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.
More birds are being washed up on beaches across the south-west coast covered in a sticky substance, the RSPCA has said.
The guillemots have been collected from beaches stretching from Mevagissey in Cornwall to Plymouth and Whitsand Bay.
An RSPCA spokesman said: "Five of the birds have been taken to the RSPCA West Hatch wildlife centre in Taunton, Somerset, where unfortunately they have been put to sleep to end their suffering.
"There is no indication of where the pollution is coming from."
In February, hundreds were killed by the pollutant, which affected a 200-mile stretch of coastline.
Experts at Plymouth University found the mystery substance was almost certain to be an oil additive known as PIB.
But the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said it had been unable to trace the source of the spill and confirmed it had closed the investigation.
There have been significant falls of snow in parts of Dorset and Devon. It's resulted in some disruption - earlier the A37 between Yeovil and Dorchester was reported to be impassable at Holywell Cross. Driving conditions on parts of the A38 in Devon were said to be hazardous.
An announcement on the future of Axminister Carpets is expected to be made later this afternoon. Union officials are currently on their way to the factory.
More than 300 jobs could be lost, as part of a deal aimed at saving the firm.
Take care if you're driving on the M5 this morning between J23 A39 (Bridgwater North) and J31 A30 (Exminster).
Cameras show thick fog along the motorway through Somerset and Devon.
The Fire Brigade Union is warning tonight that proposed cuts are the 'most savage ever' and could put public safety at risk.
Today the Devon and Somerset Fire Service revealed that it was facing a 3.4 million pound reduction in its grant from Government this year - with a further reduction of more than 2 million pounds next year. Watch Jacquie Bird's report below.
– TREVOR FRENCH, DEVON AND SOMERSET FBU SECRETARY
Rather than just accept these enormous cuts forced upon us by central government, the fire authority along with chief fire officer Lee Howell should tell the coalition government that this scale of cuts is unacceptable, risks destroying the fabric of this important service, and ultimately puts more lives at risk.
– BOB WALKER, FBU BRIGADE CHAIR
If the cuts proposed go through, there will be fewer firefighters, fewer fire stations and fewer fire engines. After the recent floods and fires firefighters have dealt with so professionally, the cuts would be a real kick in the teeth for both the public and the service. The FBU is asking people in our communities to stand up against damaging proposals for the fire and rescue service before it is too late.
Front line firefighters in Devon and Somerset could be cut as part of £5.5 million of savings at the fire authority.
The government grant being given to Devon and Somerset Fire Service is being cut by more than 10% this year and a further 7.3% next year.
It's the third worst grant settlement to a fire authority in the country.
Firefighters were told about the proposed cuts this morning.
Devon and Somerset Fire Service is planning to save £3.4 million in the next financial year.
They also want to save another £2 million the year after that. They're having to make the cuts because of a reduction in their government grant. The details of the savings plan will be announced this morning.