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.
Police and the fire service have launched a joint investigation following a fire which damaged four homes in Devon.
The fire, which is being treated as suspicious, broke out at Magnolia Court in Tiverton at around 4pm yesterday, and spread to neighbouring properties. No-one was injured.
A 30-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the incident and was later released on bail until 25 September.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Police on 101, quoting reference KT/13/1196. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org
Five homes in Tiverton have been damaged in a large fire this afternoon - one of them almost totally destroyed.
The blaze at Magnolia Court is thought to have started in a garden but it quickly spread because of the breeze.
At it's height 7 fire engines were there - no one was hurt.
Now if you've got a head for heights, then what finer way to spend the evening than in a hot air balloon.
Well tonight the Tiverton Balloon Festival begins, with some spectacular sights promised over the skies of Devon and beyond. Richard Lawrence reports.
Today sees the start of the Tiverton Balloon Festival.
The three day event takes place on the Petroc College and Tiverton High School campus. This year it includes a music festival, with over 35 bands and a comedy stage on the Friday night.
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Pubs can be crucial to community life but over the past few years, as people have changed their habits and are spending less on going out, many have shut.
But now, more community pubs have started opening, where locals have clubbed together to buy their local and save it from closure.
Repair work starts today on the Grand Western Canal near Tiverton, with a turf cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of the 6 month project.
Part of the canal wall collapsed during torrential rain last November. Twenty homes had to be evacuated, and thousands of fish spilled into the fields.
The repairs are expected to cost around three million pounds and Devon Council wants to finish them in time for the canal's two hundredth anniversary next year.
Woodland owners are being urged not to panic this evening as a disease that has badly affected Ash trees across Europe, has now spread to the West Country.
There have been more than 15 cases of Ash Dieback identified here, but this is the first time an infected tree from a nursery has passed it on to an existing ash tree.
Efforts are now being made to try to stop the infection spreading further.
Seth Conway reports:
There have been more than 15 cases of Ash dieback in the region in recent years.
But this outbreak at Bickleigh near Tiverton is the first time the disease has spread from an infected tree to previously healthy indigenous trees.
Work starts today to repair a road in Devon that was damaged in the floods last winter.
The area around Tiverton was badly affected by floodwater and Burn Valley Road in Bickleigh has been unable to support the weight of traffic since being damaged last November.