South West MPs have been lobbying for almost a month - the Department for Transport has finally confirmed the funds.Read the full story ›
A representative from a key farmers union has told ITV News dairy farmers are "staring into the abyss" at the beginning of 2016 after a key retailer said it was slashing the price it pays for milk.
The Chairman of the National Farmers Union dairy board Rob Harrison said it looked like being a particularly bleak year for dairy farmers and warned that the industry was in absolute crisis.
Meanwhile dairy farmers from another group are planning a march on Downing Streetas the row over milk prices deepens.
Farmers from the West Country are planning to march on Downing Street as the row over milk prices deepens.Read the full story ›
Michael Caines is ending his 21-year stint at Gidleigh Park - but he won't be leaving Devon. He tells us his plansRead the full story ›
Michael Caines will cook for the last time at Gidleigh Park this weekend, bringing to an end 21 years as head chef at the fine dining hotel near Chagford.
The celebrity chef will continue to look after his other restaurants before opening his own hotel at Lympstone in 2017.
"Devon's my county.
I was born in Exeter so having the opportunity to practice at the top end of my industry and to be regarded as one of Britain's top chefs here in my home county using local produce and championing the cause has been a fantastic journey and a wonderful experience."
Tourism bosses in Cornwall say 2015 has been one of the best years on record.
Visitor numbers are up on previous years by 5%. Part of the increase is due to terrorism attacks abroad but also the county being showcased in series like ITV's Doc Martin.
Attractions like Newquay Zoo have benefitted and so have many of Cornwall's hotels. Stephen Baker, Managing Director at Carbis Bay Hotel, says the BBC series Poldark has also brought in the crowds.
The more the merrier - as we find out in this report:
The region's fishing industry has given a mixed response to the latest Government deal agreeing quota increases for 2016Read the full story ›
The chaos of last year's Black Friday has not been repeated this year as shoppers across the region opt to buy online rather than in-store.Read the full story ›
A row about a colony of protected birds could ruin plans for a £10 million hotel on Drake's Island.
The area is home to a colony of Egrets - a white coloured bird similar to a heron.
A report to Plymouth City Council's planning committee has found the egrets would be disturbed if the hotel is built.
Councillors are expected to make a decision this afternoon.
A Cornish businessman wants to build the country's first pasty museum in Cornwall.Read the full story ›