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  1. Weather: Overcast with rain at times

    BBC Weather

    Plenty of low cloud overnight on Friday with the chance of some mist and fog forming again.

    Staying largely dry too, although there could be the odd spot of drizzle.

    Minimum Temperature: 5-9C (41-48F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will be mainly overcast and grey with the chance of a little drizzle. Mist and fog may persist over the hills too.

    More of a breeze compared with today, but it will be mild.

    Maximum Temperature: 9-12C (48-54F).

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    Video caption: A fisherman was rescued having fallen overboard and been dragged for five miles on nets
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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, from J29 for A3015 Honiton Road Exeter to J28 for A373 Station Road Cullompton.

    M5 Devon - Heavy traffic on M5 northbound from J29, A3015 (Exeter) to J28, A373 (Cullompton), because of an earlier rolling road block for pot hole repairs.

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

  4. New garden village could see up to 5,000 new homes

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A vision outlining how a new garden village of up to 5,000 new homes near Cullompton could be developed goes before councillors next week.

    Mid Devon District Council's cabinet is being recommended to approve putting out the Culm Garden Village Vision and Concept document for consultation, as well as the consultation for the first phase of a master plan for East Cullompton.

    The Culm Garden Village was one of only 14 areas awarded Garden Village Status by the government in January 2017.

    About 2,100 homes will be built by 2033, while developers also want to construct a relief road to run through Cullompton and to reopen the town's railway station.

    The Garden Village eventually has the potential to deliver up to 5,000 sustainable new homes in a country park landscape, with jobs, community facilities and transport, all integrated with Cullompton itself.

    Subject to approval by the council's cabinet, the first stage of public consultation is set to take place between 18 January and 1 March.

    The Culm Garden Village Concept Plan
    Image caption: The Culm Garden Village Concept Plan
  5. Cornwall travel: Broken-down vehicle partially blocks A30

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Near Bodmin, there are reports the A30 is partially blocked due to a broken-down vehicle near Carminnow Cross. Approach with care.

  6. Police investigate offences against the Hunting Act

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Police are investigating allegations of offences against the Hunting Act after an incident in Okehampton.

    Officers want to hear from any witnesses who were in the area on Boxing Day.

    They added they're aware of the "sensitivities and the high emotions" linked to these kinds of incidents and want to reassure the public they'll "act impartially and promptly".

    Anyone with information should contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

  7. HMV on brink of second collapse in six years

    BBC News England

    The music retailer HMV is poised to enter administration for the second time in six years - a move that would affect 2,200 staff at its 120 stores.

    The company - which has stores in Plymouth, Exeter and Truro - opened its first HMV-branded store on Oxford Street in London in 1921.

    The BBC understands the company could appoint administrators as soon as Friday after being hit by competition from streaming services and online retailers.

    HMV store in Exeter
    Image caption: There are HMV stories in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter (pictured)
  8. Man, 18, arrested after report of rape in Kingsbridge

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    An 18-year-old man was arrested after an allegation of rape in South Devon, police have said.

    It happened on Rack Park Road in Kingsbridge on Boxing Day between 23:25 and 23:50.

    The victim was a local woman in her 40s, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

    The man was questioned in relation to the alleged incident and has subsequently been released on bail until 23 January.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact police via 101.

    Rack Park Road in Kingsbridge
  9. Devon's disappearing orchards subject of new book

    BBC Radio Devon

    Devon's disappearing and endangered orchards are the subject of new book which has been supported by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

    What is thought to be the world's only mazzard orchard is at Landkey near Barnstaple.

    The sweet cherry was rescued from the brink of extinction when this new orchard was planted 18 years ago.

    Orchards are threatened by disease, climate change and industrial methods of fruit production but the book's author Michael Gee says they provide a good habitat for wildlife...

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    Video caption: The mazzard orchard at Landkey near Barnstaple is thought to be the only one in the world
  10. Campaign for Nancy Astor statue raises almost £50k

    BBC Spotlight

    Nancy Astor

    A campaign to fund a statue of Plymouth MP, Nancy Astor has raised almost £50,000.

    Lady Astor was the first female politician to take a seat in the House of Commons.

    The campaign - which is being backed by local MP, Luke Pollard - wants the statue erected on Plymouth Hoe to mark the 100th anniversary of her election in 1919 to the Plymouth Sutton ward.

    Two hundred and thirty six people pledged about £48,000 in the crowdfunding appeal that closed on Thursday night.

  11. Mousehole sewage system to be replaced

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Work to replace the sewage system in Mousehole is set to start early in the new year.

    The existing water system in the village has suffered four separate leaks since May causing continuing disruption for residents.

    Earlier this month, South West Water installed a temporary tanker to transport waste to a nearby pumping station.

    It has now announced a programme for repairs will start on 14 January and is due to be finished by Easter.

    The West Cornwall MP, Derek Thomas has welcomed the news saying although there will be some disruption to local people they will have a more reliable and effective sewage system in the future.

    A generic image of water treatment
  12. Sexual assault in Plymouth buffet restaurant toilets

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A person was sexually assaulted in the toilets of a buffet restaurant in Plymouth, police have said.

    It happened in Sizz All on Union Street on Thursday between 12:45 and 13:15.

    Officers said they would like to speak to a man who is described as about aged 30, tall, wearing dark clothing and left shortly after the incident with a woman.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

    Sizz All on Union Street
  13. Report of rape in Kingsbridge on Boxing Day

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A woman has reported being raped on Boxing Day in Kingsbridge, police have said.

    Officers said the alleged attack happened on Rack Park Road in the town.

    Part of the area was sealed off on Thursday while an investigation - which is still ongoing - took place.

    Rack Park Road
  14. Roof 'partially collapses' after fire rips through house

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The roof of a house has "partially collapsed" after a fire in North Devon.

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was called to the detached house on West Down Hill near West Down at about 15:35 on Thursday.

    Crews said one man was treated for smoke inhalation.

    By 21:50, the three fire engines on the scene had been scaled down to one with the crew making "good progress" dampening down hot spots.