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Summary

  1. Police officer 'attempted to take her own life while suspended for 1,200 days'
  2. Two arrested after armed robberies in Paignton
  3. 'Upset' farmer saves abattoir-bound lambs
  4. Nancy Astor statue to be unveiled in Plymouth on election centenary
  5. Snow and ice warning for Devon and Cornwall
  6. Updates on Monday 28 January 2019

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  1. Weather: Patchy rain developing

    BBC Weather

    It'll become clearer for a time with only isolated showers, although patchy rain will develop from the west during the early hours.

    Winds will be light or moderate north-westerly, becoming south-westerly in the early hours. Minimum temperature: 1 to 4°C (34 to 39°F).

    Weather graphic

    It will be cloudy and wet on Tuesday morning. Maximum temperature: 3 to 6°C (37 to 43°F)

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    Video caption: Kite surfer 'jumps' 200m over sand spit

    Professional kite surfer Olly Bridge gets the "leap of his life" in a heart-stopping 200 metre jump.

  3. Prepare for cold snap warning

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Paramedics are preparing for an increase in call outs as a yellow weather warning has been issued for ice and snow.

    The South Western Ambulance Service says it sees more slips, trips and falls during icy conditions as well as an increase in road accidents due to black ice and people driving too fast in the cold weather.

    Ambulance

    The trust is urging everyone to wear appropriate footwear and warm clothing, and make sure they respect the roads.

    It is also advising us all to stock up on prescription medicines and check vulnerable neighbours and relatives.

  4. Police opportunities 'boosted by new Cornwall HQ'

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    The Bodmin Police Hub has officially been rededicated as Cornwall's new operational headquarters.

    It is ahead of a planned £13m investment at the site.

    Bodmin Police hub

    The scheme is being led by Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez.

    She said there would be investment in new state-of-the-art custody and training facilities which were "critical" for officers in Cornwall.

    Quote Message: [A lack of some local facilities] stops and limits promotion opportunities and actual personal development opportunities, because people in Camborne have got to go all the way to Exeter to do some of their intense training, which we're going to hope to bring to Bodmin." from Alison Hernandez Police and Crime Commissioner
    Alison HernandezPolice and Crime Commissioner
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  5. Rush to map Cornwall's footpaths

    Richard Whitehouse

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A Cornwall Council committee has called for any spare money from the council’s budget to be used to help map footpaths.

    The authority has a statutory duty to maintain a definitive map and statement of rights of way across Cornwall.

    In order to do this, the council has to process and consider any applications made regarding footpaths which might have been closed.

    Woodland footpath

    A lack of resources has meant there is currently a backlog of 128 requests and the council is expecting many more applications to be made this year, as legislation has set that by 2026 the definitive map and statement will be closed for new applications.

    Last week councillors tabled a motion to full council calling for more funding to be made available to the countryside access team so it can fulfill its duty.

    Following procedure, council chairman Mary May referred the issue to the neighbourhoods overview and scrutiny committee.

  6. Dairy making £12m investment with new production hall

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Crediton Dairy has announced a £12m investment.

    A company spokesperson said it would increase its processing capacity with a new production hall.

    Crediton Dairy

    Building work will start March and it is expected that the new facility will be completed by the autumn.

  7. Missing teen found

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    A 17-year-old girl reported missing from the Saltash area has been found safe and well, police say.

    Angel Dunne was last seen shortly before 20:00 on Thursday 24 January in the town and Devon and Cornwall Police had said they were increasingly concerned for her welfare.

  8. Police hunt robbers 'with firearms' after Barnstaple raid

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Three masked men with firearms carried out an armed robbery in Barnstaple, police say.

    It was reported to have happened at Lyncroft Stores on Blakeshill Road at Landkey on Saturday at about 18:20.

    The men went into the store with two firearms and made threats to staff before "stealing euros and stamps", Devon & Cornwall Police said.

    No one was hurt and no arrests have been made.

    Officers have released a picture of someone they are keen to speak to "as a potential witness".

    CCTV picture
    Quote Message: They [the robbers] are believed to have been travelling in a silver vehicle and left in general direction of the Castle Inn pub. I’m keen to identify and speak to the man pictured as a potential witness. He was in the store shortly before the robbery, and I believe he may have information vital to the investigation." from Detective Inspector Phil Gray Devon & Cornwall Police
    Detective Inspector Phil GrayDevon & Cornwall Police
  9. Firefighters come in handy for stuck man

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    A man whose hand got stuck in a car seat in Plymouth has had to be set free by firefighters.

    It happened at Friary Park on Exeter Street on Monday morning.

    Friary Park

    One fire crew from Greenbank attended and used "small tools" to release him, Devon Fire and Rescue Service said.

  10. Nancy Astor statue to be unveiled on election centenary

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    A statue in Plymouth recognising the achievements of the first female MP to take a seat in the House of Commons will be unveiled on 28 November - exactly 100 years after she was elected.

    It will be placed near Lady Nancy Astor's former residence on Elliot Terrace on Plymouth Hoe.

    A crowdfunding campaign has successfully reached its target of £100,000 to pay for the statue.

    Lady Astor was elected seven times and held the Plymouth Sutton seat from 1919 to 1945.

    Lady Nancy Astor
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Somerset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset both ways severe accident, between J26 for A38 and J27 for A361.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed on M5 between J26, A38 (Wellington) and J27, A361 (Tiverton), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Police identify body found in river

    Devon Live

    Police have identified the body found in a river this weekend, and have spoken to the man's next of kin.

  13. Truro-Falmouth trains cancelled after derailment

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    Train services between Truro and Falmouth Docks have been cancelled after a train derailment at Penryn.

    Operator GWR said all all lines were blocked due to the "low-speed derailment" on Monday.

    It added that disruption was expected until the end of the day and replacement road transport was being provided.

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  14. Patients tackling Type 2 diabetes before it develops

    BBC Spotlight

    GP and patient

    Nearly 13,000 people across the South West have been put on a program to stop them developing Type 2 diabetes.

    People who are at an increased risk are referred by their GP to have their weight and blood sugar monitored for up to two years.

    They're given advice on improving their diet and encouraged to do more exercise.

    Type 2 diabetes costs the NHS nearly £9bn a year and experts said most cases could be prevented or delayed.

    Harrison Reburn from the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program, said that the sessions tackle "bad habits"...

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    Video caption: Tackling Type 2 diabetes
  15. Armed robberies in Paignton

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Two armed robberies took place in Paignton over the weekend, police say.

    A man reportedly went into Tesco Express in Victoria Street carrying a knife and hammer and made threats, just after 22:00 on Friday.

    Police say he escaped with "an unknown quantity of cash".

    A similar incident was then reported at Betfred bookmakers, Palace Avenue at around 18:00 on Sunday.

    Officers said nobody was hurt in either incident.

    A 25-year-old man from Paignton and a 45-year-old man from Torquay were later arrested on suspicion of robbery and remain in police custody.