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    Severe accident: A395 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A395 Cornwall both ways severe accident, between Pipers Pool Methodist Church and A30.

    A395 Cornwall - A395 in Pipers Pool blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the Pipers Pool Methodist Church junction and Kennards House, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

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    Severe disruption: A380 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A380 Devon both ways severe disruption, between A380 and B3192.

    A380 Devon - A380 in Ideford blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between Wapperwell and Turn for Ashcombe, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  3. Twenty people rescued from rip currents

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Gwithian beach rescue

    About 20 people have had to be rescued across Cornwall in the past week after being caught in rip currents, the RNLI says.

    The rescue charity said visitors to beaches in any upcoming hot weather should keep an eye on conditions, and always swim between the red and yellow flags if entering water, after its crews and lifeguards had to deal with "multiple mass rescues".

    Recent rescues included Tregonhawke beach in south east Cornwall on Tuesday afternoon, when an 11-year-old boy was caught in a "very sudden, strong rip current" about 100m west of red and yellow flags.

    One day last week saw RNLI lifeguards assist nine casualties trapped in a rip current at Holywell Bay and 10 bodyboarders needing help after becoming caught in a sudden rip current in 1m of surf at Gwithian beach (pictured).

  4. Weather: Cloudy overnight, sunny spells on Thursday

    David Braine

    Weather Forecaster

    It will be a mainly dry but rather cloudy night, with low cloud turning some shorelines increasingly murky as Wednesday night progresses.

    Minimum temperature: 12 to 15C (54 to 59F).


    Rather cloudy at first, but, through Thursday morning, inland areas should slowly brighten, allowing for some pleasant spells of afternoon sunshine.

    Remaining rather cloudy near some coasts though.

    Maximum temperature: 20 to 23C (68 to 73F).

  5. Misconduct hearing ex-detective 'being set up'

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    A former police officer from Devon accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a man being investigated for drugs offences says she is being "set up".

    Rachel Short, an acting detective sergeant in Tavistock in 2014, is facing 10 allegations of misconduct.

    Her hearing in Exeter was told that, despite telling senior officers she was not involved with the man, who cannot be named, he was at her house overnight and they stayed at a luxury hotel in St Ives.

    The pair are alleged to have exchanged more than 400 phone calls and texts messages in the summer of 2014.

    Ms Short, who has resigned from the force, was called to a drugs raid at the man's house in July 2014. He was not charged as no illegal drugs were found.

    The man told the hearing the pair met up later in the evening after the raid. He said they were in an "off-and-on" relationship, and that he had no reason to lie.

    He said he was "astounded" and "flabbergasted" that she had denied being in a relationship with him.

    Her inspector at Tavistock, Mark Sloman, told the hearing he had met Ms Short twice in October 2014 and asked if the pair were together. She said they weren't.

    Ms Short has yet to give evidence but has told the hearing that "my case is that I have been set up". She did not give details of by whom or why she believed this.

    The hearing, expected to last four days, continues.

  6. 'Machete attack' victim still in critical condition

    Andrew Segal

    BBC Local Live

    A man seriously injured in a suspected machete attack in Cornwall remains in hospital in critical condition, police say.

    The 30-year-old was found with wounds to his abdomen in St Columb Major, near Newquay, at about 23:10 on Sunday. He was airlifted to hospital in Plymouth.

    Police said he was was "injured with a bladed article, possibly a machete" and it was thought any offenders "left the scene in a vehicle".

    A 42-year-old man from Newquay has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of cannabis. He has been released on police bail until 27 August.

    St Columb Major
  7. Devon travel: Overturned vehicle in Brixham

    BBC Radio Devon

    An vehicle has overturned at Lupton House on Brixham Road in Brixham, local police report.

    Officers added: "Delays are expected until 17:00 whilst it is recovered... please avoid the area if possible."

  8. Reclaimed cash from NHS fraud boss 'to go to patient care'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Any money recovered from a Devon man who defrauded the NHS will go back into patient care, according to health bosses at the Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust.

