Parts of a historic former prison in Somerset are to be turned into flats.
Shepton Mallet prison closed and the last of the inmates were moved out in 2013 when this historic building was sold off by the Ministry of Justice.
The developer which bought it has now applied for planning permission to convert the old cell blocks into rows of apartments - 146 homes in total.
We'll be knocking a number of cells together to make someone's apartment. In terms of the window, we'd be looking to lower the sills to get a lot more natural light into the room.
Shepton Mallet Prison has a long and varied history. It was the country's oldest working prison when it closed, dating back to 1610, and several of the buildings are Grade Two listed.
The Magna Carta and the Doomsday Book are said to have been stored there for safekeeping in the Second World War, the Kray twins spent time locked up in the cells, and there's even an execution chamber where American soldiers were hanged for murder when it was a US military prison in the 1940s.
There has been some concern in the town that heritage could be lost.
The developers are promising to set aside a handful of cells as a visitor attraction with museum space and a cafe.
Watch the full report from our reporter Bob Cruwys on development plans for the former prison.
There are 11 horses racing in this weekend's Grand National that are trained in the West Country.Read the full story ›
Yeovil Town have edged closer to League Two safety. The Glovers drew 0-0 at fellow strugglers Stevenage.
And it's back-to-back wins for Torquay United in the National League, The Gulls have beaten Chester 2-0 at Plainmoor, with Nathan Blissett and Iffy Allen on-target. Torquay move up to 18th in the table.
Thousands of flood-prone homes in Somerset will benefit from a new scheme. Flood Re will help at-risk households get more affordable cover.Read the full story ›
It's looking a bit grey in most places to start off today but it may get a bit better with some hazy sunshine later on.Read the full story ›
The Somerset-based Sea King helicopters are being decommissioned today after a farewell tour earlier this month was attended by thousands.Read the full story ›
After the mist and frost clears it's looking like a really good day ahead with lots of sunshine for the South West.Read the full story ›
One of those variable spring days lies ahead with showers and sunshine interspersed throughout the day.Read the full story ›
A former Somerset-based marine who lost three limbs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan says he's angry about his image being used in political campaigns without his consent.
Mark Ormrod was described by Prince Harry as a 'real hero' of the conflict but he now says his injuries are regularly being used to further causes he has no connection to.
Most recently his image was used to front a campaign against cuts to disability benefits.
We've had lots of lovely photos sent in from across the West Country. Take a look!Read the full story ›