A warning that changes to farmer subsidies could see them struggle against their European counterparts
The ancient stone steps have been replaced by stone masons but local residents and businesses are angry it's take so long to fix
A lorry driver has wedged his vehicle between a house and a churchyard wall in a Somerset village, closing the road and damaging the house.
New Government proposals that would allow agricultural buildings to be turned into houses without planning permission will exclude National Parks. Exmoor National Park say they were very concerned about the impact the proposals would have on the National Park landscapes.
Chairman of Exmoor National Park Authority Andrea Davis said:
"Whilst we do take a positive and proactive approach to sustainable development, balancing the protection of the landscape with the needs of local people and business, we were concerned that the proposals would have led to uncontrolled development affecting the beauty of this special place."
The ancient stone footbridge on Exmoor has been rebuilt. Some steps had been washed away just months after £10,000 had been spent repairing damage from previous flooding.
But local businesses are upset it took more than seven weeks to repair it and say trade has been badly damaged.
Part of the famous Tarr Steps have been swept away AGAIN.
The Exmoor landmark was rebuilt in February at a cost of ten thousand pounds after a storm last December.
The steps are an ancient monument, but also an official highway, so the cost of repairs falls on Somerset County Council.
David Woodland reports.
The blasts of shotguns have been heard across the West today as the four month long pheasant shooting season got underway.
The sport employs 12,000 people in the region, more than any other part of the country. As David Woodland reports pheasant shooting is big business, but some say it's one we should do without.
The pheasant shooting season is starting in the west country. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation says the sport generates £280million a year for the South West economy.
It says wealthy guns come from all over the world, spending money in local hotels and shops, and providing vital jobs in rural areas.
An Exmoor pub has won the National award for Best Wine Pub of the year for the fourth year running. The Good Pub Guide has selected Dulverton's Woods Pub ahead of hundreds of others.
The former bakery now offers 400 wines along with real ale and food. Meat for the restaurant comes from the owner's pigs and chickens. The owner won best dining pub of the year at a previous inn. He says the secret is good staff and giving people what they want.
The recent dry weather has meant that staff at Exmoor National Park have been able to get on with repairs to paths and bridges damaged by the winter floods.
29 of 44 major works have been completed, including the replacement of Horsen Ford Bridge, which was washed away.
The team hopes to complete the rest of the flood-related work by autumn but some projects, such as restoring Tarr Steps, may take longer because of the cost and sheer scale of the scheme.
The recent sunshine means a big boost to the region's economy. In fact, it could bring in an extra £450 million.
Businesses are reporting a huge increase in trade compared to the same period last year, and they believe that's because of this good weather.
Seth Conway reports: