Avon and Somerset Police will be able to avoid front-line cuts to policing after the Chancellor's Autumn Statement yesterday.Read the full story ›
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Our political correspondent Bob Constantine has been listening to the Chancellor as he delivers his spending review.Read the full story ›
The Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been in the Bristol today talking to the party's regional conference.
He spoke about last night's United Nation's resolution on Islamic State and about the need to improve pay and infrastructure in the region.
Labour Party membership is up a staggering 14,000 since Jeremy Corbyn became party leader. He was here to tell those supporters what needs to be done in the South West.
Labour is now at last committed to bringing the railways back into public ownership, supported by the large majority of the British people. And I look forward to a Labour government that will improve the rail network all across the South West.
The people of Bristol could have another chance to say whether they want to have an elected mayor.Read the full story ›
The UKIP leader Nigel Farage is due in Gloucester later on his "Say No to the EU" tour of the country.
Mr Farage is holding a public meeting on the planned referendum at the GL1 leisure centre this evening.
He hopes to gather support for the party's campaign for the UK to leave the European Union.
Hundreds of students from the West are heading to London today (4 November) to take part in a demonstration calling for free education.
The protesters are angry about the Government scrapping Maintenance Grants, its plans to raise tuition fees and slashing support for disabled students.
Around 10 thousand people attended a similar rally last year:
Under the plans, student grants, available to undergraduates from low income families, will be replaced by loans, in a shake-up of education funding. Critics say it could put the poorest students off attending university.
MPs from across the South West have signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for more money for the region's schools.
It comes ahead of a Parliamentary debate this Thursday into the way schools are funded, which many rural MPs say leaves them worse off compared to inner cities.
Over £46m of public money was handed to Kids Company - despite repeated concerns over the way it was run, the spending watchdog has found.Read the full story ›
Construction work on Somerset's Hinkley Point is to begin "within weeks" after a multi-billion pound deal between French energy giant EDF and China's CGN was unveiled this afternoon.
The agreement, reached after months of talks, priced the power plant at £18 billion - which was £6 billion less than expected.
Hinkley, which is already years behind schedule, has been given a revised start date of 2025. Initially it was planned to open in 2017.
Chairman of EDF, Jean Bernard Levy, called the signing "a big step forward" for the group's partnership with the Chinese.
"We are planning for a final investment decision within weeks so that we can move forward with construction."