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Your Christmas light displays

We asked you to send us photos of your Christmas lights displays - and there are certainly some spectacular houses out there. Here's a selection of our favourites.

Lawrence Weston Credit: Jackie Westfield

Jackie Westfield sent us this photo of her house. She says they've had lots of lovely people stop to look at their lights and seeing the children's faces is the best.

Chippenham Credit: Nigel & Paul

Nigel sent this picture of his house that he shares with Paul in Chippenham. They've got lights in the windows, a Christmas Tree on display and a wreath on the door.

Devizes Credit: Paul Hughes

This photo was sent in by Paul of his parents Mr and Mrs Hughes' house in Lawrence Weston. They're using the display to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support nurses.

Frome Credit: Gary Monger

Gary Monger sent in this photo of his house in Frome. They've got a giant polar bear, snowman and even Santa's reindeer in the window.

Almondsbury Credit: Claire Hooper

Claire Hooper sent us this one. They've even got a Christmas Greeting on their wall.

Thanks to everyone who's sent us pictures. If you want to send yours in you can email us at, tweet us @itvwestcountry, or post it on our Facebook page:


Yeovil Town to play Manchester United in the FA Cup

Yeovil Town will host Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Glovers left it very late in their replay against Accrington Stanley last night. They won 2-0 thanks to goals from Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore in the last ten minutes.

The Somerset club could make up to half a million pounds from the visit of the Premier League giants on Sunday January the 4th.

After the match fans were looking forward to the landmark next round:

Weston General experiencing 'severe norovirus outbreak'

Weston General Hospital experiencing severe norovirus outbreak Credit: ITV West Country

Three wards at Weston General are closed to admission as the hospital experiences a severe Norovirus outbreak.

Weston General Hospital is asking people to only come to the hospital if absolutely necessary. Otherwise known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, Norovirus is highly infectious and easily passed from person to person.

Norovirus is extremely infectious. It is bought into the hospital from the community and so people coming into the hospital carrying the bug can easily transmit it to our patients. This is why we are urging people only to come here if their visit is absolutely essential. We have also put a number of firm restrictions in place.

– Chris Perry, Director of Nursing

The hospital has put firm restrictions in place, that they expect to remain until 21st December:

  • Only people who have an essential visit (people with appointments or needing emergency care) should come to the hospital.
  • Only the same two visitors are allowed to see a patient in any one session.
  • Children under 12 will not be allowed to visit without the express permission of the nurse in charge.
  • Do not come to the hospital if you are feeling unwell with sickness, diarrhoea, fever, sore throat or flu in the last 48 hours.
  • While in the hospital maintain good hand hygiene. Clean hands with alcohol hand rub or soap and water before entering the ward to reduce bringing infections into the hospital.

We have put these restrictions in place with the hope that we can clear this outbreak – the last thing we want to do is start restricting visiting for patients who have to spend Christmas in hospital. This is why we really need the public to help us.

Previously we have restricted visiting hours but we found this has a negative impact on discharging patients as we find it more difficult to liaise with the family. Therefore for the time being, visiting hours remain the same.

– Chris Perry, Director of Nursing

The three wards closed are Uphill, Berrow and Kewstoke. Specific wards with any current outbreaks are clearly indicated by banner signs.

Weston Hospital warn patients to expect delays in A&E

Weston General warn patients to expect delays Credit: ITV West Country

Weston General Hospital have tweeted to warn patients to expect delays in A & E this morning.

The hospital say that this morning has been exceptionally busy. It is appealing for people not to come to A & E unless absolutely necessary.

Staff at Weston General are currently holding a meeting about the shortage of beds. Three wards at the hospital are currently closed due to norovirus outbreaks.

Watch: full interview with Laura Doggett, singing star of the new Broadchurch trailer

The long awaited second series of Broadchurch returns in the New Year, but a trailer is out to whet your appetite.

The latest teaser features a song by Laura Doggett, a singer-songwriter and former student of City of Bath College.

We caught up with Laura to talk about her success and her love of Bath.


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