It's a year ago tonight since a huge storm washed away part of the railway line at Dawlish on the Devon coast.
The line was out of action for eight weeks, costing the region's economy over £100 million in lost business. Today Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, will ask the Prime Minister to ensure that route is maintained alongside other investment in the region.
A survey says half of businesses in the south west expect to take on more staff this year - with job prospects for younger people also improving.
More than a hundred firms were questioned by the CBI. The organisation says the outlook for the year is 'positive'.
The MOD has announced that Plymouth will be the home of one of its new multi-million pound warships.
The Type 26 Global Combat Ships frigates are part of a national ship building plan, and will be based at both Plymouth and Portsmouth.
The government says they will help deliver the most modern navy in the world.
Police in Taunton have set up a dedicated phone-line to find out if the closure of a shop selling legal highs has reduced anti-social behaviour in the town.
Hush, in Bridge Street, was ordered to close by magistrates for three months after complaints from nearby residents and traders.
Officers are asking people to ring 01823 363 185 with their feedback.
Business Secretary Vince Cable will be spending the day on the Somerset Levels.
He'll be looking how small businesses are coping, a year after floods devastated the area.
The Government has made more than a million pounds available to help flood-hit firms, many of which took years of hard work to build up.
The Government's Culture, Media and Sport Committee will be at the Eden Project later as part of a study into tourism.
Representatives will take a tour around the project before meeting key figures in the industry. The aim of the visit is to encourage tourism outside London - and discuss the future of the industry in Cornwall.
A rail union will protest across the region today in a campaign against the removal of buffet cars on First Great Western trains.
The RMT says losing the buffet cars wil lead to job losses and an 'upstairs downstairs' service on West Country trains. Events will be taking place at stations across the south west from 7 o clock this morning.
Workers facing redundancy from collapsed courier firm City Link were offered hope today after it was claimed there had been a "credible bid" to save part of the business.
Staff at the company, many of whom learnt of its collapse on Christmas Day, have been warned to expect "substantial redundancies" among its 2,727-strong workforce.
But they were offered a small degree of hope after Mick Cash, general secretary of the RMT union, disclosed unconfirmed details of a possible rescue, with Business Secretary Vince Cable said to be aware of developments.
Mr Cable's department said queries about the potential bid should be made to administrators at EY. EY did not immediately have a response to the RMT's claim.
The administrators of City Link have announced 2,356 redundancies after a deal to keep the delivery firm afloat foundered.
A statement from Ernst & Young said the jobs would be shed at all of the companies UK sites. A workforce of just 371 will remain to process parcels still in the network and to help wind down operations.
Ernst & Young said that an offer for the firm had been made by a consortium "which offered no money up front" and that no deal had been reached.
The joint administrator of City Links said in a statement that all staff affected by the redundancies had been informed and would receive advice on making claims for redundancy and notice pay:
It is with regret that we have to announce substantial redundancies at City Link Limited, which ceased accepting new parcels on 24 December 2014. The Company endured substantial losses, which ultimately became too great for it to continue as a going concern, and City Link Limited entered administration following an unsuccessful sale process.
At meetings across City Link Limited’s UK sites on Monday 29 December 2014 and Tuesday 30 December 2014, employees were informed that there would be substantial redundancies as no new business was being taken on. Many of these employees were sent home, and informed that they would shortly receive formal correspondence to confirm their work status.