A campaigner says that more than eighty old barges should be given legal protection. The hulks were stranded on the shore of the river severn at Purton in Gloucestershire more than a century ago so that silt would collect around them and strengthen the banks, protecting the nearby canal.
Now, though, they are slowly rotting away, but are also being targetted by vandals. Ken Goodwin reports.
Farmers across the West Country say their crops are being destroyed by a slug invasion. The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the creatures.
The Royal Horticultural Society says they've doubled in number this summer. Organic farmers who say they're being worst hit.
Organic farmer Marie Welsh from Cornwall says slugs have been destroying crops in what has been one of the worst years for the problem.
The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the pests.
Campaigners fighting plans to build an incinerator at Devonport have received a setback with their legal challenge. 'PlymWIN's' case against the development has been refused a judicial review by the Court of Appeal.
Planning permission for the plant was granted last year and building work is due to start soon. The incinerator will burn 250,000 tonnes of waste a year - some residents are worried about health risks. Campaigners plan to continue their battle.
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Farmers across the West Country say their crops are being destroyed by an invasion of slugs. The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the pests. Organic farmers who don't use pesticides say they're being worst hit.
A report out today is expected to recommend transferring the Forest of Dean and other publicly-owned woodland into a new trust. It follows the outcry over plans to privatise the service.
An independent report out today is expected to come out against the sale of publicly-owned forests. The government had originally proposed to privatise the Forestry Commission, which owns Haldon Forest in Devon, and Neroche, on the Somerset-Devon border.
A West council is being accused of letting Britain's most invasive plant grow out of control. Japanese Knotweed can spread so quickly there is actually a law against planting it or growing it in the wild.
But that is exactly what has happened along parts of the River Avon in Wiltshire. Jonty Messer reports.
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