Lines are now open for day one of voting in The People’s Millions competition. Today in the West Country Acorn To Oak goes head to head with Search & Rescue Drone.
A grant of up to £50,000 is up for grabs for the winner. The other project is still in with a chance of winning National Lottery cash if it gets the highest number of runner-up votes.
The People’s Millions is a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. We want to help projects that capture the public’s imagination, inspire local people to get involved and to make a lasting difference to those in their area through improvements to the neighbourhood.
Health workers in the South West will be taking part in a four-hour strike today.
GMB members will be striking between 7 and 11 this morning as part of an on going pay dispute. It's the second wave of industrial action being taken by health workers. They took similar action last month.
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The homelessness charity Shelter says it has seen a surge in people in the region getting in touch who are worried about losing their homes.
It has dealt with more than 4,500 calls over the the last year.
The charity is now appealing for support for its helpline.
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.
A new report has criticised the amount of money being spent on some flooding projects by the Environment Agency.
According to the National Audit Office, many schemes are only being maintained to a 'minimal level' because they only protect a few homes.
The Agency has defended its record, insisting it is making record levels of investment.
It's the trip of a lifetime for children with serious illnesses and disabilities - every year the charity Dreamflight takes nearly 200 youngsters to Orlando in Florida, where they visit theme parks and go swimming with dolphins. Among them are children from Dorset and Somerset.
Forget VIPs, they're known as VICs - 'Very Important Children'. Our reporter Lauren Hall went with them to find out how they got on.
Eagle-eyed cameraman Matt Mulcrone spotted a shark-like fish in the background of a shot while interviewing a diver by the breakwater in Brixham.
He thought it was a dogfish. The diver, Ian Russell from Bristol, followed it and was able to pick it up. He identified it as a rare blue shark and told ITV News West Country he was thrilled as he had never seen anything like it in 12 years of diving off the South Devon coast.
He immediately returned it to the water and encouraged it to swim away.