Andy Hurry, Somerset County Cricket Club's Director of High Performance is to leave the club to take up a new post as the Head of the England Development Programme. He will leave the County Ground in October.
The first shipment of local grain to leave Plymouth in two years has been shipped to Germany.
The shipment from producers in Devon and Cornwall was organised by Wessex Grain and consisted of milling oats bound for the German market.
Shadow DEFRA Minister Maria Eagle has told the Labour Party Conference that they would scrap the controversial badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire if Labour wins next year's General Election.
Australian Pat Phibbs has today agreed a short-term deal to stay with the Exeter Chiefs.
32 year old Phibbs, who is in his second spell with the Devon club, initially joined a few weeks ago on trial, but an injury crisis has led to Chiefs Head Coach Rob Baxter offering him an extended contract.
Dave Lewis is currently out with an elbow injury and fellow scrum-half Haydn Thomas took a bang to the head in last Friday's win at Gloucester,
Around 100kg of cocaine has been seized after an operation by Border Force officers at Plymouth port.
The seizure was made on 18 September when officers searched a lorry carrying concentrated orange juice that had arrived on the 4.15pm ferry from Santander.
A large quantity of cocaine was found concealed in the trailer. Tests to establish the final quantity and purity of the drugs are continuing but it is thought that around 100kg was recovered and the total value will run into millions of pounds.
The National Crime Agency’s Border Policing Command is investigating the smuggling attempt. A 62-year-old man from the Manchester area was arrested and later bailed until November pending further inquiries.
A project which is hoping to conserve seagrass and seahorses has been granted £475,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The research is being led by the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth which will look to find out more about native seagrass and seahorses across the south west of England and help to conserve fragile seagrass eco-systems.
Although there are over 30 species of seahorses worldwide, there are only two species native to the UK – the Spiny Seahorse and the Short Snouted Seahorse, both can be found along the south west coast.
The Community Seagrass Initiative – which will cover the 191 mile stretch of coastline from Looe in Cornwall, to Weymouth in Dorset – will engage volunteers to help monitor the health and biodiversity of seagrass beds, with sailors, canoeists, divers and even internet users all set to be encouraged to take part in the project. There is also a major public engagement element, which will aim to connect the coastal community with this important element of our natural heritage.