Dorset farmer frustrated over TB delays

One of Dorset's leading farmers says he's increasingly frustrated with the Government's decision not to extend badger culling trials.

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Ponsmere Hotel threatened by developers

Campaigners fear plans to turn a historic hotel in Perranporth into private homes will hit the local economy and push property prices even higher.

It reflects what's happening in coastal towns across Devon and Cornwall, with many new apartments being snapped-up as second homes.

The developers, though, say there's no demand for keeping it as a hotel. Steve Hardy reports:

Flybe bids for contract to service RAF planes

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Flybe bids for contract to service RAF planes Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The technical arm of Exeter-based airline Flybe has been selected as the preferred bidder for a major contract to service RAF planes.

They will be responsible for conducting maintenance, repair and overhaul operations at the RAF Brize Norton Airbase in Oxfordshire. It comes after the company announced its first profits in four years.

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