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Some of the part-time soldiers in the South West have begun training to learn how to fire live ammunition from tanks on ranges in Dorset.
The Royal Wessex Yeomanry has bases in the county as well as in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire - and is the only part-time regiment using the Army's main battle tank.
Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports on what these changes could mean for them.
At least two Conservative MPs from the West say they WON'T support the government over plans to replace regular soldiers with reservists.
Parliament's been voting on the controversial proposal which involves cutting the size of the Army and relying more heavily on part-timers.
Jack Lopresti is the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, and James Gray is the Tory Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire.
A road safety charity says it wants tougher penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel. The offence carries a penalty of 3 points and a £100 pound fine.
New figures show 30,000 drivers in the South West have been caught. The charity Brake says stricter rules must be put in place.
Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.
Families and members of the emergency services gathered in Bath yesterday to commemorate those who have died in other road accidents.
The services were organised by 'Road Peace', who say that more than 60 people have died on the roads in the Avon and Somerset area in the last year.
Jane Solomons reports.
It's Road Safety Week in the West Country.
As well as warnings about drink-driving, students in Bristol have been taught the dangers of using mobile phones at the wheel.
30,000 drivers in the South West have points on their licences for the offence. But Joe Burns from road safety charity, Brake says they want tougher penalties.
Drivers across our region are being told to avoid the dangers of using a mobile phone while on the road.
The 'Brake' charity says that more than 30 thousand drives in the South West have points on their licence for using a mobile phone at the wheel.
Today marks the start of 'Road Safety Week' across the UK.
There are fears West Country gardens could soon come under attack from a particularly slimy Spanish invader.
The Spanish slug was first spotted in the UK earlier this year.
Scientists warn this new variety poses much more of a threat to plants, especially if they create a new hybrid.
Lauren Hall reports.
The Bank Holiday has once again proved a washout across the region, with heavy rain and strong winds putting a dampener on many events.
There's also been heavy traffic on major routes as holidaymakers decided to go home early.
Our reporter Jeff Welch braved the rain to see how people have been coping with a miserable Monday:
It was supposed to be Britain's greatest summer. The Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics were meant to boost tourism across the country. But the bad weather has caused fears that businesses here in the South West won't get the late boost they were hoping for.
Hannah Thomas reports on the summer that never sizzled.
The weather forecast with Kate Reeves