By Adam Williams
M5 Devon both ways severe disruption, at J27 for A38.
M5 Devon - Queuing traffic on M5 in both directions at J27, A38 (Tiverton), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
There will be some clear spells to start the night, but a band of patchy showery rain will move in towards the end of the night.
Winds will be mainly light from the south or southeast.
Minimum Temperature: 0-3C (32-37F)Copyright: BBC
Despite a mainly cloudy start with a little patchy rain in places it will become a mostly dry day with spells of sunshine and just the odd isolated light shower.
Winds will be mainly light from the west or northwest.
Maximum Temperature: 8-11C (46-52F).
BBC Radio Devon
An eight-acre plot of land at Devon and Cornwall Police's Middlemoor headquarters in Exeter is being taken on by a firm of retail property developers.
It has been announced that London-based Hammerson PLC has beaten 13 other bidders for the site.
It came back on the market last year after supermarket firm Morrisons pulled out of a planned development.Copyright: Google
Devon and Cornwall Police had been relying on £20m from the sale of land to pay for a new criminal justice centre at its headquarters site at Middlemoor.
Hammerson financed the construction of shopping centres such as Cabot Circus in Bristol and the Bullring in Birmingham.
Coastguards in the South West say their staff and volunteers are having to cope with a significant increase in the number of calls to people with dementia, lost children and to incidents involving those considering suicide.
New figures show a 24% increase in reports of missing people on the South West coast from 2016 to 2017.Copyright: BBC
Robert Sansom, senior operations officer for HM Coastguard, says the rise is putting a strain on its resources.
"Every time you're calling a volunteer away, that is having an effect on their other life.
"An increase in any area where they are being called away from home is going to affect family life.
"If they're being called away from home it affects the good will of their employers, to either let them come away and attend these type of incidents, or if they're self-employed, it actually affects their income."
Dartmouth Regatta may not have an airshow this year after suffering losses of more than £56,000 over the past two years.
Three people are believed to be injured following a two vehicle crash on the A38.
Police, firefighters and air ambulance were deployed at about 16:30 to the A38 westbound turnoff for Looe and Widegates following reports of a crash.
The westbound road remains blocked and a diversion is in place.
BBC News Online
Exmoor is "leading the way" in accessible adventure holidays for disabled people, according to the Minister for Disabled People, Health, and Work, Sarah Newton.
Mrs Newton and local MP Peter Heaton-Jones visited the Calvert Trust today to see the facilities that enable disabled people to enjoy activities such as horse riding, abseiling, and canoeing.
Mrs Newton said: "The Calvert Trust is a real asset to Exmoor. It's been great to see their work and how they're enriching people's lives.
"The spending power of disabled people and their families is almost £250bn, so making tourism more accessible isn't just the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense."
BBC SpotlightCopyright: Google
Textiles could be made in the old Jaeger factory on Union Street in Plymouth again.
The city's College of Art is looking at creating a "sampling unit" in the building that could be used by recent graduates, new designers and small businesses.
It would be part of a social enterprise run with the Millfields Trust.
The idea was first proposed last July by Plymouth College of Art's director of development, Hannah Harris.Copyright: BBC
"We know it's very difficult for recent graduates to set up their own company or produce their first collection or range," she said.
"So for us it was a desire to support our graduates into business and hopefully retaining some of them in the area, and also helping them move through the industry."
BBC Radio Devon
Devon County Council says it is thinking about seeking the power to charge utility companies for roadworks that cause disruption.
Lane rental schemes have already been trialled in London and Kent, and the Department for Transport says they could be extended to the rest of England by the end of next year.
Cabinet member for Highways, Stuart Hughes, says the council is looking at the idea of bringing in a permit scheme, which could lead to lane rental as a next step.Copyright: Getty Images
BBC Radio Cornwall
Sleeping in camper vans overnight could be banned from another 20 Cornwall Council car parks if plans being considered go ahead.
Motorhome owners say it is short sighted and could stop some holiday makers coming to the county.
Former Cornwall councillor Lisa Dolley, who owns a camper van, is lobbying for a rethink.
"If you've got a towing caravan, you can unhitch your caravan and use your car and go and visit places," she said.Copyright: Getty Images
"But if you're in a motorhome or a camper van, you can't do that.
"If you go on to the continent, there are publicly-owned, designated parking areas for people with motorhomes and a lot of people spend a lot of money staying in them."
Cornwall Council says it is taking the views of campsite owners into account, who are concerned about a loss of business, and local communities worried about rubbish left in car parks.
The council also says there is a challenge around travellers setting up camps in car parks.
BBC News Online
After a major collapse on the coastal footpath connecting Porthleven and Loe Bar, it has been announced the footpath to be rerouted, the town mayor has said.
In a statement posted on his website, Councillor Andrew Wallis wrote that discussions with the National Trust had led to the decision that "any repair to this area would be futile due to this area being prone to large-scale erosion".Copyright: Councillor Andrew Wallis
The route of this new path is yet to be decided, although Mr Wallis said behind Bar Lodge is being touted as the preferred route.
Similarly where part of the path was before a bridleway, this new stretch is set to be a footpath only. According to the statement, horse and bike riders will be able to access the area from connecting paths.
National Trust are seeking funding for the work.
BBC News Online
Trading standards officers in Cornwall are warning people again of the dangers of asking cold callers to do work on their property.
It follows the case of an elderly couple from St Columb Major who used a rogue roofer.
The man, 55-year-old Peter Foster from Bury St Edmunds, tried to charge them for work he had not been asked to do.
He was arrested and is now subject to an eight-week curfew order.
The elderly couple's daughter Zenita says the whole affair was disgusting and frightened her father.
"He had a knock on the door by a man dressed in a uniform and his two sons saying how dangerous his roof was.
"He was scared."
BBC Radio Cornwall
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has been sanctioned for a second time over a serious failure to support a vulnerable person on the island.
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman first issued a statutory report in August 2017.
Now it says it has had to take the unusual step of publishing another one because the council has failed to apologise, pay compensation and retrain staff.
Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, said: "While I appreciate the council is in a difficult position with regards to members discussing the original report in public, the council still needs to keep the communication channels open with my office and confirm its intended actions.Copyright: Getty Images
"Since we chased the council about its response to the initial report it has - albeit belatedly - sent an apology to the family and provided part of the financial remedy recommended.
"The council’s failure to respond properly to the original report has shown a great deal of disrespect to the family, and can have only compounded their sense of injustice.
"I am disappointed it took prompting and the threat of this further report for the council to provide part of the remedy it had previously agreed."
The council will not comment but say it is going to discuss the issue next week.
BBC News Online
Following a chilly night, Falmouth Police tweeted this photo from an ungritted country road in Cornwall:
With temperatures set to fall to 0C (32F) tonight, caution is being advised when travelling.