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Survey says house prices have gone up in region

House prices gone up Credit: Press Association

A new survey says house prices in the South West have gone up by more than 6 per cent in the last year.

That's according to the latest data from one estate agent.

According to Rightmove, in June 2013, the average cost of a house was just under £270,000. That's now risen to around £285,000-an increase of roughly £15,000.

Many people in region aren't aware of bowel cancer symptoms

Many people in region aren't aware of bowel cancer symptoms Credit: PA

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.

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South West fisherman to receive extra funding

South West fisherman to receive extra funding from Europe Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

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.

The South West commemorates D-Day today

Troops disembark from a landing craft during the D-Day invasion of France Credit: War/Topham Picturepoint

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

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