A Labour MP has implied that neither the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, nor communities secretary Eric Pickles, would be able to get an NHS operation in Devon because of their lifestyles.
Ben Bradshaw was referring to the policy of the main commissioning group in the county to cut back on operations for smokers or people deemed to be obese.
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been discussing proposals to improve the A303 to the West country at a meeting with business leaders and councillors in Somerset.
He gave strong hints that money for the scheme would be announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement next month.
I am absolutely determined that we should finally fix this. We haven't crossed the T's and dotted the I's yet on the announcement that will be made in the Autumn Statement in early December but, how can I put it, if there isn't an announcement to improve the A303 in the Autumn Statement, I'll come down here and start tarmacking it myself!
The Deputy Prime Minister has visited a private cookery school in Taunton where he's banging the drum for free school meals for under sevens.
Nick Clegg was at Cookability which specialises in teaching cookery skills to young people.
The Deputy Prime Minister will be in Cornwall today to announce details of a £200 million investment scheme in the South West.
The money from the Growth Deals initiative will spent by local enterprise projects on schemes as wide as investment in training at the new Hinkley Point power station in Somerset and improvements to the A38.
The Deputy Prime Minister will be in Cornwall today to announce details of a two hundred million pound investment scheme in the south west.
It's believed the money from the Growth Deals initiative will spent by local enterprise projects on schemes as diverse as further investment at the new Hinkley Point power station in Somerset and improvements to the A38.
The wife of a Liberal Democrat MP for the South West has signed a petition calling on party leader Nick Clegg to resign.
Alison Sanders is the wife of Adrian Sanders, the Lib Dem MP for Torbay, who has himself been critical of the leadership after last week's poor showing in the council and European elections.
Mr Sanders says his wife is "entitled to her view", although Mr Clegg is still insisting he won't go.
Political correspondent Bob Constantine reports.
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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he's confident he will remain leader of the Liberal Democrats after the next general election.
He was speaking during his visit to Penwith College in Penzance. Asked about his own future - and to predict his own role in politics following the 2015 election - the party leader said:
I will be MP for Sheffield Hallam and leader of the Liberal Democrats.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is visiting Penzance today. He will meet students and apprentices at Penwith College as well as promoting the Government's Youth Contract.
It is a billion-pound scheme designed to help young people get jobs. It offers 18 - 24 year-olds different types of support, including work placements and apprenticeships.