The first West Country at Westminster since the election.
Ian Axton talks to Conservative MP for North Somerset and former Defence Secretary Liam Fox, Labour MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw, former Lib Dem MP for Wells Tessa Munt and UKIP parliamentary candidate for the Forest of Dean and UKIP party director Steve Stanbury.
A rescue boat which was a lifeline for stranded villagers during last year's floods in Somerset is being given a new home this morning.
It was bought after the village of Muchelney was cut off by the water, but now the road has been raised to prevent it being flooded again. The villagers have decided to loan it permanently to Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) Search & Rescue in Burnham-on-Sea, which was first on the scene during the crisis.
The Chief Fire Officer of Devon and Somerset has been awarded a 6% pay rise - meaning he'll get a larger salary than the Prime Minister.
The Fire Authority voted in favour of the recommendation for Lee Howell's salary this morning, giving him a pay rise of £9,000.
Front line officers have been told their pay rise will be capped at 1%.
We asked your views on how you feel about taking children out of school for family holidays. Do the tougher rules make you less likely to do it?
Dozens of you got back to us, here are just a selection.
I have taken mine out and will continue to do so - I would rather pay the fine as it's a lot cheaper. They are only young once and it has done my children no harm
As school support staff I have to take my holidays in school holidays. There are deals to be had if you look for them.
What about those of us in the West Country, how are we supposed to take our holidays during the school breaks when most of us work in the tourism industry?
@itvwestcountry never took my child out of school in term time and wouldn't but c why some would, some can't afford 4 x the cost out of term
@itvwestcountry 1 week holiday any time of the year wouldn't harm anyone, it's only 5 schooling days, it would stop a lot of false sickies.
I think that if the children have good attendance then there shouldn't be a problem.
Book a year ahead and that way you have 12 months to pay for a holiday without taking the kids out of school.
If it's the only way they can afford a holiday then they should be able to, a holiday can be very educational even just 'rockpooling' or seegng tourist attractions.