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Summary

  1. Some councils 'running out' of reserve cash
  2. Locals fund 'car park from hell' case
  3. Award-winning actress visits Cornish school
  4. Thousands sign up to nature campaign
  5. Updates from Wednesday 29 May 2019

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  1. Weather: Cloudy and misty overnight

    BBC Weather

    Weather map

    The weather will remain cloudy tonight with some mist also possibly developing.

    There will be some light rain and drizzle during the night.

    It will be a mild night with minimum temperatures of 9C (48F).

    Tomorrow will also be a cloudy and misty day, with only limited bright intervals expected.

    There is also a chance of some drizzle or light rain at times.

    The day will feel warmer than today, and perhaps a little humid, with highs of 20C (68F).

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Devon northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Devon - One lane closed on M5 northbound at J29, A3015 (Exeter), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Cat stuck up on railway bridge 'for six days'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    stuck cat

    An operation is underway to rescue a cat which is stuck about 30ft (9m) up on a railway bridge.

    It's believed five-year-old Hatty from Saltash has been on the Royal Albert Bridge - over the River Tamar - for about six days.

    Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, the RSPCA and Network Rail are now working on a plan to try to rescue her.

    Network Rail said it might have to close the rail line to do this if progress wasn't made.

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  4. Cornwall travel: Accident partially blocks A393

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    In Ponsanooth, the A393 St Michael's Road is partially blocked due to an accident at Speech Lane.

  5. Devon travel: Accident in Sticklepath

    BBC Radio Devon

    • The road through Sticklepath is partially blocked due to an accident near the Devonshire Inn
    • On the A377, between Umberleigh and Kings Nympton, there are reports of tree debris on the road affecting traffic heading towards Crediton
    • On the A386, Plymouth Road is very busy heading through Tavistock in both directions due to roadworks and temporary traffic lights
  6. Charlestown Harbour licensing application raises concerns

    Richard Whitehouse

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Charlestown harbour

    Plans to host concerts and sell alcohol on an historic harbour used in the BBC's Poldark programme are set to be decided on next week.

    The owners of Charlestown Harbour have applied to Cornwall Council for a licence.

    However, the plans have come up against opposition from local residents, the parish council and a Cornwall Council councillor as being "unsuitable".

    Concerns have been raised over the safety of serving alcohol on the harbour's edge as well as the risk of anti-social behaviour and the lack of parking for visitors.

    The application is due to go before the council's licensing act sub-committee when it meets next Wednesday.

    A total of 29 objections have been received by the council.

  7. Emergency repairs on Gdynia Way, Plymouth

    Twitter

    Stop-go boards will be in place and delays are expected due to a defective cover, Plymouth Highways said.

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  8. Weather: Cloudy with rain for most of the day

    BBC Weather

    It will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain for much of the day.

    Most of the rain will be light but the occasional spell of moderate rain is possible at times.

    Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

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  9. Stratton Minor Injury Unit to remain closed overnight

    Richard Whitehouse

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    An overnight Minor Injury Unit (MIU) service in north Cornwall is set to remain closed for the foreseeable future due to problems recruiting doctors to run the unit.

    Stratton MIU near Bude reduced its opening hours to 08:00 to 22:00 in December having previously been open 24 hours a day.

    Earlier this year health bosses apologised for the reduced hours and also for not consulting with local councillors about the forced closure which was due to safety.

    Cornwall Council's health and adult social care overview and scrutiny committee will receive a report on the situation at a meeting later.

    The report states that there have been continued efforts to recruit doctors for the unit but none have proved successful.

    Councillors will be told that the service will be reviewed again in July.

    Stratton MIU
  10. Thousands sign up to nature campaign

    Thousands have signed up to a campaign which aims to get people enjoying the outdoors this summer.

    Wildlife Trusts across the country have launched their annual challenge, 30 Days Wild, asking people to go on nature walks, birdwatch, or make a home for bugs.

    It follows recent studies that show nature is good for our happiness and well-being.

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  11. Award-winning actress visits Cornish school

    BBC Spotlight

    Jessica Hynes

    An award-winning actress has chosen a Cornish school as the first stop on her campaign to highlight the benefits of drama in boosting young people's mental health and wellbeing.

    Jessica Hynes, who has won a Bafta, visited Liskeard School and Community College.

    Schools are under pressure to reduce or cut the creative arts at GCSE level in favour of subjects that are viewed as more important.