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More people seek help for debt problems

The charity found that people in the region were £15 short each month after covering household bills Credit: PA

The debt charity, Step Change, has reported a rise in enquiries from people in the South West who have got into financial trouble.

In the first nine months of 2013 almost 9,000 people contacted the charity's helpline for assistance with debt. That was more than for the whole of 2012.