A family-run cheese producer in Bruton, Somerset, has signed a major new export contract to sell its West Country cheddar to supermarkets in France. Wyke Farms is now the best-known cheddar brand on the other side of the Channel.
Two West Country sailors have completed the first leg of a gruelling yacht race off the coast of France.
23-year-old Sam Goodchild from Falmouth finished 8th after sailing the 500 and 36 miles from Bordeaux to Porto.
22-year-old Henry Bomby from Dartmouth finished in 28th place. 41 sailors are taking part in La Solitaire du Figaro - a month-long, 4 leg, single-handed sailing race.
One of the group of friends, Gareth Milford, spoke to us via Skype about their ordeal...
Four friends from the Forest of Dean have been speaking about their dramatic rescue after being stuck on a ski lift for six hours.
They were on holiday in La Plagne in the French Alps when their gondola stopped 200 feet in the air.
They braved temperatures of minus 15 and had to be lowered to safety in the dark.