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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe accident, at J28 for .

    M5 Devon - M5 exit slip road closed northbound at J28, / (Cullompton Services), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, from J27 for A38 A361 to J26 for A38.

    M5 Devon - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J27, A38 (Tiverton) to J26, A38 (Wellington), because of a police incident.

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

  3. Weather: cloud moving in

    BBC Weather

    Apart from the far west most places tonight will be clear and dry at first, but cloud in the west will spread slowly eastwards bringing some very patchy light rain to most of Cornwall by the morning. Winds will become variable, but still mainly light from the south or southwest.

    Min Temp:14 to 17C (57 to 63F)


    Tomorrow, after a cloudy start with some showery and perhaps locally heavy rain affecting east Cornwall for a time, spells of sunshine will develop in places, but cloud will also increase across western parts later and may give some further outbreaks of showery rain. It will also be cooler with a light or moderate southwesterly wind developing.

    Max Temp:19 to 22C (66 to 72F)

  4. Preservation trust warning over Barnstaple regeneration

    Neil Gallacher, Business & Industry Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    The old Shapland and Petter factory in Barnstaple

    Historic building preservationists say they will be watching closely to see how respectfully developers treat the old door factory at the core of Barnstaple's vast riverside regeneration site.

    The first proposed designs have emerged for the old Shapland and Petter factory, which is due to become upmarket flats with retail on the ground floor.

    A new-build block of flats features in the proposals.

    Jon Rodney-Jones from the local building preservation trust wants the planners to be cautious...

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    Video caption: Preservation trust warning over Barnstaple regeneration
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    Video caption: UK heatwave: England's parched landscape from the air

    England's green and pleasant lands are turning brown.

  6. One-way system scrapped after drivers ignored it

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    So many people have ignored a new one-way system in a Devon village that it is being scrapped.

    Last July an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order was introduced in Highweek, near Newton Abbot where roads were being used as a rat run.

    This included making Pitt Hill Road one way northbound from Stoneleigh Close.

    However, 12 months later the Teignbridge Highways and Traffic Orders Committee has decided to scrap the ban because it was not cutting down on "rat running" through Highweek.

    Road in Highweek, Devon

    The committee said that the long-term solution to solve the village's traffic issues was for a new link road between the A382 and A383.

    Councillors said it would act as an alternative route for traffic but work on that scheme is not expected to begin until 2020.

    A planning application for the road has not yet been submitted by Devon County Council.

  7. Meet the pawsome stars of the RNLI’s dog safety campaign

    These are the adorable faces of the RNLI's latest campaign, which encourages dog owners to "take the lead" in their pet's safety.

    Dash, a Cavalier King Charles, Buddy, a cockapoo and Louie, a collie cross, are the winners of the #RNLITopDog campaign that saw 294 dogs photographed at this year's Royal Cornwall Show.

    The furry friends will now feature in the charity's new dog safety posters which will go out on social media during the summer holidays.

    dogs and people with a boat
    Image caption: The three dogs and their owners alongside members of the Port Isaac RNLI lifeboat crew

    Here's the RNLI's advice about keeping yourself and your dog safe while walking on the coast:

    • Keep your dog on a lead when walking close to cliff edges. If they fall, do not go after them.
    • Check the tide times and weather conditions before you set out.
    • When you are out walking with your dog, carry a means of calling for help.
    • If your dog does swim out too far, do not go after them. Move to a place they can get to safely and call them.
    Quote Message: When a pet does in get into trouble, often the owners want to try and help them but, by doing so, put themselves into danger. In 2015, 119 dog walkers were rescued around the UK coastline. If you are worried about your dog at all, do not hesitate to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard." from Simon Hannaford RNLI Community Safety Officer
    Simon HannafordRNLI Community Safety Officer
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A390 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A390 Cornwall both ways severe accident, from Middleway to Station Road.

    A390 Cornwall - A390 Church Street in Saint Blazey closed and very slow traffic in both directions from the Middleway junction to the Station Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  9. Mental health plans for abused children are "inadequate"

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    More than 30,000 abused or neglected children in Devon are being let down by "inadequate" NHS mental health plans, according to new NSPCC analysis.

    All 195 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England were given a traffic light rating by the NSPCC and, for 2017/18, 146 were rated amber and 21 were rated red.

    NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG and NHS Northern, Eastern and Western CCG were rated amber, meaning their mental health plans made reference to the needs of abused and vulnerable children, but were inadequately planning their care.

    An estimated 30,536 Devon children are affected.


    A spokesperson for Devon’s CCGs, said: “We take the NSPCC’s review seriously and note that their comments are based on future plans rather than what is already happening in Devon.

    “In Plymouth we have opened a place of safety for children, and we’ve invested to reduce waiting times for Child & Adolescent Community Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We have also undertaken a system redesign to identify and support the emotional health and wellbeing needs of looked-after children so they receive help within 11 weeks of entering care.

    “In addition, 68 teaching assistants have been trained to become Emotional Literacy and Support Assistants, focusing on loss, bereavement and family break-up, as well as managing emotions such as anger and anxiety, active listening and reflective conversation skills.

    “We surveyed more than 16,000 children and their families putting them at the centre of the work we are doing to improve care. The feedback is now informing how our redesigned children’s services will look later this year when we announce the new provider of services.”

    The NSPCC was unable to give NHS Kernow CCG a rating as it had not refreshed its mental health plan before the study took place.

  10. Seagull rescued from roof in St Ives

    Not everyone in St Ives hates seagulls.

    The town's firefighters came to the rescue of one of the birds - along with its pigeon mate - this morning after the pair got trapped in netting.

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  11. Arson suspected after gorse fire

    A gorse fire at a Cornish beauty spot is thought to have been started deliberately.

    Crews from Tolvaddon Fire Station were called to Carn Brea just after 07:00 and found two areas of smouldering gorse, covering about 100 sq m.

    No-one was injured.

    Carn Brea
  12. Greece fires: Holidaymakers flee flames

    BBC Spotlight

    A couple from Cornwall have been speaking of the moment they hid behind rocks on the beach to escape the wildfires in Greece which have killed at least 81 people.

    Fred and Suzanne Cogdell are on holiday in the coastal town of Mati which has been destroyed by the flames.

    The couple were relaxing by the pool when, they said, staff urged them to run to safety.

    "All of a sudden the smoke came over and it became very dark and hot and we could see flames and the staff were saying to move to the beach and get into the water.

    "We waited on the rocks from 16:00 to 01:00.

    "Guys were taking their shirts off to cover the children because they were in their swimming costumes and the embers were burning them."

    Fred Cogdell is on holiday in Mati with wife Suzanne
    Quote Message: There was a lot of panic to start with. You couldn't see the hotel - it was covered in dark acrid smoke. There were embers falling from the sky, flames, cars exploding - it was sort of biblical really" from Fred Cogdell holidaymaker
    Fred Cogdellholidaymaker

    The couple were allowed back into the hotel which was not damaged despite neighbouring properties being destroyed by the flames.

    They say they are determined to stay until their holiday ends on Monday.

    "We want to support the local community. They looked after us and we think we owe it to them to stay. We intend to have a good time and support the community while we are here," said Mr Cogdell.