Badger cull challenge fails

The Badger Trust has lost its High Court challenge against a planned badger cull in Gloucestershire and West Somerset.

Badger cull challenge

The Court of Appeal to hear challenge against a High Court ruling upholding Government proposals for badger cull in West Somerset.

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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.



Clean-up ready for Torch relay

A clean up campaign is taking place in Cornwall to make sure it looks its best for the Olympic torch relay. The flame is due to leave Lands End on its journey to London in just over two weeks.

Clean Cornwall beach clean up
The Clean Cornwall partnership wants beaches and countryside to look tidy in time for 19th May Credit: ITV Westcountry

People are being asked to pick up litter on beaches, in the countryside and near their homes - whether they live near the torch route or not. Kits made up of litter pickers, high viz jackets and gloves are available from the Clean Cornwall partnership. You can email them at

council workers picking rubbish from verge
Crews will also be out cleaning roadsigns and weeding along the torch route Credit: Cornwall Council
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