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    Severe disruption: A3058 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3058 Cornwall both ways severe disruption, at Texaco Petrol Station.

    A3058 Cornwall - A3058 Terras Road in St Stephen blocked and queues at the Texaco Petrol Station junction.

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

  2. Arrest after man suffers head wound in Plymouth assault

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man was taken to hospital with a head wound after being assaulted by another man in Plymouth, police have said.

    The attack happened on Bath Street at about 13:30 on Monday.

    The victim, in his 60s, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Derriford Hospital.

    His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing, officers added.

    The suspect left the scene but police have since arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

    He remains in police custody.

    Bath Street, Plymouth
  3. Cyclist suffers head and leg injury in crash

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    The Marazion bypass was temporarily blocked after a crash between a car and a cyclist at 16:00.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said the cyclist had been taken to hospital with a head and leg injury, neither of which were thought to be life threatening or life changing.

    A spokeswoman said the crash which happened on the roundabout junction between the B3280 and the A394 had now been cleared.

  4. Man has fractured eye socket and loses teeth in attack

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man was left with a fractured eye socket and lost a "number of teeth" after being attacked on his doorstep, police have said.

    It happened at about 21:30 on 15 June in Welbeck Avenue in Plymouth.

    The two male suspects were not known to the victim and ran off in the direction of Plymouth Railway Station, officers added.

    Welbeck Avenue in Plymouth.

    The first suspect is described as white, about 5ft 7in (1.7m), aged in his 20s or 30s with short dark hair.

    He has a tattoo on his upper left arm and was wearing a white T-shirt with a big printed logo on the chest.

    The second suspect is described as white, aged in his 20s or 30s, about 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall and of slim build.

    He was wearing a black tracksuit and a black Nike baseball cap, with light brown curly hair sticking out from it.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

  5. Missing boy, 17, believed to be in Plymouth

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 17-year-old boy missing from his home in Kent is believed to be in Plymouth, police have said.

    Brandon Chalcroft was reported missing from the Chatham area of the county on 4 July.

    Officers said he has visited the Plymouth several times in the last few months and has been known to frequent the Laira and Lipson areas.

    He is described as about 5ft 10in (1.7m) tall, of medium build and with blue eyes.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

    Brandon Chalcroft
  6. Swimmer attacked by seal in Brixham

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A swimmer has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a seal in Devon.

    Torbay RNLI said the person was swimming off the rocks outside the Shoalstone Pool - a sea-water swimming pool in Brixham.

    It added the person was taken to hospital for treatment.

    People are being asked not to swim in that area and to stick to the sea pool itself which is "safe and supervised by a lifeguard".

    Seal
  7. Royal tour arrives in Tavistock

    Heidi Davey

    BBC Spotlight

    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Tavistock on day two of their tour of the South West.

    They're in the town to celebrate its recent restoration to its historic buildings and to attend the town’s Community Festival of Food and Crafts in Bedford Square.

    The royal couple will meet stallholders and sample some local Devon produce at the market too.

    Prince Charles
    Camilla
  8. BreakingDrake Circus evacuated

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    The Drake Circus shopping centre in Plymouth has been evacuated.

    The fire service said it was called at 11:20 to reports of smoke coming from the HMV store.

    A full evacuation of the centre is in progress with police on the scene.

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said five appliances were on the scene with an aerial ladder platform.

    The nature of any fire is still being investigated.

    Drake Circus
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A39 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A39 Cornwall both ways severe accident, from Cove Hill to Carclew Turn Off.

    A39 Cornwall - A39 in Perranarworthal blocked and queues in both directions from the Cove Hill junction to the Carclew Turn Off junction, because of an accident involving car and a lorry. Congestion to Devoran.

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

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    Severe disruption: A390 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A390 Cornwall both ways severe disruption, at Gunnislake Bridge.

    A390 Cornwall - A390 Newbridge Hill in Newbridge blocked in both directions at the Gunnislake Bridge junction, because of a lorry that's broken down and recovery work. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. South west has lowest unemployment rate

    BBC Business News

    The south west region continues to have the lowest rate of unemployment in the country at 2.6%.

    Unemployment across the UK was 3.8% between March and May 2019. The rate is at its lowest since late 1974.

    It was highest in the North East at 5.6% which saw no change on the previous quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    Figures also showed wage growth in the UK was 3.6% in the year to May 2019, the highest growth rate since 2008.

    Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49002056

    Unemployment graph
  12. Woman and toddler airlifted to hospital after crash

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A woman is in hospital with "life-threatening" injuries and a 21-month-old girl has "serious" injuries after a crash in Devon, police have said.

    Officers were called to the B3257 between Bere Alston and Gulworthy at about 15:00 on Monday.

    The crash involved a silver Vauxhall Corsa and a bus, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

    The driver of the bus was uninjured and two passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

    The driver of the Corsa - a local woman in her 20s - was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth while the 21-month-old girl was airlifted to Bristol Children's Hospital.

    A three-year-old girl, also travelling in the Corsa, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    The road was closed for six-and-a-half hours for a full forensic investigation.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact police via 101.