The Christmas lights in Shaftesbury will be turned on by a local celebrity tonight. Carl Barlow played the baker's boy who pushed his bike up Gold Hill in the iconic Hovis advert 40 years ago. For the first time ever, the hill will be lit up as part of the celebrations.
It's not often young artists get the chance to have their work seen by millions of people, let alone get Royal approval from The Queen AND win £1,000.
But that's what two school children from our region will receive if they win the competition to design this year's Christmas stamps.
As the festive season draws to a close, we're being asked to 'treecycle' when we get rid of our Christmas trees. Somerset Waste Partnership says they can be composted, chipped or shredded instead of sending them to landfill where it will produce greenhouse gases.
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Theatres across the west are putting on pantomimes and Bath is showing Snow White for only the second time in its historyRead the full story ›
ITV1 is hosting its charity programme Text Santa tonight. It supports national charities which help people in the West Country region.Read the full story ›
All this week schoolchildren from around the region have been getting us in the Christmas spirit by singing carols.
Tonight we're in Bath and the children of Oldfield Park Junior School are singing 'The Holly and the Mistletoe':
The countdown is on to Text Santa, our big, star-studded charity fundraiser, on ITV1 tomorrow night.
It aims to raise money for six chosen charities, including Anthony Nolan that helps people with blood cancer.
One of those it helps is 9 year old Issy Miller from Dorset. She will spend this Christmas in hospital, isolated from the rest of the world, after under-going a life-saving bone marrow transplant.
She was diagnosed with Leukaemia in September but working with Anthony Nolan, Bristol Children's Hospital quickly found a donor match to go ahead with the procedure.
Richard Payne has followed Issy's story before and after the transplant:
Bristol Airport has seen the start of its busiest time of the year. 8 flights left in the space of just 20 minutes this morning, with travellers heading to destinations such as Malta, Palma and Sharm el Sheik.
56,000 people will leave from the airport over the next few days - an average of 120 flights and 14,500 passengers every day.
As Tanya Mercer reports, there are those coming back home to the south west for Christmas too:
Bristol Airport are advising passengers to be aware of security regulations before they travel. This includes leaving Christmas presents unwrapped.