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Summary

  1. Elsie Scully-Hicks: Injuries 'consistent with shaking'
  2. Student's eye injured in 'unprovoked' attack
  3. Arson suspect arrested after Liskeard fire
  4. --- Two people were rescued from the burning building this morning
  5. 'No armed police' after school pupil threat
  6. Plymouth hate crime figures 'double'
  7. Exeter bus station to close 'by end of February' and new leisure centre and coach station 'to open by end of 2020'
  8. Remember the Man Engine? It's coming back to the South West for another tour
  9. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Sophie Malcolm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon and Cornwall this Friday. We'll be back on Monday at 08:00 to bring you all the news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Don't forget Spotlight this evening on BBC One at 18:30 with Justin Leigh and Victoria Graham and the late bulletin at 22:30.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Driver warning for 'on the move' deer

    BBC Radio Devon

    Drivers are being warned to look out for deer on Devon's roads.

    The Highways Agency and the group, The Deer Initiative, say there's more risk of cars hitting the mammal at this time of the year as deer will be on the move for the autumn mating season.

    They say there's likely to be 74,000 deer-related road accidents this year.

    deer
  3. Saturday's weather for Devon and Cornwall: Sunny spells and light winds

    David Braine

    Weather Forecaster

    It will be a cloudy and misty start, but some bright spells will develop through the morning, with some sunshine in the afternoon.

    Saturday's weather map

    Feeling pleasantly warm in light winds with a top temperature of 19C (66 F).

  4. Hallelujah! Hospital staff sing and sing and sing and sing...

    Jane Chandler

    BBC Spotlight

    Hospital staff will be making a lot of noise for the next 24 hours - but it's all in a good cause.

    The members of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Choir are taking part in a "singathon" to raise money for the neo-natal and maternity departments at the hospital in Truro.

    Royal Cornwall Hospital Choir

    The aim of the marathon song fest at Truro's Methodist Church is to raise £24,000 for the Birth and Baby Appeal.

  5. Ready, set, go!

    BBC Radio Devon

    Thousands of runners are gearing up to take part in this year's Great West Run which takes place in Exeter on Sunday.

    Double Olympic Gold Medalist James Cracknell is leading the half marathon, which is expected to be the biggest in its 32 year history.

    The 13.1 mile route will take in parts of the city centre and finish at the Exeter Arena in Whipton.

    running shoes
  6. Tool thief suspect sought

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    Police have released an image of a man they wish to identify in connection with the theft of tools from a work van in Plymouth on Monday.

    The vehicle was parked outside the Baptist Church on Ham Drive on Monday 9 October at about 12:30.

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    Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police.

  7. Cornwall's FA Cup history

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Truro City are aiming to become the first Cornish club to make the FA Cup first round in almost 50 years when they travel to Hampton and Richmond Borough in the fourth qualifying round on Saturday.

    No club from Cornwall has got to that stage since 1969, when Falmouth Town were beaten 4-1 at home by Peterborough United.

    Truro City FC

    Falmouth Town were the first club from Cornwall to reach the first round in 1962 when they lost 2-1 at home to Oxford United, and made the same stage in 1967 when they were also beaten by Peterborough.

    The last time a Cornish club made it to the fourth qualifying round was in 1998, when St Blazey were beaten by Camberley Town.

  8. Homeless helped by Torbay charity

    BBC Spotlight

    A big rise in levels of homelessness in Torbay has prompted local people living in the area to set up their own community group to help.

    The number of homeless cases that Torbay Council has more than doubled since 2010.

    Homeless person

    Humanity Torbay, which is privately funded, helps people get accommodation, training and jobs.

  9. Batten down the hatches... Ophelia's on her way!

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for high winds on Monday as the remnants of ex-hurricane Ophelia reaches the UK.

    Gusts of between 55 and 65mph are expected to hit the west, with the potential for gusts of 80mph in coastal areas and large seas.

    Weather map tracking Opelia

    Weather conditions could disrupt road, rail, air and ferry services, power lines and trees could be brought down and there could be some structural damage to buildings.

    Heavy rain is also possible.

    Weather map

    The stormy weather is set to bring heavy swell around the south west, as shown in this image from surf forecasting website MagicSeaweed.

    Swell chart
  10. Newton Abbot College attack an 'isolated incident'

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    The head of Newton Abbot College says an unprovoked attack on one of its students is being viewed as an isolated incident.

