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.
A deckchair from the Titanic has sold at auction in Wiltshire today for just over 100,000 pounds.
The chair was from a first-class promenade deck of the ship. It was salvaged from the ocean by a team sent to recover bodies after the Titanic sank. The chair was sold at the Devizes auction house Henry Aldridge and Son to a UK-based collector.
Labour's Ed Balls said today his new policy of cutting business rates for small firms would save each business an average of £400 a year.
In an interview with Ian Axton of ITV News he was asked if those same businesses could afford the £3000 per employee cost of increasing the Mimimum Wage to £8 an hour.
Labour's Ed Balls has refused to rule out changing income tax threshold rates if he becomes Chancellor.
In an interview with ITV News, presenter Ian Axton asked him if he had any plans to change the thresholds.
Kingswood in South Gloucestershire has the highest number of people earning below the living wage in the South West.
More than half of its population are paid less than the amount deemed necessary to live on - which is currently set at £7.85 an hour.
According to the Trades Union Congress, more than a third of jobs in the region pay a lower wage than this.
Average pay in the South West fell by nearly £300 last year, according to new figures published by the Trades Union Congress.
They say the average full-time employee wage in the region has fallen by more than £2000 since 2010. The TUC also claim workers have endured the longest wage squeeze since records began in the 1850s.
Scaffolding and cladding which covered Cheltenham's famous Banksy, known as the spies, has been taken down today.
The art work, on the side of a house in Fairview road, was covered up after it was vandalised.
Local people had hoped to raise enough money to save the work for the town. A spokesman for The Bankrobber gallery in london, which had erected the scaffolding in the first place, says that it is no longer prepared to pay to protect the work.
Bankrobber is throwing down the gauntlet to the good people of cheltenham, in short we are no longer prepared to pay to protect the work?. So it's time for someone else to put their hands in their pockets. If not it will inevitably fall foul to both the elements and the vindictive souls ?who wish it ill.
How does debt affect you? New figures show that more people than ever are struggling with debt in the South West.
ITV West Country wants to know if this affects you! Do you struggle to manage your money? Or do you think its easy to stay on top of your bills?
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The number of people struggling with debt in the South West is on the rise.
That's according to the charity StepChange, which says its helpline was contacted by more than 14,000 people in the region in 2014 - a rise of 20% since 2013.
On average, those contacting the charity were £11,000 in debt.
Bristol has become European Green Capital this year.
It's the only UK city ever to have won the award. It's partly about recognising what Bristol's already achieved, but also about making the city even greener.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has a starting budget of ten million pounds for the project.