It's been a gloomy summer and it looks like being a grim Christmas, in Exeter at least. The city may be without its Christmas lights for the first time in decades.
The shopping centres will be lit up but the High street shops say they can't afford the tens of thousands of pounds it costs.
John Andrews reports:
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After a weekend of heavy rain and high winds, the West Country has been told to brace for another bout of bad weather.
The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.
A weekend of bad weather is due to hit the South West from today (6 February). The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued warnings.