Christian B&B owners lose court bid

Cornish guest house owners who were ordered to pay damages after turning away a gay couple have lost a fight in the UK's highest court.

Hope for Henry Hallam

The family of a four-year-old boy who's won the hearts of the West Country is to find out if his treatment for a rare cancer was a success

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Plymouth's Scrum-half Ruairi Cushion talks ahead of derby

Plymouth Albion visit West Country rivals Bristol in rugby's Championship on Sunday. Albion have had a tendency this season to lose games from a winning position.

Plymouth's Scrum-half Ruairi Cushion told our reporter Jeff Welch his side are determined to show at the weekend that if they do take the lead they will be able to hold onto it.

Catherine Wells-Burr's mother at Victim Support anniversary

Jane Wells-Burr (right) after the trial of her daughter's killers. Credit: PA

The mother of murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr will be at an event today to mark the 40th anniversary of Victim Support. Since Catherine was murdered in Somerset in 2012, her parents have supported families in similar situations and campaigned for victims' rights.

Jayne Wells-Burr will be at a reception held by the Lord Mayor to celebrate the work of the charity, in Bristol.

Rescued swimmer dies

A woman rescued from the sea off Croyde has died.

The woman, thought to be in the area with a group from Bristol, had been swept out to sea.

She was found after a two hour search by the coastguard helicopter and lifeboat crews and airlifted to North Devon District Hospital, but attempts to revive her failed.

Police believe she was in North Devon on holiday with her family and was either surfing or swimming when the tragedy happened.


Man in court over fatal M5 crash

The only man charged in relation to a major crash on the M5 is due in court this morning. Seven people died and 51 were injured in the accident in November 2011.

Geoffrey Counsell had organised a fireworks display close to the motorway. He denies the charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of others.

He is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court later, the trial is expected to last 6 weeks.

M5 Crash November 2011 Credit: ITV News West Country

Eco-friendly cycle-hire scheme celebrates 1st anniversary

Eco-friendly cycle-hire scheme celebrates 1st anniversary Credit: ITV News West Country

An automated cycle-hire scheme running in the west country is celebrating a year of operating this weekend. The bicycles - which are Brompton bikes - can be hired at the docks at Bristol, Exeter St Davids, Reading and Oxford.

They've been designed to make commuting easier, and can be taken anywhere on the train network. Users can also take the bikes overnight as part of the fee.

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