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  1. Drone footage of snow over Bodmin

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    It caused chaos throughout the night but the heavy snow over the Bodmin area looks impressive from the sky,

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    Video caption: Drone shows snow over Bodmin
  2. Armed robbery thwarted by shop staff

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online


    An attempted armed robbery at a convenience store near Camborne was thwarted by shop staff, police say.

    Employees at Beacon Stores on Fore Street in Beacon were threatened with a knife during the incident, which took place at 12:45 on Thursday.

    Two men aged 34 and 20, and a 32-year-old woman, all from Camborne have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remain in police custody.

    Quote Message: Following the attempted knifepoint robbery at Beacon Stores in Camborne yesterday, we have made arrests and now have three in custody. It is now known that shop staff were responsible for thwarting the robbery and that those responsible left empty handed in a car. Thanks to the thorough information provided by witnesses, the car was identified and located, leading to arrests in the Camborne area." from Detective Inspector Daniel Massey
    Detective Inspector Daniel Massey

    Police are asking for anyone with information relating to the incident to contact them.

  3. College thanks community who helped stranded students

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    people with a snowman

    The assistant principal of a Cornish college has thanked everyone who helped after staff and students were snowed in on Thursday night.

    Emmie Seward-Adams from Bodmin College said she was "very proud" of the "amazing" staff, students, parents and the local community.

    Pupils were described as being in "high spirits", and spent the evening eating chips and watching films.

    people at a chip shop

    "Huge thanks too to everyone who offered sleeping bags and also the Spar shop who donated chocolate and drinks," Mrs Seward-Adams said in a post on the sixth form's Facebook page.

    "Definitely amazing staff who went the extra mile!"

    Everyone at the college managed to get home, with the last few students and staff safely reunited with family and friends just after 21:00.

    Quote Message: Everyone managed to make it home or find somewhere to stay by 21:00 last night, so no overnight stays needed! All students were in high spirits, watching films and eating chips from the local. We welcomed in parents as they arrived for a hot drink (and a hug if needed), then made off into the night." from Karen Barrett-Reynolds Sixth Form Administrator
    Karen Barrett-ReynoldsSixth Form Administrator
  4. 30 homes cut off by landslip containing 1,000 of debris

    A landslip - containing 1,000 tonnes of debris - has blocked a road to vehicles in Cornwall.

    About 30 homes in the cul-de-sac at Scrations Lane, Lostwithiel, can only be reached by foot.

    Cornwall Council said some residents’ vehicles are on the other side of the landslip and cannot be moved.

    Neighbouring properties are providing emergency pedestrian access to the lane

    Wester Power Distribution has instructed their contactor to attend in case there is any risk to power lines.

    The council is sending officers to provide support to residents and keep them informed of what is happening.


    No injuries have been reported, the authority added.

  5. Hazardous driving conditions

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    • On the A39 between Indian Queens and Davidstow there are difficult driving conditions due to snow and abandoned vehicles
    • On the A395 between Davidstow and Kennards House there are hazardous conditions
    • There are also difficult conditions in and out of Bodmin
    • Cornwall Newquay Airport is open but disruption is still possible, check with your operator before you travel
  6. Woman with dog turned away from hotel in snowstorm

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online


    A woman was turned away from a Premier Inn in a snowstorm because she had a dog with her.

    Kate Bullen and 13-year-old Bert went to The Callywith in Bodmin as heavy snow fell in the area on Thursday.

    But staff told the 38-year-old that no dogs were allowed in the hotel and asked her to leave.

    The Premier Inn said: "Unfortunately, with the exception of assistance dogs, we don't allow pets to stay at our hotels."

    The Callywith in Bodmin

    The graphic designer had been sent home from work as the weather worsened and was eventually forced to abandon her car.

    "I am frankly disgusted by it," her mum Linda Bullen said. "Why would you turn anyone out into a blizzard?"

    Mrs Bullen said she called the hotel after the incident and claimed the manager did not apologise and said it was company policy.

    Quote Message: Our team members often have to make difficult decisions in challenging situations but we do appreciate this could perhaps have been handled differently and are sorry for any upset caused." from Premier Inn
    Premier Inn
  7. Torquay United's game in balance

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    The bad weather could see Torquay United's National League South trip to East Thurrock called off.

    The Essex side are set to conduct a pitch inspection soon.

