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The Government has announced around £200 million pounds for businesses and councils across the West.
The so-called "growth deals" are intended to trigger other investment in transport, training and hi-tech industries.
Among the projects going ahead is one that will bring some cheer to Somerset residents made homeless by the floods.
Two rivers are already being dredged, now a third is to be widened to act as a relief channel to draw water away from the danger area on the Somerset Levels around Moorland, Langport and Bridgwater.
David Woodland reports:
A scheme to improve safety on the North Devon link road has won government backing in the form of a £1.5m grant from a new growth fund. But critics say it won't prevent more lives being lost.
The A361, which runs from the M5 to Barnstaple, is the only main route into North Devon but was never been upgraded to a dual carriageway. Now more overtaking zones and roundabouts are planned.
Seth Conway reports:
The Deputy Prime Minister will be in Cornwall today to announce details of a £200 million investment scheme in the South West.
The money from the Growth Deals initiative will spent by local enterprise projects on schemes as wide as investment in training at the new Hinkley Point power station in Somerset and improvements to the A38.
After a number of serious accidents in recent weeks there are plans to try to improve the A361 North Devon Link Road.
Two women died last month on the same day that another five were badly injured in a separate collision. Devon County Council will this week begin investigating the cost of building extra overtaking lanes and improving roundabouts and notorious junctions.
The Deputy Prime Minister will be in Cornwall today to announce details of a two hundred million pound investment scheme in the south west.
It's believed the money from the Growth Deals initiative will spent by local enterprise projects on schemes as diverse as further investment at the new Hinkley Point power station in Somerset and improvements to the A38.