    Ex-social worker Jon Andrewes, 64, of Stoke Gabriel, faked degrees to land jobs running NHS trusts in Devon and Cornwall, and running a hospice in Taunton.

    He admitted deception and fraud and was jailed for two years in 2017. He has been released on licence.

    Last week, Exeter Crown Court ordered him to pay back more than £97,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act. He's been told he will have to sell, among other things, his half of a Dutch barge, and a Mercedes car.

    Jon Andrewes
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    Severe disruption: A3022 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3022 Devon both ways severe disruption, between A379 Kennels Road and Laywell Road.

    A3022 Devon - A3022 New Road in Brixham blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the A379 Kennels Road junction and the Laywell Road junction, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  10. Criminal awarded £20k for jail attack ordered to pay £10k

    Devon Live

    A judge has ordered a convicted drugs courier caught transporting drugs into Torbay to pay almost £10,000 - nearly a decade after the crime.

  11. High spring tides warning after mum and daughter rescued

    BBC Radio Devon

    An RNLI lifeboat from Ilfracombe has rescued a woman and her daughter who got cut off by the tide at Broadstrands Beach on Tuesday afternoon.

    Crewmembers of the inshore lifeboat had to swim ashore and help them back to the boat through 2m high surf.

    The RNLI is warning the high spring tides could result in people getting trapped very quickly.

    Broadstrands rescue
  12. Three arrested after aggravated burglary in Torquay

    BBC Radio Devon

    Three people have been arrested following an aggravated burglary in Torquay.

    Police said officers were called to an address in Upton Hill at about 20:00 on Tuesday following a disturbance and reports four people broke into a property and threatened to harm a man in his 20s.

    The victim fled the scene and contacted the police.

    A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. A 29-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man have both been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

    A fourth person was still being sought in connection to the incident, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

  13. 'Harassed by bouncer': 'It started with a wolf-whistle'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    A 19-year-old woman from St Austell who said she was sexually harassed by a bouncer at a nightclub in Newquay has been describing how it all "started with a wolf-whistle".

    Emily White confronted him and he said he could "do what he wanted".

    The bouncer has since been suspended pending further inquiry.

    Emily said he shouldn't be allowed to make "female customers feel uncomfortable"...

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    Video caption: 19-year-old Emily White says she was sexually harassed by a bouncer on a night out.
  14. Assaulted victim 'injured by bladed article'

    Andrew Segal

    BBC Local Live

    A man assaulted in Plymouth city centre suffered wounds "consistent of those caused by a bladed article", police say.

    The 27-year-old local man was treated in hospital "for minor injuries" to his neck after the incident at the sundial in New George Street at about 20:30 on Tuesday.

    Police said they had been searching for a weapon because they could not locate one.

    Anyone who found anything that "they believe could be a discarded weapon, please do not touch the item and call the police on 101," they added

    Three males, aged 16, 14 and 14, were later arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

  15. Two airlifted to hospital after road crash near Wadebridge

    Andrew Segal

    BBC Local Live

    Two people have been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash near Wadebridge.

    Officers said a Smart Roadster car and Peugeot 206 travelling in opposite directions crashed on the B3314 near Trewornan Farm at about 23:05 on Tuesday.

    The two were airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with "life-threatening injuries", police said.

  16. Emergency farming summit looks at hot weather problems

    Adrian Campbell, Environment Correspondent

    BBC Spotlight

    Farmers from Devon and Cornwall are among those gathering in London on Wednesday for an emergency conference about the hottest, driest weather for 42 years.

    Recent rain in parts of the South West has helped, but some farmers have had to buy in feed or send animals for slaughter early, because they can't afford to feed them.

    They added that even if there was more rain in the next few weeks, their fields won't recover sufficiently to provide enough feed for livestock.

    The conference is being organised by the National Farmers' Union.

    The NFU said it was "seeking urgent action" to address the impact of the dry weather.

    Representatives of farming organisations, The Environment Agency, Natural England, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and farming charities RABI and Farming Community Network are expected to meet Environment Secretary Michael Gove.