Our weatherman Bob Crampton goes behind the scenes at the Bristol Hippodrome to see how they make it rain every night amid all the sunshine
Johnny Depp is heading for Britain's most inland port to shoot the latest Tim Burton film Through the Looking Glass.
Taunton's Pip Anderson is going to star in the next Star Wars movie. Locals say filming has started at Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has admitted to a likeness with "Wallace" from the popular "Wallace and Gromit" films, made by Bristol's Aardman Animations.
But he says politics rather than his image is what is important to him.
In a wide-ranging speech to the Royal Institute of British Architects he said:
– Ed Miliband MP, Labour leader
I am not from central casting. You can find people who are more square-jawed, more chiselled, look less like Wallace.
One of the region's best known festivals starts today. WOMAD is known for attracting artists from around the world to Charlton Park in Wiltshire. The three day event will see 106 artists perform from 42 countries.
Aardman's Shaun the Sheep has been voted the Nation's favourite children's TV character.
Animators at Patchway in South Gloucestershire are busy working on a new Shaun film. Laura Makin Isherwood has visited the studios and spoken to the director of the feature, Richard Starsak.
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Art lovers are flocking to a farm in Bruton in Somerset to view a range of highly prized artwork and installations. Durslade Farm has been transformed into Hauser & Wirth - one of the most successful galleries of contemporary art.
Bristol animation Shaun the Sheep has topped a poll of the nation's favourite children's TV cartoon characters.
Created by Aardman Animations, who also made Wallace and Gromit, Shaun beat Postman Pat and Sooty & Sweep in the Radio Times survey. They came second and third respectively.
A relatively unknown actor from Somerset has landed one of the lead roles in the new Star Wars film.
Today our reporter Bob Cruwys went back to Pip Anderson's old school in Taunton to find out if his star quality was a force to be reckoned with as a teenager: