It's Day 16 of our West Country countdown to Christmas.
Struggling for the Christmas inspiration? Or just want something new to be the centrepiece of your festive fun next year? Well this piece from 1997 might help!
There are 500 extra staff at the Bristol Royal Mail sorting office today, was what's been pegged as the busiest day of the year for mail.Read the full story ›
It's Day 15 of our West Country countdown to Christmas. Today's video treat comes from 1985.
You might recognise one of our well known faces being put through Father Christmas training school run by a Swindon-based employment agency.
Engineers have attempted to put a new twist on a festive favourite - and reinvent the Christmas tree.Read the full story ›
It's Day 14 of our West Country countdown to Christmas. Today's video treat comes from 2012.
It's that time of year when thousands of primary school children dress up in all sorts of outfits to take part in their nativity plays. An exciting time for all those involved, including teachers, parents and of course the little stars themselves.
Four years ago we sent Claire Manning to Chaddlewood Primary School in Plympton to see their play. If you're still not in the festive mood yet, then this will definitely put a smile on your face.
More than a quarter of people in the West Country feel pressured into having the 'perfect Christmas' say mental health charity Mind.Read the full story ›
A 16 foot high Christmas tree of glass bottles isn't your usual decorative effort, and it has caused quite the stir in a Mendip village.Read the full story ›
Welcome to Christmas Countdown Day 13. Back in 2007, 800 prepared Christmas turkeys were auctioned off in Liskeard. We were there to witness it - and here's the result!
Police officers called out to move a fallen tree off an A road had some surprise assistance from a festive passer-by.
A man dressed as Rudolph the Reindeer was driving through the South Gloucestershire village - towing a trailer instead of the customary sleigh.
And he quickly showed he was willing to help more than Father Christmas...
‘Rudolph’ quickly offered to help PCs Steve Dexter and Cheryl Aucott, unhitching his trailer and towing the tree out of the road.
We were ‘deer-lighted’ when ‘Rudolph’ arrived to help us out. We were very grateful for his assistance in clearing the road and more than happy to pose for an ‘arresting’ photo in return!
The officers had time for a quick posed photo with the reindeer before he had to get back to work on Santa’s Christmas preparations.
Novelty pants are just a few of the things that could be blocking the sewers this Christmas - but the biggest culprit is more commonplace.Read the full story ›