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Somerset MP rejects singing anything but the National Anthem at sporting events

acob Rees-Mogg says the English should stick to singing the National Anthem - and nothing else.

Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says the English should stick to the National Anthem rather than a song such as Jerusalem at sporting events.

Campaigners, backed by a Labour MP, are calling for Jerusalem to be used when England play against other UK nations, who have their own anthems.

But Mr Rees-Mogg opposed the move in Parliament.

How much do our Chief Constable's earn?

The region's newest Chief Constable has said that all of the region's police forces should be merged into a single constabulary to help cut costs and better deal with the modern criminal.

Moving from five small or medium sized forces to one bigger South West force isn't just about tackling criminality - but also costs.

On murder inquiries, and other major incidents, police forces already work together. But should they actually merge into a single Great Western force? Credit: ITV West Country

Shaun Sawyer in Devon and Cornwall earns £158,000, the same amount that Andy Marsh will earn when he takes over Avon and Somerset next month.

Mike Veale earns £150,000, Dorset's Debbie Simpson gets £146,000 a year and Gloucestershire's Suzette Davenport a thousand a year less.

A total of £757,000 is spent on salaries for Chief Constables. Credit: ITV West Country

A total of £757,000 just on salaries for Chief Constables would largely go in a merger.

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Police chief says West forces should merge to tackle modern criminals

A chief constable has said that all of the region's police forces should be merged into a single constabulary to help cut costs and better deal with the modern criminal.

Mike Veale, the Chief Constable of Wiltshire, thinks it's an "outdated idea" to have so many small forces in the country.

He hopes his county could merge with Avon and Somerset and Gloucestershire to protect front-line services.

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