A hedgehog with no prickles has won the hearts of staff at a sanctuary in Somerset. "Pumpkin" was poorly when he was brought in and then lost his spines. Our correspondent David Woodland tried to make friends with him - but failed rather miserably!
A 39 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was discovered at a property in Saltash, Cornwall.
Police were called to a home in Alamein Court on Thursday morning following a report of concern for a resident. They discovered the body of a 50 year old woman.
The man was taken to Launceston Police Station where he remains in custody.
The Dartmouth Food Festival starts today.
The three day annual event is now in its 11th year and aims to showcase the very best food and wine the South West has to offer.
He's a billionaire but still can be seen helping out on the tills at one of his own stores in Plymouth.
Chris Dawson opened that branch of The Range 25 years ago - and is now one of the wealthiest people in the UK. John Andrews went to meet him.
A very wet start to the morning will see some heavy bursts of rain, especially during the rush hour.
Things will clear up towards a more sunny afternoon, although there will still be some scattered showers.
Highs of 16C.
Watch the full forecast below:
Friends of the Earth has taken the first formal legal steps to prevent the Government from capturing a family of beavers living in the wild in Devon and placing them in captivity.
The campaigners want to challenge licences issued by Natural England to catch the animals.
Defra says the beavers should be captured to test them for disease.
Cornish MP Andrew George says he's had assurances from Health Chiefs ahead of the arrival of two ships from Sierra Leone in Falmouth.
He's been told a range of measures will be put in place to ensure public safety.
The ships are due to arrive in the middle of next month.
A plan to build a wind farm at Week St Mary in North Cornwall - comprising eleven 125 metre wind turbines - has been turned down.
The decision to reject the Big Field Wind Farm planning application was taken by Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee at a meeting in Truro today.
The RBL's Giant Poppy Run kicked off today. Here is their planned route and arrival/departure times for Saturday (timings approximate)
- — St Blazeyvia Summercourt/A30 — 08:45
- 09:52 — Camborne Square —10:37
- 11:00 — Helston Tesco —12:30
- 12:53 — Sithians Village —13:53
- 14:05 — Penryn ASDA —14:35
- 14:55 — Truro Piazza —15:25
Tonight will see the rain moving in to the west which could bring some quite heavy showers.
Friday morning will be wet around rush hour, but the rain will largely give way to brighter skies for the afternoon.
Highs of 16C.
A football club’s seagull mascot has been ruffling feathers this week after clashing with football fans—from his own side.
The popular Torquay united mascot Gilbert the Gull was spotted arguing with his own supporters at the home match against Grimsby on Saturday.
Afterwards fans took to the Devon team’s website to complain that Gilbert was using threatening gestures and swearing badly.
Torquay United chief executive Andrew Candy investigated the incident, and reprimanded the employee who was wearing the seagull costume.
Gilbert has been allowed to resume his duties but has been banned from Popside home stand to avoid further clashes with supporters.