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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A murky but mild start to the week which quickly turns dry and cold over the next few days with brisk winds.
A dull and damp start to the week turns drier but colder as the week goes on. Temperatures just about getting into double figures on Monday.