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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Rob Byrne

    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. Port Eliot Festival: Hidden surprises around every turn

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    There really is something hidden around every corner at Port Eliot Festival.

    Beyond the Orangery are walled gardens containing the art and wardrobe departments and more local food stalls.

    Port Eliot
    Port Eliot
  3. Port Eliot Festival: Oldest church in Cornwall to host gigs

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Port Eliot

    I've headed into the Sipsmith Gin Shop on the banks of the river Tiddy.

    Pre-event crew members Wendie and Andy are relaxing after some hard work.

    They've just enjoyed a hot tub session on the banks of the river and are looking forward to seeing Karl Hyde and Tom Rogerson.

    "I'm just really looking forward to being in that church," Wendie said.

    The church, next to the house, will serve as a music venue and is thought to be the oldest church in Cornwall.

    Port Eliot
  4. Author reveals father's love letter secrets to BBC Radio Cornwall

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Video content

    Video caption: Screenwriter and novelist Patrick Gale reveals his family secrets ahead of BBC Two drama.
  5. Security guard 'stabbed in the leg'

    A security guard was stabbed in the leg outside a supermarket in Redruth, Cornwall, police have said.

    It happened in the Morrisons' car park on Agar Road, at about 13:00 on Friday 14 July.

    The female security guard was approached by a woman and two men in the car park.

    Officers said the woman was reported to have stabbed the security guard in the leg with a sharp implement before running off in the direction of a nearby estate.

    Police described the suspect as in her 20s, white, approximately 5ft 2ins tall, of a slight build, with shoulder length curly blonde hair, and wearing a blue tracksuit top and jeans.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

  6. Port Eliot Festival: Down by the river

    Hidden on one site of the side is the River Tiddy - where a few different activities are currently under way.

    A forraging workshop is in full swing on the river bank, while wood powered hot tubs are welcoming visitors, with views across to the viaduct.

  7. Plans approved for five-star hotel on Plymouth waterfront

    A five-star hotel in a prime location on Plymouth's waterfront has been given the green light despite concerns about the impact on the city's historic landscape.

    Councillors have approved plans for the 11 storey, 80 bed hotel at a meeting this afternoon.

    The developers, Henley Real Estate Limited, also have permission to build a 15 storey block of 88 residential apartments. Fifty-eight letters of representation against the £50m scheme were sent to the council.

    They raised concerns about the buildings' scale and design as well as the impact on nearby residents.

    Plymouth waterfront
  8. Port Eliot Festival: Music in full swing

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    The Papas and the Mamas are currently playing on the Caught by the River stage.

  9. Weather watchers: Cloudy skies captured

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to weather watchers Keith, in Porthtowan, and Gram, in Brixham, for sending in these weather snaps in.

    There will be variable amounts of cloud overnight and many places will stay largely dry.

    However, outbreaks of rain will start to edge into western Cornwall in the early hours.

    Brixham harbour
  10. Man shot in face with paintball gun

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A man was shot in the face at point blank range with a paintball gun during an argument over mislaid tobacco.

    Dwight Read, 22, from Torpoint admitted assault by beating at Bodmin Magistrates Court.

    The court heard how he shot Jamie Andrews in the face, after the argument escalated on 28 June.

    The pair started arguing via Facebook's messaging service, after Read asked Mr Andrew if he had accidentally taken his tobacco.

    Bodmin Magistrates Court

    After several messages were sent, Mr Andrews went to the car park outside Read's house, from where he shouted obscene abuse towards his flat.

    Read took a paintball gun and went outside to confront him, with the intention of deterring any violence, the court heard.

    When faced with the weapon, Mr Andrew tried to grab it and some shots were discharged, causing injuries to his jawline and cuts to his upper lip.

    Read was ordered to pay £250 compensation, and the weapon is to be forfeited and destroyed.

  11. Port Eliot Festival: Trees decorated with waste plastic

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    These trees are decorated with plastics found on local beaches.

    Rame Peninsula Beach Care is also running marine plastic art workshops at their stand at Port Eliot Festival.

  12. Stephen Bull death: Jury delivers verdicts

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    The park on Bridge Road, St Austell, where the body was found.

    One man has been found guilty of murder and another guilty of manslaughter in connection with the death of homeless man Stephen Bull, whose body was found in a park in St Austell in January.

    Joshua Buscombe, 25 was found guilty of murder, while Jordan Bishop, 21, was been found guilty of manslaughter.

    A third man Daniel Altass, 22, had previously pleaded guilty to murder.

    Sentencing will take place tomorrow at Truro Crown Court.

  13. Terror Marine 'had 43 weapons hides'

    Ciarán Maxwell
    Image caption: Ciarán Maxwell pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him

    A Royal Marine who made bombs for dissident republicans had 43 weapons hides across England and Northern Ireland, the Old Bailey has been told.

    Ciarán Maxwell, originally from Larne, County Antrim, bought bomb-making materials online and posted them to his late grandmother's house, it heard.

    The 31-year-old has already admitted offences including bomb-making and storing stolen military weapons.

    The London court hearing will determine the length of his jail sentence.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3047 Cornwall eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3047 Cornwall eastbound severe accident, between Adelaide Street and B3303 Centenary Street.

    A3047 Cornwall - A3047 Trelowarren Street in Camborne blocked and slow traffic eastbound between the Adelaide Street junction and the B3303 Centenary Street junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A379 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A379 Devon both ways severe accident, near Tanners Road.

    A379 Devon - A379 Dartmouth Road in Paignton blocked and very slow traffic in both directions near Goodrington Train Station, because of an accident.

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

  16. Man clogs up 999 system with calls before smashing entrance of Exeter police station

    Devon Live

    A man clogged up the emergency services call centre with persistent 999 and 101 calls from a phone outside an Exeter police station - before smashing in a door.

  17. Wrong turn for driver who blocked Kingsbridge road

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    There was no way through Bell Cross Road in Kingsbridge this afternoon after a driver took a detour that left his open-top sports car firmly wedged.


    Kingsbridge Police reported that the road was temporarily closed while a recovery truck made its way to the stranded driver.

  18. Port Eliot Festival: A town in a Cornish field

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    How's this for a high street? Port Eliot is like a makeshift town - there's shops, restaurants, bars, venues - and even cash machines.

  19. BreakingServing police officer in court charged with rape

    A serving police officer has appeared in court charged with three counts of rape.

    PC Ryan Canning, 44, a Plymouth-based officer from Burraton Coombe, Saltash, was suspended from duty at the start of the investigation.

    Wearing a dark suit and tie, PC Canning gave no indication of plea at Bodmin Magistrates Court.

    The case was adjourned to Truro Crown Court on 25 August. Devon and Cornwall Police said it expects the highest standards from staff and "will robustly investigate misconduct and alleged criminal offences".

    Ryan Canning