out more here, but - spoiler warning - do not read if you've not yet watched series three, episode one.

  5. Royal Cornwall Show: More than 111,000 attend 2017 event

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    More than 111,000 people braved the weather to attend this year's Royal Cornwall Show, bosses say.

    Sheep. Pic: Andrew Segal
    Sheep. Pic: Andrew Segal

    The attendance figures for the three-day in Wadebridge were released today and organisers said that, although visitor numbers were down on previous years, new entry records were set this year in both the sheep and pig sections, and the show continued to go from strength to strength.

    Cow competition. Pic: Andrew Segal
    Royal Cornwall Show

    You can also see our Local Live stream which rounded up the first day of the show here.

  6. Police commissioner to ask chief constable about private gun owners defending community against terrorists

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner has promised to talk to the chief constable about an idea of private citizens with gun licences using weapons to defend their community against terrorists.

    On Radio Cornwall, Alison Hernandez was asked by a caller who said they were an "ex-registered firearms dealer" and a gun owner in the Bude area: "If there should ever be a terrorist attack close to the town centre, what happens if people like I and others try to defend themselves using those guns?"

    Alison Hernandez

    Ms Hernandez replied that it was "a very good question" and she wanted it put to her in writing.

    When challenged by programme presenter Laurence Reed if Ms Hernandez was advocating vigilantes, Ms Hernandez said: "I'm just saying… let's officially have a look at that and see what would be the implications of it. Let's unpick it a little bit."

    She added: "We work with businesses to keep our communities safe. I'd really be interesting in exploring that with the chief constable."

    She also said: "I think the reality is... if your community was coming under attack, people would do all sorts of things to try to save their community without even thinking. Look at how some of the emergency services responded, some of the community responded, on the bridge in London.

    "People will do incredible things without thinking to protect themselves and the community around them."

    However, she also told the BBC later that she was unsure what the legal implications would be if weapons were used in such "extreme circumstances".

    BBC Spotlight Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Hall said her comments appeared to be against official police advice.

    A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said that, when faced with a terrorist attack, people should run, hide and call the police.

  7. General election 2017: 'Another poll will be held this year' - Andrew George

    Laurence Reed

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The former MP for St Ives, who narrowly missed out on regaining the seat in last week's election, says he's convinced another general election will have to be held later this year.

    Liberal Democrat Andrew George was beaten by incumbent Conervative Derek Thomas by just over 310 votes in last Thursday's poll.

    He said: "I'm not sure that this government can limp on for very much longer. I can understand they will make the claim that they're acting in the national interest, but I think most people will see this as acting in the interests of the party to cling on to power."

    The Conservatives are negotiating with the Democratic Unionist Party to get support for their minority government after losing their Commons majority. Prime Minister Theresa May previously said she was form a government "to provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country."

  8. Stranger approaches young boys offering them cheese crackers in Wadebridge

    Cornwall Live

    Three young boys were offered crisps by a stranger while playing outside their house in Wadebridge, police have warned.

  9. Evening weather: Dry with clear spells before sunny spells on Tuesday

    David Braine

    Weather Forecaster

    After a fine evening it will stay dry with clear spells overnight.

    A cooler night than recent nights, allowing a few fog patches to form in places, with light winds. Minimum temperature: 8C (46F).


    After a chilly start to Tuesday, it will be dry with warm sunny spells.

    Coastal regions will see the best of the sunshine during the afternoon, with freshening sea breezes. Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F).

  10. In my place: Forbes rich list - Which celebrities earned the most over the past year? Coldplay are among them

    BBC Entertainment and Arts


    It's that time of year again - Forbes has released its list of the top 100 highest-paid entertainers.

    Half of the top 10 are made up of musicians, while two athletes - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and basketball star LeBron James - also make the cut.

    Sean "Diddy" Combs is top of the tree after his earnings of $130m (£102m) pushed him up from last year's 22nd spot. But, in at number eight is Coldplay (pictured), worth $88m (£69.33m).

