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Good evening. for the news where you are.

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Child protection experts are calling for more research

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into the psychological impact of social media on young people.

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It comes as a father from west Cornwall launches a petition calling

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for an end to what he calls "torture" from a feature

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millions of us of all ages are constantly

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checking our social media, getting what experts say

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is like a feel-good hit of dopamine to our brains each time

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and one dad from Cornwall is taking a stand.

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Streaks have become mini relationships in kids' eyes,

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with all the ups and downs, and to lose one

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He's launched a petition about what he calls a dangerously

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addictive feature called "streaks" on a social media app

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called Snapchat, which he says is making his teenager withdrawn.

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Snapchat sends photos and videos to friends that disappear

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Streaks measure daily contact with friends.

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It has become very toxic for teenagers particularly,

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because it pushes their buttons more so than older people.

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We don't have the same need to be accepted.

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Teenagers are growing, they're learning, they're

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learning how to be accepted socially and this has just managed to get

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straight into that social acceptance button and it pushes it every time.

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Snapchat did not want to comment on the petition, but it says it has

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a Trust Safety Team that responds to reports and concerns.

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Experts say there is an increase year-on-year of young people

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reporting issues with all social media.

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In the most extreme cases, constant exposure online and

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young people feeling that pressure to be online constantly can cause

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In the most worrying cases, we're hearing from children

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who really talk to us about feeling suicidal as a result

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of seeing things, and that constant pressure online.

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Johnnie is just hoping that his petition helps raise

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awareness of what's a much wider issue.

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There was a dramatic twist today at the inquest into the death

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of 23-year-old Josh Clayton, whose body was found

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The jury heard apparently new evidence from one

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of the witnesses and were then sent home early, for legal teams

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Lucie Fisher was at Plymouth Coroner's Court.

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Leroy Thomas, arriving at court this morning to give evidence.

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He was working as a painter and decorator on the island

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at the time of Josh's disappearance, and along with other locals,

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went to the party where Josh was last seen alive.

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He'd been involved in an altercation there.

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In front of the jury today, he made a number

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He said he saw someone he believes to be Josh outside of the party,

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having an argument with two or three Polish or Hungarian workers.

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He said he heard him ranting and raving that he had had enough

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and that he was going to kill himself.

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Leroy then said that he left at 2:30am to 3am in the morning,

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but on the way back had an intuition that something was not

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right, and he went back to check on the young lad

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He then said that he could not find him.

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Josh's disappearance sparked a ten-day search,

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the largest ever seen on the islands.

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There were no signs of injury, no signs of drowning.

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There were no traces of drugs in his system.

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He had consumed alcohol equivalent to two and a half

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times the legal driving limit, and a bloodstained shirt

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he was wearing had not been analysed as it was not being treated

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Residents and businesses on the Lizard will be returning

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to court later this month to oppose the re-opening of Dean Quarry.

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They say proposals for the quarry have already seen some

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holiday-makers cancel plans, and some business

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The owners have told us they have nothing to add at this time.

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The reopening plans were discussed in Parliament tonight -

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St Ives MP Derek Thomas said there were many concerns from local

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Like me, they have genuine concern about what the reopening

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and expanding of the quarry will do to the area.

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They are concerned about the impact on the Manacles

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the impact on the environment, including air and noise pollution,

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the impact on local food production, the impact on local fishing,

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the impact on tourism and future investment, and the impact

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One of the main routes into Plymouth was closed this afternoon

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after suspected World War Two incendiary devices were

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Buildings were evacuated and the main Tavistock Road sealed off

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before the devices were safely blown up.

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Several hours of disruption for drivers came to an end like a shot.

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The Royal Navy's explosive ordnance disposal team had been brought in

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The eight white-phosphorous grenades had been dug up in

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a deep, muddy trench in the central reservation of

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Devon Cornwall Police said they used the internet to research

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how the grenades may have been left there in World War II.

