Families pay tributes to 3 year old and 2 teenagers who died in Honiton house fire

The families of the 3 year old boy and two teenagers who died tragically following a house fire in Honiton, have paid tributes to the three.

Police have confirmed the identities of the three young people as Harvey Bennellick, aged 3, Rosie Bennellick, 17 and Andy Gunn, 18, from Bishopsteignton who was Rosie’s boyfriend.

The family of Andrew Gunn paid the following tribute:...

TUC attacks tax credit cuts in the South West

Families will be more than £3,000 a year worse off by 2015 as a result of tax credit cuts, says the South West TUC.

With many tax credit changes that could leave families thousands of pounds out of pocket taking effect from today, the South West TUC has updated its tax credit calculator to help parents find out how they will be affected by the government’s recent changes.


Plans to speed up adoption set out by councils

Children in care would be found a home with adoptive parents more quickly under new plans to reform the adoption system.

In a joint submission to Government, councillors, chief executives and directors of children's services have set out proposals to significantly increase the number of adopters recruited and speed up the process of finding new homes for children in care.