    The band, led by Exeter's Chris Martin, return to the list following the success of their worldwide Head Full of Dreams tour, which finished in Australia and New Zealand in December. That's good news for the charity sector, as the band donate 10% of their profits to good causes.

  11. Six injured in A3075 crash in Cornwall

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Six people have been injured in a road crash in Cornwall, police say.

    The A3075 was left blocked between Newquay and Goonhavern after the crash on the junction with High Lanes, the turn for Holywell Bay, after midday.

    Officers said they were waiting for updates on how badly injured the people involved were.

    The road was closed for about four hours.

    "Everyone's patience has been appreciated", police said.

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  12. Devon sailor Cornish takes gold in Sailing World Cup finals

    BBC Sport

    Devon sailor Ben Cornish has taken gold in a dramatic finale at the Sailing World Cup finals in Spain.

    Competing in the Finn Class, the 25-year-old from Budleigh Salterton was able to see off the challenge from Hungary and fellow Brit Ed Wright to claim top spot in Santander.

    Last month, Ben also took bronze in the European Championships in Marseille as he builds towards selection for Team GB at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  13. Rick Stein restaurant fire: Main building 'not damaged by bin store blaze'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    The main building of Rick Stein's Porthleven restaurant has not been damaged by a fire on the site, staff say.

    Bin store fire

    Fire crews from Helston, Tolvaddon and Mullion were involved in bringing the blaze under control at the harbourside building in the early hours of this morning. No one was injured.

    Mr Stein's company said: "We're pleased to confirm that there's no damage to our restaurant following a fire in the bin store next to us. We're hoping to re-open again very soon."

  14. Lady Mary 'will be missed by people right across Cornwall and beyond'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    The Bishop of Truro has paid tribute to the former Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Lady Mary Holborow, who has has died at the age of 80.

    She held the position for 17 years before retiring in 2011.

    The Right Reverend Tim Thornton said Lady Mary would be "missed by people right across Cornwall and far beyond".

    He added: "In her time as Lord Lieutenant, she was tireless in her work and ubiquitous in travelling around the country, supporting a large number of organisations and community groups, and always cheerful and optimistic about the work she was doing. She loved life and she encouraged others to see the positive in all that was happening."

    Lady Mary Holborow
  15. Drink-drive cop allowed to keep job after crash

    Cornwall Live

    A Devon and Cornwall Police officer convicted of drink driving following a car crash has kept their job.

  16. Travel: Horses on the B3266 in Cornwall

    BBC News Travel

    In Cornwall, between Washaway and St Tudy on the B3266, there are reports there are horses on the road. Approach with care.

  17. Terror attacks 'highlight need for more rural police funding'

    Laurence Reed

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The recent terror attacks in London and Manchester have highlighted the need for more funding for the police, especially in rural areas, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernadez, says.

    Police car in fields

    Armed officers were on the scene at the recent London Bridge attack within eight minutes - a response Ms Fernandez said would be impossible in Cornwall, given the nature of the county's geography.

    She said: "We've spent a lot of time trying to educate London with some evidence that proves it costs more to police a rural area, and it's really hard to get them to understand that because they're very urban-centric."

  18. Rick Stein restaurant fire: Blaze '15 minutes away from ripping through restaurant'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Rick Stein restaurant fire. Pic: Helston Fire Station

    A fire in a bin store at Rick Stein's restaurant in Porthleven was "15 minutes away from ripping through the whole restaurant if we didn't take the action that we took", a senior firefighter says.

    Investigations are under way into what caused a fire at Rick Stein's Porthleven restaurant's bin store in the early hours of this morning.

    Fire crews from Helston, Tolvaddon and Mullion were involved in bringing the blaze under control at the harbourside building. No one was injured.

    Incident Commander Kathryn Billing, of Cornwall Fire Service, said: "It had started to spread up the back of the cliff and we made the determination to attack it.

    "If we didn't do so, it would have spread and cost one of our local business people a huge amount of money, and devastated their trade for the summer, and created a disgusting eyesore for Porthleven."