A country hotel in Cornwall has been completely gutted in a serious fire this afternoon. There are no reports of any injuries at Great Trethew Manor Hotel near Liskeard. There are however reports the fire was so fierce at one point, firefighters had to be withdrawn for their own safety.
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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.