The Government has revealed its plans to end the congestion on the A303 won't be ready until at least this time next year
Fire officers will be lost as part of £5.5 million cuts proposed by Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
Government funding is to help protect and promote wildlife habitats across North Devon.
The hot weather of the last few weeks has been welcomed by many - but not by all. GP surgeries and hospitals are reporting an increase in pensioners visiting them with heat related illnesses.
Now we're all being asked to keep an eye on elderly members of our community to ensure they're not suffering in the heat.
Homcare provider Mark McGlade tells us how elderly residents are affected by the heat, and Dr Jennie Bee gives her advice on how to stay cool.
A lifeboat crewman was forced to jump into the Bristol Channel to rescue a man whose yacht had run aground.
The man got into difficulty on Sunday afternoon in the strong winds off Clevedon beach.
When crews arrived, there was only one metre of water around the yacht so a crew member had to get out and swim to it to tow it out of danger.
– Dave Herbert, Lifeboat spokesman
It soon became clear that yacht was in serious danger of being turned on to its side. It was clear that the yacht was now crashing down directly on the sea bed. The volunteer crew had to work quickly and professionally to decide the best way to assist the person on the yacht. This was going to be a tricky manoeuvre for the volunteers.
The yacht was towed to Portishead Marina where it was handed over to the Portishead Coastguards.
North Devon Animal Ambulance will be given a second ambulance today to deal with an increase in demand for its services. The charity has had to spend thousands of pounds each week on veterinary care for all animals and pets that are either no longer wanted or their owners cannot afford the treatment
Hospitals and doctors surgeries across the West Country have seen an increase in admissions over the past couple of weeks with older people struggling with the heat. While the current heatwave might seem perfect beach weather, it can have severe impact on health with dehydration and heat stroke a major problem, particularly for the elderly.
Almost a third of people in the South West are struggling to afford food. That's according to a report by a debt management company. The findings will be officially announced as part of a debt summit in Bristol today. They say an increase in the cost of living and energy bills are to blame.
There are 40 miles of stop-start queues on the M5 southbound, between junctions 14 (Thornbury) and 23 (Bridgwater North). Travel time between the two is 120 minutes. There are no accidents; congestion is due to the sheer volume of holiday traffic.