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South West fisherman to receive extra funding

South West fisherman to receive extra funding from Europe Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The West Country's fishing industry is in line for an increase in funding from Europe - but the biggest rise will go to Scotland.

Fisheries minister (and Cornish MP) George Eustice has welcomed a deal in which Scottish fishermen and marine businesses will get a six per cent rise, against only one per cent for England. He says this is reflects the size of the industry and past take-up of the fund north of the border.

The South West commemorates D-Day today

Troops disembark from a landing craft during the D-Day invasion of France Credit: War/Topham Picturepoint

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. And across the West Country a number of events are planned to commemorate the occasion. The South West recently played host to a visit from the Millin bagpipes for a D-Day relay

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James Cracknell misses chance to become an MEP

James Cracknell was the third candidate for the Conservatives Credit: ITV News West Country

James Cracknell has missed the chance to become an MEP for the South West.

The former Olympic rower was the Conservatives third candidate in the region. The party won two seats in the South West, with UKIP holding two, and Labour and the Green Party both picking up a seat.

Greens not surprised by Euro success in South West

Green Party candidate Molly Scott Cato says she isn't surprised by their success in the European elections.

The lead candidate from Stroud has been a member of the Greens for 23 years.

The party picked up its first ever European seat in the South West this weekend. They came in fourth place ahead of the Lib Dems nationally.

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