A new survey indicates an alarming amount of ignorance about bowel cancer in the region. The report from Bowel Cancer West says nine out of ten adults they spoke to weren't aware of symptoms of the disease and were embarrassed to go the doctor. But early diagnosis is crucial to survival.
The West Country's fishing industry is in line for an increase in funding from Europe - but the biggest rise will go to Scotland.
Fisheries minister (and Cornish MP) George Eustice has welcomed a deal in which Scottish fishermen and marine businesses will get a six per cent rise, against only one per cent for England. He says this is reflects the size of the industry and past take-up of the fund north of the border.
Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. And across the West Country a number of events are planned to commemorate the occasion. The South West recently played host to a visit from the Millin bagpipes for a D-Day relay
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.
The number of children arrested in the Avon and Somerset force area has fallen by 68 percent in the last five years.
According to figures obtained by the Howard League of Penal Reform, arrests fell from just above 9 thousand in 2008 to just under 3 thousand in 2013.
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.
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Claire Moody, who has reclaimed a European seat for the Labour Party has said it's because people are beginning to listen to Labour again.
The party doubled the vote it received at the last European Election. The new MEP also said that Labour are answering the questions that UKIP are raising.
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.