An announcement's expected later this week that an area of Dorset could be included in the next wave of badger culls.
Trials in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire will also be continued, despite the fact that they failed to achieve their targets last year.
And as our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports, it comes as there's growing opposition in Parliament, including from Conservative MPs.
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Showers fizzling out generally across the South West and cloud breaking up to allow sunny spells, a calmer day and warmer temperatures.
It's a dry start to the day but cloudy with light showers later. Overall calmer, with gentler winds helping to boost temperatures slightly.