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South West bucks national trend as unemployment figures rise

The South West was the only region to see a rise in unemployment Credit: PA

The number of people out of work in the South West has risen in the last quarter - the only region to see a rise in Great Britain.

The South West has bucked the national trend, with the figures revealing unemployment has gone up by 7,000 to 126,000 in the three months to Feb 2015 - an increase of 4.6%.

But, despite the numbers, our region continues to have one of the highest employment rates with 76.8% in work.


Stunning bird spotted after getting lost on migration

Credit: WWT Slimbridge

A Hoopoe has been spotted at Slimbridge this morning after getting lost on migration.

The stunning bird is found across Afro-Eurasia and is notable for its distinctive "crown" of feathers. The birds usually migrate this time of year and staff at the Wildlife and Wetland centre believe it may have got lost or confused, ending up in Gloucestershire

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