The MP for Wells has quit her job as parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the Government on fracking.
Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt had said she intended to stay on, despite backing calls to suspend the controversial technique but a spokesperson for the Cabinet minister says her resignation has been accepted.
Tessa Munt has resigned from her position as parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to Vince Cable.
Both the Secretary of State for Business and the Deputy Prime Minister thank Tessa for the work she has done in government but understand her strength of feeling on this issue and have, therefore, accepted her resignation.
Greater flamingos have bred so well at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre the keepers have lost count.
Staff are now relying on photos and videos to conduct the annual flamingo count. The Gloucestershire-based centre is home to the largest flock in the country with 350 birds.
This years count is already underway and staff will double check the numbers over several days.
By using photos and video, we can count our birds accurately. We can also track individuals and learn about flamingo society behaviour. This is vital conservation work which can’t be done in the wild because looking at thousands of birds at once makes your eyes go fuzzy!
An ambitious year for Bristol began with an ambitious and stunning high wire crossing in the Cumberland Basin.
Crowds held their breath as Hollywood couple Jade and Karine lit up the night sky, officially launching the city's year as European green Capital.
Thousands turned out in Bristol last night to mark the start of the City's year as European Green Capital.
Bristol is the first UK city to be given the status and kicked things off with high wire stunt 100 feet above the ground.
Mayor George Ferguson even took a step away from his traditional red trousers to support the city's green ambitions:
The last minute touches are being put into place for a ceremony in Bristol tonight marking the city becoming the European Green Capital. The dress rehearsal took place last night including a high wire display almost 30 metres (100 ft) above the city.
Events are taking place across the city to celebrate Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
The Victoria Rooms in Clifton have been lit up bright green in honour of the title, as well as the Wills Memorial Building on Park Street.
Have a look:
Stunned Bristolians caught a glimpse of something very special today - a world-famous stuntman practised cycling across a 120-metre high wire 27 metres in the air - a rehearsal for tomorrow's Bristol Green Capital opening ceremony.
Jade Kindar-Martin agreed to wear a small camera for us as he performed his daring feat - here is what the world looks like from his point of view.
Tomorrow's dramatic encore. which is free to the public, will take place at 7pm tomorrow as part of the European Green Capital Opening Ceremony.
Some of the best vantage points include, Greville Smyth Park, Ashton Road and the Cumberland Basin, Hotwells.
A dramatic high-wire stunt which will open Bristol's years as European Green Capital has been rehearsed in the city's Cumberland Basin.Read the full story ›
World-famous tight wire artist Jade Kindar-Martin will cycle 120m between the Bond warehouses in Hotwells as part of Bristol's Green Capital celebrations this weekend. He'll be 27 metres above ground with a trapeze artist suspended below him.
Watch his astonishing 2012 feat of high-wire daring between two hotels in China.
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Bristol is marking the start of its year as European Green Capital with a daring high wire stunt across two buildings.
World-famous tight wire artist Jade Kindar-Martin will cycle 120m between the Bond warehouses in Hotwells. He'll be 27m above ground with a trapeze artist suspended below him.
The event is taking place on Saturday at 7pm.