7:31 am, Wed 01 May 2013
South West's bathing water to be tested
Tests to show how clean bathing waters are in the South West start today.
The Environment Agency will be taking samples and telling people where is safe to swim. Last year 98 per cent of beaches in our region reached current standards.
The Agency will be taking samples from today until the end of September.
10:38 pm, Wed 19 Dec 2012 Flooding Returns To South West
Three flood warnings issued for Somerset
There are three flood warnings in place in the region tonight. The first is for Salt Moor and North Moor, including East Lyng, Burrowbridge, West Yeo, Moorland and Fordgate.
There is also one for the A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge and Curry Moor and Hay Moor. More rain is expected overnight and people living in areas at risk are advised to take action.
8:49 am, Wed 17 Oct 2012 West Country Weather
Flood warnings in force in the west
The Environment Agency has issued five flood warnings affecting our region. If you are at risk of flooding you are advised to take the usual steps to protect yourself and your property.
Somerset coast at Portishead and Portbury Dock, seafront properties
Somerset coast at Clevedon, seafront properties
Somerset coast at Blue Anchor, seafront properties
Tidal River Avon at Pill and Shirehampton, Watch House Road and Station Road areas
Somerset coast at Porlock Weir
You can keep up with developments on the Environment Agency
9:36 pm, Fri 05 Oct 2012 West Country Weather
Flood warning on River Chew
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Chew from Chew Stoke to Keynsham near Bristol.
20 to 30mm of rain was forecast to fall between 6 pm tonight and 6 am tomorrow (Saturday), with up to 40mm possible in isolated areas.
Levels on the River Chew at Compton Dando are stable but are expected to rise reaching flood warning status at about 3am on Saturday morning.
People whose homes are at risk should take appropriate action.
4:05 pm, Fri 28 Sep 2012 Flooding Hits The West
VW Show cancelled in Gloucestershire
The VW Show due to take place on Sunday at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire has been cancelled due to the bad weather. Organisers say the field is waterlogged.
They say a new date will be set for next year in due course. All exhibits and stalls will be valid for the new date.
5:19 pm, Wed 26 Sep 2012 Flooding Hits The West
Flash flooding in Somerset
The flooded road in Chipley, Somerset.
Credit: ITV West
The main road between Milverton and Wellington in Somerset is flooded.
These pictures were taken by our Somerset correspondent David Woodland, and show floodwater coming off the fields at Chipley.
Brown coloured water coming off the fields in Chipley, Somerset.
Credit: ITV West
10:15 am, Tue 25 Sep 2012 Flooding Hits The West
There are no flood warnings issued from the Environment Agency at present.
6:06 pm, Mon 24 Sep 2012 Flooding Hits The West
Emergency services have had a hectic 24 hours, with the area's fire services alone dealing with around two hundred calls.
A number of people have had to be rescued, including two people being pulled from their car in Curry Mallet near Taunton.
And flooding in one Somerset village was so deep that even the fire brigade were unable to pump the water out.
Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland has this report:
5:58 pm, Mon 24 Sep 2012 Flooding Hits The West
Flooding causes chaos for commuters
Torrential rain has hit large parts of the West today, causing havoc for commuters, businesses and homeowners.
The Met Office said that in the last 24 hours around two inches fell on many places. Filton near Bristol had nearly 63 millimetres - that's two and a half inches. Winchcombe in Gloucestershire got a 40 millimetre soaking.
Richard Payne looks at how many of us were left stranded by a miserable start to the working week:
5:30 pm, Mon 24 Sep 2012 West News In Brief
Uphill beach fails water standard test
Uphill beach failed a water standard test.
Credit: ITV West
One of Weston-super-Mare's beaches has failed a water standard test for the first time in 30 years.
The quality of water at Uphill Slipway was judged 'poor' under European health standards.
It means that it is not always safe to swim there because of the risk of catching bugs that could lead to an upset stomach or more serious conditions for the vulnerable.
The Environment Agency blames the rain over the summer which may have washed excess pollution from roads, farms and sewers into the sea.