More than 40 balloons are taking to the skies above Tiverton this weekend for the annual fiesta.
More than a year since the canal section collapsed, the Grand Western Canal at Halberton near Tiverton is again full of water.
ITV West Country reporter Bob Cruwys got stuck between two fallen trees as the latest storm hit the region.
The fine weather has been welcomed by events organisers up and down the region today.
There were excellent flying conditions in Devon where more than 15,000 people have been to the Tiverton Balloon Festival.
More than 40 balloons launched a mass ascent this morning.
Seth Conway reports:
A 20 year old man from Tiverton has been charged with attempted robbery and robbery after two incidents in the town last week.
A teenager was threatened with a knife at the entrance to People's Park in the town at just before 1pm on Wednesday. Money and a mobile phone were taken.
Ricky Noakes has appeared in court accused of the offences.
A 20 year old man has been arrested in connection with a robbery in Tiverton.
An 18 year old man was threatened with a knife just before 1pm on Wednesday at the entrance to People's Park.
Money and a mobile phone was stolen.
A local man has been arrested and is being questioned at Exeter Police Station.
The roof and first floor of a pub in Tiverton have been destroyed in a fire. It broke out at the Twyford Inn in Newport Street just after 10 am.
The ground floor is severely damaged by fire and water.
The fire was put out by crews who brought in an aerial ladder platform, ladders and a thermal image camera to check for hot spots.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fire Service and Police.
Western Power are also in attendance, isolating the electricity supply to the property.
Fire crews remain at the scene of a fire at the Twyford Inn in Tiverton. They were called to the scene in Newport Street just after 10 am today. At its height, more than 50 firefighters were working to bring it under control.
Their efforts have been caught on camera by photographer Michael Slater.
Firefighters have been tackling a fire in a Tiverton pub. Bampton Street has been closed off in both directions after the fire at the Twyford Inn that broke out this morning.
The canal was reopened this lunchtime. Local boat owners were the first to use the repaired stretch of canal.
The Grand Western Canal and towpath will officially re-open today more than a year after its banks were breached during a severe winter storm.