There could be two new green energy projects set up off the North coast of Devon and Cornwall. The Crown Estate, which manages the UK seabed, has given approval for leases on two sites - one for a wave energy scheme off North Cornwall ,the other a tidal based project off North Devon.
The plan to refurbish Taunton Railway Station has received a huge boost with the announcement of a £4 million grant from the Local Growth Fund
Railway station project partners Taunton Deane Borough Council, Somerset County Council, Network Rail and First Great Western today welcomed the news which means the south side of the station complex redeveloped can now be finalised.
Leader of Taunton Deane, Cllr John Williams said: “The enhancement project will transform an ageing, tired and increasingly congested station into a proud, modern and welcoming environment for passengers, businesses and the wider public.
I am delighted with this news and determined that it will create a thriving new ‘quarter’ in Taunton, adjacent to the Firepool regeneration site where our plans are also coming together.”
ITV News has been given exclusive pictures of the installation of Cornwall's first offshore energy generating device. They show a major step in the ambitious Wave Hub project which aims to harness the power of the waves to generate electricity. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Schools in Cornwall are leading the way in the South West when it comes to using superfast broadband. They're taking advantage of the technology more than anywhere else in the West Country - but with this comes the need for increased security.
The decision to cancel the Atlantic Array Wind Farm project is a "big set back" according to Ricky Knight from the North Devon Green Party. However he does not think this is the end of harnessing wave and wind power in the Bristol Channel