Stroud in Gloucestershire has seen the biggest increase in house prices, outside London and the South East.
The average home there now costs more than £282,000 a rise of 15% since the beginning of 2015, according to figures released today by Halifax.
Across the whole UK, house prices are up by an average of 10%.
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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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.
The UKIP leader Nigel Farage is due in Gloucester later on his "Say No to the EU" tour of the country.
Mr Farage is holding a public meeting on the planned referendum at the GL1 leisure centre this evening.
He hopes to gather support for the party's campaign for the UK to leave the European Union.
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A former artists studio in St Ives has gone on the market for £1.2 million, despite having sand all over the floor.Read the full story ›
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 ›
An extreme athlete who raised thousands of pounds for Help For Heroes went on trial today accused of defrauding the organisation.Read the full story ›