Honda is to cut 800 jobs at its Swindon factory after a slump in demand across Europe - that's around a quarter of its workforce of 3500.
The news was broken to staff as they arrived this morning.
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy reports:
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Emergency services say they will working long into the night to deal with a fire that began in a music shop near the centre of Exeter.
Leon Dexter was set upon by the birds in Ilfracombe in the latest in a series of attacks by seagulls in our region.
Emergency services are tackling the fire on Sidwell Street near the centre of Exeter.