A West Country photographer has captured these extraordinary images of the Milky Way over Dartmoor.
Jon Scott, from Plymouth, says the conditions were near-perfect, with no moon and clear skies. But Jon suffered for his art - he had to hike for five hours to reach the best viewing point, and was up to his knees in marsh for much of the night!
By morning heavy fog was covering the entire moor and visibility was down to about 50 metres. I had to navigate out using an old-fashioned compass and OS map, certainly not for the faint hearted!
Research at Exeter University has linked the evolution of fish to pollution from Cornwall's mining boom.
Scientists have found that pollution from historic mines in the South West has "severely affected" the genetic diversity of local populations of brown trout.
The report highlights the difference between so-called clean rivers like the Camel and the Fal, with more contaminated rivers such as the Hayle.
Letters from Prince Charles made public for the first time have revealed how he was FOR the badger cull.
After a lengthy court battle, the Prince's correspondence to Labour ministers a decade ago have been published. In one of his letters to the Prime Minister he says it's "intellectually dishonest" that the over-populated badgers can't be culled.
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Researchers at Plymouth University have shown the damage discarded plastic bags can have on our marine life.
A study lasting just nine weeks revealed that the bags, whether biodegradable or not, smothered life on the sea bed by stopping oxygen and sunlight from getting through. As a result animals living on coral reefs could be strongly affected and even wiped out altogether.
Dartmoor is being credited with saving a rare butterfly from extinction.
The High Brown Fritillary was classed as critically endangered last year, but has seen a 180% increase since, as the moor has become its stronghold - helped by last year's warm spring.
Council officers are due to inspect the scene of a cliff collapse at South Hams in Devon.
Falmouth Coastguard described Sunday night's landslip at Butter Cove in Bantham as substantial. You can see the scale of it in this photo taken by the police helicopter, which was called out to survey the fall. The coast path is closed in the area for safety reasons.
A view of the partial solar eclipse from Tavistock, Devon.
Castle Primary School in Tiverton had fun watching the spectacle.
Rich Wiltshire took this superb photo of the eclipse in Bridgwater.
These impressive shots were taken in St Ive, Liskeard, by Paddy Long
John Habbishow took this one in Barnstaple.
A Somerset lagoon could be turned into one of the UKs biggest tidal power plants, it was announced this morning
Bridgwater Bay could become home to a plant which will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, using the weight of the water to power turbines.
The company behind the scheme revealed plans for a similar operation in Wales, and confirmed it was already carrying out tests in Bridgwater Bay.
The Bridgwater lagoon along with three others could provide 8% of the UK's electricity for 120 years.
We have the best tidal resource in Europe and the second best worldwide. We now have a sustainable way to make the most of this natural advantage.
West Beach in Dorset, which is featured in ITV's hit series Broadchurch, will be closed for up to six weeks while further flood defences are installed.
The beach will have 7,000 tonnes of shingle placed on the sand to protect the sea wall. Work has been going on since October.