Environmental groups from the West Country have criticised the government over plans to limit the number of areas where marine life is protected. Today a framed copy of a petition with quarter of a million signatures was handed in to Parliament by wildlife groups from across the country.
It asks Ministers to create more marine conservation areas around our coasts. Only a quarter of those proposed will be recognised this year. Environment Minister Richard Benyon says more zones may be added later, and that the government is starting with those areas that have the strongest case.
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A light breeze winds across the region, with clouds and rainy spells. There may be mist or fog in places.
Tonight will see light winds across the region, accompanied by cloudy skies, outbreaks of rain and mist and fog spreading north overnight.
Campaigners fighting the abuse chose Bristol bus station to try to educate the public on a growing problem.