A woman and three dogs have been killed after apparently being poisoned by carbon monoxide at a bed and breakfast she ran in St Ives. The fire service says Jill Adams' husband was away at the time and there were no guests at the property, otherwise there would have been even more casualties.
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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.