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Argyle's two Reid's destroy Dagenham

Plymouth Argyle were the region's only winners today.

Yeovil Town were unable to build on their two straight wins last week. They lost 1-0 at home to second-from-bottom Colchester, who leap-frog the Glovers in the table.

Plymouth Argyle have moved up to fifth in League Two after a comfortable 3-0 win over Dagenham and Redbridge. Reuben Reid scored twice, with his namesake, Bobby, also on-target at Home Park. The Pilgrims are now three points behind the automatic promotion places.

Exeter City have suffered their first defeat in 10 league games. The Grecians were beaten 1-0 at Stevenage. The only goal of the game was scored six minutes from time. Paul Tisdale's men are eighth in the table - just outside the play-off places on goal difference.

And in the Conference, Torquay United lost 2-0 at Braintree. The Gulls failed to test the home goalkeeper in a disappointing performance.

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South West set for small rise in house prices

Last year saw a much bigger rise in prices. Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Experts are predicting a 2% increase in houses prices in the South West next year.

According to the annual market forecast from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the region is set for one of smallest regional growths in the country.

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A372 in Somerset re-opens after flood protection works

The Somerset Levels were badly flooded last winter. Credit: ITV News

A main road in Somerset which has been closed for 11 weeks for flood protection works re-opens this morning.

The A372 at Beer Wall was flooded for several weeks last winter. Somerset County Council is confident the works will keep the road open if there is a repeat of those conditions.

There are more works to come next spring, when four new culverts will be installed as part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan.

NFU calls for badger culls to be introduced to Devon & Cornwall

The NFU calls for a badger cull to be introduced to Devon & Cornwall Credit: PA

The National Farmers Union has called for a badger cull to be introduced in Devon and Cornwall to halt the spread of Bovine TB.

It comes as the government outlined its determination to press ahead with the policy after recent culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

274 of the animals were culled in Gloucestershire, falling far short of the amount needed to cut the disease in livestock. In West Somerset, 341 were shot - that's slightly above the minimum target.

In both of the pilot areas, a significant proportion were killed by the more expensive cage trapping and shooting method, rather than "controlled shooting" of free-running badgers - leading anti-cull protestors to argue that the cull was unsucessful. Dominic Dyer from the Badger Trust says that , as a free-shooting trial, the cull has failed.

Coroner calls for greater safety on ski slopes

Aleksander Owens-Thurston died in February. Credit: Family

A coroner in Somerset has called for greater safety on ski slopes at the inquest into the death of a young man from Taunton.

23 year old Aleksander Owens-Thurston died in February when he hit a snow making machine on a steep run at a resort in Austria. Recording a conclusion of accidental death, the coroner Michael Rose said if the machine had been properly padded or moved into a safer position, his life might have been saved.

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