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Cameron's claim causes uproar in Cornwall

There's been a furious reaction in Cornwall after David Cameron told us that the Council has plenty of cash which it could spend to avoid drastic cuts in services.

The Prime Minister told ITV News West Country last night that Cornwall Council had nearly £200m in reserves, which had doubled over the past four years. But the Labour group on the council has described his comments as 'ignorant'.

You can watch our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy's report on the row below:

Kylie: We want the West Country's election selfies!

The countdown to Election 2015 has begun. In less than a hundred days we shall be going to the polls to decide who will be running the country.

Of course we'll be hearing from politicians an awful lot before the 7th May - but we want to hear from you - have you decided who you're voting for yet? Perhaps you don't care who your MP will be.

Our presenter Kylie Pentelow will be travelling around the South West to hear what you think - and asking you to record your very own Election Selfies.

And what better place to start, than the city market in Plymouth?


Cameron announces £88 million investment in South West

David Cameron visited the Exeter Science Park to announce the growth deal. Credit: ITV News

The Prime Minister is on a whistle stop tour of the South West and has announced a £88 million investment into the area.

The money will be spent on various projects including building work, and road improvements and bringing broadband to remote areas.

The government says it will create 22,000 jobs and 11,000 new homes.

The investment will create 22,000 jobs Credit: ITV News

Cornwall councillor poses "risk to children"

Alex Foulkes remains a councillor for Launceston Central Credit: ITV West

A review has found a Cornwall councillor poses "a serious and enduring risk to children".

Alex Folkes resigned from his cabinet position at Cornwall Council after concerns were raised in November last year.

Mr Folkes, who denies wrongdoing, cited "personal issues" when he stood down from his cabinet post.

However he remains a councillor for Launceston Central.

Why did Alex Folkes resign from his cabinet position? Credit: ITV News
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Kylie Pentelow: The countdown has begun and we want your election selfies!

Can you pout better than Cameron? Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The countdown is on until we go to the polls and decide who will be running our country.

Before 7th May, we will of course be hearing from politicians, but here at ITV News, we want to hear from you. Have you decided who you're voting for yet? Do you know who your local MP is? What are the issues that matter to you? Do you think the politicians care about us?

Well in a new series our presenter Kylie Pentelow will be traveling around the West to hear what you think - and asking you to record your very own Election Selfies.

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Cornish independence in the election debates?

Mebyon Kernow campaigns for greater independence for Cornwall. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Mebyon Kernow is pressing for more airtime from broadcasters head of the general election.

The Cornish nationalist party is hoping to be allowed a political broadcast. At the moment it doesn't fulfil the necessary criteria - but is hoping the rules could be changed to allow it more airtime. It also wants what it calls 'fairer' coverage from the media locally.

Greater devolution to Cornwall is an issue many care about. Credit: ITV News

West Country at Westminster: What are the issues that matter to you?

Our emergency healthcare crisis is one of the issues that will be discussed on tonight's show. Credit: Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The A&E crisis in our hospitals, plain packaging for cigarettes, the election campaign - our political programme The West Country at Westminster kicks off tonight with a great debate.

Ian Axton's guests include Peter Heaton-Jones, the Conservative challenger hoping to become North Devon's next MP.

Tune in at 10.40pm, and join in the debate on Twitter with #wcaw.

Prime Minister denies North Devon MP's suggestion of army cuts

David Cameron has dismissed suggestions from a North Devon MP that the Army is facing more cuts - with the loss of a further 20,000 troops.

Sir Nick Harvey, a former defence minister, said the MoD was conducting "paper exercises" to reduce it's headcount from 82,000 to 60,000 because of the financial crunch.

This was the reaction from David Cameron today when the issue was raised by Tory backbencher Sir Gerald Howarth at Prime Minister's Questions:

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