Cornish charity ShelterBox has flown volunteers to the Turkey-Syria border to help deal with growing number of refugees there.Read the full story ›
An exhibition of art-work by Syrian children depicting the war has been collected by an Exeter student and put on display in Newton Abbott.Read the full story ›
All the region's MPs voted in favour of Syrian airstrikes in last night's vote. The first strikes were launched hours after approval.Read the full story ›
MPs are preparing to vote on whether to join coalition airstrikes in Syria.David Cameron called a one-day Commons debate and vote tomorrowRead the full story ›
West Country MPs Sarah Wollaston and Richard Drax have been questioning the Prime Minister about backing bombing raids on Syria.Read the full story ›
A man from the West Country is preparing to drive to Syria for the fourth time, to do all he can to help the people of the war torn Country.
Ousama Fadel and his small team of volunteers spent Monday morning filling up an old NHS ambulance that he had bought for his mercy missions to the Middle East.
Mr Fadel was born in Syria but has lived in the West Country for the last 25 years.
He said among the load are gas masks in anticipation of another potential chemical attack:
The Conservative MP for Central Devon Mel Stride has said it is likely he will support the Government position during the Commons' debate on Thursday but he wishes to take part in the discussion and hear from other MPs first.
The Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton Neil Parish said he will listen to the debate and is 90 percent likely to support the Government's response to claims that the Syrian regime used poison gas on its people.
Mr Parish said; "We are not putting in any ground forces and the bombing is restricted to Military chemical weapons. I am not filled with enthusiasm but I agree that action is needed because of Assad's use of Chemical weapons."
The Conservative MP for South West Devon Gary Streeter has told ITV News West Country he will support a limited missile strike but definitely not troops on the ground or involvement in the civil war.
The 2,000 flags can be seen from a long distance for miles.
The best vantage point is from the westbound of the A30 in Cornwall by the Jamaica Inn in Bolventor in Launceston.