An adventurer from Cheltenham is more than half-way through his 4000 mile triathlon challenge around the British coast.Read the full story ›
A cloudy and dull morning will brighten up in the afternoon - especially in Somerset and Wiltshire - but temperatures won't get past 14 C.Read the full story ›
Clear skies tonight will lower temperatures but by morning cloud will cover the region. It will warm up later, with some sunny spellsRead the full story ›
The Red Arrows won't be coming to Minehead this year following the announcement that the town's summer festival has suddenly been called off. Butlin's, who organise the long-running event, say it's because of new legislation introduced after the Shoreham air crash. More than 12,000 people attended the 2015 event last August.
It’s not a decision we have taken lightly, nor is it one that we like having to make, However, having assessed the new rules and taken everything into account, we felt we had no option. We understand that people will be disappointed but hopefully they will understand safety has to be our first consideration.
The team at Butlin’s and the Minehead Events Group are currently looking at options to replace the event, and say they will make an announcement if and when they have any news. It is more sad news for Minehead which has already lost out on the Real Ale Festival held at the Railway Station for this summer.
The chief exec of French energy giant EDF is confident that the new nuclear plant in Somerset will be built, despite fresh delays.
The final investment decision on the £18 billion project at Hinkley Point has again been put back - waiting on a 60 day consultation with the company's workers.
Vincent de Rivaz, speaking to MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee, insisted the project was not on hold, and "everything was set" for power to be generated by 2025.
Mr de Rivaz added that EDF was not going to "give up" on Hinkley, although he realised people were worried.
The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have been ordered to pay £31,000 in fines and costs for pollution offences involving human sewageRead the full story ›
The Broadchurch stars have been spotted in Clevedon as filming gets underway for the third and final series of the hit ITV drama.Read the full story ›
With the Modern Pentathlon World Champs taking place in Moscow the British athletes are competing for their ticket to Rio.Read the full story ›
There will be prolonged spells of sunshine today, which will help the temperatures to edge upwards. Highs of 16 or 17 CRead the full story ›