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  8. Difficult driving conditions remain on some roads

    BBC Radio Devon

    On the A30 westbound between Whiddon Down and Sourton Cross, one lane remains closed due to snow and abandoned vehicles.

    On the A373 at Broadhembury there are difficult driving conditions due to snow.

    There are also poor conditions on the A39 between Kilkhampton and Abbotsham.

  9. Cornwall Airport Newquay reopens

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall Airport Newquay has reopened.

    Arrivals from Dublin, the Isles of Scilly and London Gatwick are all currently on time, with the return flights also on schedule.

    You can check live arrivals and departures here.

  10. Gritter driver escorts ambulance to patient's front door

    Cormac has praised one of their gritter drivers after he escorted an ambulance through the snow to a patient's address.

    The council's roads and landscaping team said the driver, named Lee, was stopped by the ambulance crew while on a blue light run in Bodmin as they struggled to get through the treacherous conditions.

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  11. Road closed because of broken electricity pole

    BBC Spotlight

    Police have closed the road between Callington and Kelly Bray, in Cornwall, because of a broken electricity pole.

  12. Fun in the snow for Devon police dogs


    Here are Barnstaple police dogs Nessa and Rosie having fun in the snow before starting their shift.

    It was shared on social media by the wife of their handler.

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  13. Snow 'up to 5 inches deep'

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    Meanwhile, the accident, on the A38 in the Glynn valley between Bodmin and Dobwalls, has been cleared and the road has reopened.

  14. 'Actions of a few impacted on many'

    More than 100 people who left their cars on the A30 to seek shelter at a pub in Cornwall were told to pick up their vehicles "as soon as possible" by Highways England after gritters and recovery teams worked through the night.

    Councillor Geoff Brown, who handles transport at Cornwall Council, said "the actions of a few impacted on many" after abandoned cars blocked emergency services, delaying the clear-up operation.

    Two stranded buses carrying school children were among those rescued on Thursday night, he said.

  15. A38 remains closed due to lorry blocking road

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    • The A38 in the Glynn Valley remains closed due to a lorry blocking the road. The road is closed between Bodmin and Dobwalls. It's expected to remain closed until 13:00
    • On the A38 eastbound from A30 to A390 (Twelvewoods Roundabout) an accident involving a lorry and fuel spillage is causing disruption
    • Police are asking people to return to abandoned cars on the A30
    • On the A39 between Fraddon and Camelford there are poor driving conditions with reports of stranded vehicles
    • Also on the A39 traffic is at a standstill due to the snow between Winnards Perch and Wadebridge
    • Between Davidstow and Kennards House on the A395 there are hazardous driving conditions and slow traffic
    • Very poor conditions on the A390 between Dobwalls and St Blazey
    • There are also hazardous driving conditions in and out of Bodmin, Newquay, and Launceston on the A388
    • Newquay Airport is closed until 12:00 due to the heavy snowfall. Flights from Land's End to St Mary's Airport have resumed however there is just over a two hour delay
    • Flights to / from Bristol Airport have been suspended as well. Passengers should check the status of their flight before travelling
  16. 'Delay journeys to the moors'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    With nearly 150 schools closed across Devon, a councillor is warning against visiting the moors.

    “We ask them to delay their journey, certainly for today, while the road conditions could put them at risk of becoming stuck," Councillor Stuart Hughes said.

    "Also, with our teams working across the high ground, it’s important that their work is not hampered.

    "If people’s journeys are necessary, we ask that they keep to the primary A roads as much as possible, rather than risk untreated lanes and minor roads. And to travel with care,” he added.

  17. Devon snow and ice disruption: Minor roads to avoid

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Many of Devon's minor roads remain icy, as well as routes over Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon County Council is warning you about travelling on the following:

    • The B3192, Teignmouth to Ashcombe remains closed, due to abandoned vehicles

    • On the B3212, Longdown to Culver, there are abandoned vehicles, but cars are passing with care

    • Snow ploughs and blowers are operating on the B3358 at Simonsbath around the Devon-Somerset border

    • On Dartmoor, the A382 Moretonhampstead to Princetown route has been ploughed and is being gritted again

    • The Teign Valley Road, B3193, is currently being gritted

  18. A38: Oil spill 'delaying' road re-opening


    The A38 in Cornwall is still closed in both directions near Liskeard, after a crash involving a HGV earlier.

    An oil spill is causing further delays, Highways England tweets.

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