The Environment Agency has declared official drought zones for a further 17 English counties today including Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, and Somerset. Find out about the worst national water shortage since 1976.
More top news
Strong winds have been wreaking havoc across our region, affecting roads, trains and ferries and disrupting journeys to work.
As we leave winter behind and re-discover daffodils and longer days, we showcase your shots of West Country spring.
Bridgwater and West Somerset is considered a Conservative safe seat - in 2010 they had a majority of over 9,000 votes.