It's a top secret organisation but GCHQ in Gloucestershire opened its doors for a special event to mark the start of the poppy appeal.
More than a thousand staff took to the courtyard in Cheltenham to create a giant human poppy.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance has unveiled its new helicopter.
The Bell 429 flew into Trafalgar Park near Salisbury this afternoon. It will be used for the first time in December when the current partnership with Wiltshire Police comes to an end.
The charity receives no government funding - relying on donations to pay for the £2.5 million a year running costs.
The helicopter has a top speed of 150 knots, making it possible to get anywhere in the county within minutes.
£23,000 worth of traffic fines have been issued on the M4 in Wiltshire this week.
It follows an operation by Wiltshire Police which aimed to tackle heavy goods and commercial vehicle offences on the motorway.
This afternoon will see a band of showers across the region, easing off into a cool and cloudy evening.
Saturday will be sunny but cool, with more cloud towards the afternoon.
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The idea to create the giant human poppy came from staff at GCHQ. It took 1,400 GCHQ and military staff, 1,300 red ponchos and just over an hour to create it.
It's the first time the organisation has ever held such an event. The idea coming from a request to help launch the poppy appeal by the Royal British Legion in Gloucestershire. Ian Corbitt from the Royal British Legion tells us more:
This morning will see heavy bursts of rain across the region, particularly during rush hour.
A drier and brighter afternoon will follow, although there will be some scattered showers.
Highs of 16C.
It's one of the most secretive organisations in the world but GCHQ in Cheltenham opened its doors to help launch the poppy appeal. 1,400 members of staff formed a giant human poppy in the courtyard of the famous listening post. It came after a request for help from the Royal British Legion in Gloucestershire.
Tonight will have some heavy rain heading in across the region, but temperatures will stay mild.
Friday morning will start with heavy bursts of rain during the rush hour, but it will clear out towards lunchtime leaving a brighter afternoon.
Highs of 16C.
The model Liz Hurley has opened a new respite care centre at the Brunel shopping mall in Swindon.
It will help look after children and adults with disabilities while their carers do their shopping. It's the first facility of its kind in the country.
Ms Hurley is the patron of the charity "Hop Skip and Jump", which is behind the scheme.
The Transport Secretary will today be asked to support plans to reopen Corsham railway station.
Local MP Duncan Hames says he's won the backing of business groups for rail services to stop in the town.
He says this could be linked to a new rail franchise for services between Bristol and Oxford, which were axed in 2003.