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.
Final preparations are being made for the official opening of the newly raised road into Muchelney.
The road became an iconic image of the flooding on the Somerset Levels last winter - and the village of Muchelney was cut off.
The road is one of several projects to prevent future flooding on the Somerset Levels - including dredging eight kilometres of the rivers Parrett and Tone.
Controversial plans for 200 solar panels to be placed in the grounds of the Burgh Island Hotel have been approved.
The famous Devon hotel - loved by crime writer Agatha Christie - had to overcome considerable local opposition to gain planning permission.
Hotel bosses say the energy generated will be used to run the 85-year-old building.
New figures show Truro has excessive levels of traffic-related nitrogen dioxide. Cornwall Council says it wants to make air pollution a priority and is asking residents to submit ideas on how it can be approved.
One of West Country's best loved gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its re-discovery.
The gardens had slowly slipped into decline after the estate's gardeners had left to fight in the First World War and became overgrown with brambles and ivy.
They were re-discovered in 1990.
In his first interview since being sacked as Environment Secretary, our reporter asked Mr Paterson 'Why didn't you put your wellies on?'
There was such a crowd around the Landrover it was not practically possible to put either of my two pairs of wellies on. So that was a real bit of a nonsense story.
The government minister in charge of the response to last winter's flooding crisis says it's nonsense to accuse him of not wanting to dredge two rivers on the Somerset Levels.
Owen Paterson has told ITV News he always supported the idea as part of a wider plan - but admits he should have explained things better.
The annual Valentine's Flower count is taking place across Devon and Cornwall.
National Trust gardeners will spend the next two days counting different species and varieties of bloom.
The tradition started in 2006. It will give an indication on what weather we can expect this spring.
People living near a giant incinerator at St Dennis in Cornwall, looked on in horror last night as one of the newly built chimneys started swaying in the wind.
This video, taken by one of the residents, shows the hundred metre stack getting loose.
The company says that the swaying is not a cause for concern but it has attached some temporary bracing.
A permanent platform will be installed when the final sections are in place.
The locations of new Marine Conservation Zones in the south west are expected to be revealed later. Among the places being considered are Mounts Bay in Cornwall as well as stretches of the North Cornwall and North Devon coast.