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Summary

  1. Police car girl crash: Officer 'driving below expected standard'
  2. PCC survives vote of no confidence
  3. Mother jailed for sex with teen
  4. Person 'has life-changing injuries' after lorry-car crash
  5. Row over who should pay £26m worth of hospital repairs
  6. Driver trapped after vehicle leaves road, hits lamp-post and crashes into wall
  7. Plymouth sex assault: CCTV images released by police
  8. Dogs caught by fire staff reunited with owner
  9. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday 10 July 2017

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By Johnny O'Shea

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    Live updates for Devon and Cornwall have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget Spotlight on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night, and over the weekend on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Famous gardeners create space in Cornwall

    A family with an esteemed gardening reputation, has now created a fantasy garden in Cornwall.

    Isabel and Julian Bannerman have designed for Prince Charles at Highgrove and Lord Rothschild.

    This latest creation is at Trematon Castle near Saltash.

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  3. Police and Crime Commissioner pledges to keep working to keep communities safe

    Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner has vowed to continue working to keep communities safe, after surviving a vote of no confidence by the body which scrutinises her.

    Alison Hernandez came under fire last month for suggesting gun owners might be able to act as armed civilians in a terror attack.

    The comments, made during a BBC Radio Cornwall phone in prompted the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel to hold the ballot at its meeting this lunchtime.

    Quote Message: What I do is I present the views of the public. That is my job. I'm not supposed to be popular with that. I'm supposed to understand the public and bring those views into policing to think about how we can do things differently. We all need to keep ourselves safe and the public have a role to play in that. from Alison Hernandez Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner
    Alison HernandezDevon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner
  4. New crossing for students

    A new pedestrian crossing has been installed between Mabe, the university campus at Penryn and the surrounding area.

    The new crossing will allow for the safe crossing of pedestrians on a popular shortcut from Mabe to the schools in Penryn and the university campus.

    University of Falmouth

    The works have been jointly funded by Cornwall Council and the University of Exeter and Falmouth University.

    The University of Exeter and Falmouth University provided £25,000 for the works and an additional £9,000 of funds were made available through Cornwall Council Section 106 monies, arising from new developments within the area.

  5. Rogue traders rife in Cornwall

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Almost £250,000 has been paid to rogue traders in Cornwall since April.

    Cornwall Trading Standards says it's received a report every other day for the past three months.

    Leanne McLean from Trading Standards told BBC Radio Cornwall they're concerned the actual figure could be higher, because only one in 10 victims reports a scam.

    She said: "We've had reports of tarmaccers targeting schools and businesses as well as home owners, roofing, dry-verging, tree surgery, landscaping, block paving.

    "It's such good weather down here, it's prefect for ripping people off if that's the game that you're in."

  6. Bodmin Moor's dark skies recognised

    Bodmin Moor has been designated an International Dark Sky Landscape, making it the first International Dark Sky Place in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

    Following a bid by Cornwall Council and Caradon Observatory, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded the designation in recognition of the exceptional quality of the night sky over Bodmin Moor.

    It also recognises commitments to avoid light pollution and the provision of educational outreach.

    Bodmin Moor

    "While other sites in the UK have previously received International Dark Sky Places accreditation, today's announcement of Bodmin Moor's status as an International Dark Sky Park is especially noteworthy," said IDA Executive Director J. Scott Feierabend.

    He continued: "Its position within the Cornwall AONB clearly establishes that the conservation of dark night skies is wholly compatible with the notion of protected landscapes where people routinely live and work."

  7. Dark sky reward for Bodmin Moor

    Bodmin Moor has been recognised as an International Dark Sky Landscape.

    The main purpose of the designation is to protect the quality of the sky over the moor.

    Bodmin Moor moon

    It becomes the fourth Dark Sky Park in the UK, and the 44th in the world.

    Bob Egerton, Cornwall Councillor for Planning and Economy said: "It gives man a sense of perspective when you look up at the night sky and realise how big it is up there and how small we are in comparison."

