After the festive break many of us feel the need to blow away the cobwebs - but some are prepared to go further than others.
Yesterday morning a group of fearless swimmers braved the chilly waters at Clevedon for the annual New Year's Day dip. Jonty Messer reports.
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East Devon Council are proposing to ban the feeding of seagulls on their seashores - becoming one of the first in the UK to do so.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in Somerset is now home to a new clutch of tortoises.
Bulk of the region has sunshine with cloud clearing in most places by lunchtime.