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Cameron's claim causes uproar in Cornwall

There's been a furious reaction in Cornwall after David Cameron told us that the Council has plenty of cash which it could spend to avoid drastic cuts in services.

The Prime Minister told ITV News West Country last night that Cornwall Council had nearly £200m in reserves, which had doubled over the past four years. But the Labour group on the council has described his comments as 'ignorant'.

You can watch our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy's report on the row below:

Kylie: We want the West Country's election selfies!

The countdown to Election 2015 has begun. In less than a hundred days we shall be going to the polls to decide who will be running the country.

Of course we'll be hearing from politicians an awful lot before the 7th May - but we want to hear from you - have you decided who you're voting for yet? Perhaps you don't care who your MP will be.

Our presenter Kylie Pentelow will be travelling around the South West to hear what you think - and asking you to record your very own Election Selfies.

And what better place to start, than the city market in Plymouth?

CCTV shows carer stealing from 93-year-old woman

A care worker from Bideford has been jailed for four months after she was caught by a hidden camera stealing £15. She was meant to be looking after her 93-year-old victim.

Exeter Crown Court heard the victim's son had set up a hidden camera at his mother's home in Abbotsham after earlier incidents of money going missing.

This clip shows Joanna Inch taking the money from her elderly victim's purse.


Victim was a "loving mum, daughter, sister and friend"

The body of Sophie McDonald was found at a house in Dawlish on Thursday Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

The family of Sophie McDonald, whose body was found at a house in Iddesleigh Terrace in Dawlish this week have paid tribute to her, describing her as a loving mum, daughter, sister and friend.

They say they would like to be left in peace, to come to terms with events and grieve.

36-year-old James McDonald, from Dawlish has been charged with the murder of Sophie McDonald and remains in custody to appear at Exeter Magistrates Court tomorrow (Saturday 31st January).

ITV West Country nominated for two RTS Awards

Live programme in Dawlish during the February floods last year Credit: ITV News

We have been nominated for 'Regional News Programme of the Year' for our live programme in Dawlish during the February floods last year.

Our very own Ian Axton has also been nominated for 'Regional Presenter of the Year' at the RTS Television Journalism Awards.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 18th February.

Somerset teenager isolated after shaving his head for charity

The head teacher took a dim view of the teen's shaved head Credit: Stan Lock / Facebook

A teenager from Somerset who shaved his head to raise money for charity has been put into isolation for breaking school rules.

14 year-old Stan Lock from Churchill Academy shaved his head in an attempt to raise £100 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Unfortunately the head teacher took a dim view of the teen's shaved head and has placed him in isolation ever since.

The 14-year old has now raised nearly £4000 Credit: Stan Lock / JustGiving

Stan's story has erupted over social media and led to many people donating to his JustGiving page.

The 14-year old has now raised nearly £4000 and the figure is still climbing.

Brand new multi-million pound warship to be based in Plymouth

An artists impression of what the new ship will look like Credit: ITV News/ Artists impression

The MOD has announced that Plymouth will be the home of one of its new multi-million pound warships.

The Type 26 Global Combat Ships frigates are part of a national ship building plan, and will be based at both Plymouth and Portsmouth.

The government says they will help deliver the most modern navy in the world.

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