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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Devon northbound severe accident, between A385 and A384.

    A38 Devon - A38 closed northbound between Marley Head Junction in Dean Prior and Dartbridge Junction in Buckfast, because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3022 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3022 Devon both ways severe accident, near Lindthorpe Way.

    A3022 Devon - A3022 New Road in Brixham blocked near the Lindthorpe Way junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, between J31 for A30 and J30 for A376.

    M5 Devon - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J31, A30 (Exminster) and J30, A376 (Exeter), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  4. New health centre could replace Teignmouth Hospital

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Teignmouth Hospital could close if proposals for a new health centre in the town go ahead.

    The purpose-built site could see GPs, the multi-disciplinary health and wellbeing team, voluntary sector partners, and some outpatient clinics brought under one roof.

    Several different sites in the town are being considered, with the current hospital site and East Cliff Car Park both viable options.

    The proposals will go to public consultation for six weeks from 20 April.

    Teignmouth Hospital
  5. Weather: dry and clear, with showers tomorrow afternoon

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry and often clear with only the odd patch of cloud and mainly gentle winds.

    Minimum Temperature: 3 to 6°C (37 to 43°F)

    weather map for devon and cornwall

    Tomorrow morning will be dry and rather sunny.

    Some cloud will bubble-up in places by the afternoon bringing the risk of one or two sharp showers.

    Maximum Temperature: 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F)

  6. Two injured in A30 crash near Launceston

    Kieran Bell

    A man has been left with serious injuries after the car he was driving crashed on the A30 westbound near Launceston at about 04:40 this morning.

    A man and a woman in their 30s were in the car when it left the road and struck a number of trees, police said.

    Both were taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, the woman with minor injuries.

    One lane of the A30 remained closed whilst an examination of the scene took place and was reopened at 11:00.

  7. Fast rescue for slow worm stuck in BBQ kit

    BBC Radio Devon

    slow worm stuck in bbq scraper

    A woman had a shock when house sitting for friends after she discovered a slow worm wedged in a BBQ tool.

    RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Paul Adams was called on 19 April by a member of the public who found the slow worm in the garden shed in Exeter.

    Mr Adams had to take the reptile, still stuck in the tool, to RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre.

    Staff at the centre used a saw to carefully cut the slow worm free.

    Mr Adams said: “Hopefully she can now be released back into the wild where she belongs."

  8. Cornish mum jailed for poisoning daughter with salt

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    A Cornish mum who deliberately poisoned her 18-month-old daughter with more than a tablespoon of salt has been jailed for four years.

    The 29-year-old mother, who is from the St Austell area, gave her toddler between 21 and 24 grams of salt in April 2016.

    The child survived after treatment at two hospitals.

    The woman was found guilty of administering a poison or noxious substance to endanger life at Truro Crown Court in March and cannot be named for legal reasons.

    Truro Crown Court
  9. New solution unveiled for bin collections in Cornwall

    Kieran Bell

    Wheelie bins could help reduce the amount of litter on the streets of Cornwall and drive up recycling rates, councillors were told this week.

    Current figures show that just 35% of waste in Cornwall is currently recycled but the council has set itself a target of 48%.

    Following an inquiry into rubbish collections held by the neighbourhoods overview and scrutiny committee, new container options were on display at County Hall, with wheelie bins, seagull-proof sacks, trolley boxes and an assortment of other bags and sacks being proposed.

    No firm proposals have been drawn up but a decision is expected to be considered on 24 May when a recommendation is made by the committee.

    Verity Palk, team leader for waste and environmental contracts at County Hall, said: “There are benefits in that we can control the amount of waste that is put out and there are also benefits from a health and safety perspective for collecting crews."

    Recycling bags
  10. Police investigate Cornish care home

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    Police are investigating a care home in Perranporth over safeguarding concerns.

    Residents of Sunningdale House have been removed by Cornwall Council after concerns were raised over the quality of care.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We are in the early stages of what is likely to be a protracted and fairly complex investigation."

    Sunningdale House remains open but the owners, South West Care Homes, have replaced the home's management team.

    care home with trees and garden in foreground
    Image caption: Sunningdale House remains open while police investigate

    The company said: "Care wasn't reaching its usual high standards."

    In a statement, Cornwall Council said: "We are working closely with families and partners and support is available for those people who fund their own care if they wish to move."

    Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have visited the home twice in the last month.

    A CQC report is expected to be released in the coming weeks.