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Summary

  1. Firefighters rescue man from estuary
  2. Diesel was 'pouring out' of overturned crash lorry
  3. Looe festival: Headline acts announced for saved event
  4. Academy trust that runs five Cornwall schools 'made false claims for government money'
  5. Devon has 190 miles of roads with no mobile phone signal
  6. Poldark: Series five to be the last
  7. Updates from Monday 10 September

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  1. Volunteers help excavate Dartmoor Bronze Age site

    John Henderson

    BBC Spotlight

    The secrets of a prehistoric site near Haytor are being unearthed by more than a dozen volunteers who have joined forces with archaeologists from Dartmoor National Park.

    The excavation aims to examine an isolated hut circle that dates from about 1,500 years BC.

    The site dates back to the middle Bronze Age, the first sign of people living on Dartmoor.

    Lee Bray, a national park archaeologist, said the work would help unearth even more about the area...

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    Video caption: The secrets of a prehistoric site near Haytor are being unearthed
  2. Exeter skate park 'should be ready by Christmas'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Work is expected to get under way on Monday morning on a new skate park in Exeter.

    The ramps at Arena Park in the city should be ready for skaters to use by Christmas, managers said.

    About 300 people, including local skaters in the city, were given a say in the park's design, which includes a viewing area.

  3. Academy trust 'made false claims for government money'

    BBC Panorama

    Investigative TV show

    An academy trust that runs five schools in Cornwall has been accused of making false claims for government money, a BBC Panorama investigation has revealed.

    Reporters discovered the Adventure Learning Academy Trust received £300,000 of public money to install energy efficient lighting at Fowey River Academy, and questions have been raised over whether the work was ever completed.

    The trust, which runs five schools in Cornwall, was set up by multi-millionaire businessman Michael Dwan. He also set up a bigger trust - Bright Tribe - which runs 10 academies in England, from Colchester in the south east to Whitehaven in the north west.

    The programme said that, in total, Mr Dwan's various companies had been paid £8m for services by the two academy trusts.

    The money includes government loans which schools pay back over a period of time, with savings made from energy efficiency suppoded expected to offset some of the loan. But, if savings are not made, then schools will be left with a debt to repay, which is what some at Fowey fear.

    Reverend Philip de Grey-Warter is chairman of the Fowey River Academy governors ...

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    Video caption: Cornish academy trust faces uncertain future after 'false claims' for government grants.

    Both trusts now have new leadership in place.

    Mr Dwan strongly denied any wrongdoing, and said the cost of providing £8m in work and services to the two trusts was £10.5m, so he actually made a loss.

    He insisted he did not control the trusts, since he was never a trustee; although it is known he chaired board meetings of both trusts.

    His lawyers said a full government audit had been completed and no issues had been raised.

    BBC Panorama: Profits before Pupils? The Academies Scandal - BBC One, 20:30, and on the BBC iPlayer afterwards.

  4. Headline acts to be announced for saved Looe festival

    BBC Spotlight

    Organisers who have fought to save this year's Looe Music Festival are set to unveil the event's headline acts later on Monday.

    It comes just a week after the charity staging the official event went into administration.

    The newly-formed Looe Saves the Day group has rallied the community to raise cash needed to ensure the festival goes ahead later this month.

    Supporters have raised £30,000 of a £40,000 target so far.

    Looe Music Festival
  5. Power cut in Newton Abbot

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There are currently 95 properties without power in the TQ12 area of Newton Abbot, Western Power Distribution has said.

    Engineers are working on the problem and hope to have power restored by about 11:00.

    power cut info from website
  6. Man injured after lorry overturns and crashes into house

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man has been taken to hospital after the lorry he was driving overturned and crashed into a house, police have said.

    It happened at about 06:15 on Liverton Road, near Newton Abbot.

    The lorry overturned, ending up on its side and crashed into the property, causing "substantial damage" to the porch, officers said.

    The driver, a man in his 20s, managed to climb out of the vehicle through the window and was taken to Torbay Hospital. His injuries are not yet known.

    The main road into Liverton is closed in one direction. Traffic is being diverted.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Devon southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon southbound severe disruption, at J30 for Sidmouth Road J30 Exeter.

    M5 Devon - M5 exit slip road partially blocked and slow traffic southbound at J30, Sidmouth (Exeter), because of a broken down car.

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

  8. Extreme right-wing activism 'on the rise in Cornwall'

    Richard Whitehouse

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The number of people joining extreme right-wing groups and sharing their views is on the rise in Cornwall.

    Steve Rowell, Cornwall Council's preventing extremism and terrorism lead, said that there were known to be 8,000 people in right-wing groups in the South West, telling a briefing for Cornwall councillors that the region was "seeing a rise in extreme right-wing activists nationally, and right here in Cornwall".

    Mr Rowell said right-wing groups were using social media to create a narrative for their views and exploiting anxieties around globalisation, conflict and migration.

    He said the council had policies to prevent and tackle extremism and terrorism and these were not only to tackle right-wing activists but also environmental campaigners, animal rights activists and political activists.

    Mr Rowell explained the current threat level in the UK was "severe", having been moved up from "substantial" in 2014; and that, in his personal opinion, "we won't go back to substantial for many years to come".

    Councillors were also told about the Channel prevent programme which aimed to protect people from being drawn into violent extremism and terrorism.

    Mr Rowell said that, in Cornwall, Channel has been successful with 100% engagement and a 100% success rate.

  9. New community service to help people with eating disorders

    BBC Radio Devon

    Devon is to get a new community eating disorders service.

    The NHS said it would be up and running at the start of 2019 with 14 full and part-time staff, including a psychiatrist, specialist nurses, support workers, a dietician and a family therapist.

    It's also hoping to get feedback from people with personal experience of an eating disorder to help shape the new service.

  10. Weather: Dry with sunny periods

    BBC Weather

    Monday is expected to be dry with periods of hazy sunshine and variable cloud.

    Weather

    There will be a gentle southwesterly breeze.

    Maximum temperature: 17 to 20C (63 to 68F).

  11. Devon travel: Overturned lorry blocks road

    BBC Radio Devon

    Near Newton Abbot, between Liverton and Coldeast, Liverton Road is blocked in both directions by an overturned lorry.

    Police say people heading to the primary school can use Old Liverton Road and Benedicts Road to get back on to the main road.

  12. Four injured in triple motorcycle crash

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Four people were injured in a crash which involved three motorcycles in Cornwall.

    Organisers of the annual Martin Jennings Memorial Run said they were unsure whether it involved riders taking part in the charity run.

    Over 1,000 motorcyclists took to the roads in Cornwall on Sunday.

    The A30 at Summercourt was closed after a biker was seriously hurt and three others injured at about 13:30.

    In a separate crash, two riders also came off their bikes at Chiverton Cross because of oil on the road. Neither was seriously hurt.

    There injuries are not known.

    Organiser Dave Saunby said the crashes could have involved riders on the Jennings' run, but he was not sure.

    "Until I know exactly what happened I don't want to comment," he said. He added the run was a safe event.

    Martin Jennings, from Camborne, was killed in an accident in the Manx Grand Prix in 1987 and the annual event in his name is believed to be one of the biggest charity rides in the UK.

  13. Police commissioner talks about violent ex-boyfriend

    The Daily Mail

    She is among the most powerful women in British policing, overseeing one of the country’s biggest forces.

    But, behind closed doors, crime tsar and Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall Alison Hernandez has privately been recovering from the ordeal of an abusive relationship that lasted more than two years.