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  1. St Ives ex-council house sold for £1.44m

    A former council house in St Ives has made £1.44m at auction.

    The cliffside property at Porthmeor beach had a guide price of £625,000.

    It was sold to a bidder in the room at the Allsop auction house in London.

    Devon and Cornwall Housing said before the sale that the money would be used to support affordable housing in the area.

    Final bidding screen
  2. School and football club pay tribute to 'popular' man who died in motorbike crash with lorry

    Devon Live

    Former teachers and members of a local football team have paid further heartfelt tributes to 23-year-old Luke Adams from South Molton, who died in a motorbike crash on Tuesday.

  3. Close-up with the deadly visitors washed up on Cornish shores

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Lethal Portuguese man-of-war may not be the ideal house guest but Cornish film-maker Jane Darke wanted to get a closer look so she brought two home.

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    Video caption: Beauty of deadly Portuguese man-of-war caught on camera

    Ms Darke from Porthcothan said she held the washed-up man-of-war by their non-poisonous sails and "put them in a bucket".

    That gave her a chance to catch the creatures' beauty for a day before burying them.

    "My father was stung by one and ended up in hospital so I know how dangerous they can be," she said.

    "I wouldn't advise everyone to do it but I know how to handle them.

    "They don't look much on the beach but in the water their tentacles unfurl and are spectacular, turquoise and pink."

    Record numbers of Portuguese man-of-war have washed up on Cornwall and Wales beaches say experts.

  4. Government denies officer numbers will fall

    The government has denied that Devon and Cornwall Police will lose a large number of officers as a result of the latest pay deal.

    Ministers have agreed to give officers increases of 2% in the coming year.

    Luke Pollard

    Speaking in the Commons, the Labour MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Luke Pollard, said he's concerned the Devon and Cornwall force will shrink in size.

  5. Claims council has 'withdrawn' Scilly heliport permission

    Neil Gallacher, Business & Industry Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    There's a further twist this morning to the row over plans for a heliport at Penzance, which would serve a revived helicopter link to the Isles of Scilly.

    The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, which opposes the heliport, claims today that Cornwall Council has withdrawn planning permission for the heliport.

    The steamship group said the planning consent had been withdrawn on legal grounds.

    It said that the judicial review that it launched earlier this year had forced planners to accept that more consultation should have been carried out before permission was granted.


    This effectively challenges a statement last night from the firm behind the helicopter plan, which said that it was voluntarily amending and resubmitting its application.

    It said that was in order to spare Cornwall Council the expense of fighting the judicial review.

    The council has so far made no comment.

  6. Ex-council house could fetch £1m

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Drone footage shows the incredible location of a council property that is being auctioned today.

    The house is called Sunset and is perched above Porthmeor beach in St Ives.

    It has a guide price of £600,000, but could fetch more.

    Devon and Cornwall Housing, which owns the property, said the proceeds would be spent on local affordable housing.

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  7. Dog killed on A38 near Exeter

    Devon Live

    A dog has been struck and killed on the A38 near Exeter. Traffic warnings were issued this morning after the animal was spotted on the road at Splatford Split.

  8. Supplies arrive in Scilly after delay

    Retired freight ship the Gry Maritha has delivered much-needed supplies to the Isles of Scilly.

    Stocks of fresh food had been running low after the current freight ship, the Mali Rose, was in a collision in Penzance harbour at the weekend.

    It collided with a trawler and a yacht on Saturday evening.

    Gry Maritha

    There were then delays in the Gry Maritha sailing, and the first supplies arrived in the islands last night.

    Euan Rodger and his wife, Lindsay, run the Post Office on St Mary's, and also a bespoke food business.

    Euan said: "It created me some issues as I had a lot on yesterday. However, we managed to deliver what we set out to deliver. These things happen. It's part of day-to-day island life."

  9. Cornwall travel: Slow traffic at Connor Downs

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    • On the A30 westbound from Connor Downs, there's slow traffic
    • In Truro, on the A390 Highertown around the County Hall roundabout, there's slow traffic
    • On the A388 between Hatt and Carkeel, there are temporary traffic lights and roadworks. Delays are expected
  10. Council IT systems back online

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

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    Three Devon councils affected by an IT failure on Wednesday say they are back online.

    Phones and websites at Exeter City Council, East Devon District Council and Teignbridge District Council failed as a result of a major fault.

    The services are shared by the three to save money and improve efficiency.

    As well as Exeter City Council tweeting a picture of a thumbs-up (above), Teignbridge District Council said on Facebook that it was also "back in action", and that its "website is now back up and running and so are our phones".

    East Devon District Council said its systems were "up and running today", but it was still experiencing some "minor disruption" to its housing, revenues and benefits systems.

  11. Naval ship in sea trials after refit

    BBC Spotlight

    Plymouth based HMS Albion has been undergoing sea trials after her £90m refit at Devonport Dockyard.

    The Royal Navy warship boasts a flight deck, an internal harbour and a massive vehicle deck.

    HMS Albion

    It will be able to transport hundreds of Royal Marines anywhere in the world.

  12. Neighbours 'living in fear' of people around house where man was stabbed in Falmouth

    Cornwall Live

    Residents living in a small terrace of houses in Falmouth said they were too frightened to speak up about issues relating to a house where a man was stabbed.

  13. Scilly transport links up in the air

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    There are calls for a wider consultation on transport links to the Isles of Scilly after a judicial review was granted over current plans for a helicopter service from Penzance.

    Isles of Scilly

    The group behind the plans, headed by Robert Dorrien-Smith of Tresco, said it would re-submit an amended application.

    Meanwhile, the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has called for a wider debate to be held. Its view is that it could operate a helicopter service from Land's End Airport.

    Land's End Airport

    The group currently runs the Skybus planes and Scillonian ferry service - the only passenger transport available to Scilly.

    Andrew May, chairman of the steamship group, said: "Neither the islands nor Penzance can afford a repeat of the collapsed helicopter service that we saw five years ago, and we all need to look at what’s in the best long-term interests of the islands."

  14. Bodmin roadworks near completion

    Intensive work to upgrade Bodmin's road network will finish at the end of this month.

    It's taken more than a year to make the town more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

    Bodmin roadworks

    Cornwall Council said delays had been caused by "stumbling blocks outside the control of the contractors".

  15. Weather: Sunny spells and scattered showers

    BBC Weather

    Another breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers. Some heavy showers are likely and may turn thundery with hail.

    Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).