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  1. Police investigate deaths of three elderly men

    BBC Radio Devon

    Police are investigating the deaths of three men in their 80s which all took place in Exeter over the last two days.

    On Monday, the body of one man was discovered at a property on Bonhay Road and a murder investigation was launched.

    Exeter crime scene

    Separately, the bodies of two men - also believed to be in their 80s - were discovered at an address in Cowick Lane on Tuesday.

    Officers say this incident is currently being treated as unexplained.

    Devon and Cornwall Police say it is "too soon" to tell whether the incidents are linked.

    Exeter crime scene
  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe disruption, at J29 for A3015 Honiton Road Exeter.

    M5 Devon - M5 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at 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

  3. Officers' workload 'causing health problems'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Four out of five officers at Devon and Cornwall Police have experienced health problems because their workload is too high.

    The Police Federation is warning that police and the public are being exposed to "increased risk" because more than three-quarters of front-line officers often or always work alone.

    The federation said a survey of 18,000 constables, sergeants and inspectors in England and Wales found that almost 90% didn't feel they had enough officers to manage demand.

    In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said it acknowledges the "stressful work" that its officers and staff do and it's "committed to helping officers manage any impact on their mental health and well-being".

    "There is currently a resiliency pilot being run offering a day workshop to staff and officers under particular stress at this time," it added.

    Police officers

    The Police Federation survey also found:

    • 79% of officers have experienced feelings of stress and anxiety in the previous 12 months, with 94% of those saying their job made it worse
    • Almost every officer has been exposed to at least one traumatic experience in their career, with 61.7% suffering at least one in the last 12 months
    • 43.9% reported they viewed their job as very or extremely stressful, up from 38.6% in 2016
  4. Hoot have thought it?

    Amy Gladwell

    BBC News Online

    A large owl native to India which escaped from a Cornish sanctuary after strong winds damaged his enclosure has been brought home safe and well.

    Owners of Zig the Bengal eagle owl had warned last Wednesday that he would probably die unless he was recaptured as he was not used to fending for himself, having been rescued eight years ago.

    He fled the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre near Wadebridge overnight when the side of his aviary blew down.

    After he had been spotted at a farm nearby his owners told the BBC they managed to "keep him moving until he was tired out" and recaptured him on Sunday.

    Zig

    They said a "huge thank you" on social media to "everyone who shared and sent messages of support".

    They also thanked "the number one gentleman that had to put up with Zig making a noise on his farm for the last couple of nights" before he was taken home.

  5. South West weather: Dry with sunny spells on the way

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a dry, mainly cloudy start to the day, although some brighter spells are possible.

    As the day progresses, sunny spells will develop and become more widespread across the county.

    Winds will be moderate, occasionally fresh southerly.

    Devon

    Devon weather

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