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Summary

  1. 'Freak waves' swept brothers off rocks, inquest told
  2. Boy, 11, 'seriously injured' after falling from cliffs
  3. Work 'still needed' at Royal Cornwall Hospital says CQC
  4. Wild Devon beaver 'run over and killed'
  5. Man injured after falling 80ft down blowhole
  6. Police investigate reports of trolley thrown from bridge
  7. Updates from Tuesday 3 April until Friday 6 April 2018

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  1. Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport

    Jack Nowell dives over for a try

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport

    Jack Nowell scores two tries on his Exeter return as the Premiership leaders beat Gloucester to secure a play-off spot.

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  2. Weather: Overnight showers will clear tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be cloudy at first with a spot of rain possible.

    There is a risk of some showery rain spreading up from the south in the early hours.

    Minimum Temperature: 6 to 9C (43 to 48F)

    Weather map, 7 April 2018

    Tomorrow, showers should clear northwards through the morning.

    The cloud should break to allow some sunshine later in the afternoon.

    Maximum temperature: 9 to 12C (48 to 54F)

  3. Delays continue on A38 after tractor fire

    Emergency resurfacing work is being carried out on the A38 following an earlier tractor fire.

    The Highways Agency says delays are still expected in the area as a result.

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  4. Exeter prisoners rated according to potential violence

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    HMP Exeter

    A new device that rates inmates according to their chances of being involved in violence and disturbances is being piloted at Exeter prison.

    Under the new scheme, prisoners are given a "score" based on their perceived likelihood of participating in assaults, fights or riots.

    Staff can use the data to help them make decisions such as which wing an individual should be placed in and prisoners' activity and work programmes.

    HMP Exeter is among 16 prisons piloting the scheme.

  5. Police appeal for witnesses following Newquay assault

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    Bank Street, Newquay

    Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Newquay on Easter Saturday.

    The incident took place on Bank Street at about 16:30 on 31 March.

    A police spokesperson said: "If any member of the public has filmed the assault, it is vital that these people make themselves known to police as part of this investigation."

    A man has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and is due before Bodmin Magistrates Court at the end of April.

  6. New tax will help drinks companies to cut sugar

    BBC Radio Devon

    soft drinks bottles

    A soft drinks producer from Devon says the tax on sugary drinks will actually help manufacturers to reduce the sugar in their recipes.

    The new levy came into force today, and could add up to 24 pence onto each litre.

    Gabriel David, chairman of Luscombe Drinks in Buckfastleigh, says it means consumers will now expect less sugar in their drinks:

    "It the government comes in with this tax, they're beginning to talk about things, they're beginning to suggest that we don't want so much sugar, which helps companies likes ours to reduce our sugar on the expectation front.

    "People have choice, and if they're prepared for the reduction in sugar, then they're moving towards their own sugar intake."

  7. New £35 charge for garden waste collection in Torridge

    BBC Radio Devon

    garden rubbish

    People living in Torridge are being told that, from June, their green wheelie bins will only be emptied if they've subscribed to a new service costing £35.

    The district council says the initiative, which affects garden waste, is designed to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

    A weekly food waste collection service and fortnightly black bag collections are also being introduced.

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    Severe accident: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe accident, between J27 for A38 and J26 for A38.

    M5 Devon - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M5 northbound between J27, A38 (Tiverton) and J26, A38 (Wellington), because of an accident.

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

  9. Pictures of cliff rescue of boy, 11

    The first pictures have emerged of the rescue of an 11-year-old boy who fell 200ft (60m) down cliffs in north Devon.

    The boy is originally from Los Angeles and was visiting the Lynton area in north Devon.

    The victim has a double fracture of the fibia and an injury to his back and has been transferred to hospital in Bristol.

    Boy being winched
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    Severe accident: A390 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A390 Cornwall both ways severe accident, between Charlestown Road and A391.

    A390 Cornwall - A390 Holmbush Road in St Austell blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between Mount Charles Roundabout and Pine Lodge Traffic Lights, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

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    Severe disruption: A38 Devon westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Devon westbound severe disruption, at A383 affecting B3344.

    A38 Devon - One lane closed, queuing traffic and severe delays on A38 westbound in Bickington at Goodstone Junction, because of an earlier tractor fire and recovery work. Travel time is an hour and 20 minutes. Congestion to Chudleigh Knighton turn off.

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

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    Severe disruption: A379 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A379 Devon both ways severe disruption, between John Nash Drive and New Road.

    A379 Devon - A379 Teignmouth Road in Dawlish blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the John Nash Drive junction and the New Road junction, because of a broken down lorry.

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

  13. Camper van ban on Exmouth seafront may be introduced

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A proposed ban on camper vans parking on Exmouth seafront could be in place from next month.

    In December, East Devon District Council's cabinet voted in favour of allowing them to park in council-owned car parks instead.

    If a traffic regulation order - now issued by Devon County Council - to completely ban camper vans from parking in a section of Queen's Drive is confirmed, the ban could be in place in May.

    New overnight camper van bays would then be created in council-owned car parks - 30 in the Queen's Drive Echelon car park, 20 in the Imperial Recreation Ground and 20 in Maer Road.

    Camper vans parked on Exmouth seafront
    Quote Message: We do depend on tourism and visitors coming to Exmouth and we don't want to deter owner of camper vans from coming here for a few days. But what we are trying to do is to find more appropriate facilities for the camper van owners and their families." from Councillor Mark Williamson
    Councillor Mark Williamson
  14. Devon travel: Tractor fire on A38 in Bickington

    BBC Radio Devon

    In Bickington on the A38 Pymouth-bound near the Caton turn off, there are reports of queuing traffic due to a tractor on fire.

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  15. Flower show a 'challenge' after cold and wet winter

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    This weekend sees the Cornwall Garden Society Spring flower show at the Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel.

    A fixture in the gardener's calendar, it traditionally marked the beginning of spring.

    But the cold and wet winter has been a challenge for growers and exhibitors.

    Daffodil grower David White won five times at last year's show but this time he is not so sure.

    "This year has been really difficult because they were all in the very cold weather we've had," he said. "They were all frozen, absolutely solid, literally a fortnight ago."

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