A Somerset family have received a letter from their disabled son's school threatening to fine them if they take him away in term time.
Mum of toddler who nearly drowned says all kids should learn to swim
400 people die from drowning every year and it's now the third highest cause of accidental death in children.
A woman from Somerset has made history by becoming the first person to swim from Cornwall to the Scillies.
Beth French, who's from Milverton, set off from Porthcurno yesterday lunchtime. She arrived on St Mary's this morning, completing the swim in 17 hours and 28 minutes. She said via twitter "I have an awesome body - mission completed!".
A woman from Somerset is aiming to become the first person to swim from the Cornish mainland to the Isles of Scilly.
What makes Beth French's story more amazing, is that as a teenager she suffered from ME, which left her in a wheelchair.
A last minute meeting will take place today regarding the closure of Torrington Hospital in Devon. It will give residents the chance to speak with the health authorities in charge before a final decision next week. MP for Torridge and West Devon Geoffrey Cox will also attend. All ten beds at the community hospital could close as the NHS plans to treat more people at home.
The RNLI have issued a new warning to beach users after seven people got caught in dangerous rip tides at one of Cornwall's top surfing spots.
Coastguards were alerted when the surfers and bodyboarders got into trouble at Polzeath.
The warning comes as the region gears up for the start of the main summer holiday season.
The RNLI are urging people in Cornwall to be extra cautious of riptides at the beach in the busy summer months ahead.
It comes after Falmouth coastguard were called to Polzeath beach last night after a group of surfers and body boarders got into difficulty. The group were able to make their own way to shore and required no medical assistance.
Police are investigating the death of a man after a body was discovered in Bodmin by a dog walker just before 6pm on Tuesday evening.
The body of the man believed to be in his late 40s was found at the back of Gilbert Road. He has not been formally identified but his family have been told.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained pending results of a forensic post mortem.
It's National Transplant Week at the moment and our coverage is exploring the rate, and effects, of organ donation in the South West. NHS figures on the subject make sobering reading. In Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset:
- 164 people are waiting for a transplant
- 174 people have had a transplant in the last year
- 137 people have died over the past five years because they didn't get an organ in time
For more information on how you can join the Organ Donation Register, visit the National Transplant Week website here.
A team of researchers from Plymouth medical school will today unveil an app version of a widely used dementia test. It will be free of charge and will mean faster and wider testing and therefore quicker diagnosis.
The app is is the first of its kind and will be made available to clinicians around the world