The NSPCC say there's been a sharp rise in emotional neglect and abuse cases in the south west. There's been a 63 per cent increase in Plymouth and a staggering 157 per cent in Somerset. Some case are so serious they've had to refer them to the police and children's services.
A new report claims that many families in the south west are skipping meals because they can't afford food.
According to Save The Children, more than one in eight in the region have missed a meal - and one in ten were unable to buy new shoes for their children when they need them.
UKIP MEP William Dartmouth says his party is the only one tackling the real problems that matter to voters.
They came out on top in the South West, which mirrored the national trend. It means they'll have two MEPs at the European Parliament.
Results of the European election in the South West are revealed. UKIP won the most votes, while the Green Party won a first South West seatRead the full story ›
James Cracknell has missed the chance to become an MEP for the South West.
The former Olympic rower was the Conservatives third candidate in the region. The party won two seats in the South West, with UKIP holding two, and Labour and the Green Party both picking up a seat.
Sir Graham Watson has blamed the difficult period after the recession for the Lib Dem's poor showing at the European Elections.
He lost his seat, with UKIP holding two seats, and the Green Party gaining their first ever in the South West. It's the end of a 20 year spell as an MEP for the 58 year old.
The Liberal Democrats now have no seats in the South West at the European Parliament.
A number of beaches around the south west have been awarded Blue Flags. They include Carbis Bay and Dawlish WarrenRead the full story ›
BT have announced plans to recuit up to two hundred engineers across the south west. It's all part of the companies roll out of high speed broadband across the region and says it's hoping many of the roles could be filled by women and former service personnel
People in the South west are among the most likely in England to consider becoming a foster parent. That's according to a new poll by The Fostering Network. The charity says 26 percent of adults would contemplate becoming carers - two percent more than the UK average.
The survey also found that 75 per cent of residents in the South West's residents felt positive about foster carers and their role.
The rates of people diagnosed with skin cancer are now five times higher than 40 years ago, according to Cancer Research UK.
More than 13,000 people now develop the disease every year compared with around 1,800 in 1975.
They say the rise is partly down to an explosion in package holidays to Europe and the increasing popularity of the “must-have” tan often achieved only after damaging sunburn. The boom in sunbed use has also helped to fuel the increase in skin cancer.