The mother of world number two Andy Murray called the ban at Hillfort Primary School in Liskeard 'absurd'.Read the full story ›
The CEO of a Somerset charity has come up with his own version of the popular "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen" video to spread his messageRead the full story ›
A school in Cornwall has taken time out on its normal curriculum to teach a healthier lifestyle.Read the full story ›
Students at a primary school in Plymouth are being shown how to put on turbans as part of a Turban Awareness event in the cityRead the full story ›
A team of seven 13-year-olds from Taunton School in Somerset have achieved their dream of crossing the English Channel.Read the full story ›
Tens of thousands of students across the West Country received their GCSE results today - and we were there to see some of their reactions.Read the full story ›
MPs and police services in the South West are wishing students good luck on GCSE results day.Read the full story ›
Thousands of teenagers across the West Country will collect their GCSE results today. If yours didn't go quite to plan, don't worry!Read the full story ›
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has slammed the Government's childhood obesity strategy, saying that he is "in shock" and found it lacking.Read the full story ›
A teenage traveller from Gloucester has become the first in her family to go university.
Stephanie Bagnall will go to Royal Holloway, University of London, to read English and theatre studies after getting A* in English literature, B in drama and C in business studies in her A-levels.
The 18-year-old, from Hardwicke, near Gloucester, comes from a family who for generations have worked as show people, travelling the country working at fairs.
She won a scholarship to study A-levels at the independent Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.
"I was desperate to get into a really good school so that I could go to university," she said.
"I always wanted to go to Wycliffe. I applied for every scholarship going because I wanted to go there so much."
In order for Stephanie and her brother to follow their dream of going to university, her mother Caroline opened her own coffee shop.
When Stephanie is not studying she helps her mother in the shop and also works for her grandparents and aunts running fun fairs at festivals.
The teenager's childhood was not typical of an independent school background.
She spent most of her life, until a couple of years ago, travelling and living in a caravan. Her mother, though, always made sure she got to school.
"My mum saw how much we loved school and set up her business so that we could have a permanent home and do just that," Stephanie said.
"While I love my family, I knew I wanted something different. I wanted to go to university and have a career."