It's the trip of a lifetime for children with serious illnesses and disabilities - every year the charity Dreamflight takes nearly 200 youngsters to Orlando in Florida, where they visit theme parks and go swimming with dolphins. Among them are children from Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Forget VIPs, they're known as VICs - 'Very Important Children'. Our reporter Lauren Hall went with them to find out how they got on.
The Royal United Hospital in Bath has been granted Foundation Trust status.
It means the Trust will have greater financial freedom and can decide how to improve services away from government control. The move was put back a year in 2013 after a highly critical report on the hospital from the Care Quality Commission.
Foundation Trusts are still very much part of the NHS but they have more autonomy. What that means is, going forward, decisions about the future services the RUH provide will be made in the RUH.
It's much more about working with our patients and the wider community and getting them to help us shape our future going forward.
Former Rugby League star Sam Burgess has signed a three-year-contract with Bath. He says it's going to be an "exciting couple of years" and his first impressions of the city are good.
I had a little walk around the city this morning - it's a beautiful place, it's absolutely stunning. I've not spent a lot of time down here in the south (of England) but for now... what I've seen of it and the people I've met, it's been fantastic. It's going to be a cracking experience I can tell.
You can see Matthias Kurth's full interview with "Slammin' Sam" here:
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Rugby League star Sam Burgess has made the switch to Rugby Union. He signed a three year contract with Bath but his start was delayed while he recovered after fracturing his cheekbone and eye socket in the NRL Grand Final.
Burgess, who's 25, was hurt six seconds into the match, his last league game before switching from League to Union, but played on to help South Sydney Rabbitohs win the title.
He was at the Rec this morning, wearing a Bath shirt and meeting the media for the first time.
Here's a brief clip of the moment Slammin' Sam posed for the cameras.
Any mist will soon clear this morning. Still some cloud around with patchy light rain but generally dry.
This afternoon the cloud will break up with some sunshine coming through. Fairly light winds with highs of 18C.
The Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin is visiting Somerset today to see the road raising works at Muchelney. The village was completely cut off by flood water last winter. £20 million has now been spent to prevent flooding on the levels.
Cloudy this afternoon with some drizzle but drying up later with some breaks in the cloud.
Tonight will also be cloudy with some mist in places but keeping mild.
Tomorrow the mist will soon clear but still cloudy until the afternoon when there could be some sunshine poking through. Feeling very mild with highs 18C.
Campaigners have lost the latest round of their legal battle over the culling of badgers.
They accused the Government at the Court of Appeal of acting unlawfully by allowing the latest badger culls to go ahead without an independent expert panel (IEP) to monitor whether the animals are being killed in a humane way.
The Badger Trust asked three judges at a recent hearing in London to rule that there was a "legitimate expectation" that an IEP would be put in place.
But, in a decision announced today, Lord Justice Davis, Lord Justice Christopher Clarke and Lord Justice Bean dismissed their case.
The challenge arose from a decision to sanction a second year of "controlled shooting" of free-roaming badgers in Gloucestershire and Somerset as part of efforts to tackle tuberculosis in cattle
The Government and farmers insist culling is necessary to tackle TB in livestock.