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  1. Exeter man in court charged with terrorism offences
  2. Woman seriously injured in M5 crash
  3. Devon and Cornwall Police issuing officers with spit guards
  4. Devon sea food firm moving some work abroad over Brexit staff concerns
  5. Updates on Monday 14 January 2019

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Devon - All traffic being temporarily held and a police incident on M5 in both directions from J29, A3015 (Exeter) to J28, A373 (Cullompton).

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Devon - Stationary traffic on M5 northbound between J29, A3015 (Exeter) and J28, A373 (Cullompton), because of all traffic being temporarily held and scaffolding poles in the road.

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

  3. Devon district dog-walking limit increased to six

    BBC Radio Devon

    Plans to limit the number of dogs that can be walked together at once in a Devon district now say a maximum of six can be taken by one person.

    Teignbridge District Councillors have made a U-turn on a previous decision to ban people from walking more than four dogs at a time.

    It came after they received complaints from professional dog walkers who said it would put a financial strain on their businesses.

    A Public Space Protection Order for dog fouling and control, which includes the dog walking limit, will be introduced across the area from April.

    Dog walking. Pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire
  4. Weather: Staying cloudy and mainly dry

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    Cloud will increase through Monday evening with it then lingering into the night.

    Most areas will remain dry. However, the odd patch of drizzle cannot be ruled out.

    Minimum temperature: 1 to 4C (34 to 39F).


    There will be plenty of cloud around on Tuesday, with limited amounts of bright or sunny weather.

    It should be largely dry. However, thicker areas of cloud could produce one or two drizzly spells.

    Maximum temperature: 8 to 11C (46 to 52F).

  5. Family occupies one room in council flat because of damp

    John Ayres

    BBC Spotlight

    Kirsty Needham and baby

    A Devon mother's young family is being forced to occupy just one room in a council flat because of a bad problem with damp, she has told the BBC.

    Kirsty Needham, from Ottery St Mary, has two daughters, a newborn and an eight-year-old with a number of health problems, including having had treatment for cancer.

    Health visitors have written to East Devon District Council saying the family should be moved. However, Ms Needham has been told the council intends to repair the flat and not re-home them.

    Damp in flat

    Ms Needham said when she first moved in three years ago the flat "was alright" but that the damp had, over time, crept through.

    She said: "It's everywhere and it's soaking wet."

    She added that she was told the property was good enough for them to stay in because it was "under repair".

    East Devon District Council has been approached for a comment.

  6. Devon council gets £260k to crack down on rogue landlords

    BBC Radio Devon

    Mid Devon District Council will receive a share of £260,000 to help crack down on rogue landlords.

    It is one of five English councils - including Sedgemoor District Council, Bournemouth Borough Council, North Somerset Council, and Bristol City Council - chosen to benefit.

    Housing minister Heather Wheeler said the money would support a range of projects that would help stop criminal landlords.

  7. Preview: Port Isaac

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    Video caption: Archaeologist Ben Robinson explores the Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac.

    Archaeologist Ben Robinson explores the Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac.

  8. Exeter's House of Fraser store 'to stay open'

    BBC Radio Devon

    Exeter's branch House of Fraser store is to stay open, it is understood.

    It follows a number of closures of the chain across the country, and the city's High Street store displaying signs last October advertising a closing down sale ahead of its planned shutting this month.

    The company said "an agreement with the landlord" had enabled it to remain in occupation, Devon Live reported.

    The chain's Plymouth branch was earmarked for closure when the company went into administration. It was saved after the company was then bought by Sports Direct.

    New owner Mike Ashley, of Sports Direct, is attempting to turn the chain around.

    Exeter House of Fraser
  9. Man jailed for having samurai sword in Redruth

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    A man has been jailed for four months for having a samurai sword on a main street in central Redruth.

    The incident happened outside the Pine Factory furniture shop on Barncoose Terrace on Friday 11 January.

    Aiden Parkyn, 22, of no fixed abode, was arrested and charged with having a blade in a public place without good reason.

    The Pine Factory

    He appeared at Bodmin Magistrates Court on Saturday 12 January and was jailed for 16 weeks after pleading guilty.

    He was also ordered to surrender the samurai sword so it can be destroyed.

  10. Paignton dad grows beard in memory of heroin overdose son

    BBC Radio Devon

    A grieving father has vowed to grow his beard in memory of his son who died of a heroin overdose.

    Nathon Jones

    Malcolm McCready, 49, from Paignton, has already raised more than £1,600 towards a target of £2,000 on Just Giving which will go to the Exeter Drugs Project drug and alcohol service.

    His son, Nathon Jones, died aged 27 of an overdose in Weymouth.

    "I don't want his death to be in vain," said Malcolm, who will be growing his beard until October.

    Malcolm McCready
    Quote Message: Nathon had a heart of gold and everybody who knew him loved him. Don't get me wrong, Nathon could be mischievious and a pain in the arse at times, but you could never stay mad at him for long as that infectious smile of his would win you over every time." from Malcolm McCready Nathan Jones' father
    Malcolm McCreadyNathan Jones' father
  11. Cornwall Council bids to keep post-Brexit Brussels office

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online


    Cornwall Council is bidding to keep an office representing the county in Brussels open after Brexit by putting a new £240,000 contract out to tender.

    It is tendering for the contract to keep its current office in the city going throughout the Brexit transition period.

    It said that the new plan would ensure that it could "engage directly with EU stakeholders on funding" over the next four years.

    The office represents "the interests of Cornwall Council, the Cornwall LEP, and the Combined Universities in Cornwall in Europe".

    The county expects to receive EU funds until 2023 after a withdrawal agreement between the UK and Brussels is agreed.

    Cornwall voted to leave the EU by a majority of 56.5% in the 2016 referendum.

  12. Football: Cornish team suffers 20-1 drubbing

    Matt Pengelly

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    One of Cornwall's football teams suffered a 20-1 drubbing at the weekend.

    South West Peninsula West side Ludgvan were beaten by Liskeard Athletic.

    Ludgvan finished runners-up last season but have struggled to field a side this campaign due to a lack of players.

    The league have offered their sympathy, saying at least the parish put out a team.

    It is not the biggest defeat ever in the county: Illogan beat Madron 55-0 eight years ago.

  13. Exeter man in court charged with terrorism offences

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    Old Bailey

    A 51-year-old man from Exeter has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences.

    Tristan Morgan, of no fixed abode, appeared at the Old Bailey in London.

    Mr Morgan, who has been remanded in custody, was charged with encouraging terrorism and collecting information contrary to the Terrorism Act.

    He will appear again on Friday 1 February.

    Supt Matt Lawler said there was "no increased threat" to public safety as a result of the announcement.

    He also warned the public not to speculate about the case, as it could affect the court proceedings.

    Quote Message: I hope that everyone will understand that, given the nature of these charges and due to the ongoing court proceedings, we are legally not able to share any further specific information at this stage. It is crucial that we maintain the fairness of the court process and avoid unnecessary speculation. Further court hearings are planned, and we do intend to release further information when it is appropriate for us to do so.” from Supt Matt Lawler Devon and Cornwall Police
    Supt Matt LawlerDevon and Cornwall Police
  14. M5 reopens after serious crash between car and lorry

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online


    The M5 southbound has reopened following a serious crash between a car and a lorry.

    A woman in her 20s remains in a "critical condition" in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth following the early morning crash.

    The motorway was closed between junction 28 and 29, near Exeter, while police carried out investigations.

    Three other people in the car and the lorry driver suffered minor injuries.

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