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  1. Ilfracombe homemade bomb man detained in hospital indefinitely
  2. Fishing boat explosion: Man suffers slight burns
  3. Crash victim waited for ambulance because incident classed as 'not life-threatening'
  4. Clearing fly-tipped rubbish in SW 'costs £1m each year'
  5. Two vehicles 'deliberately set on fire' in same road
  6. Arson suspected after fire at derelict barn
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday 28 June

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By Andrew Segal

All times stated are UK

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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 Wednesday 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. North Devon councillor 'can't apologise enough' for waste and recycling scheme's flaws

    Devon Live

    The lead councillor for North Devon Council's waste and recycling programme has said he "can't apologise enough" for the problems residents have faced, but promises North Devon will soon have a top class service in place.

  3. Campaign for new central barriers on Hayle bypass after U-turn crash

    Laurence Reed

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A campaign has been launched to get new barriers installed at the Hayle bypass on the A30.

    Casey Wearne, from Newlyn, launched the initiative after her grandparents were involved in a serious crash on the stretch of road when another car made a U-turn just over a month ago.

    The pair are recovering from serious injuries after being trapped inside their car after it caught fire as a result of the crash. They had to be rescued through the vehicle's boot.

    Casey said she wanted to see central crash barriers installed on the bypass to stop U-turns, and she's launched an online petition calling on Cornwall Council to make the change.

    Cornwall Councillor Geoff Brown, portfolio holder for transport, said he backed the campaign.

    Hayle Bypass. Pic: Google
  4. Exeter City: Defender Dean Moxey back after Crystal Palace and Bolton stints

    BBC Sport

    Dean Moxey

    Exeter City have re-signed Dean Moxey on a three-year deal, eight years after he left the club.

    The 31-year-old defender made 196 appearances for his hometown club, helping the Grecians win promotion out of non-league and into League One.

    Since leaving in 2009 he has had spells at Derby, Crystal Palace and Bolton, whom he left at the end of last season.

    "It is nice to have the kit back on and I have got my number back," Moxey told the club website.

    "It is strange, having not been here for eight years. It (the training ground) has improved a fair bit since I was last here, with the 3G pitch down the bottom. The first team training pitch looks fantastic now as well - it was just mud when I was here before."

  5. Fly-tipping 'particularly dangerous to animals'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Local authorities in Devon are spending an estimated £600,000 a year to clear up rubbish that has been fly-tipped.

    According to the most recent figures from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, there were almost 11,000 incidents in the county, with about 6,000 of those in Plymouth alone. It costs on average more than £50 a time to clear it up.

    Dartmoor National Park's Head Ranger, Robert Steemson, added that dumped rubbish was dangerous to more than just people.

    He said: "It's upsetting and particularly dangerous to the animals that graze here, and people and youngsters walking; and needs removing as quickly as possible."

  6. Latest weather: Rain spreading

    BBC Weather

    Patchy rain for some through the first part of the night. However, further heavy rain will spread in from the south later on, accompanied by low cloud, perhaps giving a rather murky end to the night for some. Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F).


    Rain will continue across much of Devon and Cornwall tomorrow. However, there will be some drier and brighter interludes too, especially in the south and west. It will also feel rather cool. Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

  7. Man arrested after 'rifling through parked vehicle'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A man has been arrested in Totnes after being found "rifling through a parked vehicle", police say.

    Totnes Police said the man was followed by officers on foot patrol during the early hours of Tuesday after they saw "a male using torchlight to illuminate the inside of vehicles as he passed them".

    He was arrested in the car park of the Royal Seven Stars and "further enquiries are ongoing", officers said.

    Marked and unmarked patrols were to continue during hours of darkness in the town "due to recent crime-related incidents", they added.

  8. Fuel stolen from Isles of Scilly RNLI boat

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    An RNLI inflatable boat on the Isles of Scilly has had 20 litres of fuel stolen from it, police say.

    The St Mary's Policing Team said on the islands' Community Safety Partnership Facebook page that the fuel was believed to have been taken "at some point in the last couple of weeks".

    Officers added: "It is bad enough that there are people within the community here that are willing to steal from their fellow residents and risk their safety on the water. But it is another level when they are willing to steal from a charity where local people risk their lives to save others."

    Police have appealed for information.

  9. Ilfracombe homemade bomb: Man in hospital until Ministry of Justice rules he can leave

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A paranoid schizophrenic sent to hospital to treat mental health problems after he was found with a bomb cannot be released without the agreement of the Ministry of Justice.

    Timothy Holman

    Timothy Holman, 42, from Ilfracombe, pleaded guilty to making an explosive substance at Exeter Crown Court over the "viable" device found as his home in Osborne Road last December.

    Part of the residential street was evacuated for two nights and his home was searched following a short siege.

    Osborne Road

    Holman built a pipe bomb in his bedroom and was making three other devices when police discovered his array of weapons, the court heard. Officers also found a machete, a knife, a baseball bat, BB guns and some copper pipes.

