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.
Plans for more than 700 homes on the edge of Yeovil are attracting opposition.
The site near Mudford is included in the district council's draft development plan for the next fourteen years.
Villagers fear building the houses near Mudford will cause traffic problems and lead to flooding. A planning application is being processed and will be decided next year.
I just can't believe that they couldn't have found a better site to develop than this. It doesn't have the infrastructure. We've had thousands and thousands of homes thrust upon us over the last few years and you can't keep growing and growing on one side of the town.
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.
The technical problem that brought down the 101 non-emergency police number has now been resolved, Devon & Cornwall Police have tweeted.
The #101 non-emergency number is now back up and running in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. Thank you for your patience this morning.