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Heritage Open Days celebrate 20th anniverary

Inside Bristol's Redcliffe Caves this morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Dozens of venues across the region are opening their doors to the public today. Its the 20th anniversary of Heritage Open Days which allow free access to areas not normally accessible to visitors.

Visitors enjoying life underground at Redcliffe Caves Credit: ITV News West Country

The West Country at Westminster

Taking part in this month's show are Sarah Newton, the Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth, the Liberal Democrat MP for Thornbury & Yate Steve Webb - who is also Minister of State for Pensions - and Anne Snelgrove, Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Swindon South. She held the seat until the 2010 General Election.

Up for discussion was the forthcoming Scottish Referendum, a split in the Tory party over Europe, and the Lib Dem's new initiative for free school meals for all children in state-funded schools aged 7 and under.

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School chaplain pledge to finish South West Coast Path challenge

School chaplain pledge to finish South West Coast Path challenge Credit: ITV News West Country

A school chaplain from Somerset who abandoned his attempt to run the South West Coast Path has pledged to complete it, despite a knee injury. Reverend Mike Haslam ran the 260 mile stretch from Minehead to Lands End in seven days but had to postpone the final leg in Dorset. He says he'll complete the rest of the route in sections - by the end of the year. He's raising money for Christian Aid.

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