Each week, more than a dozen pubs shut their doors for good in towns and villages across the country. That equals hundreds every year and many of those that don't shut up shop end up in the hands of the big brewery chains.
But as Dave Mason reports, one community in Bath is hoping to retain the character of its local pub by persuading regulars to buy it between them.
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Bristol City manager has moved to reassure club supporters and detractors. Lee Johnson remains defiant about the severity of the situation.
The latest forecast for Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Dorset.
Here's the forecast for Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.