The Business Secretary Vince Cable is on a visit to Bristol in which he is calling in at some of the most cutting edge firms in the region.
His first stop was to open a £28 million extension to the National Composites Centre at the Bristol and Bath Science Park. It conducts research into materials that can be used in industries including aerospace, motorsport, marine and satellite.
Eagle-eyed cameraman Matt Mulcrone spotted a shark-like fish in the background of a shot which interviewing a diver by the breakwater in Brixham.
He thought it was a dogfish. The diver, Ian Russell from Bristol, followed it and was able to pick it up. He identified it as a rare blue shark and told ITV News West Country he was thrilled as he had never seen anything like it in 12 years of diving off the South Devon coast.
He immediately returned it to the water and encouraged it to swim away.
Rugby League star Sam Burgess has made the switch to Rugby Union. He signed a three year contract with Bath but his start was delayed while he recovered after fracturing his cheekbone and eye socket in the NRL Grand Final.
Burgess, who's 25, was hurt six seconds into the match, his last league game before switching from League to Union, but played on to help South Sydney Rabbitohs win the title.
He was at the Rec this morning, wearing a Bath shirt and meeting the media for the first time.
Here's a brief clip of the moment Slammin' Sam posed for the cameras.
Any mist will soon clear this morning. Still some cloud around with patchy light rain but generally dry.
This afternoon the cloud will break up with some sunshine coming through. Fairly light winds with highs of 18C.
Children's parties are normally filled with fun, games and lots of sugar. The little ones leave with party bags and often hyped up, the parents leave - exhausted.
But given all the recent publicity about the dangers of refined sugar what if there were parties with none at all? Would it spoil the fun? We sent Ellie Barker to find out.
Black History Month has drawn to a close in Bristol with the sound of African drums. It was just one of at least 40 events that took place across the city through October, celebrating black history, culture and heritage.
It also saw a group of students being honoured for their work in the community helping to promote diversity, and speaking out about racism.
The new Wiltshire Air Ambulance is due to go into service in the New Year, heralding the end of a long association with the county's police force.
The two organisations have been sharing an emergency response helicopter since 1990. But new legislation means it now has to operate separately from the police. The new Bell 429 helicopter has rapid response capabilities and a top speed of 180 miles an hour.
The Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin is visiting Somerset today to see the road raising works at Muchelney. The village was completely cut off by flood water last winter. £20 million has now been spent to prevent flooding on the levels.
Vince Cable will be in the region today to announce £50 million worth of funding for companies in the South West.
The Business Secretary will visit Bristol and Gloucestershire to make a series of announcements in support of high-tech manufacturing - including officially opening a £28 million extension to the National Composites Centre in South Gloucestershire (Emerson's Green).