Alex's weather blog: Snow on Dartmoor

As Dartmoor residents woke up to a blanket of snow, our weatherman Alex Beresford explains what's going on, and what's on the way.

Dartmoor ablaze

Billows of smoke have been filling the sky above Dartmoor as part of an ancient type of land management called swaling, but what is it?

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Homes could be built on national parks without planning permission

Managers in charge of our National Parks in Devon say they're 'outraged' at planning changes, which could mean thousands of new houses on Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Unoccupied farm buildings could be converted into homes without the need for planning permission, which could change the face of the landscape. John Andrews reports.

Thousands of homes could be built on National Parks

Bosses at both National Parks in Devon say they're 'outraged' at planning changes which could mean thousands of new homes on Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Unoccupied farm buildings could be converted into homes without the need for planning permission. Kevin Bishop, from the National Park Authorities, says they're worried about the extra traffic, pressure on local schools, and other demands on local authorities.

Search for Harry Martin continues

Harry Martin hasn't been seen since last Thursday, 2 January Credit: Family

Devon and Cornwall Police say the search for Harry Martin from Newton Ferrars, who disappeared after going out to take pictures of the storm last Thursday, 2 January, is continuing.

They say specialist search teams and the police dive squad have been looking in areas that they couldn't get to before. They are also going over areas that they've already investigated.

Officers will continue to search for the rest of this week. The force says they appreciate the support of the community but do not need any help from the public to look for Harry.

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New rescue centre for Dartmoor

A local charity will be moving into a brand new rescue centre today.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue is made up of volunteers, and will now base themselves at Roborough.

The group was formed in the 1960s in Tavistock. It plans to rent for two years before buying the lease.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue will be based at Roborough

Public consultation on flood risk in Devon

Devon's flood risk strategy to be considered Credit: ITV News West Country

A public consultation is being launched in Devon today to look at the county's flood risk management strategy. It comes following some of the worst recorded flooding for a century in the county in last winter.

The consutation will cover everything from engaging with communities to investing in improvements.

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