Could the West be the latest battleground over fracking - the controversial procedure for extracting gas from solid rock.
Protesters around the region have joined demonstrations at Balcombe in West Sussex where it's feared test drilling may be about to take place.
But supporters of fracking say we have nothing to fear from the process.
Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland reports:
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The makings of a fine winters today in most parts with plenty of sunshine.
Devon's MPs have called for increased funding for the county's schools. They believe they're underfunded compared to elsewhere in the UK.