Wellington boot

Wellington boot celebrated on Exmoor

There's been a celebration on Exmoor of one of the most important pieces of agricultural equipment, the wellington boot.

Live updates

Advertisement

Women managers in South West earn 3/4 of male earnings

Women managers in South West earn 3/4 of male earnings
Women managers in South West earn 3/4 of male earnings Credit: ITV News West Country

Figures out today show that women managers in the South West are earning three quarters (74%) of what men in full time comparable jobs earn. The 26 percent gender pay gap is the worse in the country - the national average is 23 percent. The data from the Chartered Management Institute shows male managers earn an average of ten and a half thousand pounds a year more than women.

Future of beavers in Ottery St Mary discussed

Future of Ottery St Mary beaver group discussed
Future of Ottery St Mary beaver group discussed Credit: Axel Heimken/DPA/Press Association Images

The future of a group of beavers on the river Otter in Devon will be discussed tonight. DEFRA could remove the beavers from the wild after tests for disease but conservationists want to manage them in the area. Devon Wildlife Trust wants to hear the views of residents at this evening's meeting in Ottery St Mary.

It's really important we fully support DEFRA in terms of actually capturing the animals and making sure they're disease free. That's absolutely essential. But where we differ is we want those animals to returned back to these rivers. The community seem to support it at this stage so we want their views about their future on the river.

– Pete Burgess, Devon Wildlife Trust

Advertisement

Regeneration work begins at Devonport

Regeneration work begins at Devonport
Regeneration work begins at Devonport Credit: ITV News West Country

Regeneration work has begun at Devonport today which will eventually see 100 new homes built. It will include a redevelopment of Granby Green and Granby Street and the demolition of several post war buildings.

These are old, not fit for purpose, post war flats with serious damp and cold issues and we'll be knocking these down and replacing them with brand new, up to spec energy efficient houses

– Tony Franklin, Commercial Director, DCH (formerly Devon & Cornwall Housing)

– Tony Franklin, Commercial Director, Devon & Cornwall Housing
Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories