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Snow causes disruption on the region's roads

Police are warning drivers to avoid several roads in the region because of snow and ice.

Gritters have been out over night and snow ploughs are out on Exmoor. Dartmoor is also seeing heavy snow.

Devon and Cornwall saw storms overnight - including reports of a possible tornado causing damage in Redruth in Cornwall.

Mill Hill in Lelant, Cornwall, is blocked by a fallen tree and cables after last night's storms.

Drivers are being warned of hazardous driving conditions on the A388 in Launceston. Snow is making the hills difficult for driving.

And in Devon drivers are being asked to avoid the B3212 in Moretonhampstead because of the snow there.


Work begins on new Search & Rescue helicopter base

Work starts on the site at Newquay Airport today. Credit: ITV News West Country

Work starts today on a new Search and Rescue helicopter base at Newquay Airport.

Bristow Helicopters will operate two aircraft from the site, which would be available to run rescue missions 24 hours a day within a radius of 250 nautical miles.

The company is taking over the service from the RAF and Royal Navy.

Argyle and Grecians suffer defeats

No wins for our teams today.

Plymouth Argyle have been beaten at home by Oxford United this afternoon. Lewis Alessandra had given the Pilgrims a first half lead, but after Aaron Bentley was sent off, the visitors scored twice in the second half.

Exeter City suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at Wimbledon. Liam Sercombe scored a consolation for the Grecians in injury time.

And in the Conference, Torquay United drew 0-0 at Welling.


Nichols keeps Exeter City in the play-off hunt

Tom Nichols scored Exeter City's winner against Cheltenham. Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town have slipped to the foot of League One after losing 2-1 at Bristol City. Matt Smith and a Jay Emmanuel-Thomas penalty with the goals for the hosts, before Ben Nugent pulled one back with a late long-range effort.

In League Two, Exeter City got back to winning ways with a 1-0 success over Cheltenham at St James Park. Tom Nichols scored the only goal of the game in the 62nd minute.

Plymouth Argyle suffered their first defeat in four league games after going down 2-0 at Newport. Former Argyle striker Chris Zebroski headed Newport in front in the 9th minute, before Mark Byrne added a second eight minutes from time.

And in the Conference, Torquay United lost 2-1 at home to Bristol Rovers.

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Former Crystal Palace and Colchester striker Clinton Morrison makes his first start for Exeter City. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

All our football teams are in action today as part of the busy festive period.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson returns to Ashton Gate today for the first time since leaving Bristol City in 2010.

In League Two, Clinton Morrison makes his first start for Exeter City as the Grecians take on Cheltenham at St James Park.

Plymouth Argyle are unchanged from last week's 3-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

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Torquay United vs Bristol Rovers

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