Preparations are now underway in Bristol in advance of the first performance of The Lion King at The Bristol Hippodrome in 4 weeks.
Plymouth is one of the highest number of people in the country on benefits because of their drug addiction with 670 people in that position
Rehearsals for Disney's The Lion King have begun in Bristol.
Post office workers across the country are going on strike today. The action has been called in response to disputes over jobs and pay.
The Post Office plans to close 76 offices which will affect more than eight hundred jobs.
The union is seeking protection for jobs and the service. It also wants to secure a fair pay rise for staff who haven't had one since April 2011.
Today, the strike will affect 373 post offices across the country.
The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a man suffered serious burns in an incident involving a police Taser.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the incident, involving Devon and Cornwall Police, occurred in Honicknowle, Plymouth on Thursday 18 April.
A 32-year-old man was taken to Derriford Hospital but later transferred to the specialist burns unit at Frenchay in Bristol.
– Spokesman, IPCC
The information available at this stage indicates that two police officers attended the address in Honicknowle following an emergency call from an occupant shortly after 9pm.
The caller advised that another resident at the premises, the 32-year-old man, was in the garden with a can of flammable liquid.
Shortly after the police arrived, the man sustained serious burn injuries and an ambulance was called. Police records indicate an officer deployed a Taser during the incident.
The spokesman said the man's condition was "life-changing, but is not considered to be life-threatening".
The investigation will look at to what extent, if any, police actions caused or contributed to the man's injuries, and whether police acted in accordance with procedures.
A serial burglar who boasted on television about being a reformed character has been jailed for six years for raiding the homes of two sleeping pensioners.
Derek Bray was watched by millions of viewers on the Channel Four series Thief Catchers as he told how a special police unit had helped him turn his back on a lifetime of crime and drugs.
He moved to Exeter from Bristol to start a new life but soon drifted back into his old ways and has now been jailed for a crime spree in which he raided four homes in the space of a few weeks.
Bray, aged 37, of Blackall Road, Exeter, admitted two burglaries, two thefts, taking a car without consent, handling, and asked for three other offences to be considered.
He was jailed for six years by Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, at Exeter Crown Court, who was told that Bray has 35 previous convictions dating back to his teens.
Campaigners have been demonstrating against new rules which will see housing benefit cut for council tenants deemed to have spare bedrooms.
Protests were staged in Bristol and Exeter in opposition to changes which the Government calls the spare room subsidy. Labour has dubbed it the bedroom tax.
Courts fines staff at Bristol Magistrates Court, Exeter Magistrates Court and Weston Super Mare Magistrates Court ** have announced they will strike on Thursday. They are protesting against plans to privatise their work. The staff plan to walkout from 2pm until 4pm.
Police have arrested nearly 50 people for drink or drug driving across Avon and Somerset in the first week of the Operation Tonic Christmas campaign. Since it started on Dec 1, a total of 47 motorists who have been stopped have tested positive.
This Christmas police are asking people to shop a drink or drug driver by ringing 999 or texting the word drunk to a special number, 81819, from their mobile and giving the driver's details if they see anyone getting behind the wheel while under the influence.
A whale calf has had to be put to sleep after becoming beached in Aust near Bristol.
Coastguard and fire crews attempted to rescue the whale, keeping it wet whilst waiting for a vet to arrive.
The decision was taken to put the animal to sleep because it was in distress.
The Lion King musical is coming to our region. Bristol will be the first city the show visits as it begins a nationwide tour. Cordelia Lynch reports.