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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Thousands of students have taken to the streets of towns and cities across the West Country to call for action on climate change.
Despite being officially banned in 2010 due to safety concerns, volunteers have kept the tradition going
As far as Bank Holiday weekends go, this one is looking a bit mixed, however it isn't going to be a West Country washout.