Climate change campaigners have delivered a letter to Conservative MP Geoffrey Cox's office to complain about the reduction in subsidy for renewable energy technologies.
They say that local installers are going out of business as a result.
It's ahead of a national climate change protest taking place in London on November 29.
People are being warned to stay away from Longrock beach near Penzance in Cornwall after reports that petrol may be washing up there.
Cornwall Council say reports that deposits of "an unidentified viscous liquid which may be petroleum based" are being washed up on the beach have been filed by members of the public.
Deposits of unidentified viscous liquid have been washed up on parts of Longrock beach. Please keep children and pets away from the area
Staff from the Council are erecting signs along the affected parts of the beach, asking people to keep children and dogs at a safe distance from the material.
The deposits, which have appeared along the high water mark from Marazion to Wherry Town, average between 2ft and 6ft in length.
Part of the beach is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, part by the St. Aubyn Estate and part by the Council.
Staff from the Environment Agency are arranging for samples of the substance to be taken and sent off for analysis. Work is also underway for the substance to be removed as quickly as possible.
A row about a colony of protected birds could ruin plans for a £10 million hotel on Drake's Island.
The area is home to a colony of Egrets - a white coloured bird similar to a heron.
A report to Plymouth City Council's planning committee has found the egrets would be disturbed if the hotel is built.
Councillors are expected to make a decision this afternoon.
Devon singer Joss Stone has shed her clothes to support a new campaign by the animal welfare organisation PETA.
In a new poster, the singer poses in body paint to try to persuade people not to choose animal skin products for their clothes, shoes or handbags.
The soul singer is a lifelong vegetarian, and wants to encourage people to use synthetic snake skin, mock crocodile, and vegan leathers as alternative ways to enjoy fashion without wearing another creature's skin.
Farmers say they're sceptical about a report from the University of Exeter linking intensive farming to a rise in TB in cattle.
The study shows that herds of more than a 150 strong are 50% more likely to suffer an outbreak of the disease. Using silage as feed is also said to increase the risk.
The Deputy President of the National Farmers Union, Minette Batters, was at the Beef South West event in Exeter. ITV News West Country presenter Ian Axton asked her what she thought of the report:
Farmers who try to get too much from their land and livestock have been linked to an increased risk of bovine TB.
The research from Exeter University found:
- Farms with herds of 150 cattle or more - were 50% more likely to suffer an outbreak, than those with herds of 50 or fewer.
- For every 10 hectares of maize grown - a favourite food of badgers - the TB risk increased by 20%
- And the feeding of silage was linked with doubling the TB risk among dairy and beef cattle.
Jacquie Bird reports:
A study by the University of Exeter has found there is a higher risk of bovine TB with intensive farming practices such as large herds.
The research found farms with herds of 150 cattle or more were 50 per cent more likely to suffer a bovine TB outbreak than those with herds of 50 or fewer.
The risks also increased with maize growth, fewer hedgerows and the use of silage.
Three beaches in the West Country have failed to meet new EU standards for bathing water.
Ilfracombe, Instow and East Looe were all rated as 'poor', and by May next year they'll have to be signs up to advise against swimming.
Water quality can be affected by rainwater and sewage.
South West Water has been fined more than £200,000 for polluting the River Plym in Devon.
The Exeter based company admitted five counts relating to incidents from the Camels Head Plant. They all occurred in 2013.
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