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Summary

  1. Murder accused man says he 'never hurt' toddler Eve Leatherland
  2. Term-time holiday fines in Cornwall rise sharply in a year from five to more than 370
  3. Future of residents affected by Buckfastleigh explosion to be decided
  4. Rival Devon football clubs team up for prison project
  5. Tributes to Devon prominent trade unionist Paul Raybould after he dies aged 55
  6. Updates from Monday 25 March 2019

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Devon northbound severe accident, from J31 for A38 to J30 for A376 Sidmouth Road Exeter.

    M5 Devon - Severe delays and queuing traffic for nine miles on M5 northbound from J31, A38 (Okehampton turn off) to J30, A376 (Exeter), because of an accident involving multiple vehicles earlier on. Congestion to A38 Splatford Split and the A379 as traffic diverts around. Travel time is 1 hour 15 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Cornwall westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Cornwall westbound severe accident, from A374 to B3251.

    A38 Cornwall - A38 in Trerulefoot closed and queuing traffic westbound from the A374 junction to the B3251 junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A38 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Cornwall both ways severe accident, from Castle Motors to A374.

    A38 Cornwall - A38 in Bylane End closed and heavy traffic in both directions from the Castle Motors junction to the A374 junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  4. Weather: Clear overnight, sunny before cloud develops

    Emily Wood

    BBC Weather

    It will be generally clear, cold and dry overnight, with light winds.

    A few mist patches may develop, but, where it remains clear, frost is possible.

    Minimum temperature: -1 to 2C (30 to 36F).

    Weather

    Tuesday morning will start fine with any mist lifting to leave early sunshine. Patchy cloud is likely to develop during the afternoon, though, and this may be rather extensive at times.

    Maximum temperature: 10 to 13C (50 to 55F).

  5. Bells on Sunday from the Parish Church of St. Peter, Tiverton in Devon

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    Video caption: Bells on Sunday from the Parish Church of St. Peter, Tiverton in Devon

    Bells on Sunday from the Parish Church of St. Peter, Tiverton in Devon

  6. Driver injured as lorry tips over and blocks A376

    BBC Radio Devon

    A man has been injured in a crash which left him trapped in his vehicle in Clyst St Mary, near Exeter.

    Emergency services were called to the A376 at 13:00 after an HGV lorry carrying compost tipped over onto its side.

    The man was released from the vehicle by fire crews and then taken into the care of paramedics, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said.

    Police said it was going to take "a number of hours" before the road was fully cleared.

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  7. Princess Anne arrives in Totnes

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    Her Royal Highness Princess Anne has arrived at Citizen’s Advice in Totnes to meet staff and volunteers.

    The princess is patron of the charity, and attending events in Paignton and Plymouth as well.

    Princess Anne
  8. Schools go car-free for cycling challenge

    BBC Spotlight

    Schools across Cornwall and Devon are taking part in a 10-day challenge to use car-free ways to travel to school.

    The Sustrans Big Pedal encourages pupils and staff to leave the car at home and cycle, walk or user a scooter instead.

    Child with bike at school

    Primary and secondary pupils are competing against other schools to see who has given up travelling by car the most.

    The challenge aims to make the school run safer and healthier.

  9. Video content

    Video caption: Instagram cleaners: Using housework as therapy

    Harriet Knock shares cleaning tips on Instagram and encourages people to talk about mental health.

  10. Future of residents with destroyed homes to be decided

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Discussions are due to get under way about the future of residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged by a suspected gas explosion in Buckfastleigh.

    Marilyn Rice, 65, was airlifted to hospital in Bristol with "serious" burns while another person was treated for minor injuries at the scene on Saturday morning.

    Gas blast

    Residents have raised almost £1,000 to support those affected.

    Rene Teague said her sister was burnt "head to foot" but responding well to treatment.

    Police said Ms Rice was still in hospital in Bristol, while the cause of the explosion was still being investigated.

    Quote Message: Our neighbourhoods team are contacting everybody individually and supporting them on an individual basis to make sure they're OK, and to see if there's anything else we can do." from Karen Johnson Teign Housing
    Karen JohnsonTeign Housing
  11. Football clubs team up for prison project

    BBC Radio Devon

    Two rival football clubs in Devon have joined forces in an attempt to stop prisoners from re-offending when they're released.

    Rivals Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle are teaming up to help roll out the project at HMP Exeter and now HMP Channings Wood, near Newton Abbot.

    Channings Wood prison

    Those involved said classroom teaching and physical activity were being used to give participants better job prospects and mental health.

    The hope is the project - thought to be the first of its kind - will then be rolled out nationally.

  12. Speedboat killer could return to the UK this week

    Devon Live

    Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd, originally from Exeter, is now likely not to fight extradition and could return to the UK as early as this week, his lawyer said.

    Shepherd went on the run while facing trial over the death of Charlotte Brown, 24, when his speedboat overturned in the River Thames.