An on-site laboratory at a tungsten mine in Devon has created 13 new jobs. The £130 million mine at Wolf Minerals in Plympton will be Britain's first metal mine for over 40 years.
When it opens at the end of summer it will employ another 200 people.
A group of travellers has moved onto a park and ride site at Plympton. Plymouth City Council says it is taking legal action against the unauthorised camp at Coypool. It says it will provide bins and toilets at the site.
Parts of Cornwall were battered last night by high winds and rain and many people were left without power for most of the night. And the wild weather wasn't just confined to Cornwall, there was snow on Dartmoor as well.
Fire crews were called to Plympton this lunchtime to deal with electricity cables resting on top of parked cars in Fore Street.
They found that a fallen tree had brought down the high voltage cables.
They cordoned off the area and waited until engineers from Western Power arrived.
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More than 100 homes are without power this morning in parts of Devon and Cornwall, after winds gusting upto 70 miles an hour brought down power cables. Overnight several thousand people were affected, but engineers say most homes should be reconnected later this morning.
Strong winds in Cornwall have left around 500 homes without power after cables were blown down by winds of up to 70mph.
The main areas affected are Penzance, Mousehole, Newlyn and St Buryan.
A spokesman for Western Power says they were prepared for the bad weather and brought in extra engineers to cope. They have multiple teams out dealing with around eighty separate incidents and say they will continue working until they get everyone back on.
At one point electricity supplies to the Isles of Scilly were cut but they are back on after their standby kicked in.
The weather front has now moved on but the company is now getting reports of lightning in the area, which could cause further problems.
It is that time of year when thousands of primary school children dress up in all sorts of outfits to take part in their nativity plays. An exciting time for all those involved, including teachers, parents and of the little stars themselves.
We wanted to experience one school's play, to capture all the tension and drama of a production that always lives long in the memory. We sent Claire Manning to Chaddlewood Primary School near Plymouth. If you're still not in the festive mood yet, then this will definitely put a smile on your face.
St Maurice Road in Plympton remains cordoned off tonight after armed police were called to a house following reports that a man had a gun.
Residents have been allowed to stay in their homes.