Devon & Cornwall's Fire & Rescue Service's de-commissioned fire hoses are about to have a very useful second life - at Paignton Zoo.
They'll be used in dozens of different ways to make life more interesting for some of the animals, as part of the zoo's environmental enrichment programme.
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Statistics show month of March to be sunnier than average despite a very windy and wintry period of weather in last 24 hours.
Strong winds have been wreaking havoc across our region, affecting roads, trains and ferries and disrupting journeys to work.
As we leave winter behind and re-discover daffodils and longer days, we showcase your shots of West Country spring.