After Storm Imogen brought gusts and downpours, take a look at what Tuesday has in store.Read the full story ›
Tomorrow the wind will strengthen again and there'll be heavy showers later onRead the full story ›
People in Dorset are being urged not to feed squirrels after an apparent spate of "attacks" in a Weymouth park.Read the full story ›
It's the second anniversary of the Moorland's flood evacuation. Here's how things unfolded and how ITV West Country covered the story.Read the full story ›
Two men have been banned from entering Weymouth seafront after causing prolonged intimidation and anti-social behaviour to the public.Read the full story ›
A sustainable fishing programme in Lyme Bay is attracting major London restaurants, who are paying 25% more for the local fishermen's catch.Read the full story ›
Suicide rates behind bars remain at an "alarmingly high level" as eight people took their own lives in the West Country alone last year.
Figures show four people took their own lives in Exeter prison, while two more died in Guys Marsh in Dorset. Deaths by suicide were also recorded in Dartmoor and Erlestoke prisons.
As the number of prisoners grow annually, and chronic overcrowding and staff cuts hit systems hard, deaths by suicide have risen by 46 per cent in the last three years.
The figure is among a total of 29 people who committed suicide across the country, with a further eight prisoners killed in apparent homicides during 2015 - the highest number in a single year since current recording practices began in 1978.
No one should be so desperate whilst they are in the care of the state that they take their own life.
The numbers hide the true extent of misery for prisoners and families – and for staff, who have been given the impossible task of keeping people safe in overcrowded prisons starved of resources.
The question now for the Ministry of Justice is: what to do? This level of deaths, violence and anguish in prisons cannot continue to rise in a civilised society.
We cannot go on cramming more people into jails without any thought for the consequences.
The Howard League for Penal Reform and Centre for Mental Health, supported by The Monument Trust, are working together on a joint programme on preventing people from dying by suicide in prison.
They saw around 40 per cent of prisoners who died by suicide in 2015 were on remand at the time of their deaths - despite people on remand make up only 15 per cent of the prison population at any one time.
Evidence suggests people held in prison on remand, or have been recalled while on licence, are disproportionately likely to take their own lives.
The West Country is feeling the effects of Storm Gertrude with strong winds and rain this morning. But it should brighten up later.Read the full story ›
It's that bit colder outside but there will be some sunshine this morning...but it might well not last through the afternoon.Read the full story ›
The winds die down but the rain stays pretty heavy through the morning. With some luck it will ease off this afternoon.Read the full story ›