Devon's MPs have called for increased funding for the county's schools. They believe they're underfunded compared to elsewhere in the UK.Read the full story ›
A senior GP has told ITV News that Government plans to force a 7 day service are impossible - as they don't have enough money or staff.Read the full story ›
The tolls drivers pay to cross the Severn Bridge are to be cut by up to 75% by next year, the Transport Secretary has announced.Read the full story ›
Council tax payers across the South West are facing large increases in their bills to help cover the cost of looking after the elderly and vulnerable.
It could see the average bill increase by £90 over the next two years, under plans announced by the Government.
Our political correspondent David Wood gave us the reaction from Westminster.
Ian Liddell-Grainger, the MP for Bridgwater & West Somerset has forgotten to renew his gun licence & is furious he will miss hunting season.Read the full story ›
A blogger from Yeovil is due to be sentenced at The Old Bailey after being convicted of harassing an MP. Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 24, was convicted yesterday of writing five hate-filled blogs about Lucian Berger, the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree.
As rail fares are set to rise - business leaders accuse the government of leaving the West Country behind on transport improvements.Read the full story ›
As many of the region's hospitals struggle to cope with the number of patients we ask what needs to be done to prevent another winter crisisRead the full story ›
Speaking in his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond cancelled next year's planned rise in fuel duty.
It's the seventh successive year that the tax has been frozen.
In the South West, where many people rely on their car to get around and run their business along a network of long roads, this should be good news.
Mr Hammond said: "This will save the average car driver £130 a year and the average van driver £350 a year.
Rural Rate Relief is to be increased to 100% giving small businesses a tax break worth up to £2900.
Rural rate relief now 100% if you're the only pub or shop in a village of less than 3000 people. Finally something for the region.
Who gets rural rate relief?
- if your business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000
- if you are the only village shop or post office, with a rateable value of up to £8,500
- if you are the only pub or petrol station, with a rateable value of up to £12,500