45,000 people in our region use foodbanks according to the Trussell Trust charity, which runs food donation programmes across the south west. The situation is being debated in the House of Commons today, 18 December.
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Earlier this evening we had more clear spells appearing and they prompted a fall in temperatures.
Cold particularly in Dorset and Somerset. Close to freezing.
Colin Durston was due an operation for a permanent replacement before Christmas but the winter crisis has left him unsure about the future.