Exeter's Rugby World Cup volunteers - who became know as the Pack - have been thanked in a ceremony by England and Exeter Chiefs players.Read the full story ›
Wet and windy weather will dominate on Friday before colder air takes over for the weekend. Keep your umbrellas and a warm coat handy!Read the full story ›
Developers in Torquay have been given the go-ahead to demolish the hotel that inspired legendary British comedy Fawlty Towers.Read the full story ›
While most people in the South West are admiring the Christmas light displays that are popping up in our town and city centres - the residents of two towns aren't being quite so complimentary.
No, in Tiverton and Penzance the displays look like pants - according to locals.
That's not their way of saying they look bad - they literally look like pants.
Teresa Fogarty of Penzance Town Council said:
"We got a lot of comments the first year they went up. It was quite hilarious people saw the funny side of it and it's quite quirky which fits in with Penzance, that's the kind of town we are, nobody's been offended by them not that I've heard, and it just adds to the fun of Christmas which is supposed to be a jolly time anyway."
West Country MPs Sarah Wollaston and Richard Drax have been questioning the Prime Minister about backing bombing raids on Syria.Read the full story ›
Armed police are to be put standby for major public events in Devon and Cornwall following the attacks in Paris earlier this month.
In the days following the Paris attacks, to help maintain public reassurance and confidence,we increased visible patrols, particularly at sensitive sites.
At no time have the number of armed officer on our streets increased, however we have reviewed our tactics and resilience at major events to ensure that we have sufficient armed resources on stand-by, should we need them.
Our policing style hasn't changed and local communities are encouraged to engage with officers and staff.
It will be mild and cloudy today with patchy rain. Light rain will continue into tomorrow, turning heavier in the afternoon.Read the full story ›
Lights for the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth are being switched on for the first time this afternoon, to commemorate the city's pilgrim history.
Up to 16 million Americans can trace their ancestry back to the voyage which set sail from the city in 1620. Plymouth is planning a huge celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower in five years' time.
New figures suggest house prices across the West are rising out of reach of local people.
The Royal Chartered Institute of Surveyors is predicting a 4% increase in house prices across the South West every year for the next five years - attributed to a lack of new homes.
Bob Crampton has the Thursday weather.Read the full story ›