The service from Newquay to Gatwick has now been guaranteed for at least another four years
Up to 40% of produce is getting ploughed back into the soil because supermarkets are refusing to buy ugly or wonky veg.
Have you ever wondered where the charcoal for your barbecue comes from? A couple from Devon have come up with a sustainable alternative.
– Paul Simmons, Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer
Flybe has been working hard with Newquay Cornwall Airport over the past couple of months to try and secure a satisfactory resolution for Cornwall to retain a crucial lifeline air link to and from London. This is critical both for leisure and business travellers who also need the security of a schedule that allows the opportunity for convenient day returns. Flybe is therefore very pleased to have agree a commercial deal with the airport that secures the seamless operation of this key route until the end of October next year.
The airline Flybe is expected to agree a deal with Newquay Airport today which will see it continuing to operate flights to London Gatwick until 25 October 2014 - Cornwall's only air link to the capital.
Meanwhile, Cornwall Council is applying for government funding to preserve the route after that date.
High streets populated with thriving independent businesses have added an average of £40,000 to nearby house prices over the last decade, according to a study by American Express.
It suggested that homeowners living close to a flourishing high street could see their property value outperform similar homes elsewhere by as much as £70,000 over the next 10 years.
The study identified five "high street hot spots" it described as good examples: Whitstable, Kent; Marlborough, Wiltshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Totnes, Devon, and Yarm, North Yorkshire.
As house prices soar once again and the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme kicks in early, a West Country Estate Agent has said his industry needs to bring in stricter self control.
Darren Lawson's comments come in the same week a TV documentary highlighted some of the slightly underhand tactics used by some estate agents to secure sales and commissions. Jeff Welch reports.
Darren Lawson, the managing director of a Westcountry estate agent said the industry needs to bring in stricter self control.
"What I would ask for is full regulation of estate agencies," he said, "that shouldn't be too much of a challenge that deliver good practice aren't currently licensed.
"Those that are already licensed, well they already are where they need to be and it should sort out the charlatans from those that observe their moral obligations to look after the best interests of sellers and buyers alike."
The managing director of a Westcountry estate agent has said the industry needs to bring in stricter self control.
Darren Lawson's comments come in the same week a TV programme highlighted some of the tactics used by Estate Agents to secure sales and commissions.
Estate agents have been accused of exploiting customers for commercial gain.
The UK’s first new generation wind turbine has been installed on a Cornish farm.
The turbine generates enough power for 150 homes and is the first of its kind to be installed in the UK.
Steve Milner, managing director of Earthmill said: “The financial benefits of wind turbines for farms are becoming widely known, with farmers turning to them as an additional source of revenue in the wake of a dramatic fall in income, coupled with rising energy costs.”
A skills shortage in the construction sector could affect an upturn in the industry's fortunes
While the latest figures show construction is at a six year high, many workers left the industry during the recession to find other work.
Property advice firm, Jones Lang LaSalle says the problem is compounded by a lack of investment in apprenticeships.
Farmers from across Devon are heading to Westminster today, to ask for more money to help the environment.
They will meet MPs to discuss how much of the Government's farming budget will go towards supporting threatened species, landscapes and heritage features.
The secretary of state for the environment will announce his budget for the countryside in the next few weeks.