Controversial plans to build a £6 million park and ride scheme on the outskirts of a Devon village have been scrapped by the council.
Residents of Ide, near Exeter, overwhelmingly rejected the scheme in a historic poll. The £1,000 referendum saw villagers vote four to one against the proposals.
Devon County Council wanted to build a 550 space carpark on land near Ide, claiming it would relieve traffic problems into the city.
But opponents were worried it would reduce the green belt, and cause noise pollution.
County councillor Alan Connett confirmed the plan had been withdrawn, after asking the council to consider the unpopular proposal earlier this week.
But, he said, the council would continue to work on the proposals which it saw as an essential part of Exeter's growth plans.
He added the council may resubmit another application "at some point in the future".
Researchers at the University of Exeter have confirmed a rare species of bear in Peru.
The children's character Paddington Bear is based on the vulnerable spectacled bear. Biologists placed secret cameras in the Sira Communal Reserve in Peru to capture the footage.
The team deployed 22 crowd funded camera traps in March 2015. The cameras stayed in place until last week when the team returned to the area to retrieve the results.
Researchers also filmed a critically endangered bird - the Sira Currasow. And documented 145 species of bird, 41 species of amphibian, 10 species of lizard and 7 species of snake, of which it is thought that two lizards and three frogs are new species, previously unknown to science.
The University of Exeter has been put into the top 10 Best Campus Universities in Britain. The Times has moved the university up 2 spots from last year to 8th place in it's Good University Guide.
It has also been named as the 2nd best in the Southwest coming below Bath. The University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth came in 8th place in the region followed by Plymouth University and Falmouth University.
Trout in the River Hayle in Cornwall can survive in highly contaminated waters that would otherwise be lethal to other fish - that's according to new research from the University of Exeter and King's College London.
It's believed this is due to changes in the expression of their genes.
Exeter University is to open a new free school specialising in maths. The school will be jointly run with Exeter College. It is expected to open in September next year, and will cater for around 120 pupils: 16 to 19 year-olds who want to study maths.
A fifth of them will be able to board at the university between Monday and Thursday in a bid to attract youngsters from across the South West.
A new study carried out in the South West claims that physical exercise is not effective in treating depression. The research, from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter, contradicts other evidence which says exercise can help treat the symptoms of depression.