BBC News Travel
- Copyright: Getty Images
Bristol's first ever 24-hour shelter has opened its doors.
St Anne's Shelter in Brislington aims to reduce the numbers of people rough sleeping on our streets this winter by housing up to 30 people at a time.
The site has been developed by Bristol City Council and it'll be run by the homeless charity St Mungo’s.
When the news was first announced, some local residents were concerned that the shelter would lead to an increase in anti-social behaviour.
- Copyright: BBC
A decision on the future of the accident and emergency department at Weston General Hospital won't now be made until next year.
It's been closed overnight since July last year after an inspection found dangerously low staff levels.
It was meant to be a temporary measure until the NHS Trust could recruit more people.
A Gloucestershire village is commemorating its fallen with an exhibition of eleven life-size sculptures.
Each one stands over the grave of a soldier at the St John the Evangelist Churchyard in Slimbridge.
Local people have also been researching their lives as part of the project.
4,500 school children from 19 schools across Somerset have made nearly 8,000 poppies, representing the number of soldiers from the county who died in World War One.
The poppies will be "planted" outside the Bishop's Palace in Wells on Saturday evening.
The final few poppies will be put in place by children during the Act of Remembrance on Sunday.
Great Western Railway is holding a special ceremony to commemorate the 2,545 employees who died during World War One.
All of their names have been displayed on the side of a train, with the design stretching along all nine carriages.Copyright: BBCCopyright: BBC
- Copyright: BBC
Dates have just been announced for the veteran actor and activist's 80th birthday tour and he's coming to three locations in the West.
- 19-20 February - Bristol Old Vic
- 24 March - Theatre Royal Bath - Saw Close
- 7-8 May - Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
Earlier this year Sir Ian McKellen's performance as as King Lear was described as "spellbinding" and "magnificent" during his west end performance.
In 1991, Sir Ian was knighted (KBE) for services to theatre in UK. He is a co-founder of Stonewall UK, which lobbies for legal and social equality for gay people. In 2008, the Queen appointed him Companion of Honour (CH), for his services to drama and to equality.