One of Dorset's leading farmers says he's increasingly frustrated with the Government's decision not to extend badger culling trials.
Results of the European election in the South West are revealed. UKIP won the most votes, while the Green Party won a first South West seat
A successful day for UKIP, but Labour maintain their stronghold in Devon.
Truss says "must use every tool in tool box" over cull and bovine TB. Talking to Natural England
David Cameron has welcomed today's figures which shows there has been a fall in unemployment.
The Prime Minister tweeted that the figures "show more people have the security of a job than ever before".
Today's figures show more people have the security of a job than ever before. Full employment is a key aim of our #LongTermEconomicPlan.
The country's "resilience" during the economic downturn "is being rewarded" after figures released today showed a fall in unemployment, Employment Minister Esther McVey said.
She said: "An important milestone has been reached in our country's recovery. With one of the highest employment rates ever, it's clear that the Government's long-term economic plan to help businesses create jobs and get people working again is the right one.
"With an employment rate which has never been higher, record women in work and more young people in jobs, the resilience of the country during the downturn is being rewarded.
"We know there is more to do, and the best way to do so is to go on delivering a plan that's creating growth and jobs."
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is expected to lose his job in David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle.
The Conservative minister came under intense pressure, following his handling of the flooding on the Somerset levels, and also received criticism for the horsemeat scandal and unsuccessful badger culls. Meanwhile, North Somerset MP Liam Fox is tipped to make a return to the front benches.
Thousands of teachers are on strike today across the west country. Members of the National Union of Teachers believe performance related pay and working until the age of 68 for a full pension is unsustainable. Stephen Watterson is an NUT Representative ..
Thousands of public sector workers from the South West have been striking today. They're taking part in a nationwide dispute over pay and pensions. Many of the region's schools, libraries and museums are shut as a result. You can watch the below report with Seth Conway:
Thousands of public sector workers from the South West have been striking today. They're taking part in a nationwide dispute over pay and pensions. Many of the region's schools, libraries and museums are shut as a result. This was the scene in Truro this morning.
Hundreds of public sector workers are protesting in Exeter this morning. They're taking part in a nationwide strike over pay and pensions. Many of the region's schools, libraries and museums are shut today as a result.
Above you can see the region's largest public sector workers protest march which set off from Belmont Park in Exeter.
The Torpoint ferry will not be operating today, due to a mass walkout by public sector workers throughout the country.
Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle will be returning to Somerset today to vist areas affected by this year's floods. In February she visited Moorland, Sedgemoor and Bridgwater and met with people who lost their homes.
She also spoke with environmental agencies on the best way to address the flooding.