The West Country Debate October: Coronavirus, schools and agriculture

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This week the West Country's public health bosses warned we are at a crucial point in our Coronavirus fight and that we are heading into a head wind. 

There is a significant variation in rates across the region with Cornwall's weekly infection rate at 26.4 per 100,000 compared to Bristol where the figure is 211.7 per 100,000.

It is the end of the first half term back for schools after lockdown.

GCSEs have been pushed back by three weeks, but education has been very different for young people preparing for exams.

Labour MP Karin Smyth says more needs to be done to help students:

There has also been a great deal of discussion around the UK's agricultural standards and laws protecting food quality.

Conservative MP Chris Loder says food standards will be protected by existing laws:

You can catch up on last month's edition of the West Country debate here.