Natalie Jones has lived in Tetbury all of her life but says the cost of renting on an average wage can be hard.
The married mother-of-two has responded to new analysis by BBC Points West which shows some people in the Cotswolds are spending more than 46% of their earnings on rent.
People in the Cotswolds are now paying almost half their wages on rent.
New analysis by BBC Points West compared average rents with average earnings.
The cost of renting in the West has risen by more than 40% in some places, according to figures analysed by BBC Points West.
It's particularly tough in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, where the town's popularity with people moving from London has driven rents up to record levels.
Yesterday we reported how people in the Cotswolds are now spending nearly half of their wages on rent.
But for some that simply isn't an option so one way of tackling the problem is to redevelop disused properties.
They'll subsidise the number 10 service between Porlock and Minehead in Somerset with an injection of more than £13,000.
It comes as a new report shows the scale of cuts to rural buses , with over £9.6m in funding slashed since 2010 in the West of England.
Thieves are "resorting to fishing through cat flaps" to steal car keys and digital fobs, police have said.
They said domestic burglaries - including car key thefts - had risen by 36% across Avon and Somerset in the past two years, with high-value cars on driveways being the main target.
Bath may be famous for its Georgian architecture and Roman remains. But for residents, the city is better-known for its congestion and pollution.
Air quality there regularly exceeds safe limits set by the World Health Organization and sometimes even DEFRA’s less stringent benchmark.
Inside Out West is asking two Bath inhabitants to monitor their own air quality as they go about their everyday lives.
Patients fit for discharge who block hospital beds for more than a month are to be assigned a worker to deal with their case, a draft report reveals.
It comes after a dementia patient spent five months at Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) despite being fit to leave.
Iris Sibley, 89, had to stay because a community healthcare provider failed to find her a place in a nursing home.
The Royal British Legion are claiming that forces veterans are twice as likely to be out of work as civilians.
Research found that 11% of ex-service men and women are out of work, compared with the 6% national average. And among 18-24 year old veterans, the unemployment rate is 26%.
Across Britain millions of people are joining gyms, giving up alcohol or going on diets in a New Year health drive.
Eighteen months ago, Becky Murray's GP told her she had developed type 2 diabetes.
Across Britain millions of people are joining gyms, giving up alcohol or going on diets in a New Year health drive. But one city is trying to cut sugar on a massive scale. Bristol has joined a campaign led by TV Chef Jamie Oliver to reduce sugar consumption, the first large city in the UK to do so. Could it work?