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This winter's storms caused the greatest loss of trees in a generation in some places, the National Trust has said. Stourhead in Wiltshire suffered the loss of 400 trees including an oak which was 200-250 years old and was planted by the man who created the landscape garden.
Matthew Oates, a National Trust Nature and Wildlife Specialist says with more extreme weather likely in the future there is a need to plan what trees need to be planted where.
Matthew Oates said: ""People love and need trees, and the loss of specimen trees in gardens and parks, and of ancient beeches and oaks in the woods and wider countryside, hurts us all and damages much wildlife."
"Increased storminess, and increased extreme weather events generally, are likely to stress trees further, especially veteran trees. We will have to think carefully about where we establish trees and what species we plant."
New Government proposals that would allow agricultural buildings to be turned into houses without planning permission will exclude National Parks. Exmoor National Park say they were very concerned about the impact the proposals would have on the National Park landscapes.
Chairman of Exmoor National Park Authority Andrea Davis said:
"Whilst we do take a positive and proactive approach to sustainable development, balancing the protection of the landscape with the needs of local people and business, we were concerned that the proposals would have led to uncontrolled development affecting the beauty of this special place."
A month long consultation into Hinkley Point in Somerset has begun this morning by the European Commission. The EU is looking at whether the fixed price the government intends to pay the operator is allowed under European law.
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A woman from Bristol is planning to row 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Adventurer Elsa Hammond is taking on the challenge in dedication to inspirational women around the world. And we'll be talking to Elsa in the studio on ITV News West Country at 6 o'clock.
The Roman Baths is to be given more than £370,000 to put one of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever found on public display.
The money from the Heritage Lottery Fund will go towards conserving and displaying the 17 thousand silver coins. They were found on Beau Street in 2007 - just 150 metres from the Roman Baths.
A South Gloucestershire MP has been given a national road safety award by the charity Brake. MP for Kingswood, Chris Skidmore, campaigned in parliament to reform the law on dangerous driving after two of his constituents - Ross and Clare Simons - died after being hit by a banned driver.
Gloucestershire Police are appealing for help to find a missing Wiltshire man.
44-year-old Andrew Thomas from Box was last seen at his brother’s address on The Richmonds in Abbeydale on Sunday 2 March.
Officers are particularly keen to trace Andrew’s car, a grey Citroen C3, registration VN56PWF.
Police say they are concerned for his welfare and are asking anyone who may have seen him or his car to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting incident number 471 of 5 March.
Figures show the number of rough sleepers and homeless families in Bristol is rising. In our latest update from Fixers - the campaign that helps young people to help others - a Bristol teenager finds out what it's really like to be homeless.