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High streets across the West Country packed with shoppers for sales

Shoppers at Drake Circus Credit: ITV News

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.

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What would you do if you won the lottery?

What would you do if you won the lottery? Credit: PA: Dominic Lipinski

Somerset lottery winners, with a combined fortune of £10 million are pulling on their wellies to visit Conquest Equestrian Centre in Taunton.

As well as helping the volunteers carry out their daily tasks, the winners will be finding out more about the charity and delivering gifts and treats for the volunteers.

Conquest Equestrian Centre is a Somerset charity which offers equine activities for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities.

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Exeter Citizens' Advice Bureau warns of soaring debt

The Citizens' Advice Bureau is calling for more Government support for people on benefits Credit: ITV News

A charity in Exeter is warning the amount of debt facing its clients has risen by almost £3,000 this year.

The Citizen's Advice Bureau says the average amount of urgent debt owed is more than £6,000 for expenses such as mortgages, rent and council tax.

The charity is calling for more Government support with benefits and help to buy or rent property.

Petition for fairer police funding delivered to Downing St

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A petition calling for Devon and Cornwall Police to get a fairer funding deal and prevent hundreds of jobs being lost in the force was handed in to Downing Street this afternoon.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg joined MPs from the region to say that a planned change to the current formula would be disastrous for the South West.

Petition calling for fairer police funding to be handed into government

Tony Hogg says the standard of policing the public is used to would not be sustainable with the new funding plans Credit: ITV West Country

An 8,000 signature petition calling for fair funding for Devon and Cornwall Police is due to be handed in to 10 Downing Street later.

The Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg, says changes in the way police funding is calculated will mean the force will lose 24 million pounds - the equivalent of 500 hundred police officers.

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