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A30 Cornwall both ways severe accident, between B3284 and B3285.
A30 Cornwall - A30 closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Allet Turn Off in Chybucca and Boxheater Junction in Zelah, because of a multi-vehicle accident.
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Duncan Berry, the Chief Operating Officer of Bluebird Care, whose franchisee employed Elaina Beard, said:
"We are deeply saddened to learn today that one of our franchisee’s carers tragically lost her life in an incident on the M5.
"It is evident from the comments made by those she worked with that Elaina was a hugely valued and liked member of her team and we can only imagine the impact that this sudden loss will have on the team.
"We’re sure they will draw strength from each other during this time and our thoughts are with Elaina’s family at this very sad and difficult time."
A few wintry showers this evening.
It will then be dry and cold through the first part of the night with clear spells, but cloudier and windy later with some rain pushing in from the west.
Minimum Temperature: -2 to 2C (28 to 36F).Copyright: BBC
It will be a windy, milder and unsettled day on Saturday with spells of rain, which will become heavy and persistent.
Maximum Temperature: 9-12C (48-54F).
A cold and windy day on Sunday with a mixture of bright spells and scattered rain, sleet and snow showers.
Turning drier on Sunday night with a frost.
A man who works on the flower farm in Cornwall that was raided by police yesterday as part of an anti-slavery operation described it as "well run", and said migrant workers are "well looked after".Copyright: BBC
After the raid three men were arrested under suspicion of modern slavery offences, but have since been released by police while inquiries continue.
But Brindley Hosken - who owns a farm but helps out at Bosahan as a tractor driver during busy periods - says he "couldn't believe" the allegations.
"It's well run, everyone knows their job and as far as I'm concerned we all get on well together," Mr Hosken said.
Whilst he did not know details of the migrant workers pay, he said they lived in caravans which were "always being updated" and were able to access to the internet through a computer room.
"I would have thought the majority of them are happy" he said. "As far as I can see."
Commenting on the events after the raid, Mr Hosken said many of the Romanian workers were contacted by their families "to make sure they were alright and not locked up".
"It went all around the world", he added.
Police have said that they believe the woman who died in the M5 crash today was 29-year-old Elaina Beard from Bridgwater.
Her family have issued the following tribute:
“We are totally heartbroken at the loss of our Elaina.
“She was a loving sister, daughter, auntie and friend, who was so caring both as a carer in her day job and a family member.
“Even as we write this it still doesn't seem real that she was taken away from us so early.
“We are supporting each other as a family and have sought a little comfort in the outpouring of messages from people close and far, and we thank you all.
“We take some comfort knowing she is now with our nan and grandad.”
Formal identification is yet to take place.
Cornwall Council is continuing to provide support for three people after an anti-slavery operation was carried out at Bosahan Farm near Helston on Thursday.
About 200 workers live on the farm where they pick flowers. Police inquiries are continuing.
Fourteen people came forward on the day of the raid with 11 of them taking up other work today and the council says it will continue to provide help to the remaining three people until tomorrow.
It stated it was "winding down our support having listened to people’s concerns and ensured people’s ongoing safety and wellbeing".
The M5 will reopen at some point today, according to Avon and Somerset Police.
The motorway is currently shut in both directions between junctions J25 and J26 following a crash just before 06:20 GMT this morning.
One person died and 10 others were injured in the collision, which involved several vehicles.
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Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at a property in Cornwall.
Crews from from Looe, Polruan, Liskeard, Launceston, St Austell and Callington Community Fire Stations were called to the house in Polperro at about 10:00.
Police are also in attendance.
The M5 between junction 26 (Wellington) and junction 25 (Taunton) is expected to remain closed throughout this afternoon and into the evening following the M5 crash.
Highways England is advising drivers to consider delaying their journeys or use alternative routes.
- Northbound traffic is advised to exit the M5 at junction 26 and follow the solid black triangle diversion symbol. Take the A38 northbound and re-join the M5 at junction 25.
- Southbound traffic is advised to exit the M5 at junction 25 and follow the solid black square diversion symbol. Take the A358 east through West Hatch. At Horton Cross, take the A303 southbound through Newcott and then the A30 towards Honiton. Re-join the M5 at junction 29.
- Northbound traffic coming from further south may wish to exit the M5 at junction 29 and head north using the A30 as an alternative.