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Mother from Weston super Mare shortlisted for 'Fundraiser of the Year'

A mother from Weston Super Mare whose daughter died of cancer four years ago has been shortlisted for this year's Pride of Britain "Fundraiser of the Year Award".

Mary Collard passed away just 6 months after she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer - since then her mother has spent every spare hour raising money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. Katie Rowlett went to meet her.

Gloucester's answer to Forrest Gump ran through Canada for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

A Gloucester man, described as the real life Forrest Gump, has been shortlisted for the Pride of Britain "Fundraiser of the Year Award." Jamie McDonald's efforts have taken him all over the world. From Bankok on a bike to running through the Rockies in Canada - raising money for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital who helped him through a life-threatening childhood illness. Katie Rowlett reports.


Sue Stevens has dedicated 30 years to raising money for schools in Kenya

All this week we're bringing you the stories of the amazing fundraisers from the West who have been shortlisted for a Pride of Britain Award. Tonight we bring you the story of a woman from Somerset who has dedicated more than thirty years of her life raising money for schools in Kenya.

Sue Stevens spends all of the summer months selling bric a brack and second hand clothes on a driveway in Burnham on Sea - every penny goes towards helping children get into education.

Hollie Gazzard's father sets up a charity in his daughter's memory

All this week we're bringing you the stories of the amazing fundraisers from the West who have been shortlisted for a Pride of Britain Award. Tonight the father who set up a charity in memory of his daughter after she was brutally murdered.

Hairdresser Hollie Gazzard was just 20 when she was killed by her former boyfriend in Feburary. Even though it's only a few months old, the charity has already raised fifty thousand pounds. Katie Roweltt reports.

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.


ITV celebrates local heroes in community sport

It's been a great summer for sport, with the latest success being on the rugby field for the women of course. A lot of talent is nurtured in hundreds of community sports clubs right across the South West. Many of these clubs survive thanks to an army of dedicated volunteers.

This summer, ITV, in partnership with the charity Join In, is aiming to get one hundred thousand people to join up as a volunteer. It's part of ITV's Local Heroes campaign. Jane Solomons has been to meet one very busy mum from Weston-super-Mare - who has helped transform her community sports club.

If you'd like to know more about ITV's Local Heroes, or find out about volunteering opportunities in your community go to

'Supermoon' will appear over the West tonight

There have already been two supermoons this summer, but tonight's is expected to be the biggest of 2014

Tonight astronomers are expecting the moon to appear 16% bigger, and 30 times brighter than usual.

The last supermoon appeared in our skies on August 10th. Tonight's is expected to be the last of 2014. The next supermoon is predicted on January 20th.

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