The Tour of Britain cycle race should return to the West Country again next year. That's despite Devon County Council's contract with the organisers ending after this September's race.
It costs taxpayers a hundred and seventy five thousand pounds but the council says the event brings in three and a half million pounds for the county.
Devon County Councillor Stuart Hughes says he's hopeful the Tour will return in 2013:
More top news
Dementia patients are being failed by health and social care services, say doctors in our region.
Fragrant, beautiful and more and more popular in soft drinks, this year's elderflower crop has been particularly good for our region.
It's not just visitors at Exmoor Zoo who've been tucking into ice lollies and cool drinks in the heat - check out these charming pictures