Unemployment in the South West has fallen by 10,000 in the last three months. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the current unemployment rate is 5.5%
It comes at the same time 300 jobs losses have been announced by Flybe, a 100 of which will go in Exeter. The company is trying to save £35 million as passenger revenues fall and fuel prices increase.
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It will be mild and cloudy today with patchy rain. Light rain will continue into tomorrow, turning heavier in the afternoon.
Bob Crampton has the Thursday weather.
Bob Crampton has the latest weather forecast.