There are calls for the Government to do more to help motorists by reducing its share of the cost of a litre of petrol.
The Taxpayers' Alliance say independent retailers in the South West are being unfairly blamed for prices when, in fact, many are struggling to survive.
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Hundreds of police jobs are at risk in the region as Dorset and Devon and Cornwall forces agree to pool resources.
Ofsted unveiled a damning report today which uncovered "serious and widespread failures" when it comes to looking after vulnerable children.
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