Exeter University has plans to spend a billion pounds in the next ten years on new facilities and refurbishment to cement its place among the world's top academic institutions.
It's good news for the whole region, as John Andrews reports:
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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.