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Good evening. news where you are.


Business leaders have called for the south west to get a bigger


A rise in fares that will be introduced shortly will hit


all parts of the country equally, and the rail industry says billions


of pounds is being spent on improving the network.


But campaigners say that's unfair, given that less rail


Our business correspondent Neil Gallacher reports.


Rail fares will go up by an average of 2.3% from January 2nd.


That rise is being applied uniformly across the country.


On the face of it, that treats all regions equally.


Well, this is an inherently unfair system.


The price increase applies right across the country,


regardless of how much the cost is going back into the network.


The reality is we get about a tenth of the spend that the rest


And that is the reason why we have got such a fragile rail network.


The vulnerability of the rail link into Devon and Cornwall was keenly


felt at the start of December because of flooding at Cowley Bridge


outside Exeter, lending urgency to calls for more spending here.


But the picture is not all bad, according to the joint rail campaign


That is real investment in the south-west.


Every part of the country wants money.


We have just got to shout very, very loudly and make sure we are heard,


so that the investment comes to the south-west.


We really feel we are the forgotten south-west and that's why


we are saying to government, don't forget about us, we need


Record amounts are being spent upgrading Britain's railway


Some of that spending undeniably has knock-on


benefits back down the line, but it will soon be three years


since the collapse of the main route at Dawlish reminded everyone how


this region does not enjoy the sort of robust rail links that many other


parts of the country take for granted.


A roundup of some of the other stories


Police are warning that dangerous drugs which were stolen from three


vets practices in Cornwall in the last week could prove


The drugs including ketamine and apomorphine were taken


from practices in Treleigh, Redruth and Truro.


The family of a Devon man murdered in Tamerton Foliot on New Year's Day


in 2015 say there are unanswered questions about how the probation


service dealt with his killer in the weeks before the crime.


It's emerged that Donald Pemberton - one of the two men who stabbed


Tanis Bhandari to death - was out on licence from prison


when he was seen wielding meat cleavers two weeks


The Community Rehabilitation Company involved said his behaviour


The public are being asked to have their say about plans


for the reform of the NHS and social care system in Cornwall


The five-year plan could include the loss of hospital beds in favour


of more care at home with possible hospital closures and job losses.


A series of public meetings will be held throughout January.


National parks like Dartmoor are losing millions of pounds


in Government funding, according to figures


The Campaign for National Parks said staff working on Dartmoor had


The Government had promised to protect funding, but figures show


parks will be receiving much less by 2020 than a decade earlier.


It's a common complaint that there's not enough for young teenagers


Well, now in Dawlish, they have a youth club


Local church groups have got together to provide an inflatable


pop-up dome where young people can go on a Friday night.


At first glance, this doesn't look like a youth club but at some air


and hey presto. This is being run by church groups in Dawlish. It has


suffered from anti-social behaviour like drink and drugs.


We've been doing youth work in the towns for many


years and the youth clubs just weren't working.


We looked at something that was mobile, something that


And we just happened to stumble across a pop-up dome.


And we looked into other options like buses and they just


If you are a sporty person, there is a lot to do. But there isn't a lot


of things like this. I guess it is just somewhere for them to go that


is not out on this treats mixing with random people. It is a bit


safer. It is warm. Outside, it is cold. There are activities. Although


this is operated by church groups, it is not here to preach or convert.


It is currently running on Friday night and in the summer they hope to


find outdoor activities, too. Tonight sees the start


of a new television drama series, Delicious, which stars Dawn French,


was filmed at a number of locations Spotlight's John Danks has been


taking a look at it. Nothing. That is what changed.


Nothing. There were no signs. Nothing was to front. One day he was


my husband and the next day, he belonged to you. This new show is


billed as a story of love, lies and betrayal. Another seems worth filmed


here at this castle over the summer. It is really exciting to feet chair.


The tame and Valley has been overlooked but hopefully this will


be a chance for us to put our mark on the map, so to speak. It will be


interesting to see what happens. Portended was also used as a


location for the drama. Some risk destinations linked to the BBC's


Poldark series saw an increase of tourism. There is hope this will


happen here, too. It's time to check out the weather


now as the year draws to a close. Thank you. Generally, staying rather


cloudy at try as we entered the year. There is a band of rain


pushing through in the early hours of New Year's Day. High-pressure


builds. It will get to try and brighter and a lot colder. Still the


risk of a few full patches further east. A fair amount of cloud around


overnight. That will hold temperatures up a bit. Particularly


for western areas. Rather cloudy start to the day tomorrow. A few


brighter breaks up hospital anywhere but equally they are to be like rain


on drizzle on western facing slopes. Mild tomorrow, 10 Celsius, staying


dry into the evening but the rain comes through first on New Year's


Day. Behind it, a few showers. Generally brighter but cooler.


Thank you. We will be back with the late news at 10:50pm tonight. In the


meantime, have a good evening. Good evening, fog has been a problem


in recent days, slow changes over the next 48 hours or so as this


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