The Mayor of Bridgwater smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day for 40 years. David Loveridge has now given up - but says his life used to be ruled by the habit. He's been speaking on National No Smoking Day.
The financial deal for a new nuclear power station in Somerset is to be investigated by the European Commission, in a move that could delay.
Under the deal, announced by the Prime Minister last month, Hinkley C will be built by a French company which will receive a guaranteed price for its energy for 35 years - at twice the current level. The commission will investigate whether this complies with European rules on state aid.
Organisers of the Bridgwater Carnival say this year's event raised £21,000 for charity.
It wasn't the biggest carnival the town has ever seen, but even so, 100,000 people lined the streets to see it.
Mark Thomas reports.
Bridgwater Carnival raised £21,000 for charity this year. This was slightly down on 2012, when £24,565 was raised. Approximately 100,000 people watched this year's event.
Bridgwater carnival organiser Dave Stoke says carnival groups are already looking to 2014.
100,000 people lined the streets last night for the Bridgwater Carnival.Read the full story ›
Crowds in Bridgwater are already finding their places for the best view of tonight's carnival. It's the biggest event of its kind in the UK and more than 50 carts- or floats- will wind their way through the town.