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Pride of Britain West Country Finalists - John Wilkins

All this week we're announcing our nominees for the ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the West Country.

We asked for your nominations for people in our region that go the extra mile to help others and raise money for charity.

The winner will be heading to the glitzy Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards later this month.

Former paratrooper John Wilkins has raised thousands of pounds for good causes through his love of skydiving.

Yellow warning of fog for the South West

Commuters are warned of fog this morning. Credit: PA

Commuters are being warned of a high amount of fog in the South West today.

A yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire and Somerset, particularly:

  • Swindon
  • Bournemouth
  • Poole
  • Bath

The fog warning is valid until about 10am, Thursday 19 October.



Survey finds more people support lower speed limits

A survey found 70% of adults support a 20mph speed limit on busy streets. Credit: ITV West Country

A survey analysed by professors at the University of the West of England has found that 70% of adults support an introduction of a 20 mile per hour speed limit on busy streets.

Although experts warn the speed limits will only become effective once they are properly enforced.

The main reasons for people supporting a change include road safety and child safety, as well as creating a more pleasant environment to live in.

New proposal outlines constituency boundary changes to South West

Proposed boundary changes to the South West by the BCE. Credit: Boundary Commission for England

A new parliamentary constituency, crossing the Devon and Cornwall border, has been suggested again by boundary commission.

It would combine Bideford, Launceston and Bude and is part of plans to cut the number of MPs.

The revised proposal was published today, 17 October, setting out new constituencies in the South West.

Other constituencies also have minor changes proposed.

The plans are now out for consultation and can be accessed in the Boundaries Commission England 2018 website here.

The public have until 11 December to give feedback on the proposals.

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