A senior Cornwall councillor has resigned from her Cabinet post after it emerged the council is going to use "Big Brother-style" lie detector tests in an effort to catch benefit cheats. The authority says it will save the council a millon pounds a year.
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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.