A mother from Portishead who has given birth 12 weeks prematurely so she can begin treatment for breast cancer today told ITV News she is over-joyed at the arrival of her daughter.
Heidi Loughlin spoke to us from her hospital bed in Southmead just days after successfully giving birth to Ally Louise. She was offered a termination so she could start intensive chemotherapy immediately but made the decision to continue with the pregnancy for as long as possible and delay her treatment.
She's been speaking with our correspondent Robert Murphy.
A pregnant woman is due to give birth to her baby 12 weeks prematurely today - so that she can begin treatment for breast cancer.
Heidi Loughlin, from Portishead, has a rare and aggressive form of the disease.
Doctors have recommended that she undertake intensive therapy, which could save her life, but would put the baby's health at risk. For months she's put her life at risk to save the life of her baby.
Heidi is a serving officer with the Metropolitan Police and has two boys aged one and two with her partner.
But her initial treatment failed prompting doctors to bring her birth forward.
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A pregnant woman from Portishead is risking her own life and delaying intensive cancer treatment so her baby can be safely delivered.Read the full story ›
A new lifeboat station opens at Portishead today.
Around 300 people including staff and fundraisers are gathering to help celebrate the opening.
Building work started on the station in April 2014.
The parents of two children who were both born profoundly deaf have met the inventors behind a device that has allowed them to hear.
Emily and Daniel Holmes, who are from Portishead, were fitted with the implant at Bristol Children's Hospital.
Katie Rowlett reports.
Three lanes (of four) are closed due to a multi-vehicle accident on M5 northbound between J19 (Portishead) and J18A (M49).
Traffic is queuing back to J20 (Clevedon).
There has been more West country success at the Commonwealth games. In gymnastics, Portishead's Claudia Fragapane won gold in the women's individual all-around event.
Ruby Harrold from Bristol claimed silver and Hannah Whelan bronze as England filled every step on the podium.
A lifeboat crewman was forced to jump into the Bristol Channel to rescue a man whose yacht had run aground.
The man got into difficulty on Sunday afternoon in the strong winds off Clevedon beach.
When crews arrived, there was only one metre of water around the yacht so a crew member had to get out and swim to it to tow it out of danger.
It soon became clear that yacht was in serious danger of being turned on to its side. It was clear that the yacht was now crashing down directly on the sea bed. The volunteer crew had to work quickly and professionally to decide the best way to assist the person on the yacht. This was going to be a tricky manoeuvre for the volunteers.
The yacht was towed to Portishead Marina where it was handed over to the Portishead Coastguards.
Avon and Somerset Police opened up their headquarters in Portishead yesterday to celebrate 40 years of the force.
Three thousand people went to see the dogs and danger on display - and there was a surprise celebrity appearance too.
Adam Grierson reports: