A hedgehog with no prickles has won the hearts of staff at a sanctuary in Somerset. "Pumpkin" was poorly when he was brought in and then lost his spines. Our correspondent David Woodland tried to make friends with him - but failed rather miserably!
Our reporter David Woodland was attacked by a balding hedgehog today - you can see that moment here - but it's not the first time he's got on the wrong side of an animal.
This clip from a report in September shows the moment a raccoon dog took a chunk out of his shirt:
There's one lane closed on the M5 northbound in Somerset due to a fuel spillage. That's between J20 (Clevedon) and J19 (Portishead)
A woman who killed her sick mother in what she believed was an "act of mercy" has had her life sentence cut. Angela Douglas held a pillow over the face of Ann Matthews who was housebound at her home in Plymouth.
Douglas was jailed for a minimum of 12 years after being convicted of murder. That's been reduced to seven years after an appeal.
This afternoon will see outbreaks of rain, drying up towards the evening. Tonight will be dry, but cold.
For the full forecast and weekend outlook watch below:
Pumpkin the hedgehog lost all his spines after getting ill. Now he's safely ensconced at the Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Centre and is recovering well. Watch him in action:
Catch up with this month's political show - The West Country At Westminster - presented by Alastair Stewart.
He's joined by Adrian Sanders, Liberal Democrat MP for Torbay, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North East Somerset, Labour's PPC for Kingswood Jo McCarron, and UKIP's PPC for N Devon and party chairman Steve Crowther.
Among the issues being discussed are : the rise of UKIP and calls by some Tories for a possible pact, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne's recent surprise announcement that he's to step down at the next General Election.
Where does that leave the local Lib Dems? And following Ed Miliband's recent faux pas at his party conference, when he forgot to mention the deficit, are there any political gaffes our guests have made that they'd rather forget?
He may not have any prickles, but Pumpkin the hedgehog proved he was anything but spineless when he met our reporter today:
A man who died after jumping into Sutton Harbour to escape from a police chase has been named as Darren Wakefield.
The 35 year old died on 12th October after being chased by police on suspicion of stealing a bicycle. He was seen entering the water before becoming trapped between a boat and the harbour wall, and died despite efforts by the emergency services to save him.
The medical cause of death is still to be confirmed. Mr Wakefield was unemployed at the time of his death, and married but separated from his wife.
A hedgehog with no prickles has won the hearts of staff at a sanctuary in Cheddar. 'Pumpkin' as he's affectionately known was poorly when he was brought in and then lost his spines. He'll have to spend winter in a heated room but it's hoped his spikes will eventually grow back.