The main rail line between Exeter and Newton Abbot will be closed for several days after it was hit by a landslide at Teignmouth.
It had only just reopened after flood damage last week.
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The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.
A weekend of bad weather is due to hit the South West from today (6 February). The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued warnings.
The young man who turned his bedroom into a bomb-making factory and then tested the devices in disused mine shafts.