What's been happening in the South West


SW NEWS - Extra Police Funding

South West police forces are set to receive an additional £58million in funding this year.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that policing will receive up to £15.8billion in 2021/22 – an increase of £636million on last year.

SW NEWS - Government Tackles Homelessness

Government pledges further £19.5million to tackle homelessness in South West

Separately, four councils in region receive £2.4million in substance misuse funding and three secure £1.5million via Protect Programme

SW NEWS - 11 Hospitals for the South West

Natalie Forrest appointed to lead plans to build 11 new hospitals in South West

The government’s commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, including 11 in the South West, has been boosted by the appointment of Natalie Forrest to oversee the construction programme.