Bristol city centre was closed off this morning to allow ten thousand people to run the 27th Bristol half marathonRead the full story ›
A Bristol charity which supports people with drug and alcohol problems has begun a crowdfunding project to save itself, after losing council funding.
Hawkspring which is based in Avon says demand for its services is higher than it's ever been.
They are hoping to raise £15,000 of the £50,000 it needs online through the website fundsurfer.com.
For more information on the charity head to http://www.hawkspring.org.uk/.
Badgers will continue to be vaccinated against TB in Dorset, after volunteers were given a grant by a wildlife charity to carry on.
The Dorset Badger Vaccination Project offers a free service to farmers and landowners. Last year they vaccinated more than 80 badgers across the county. The volunteers say they would not be able to continue their work after 2015 without the money from the International Fund For Animal Welfare.
The IFAW is "strongly opposed" to the government's badger cull, and sees vaccination as a humane alternative.
The volunteers say a growing number of farmers are approaching them about their services.
The British Red Cross in Bristol is saying goodbye to the international warehouse and its staff after 12 years.
The international emergency response unit warehouse is moving to bigger premises in Northamptonshire.
The move will free up space for locally-based Red Cross services, including a larger suite of first aid training rooms.
The Red Cross’s other health and social care and emergency response services remain unaffected.
- 30,000 dance partners along the way
- 3 million dance steps by Ben alone
- 900 miles
- £40,000 raised for charity
- First ever John O'Groats-Lands End dance
35 year-old teacher Ben Hammond finally arrived in Lands End on Saturday 27 July after dancing from John O'Groats.
It’s just brilliant to have finally made it to Land’s End. It’s been a long road getting to this point but with the support of so many volunteers, dancers and donors it’s great that my 3 million dance steps across Britain have helped to raise the £40,000 target I set out to achieve for four important charities. Hopefully this money can go some way to help those in Burma who haven’t had the freedoms that many in the UK have, and the successful completion of the challenge can show what ordinary people can achieve when they set their mind (and feet) to it.
A teacher will finally finish dancing from John O'Groats to Land's End on Saturday.
Ben Hammond took on the rather bizarre challenge to raise awareness of human rights issues in Burma.
It's been quite an adventure for the energetic dancer, and one that very nearly cost him his life, as our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has been finding out:
A charity fundraiser who has been dancing the length of Britain is in Cornwall and nearing the end of his challenge.
Ben Hammond started his 1,400 mile mission last year to raise awareness of human rights issues in Burma. It's hoped the man in a tutu will arrive at his destination at Land's End tomorrow - this shot of the team was taken in the shadow of St Michael's Mount this morning.
Gary Barlow is being joined by celebrity friends today as he heads off on a charity drive from Land's End to John O'Groats.Read the full story ›