Thousands of people in the South West are scared to ask private landlords for repairs, in case they get evicted.
The housing charity Shelter says 1 in 12 people keep quiet about problems. Three per cent of tenants in the South West also said they had been evicted for complaining to landlords.
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Statistics show month of March to be sunnier than average despite a very windy and wintry period of weather in last 24 hours.
Strong winds have been wreaking havoc across our region, affecting roads, trains and ferries and disrupting journeys to work.
As we leave winter behind and re-discover daffodils and longer days, we showcase your shots of West Country spring.