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.
A wave hub is currently in place off St Ives.
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.
Cornwall's first offshore energy-generating device has been put in place off the Cornish coast to be tested and eventually attached to the Wave Hub "power socket" on the sea bed.
Bob Tillotson from Seatricity, who created the device, hopes it will be the first company in the world to do so.
It could eventually power 10,000 homes.
The first energy-generating device to, eventually, be plugged into Cornwall's wave hub has been put in place .
It's a major step in the scheme, which will act as an electrical socket on the seabed harnessing the power of the waves to generate electricity.
Seatricity, the makers of the device say it is undergoing rigorous tests but, if they go well, it will be hooked up to the hub and possibly power 10,000 homes.
A Plymouth-based survey ship is joining the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. HMS Echo will travel to the Southern Corridor of the search area to try to locate flight MH 370.
The ship has been scrambled from the Persian Gulf. It comes after possible plane debris was spotted in the Southern Indian Ocean.
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
Research out today is expected to show that superfast broadband has had a positive impact on the Cornish economy.
The county was the first in the region to see a roll out of fibre cabling.
A professional inventor from Devon has won $100,000 in an international competition.
Martin Wickett developed his design which can generate electricity from any kind of random motion. He's had help from universities and high tech businesses in Devon and Cornwall but it's his design.
He's just returned from the United States after being presented with the Gulfstream "Leap to Zero" energy award.