Environmental groups from the West Country have criticised the government over plans to limit the number of areas where marine life is protected. Today a framed copy of a petition with quarter of a million signatures was handed in to Parliament by wildlife groups from across the country.
It asks Ministers to create more marine conservation areas around our coasts. Only a quarter of those proposed will be recognised this year. Environment Minister Richard Benyon says more zones may be added later, and that the government is starting with those areas that have the strongest case.
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Showery and breezy for the rest of Sunday and overnight. Touches of rural frost first thing Monday. Lows of 3-5 degrees.
Remaining windy for the rest of Sunday with a risk of showers. On Monday, winds die down but a risk of showers. Temperatures staying mild.
Fewer showers pushing in. Gusts up to 40mph. Highs of 11-12 degrees. Overnight, winds will ease off. Monday, improving but showers later.