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  1. Man pulls out tooth amid dentist search
  2. Gritters out as snowfall expected
  3. Kayaker rescued after knocking himself out
  4. Pentewan 'pong' tackled by £3m investment
  5. Updates on Tuesday 29 January 2019

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    Severe disruption: A30 Devon westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Devon westbound severe disruption, between B3260 and A386.

    A30 Devon - Slow traffic on A30 westbound in Meldon between Meldon Junction and Sourton Cross, because of snow and earlier stranded lorries. Congestion to Okehampton Services. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

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    Severe accident: A30 Cornwall westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Cornwall westbound severe accident, from A395 to A30.

    A30 Cornwall - A30 in Kennards House closed and slow traffic westbound from the A395 junction to Holywell Cross, because of an accident.

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

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    Video caption: Meet the Cornwall 'lifer' dogs saved from death

    Problem dogs which would have been put down because of their behaviour are given a new lease of life.

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    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, from J30 for A376 Sidmouth Road Exeter to J29 for A3015 Honiton Road Exeter.

    M5 Devon - One lane blocked on M5 northbound from J30, A376 (Exeter) to J29, A3015 (Exeter), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe roadworks: A376 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A376 Devon both ways severe roadworks, between Topsham Road and Parkfield Cottages.

    A376 Devon - A376 Exmouth Road in Clyst St George closed in both directions between the Topsham Road junction and the Parkfield Cottages junction, because of emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - signed route via Woodbury.

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

  6. Monster ghost net found near Looe

    An abandoned fishing net weighing about 150 kilos has been found on a beach near Looe in south east Cornwall.

    It follows a similar haul in Perranporth on the north coast recently.

    Amelia Bridge, the chair of Looe Marine Conservation Group said it was entangled with rope and trawler cable and extremely difficult to take away on a trailer.

    The group is getting the so-called ghost gear turned into plastic pellets which will be used to make plastic kayaks by a company near Bristol.

    Ghost net in trailer
  7. House fire in Paignton

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Three fire crews have been sent to a house fire in Paignton.

    The units from Paignton and Torquay and an Aerial Ladder Platform from Danes Castle were sent to Oldway Road at about 14:20, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said.

    There was a small fire in the first floor bedroom, involving a mattress and an electric heater.

    Everyone had already got out and there were no reports of injuries.

  8. Video captures struggling seal trapped in fishing net in Mevagissey

    Cornwall Live

    A mum from Mevagissey has shared a distressing video of a seal struggling to free itself after getting caught in a fishing net.

  9. Masterplan approved for Axminster

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A controversial masterplan that will see a 30% hike in the number of homes previously anticipated to be built to east of Axminster has been approved.

    The masterplan provides a template for development of the area, which includes up to 850 new homes, 200 more than initially planned, employment and community uses, a range of public open spaces and the proposed north/south relief road that will stop traffic having to go through the centre of the town.


    Developed by consultants on behalf of East Devon District Council, who worked with The Crown Estate and Persimmon Homes who between them have control of the land, the masterplan sets out guidance for future planning applications for the site.

    The Local Plan envisaged 650 homes to be built as part of the North East Urban Extension to the town, but the masterplan increases the size of the urban extension and the number of homes to about 850 homes as without the increase, developers would not be able to fund the proposed relief road.

  10. Weather: Yellow warning for ice and snow

    BBC Weather

    There is a yellow weather warning for snow in place for the south west until Wednesday, 30 January, at 11:00.

    Tuesday night will see clear spells with a scattering of wintry showers, these a mixture of hail, sleet and snow. Rather windy, and icy in places. Minimum Temperature: -2 to 1C (28 to 34F).

    Tomorrow will be cold and breezy with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, some heavy and wintry with hail, sleet and snow.

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  11. Woman, 18, assaulted by other young women

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on an 18-year-old woman in Torquay on New Year's Day.

    The victim was reportedly set upon by two other women of a similar age or slightly older, at about 3:30.

    She was confronted at the entrance to the park in Ellacombe Road and suffered a black eye and a broken ankle.

    One suspect was described as 5ft 7in tall, with medium length black hair and was wearing large hooped ear rings.

    The second suspect had short light hair, which was long on one side and shaved on the other.

    Ellacoombe Road
  12. Exmoor gets a seasonal covering of snow

    The Met Office expects rain and snow to move in from the south-west, moving across England and Wales through Thursday into Friday.

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    But it's already happening on Exmoor, as this tweet from Andrea Davis shows.

    The Met Office has issued four yellow warnings for snow and ice and has predicted up to 10cm (4in) of snowfall on higher ground.

  13. Tamar toll could rise

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The first rise in the cost of crossing the Tamar Bridge since 2010 has come a step closer.

    Plymouth City Council has approved increasing tolls by a third, taking the cost of a car or van from £1.50 to £2.

    Cornwall Council has already agreed the new prices despite calls for the tolls to be scrapped.

    Now the plan has to go to the government for approval.

    Tamar bridge toll booths

    A report says the increases are needed to cover extra capital costs, lower income and more maintenance.

    The bridge is self-financing and run by a joint committee of both the councils that jointly paid for its construction.

    The Tamar Tag prepaid tolls will remain at a 50% discount of the cash cost.

  14. Police seek witnesses to Lizard crash

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A3083 on The Lizard.

    The incident, involving a blue BMW estate and a red Skoda Fabia, was reported to have happened at about 13.20 at Mile End on Saturday, 19 January.

    The driver of the Skoda suffered sustained leg injuries and was taken to hospital.

    Two others involved in the incident sustained minor injuries.

    Police want to speak to the driver of a small blue car or van believed to have been travelling on the A3083 at the time of the incident.