A hedgehog with no prickles has won the hearts of staff at a sanctuary in Somerset. "Pumpkin" was poorly when he was brought in and then lost his spines. Our correspondent David Woodland tried to make friends with him - but failed rather miserably!
He may not have any prickles, but Pumpkin the hedgehog proved he was anything but spineless when he met our reporter today:
Our presenter Ian Axton has helped promote a new campaign to get people to test their fire alarms this weekend.
Avon Fire and Rescue asked Ian to tweet a picture of himself testing his fire alarm - he was happy to oblige:
Forty 5ft hare statues are to be auctioned today to raise money for the Gloucester Wildlife Trust. They've been on display around Cirencester since March. Ken Goodwin was there at the project's inception:
As the Cirencester Hare Festival finally hops out of town, people are getting the chance to buy a piece of it for posterity.
Forty 5ft fantasy hare statues were dotted on display around Cirencester over the spring and summer. Decorated by local artists, celebrities and school children, the statues are made of fibre glass and were individually sponsored by local businesses and community groups.
Now the statues are to be auctioned to help raise money for the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. You can take a last look at the hoard of hares at Bingham Hall from 16:00pm, before the auction starts at 19:00.
The idea to create the giant human poppy came from staff at GCHQ. It took 1,400 GCHQ and military staff, 1,300 red ponchos and just over an hour to create it.
It's the first time the organisation has ever held such an event. The idea coming from a request to help launch the poppy appeal by the Royal British Legion in Gloucestershire. Ian Corbitt from the Royal British Legion tells us more:
A 17 year old has been arrested in Cotham after a shopkeeper was racially abused in Cotham.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident Tuesday night in which a teenager repeatedly threatened a man in Tucks Newsagents on Cotham Road South.
Police say they'd like to speak to a number of people who entered the shop at the time.
The 17 year old has been released on bail.
This morning will see heavy bursts of rain across the region, particularly during rush hour.
A drier and brighter afternoon will follow, although there will be some scattered showers.
Highs of 16C.
It's one of the most secretive organisations in the world but GCHQ in Cheltenham opened its doors to help launch the poppy appeal. 1,400 members of staff formed a giant human poppy in the courtyard of the famous listening post. It came after a request for help from the Royal British Legion in Gloucestershire.
A hedgehog with no prickles has won the hearts of staff at a sanctuary in Cheddar. 'Pumpkin' as he's affectionately known was poorly when he was brought in and then lost his spines. He'll have to spend winter in a heated room but it's hoped his spikes will eventually grow back.