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  1. Sudden death in Paignton investigated by police

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    Police in Torbay are investigating a death after a body was found in Paignton.

    Officers said they were called to reports of a sudden death of a person whose body was found at about 07:10 in the Esplanade Road area.

    "The incident is ongoing and inquiries are continuing", Devon and Cornwall Police said.

  2. Campaigners protest to save fire station

    Anna Varle

    BBC News Online

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    Video caption: People in Ashburton have been campaigning to keep their fire station open.

    People in Ashburton took to the streets again to campaign to keep their fire station open.

    It is the latest demonstration over planned changes to the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service which could see eight stations close.

    The fire service says it needs to focus more on prevention and that there is a big drop in the number of incidents.

    However, the Ashburton crew claim they were called out six times in the past week.

    Half way through the march, they got another call to go to Ivybridge as standby because of a shortage of appliances in the area.

    A consultation is underway looking into the proposals.

    Kev Lewis, the officer in charge of Ashburton Fire Station
    Quote Message: It just emphasises the case for keeping every appliance and every station in the service open and hopefully keep us fully crewed so that they're all available to do these kind of moves." from Kev Lewis Officer in charge of Ashburton Fire Station
    Kev LewisOfficer in charge of Ashburton Fire Station
  3. Burning car found on roof in Buckfastleigh

    Charley Adams

    BBC News Online

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    Fire crews were called to reports of a car on fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    On arrival, the crew from Buckfastleigh found a car on Church Hill that was on its roof and on fire.

    All passengers had fled the scene.

    The crew put out the fire and searched the area.

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  4. First National Marine Park in the UK

    Johnny Rutherford

    BBC Spotlight

    Plymouth Sound has become the UK's first ever National Marine Park.

    Environmental campaigner Lewis Pugh was part of the launch.

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    Video caption: Environmental campaigner, Lewis Pugh, was part of the launch

    It is hoped the Marine Park will attract worldwide partner funding, more visitors to the area and offer opportunities to explore the diverse marine life in the area.

    There was a Marine party on the Hoe on Saturday.

  5. Accidental deaths around SW coasts 'more than double'

    Lucie Fisher

    BBC South West

    There’s been a big increase in the number of accidental deaths around the Devon and Cornwall coast this year, according to new figures.

    Data from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency shows that, in the 12 months up to September, 28 people died in the sea and in rivers, compared with 11 the previous year.

    Experts said men were more likely to take risks, along with people who were away from home and on holiday.

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    Quote Message: There's a lot of research about tourists versus home behaviour and it proves people on holiday perform more risky behaviour than those at home." from Dr Isabel Richter Psychologist
    Dr Isabel RichterPsychologist
  6. Devon and Cornwall weather: A cloudy and drizzly day

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    A dull and overcast start to Monday with low cloud giving misty conditions over high ground.

    It will remain pretty cloudy with some drizzle at times, especially over the moors and along the north coast, where mist and fog patches will persist.

    Max: 20C (68F).