Motorists in Somerset faced massive delays for much of the day after the M5 was closed when two lorries crashed.
One of Dorset's leading farmers says he's increasingly frustrated with the Government's decision not to extend badger culling trials.
Flybe has announced a major expansion with a 5 year deal at London City Airport including flights between London and Exeter from October
Exeter-based airline Flybe is to resume daily flights to Newcastle just months after the route was axed.The service will run from October - at the same time Flybe starts its new daily flights to London City Airport.
There are calls for school holidays to be staggered to help cut the cost of a summer break and boost tourism in the West Country. Leading figures in the trade say a longer season would cut traffic jams while boosting visitor numbers.
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:
There are calls tonight for the Met Office to scale back the number of weather warnings it issues, after claims tourists stayed away at the weekend because of the threat of bad weather.
Most areas in the West Country enjoyed relatively good weather on Saturday, but a number of attractions said visitor numbers were down. Richard Lawrence reports.
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.
– Highways Agency statement
One lane of the M5 southbound between J24-25 has now re-opened following an incident earlier this morning involving three HGVs. Continuing traffic delays are reported while work takes place to re-open lane 2.
A fully signed diversion is in place along the A38 from Junction 24. Drivers are advised to make sure they have sufficient water in their cars and are reminded not to park on the hard shoulder so emergency vehicles can maintain access to the site.
Lane one and the hard shoulder will remain closed overnight to allow emergency resurfacing to take place.
2 lanes remain closed on #M5 s/b J24 - J25, due to an accident. Long delays. There's also a broken down HGV closing lane 1 s/b J23 - 24.
One lane of the M5 reopened past the scene of the accident just before 1.30pm. A steady stream of traffic is now filing past.
An overturned lorry on the M5 in Somerset has been moved to the side of the motorway and a road sweeper has begun clearing debris from the outside lane so it can be reopened to traffic.