More than a 160,000 children across the west country are living in families with debt problems. New research out today shows more than 1 in 10 families in the region are failing to keep up with household bills and loan repayments. It also shows that a third of families have had to borrow money in the last year to pay for essentials for their children. There are calls today for the government to offer parents more support.
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It will be dry this evening, with bright spells for most. It will stay mostly dry with clear spells tonight.
It will be quite a dry and fine evening with sun in most areas. It should stay dry overnight.
The owner of the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter has spoken to for the first time about the devastating fire that gutted his building.