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Summary

  1. Family of dog attack boy pay tribute
  2. 'Extreme porn' man Jerome Dangar dies in prison
  3. Mother and daughter jailed for £266k frauds
  4. Flat owners each hit with £20k bill
  5. New Dawlish sea wall approved by planners
  6. Notre-Dame fire: Exeter Cathedral shares French prayer
  7. Egg farm planning inquiry to begin
  8. Updates from Tuesday 16 April 2019

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  1. Body found on Perranporth beach 'not a UK national'

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    Police say they have identified a woman whose body was found on Perranporth beach on Monday.

    Emergency services were called out shortly before 07:00 on Monday after dog walkers discovered the body along the waterline.

    Officers said the woman was "not believed to be a UK national" and they were in the process of informing her next-of-kin.

    The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

    Perranporth beach
  2. Open your eyes: Snow Patrol to play at the Eden Sessions

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Snow Patrol is the latest act announced for this year's Eden Sessions.

    The band, who previously played at the biomes in 2006, will headline on Saturday 29 June.

    Tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday 23 April.

    Other acts announced for the Eden Sessions this summer include Kylie Minogue and The Stereophonics.

    Snow Patrol. Pic: Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images
  3. Kingsbridge road blocked due to accident

    BBC Radio Devon

    In Kingsbridge, the A379 is blocked between Plymouth Road and the roundabout at Palegate Cross due to an accident.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A379 Devon both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A379 Devon both ways severe accident, between Plymouth Road and A381.

    A379 Devon - A379 in Kingsbridge closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Plymouth Road junction and Palegate Cross, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  5. Weather: Cloud lifting before a dry and warmer Wednesday

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    Tuesday evening and overnight will become dry with some clear spells breaking through, but there will also be areas of mist, fog and low cloud forming, especially during the early hours.

    Minimum temperature: 3 to 6C (37 to 43F).

    Weather

    Early areas of mist, fog and low cloud will lift and break during Wednesday morning to leave a dry and fine day with long spells of sunshine.

    Feeling warmer.

    Maximum temperature: 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).

  6. Victoria Gill

    Science reporter, BBC News

    Ocean plastic

    Victoria Gill

    Science reporter, BBC News

    Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.

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  7. Wheelchair crushed between two cars, but girl 'unhurt'

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A young girl escaped serious injury after the wheelchair she was in was hit by an elderly driver and crushed between two cars, police have said.

    Otter Nurseries

    Kingsbridge Police said the girl, who has severe disabilities, was pushed upwards as her wheelchair was crushed, saving her from being seriously hurt but destroying her chair.

    "Unfortunately, the wheelchair, which is specially adapted and made for her, was completely destroyed and it is the only one the child owns," the officers said on Facebook.

    Police said the victim was "miraculously unhurt" in the incident at Otter Nurseries, Brixton, at 11:40 and escaped with minor grazes.

    The driver was reported for traffic offences.

  8. Dog with sunglasses dies

    Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette

    Jaxs the terrier

    A terrier called Jaxs who wore sunglasses to protect his eyes has died.

    The 16-year-old dog from Kingsbridge, Devon, had a list of medical complaints, including an allergy to grass that meant he had to wear mediboots.

    Owner Maria Domanic told the Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette that she would be holding a memorial service for him in June.

    Jaxs and owner
  9. Yacht club raided costing thousands of pounds

    CCTV
    Image caption: Police have released CCTV footage in a bid to identify suspects seen in the premises

    Police are appealing for information after outboard engines and equipment were stolen during a burglary at a yacht club.

    Police said Teign Corinthian Yacht Club in Newton Abbot was targeted at the end of March.

    Three outboard engines worth several thousands of pounds were stolen along with VHF radios and other kit.

    Mike Commaner from the club said: “The Coombe Cellars Dinghy Sailors will greatly miss the outboard engines and VHF radios which are an integral part of keeping our children safe on the water.

    “At this time of the year we are gearing up for training of schoolchildren and scouts and, although we will be continuing as normal, it is putting a great strain on our resources.

    “If anybody knows the whereabouts of our engines and radios, please do let the police know.”

    A 20-horsepower Mercury outboard engine, 9.8-horsepower Tohatsu outboard engine, and five-horsepower Tohatsu outboard engine were stolen.

    An engine throttle control unit, fuel line, electric power cables, battery pack, hand tools, and six hand-held radios were also taken.

    CCTV
    CCTV
  10. Mother and daughter jailed for £266k frauds

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    A mother and daughter letting agent team have been jailed for defrauding tenants and landlords "on an industrial scale" out of more than £266,000.

    Angela Treneer, 72, and her daughter, Elizabeth Treneer (pictured), 38, ran Truro-based agency Premier Property Management.

    Truro Crown Court heard that, between 2009 and 2017, they unlawfully retained money from at least 40 victims.

    Elizabeth Treneer

    One pair of landlord victims had £53,000 taken from them as part of the Treneers' frauds, which saw money taken to maintain lifestyles which included holidays for Elizabeth, prosecutors said.

    Angela Treneer, of Mylor Bridge, known as Colleen, who pleaded guilty to fraud by dishonestly abusing her position as a letting agent, was jailed for 20 months, with half to be served on licence.

    Elizabeth Treneer, of Perranwell Station, known as Ann, admitted two counts of participating in a fraudulent business and perverting the course of justice.

    She was imprisoned for 40 months for each fraud, to be served concurrently, with half to be served on licence. She was also jailed for four months for perverting the course of justice, also to be served concurrently.

  11. New Dawlish sea wall approved by planners

    Sophie Pierce

    BBC Radio Devon

    Dawlish sea wall plans

    Plans for a new sea wall at Dawlish have been approved by Teignbridge District Council.

    Network Rail wants to start work on the new sea wall this summer.

    The new wall will be 2.5m higher than the current wall and Network Rail hopes it will provide better protection to the railway from waves during adverse weather.

  12. 'Extreme porn' man Jerome Dangar dies in prison

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    A publican from Cornwall who was jailed for possessing "the worst images it is possible to imagine" has died in prison, the Prison Service has confirmed.

    Forty-four-year-old Jerome Dangar, from Tintagel, was jailed for 15 months in January after he admitted nine charges of possessing extreme pornography, including images of acts that portrayed threatening a person's life and endangering genitals.

    He was arrested in a raid at the King Arthur's Arms in Tintagel last November.

    He died in HMP Dartmoor in Devon on Monday, the Prison Service said, which added: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends."

    The Prison Service also said: "As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman."

    The cause of death has not been confirmed.

    Jerome Dangar
  13. Technology promises to speed up care home transfers

    A digital portal allowing NHS hospitals to find care homes for patients is being rolled out across England.

    The technology was first piloted in Reading, Berkshire, and aims to cut unnecessary delays.

    The Capacity Tracker provides a "shop window" for vacancies, saving staff the time they would normally spend phoning around to check availability.

    More than 6,250 care homes in Berkshire, Devon and northern England have already signed up to the system, and thousands more are now expected to join them.

    Elderly person's hands
    Image caption: Patients are set to be transferred to care homes in less time thanks to the new technology