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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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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.
Large charities could be forced to sign up to a new watchdog under changes being introduced by the Government to tackle rogue fundraisers.Read the full story ›
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.
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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Plymouth City Council has issued the following statement about problems with direct payments due to a national banking problem.
Many people will have seen the national media coverage around RBS who have had a significant issue with their BACs processing system, and this is also affecting other banks such as Nat West, which are part of the same group.
Unfortunately this is having a knock on effect for Plymouth City Council, in common with many other local authorities. The BACs transactions are not being received by the banks so therefore Direct Payments to some of our Adult Social Care clients are not being received.
It is anticipated that the banks will have the issue resolved by Saturday 20 June.
There is unfortunately nothing the Council can do until the banks have resolved this issue, however, people can contact our Contact Centre on 01752 668000 if they have concerns.