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Setback for campaigners fighting Devonport incinerator

Campaigners fighting plans to build an incinerator at Devonport have received a setback with their legal challenge. 'PlymWIN's' case against the development has been refused a judicial review by the Court of Appeal.

Planning permission for the plant was granted last year and building work is due to start soon. The incinerator will burn 250,000 tonnes of waste a year - some residents are worried about health risks. Campaigners plan to continue their battle.


Report due today on sale of publicly-owned forests

An independent report out today is expected to come out against the sale of publicly-owned forests. The government had originally proposed to privatise the Forestry Commission, which owns Haldon Forest in Devon, and Neroche, on the Somerset-Devon border.

The review is likely to recommend that it is handed over to a trust instead. Credit: ITV West Country

The world's best beaches

The south west has some of the best beaches in the world. That's according to Keep Britain Tidy, which has just announced its annual Blue Flag Awards. 44 beaches across the region received awards. England as a whole has been ranked in the top ten across the world for Blue Flag beaches.

Keep Britain Tidy says our beaches are some of the best in the world Credit: ITV Westcountry


Engineers due to inspect homes on cliff edge

There was a landslip at Hallsands near Kingsbridge Credit: ITV West Country

Engineers are due to inspect homes on the edge of a cliff in South Devon amid fears they could fall into the sea. They were cordoned off after a landslip at Hallsands near Kingsbridge left one house on the brink.

Another property next door could also be in danger. Both properties are holiday homes - one had to be evacuated.

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