As the Chancellor gave his budget statement to the Commons, people in our region were watching closely.
What was their reaction - are they better off - or not? Andrew Pate has our report.
Sick babies, abandoned dogs or the elderly? If you give money to charity, how do you decide which one gets to benefit from your hard earned cash? More and more charitable organisations are depending on our generosity to keep them going. But persuading us to donate is getting tougher. Now they're having to come up with even more novel ideas and schemes to attract our attention. This weekend, one Kent charity even hired a very famous train to raise money. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to Anne-Marie Kelly from the Heart of Kent Hospice, Jan Perfect from Community Action South East and Graham Carpenter, Chief Executive of Dandelion Time.
Would you risk your child being expelled from school to save money on your summer holiday? That's the threat parents at one school face if they take their children away during term.
The headteacher of Fleetdown primary in Dartford told us fining parents sixty pounds was no deterrent at all. Instead Angela Konarzewski says she's ready to expel children if they take a break when they should be at school.
Many parents have reacted angrily saying they can't afford to go away in school holidays.
David Johns reports, speaking to the headteacher and parents outside the school.
House prices in Oxford have rocketted by more than £41,000 in the last year - around £4000 more than the rise in London.
The is figure is also four times higher than price rises in the rest of the UK.
It makes the average cost of a house in the city £380,000.
It is pricing out people who want to live and work in the city, such as scientists and academics.
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Thousands of NatWest and RBS customers in our region have been told that some payments are 'missing' from accounts.
Tax credits and salaries have not appeared as they should, according to complaints from angry customers on social media - with many now worried they will face late payment fees or charges for bills which should have been paid.
We are going along to local banks to chat to customers this morning,
A doll's house has made history by becoming the most expensive ever sold at auction.
Daniel Agnew, Toy & Doll Specialist at Special Auction Services, said the cupboard doll's house attracted bidders on the telephone as well as in the saleroom. He was delighted that the item had achieved such a significant price and was sold to a UK Collector.
The Victorian doll's house went under the hammer in Newbury for £17,700 - more than double its estimated price. Kate Bunkall previewed the auction.
Men experiencing dementia, chronic illness or loneliness will soon be offered a different opportunity to a traditional day centre.
Future Roots, a local community organisation that runs farms near Sherborne and Dorchester, has been awarded £290,814 by the Big Lottery Fund to expand a project that uses the best that farm life can offer.
Work to transform part of Bracknell town centre beings this week.
Charles Square will have new and refurbished shops, cafes and restaurants. The works are part of a £240-million pound new look for the Berkshire town. The work is due to be completed in two years time.
HM Revenue and Customs has reportedly waived a £100 fine for people who have a "reasonable" excuse for filing their tax returns late.
Its website states that a reasonable excuse for missing the deadline is "normally something unexpected or outside your control that stopped you meeting a tax obligation" and includes:
- The recent death of a partner
- An unexpected stay in hospital
- Computer failures
- Service issues with the tax authority's online services
- A fire which prevented the completion of a tax return
- Postal delays