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Summary

  1. Stalking victim brands police apology as 'meaningless'
  2. Review of licences call after Isles of Scilly boat grounded and 48 people evacuated
  3. Marine life trapped in 'ghost fishing gear' found in Falmouth Bay
  4. Devon's tungsten mine 'still having problems'
  5. Exeter parking machines 'not accepting old £1 coins from July'
  6. Sheikh steps in to buy village chapel in Cornwall
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday 30 June

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Friday 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. Fears more ponies could die in Bodmin Moor if they don't get help after end of first death crisis

    Cornwall Live

    Bodmin Moor ponies are still at risk one year after dozens of them were left to die of starvation and poisoning.

  3. Coastal trek to tackle cot death

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A grandfather is hiking the entire South West Coast Path to honour his granddaughter who died suddenly when she was just three months old.

    David Hatto, 73, who lives in Jasper, Canada, says he is raising money for her charity, Hazel’s Heroes.

    On his blog, Mr Hatto said: "My goal is to take each of my grandchildren on either their first backcountry hike or on their first extended canoe trip."

    "That is why I am going to England in April so that I can paddle the length of the River Thames and then hike the 630 miles of the South West Coast Path as a fund raiser for Hazel’s Heroes."

  4. Newquay resident 'fed up to the back teeth' with noisy revellers partying at popular beach house

    Cornwall Live

    A Newquay resident says he is "fed up to the back teeth" with the noise revellers are making at a popular holiday pad in the resort.

  5. Licence review calls after tourist boat hit rock

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    An investigation into the grounding of a Scilly sightseeing boat has recommended a review of the way licenses are issued.

    48 passengers were rescued when the 'Surprise' hit a submerged rock in the Isles of Scilly during a seal-spotting trip at Western Rocks in May 2016, a Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report said.

    Rescued passengers

    The skipper had not adequately assessed the area's safety, the MAIB stated.

    It recommended the Council of the Isles of Scilly conducts a review to "consider the applicability of the licensing scheme and assurance of examination standards".

  6. Weather update: rainy night ahead

    BBC Weather

    Rain will gradually creep eastwards, leaving a rather damp night for many.

    It will be drier across eastern counties, but even here the odd spot of rain can't be ruled out.

    It will remain cloudy tomorrow with heavy outbreaks of rain in the west. It will be drier in the east with some occasionally brighter spells.

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  7. Ferry + roses + ukulele = I DO!!!

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Owen Chamberlain has made history by being the first person to propose on the Appledore Instow ferry.

    Here's a video of the special moment.

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    Video caption: Appledore ferry proposal
  8. Torbay care home to close

    BBC Radio Devon

    A Torbay care home which houses up to 41 residents is to close.

    Margaret Clitherow Care home in St Marychurch is operated by a housing association but managers say it is no longer financially viable and residents will be given time to find another place to live.

    Torbay Council says it is working to make the move as smooth as possible.

  9. Gaming machine thefts under investigation

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing to the public to help them identify two men in connection to a spate of thefts from gaming machines in the region.

    Police are investigating eight reports of thefts from gaming machines in pubs, bars and hotels in Plymouth, Plympton, Launceston and Penryn, totalling around £2,600.

    Police have released images of two men who were pictured in James Street Vaults, James Street, Plymouth on 24 May at around 1:25pm.

    Gaming machine theft
  10. Tungsten mine a 'valid long-term' bet

    Neil Gallacher, Business & Industry Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    Tungsten mine

    The company that runs the new tungsten mine near Plymouth says it's still having problems with reliability and performance at its processing plant.

    One of its corporate backers has agreed to provide Wolf Minerals with an additional £10m of bridging finance to tide it over.

    What this shows is that the tungsten mine is still seen as a valid long-term bet, and its international backers are prepared for the stakes to rise a bit further.

    Broadly, the optimism shown by the mine's backers echoes that in the tin industry, where two international companies are currently spending millions of pounds trying to restart mines in Cornwall, South Crofty near Camborne and Redmoor near Callington.

  11. Travel update: Overturned vehicle near St Ives

    BBC News Travel

    • On the B3306 between St Ives and Zennor there is slow moving traffic due to an overturned vehicle
    • In Okehampton, on the A386 between Holsworthy Road and A30 Sourton Cross both directions are blocked due to a two-vehicle accident
    • In Ashburton, there's a broken-down vehicle on the A38 heading towards Plymouth between the B3352 and A384. However, traffic is coping well
  12. Council to work towards 1,000 new council homes and 38,000 new jobs

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Cornwall Council says it will provide more council homes, improve transport and create 38,000 new jobs under its new set of priorities.

    The document, which was released today, sets out the new administration's aims for the next four years. It plans to provide 1,000 council homes over the next four years, and to secure 38,000 new jobs across Cornwall by 2030.

    “We recognise that these are ambitious aims, particularly in these difficult financial times, but we are determined to deliver them over the period of this administration," Deputy Leader Julian German said.

    “This will mean making sure we use our resources wisely and deliver value for money.“

    The council also said it would work to bring empty properties back into use, and lobby to remove the so-called bedroom tax.

    houses
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A386 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A386 Devon both ways severe accident, between A3079 Holsworthy Road and A30.

    A386 Devon - A386 in Okehampton blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the A3079 Holsworthy Road junction and Sourton Cross, because of an accident involving a car and van.

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

  14. Calling all Cornish speakers

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    More schools and businesses across Cornwall are being encouraged to add the Cornish language to their everyday activities.

    The plea comes from supporters of the annual Speak Cornish Week which runs until Sunday.

    Minority languages are being increasingly recognised for the value they can bring to an area.

    In Jersey, the island's government has announced extra money for more teachers of its native language.

    Jersey's Culture Minister, Murray Norton, says promoting their own language makes sense: "If you talk to anyone at Visit Jersey, they'll tell you that the value of having something different to be able to sell as another offering to the island...that makes a difference."

  15. One in five women experience stalking, stats reveal

    BBC Radio Devon

    • A woman who made 125 reports to police before she was stabbed by her stalker has dismissed a police apology.

    Helen Pearson, 34, suffered neck and face wounds when her neighbour Joseph Willis attacked her with scissors in an Exeter graveyard..

    The force said its "investigation and victim care did not meet the high standards we expect".

    Stalking statistics:

    • One in five women and one in 10 men will be affected by stalking in their lifetime
    • According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales 4.6% of women and 2.7% of men aged 16-59 were victims in 2015/16 alone
    • In the year to June 2016, the police recorded 4,168 stalking offences, an increase of 32% since the previous year (3,166)
    • There were a record 12,986 CPS prosecutions for stalking and harassment in 2014-15, the highest volume ever recorded
    • Of these, 1,103 prosecutions commenced under the new stalking offences

    New orders planned to give stalking protection

    Helen Pearson
  16. Why do England's high-rises keep failing fire tests?

    Chris Cook

    Newsnight Policy Editor

    Over the past week, the government has been testing high-rise tower blocks in England owned by councils and housing associations.

    All of those tested so far have been discovered to be covered with an aluminium "rain-screen" exterior cladding that does not meet the required combustibility standards.

    You would be right to ask: how on earth can this have happened?

    The short answer is: the organisations responsible for maintaining standards in the building industry have been advising contractors not to take the regulations too literally.

    Plymouth tower blocks