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.
The Government's announced a new scheme to vaccinate badgers - but it won't cover the West Country, or mean an end to the controversial culls.
Instead ministers say they'll fund vaccination schemes in central England, in an effort to stop the spread of bovine TB outside the South West. This is in addition to the culls in parts of Somerset, which are due to restart soon.
A new vaccination scheme has been announced to contain the spread on TB in cattle.
The Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS) will largely target areas surrounding South West to stop the disease spreading.
Culling will continue in high-risk areas. Environment Secretary Liz Truss has released a statement announcing the plans as part of the Government's aim to make England bovine TB free by 2038.
– Farming Minister George Eustice
Bovine TB continues to be a huge threat to our beef and dairy farmers, our economy and our food security, which is why we are pursuing a comprehensive strategy to beat it. As part of this, I want to see vaccination groups come together, building on prior experience to deliver badger vaccination in the edge area. This could be an important part of our collective efforts, to prevent the spread of this terrible disease in cattle to new areas of the country.
The map below shows the areas (in orange) that will be targeted by the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme.
An announcement is expected to be made about this year's badger culls.
New Environment Secretary Liz Truss is due to make a written statement today about the resumption of culls in West Somerset.
Plans to introduce a £35 charge to dispose of garden waste have been condemned by Liberal Democrats in Teignbridge. The Council will introduce the charge from next year. Lib Dems fear it may lead to more fly tipping and have launched a petition opposing the plan.
Plans to build almost 50,000 new homes in Cornwall have been branded 'an invasion of the countryside' by conservationists.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England says that number is the equivalent of building 10 towns the size of Liskeard.
Cornwall Council says there are already 28,000 people on its growing housing register.
Kathy Wardle reports:
Plans to build more than 45,000 new homes in Cornwall by 2030 have been described by rural campaigners as an invasion of the countryside.
CPRE Cornwall says the speed of the building work, which is the size of five Truros, does not stem from local need. It says housing growth in the Duchy is faster than anywhere else in the UK.
The Badger Trust has gone to the High Court to challenge the badger culls which are about to resume in Somerset and Gloucestershire. Around a hundred people took part in demonstrations outside the court including environmental campaigner Bill Oddie who spoke to ITV News.
Campaigners have gathered outside the High Court in London today for another hearing about the Government's badger cull.
The Badger Trust is seeking a ruling that there has been a failure to install an independent panel of experts to monitor this year's pilot culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset. The culls are taking place to try to stop the spread of TB in cattle.