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Find out which of the region's beaches will have lifeguard cover into October

Polzeath is one of a number of beaches that will retain lifeguards through October Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Archive/PA Images

Today (Sun) marks the official end to the RNLI lifeguard season in Cornwall and Devon

Patrols have finished on the majority of the coast as the warmer weather draws to a close. However, the charity say they will continue to cover some of the region's busiest beaches throughout October for people who want to take advantage of surfing conditions and half term trips.

Beaches which will continue to have lifeguard patrol in October:

  • Bantham
  • Woolacombe
  • Croyde
  • Praa Sands
  • Porthmeor
  • Gwithian
  • Porthtowan
  • Perranporth
  • Polzeath
  • Widemouth

At Summerleaze, RNLI lifeguards are volunteering their time and working with volunteers from Bude Surf Lifesaving Club to provide the same cover in October.

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Brian May: 'The cull doesn't work'

Queen guitarist Brian May at the mock funeral procession at Westminster. Credit: ITV News West Country

Campaigners against the badger cull say they're preparing a fresh legal challenge.

It came as rock star Brian May led a mock funeral procession at Westminster in memory of badgers already killed in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

The cull, which the government says is backed by leading vets, was recently extended to Dorset but Dr May said he was seeking a judicial review:


Queen guitarist Brian May to lead badger cull march

Queen guitarist Brian May on a Wounded Badger Patrol in 2013. Credit: PA

Brian May will lead a march to oppose the planned Government badger cull later.

MPs will join the Queen guitarist at the event in London, which has been organised by Team Badger - a collective group of animal welfare charities.

Almost 2300 badgers were killed in the last cull, between 2013 to 2014.

WATCH: What's premiering after dark on Dartmoor tonight?

A hike on Dartmoor goes horribly wrong... Credit: Peter Nicholson Films
Credit: Peter Nicholson Films

A psychological thriller set in Devon will premiere on Dartmoor tonight.

Dartmoor Killing tells the tale of two female friends and their closely guarded secrets, who go hiking on the moor and enter a terrifying ordeal. The movie will be screened at Newbridge, with members of the cast and crew on site to meet the audience.

Badger cull restarts across the South West

The government says Bovine TB costs taxpayers £100m each year Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

The government has announced that the Badger cull has officially restarted across Somerset - as well as in a new area in Dorset.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says Bovine TB costs taxpayers £100m each year and is a significant threat to the future of our beef and dairy industries.

But protesters argue that the culls are ineffective.

It costs nearly £6,800 to cull one badger

Credit: Wild Stock

The cost of culling badgers to tackle TB in cattle in our region is more than previously thought.

It costs £6,775 to kill one badger. This is nearly £600 more than predicted by the anti-cull Badger Trust, who made a Freedom of Information request that led to the real figures being released by the Environment Department (DEFRA).

The overall cost of the cull is almost £16.8 million.

A DEFRA spokesman says bovine TB has cost £500 million over the last decade.

The government has recently approved extending the cull to Dorset.

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