A Bristol Conservative MP has told Parliament she is "unspeakably sorry" for failing to follow rules on declaring financial interests.
BANES has refused funding saying it's not a money issue but because of anti social behaviour.
West Country bishops have urged the Government to tackle the UK's 'hunger crisis', saying it has a 'moral imperative' to act.
A Bristol MP could face an investigation over her failure to declare cash donations to her local party.
Charlotte Leslie the Conservative member for Bristol North West apologised to the House of Commons earlier this month for failing to comply with the rules. But now a letter of complaint has been made to the Westminster Standards Watchdog.
Ms Leslie asked questions about the proposed Severn barrage but failed to mention that her local party had received £17,000 from the boss of the Bristol Port Company, which opposes it.
Plans to build more than 30,000 homes have been approved by Gloucester city councillors this evening.
The cross-council proposals, called the 'Joint Core Strategy' (JCS) have already been approved by Tewkesbury Council, and now also need the backing of Cheltenham, which votes tomorrow night. If all three councils vote in favour, the plans will be put out for public consultation.
The JCS is controversial, with protest groups questioning the need for so many new houses in Gloucestershire.
The family of Catherine Wells-Burr will present a petition to 10 Downing Street today.
Two Polish nationals convicted of Catherine's murder have applied to serve their sentences in Poland where they could serve a shorter term.
Jayne and Philip Wells-Burr are calling on the Ministry of Justice to reject their appeal. The family will be accompanied by their local MP David Laws.
The body of Tony Benn is due to rest in a chapel below Parliament tonight, so that MPs can pay their respects, ahead of tomorrow's funeral.
The former Bristol MP and campaigner is only the second politician to be afforded the honour, after Margaret Thatcher.
Nick Clegg will be in Somerset later today. The Deputy Prime Minister will open the new Mulberry Bag factory in Bridgwater. Hundreds of jobs have been created after the company received funding through the Government's Regional Growth Fund.
Sedge Moor and Pete Budd, from Somerset country band The Wurzels, have welcomed the Chancellor's budget announcement that cider duty will be frozen.
Campaigners fighting to keep public toilets open at Peasedown St John near Bath have lost their battle for funding.
£20,000 was needed for a full refurbishment - but the council has refused saying it's not a money issue but because of antisocial behaviour.
Katie Rowlett reports: