New figures show there's been a rise in rural crime across most of our region- with high value farm equipment such as quad bikes increasingly being targeted.
- Devon and Cornwall - 35% increase costing the local economy £1.1million
- Somerset - 9 % increase at a cost of £1.2 million
- Dorset - drop of 12% at a cost of £660,000.
Figures from insurance company NFU Mutual.
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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.