  8. Police driver has 'no case for misconduct'

    The police officer who collided with a 12-year-old girl while driving to an emergency response, will not face a misconduct hearing.

    The officer was driving at 35mph when the marked Ford Focus hit the girl, causing serious head injuries for which she is still receiving treatment.

    An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) found the car did not have its sidelights on as it should have.

    Crash site

    The incident happened at 08:00 in January 2016.

    The lead investigator initially recommended the driver should face misconduct proceedings, but changed its view following feedback from Devon and Cornwall Police.

    IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts said: "The officer's driving fell below the level of performance expected when assessed against the force's policy.

    "I accepted the force's determination that the officer should face management action which included a three-month performance plan to ensure that lessons are learned from this unfortunate accident."

  9. Airport figures rise again

    Passenger numbers at Cornwall Airport Newquay are continuing to rise.

    The latest figures show a 20% year on year increase for June, meaning there's been a 26% rise for the first quarter of the financial year.

    Cornwall Airport Newquay

    Geoff Brown, Cabinet Member for Transport at Cornwall Council added: "This is great news and a huge tribute to the dedication and hard work of the Airport team.

    "Not only has the Council been able to lift the passenger surcharge but we have also reduced the levy paid to maintain the airport operations.

    "In addition to the benefits to residents travelling away, Cornwall Airport Newquay also attracts significant tourism business in to Cornwall which helps generate significant growth in the local economy."

  10. Weather: Some bright spells and light winds

    BBC Weather

    For the rest of the day cloud will thicken in places and it will feel fresher too than yesterday.

    There will be some bright spells and light winds, and it should stay dry. Maximum temperature: 23C (73F).

    Weather
  11. 'Ill-judged' gun comment sparked no confidence vote

    John Henderson

    BBC Spotlight

    The police and crime commissioner for Devon and Cornwall has survived a vote of no confidence by the body that scrutinises her.

    Alison Hernandez came under fire after she said she would consider letting gun owners act during a terror attack.

    On BBC Radio Cornwall in June she said "people would do all sorts of things to try and save their community without even thinking".

    Alison Hernandez

    Earlier this week Plymouth City Council passed a vote of no confidence over the issue.

    Today the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel also held a no confidence vote, proposed by Plymouth councillor Sam Davey, who said the comments were "ill-judged".

    Ms Hernandez said: "The reality is I do not believe in vigilantism. I apologise if anyone felt I had a different view."

    The no confidence vote was defeated by eight votes to two.

  12. Travel: Diversion near Kilmington after crash

    BBC News Travel

    • The A35 Kilmington is blocked in both directions due to accident investigations. A diversion is in place and the route is slow-moving
    • On the A30 between Bodmin & Temple there's slow moving traffic in both directions
    • M5 northbound from Taunton there's heavy traffic
  13. Police officer 'driving below expected standard'

    A police officer whose car collided with a 12-year-old girl in Camborne last year was driving below the expected standards, a report has found.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation was looking into the incident in January 2016 in Trevenson Street.

    It said: "It has been agreed with Devon and Cornwall Police the driving of an officer fell below the standards set out in force policy."

    Police cars

    The girl sustained serious head injuries and has since made a significant recovery, but is still receiving medical treatment.

    The report found the car, which was responding to an emergency, was travelling at 35mph when it hit her. It said she would have been visible to the driver from around 75 metres away.

    Evidence gathered during the IPCC investigation showed the car’s blue flashing lights were illuminated but the sidelights, siren and headlights were not on.

  14. BreakingReport into police car girl crash

    A police officer that was driving a force car that crashed into a 12-year-old girl in Camborne, was driving below the standards expected, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has said.

    It happened in 2016 and the girl sustained serious head injuries.

    More to follow.

  15. Fish tank heater fire tackled

    Firefighters have tackled a fish tank heater and skirting board fire in Teignmouth.

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was called to Orchard Gardens at 04:00.

    When fire crews arrived, they said they could smell burning, but there were no obvious signs of fire.

    Firefighters put out the small fire which involved the heater and boards.