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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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.


Labour candidate owed thousands in fines

The Labour Party candidate for Kingswood in South Gloucestershire has stood down after it was revealed that she owed more than £2,000 in parking fines and fees.

It's an embarrassment for the party as the constituency is one of its top target seats at the next General election. Our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine has the story.

Windfall for health researchers in West Country

Health researchers in Bristol and mental health researchers in Devon are to receive millions of pounds worth of Government money to help them with their work.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is looking into dementia and also mental health in school children.

Health Minister Lord Howe says funding the research now will have long term benefits:

Travel: A303 - Devon - Upottery - serious accident

There are delays of up to 20 minutes on the A303 in in both directions between A30 (Upottery) and A358 / B3168 Station Road (Southfields Roundabout, Ilminster).

The road is closed due to a serious accident. Two vehicles were involved.

Air ambulance attended the scene. One person was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Police say the person is seriously injured.

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