David Cameron has spent the weekend in Cornwall, despite criticism for resuming his holiday at a time of crisis. The Prime Minister - seen here surfing at Polzeath beach - went back to Downing Street following the execution of US journalist James Foley. B - only to return to the duchy the next day.
The Prime Minister is heading back to Cornwall to resume his family holiday after returning to No 10 yesterday to deal with the Syrian crisis.
– Downing Street statement
If true, the brutal murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved.
The Prime Minister is returning to Downing Street this morning. He will meet with the Foreign Secretary and senior officials from the Home Office, Foreign Office and the agencies to discuss the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) terrorists.
The Prime Minister's family holiday to Polzeath lasted just over a day.
David Cameron has cut short his family holiday in Polzeath, Cornwall, and returned to Downing Street, after the apparent murder of an American journalist by Islamists in the Middle East.
The Prime Minister has taken his family on holiday to Cornwall. Earlier today David and Samantha Cameron posed for photographs at a cafe in Polzeath.
Thirty so-called 'fat cat' council officials in the South West earn more than David Cameron, according to a report by the Taxpayers' Alliance.
The Prime Minister is paid an annual salary of £142,500 for running the country. But thirty senior council staff in the region earn in excess of £150,000.
Cornwall Council has the most, with a dozen employees getting paid in excess of £100,000 in 2012-13.
And one director at Swindon Council gets paid a salary of £256,268. The Board Director is in charge of Transformation and Strategic Projects for the council.
David Cameron will announce today that Cornwall will receive a multi-million pound package to improve the railway service.
It's hoped the 146.6 million pound deal will provide a faster rail service, lift the local economy and create new jobs.
It's estimated that nearly seven million passengers use the rail network in Cornwall every year, with passenger numbers growing twice as fast as the national average.
The Prime Minister has agreed to discuss financial aid to Cornwall following the winter's storm damage. Cornwall Council recently complained about delays in reeiving £21 million to repair sea defences, from a fund being administered by the Environment Agency
During today's Prime Minister's Questions Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay Stephen Gilbert asked the Prime Minister for more short term help to address the damage caused by the winter storms.
The Prime Minister will visit the South West on Friday as part of a regional tour beginning today. He's expected to see how work is progressing on damage caused by the recent storms.