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What we think, of course, is the fact that during the very

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chaotic period they would have been left there and probably

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just forgotten about, and then got buried to be hidden

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They have gone and buried more material and they've just

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been left there until, of course, the local

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A 100m cordon was set up and local businesses were evacuated.

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It caused congestion, with motorists on the way

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towards the hospital, having to reroute.

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Unfortunately for us, Derriford continued to function,

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Of course, that's the main route for ambulances getting

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in and out of the hospital, and for people that need

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to get into the hospital, so we were really very concerned

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about how we'd keep people safe to have access in Derriford.

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The discovery was made by roadworkers digging up the A386

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as part of 15 months of ongoing improvement works that

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The road was reopened around 6:30pm this evening and traffic

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Clare Woodling, BBC Spotlight, Plymouth.

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A dinner lady from South Devon is about to go head-to-head with six

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others in the hope of being crowned the best School Chef

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Catherine Deane cooks each day for children

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at Yealmpton Primary School, and has enlisted the help of some

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John Ayres has been to see her in action.

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A lot has been made in recent years about the importance of school food.

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Nutritious and healthy meals help children to concentrate,

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and hopefully they will lead healthier lives in the future.

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So school chefs like Catherine Deane are putting

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She is through to the regional final and is hoping to go all the way.

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I'm making a fish Thai green curry, with cauliflower rice, a potato

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It's an unusual taste but they think it's rice with a funny taste,

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because it does resemble very much like rice.

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Normally she cooks for 130 children each day, but the competition means

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she has to make a main meal and dessert for 11-year-olds

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in 90 minutes, and it must cost less than ?1.30.

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That's the typical budget for a school dinner.

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But in reality, forget the judges, it's the pupils who really count.

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Cooking doesn't get tougher than this.

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It had a really mild sort of warmth to it,

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and it was nice because it wasn't to spicy.

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And then the pudding was really nice because it sort of,

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kind of, cooled it down, and it also had this nice

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and it went really nicely with the spiced biscuit.

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The curry is really nice because it's quite warm.

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It's quite spicy, but the flatbread cooled it down a bit,

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and the textures went well together and all the tastes

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Catherine has put this meal together for the competition,

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She really works hard on behalf of all of the children,

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cooking healthy meals and giving a variety of choice.

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She's always coming up with great ideas how we can celebrate different

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The regional final takes place tomorrow, with the winner competing

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John Ayres, BBC Spotlight, Yealmpton.

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Now let's take a look at the weather.

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Could it be turning more wintry, David?

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It is. Yes. Good evening. We used the word sleet and snow for the

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first time today and there is a good chance of that. Mostly cloud around

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for the next few days, but later on Thursday night into Friday there is

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the chance for snow showers and we have not seen many this winter so

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far. One weather front moving through us this morning tomorrow and

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away, a lot of cloud in the second half of tomorrow. A good view of the

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moon tonight but then later cloud. The cloud through the morning, and a

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strong north-west wind. Through the gate gradually it will feel colder

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as colder air seeps in, and in blustery winds, some brief break

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spells and scattered showers. Thursday is the day we watch

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low-pressure developed through the English Channel, and that has

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potential for wet and windy weather. As it moves away, there is a chance

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of some of the rain turning to sleet and over high ground turning quickly

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into snow. That is the worrying for us for later on Thursday and

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overnight Thursday into Friday, the risk of snow and ice, but proved

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predominantly of the high ground. By they can we get to Friday, a strong

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and cold northerly wind. It will bring the produce down. There is a

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risk of snow showers associated with that, some fine weather but not

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warm. Temperatures on Friday up to three or four Celsius. With wind

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chill it will feel colder than that. On Saturday it is a bit quieter and

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there may be brightness but we wake up first thing on Saturday morning

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to widespread frost. That's all the news

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and weather from us tonight - lots more online of course -

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and we'll be back in the morning of the week, and to start the

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weekend as well. For more on that snow situation, over to Jay Wynne

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