    The 16-year-old suffered a serious eye injury when he was attacked in the college car park last night by two teenagers, who punched him and kicked him in the face.

    Principal Paul Cornish said student safety was of paramount importance and he was in daily communication with the victim and his family and wished him a speedy recovery.

    "The police and college are currently of the view that this is an isolated incident and there is no need for unnecessary alarm," a statement added.

    Devon and Cornwall Police have appealed to anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

  11. Tisdale in 'no rush' to sign new deal

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale says he is not in a hurry to complete negotiations over a new contract.

    Tisdale is almost halfway through his two-year notice period after Exeter's Supporter's Trust - which owns the club - voted to renegotiate.

    Last month, City chairman Julian Tagg said a new deal was "close" with the EFL's longest-serving manager.

    Paul Tisdale

    "We've got a long season ahead of us, there's no imminent rush for anybody," Tisdale told BBC Sport.

    Fans voted to serve notice on Tisdale when the club were bottom of the Football League as they struggled to manage a long list of injuries.

    But Tisdale turned the club's fortunes around, leading City to the League Two play-off final last season and their best-ever start to a campaign this term with the club two points clear at the top of the fourth tier.

    Tisdale in 'no rush' to sign new deal

    Paul Tisdale

    Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale says he is not in a hurry to complete negotiations over a new contract.

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  12. Man Engine rises again

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The huge mechanical puppet that toured former mining areas of Cornwall last year is set to return.

    Creators of the Man Engine will take it on a 'Resurrection Tour' next Easter - through Britain's other mining heartlands - including Yorkshire, Derbyshire and South Wales.

    The 10-metre moving model of a Cornish miner won 'Best Art Project' in the prestigious National Lottery Awards this year.

    man engine
  13. Three jailed for 'vicious and cowardly' ammonia attack

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    Three men have been jailed for a robbery in Dawlish, where the victim was sprayed in the face with ammonia.

    Paul Rowntree, 37, from Dawlish was jailed for 19 years; Rikki Ward, 28, from Sunderland was jailed for 15 years three months; and Ross Morton, 29, from Dawlish was jailed for three years at Exeter Crown Court.

    The attack and robbery took place at the Dawlish Costcutter story in January.

    Devon and Cornwall Police welcomed the sentencing, with Det Insp Mike Jones describing the attack on store manager Neil Warner as "unprovoked, vicious and cowardly".

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A39 Cornwall southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A39 Cornwall southbound severe disruption, before A393.

    A39 Cornwall - Slow traffic on A39 southbound in Ponsanooth before Treluswell Roundabout, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  15. Man jailed for rape will be allowed to try to clear his name

    Devon Live

    A man serving a six-year jail term after he was convicted of raping a woman has won the first stage of his fight to clear his name.

  16. Elsie Scully-Hicks: Injuries 'consistent with shaking'

    BBC Wales News

    Elsie Scully-Hicks died two weeks after being formally adopted
    Image caption: Elsie Scully-Hicks died two weeks after being formally adopted

    An 18-month-old baby allegedly murdered by her adoptive father had bleeding on the brain consistent with a "shaking type injury", a doctor has told a jury.

    Eighteen-month-old Elsie Scully-Hicks died at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales after suffering catastrophic injuries in May 2016.

    Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Delabole, Cornwall, denies her murder.

    Paediatrician Dr Nia John was called from home to see the parents at the hospital following Elsie's CT scan.

    Dr John, a consultant community paediatrician responsible for child protection, recalled explaining to the Scully-Hicks that such bleeding on the brain could be an indicator of a non accidental injury.

    She said: "I remember explaining the usual pattern is a shaking type injury."

    She said both men had appeared worried and upset, adding: "People are different in these situations". The trial continues.

    Matthew Scully-Hicks
  17. Student's eye injured in 'unprovoked' attack

    A 16-year-old boy has been injured in what police have described as a "serious and unprovoked" assault at Newton Abbot College.

    He suffered a serious eye injury after being punched and kicked in the face by two teenagers in the college car park just before 23:00 on Thursday.

    The suspects are described as aged between 16 and 18.

    One was wearing a thigh-length hooded khaki coloured coat, blue jeans, a black baseball cap and black footwear, and was carrying a black bag around his neck.

    Devon and Cornwall Police car

    The second had short dark hair and was wearing a grey hooded top, grey/green knee length shorts and black footwear.

    Anyone with information about the attack or who may know the identity of the offenders is asked to contact police.