Funding cuts from local authorities and the Arts Council are threatening to stop theatre and cultural activities in rural communities.
Villages In Action has been bringing subsidised performances to village halls for 20 years but has now lost some grants.
A new report has warned that Devon and Cornwall Police may not be able to provide "an efficient or effective service". The claim was made in a study by the HMIC, the organisation which carries out independent inspections of Police forces on behalf of the Government.
The Force is losing more than six hundred officers between now and March 2015 - and almost four hundred backroom staff. It is all part of more than fifty million pounds worth of cuts the force says it is having to make. John Andrews reports.