These days, more and more consumers want to know exactly where their food comes from, and that it is locally sourced.
A number of jobs are to go at Premier Foods in Plymouth - part of 900 job losses across the UK.
Thousands of people from across the Westcountry are heading to the Capital for a march against the Government's austerity policies.
A £7.5 million project to revamp Plymouth's Theatre Royal is nearing completion.
The scheme has included improving public areas and adding a third auditorium. The exterior has also been re-landscaped.
Plymouth City Council and the Arts Council have given substantial grants towards the cost.
Derry's Clock in Plymouth is to be given pride of place as part of the redevelopment of the Theatre Royal. The historic landmark will be the focus of a new public space designed to be more accessible and in keeping with other parts of the city.
Regulated rail fares in England are set to rise by an average 4.1% from January after the headline rate of retail price index inflation fell to 3.1% in July from 3.3% in June.
Rail passengers are not getting value for money despite numerous hikes in ticket prices, the TUC has said.
Kevin Rowan, head of public services, told Daybreak rises are unjustified when taxpayers were not "seeing the kind of investment we want in the rail industry".
The Government has defended its track record on rail fares and promised to announce further measures to ensure "greater fairness" for travellers.
A Department for Transport spokesman said the Coalition were investing "record amounts" in the railways and recognised current prices were "tough".
– Department of Transport spokesman
The Government is investing record amounts into our railways, which will help deliver economic growth, improve performance and significantly boost passenger capacity.
However, we also recognise it is tough for passengers. That is why we are already limiting these rises by capping the average regulated fares increase at 1% in real terms and will be announcing further measures to ensure greater fairness on fares for passengers later this year.
Train fares are set to rise yet again on the back of the release of July's inflation figures, forcing rail passengers to fork out more for travel in 2014.
Inflation as measured by the retail prices index (RPI) is expected to remain at 3.3 percent for July, giving train companies the opportunity to push through a price rise of 4.3 percent at the beginning of next year.
The Government determines rail price rises by allowing fares to rise one percentage point above July's RPI measure.
Rail passengers were already dealt a blow with 2013 prices. This year the cost of a season ticket rose by 4.2 percent and overall train fares increased by around 3.9 percent.
Plymouth City Council is banning payday loan websites from advertising on billboards and bus shelters.
It's thought to be the first local authority to take the step to "protect residents from sky high interest rates that lead to spiralling debt".
Computer access to 50 of the most popular payday loan websites is also being blocked across the council's entire network, including in libraries and community centres.
Councillor Chris Penberthy, cabinet member for co-operatives and community development at Plymouth City Council, made the announcement on Monday.
The Public Accounts Committee estimates that 5000 people in Plymouth have payday loans.
– Councillor Chris Penberthy, cabinet member for co-operatives and community development at Plymouth City Council
Plymouth's advice agencies are taking calls daily from people who are running up huge debts that are causing stress and hardship to them and their families. We need to protect people and make it difficult for payday loan companies to operate in our city but we do recognise times are hard. We are working with our partners to make credit union services more easily available in the city centre, this is an affordable lending option for people that won't trap them with massive interest rates.
– Steve Meakin, money advice co-ordinator for Devon & Cornwall and the chair of the Institute of Money Advisers
Plymouth City Council's initiative is really welcome and represents a constructive first step in combating the unacceptable face of the financial services industry.
The AA has warned that petrol prices could rise by 5p a litre. The motoring organisation blames the increase at the pumps on speculators 'betting on rising oil prices'.
They buy huge quantities of petroleum on the open market, store it until the price rises and then sell it on for a big profit.
Petrol pump prices could soar by 5p a litre, burning a hole in the pockets of holiday motorists, the AA has warned.
A surge in the wholesale cost of petrol across Europe has already led to a rise in UK petrol and diesel prices, with more misery possibly to come, the AA said.
On average, UK petrol prices have risen from 134.61p a litre in mid-June to 135.78p now, while diesel has gone up from 139.16p a month ago to 140.24p now.
The AA said: "A $100-a-tonne increase in the cost of petrol across north west Europe, combined with a weaker pound, heralds a potential 5p increase in pump petrol costs."
It added that should petrol go up 5p a litre then a family from Hounslow in west London, for example, heading off on holiday in a typical family car to Cornwall will pay £2.90 more for the return trip than it would have done in June.
Plymouth could receive a major financial boost under plans to sell off land owned by the city council. It's hoping to raise up to £20 million from the sale of around 100 acres.