House sales across the South West are at their highest for more than six years. That is according to RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
It is predicted that sales will continue to rise throughout 2014. Estate agents are calling the current conditions a 'perfect storm', with the help-to-buy scheme and a booming letting market.
More top news
Hundreds of police jobs are at risk in the region as Dorset and Devon and Cornwall forces agree to pool resources.
Ofsted unveiled a damning report today which uncovered "serious and widespread failures" when it comes to looking after vulnerable children.
A ban on growing genetically modified crops is to be lifted next week. But opponents say it could threaten the future of organic farms.