South West MPs in HS2 support threat
MPs don't always follow through on threats to vote against government legislation.
Neil Parish, the Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton, who hinted he might oppose HS2 today, also threatened to vote against the Local Government Finance Settlement but ended up falling into line when it came to the vote earlier this month.
There is also no likelihood of HS2 being derailed by a South West revolt, however big, as Labour currently support it as well.
But a rebellion against such a major plank of government policy would be viewed very dimly by the government whips.
Dan Rogerson declined to commit new money to funding major new rail infrastructure in the South West until Network Rail has produced its report into the options, which is expected by June or July.
Cornwall MP presses Charles on Duchy tax
Defining the status of the Duchy of Cornwall is a tricky business.
Despite the name, it has large landholdings east of the Tamar - including the Oval Cricket Ground in London and a third of Dartmoor - as well as extensive property in Cornwall itself.
Union describes tugboat cuts as 'dangerous'
The government has made significant concessions on coastguard station closures and the reduction of cover - but it's standing its ground when it comes to the Emergency Towing Vessels.
The Transport Select Committee said cutting funding for ETVs would be "literally inviting disaster".
Devon and Cornwall cross-county constituency proposed
The Boundary Commission has chosen to cross the Cornwall/Devon border in the shallow upper reaches of the Tamar.
Under the new law on constituency sizes, the Boundary Commission says Cornwall will inevitably have to share an MP with Devon in some way, shape or form.
MPs press minister on Raleigh and Britannia navy bases
If training were to end at either Raleigh or Dartmouth there would obviously be an outcry in either place.
But it might not be the end of the matter in this game of military musical chairs - with 45 Commando looking for a new home, with a government that wants to bring all the Marines to the South West and a military base potentially going begging.
Falmouth and Brixham coastguards welcome safety report
This report is not talking about a tweak here or there, it is taking issue with pretty much everything the government suggested.
Overall it says that the plans could jeopardise safety and the members of the committee are not confident that the service can be as effective as it is now, let alone more so as the government claims.