It's 100 days to go until the start of the Rugby World Cup 2015. Sandy Park in Exeter is one of 13 match venues.
The games at Sandy Park include:
- Tonga v Namibia, 29 September
- Namibia v Georgia, 7 October
- Italy v Romania, 11 October
It's thought the three matches at Sandy Park will generate £39 million of economic activity to city, create 286 new jobs, increase visitor numbers to the city and wider area and establish a long lasting legacy.
As well as the 100 day countdown to the start of the Tournament, the Webb Ellis Cup starts its journey around the UK and Ireland as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
Caffe Nero has defended its boycott of milk from badger cull areas as necessary to protect its staff.
In a statement the coffee chain insisted it was not bowing to intimidation, but that it had to act when staff well-being was threatened.
With just 2% of our annual milk supply impacted, we made what we feel was the right choice ... We are not intimidated by protestors in spite of their ongoing and upsetting efforts to threaten our business. At the end of the day, we know that the authorities will support us if needed. However, we made a decision to limit any risk to our people as quickly as possible.
Animal rights activists told Caffe Nero they would protest if the coffee chain continued to use milk from badger cull areas.
Dairy farmers in Gloucestershire and Somerset have criticised activists for their tactics, and talked of boycotting the coffee chain for its decision. Caffe Nero says it has discussed its reasons with the National Farmers' Union.
A West Country MP is criticising Caffe Nero's decision to stop using milk that has come from farms in badger cull zones in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
With two big milk producers in his constituency Ian Liddell-Grainger says the coffee shop's decision will put jobs at risk.
Caffe Nero took the move after anti-cull protesters threatened to boycott the cafe unless the company refused to the use the milk.
I have a lot of farmers in my constituency. I have superb dairymen, superb cattle, wonderful milk. Don't boycott British milk to put British jobs at risk because you've got some petty vendetta. Get a job, grow up and stop annoying the police."
Devon and Cornwall businesses have welcomed the election result in the South West where the Conservatives hold the majority of seats - mirroring the national picture.
The Chief Executive of Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce wants the new government to work on boosting jobs and growth in the region.
Businesses in all parts of the United Kingdom and particularly the South West want to see a pro-growth, pro-enterprise programme – building on the positive steps taken, and lessons learned, during the Coalition years.
In order to continue the overall steady growth we have seen in the region, we need the next government to continue its work of cutting the deficit, in tandem with making significant investment in our transport infrastructure.
The Conservatives now appear to have a clear mandate to take bold and important decisions, and must use it to help British businesses invest and grow. In return, business stands ready to work with the new government to deliver prosperity, jobs and sustained economic growth.
We heard from George Osborne MP earlier this year, on the Conservative’s Long Term Economic Plan commitment for the South West and I, along with many businesses and partner organisations in the region, look forward to working with our new MP’s to see these plans come to fruition.
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce wants the new government to focus on growth and investment in the region.
We congratulate all of our new and continuing MPs and look forward to working with them to ensure that the recently published Business Plan for Cornwall and the Chamber Calls within it are at the forefront of their minds.
The Conservatives now have a clear mandate to take bold and important decisions, and must use it to help Cornish businesses invest and grow.
The trial of six people accused in connection with collapse of Crown Currency from Hayle which collapsed with debts £20 million pounds has ended after it emerged one of the key defendants killed himself. Peter Benstead was a Director of Crown Currency which collapsed in 2010.
Work officially starts to upgrade the A30 at Temple today. The 2.8 mile stretch between Temple and Higher Carblake will become a dual carriageway. The project will cost £60m and work is expected to be completed by 2017.
Western Greyhound ceasing trading is a blow to staff and to the thousands who depend on local bus routes. Urgent need to restore services.
There's uncertainty this morning over the future of the Cornish bus company Western Greyhound.
It's understood drivers turning up this morning weren't able to get in to work. Senior management are thought to be briefing staff at the Summercourt depot now. First Bus are accepting Western Greyhound passes.
Hopes for a £10 million super stadium for Cornwall have been crushed tonight. Councillors deferred plans for a supermarket which was to bankroll the project, while two rival developments got the go ahead.
Here is Kathy Wardle's report from tonight's meeting in Truro.
Campaigners appear to have lost their long battle to build a ten million pound super stadium in Cornwall. Funding for the showpiece arena had been dependent upon approval being given for a supermarket and housing development on the outskirts of Truro.
But tonight councillors have voted to approve a different housing and supermarket development at Willow Green, which means the Stadium for Cornwall is unlikely to go ahead.
Stadium for Cornwall developer Inox and Henry Boot Developments wanted to build a mixed use development at West Langarth including a supermarket, housing and community facilities. If the application is granted, they say the cash proceeds would be used to fund the construction of the 6000 seat stadium.
But a spokesperson for Inox said that it would be difficult to secure a contract with a supermarket like Morrisons, now an ASDA scheme has been given the green light.
Cornwall Council had indicated that there is only demand for one further supermarket in the area.