The tourism industry in Somerset is still feeling the effects of the flooding in the
Weston's derelict Tropicana swimming pool could be converted into a temporary leisure facility .
Pupils from Malmesbury School in Wiltshire have spent a day at Selfridges in London. Not shopping but having some hands-on science lessons
Bristol Rovers has issued a writ with the High Court in London over a planned development for its ground with Sainsbury's.
The supermarket giant had planned to build a store on the site of the current ground in Horfield - helping to foot the 40 million pound bill for Rovers' new stadium development. But the club says the firm is "dragging its feet" over the scheme.
A man from Bristol has launched a project trying to encourage more businesses to use bikes to deliver goods instead of cars.
Sam Harris, 23, originally developed the idea to reduce the use of fossil fuels in the city.
Local businessman David Beet says he has now come to rely on pedal power.
The Government's top secret listening centre based in Cheltenham is taking a new and much more public approach to recruiting staff -- by endorsing university courses. Government minister Francis Maude announced this week GCHQ will be actively supporting six credited degrees in Cyber Security.
The move is a steer away from the traditional stereotype of gifted mathematicians getting a tap on the shoulder from in-the-know Oxbridge dons acting as recruiters for MI5 and MI6.
Nigel Smart, Professor of Cryptology at the University of Bristol has been appointed as Independent chair of the panel that assessed applications.
– Professor Nigel Smart
"I am delighted to have been appointed as Independent chair of the panel that assessed applications and am excited that GCHQ has introduced this rigorous standard for judging general Cyber Security Master's Degrees."
The six universities taking part are Edinburgh Napier University, Lancaster University, University of Oxford, Royal Holloway University of London, Cranfield University and University of Surrey.
There are 40 miles of stop-start queues on the M5 southbound, between junctions 14 (Thornbury) and 23 (Bridgwater North). Travel time between the two is 120 minutes. There are no accidents; congestion is due to the sheer volume of holiday traffic.
A Bristol firm has been presented with the Queen's Award for International Trade..
Creditcall began in the city in 1997 and now employs more than 60 staff.
The firm provides safe technology for people to make payments - whether using a smartphone, vending machine, parking meter, ticket machine or desktop PC.
Creditcall's promotional video gives an idea about what the firm does.
Salisbury Reds has announced additional bus services in the region - with news that Hatts Coaches has ceased trading. Following discussions with Wiltshire Council, the operator will run buses across the following routes from today
7 and 8A - Devizes Road/Quidhampton to the city centre 12 - Stratford Bridge, Devonshire Road and Wyndham Road to the city centre 14 - Milton Road, Harvard Heights and Harnham Hill to the city centre 44 - Salisbury, Odstock, Downton, Redlynch, Woodfalls 66 - Salisbury to Tidworth via Shipton Bellinger
Another service, the 29 from Shaftesbury to Salisbury - via the Chalke Valley villages - will be run by sister firm Damory Coaches.
The great summer getaway is underway with Bristol Airport expecting 90,000 people through its gates from today until Monday.
Here are two of them:
Hatts coaches has been in business in Wiltshire since 1928 until today, when it had to call in the receivers. The administrators say it simply ran out of cash.
Many of you will have memories of the company, which has provided school services, coach trips and holidays for many years.
You can post your thoughts on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
@itvwestcountry not affected per se, but without Hatts Coaches, I would never have made school. Lacock to Chippenham 1983-1990.
Customers of Wiltshire firm Hatts Travel, hit by the company going into administration, who paid by credit or debit card they should contact their card providers.
– Andrew Sheridan, Joint administrator
It is deeply regrettable and sad for all concerned that the majority of Hatts operations should have to stop trading. The businesses simply ran out of cash. We are acutely aware of the distress and hardship many holidaymakers and day trippers will be suffering right now particularly as so many of these are of an “older generation”. Our priority right now is to contact and provide dedicated helpline support for those members of the general public who have paid for holidays, day trips and other private hire with Hatts.
Those affected can contact the helpline on 0800 4704633