Protests are expected to take place in Sidmouth later as East Devon District Council discuss plans for a new housing development. 170 homes could be built on fields between Seaton and Colyford if proposals are approved. Those opposing the development say other sites are more suitable.
People living around Looe in Cornwall are being invited to two public meetings today to discuss water quality on local beaches. It follows fears that Seaton and East Looe beaches may not meet more stringent water quality tests being introduced by the EU in 2015.
Jonathan Ponting from the SW Environment Agency, said: "Bathing water quality has improved significantly over the past two decades but more needs to be done by water companies, businesses, farmers, local authorities and communities to help at risk bathing waters pass the new standards"
The meetings are taking place at the Rusty Bucket Cafe in East Looe from 10am-1pm and the Downderry Working Men's Club at Seaton from 2.30pm-5.30pm.
Devon County Council says Old Beer road in East Devon, which has been closed since July because of a landslip, will not re-open. A large section of the road in Seaton fell away after heavy rain. The council confirmed the news after carrying out site tests.
Bells rang out across the West Country today as the final countdown to the start of the 2012 Olympics began.
Hundreds of churches and other organisations chimed non-stop for three minutes at 8.12am to ring in the Games.
The event - titled All The Bells - was the brainchild of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed.
It aimed to set a world record for the largest number of bells to be rung simultaneously and could include people ringing church bells, handbells, bicycle bells and doorbells.
One of the towns taking part was Seaton in East Devon. Our reporter Richard Lawrence was there this morning to soak up the atmosphere:
A road damaged by heavy rain is being examined by Devon County Council, the Old Beer Road in Seaton has been closed since last Thursday.
Experts say that the movement on Old Beer Road has been caused by a large scale slip of the cliff face rather than a small localised failure. The kerbing on either side of the collapse appears to have moved as a small crack has opened up between the road surface and the kerb.
Months of heavy rainfall are being blamed for the collapse of a coast road at Seaton in East Devon. A large chunk of the old road from Seaton to Beer has slid down the cliff and it's thought the road may never re-open.
The repair bill for water damage to all Devon's roads may top twelve million pounds. John Andrews reports.
The Old Beer Road at Seaton has now been closed following the appearance of deep cracks.
A Devon County Council spokesman says it will remain shut while they assess the damage caused to the clifftop highway.
Residents have expressed fears the road was in imminent danger of collapsing into the sea.
Cracks first appeared in the highway, near Seaton Hole, earlier this week, following recent heavy rains.