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Summary

  1. Investigation after two from Saltash and Plymouth man die in A38 collision
  2. Child almost falls through moving train's toilet floor
  3. MP Anne Marie Morris apologises for racist remark
  4. Rick Stein Porthleven restaurant fire 'not deliberate', police say
  5. People in Great Torrington claim they're struggling for cash after last bank closes
  6. Updates on Monday 10 July 2017

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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 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. Six-year-old boy first to ring 'end of cancer treatment' bell

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    Video caption: Six-year-old boy the first to ring 'end of treatment' bell installed in a Cornish hospital

    Six-year-old cancer patient Riley Thomas is the first to ring an "end of treatment" bell installed in Royal Cornwall Hospital.

  3. Latest weather: Sunshine in the evening before rain

    BBC Weather

    Evening sunshine is likely for many. However, occasional rain will cross Land's End by midnight and spread across the region during the early hours. Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).

    Weather

    There will be patchy rain on Tuesday morning. It will intensify during the afternoon, becoming heavy for a time. Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).

  4. In my place: Disabled fan's on-stage performance with Coldplay

    BBC Three

    Wheelchair user Rob was crowdsurfing at global megastars Coldplay's concert at Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday.

    He was then invited by Exeter boy and frontman Chris Martin invited him on stage to perform.

    Rob described the experience.

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    Video caption: Disabled fan's on-stage performance with Coldplay
  5. Anne Marie Morris racist expression: Members of political parties condemn MP

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Members of political parties across the spectrum have condemned a Devon MP who used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit.

    Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    Anne Marie Morris
    • Labour's national campaign co-ordinator Andrew Gwynne said: "Anne Marie Morris' comments are outrageous and totally unacceptable"
    • Outgoing Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said he was "utterly shocked", adding: "Even if she misspoke, this is the nastiest thing I've heard an MP utter since Lord Dixon Smith uttered the same awful phrase a few years ago"
    • Fellow Conservative and South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen tweeted that an "apology is not good enough". She said: "We must show zero tolerance for racism. MPs must lead by example"
    • Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas tweeted: "Appalling. Should have the whip removed immediately. No place in our politics for racism, full stop"

    Ms Morris, who was first elected to Parliament in 2010, told the BBC the comment was "totally" unintentional, adding: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."

  6. Vandals 'force closure of Dartmoor car park'

    BBC Radio Devon

    A Dartmoor public car park has closed because of vandalism and littering.

    The Spitchwick public car park, near Ashburton, was recently closed by landowner Patrick Simpson.

    People were reported to have been smashing bottles on the rock face and abusing civil enforcement officers.

    Mr Simpson said he reluctantly had to place boulders across the site to mark the closure.

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  7. Boy narrowly avoids falling through train floor

    Johnny Rutherford

    BBC Spotlight

    The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is looking into an incident where a mother and her son narrowly avoided falling through a missing floor on a moving train on the South Devon Railway.

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    Video caption: Mum saves boy from falling through moving train floor
  8. Calls for MP to have Tory whip withdrawn after racist expression

    BBC Politics

    The Liberal Democrats have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw the party whip from a Devon Conservative MP criticised after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit.

    Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    Leader Tim Farron said he was "shocked" and called for her to be suspended from the parliamentary party.

    "This disgusting comment ... has no place in our Parliament," he said.

    Ms Morris, who was first elected to Parliament in 2010, told the BBC the comment was "totally" unintentional, adding: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."

    A Conservative Party spokesman said: "We are aware of these reports. This kind of language is completely unacceptable and we are urgently investigating."

    BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg tweeted that the pressure was "already for May to withdraw the whip from Morris", which would mean "another one off the majority if she does".

  9. Bank Santander to close Helston branch

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Santander's bank branch in Helston is to close.

    It follows the closure of the HSBC bank in the town in recent months, and the loss of two building society offices locally.

    Santander said the decision was not been taken lightly.

  10. MP Anne Marie Morris apologises for racist remark

    BBC Politics

    A Devon Conservative MP has been criticised after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit.

    Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    Anne Marie Morris. Pic: Conservative Party

    According to a recording published on the Huffington Post website, Ms Morris was discussing the impact of Brexit on the UK's financial services industry at an event organised by the Politeia think tank.

    The Lib Dems have urged Theresa May to discipline her for the "nasty" remark.

    Ms Morris told the BBC: "The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."

  11. Child avoids falling through train floor: What happened?

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    South Devon Railway carriage

    A small boy almost fell from a moving train carriage on to the track below because the toilet floor was missing.

    His mother was able to catch him before he fell when she took him to the toilet on the South Devon Railway Totnes Riverside to Buckfastleigh train in Devon last month.

    The Rail Accident Investigation Branch said its investigation found that the former ex-British Railways Mark 1 Open Second carriage "had been put back into service after repairs to its braking system, which had required the dismantling of the lavatory floor".

    Train

    It said: "The floor had not been replaced and staff had placed a notice on the compartment door and attempted to secure it to prevent it being opened. This had not been effective."

    South Devon Railway, which runs the steam train attraction, said it is taking the investigation "extremely seriously".

  12. Exmouth man arrested after one killed and seven injured in M42 crash

    BBC News England

    M42 crash

    One person was killed when four cars and a lorry crashed on the M42 near Redditch and Bromsgrove.

    Three of the cars went up in flames after the smash on the southbound junction of the motorway last night.

    One woman was pulled from a flaming car by an off-duty paramedic who ran to her aid.

    A 52-year-old man from Exmouth, Devon, has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving, police say. He remains in police custody.

  13. Row over Porthleven double yellow lines

    Laurence Reed

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Porthleven double yellow lines

    A row has broken out over 200ft of new double yellow lines in Porthleven.

    They've been painted along Commercial Road, which is owned by Harbour and Dock Company.

    Phil Ward, from the company, said it was part of a project to calm the traffic.

    However, Cornwall Council said the lines were not legal, had no legal standing, and no enforcement could be carried out by anyone.

  14. Devon travel update: Delays in Braunton and Exmouth

    BBC News Travel

    • On the A361 at Braunton, there's queuing traffic northbound through the village. It's adding about 10 minutes to journey times
    • In Exmouth, the B3178 at Salterton Road is blocked in both directions due to a vehicle fire around Claremont Grove
  15. Police appeal for missing Torquay man

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Devon and Cornwall Police are asking for help to find a man who's gone missing from Torquay.

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    Police said the 53-year-old was reported missing from home on Sunday morning and that officers, a police helicopter and coastguards had been conducting coastal and inland searches.

  16. Native seahorse makes a rare return

    BBC Spotlight

    Divers in the South West have had a rare sighting of one of our native seahorses.

    The creature is under threat, along with its natural habitat - seagrass - which provides a nursery for all kinds of marine life and helps reduce coastal erosion.

    Experts at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth said they were now looking at how best to help our seahorses by learning how to cultivate seagrass, because it was in worldwide decline.

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