More than 170 people will be left jobless over Christmas with the closure of a Somerset town's biggest employer.
Staff at Wansbrough paper mill in Watchet will clock off for the last time this afternoon. It marks the end of a manufacturing tradition dating back more than 250 years.
The plant owners, DS Smith, have blamed the loss of a major contract and the need for huge investment to bring the mill up-to-date.
It is thought more than 1 in 20 adults here in the West will be alone on Christmas Day but there is help available.Read the full story ›
The Trade Union Centre is urging people to spare a thought for those having to work on Christmas.
It has revealed 88,000 people in the South West would not have the day off. It's an increase of 4,000 over the last three years.
Medical staff and care workers make up a large share of those working.
Christmas Day is a special day that millions of us spend with our nearest and dearest. So we should all spare a thought for the people who will be hard at work while we're opening our presents, tucking into the turkey and relaxing with our families. Many on duty on Christmas Day will be on low pay, especially in sectors like hospitality and social care.
Clearly Santa leaves no stone unturned in his quest to reach all the children of the world this Christmas.
Here he is taking the plunge at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. He and his elves took a dive in the Eddystone Reef tank - along with more than 70 species of fish.
Wonder how many of them were on the naughty or nice list...
Our weather guru Bob Crampton has been getting into the festive Text Santa spirit by donning a different winter woolly every night this week - have you ever seen such a splendid array?
Families driving home for Christmas this weekend are being advised to start their journeys early.Read the full story ›
It's that time of year again, when the nation divides over one very controversial little vegetable.
Here at ITV West Country, we'd love to know what you think about the humble brussels sprout. Will it make it on to your table this Christmas?
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TV presenter Noel Edmonds has surprised a mum in Bristol with a huge pile of Christmas presents as part of a festive giveaway.Read the full story ›
Once you get your beloved tree home, you've of course got to decorate it - here's Kylie's effort.
What do you think?
And, once you've bought the perfect tree, Kylie made sure to ask for the top five tips on ensuring it looks as good as when you chose it.