Now here's some proof that the recent mild weather is having an effect on wildlife in the west country.
This photo of a red admiral was taken by a viewer in Sherborne in Dorset on 7 December. It may or may not be a sign of global warming but butterflies certainly seem to be responding to an increase in temperatures. Apparently, several species can regularly be spotted on sunny days in December.
And while we're about it, check out these daffs - spotted by a viewer in full bloom by the road in Witcombe in Gloucester yesterday, 15 December. Carol Wager wonders if they are the first daffodils of 'next' year.
It makes you wonder what we'll see next...
The 36th Bishop of Sherborne is to be the current Archdeacon of Buckingham, Karen Gorham.
She started serving God early - helping sharpen pencils in Sunday School - and worked as an administrator before going on to train for the ministry at Trinity College Bristol.
Ven Gorham will be consecrated at Salisbury Cathedral on 24 February, 2016, and will have responsibility for the parishes in Dorset.
A pedestrian has been killed after being hit by a car on the A30 near Sherborne.
The man, in his 40s, died at the scene. The driver of the car, a 32-year-old man from Yeovil, was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not life-threatening.
Both carriageways of the A30 were closed between Babylon Hill and the A352 at Sherborne while emergency services dealt with the incident.
The A30 in Dorset is closed near Sherborne due to a serious accident.
The crash, involving a car and a pedestrian, happened on the westbound carriageway at around 1 am.
The stretch between Babylon Hill and the A352 is likely to be shut for a number of hours while police examine the scene. Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.
A global sailing event held in memory of Dorset sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson has been declared a world record.
More than 30,000 people from 60 countries took part in 'Bart's Bash', which was held to raise money for his Foundation.
The Olympic gold medallist from Sherborne died in 2013 while training for the America's Cup.
Charles Napier joined the school at which he taught, which cannot be named, after leaving university and when he was arrested last year he told police he already knew he was a paedophile at that time.
The judge said:
The judge said some of the victims' lives had been "dramatically damaged".
A west-based Olympic champion has announced his retirement.
Dorset's Peter Wilson, who won the Double Trap gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012, said in a tweet today that he was quitting competitive shooting.
There's slow traffic due to temporary traffic lights on the A352 northbound at the B3145 New Road junction.
A foundation set up memory of a British sailor who died when a catamaran he was on capsized, is being launched today. Olympic gold medalist Andrew Simpson from Sherborne in Dorset was training for the Americas Cup in May in San Francisco Bay when the accident happened.
Founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation will work to honour Andrew’s life and legacy by encouraging youngsters into sailing and to enjoy the water as much as he did.
At grassroots level it will encourage children to visit their local sailing clubs and ‘give it a try’ by providing equipment and coaching, with support from Olympic medalist regional mentors.