Almost five thousand pounds has been raised for a Somerset family whose home was destroyed by a fire this week.Read the full story ›
Armed police officers will be visible on the streets of Bath, Bristol Cheltenham and Gloucester in an effort to reassure the public in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.
Police have introduced the measure after the threat level of terrorism was raised to 'critical', meaning an attack could be imminent.
The officers will be engaging with communities and providing a visible presence on the streets.
In a statement the region's forces said:
This is not based on any change in intelligence or threat for the South West, but the decision has been taken instead to make firearms officers more deployable and visible to our communities. We think this is what the public would expect.
Our priority is to provide as much reassurance to communities as possible but we do recognise that some may feel anxious. The firearms officers will be engaging and communicating with people and we would actively encourage them to approach the officers and ask any questions they may have.
Wiltshire Police have also announced that armed officers will seen out and about, primarily in Swindon and Salisbury, but not limited to those areas. Officers stress that this not based on any intelligence or threats in those areas.
2017 marks 250 years since the first foundation stone was laid on the Royal Crescent in Bath, on the 19th May 1767.Read the full story ›
Paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service want to thank a passer-by who helped give CPR to a patient in BathRead the full story ›
The iconic Royal Crescent has been standing tall in Bath for 250 years this week and ITV West Country has been exploring its past.Read the full story ›
So-called 'guerrilla gardeners' are filling the cracks and craters in Bath's roads with flowers in a peaceful protest.Read the full story ›
Donal Hassett - a former Tory councillor from Bath - has been sentenced to 33 months after being convicted of conspiring to produce cannabisRead the full story ›
Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to trace in connection with a serious sexual assault in Bath.Read the full story ›
The Liberal Democrats have selected Wera Hobhouse as their general election candidate for Bath.
The selection was rushed through after Jay Risbridger, the party's original candidate stood down.
Bath is one of the Lib Dem's top target seats. It was previously a stronghold but is currently help by Conservative MP Ben Howlett.
Researchers at the university of Bath will today begin a three year project aimed at improving housing for people living in refugee campsRead the full story ›