Northern Devon is to become one of Government's 12 new flagship Nature Improvement Areas. The project will recreate and restore 1,000 hectares of priority habitat and restore the River Torridge so that it can support the critically endangered freshwater pearl mussel.
More top news
Around 500 people marched through the centre of Bristol protesting against government plans to bring in new contracts for junior drs.
Two students have broken the record for the youngest pair to row across the Atlantic ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
The Environment Agency has nearly 50 red and 144 amber flood warnings in place across the country.