Wiltshire explorer David Hempleman-Adams has been presented with the Polar Medal by the Duke of Cambridge for services to polar research
The funeral of Roger Hayward, who was killed in the storms that hit the west earlier this month, will take place later.
The Army's latest "spy in the sky" unmanned aircraft is due to begin flying over British skies this week, in Wiltshire.
A man has died in Wiltshire following today's storms.
It's believed the man, who was in his seventies, was electrocuted as he tried to move a fallen tree which had brought down power lines in the village of Bremhill near Calne.
Six lions have been put down at Longleat in Wiltshire.
In a statement the Safari Park said the decision was taken after the animals exhibited "odd aggressive behaviour." They also say a review of the genetic lineage of the lions showed inbreeding amongst their grandparents before coming to Longleat.
At the age of 13 months, at the collection where she was previously held, Louisa exhibited neurological clinical signs which were thought to have been caused by inadequate nutrition leading to hypovitaminosis A.
This was treated at the time but never fully resolved itself and she continued to exhibit clinical signs of head tilt and tremors throughout her life.
Despite suitable nutrition these neurological signs were present in her cubs, which were clearly distinct from other litters in the pride as they all individually exhibited adverse neurological signs such as ataxia, incoordination and odd aggressive behaviour that were not considered normal or appropriate compared to other animals within the collection.
Reviewing the genetic lineage of Louisa and her cubs it was found both Louisa's parents exhibited relatively high levels of inbreeding, prior to arrival, at a grand parentage level and great-grand parentage level.
– Longleat Safari Park
After considering the pressures in the group, due to the recent increase in
pregnancies, and the developmental disorders present in the cubs it was reluctantly decided that euthanasia was the responsible option for these individuals.
These decisions involve communication with all of our current staff, management team and with independent external ethical reviews undertaken to ensure we are consistent with best practice.
One of Britain's most popular safari parks has defended a decision to cull six lions after an increase in pregnancies, which staff said had caused "excessive violent behaviour".
Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire said a lioness and her cubs were suffering from "neurological development disorders" and ruled euthanasia was the "responsible option".
The explanation on the the park's Facebook page was met by a mixed reaction from the public.
The cull comes after a public campaign failed to stop Copenhagen Zoo from killing a young male giraffe.
Flood warnings remain in place across large parts of the region as the West Country once again takes a battering from winter storms.
Waters on the Somerset Levels are continuing to rise. But elsewhere flood defences have so far proved successful.
Richard Payne reports from Wiltshire:
Flood defences at Bradford on Avon have so far held, preventing a repeat of the kind of flooding seen at Christmas in the Wiltshire town. But a flood warning remains in place for the area.
This morning the Environment Agency said river levels were stable but could rise further in response to forecast rainfaill.
An appeal set up to help victims of flooding on the Somerset Levels has raised more than £125,000 in just a few days. The fund set up by the Somerset Community Foundation aims to provide emergency relief grants to families flooded out of their homes.
It will also help with with longer term support for businesses and communities that are affected. More details here.
Heavy rain in Gloucestershire has caused large waves to spread up the Severn.
These two Roe deer had to swim for their lives during high tide to escape the flood waters at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge:
Video courtesy of Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge