A young woman from Yeovil in Somerset has been given an award by the British Heart Foundation for her health campaigning efforts.
Plymouth Uni has been named as centre of excellence for brain tumour research. 16,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumours each year.
A schoolgirl from Plymouth has set up a database on Facebook of dogs that are available to give blood.
Just over a year ago Samantha Hobbs almost lost her mum Mandy when she had a cardiac arrest at their home in Yeovil.
Aged just fourteen at the time, she saved her mum's life using CPR skills she'd learned at the local lifesaving club.
Sam has been campaigning to get other teenagers to learn these skills, and has earned an award from the British Heart Foundation for what it calls her exceptional contribution to improving the UK's heart health.
There have been crisis meetings between Devon County Council and those who rely on many of the local authority's care homes.
This afternoon the council was told that the Oakwell specialist dementia centre in Barnstaple is a lifeline and there's no realistic alternative in the area. Devon is proposing to close its own care homes and other social service centres to try to save £2 million.
Rachel Holmes, the home's former manager says it's the wrong time to be shutting down dementia services.
There's anger across Devon today at plans to close three quarters of council day care centres. The authority is saving £28 million from its budget.
One of the centres that's currently facing the axe is Beechcroft in Teignmouth. It's used by elderly people with Alzheimers Disease. Their families say they're devastated by the prospect of it closing. A consultation period is now underway. Richard Lawrence has the story.
Plymouth University is to receive a £5 million grant to help fight one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. Brain tumours kill more people under 40 than any other cancer.
The centre in Plymouth is one of the world's best and it's hoped the money could provide the key to finding a cure. Francesca Carpenter reports.
Researchers at Plymouth University are helping to make big breakthroughs in brain tumour research.
The team has been awarded £5 million of funding over the next five years and been named a centre of excellence. April Watkins was treated at Derriford for a brain tumour 4 years ago. She's pleased the money is going to Plymouth
Campaigners have begun fighting plans to close three-quarters of the council-run day care centres in Devon.
Devon County Council wants to axe 75% of its facilities as part of plans to cut £28 million from next year's budget, reducing the number from 35 to nine.
The Conservative authority says attendances have dropped significantly since 2005 and it wants to close some, merge others and use more private provision.
Relatives of elderly people who attend the centres say they play a pivotal role in their lives and argue that paying the private sector does not make financial sense.
Beechcroft in Dawlish is one of the centres under threat.
County Councillors in Devon will debate cutting more than 27 million pounds from its budget later today.
The council is being forced to cut two hundred million pounds from its budget by 2017, because of government spending cuts
Services that could suffer include the county's youth service and care centres for the elderly.
Carers held a crisis meeting today in Barnstaple to talk about the huge cuts being proposed by Devon County Council, which they fear could have a devastating effect on their lives.
Our reporter John Andrews met one carer whose mother has dementia. She relies on using a day centre, which is at risk of closure. Her story is just one of thousands from people waiting anxiously to hear where the axe will fall.