Seven men have been sentenced to more than 40 years after being convicted of child sexual exploitation. It follows a lengthy investigation in Bristol by Avon & Somerset Police in which a total of 13 men were convicted in two trials.
Bristol Children's Hospital officially reopens its Paediatric Emergency Department today.
It's after £350,000 worth of development work to redesign and refurbish the facility. Staff, patients and visiting relatives will mark the event with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony later.
The government will confirm today that it will spend more than £2 billion on improving the region's roads. As well as building a new tunnel at Stonehenge, and upgrading the A303 - it's expected an announcement will confirm the widening of a link road between the busy tourist route and the M5.
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided there is insufficient evidence to charge a 45-year-old Bath man in relation to the death of Melanie Hall.
He was arrested on 19 November 2013 on suspicion of murder and had been bailed until 1 Dec 2014 pending a CPS charging decision.
25 year-old Melanie Hall from Bradford-on-Avon went missing in 1996, after a night out in Bath. Her body was discovered underneath Junction 14 of the M5 in 2009. No one has ever been charged with her murder.
There have been chaotic scenes across the region today as shoppers tried to snap up bargains on what retailers have called 'Black Friday'.
Police were called to some stores in Bristol and Wiltshire as customers fought over discounted TVs and other goods. Here is Tim Walsh's full report, featuring exclusive footage:
A gross misconduct hearing for the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset could be held in public.
Nick Gargan is accused of making inappropriate advances to female colleagues, and disclosing confidential information.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission can hold hearings in public if it decides there are exceptional circumstances. It is holding a consultation on the issue which will run until Wednesday 10 December.
Christmas jumpers - in varying degrees of tastelessness - have become fashionable festive wear but a charity based near Bath has come up with what it believes is the first to be worn by a cow.
Gloria, the mascot of Send a Cow, has had a jersey knitted for her (with natty Velcro straps) to highlight the charity's alternative gift catalogue. People are invited to come up with presents that can change the lives of families in Africa.
A local cow would set you - or your group - back £205 and would provide a farming family with milk and manure to keep their land fertile.
For more information go to the charity's website
Mohamed Jumale, Omar Jumale, Said Zakaria, Mohamed Dahir, Abdirashid Abdulahi, Jusef Abdirizak, Sakariah Sheikh
Seven men have been sentenced at Bristol Crown Court to a total of just over 40 years for child sexual exploitation offences. The men were convicted as a result of Operation Brooke, a lengthy investigation by Avon and Somerset Police into the grooming and sexual exploitation of under-age girls in Bristol.
- Mohamed Jumale has been sentenced to 10 years
- Omar Jumale has been sentenced to 2 years
- Mohamed Dahir has been sentenced to 2 years
- Said Zakaria has been sentenced to 11 years
- Jusef Abdirizak has been sentenced to 7.5 years
- Abdirashid Abdulah has been sentenced to 4 years
- Sakariah Sheikh has been sentenced to 4 years