A Russian adventurer looks to have smashed the record for a solo round-the-world flight in a hot air balloon.Read the full story ›
A Russian who is aiming to set a non-stop round-the-world record in a Bristol-built balloon is making good progress.
65-year-old Fedor Konyukhov launched the 170ft balloon - created by Cameron balloons - outside Northam in Western Australia on Tuesday 12 July. He is aiming to beat Steve Fossett's record of 13 days,
He has now crossed a third state line into New South Wales.
A hot air balloon made in the West is making its way round the world in a record-breaking attempt, and it's every move is being tracked.Read the full story ›
A Russian balloonist has launched his helium balloon from an Australian Outback town in a bid to set a record for flying around the world.Read the full story ›
Farmers have called for a no fly zone over their land after more than 30 calves were spooked by a hot air balloon.
Sue and Jeremy Padfield say the 35 cattle escaped after they charged at fencing, breaking through posts and barbed wire.
The couple, of Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset, say the cows were spooked by a hot air balloon.
They've now called on the National Farmers Union to help them try and introduce a 'no fly zone' over the farm to try to stop it happening again.
Posting on Facebook she said she had received overwhelming support from other farmers.
All young calves safely back, incredibly & thankfully appear uninjured, will of course be checking them again later.
Something has seriously spooked them this evening, all fence posts completely snapped & 3 strands of barbed wire broken by them running through.
We'd like to educate the balloon pilot that possibly caused the calves such distress, please help us identify them.
A Russian adventurer is visiting a factory in Bristol where an around-the-world balloon is being built ahead of his world record attempt.Read the full story ›
A hot air balloon pilot found an unusual way to cool off in the hot weather - taking a quick dip in Bristol's harbourside.
The pilot had a near miss with the water on several occasions before finally landing with splash.
A crowd of onlookers gathered as the blue and yellow balloon precariously hovered above the floating harbour, many taking photos and videos on their phones.
But all was not lost as the skilled crew managed to swiftly raise the balloon after the wicker basket dipped into the water. As it came out of the harbour, people cheered as water pours from the bottom of the basket, before the balloon disappears once more into the sky.
The New Year's Honours List has been published. A British Empire Medal has been awarded for Anne Bennett, chair of the League of Friends at Yeovil Hospital.
And Solomon Fubara has been made MBE for services to the black and ethnic minority community in Bristol.
The inventor of Cameron Balloons has been recognised in the New Years Honours List. Don Cameron who founded Cameron Balloons is made MBE. And TV presenter Kevin McCloud who lives near Frome also gets the MBE for his work on sustainable buildings.
Honours go to the West's businessmen, entrepreneurs and charity workers in this year's New Year's Honours ListRead the full story ›