A Somerset MP will today call for a council tax levy on residents in areas hit by flooding. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP for Bridgwater, says the money would help pay for a new rivers board to maintain flood defences. He's also calling for a tidal barrage at the mouth of the river Parrett.
A local government campaigner will speak to Somerset County Council today to try to persuade it not to arrange long term appointments with people who work for their own limited companies.
David Orr says the current system allows the very highly paid to pay a lower rate of tax.
The Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss is chairing a meeting this lunchtime to discuss the pressures facing dairy farmers.
Some say the price they are paid for their milk has been cut by as much as 20% in the past six months and, in some cases, is falling below the cost of producing it.
Exeter City have beaten League Two leaders Wycombe at St James Park.
The Grecians recovered from conceding an early goal, with David Wheeler and Scott Bennett on-target in a 2-1 win.
Elsewhere tonight, Plymouth Argyle drew nil-nil at Wimbledon.
And in League One, Yeovil Town lost 2-0 at Sheffield United.
The RSPCA says hundreds of animals are being abandoned by their owners and many dumped like rubbish by the roadside. The charity is worried the situation will get even worse as the weather gets colder and we get closer to Christmas.
One animal sanctuary in Exeter is having to deal with the problem increasingly.
Tonight will be chilly with temperatures falling as low as 8C.
Wednesday morning will be largely cloudy, but with some sunny spells to the east.
Highs of 13C.
A man who admitted indecently assaulting boys at a private school in Devon has appeared in court in Birmingham accused of 27 further sexual offences involving young boys in Kenya.
Simon Harris has already pleaded guilty to sex offences committed against three pupils, all aged between 13 and 14, while he was employed at Shebbear College in the 1980s.
Today the court was told how he "preyed" on Kenyan street children as young as six years old. Harris denies the charges.
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing woman from Dorchester.
Joan Davis, aged 66, was last seen at her home address along St. Helens Road last night but was reported missing today, Wednesday 21 October 2014.
Joan is described as white, with short grey hair and of medium build and normally wears glasses. She may be wearing denim jeans.
Three people were rescued by ladder from a first floor window after a fire at a house in Menheniot this morning.
The incident happened at 6.30am in Lower Clicker Road.
Fire engines from Liskeard, Looe and Saltash were called to the house.