Plymouth's first home-gown billionaire is going to prison today, but just as a guest.
The founder of the Range chain of discount stores, Chris Dawson, will be in Dartmoor today. He is giving prisoners a pep talk on how to make an honest living.
His chain of a hundred stores and other enterprises are said to have earned him more than £1.2 billion but can still be seen working at weekends in his first store in Plymouth.
Two billion pounds' worth of new road schemes for the region are due to be announced on Monday, ITV News West Country understands.
These are likely to include a tunnel at Stonehenge and making the A358 into dual carriageway - something Yeovil MP David Laws has been campaigning for.
"It's totally unacceptable that we've got a road that is so congested for large parts of the year. That's very inconvenient for people in my constituency who travel around parts of Somerset, it's certainly very inconvenient for people who want to travel across the region. It's absurd that when we're investing so much in other parts of the country that the South West has had to wait for so long."
Bees in the region have produced the most honey in five years. Beekeepers reported an average yield of 30 lbs per colony, in contrast to just 22 lbs last year - that's an increase of more than a third.
The British Beekeepers Association says hot weather and better beekeeping are responsible.
Leon Remphry, the ten year-old boy who's fighting proposals to make cuts in Cornwall's library services, will address the full council this morning.
He will present a petition signed by more than five thousand people.
The Council says it is having to make some difficult financial choices and no libraries will shut.
A website in Plymouth allowing people to give away gifts to those in need at Christmas is going from strength to strength. People have been donating everything from Christmas hampers to holidays as well as unwanted items from previous occasions.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the National Lottery, which sees around eight jackpot winners in the West Country every year.
But for Plymouth's Mike Antonucci, his £2.8 million win back in 1995 did not set him up for life. Instead he spent it all on fast cars, yachts and luxury holidays.
"Well it probably lasted 14 years, yeah 14, 15 years. I mean do you want to take the money with you, do you want to be the richest man in the graveyard? I don't know, you know."
Former England footballer David James will auction off football memorabilia today after falling into financial difficulties.
The goalkeeper, who lived on Dartmoor, declared himself bankrupt in May, despite earning an estimated £20 million during his football career. He will hold an online auction of hundreds of items of football memorabilia to help pay off his debts.
More than a quarter of people in our region are worried about how they will afford Christmas this year, according to a new survey.
The Money Advice Service says almost a third of us will turn to credit cards to help fund our celebrations, while 1 in 25 will take out a payday loan.
It is urging shoppers to plan their festive spending carefully, including making a budget, comparing online and high street shops and looking for special offers.
Thousands of flood victims across our region are facing spiralling insurance premiums this winter - while others can't get any insurance at all.
That's despite more assurances from David Cameron in the aftermath of the winter storms that hit Devon and Cornwall - and months of flooding on the Somerset Levels.
But some are now facing a fivefold increase in their premiums - or are facing winter without any cover. Here's David Woodland.
A fifth of the 126 flood victims at Moorland on the Somerset Levels haven't been able to get buildings insurance this year. Others have seen huge hikes in premiums even if they didn't flood.
The swollen River Parrett runs next to Rebecca Horsington's Farmhouse but it has never flooded the house, as it overflows in the other direction.
Despite that she was told her insurance would rise from £425 to £3500.
It makes a nonsense of what has happened here because we have had the dredge happen, we've had flood defences put in, so really our flood risk is a lot lower than it was before the floods hit and therefore the insurance premiums should be reflecting that.