Elderly and vulnerable people in Dorset have been conned out of more than a million pounds in two years by 'phone fraud' gangs.Read the full story ›
Glastonbury's last remaining bank will close its doors for the final time today despite a long running campaign to save it.Read the full story ›
The start of April has seen several new charges and law changes take effect, from the national living wage to a stamp duty hike.Read the full story ›
Unions have welcomed the pay hike for for adults but say it is unfair younger workers are missing out.Read the full story ›
Health and social care services in Somerset have been downgraded from a ‘system wide black alert’ down to 'red alert' status.Read the full story ›
Council bosses have been accused of putting PR ahead of safety as the Authority proposes to cut funding for school crossing patrols.
The Conservative leaders of Devon County Council have put forward the plans to cut the money given for Lollipop ladies
The Lib Dem opposition say that the Tories are protecting council departments at the expense of front line services. The Authority says it needs to save money from its road safety budget.
We also spoke to Cllr Alan Connett, Leader of the Lib Dem group on Devon County Council.
We have been exploring alternative ways of funding school crossing patrols in the county in order to help the service continue. We are reviewing feedback from a public consultation, which will be reported back to Cabinet in due course.
The budget for this year will be set at a council meeting in Exeter on February 23.
The ten worst excuses for missing the 31 January Self Assessment deadline for 2013-14 have today been revealed by HM Revenue and Customs.Read the full story ›
£1 million has been cut from the budget for youth services in Dorset. Critics warn this threatens workers looking after young people.Read the full story ›
An estimated 2.7m parents across England are cutting back on heating or clothes to meet housing costs according to research from Shelter.Read the full story ›
High Streets across the West Country have again been packed with shoppers today, all looking for a bargain. Many retailers have already reported figures for the Boxing Day sales yesterday were up on last year. Somer shoppers in Plymouth weren't after a bargain - just a day out.