Thousands of workers received a 50p an hour pay rise today with the introduction of new laws. The so-called National Living Wage means that everyone over the age of 25 must receive at least £7.20 an hour. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
Thousands of workers will receive an extra 50p an hour pay rise today.
The National Living Wage means over 25s must receive at least £7.20 an hour, instead of £6.70.
Some say it is long overdue, but critics say it could put struggling firms out of business and may lead to job losses.
There is more information on the Government's living wage website.
Its been a year since the main shopping centre in Oxford closed and the bulldozers moved in to demolish the Westgate.
Rows of shops, the multi-storey car park and pedestrian walkways have been razed to the ground ready for a new £440m development.
At the same time, archaeologists moved in to try to uncover the secrets of the city's past. Penny Silvester has been to see how the work is progressing.
A new App has been launched in Brighton this weekend to help families and businesses cut down on their food waste.
Billions of pounds of edible food are thrown away in the UK every year. One of the first to use the App is a cake shop.
Andy Dickenson speaks to Claire Tymoshyshya of Angel Food Bakery and Saasha Celestial-One, co-founder of Olio.
Power has been cut to parts of Eastleigh and Chandler's Ford. A 'third party' has damaged a cable. Supplies should be restored by 1500.
Villagers living in a picturesque part of Kent say they're outraged about plans to build a development of giant warehouses on their land. The earmarked area near Ashford, would cover the equivalent of 31 football pitches. John Ryall reports.
Many people have an old, neglected bike gathering dust in the garage or the garden shed. But despite 40% of people owning a bike, only 2% actually cycle regularly.
One person who does is actress and singer Martine McCutcheon, who supports a project called the Big Bike Revival. Last year dozens of cycle centres hosted two weeks of events aimed at getting more people to cycle.
It was so successful, the government's funding it again this year. Emma Wilkinson reports from the Guildford Bike Project in Surrey.
Interviewees: Paul Tuohy (CTC, the national cycling charity); Robert Goodwill MP (cycling minister); Martine McCutcheon; Jim Philpott-Saunders (Workshop supervisor at the Guildford Bike Project); Trevor Strudwick (Volunteer at the Guildford Bike Project).
ITV News Meridian can reveal that plans to introduce new air passenger services from Oxford are delayed and may not happen at all.
It's after the airline planning to serve the airport pulled out of its operation in Wales. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports
Shares at the Margate-based toymaker Hornby have surged by 35 per cent after an announcement its chief executive is standing down.
The company - which owns brands such as Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi - said chairman Roger Canham would take over as executive chairman following the departure of Richard Ames with immediate effect.
The shake-up comes after the company warned of mounting losses last week.
The group had said UK trading was far worse than expected in January as its new year promotions failed to boost flagging sales.
Six thousand people travelled to Heathrow for the biggest ever jobs fair in the country. In fact it was so popular at times you couldn't move, and local roads were at a standstill. Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.