Former Army Captain Johnny Mercer, will head-up a committee of MPs who want to investigate the role of the Iraq Historic Allegations Team.Read the full story ›
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A Devon MP has apologised to Parliament for failing to declare £400,000 of outside income.
Geoffrey Cox, Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon, admitted failing to declare eleven payments for his work as a barrister within the 28 day period required.
The house has the right to expect from its members that they will uphold its rules to the fullest extent.
I hope that the house will accept my sincere and full-hearted apology for my failure to observe this important rule.
He blamed it on an administrative oversight and made this statement in the House of Commons:
Council bosses have been accused of putting PR ahead of safety as the Authority proposes to cut funding for school crossing patrols.
The Conservative leaders of Devon County Council have put forward the plans to cut the money given for Lollipop ladies
The Lib Dem opposition say that the Tories are protecting council departments at the expense of front line services. The Authority says it needs to save money from its road safety budget.
We also spoke to Cllr Alan Connett, Leader of the Lib Dem group on Devon County Council.
We have been exploring alternative ways of funding school crossing patrols in the county in order to help the service continue. We are reviewing feedback from a public consultation, which will be reported back to Cabinet in due course.
The budget for this year will be set at a council meeting in Exeter on February 23.
A representative from a key farmers union has told ITV News dairy farmers are "staring into the abyss" at the beginning of 2016 after a key retailer said it was slashing the price it pays for milk.
The Chairman of the National Farmers Union dairy board Rob Harrison said it looked like being a particularly bleak year for dairy farmers and warned that the industry was in absolute crisis.
Meanwhile dairy farmers from another group are planning a march on Downing Streetas the row over milk prices deepens.
Farmers from the West Country are planning to march on Downing Street as the row over milk prices deepens.Read the full story ›
Councillors in Devon and Somerset say they could boost prosperity across the regions if they had more powers.Read the full story ›
Our presenter Ian Axton talks EU referendum and Tory landslide in the West Country with Lord Paddy Ashdown and Sarah Newton MP.Read the full story ›
Kate Kennally was previously with Barnet council in London. She takes over from Andrew Kerr who was only in the post for eighteen months.
The government has given the go-ahead to plans for a 40-mile row of overheard power lines through Somerset.Read the full story ›