    Under the order, he will be treated at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish.

  10. Devon and Cornwall to benefit from £34m of Arts Council cash

    BBC Spotlight

    The Arts Council has announced new funding deals for museums and galleries in Exeter, Plymouth and Bideford.

    They are among 22 arts and cultural organisations in Devon to get £24m worth of funding over four years.

    In Cornwall, £10m is to be provided for arts and culture during the same period.

    The Cornwall Museums Partnership and Kneehigh Theatre are among those to benefit from funding.

  11. Police carry out 'reassurance patrols' after arson arrest

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Police in Newton Abbot are carrying out "reassurance patrols" after two cars, a bin and some model buildings were allegedly set on fire in one street.

    Officers said they were called to Seymour Road at about 05:25 over reports that a man "had set a number of cars alight ... and members of the public had detained him".

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and possession of an offensive weapon in public and is in custody.

    Police said: "An investigation has now begun to ascertain the circumstances and the local neighbourhood team will be carrying out reassurance patrols."

  12. Plymouth Argyle: Pilgrims sign Dutch-born goalkeeper Robbert te Loeke

    BBC Sport

    Robbert te Loeke

    Plymouth Argyle have signed former Werder Bremen goalkeeper Robbert te Loeke on an undisclosed-length deal.

    The 28-year-old from the Netherlands has joined the League One club after a season with Dutch second-tier side Achilles '29.

    He has also played for SC Cambuur and SC Veendam, as well as featuring in the Eredivisie with FC Dordrecht.

    Plymouth clinched promotion back to the third tier in April, finishing second in League Two in 2016-17.

  13. Devon mental health patients being sent away 'unacceptable' - NHS trust

    BBC Spotlight

    A Devon health trust which works with mental health patients says it is "unacceptable" patients often have to be placed outside the county for treatment because of a shortage of beds nearby.

    In the last financial year, 192 patients from Devon had treatment in other parts of the country, often hundreds of miles from home, figures released by the British Medical Association show.

    The association said the practice had become endemic, and sending patients away had an impact on patients' care and recovery.

    The Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which is one of the organisations that places people outside the county, said it was in "complete agreement" with the BMA.

    It said: "We wouldn't see it in the care of people with a stroke, cancer or heart disease and we shouldn't see it in mental health.

    "We are doing everything we can to tackle the problem, within our limited resources, and have reduced the need for people to travel outside the county by 67% in the last few years."

  14. Exeter City: Dean Moxey rejoins the Grecians

    Alan Richardson

    BBC Radio Devon

    Exeter City have confirmed that left back Dean Moxey has rejoined them - eight years after his departure for Derby.

    The 31-year-old had been without a club after spells at Bolton and Premier League Crystal Palace.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon southbound severe accident, between J27 for A361 and J28 for A373.

    M5 Devon - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M5 southbound between J27, A361 (Tiverton) and J28, A373 (Cullompton), because of an accident involving car and lorry.

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

  16. Cornwall 'must get cash too if government can give Northern Ireland £1bn for DUP deal'

    Cornwall Live

    Cornwall business leaders have said that if the government can afford to throw £1bn at Northern Ireland in its deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) it should cough up the cash the county desperately needs.

  17. Crash victim waited for ambulance because incident classed as 'not life-threatening'

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    A car crash victim had to wait more than an hour-and-a-half for an ambulance because the incident was classed as "not immediately life-threatening", ambulance bosses say.

    Police in Kingsbridge initially said "an ambulance arrived 2 hours after the 999 call" after the crash at Sorley Cross, near Kingsbridge, on Monday because "the ambulance service informed us they had nobody to send".

    The police Facebook post was edited on Tuesday to remove the sentence which mentioned the two-hour wait.


    The South Western Ambulance Trust said it received an initial call at 12:05 to the two-vehicle collision with one patient "who was conscious and breathing with no serious bleeding".

    It said: "The call was triaged and prioritised as a category three incident, not immediately life-threatening. Six minutes later a nurse and doctor were reported to be at the scene.

    "Following a call from police, the incident was upgraded to a category two incident at 13:15 and an ambulance resource allocated 20 minutes later."

    It added that there was "high demand" in the area at the same time, including an unconscious patient, a head injury and a suspected cardiac arrest.

    The trust said: "With the challenges of investment in the ambulance service, a finite number of ambulances available, growing public demand and expectation, we must prioritise category one time-critical, life-threatening emergencies. We have not received a complaint from the patient or their family."

  18. Women's Cricket World Cup: Heather Knight scores century against Pakistan

    BBC Sport

    Heather Knight has been leading the way for England against Pakistan in the Women's World Cup after scoring a century.

    However, Plymouth-raised Knight, who is team captain, had her innings ended as she was caught in the deep for 106.

    You can catch up with all the latest in the match here.

  19. Plymouth University 'targeted by £12m fraud gang'

    Plymouth Herald

    Plymouth University was targeted by a "sophisticated" fraud gang who conned their way to more than £12m before being locked up, a court has been told.