Large charities could be forced to sign up to a new watchdog under changes being introduced by the Government to tackle rogue fundraisers.Read the full story ›
An extreme athlete who raised thousands of pounds for Help For Heroes went on trial today accused of defrauding the organisation.Read the full story ›
Banksy's pop up exhibition Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare opens it's doors for the final time this weekend.
It's brought in an estimated £20million to the local economy.
The impact of the Banksy Exhibition is triple what was first thought, according to Visit Somerset, the official Destination Management Organisation for the county. Initially predicting a £7m economic boost.
A concert tonight features Pussy Riot and De La Soul among the lineup. Visitors have been asked to wear masks so Banksy can attend incognito.
The final batch of tickets sold out within minutes - with people desperate to get inside before the bemusement park closes for good on Sunday.
In a unique ITV experiment teachers and pupils from independent and state schools swap places. What do they have to learn from each other?Read the full story ›
We've all had to get a bit better at cutting our cloth over the past few years as the weekly shop gets more expensive and those bills and direct debits keep coming in.
Sometimes we have to cut back on a few things just like County councils have to do.
But when they're deciding where to spend our council tax and when they make cuts to their services, it can really have a big impact on people's lives.
Today the people of Somerset have been having a go at balancing a council budget themselves.
Each bag on the scales represents a different council service and they've been deciding what to protect and what gets left behind.
Bob Cruwys reports.
One lucky grandmother from Wedmore in Somerset has scooped a life-changing £443,377 jackpot prize.Read the full story ›
The new Business Secretary Sajid Javid came to Bristol today to make his first speech since being appointed to the role.
He was there to outline his Enterprise Bill, which aims to support entrepreneurs and boost jobs.
Mr Javid grew up in Easton and went to school in Downend.
Robert Murphy reports.
75% of people in the South West who quit their job to start their own business say they are happier now than when they worked for someone else. 1,000 entrepreneurs were surveyed by an accounting software company.
One Bristol mum, Kate Edmunds, left her job to set up a greetings card company Eggnogg Ltd.
An estimated 220,000 people volunteer in some way in the West of England every month. If these volunteers were paid - it would have cost authorities £254 million.
Lou Kirby runs a cafe in Bristol, not to make money, she runs it seven days a week as a community resource.
She also cooks and delivers meals for people living at home who can't get out.
Tonight's programme is a special report on how the state of the economy has impacted our lives. Tune in at 6pm.
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This evening's programme will be a special programme looking at what the state of the economy means to you.
In our region over £600 million has been cut from Council budgets and we will be analysing what that means for communities and businesses across the West.
Ben Barry from Bristol earns £8 an hour, which is above the minimum wage, but a delay in a tax credit claims meant he went for months without benefits money.
Ben was referred to a foodbank which he never thought he would have to use.
Tune in this evening at 6pm for our ITV West Country special.