Being named European Capital of Culture can reap big rewards but bidding for it isn't cheap. Bristol said no but Truro is all for itRead the full story ›
Crowds braved freezing weather in Ilfracombe this afternoon to see a variety show in support of the town's Landmark Theatre. Performers from around North Devon staged the free event following the Landmark's sudden closure last month.
The Queens Theatre in Barnstaple also closed when the trust that owns them went bust, leaving actors and ticket holders out of pocket. It's hoped both theatres could re-open under new management. More details here.
Citizens Advice Exeter, is expressing its concern as mortgage cases listed at Exeter County Court rose by 20%.Read the full story ›
Bath could become the first city in the country to charge overnight visitors a 'tourist tax' on top of their hotel or B & B bill.Read the full story ›
The MoD has signed a £271m deal with Leonardo to support Wildcat Helicopters. Most of the 500 jobs will be in Yeovil and at RNAS YeoviltonRead the full story ›
The club's main stand is in need of a major upgrade and now it's going to get one.Read the full story ›
Taunton is among 14 areas across the country to get government backing for plans to build thousands of new homes set in so-called garden villages. Today ministers announced that Taunton Deane Borough Council would be given £350,000 to cover planning costs towards building new homes on sites already earmarked for development.
Plans are already in the pipeline to build houses at Monkton Heathfield, Comeytrowe, Trull and Staplegrove. The garden village scheme would link green space to housing estates and work areas through country parks, community woodland and recreation areas.
“Taunton already benefits from many of the characteristics of a Garden Town – we want to strike that balance between retaining our character and wonderful environment to our growth aspirations that will make our county town more prosperous in future."
The garden village scheme announced by the government will also take in developments already planned at West Carclaze in Cornwall and at Culm in mid Devon.
Thousands of shoppers descended on Bristol's Cabot Circus shopping centre for the traditional Boxing Day sales.
The biggest queues were reported outside Next, with bargain hunters arriving as early as 4am, drawn by discount of up to 50 per cent. Other stores that saw early queues were JD Sports and House of Fraser.
"Boxing Day is always one of our busiest days of the year and we were delighted to welcome thousands of shoppers hoping to bag a bargain on the official start of the post-Christmas sales with queues from 4am."
European Professional Club Rugby receive an application from billionaire Mohed Altrad to purchase a majority stake in Gloucester Rugby.Read the full story ›
Police, businesses and experts are holding a cyber crime conference today. Only 1 in ten crimes are reported to police.Read the full story ›