- West Country (E)
An attempt to increase the prison sentence given to a Wiltshire murderer has failed. Minicab driver Chris Halliwell was jailed for life, with a minimum term of 25 years, after he admitted murdering Sian O'Callaghan in March last year.
The Crown Prosecution Service said this was too lenient and appealed for a longer minimum tariff. Today the Court of Appeal threw out that challenge. Police believe Halliwell also killed Swindon girl Becky Godden. Afterwards Becky's mother said she was disappointed.
Text Santa is organising the Biggest Bag Pack Ever for 6 UK based charities. They will help and support someone near you this Christmas.
The second carnival takes place tonight in the West's Guy Fawkes Carnival Circuit. Many roads in the town will be closed from 6pm.
Bristol based charity Sustrans is warning cyclists to stay safe as clocks go back