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David McCabe was fined eight thousand pounds and ordered to pay four and a half thousand pounds costs.
The Plymouth landlord was found guilty on 18 counts of neglect at two of his properties.
He ignored orders to rectify faults in bed-sits he rented to vulnerable people on housing benefit.
Fire fighters have spent the night dealing with a fire on board a boat moored in the Dart Estuary at Dartmouth.
The 51ft pleasure boat called The African Queen was well alight and a number of appliances were required.
Police are concerned for a fourteen year old girl from Exmouth who left for school yesterday morning (Monday), but did not arrive at school.
Harriet Melbourne is described as a white female, 5’7” tall, with mousey shoulder length frizzy hair, slim build, possibly wearing a tartan skirt , black tights, black jacket and black shoes.
A dog which was tortured and used for dog fights in Afghanistan has won a prize at Crufts. Wylie was nursed back to health by soldiers and now lives in Yeovil. He beat over a thousand other entrants to win Best Crossbreed Rescue Dog.
Plans to close a highly-rated children's home will be considered by Devon County Council today. The authority wants to shut the Blossom Corner Home in Exeter - along with two others.
It's hoping to recruit more foster parents to look after the children who use it - although opponents are worried it may see children being placed in accommodation further away from their families.
Cornwall Council says it will cost more than £21 million to repair damage caused by the storms of the past two months.
Seafronts and harbours across the county were badly hit. More than two hundred council staff are involved in a massive operation to repair the damage. The council says there were 250 incidents of damage to buildings, roads, and sea and flood defences.
A Plymouth landlord has been found guilty on 18 counts of neglect at two of his properties.
David McCabe ignored orders to rectify faults in bed-sits he rented to vulnerable people on housing benefit. He's been fined eight thousand pounds and ordered to pay four and a half thousand pounds costs.
The pressure is building on Devon County Council to scrap plans to close many of its care homes.
The Council has announced proposed cuts of 28 million pounds and is meeting users of its facilities and their families to explain its tough choices.
But Age UK in Exeter has today backed the council, saying cheaper alternatives in the private sector are often available. Seth Conway reports.
A major salvage operation is underway off the Cornish coast tonight to try to prevent a stricken ship from sinking.
The Sea Breeze ran into trouble yesterday off the Lizard when her engine room flooded. The six crew were rescued by lifeboats. Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.