The West Country is to get its first surfing centre - not on the coast, but inland. Planners have today approved a £6m scheme for an artificial lake, complete with wave machine, on farmland near Bristol.
Its supporters argue it will provide more reliable surfing conditions than the sea itself, as Bob Constantine reports.
The M4 has been closed Eastbound between junctions 21 and 20 near Almondsbury on the outskirts of Bristol. Police say this section of the motorway is likely to be closed for the rest of the morning. Motorists are being advised to find an alternative route.