This year's controversial badger cull in West Somerset is underway, the Government has announced.
The second year of a four-year scheme has started in the two counties in an attempt to prevent the spread of bovine TB in cattle.
We are pursuing a comprehensive strategy supported by leading vets which includes cattle movement controls, vaccinating badgers in edge areas and culling badgers where the disease is rife. This is vital for the future of our beef and dairy industries, and our nation's food security. At present we have the highest rates of bovine TB in Europe. Doing nothing is not an option and that is why we are taking a responsible approach to dealing with bovine TB.
A West Country MP has joined calls for a ban on live animals in circuses.
MPs from the three main parties are backing a private member's bill being debated today to introduce such a ban. Adrian Sanders says a recent visit to Torbay by the Moscow State circus shows animals are not necessary.
Some of the world's most beautiful sailing vessels are gathered in Falmouth tonight for the Tall Ships Regatta.
More than 200,000 people are expected to visit over the next four days, bringing a £12 million boost to the local economy. It's the first time since 2008 that the event's come to Cornwall.
A hospice in Somerset has raised a record £150,000 from its sell-out Rod Stewart concert in June. 18,000 people came to the event at Taunton's County Cricket Ground in aid of St Margaret's Hospice.
The Red Arrows wowed the crowds at the Weymouth Carnival today. See them in all their glory here.
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A singer from Somerset has released a song to try to attract people back to the county following last winter's floods. Sarah Randle's 'Land of the Summer People' shows off some of Somerset's most beautiful spots. It follows complaints from businesses that people outside the county believe Somerset is still damaged by the floods and not worth visiting.
The RAF Red Arrows have been performing at the Minehead Festival in Somerset this afternoon. The town is packed with people watching air displays over the seafront.
The British Fireworks Championships in Plymouth got underway last night. Now in their 19th year, tens of thousands of people gathered on the Hoe to see four tonnes of fireworks light up Plymouth Sound. Six of the UK's top pyrotechnics companies will be vying to see who's best over two nights of competition.
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