More than a 160,000 children across the west country are living in families with debt problems. New research out today shows more than 1 in 10 families in the region are failing to keep up with household bills and loan repayments. It also shows that a third of families have had to borrow money in the last year to pay for essentials for their children. There are calls today for the government to offer parents more support.
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Severe gales around the coast, and gales inland as well, as Storm Brian hits the South West. Expect some disruption.
Gale force winds and showers this afternoon and evening
A woman from Port Isaac has offered a cash reward for anyone with information after her cat was shot with an air rifle.