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Local Democracy Reporting Service
Midsomer Norton Heritage Railway is on track to become one of the best in the country.
Trustees acquired the lease on the site in 1995 and in 2001 set out an ambitious vision to attract 20,000 people a year but fell well short, averaging just 4,000 annual visitors.
They have drawn up plans to secure significant investment they say will be a major boost for the town, but needed endorsement from councillors.
The outline application was met with “vehement” opposition from Westfield residents who feared Midsomer Norton’s gain would be their loss – but councillors approved it with little debate.
Speaking on behalf of Somerset and Dorset Railway Heritage Trust, Joseph Marchant told Bath and North East Somerset Council’s planning committee the site "needs significant investment and a long-term strategy".
Benches that were swept away in a flood from a pub overlooking the River Wye have washed up three weeks later - in Portishead.
Ye Old Ferrie Inn at Symonds Yat lost ten of its benches, but one of them - completely intact - has ended up on the shoreline here, 35 miles downstream.
The pub says it doesn't want it back, so it's been adopted by the locals.
The vehicle became stuck between two buildings in Croscombe after getting lost in narrow lanes.
A white stork that went missing from a wild birds flight show at a zoo in the Midlands, is heading home after being found in Somerset.
Daisy, who is only a few months old, flew more than 100 miles and ended up being captured safely at Ham Wall near Glastonbury.
She is being looked after by Secret World Wildlife rescue and is due to be transported back to join her siblings at the Wild Zoological Park in Stourbridge later.
Daisy, who was taking part in a bird show at the zoo when she took off, has a tracker but she was too far away from home for it to work.
Beavers are being reintroduced to a part of Somerset.
The National Trust is bringing two families of the animals to the Holnicote Estate next year as part of a bigger project to help with flood management.
Ben Eardley is the National Trust's project manager and says they will be effective in the surrounding environment.
They're expected to be released into the area next February.
A woman died following a crash involving a lorry and a car on the M5.
The collision happened at about 6am on the M5 southbound between junctions 22-23 on 16 November.
The woman, who was driving the car, received serious head injuries and was taken to hospital but died over the weekend.
Avon and Somerset Police are keen to speak to anyone who was on the M5 on Saturday morning who may have seen the incident or has dash cam footage of the collision or shortly before it happened.
New trains for South Western Railway have been delayed.
They had been due to start carrying passengers from next month, but that's not going to happen, because the train operator's yet to receive even one, for testing.
The first of the new trains is not now likely to appear until the middle of next year, with deliveries taking a further year to complete.
BorisJohnson has pulled out of a planned campaign visit to a bakery in Glastonbury due to an unexpected protest at the venue.
Mr Johnson was due to visit Burns the Bread as part of his trip to the South West, but plans were changed after a group including climate change activists, anti-Brexit protestors and someone holding a Labour placard gathered at the only entrance to the business.
It's understood the visit was cancelled due to security concerns on the advice of police.
Mr Johnson is expected to continue the rest of the planned itinerary.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for tomorrow evening, with 20-30mm of rain expected to fall within three to four hours.
The yellow warning for rain stretches from 17:00 GMT to 23:59 GMT and is likely to affect drivers during tomorrow evening's rush hour.
BBC Business News
Some 2.6% of “economically active” people - those aged over 16 - in the South West of England were unemployed in the three months to September, latest figures show.
The figure is lower than the UK figure of 3.8%.
However, UK wage growth has slowed and the figures showed the biggest annual drop in job vacancies in nearly 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS said this was down to falling numbers of people working in retail, after the collapse of several store chains and the implementation of shop closure programmes by other firms.
The 100th Armistice Day is being marked across the world today - with several services taking place at war memorials across the West.
Ceremonies will be taking place at 11am at places like Bath Abbey churchyard, Royal Victoria Park and the Radstock war memorial.
In Bristol, the annual service to remember rugby players who died in the First World War takes place at the Memorial Gates, and at Castle Park, there's a ceremony to remember the Sikh Soldiers who lost their lives in both World Wars and the Boer War.
A school in Somerset has come up with a creative way to remember soldiers from the area who lost their lives in World War One.
Staff at King Alfred Academy have made cards for every man from Burnham-on-sea and Highbridge who fought.
They are now being displayed in the houses where the men lived before going to war.
People should know who lived in their old houses.
English teacher, Rebecca Dalziel, said she got the idea when she realised a soldier called Fred who was killed lived next door but one to where she lives, and her son is also called Fred.
"As I was calling to him as he came home from school I suddenly thought it was awful that her son never came home.
"It really struck home me that people should know who lived in their old houses in relation to the war."
Four crews are fighting a fire at a property on Market Street in Highbridge, Somerset.
The fire began shortly before 11:15 GMT after black smoke was spotted coming from a flat and storage area.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue sent four appliances - two from Burnham-on-Sea, one from Bridgwater and one from Taunton - and crews are still working on the first floor of the property.
Firefighters also gained access to neighbouring properties and are checking on nearby roof spaces to stop the further spread of fire.
Training to test emergency services' responses to chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear incidents has taken place.
The exercise was designed to test how police, fire and ambulance services liaise and respond to incidents such as chemical spills and contamination.
Darren Kingston, from Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS), said: "While incidents like this are rare, when they do occur it, is crucial that we are able to respond in an effective and efficient way, helping to minimise the number of casualties and their injuries."
Avon and Somerset Police, AF&RS, South Western Ambulance Service, Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, National Resilience and other emergency services from across the South West all took part in the exercise.
Bodycam footage from police officers shows an armed siege in Somerset unfold.
People in Somerset and Devon are being asked which areas have the biggest need for broadband, ahead of the process to appoint a new contractor.
In September Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) terminated its contract with Gigaclear as it significantly fell behind schedule.
CDS wants to establish which areas lack infrastructure and where the private sector has no future plans to invest.
A replacement contractor is likely to be in place by next November. 'Biggest impact' CDS is a partnership between Devon and Somerset county councils to deliver broadband to rural areas.
Responses to the consultation will help inform how the contract is shaped.
The procurement process is due to begin next month.
Devon County Council's cabinet member, and CDS board member, Conservative, Rufus Gilbert said the consultation would help them set out the proposed areas and where to focus efforts.
Somerset County Council has added that it wanted to ensure the public funding as the biggest impact in increasing coverage.
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Cafes in Weston-super-Mare could be banned from using patio heaters for the outdoor seating areas due to its environmental impact.
Licensing bosses at North Somerset Council have agreed that LPG-fuelled outdoor heaters should be banned from public land in North Somerset.
A small number of cafes will be affected but they can still use other, more energy-efficient options. Premises using their own land for these heaters will not be affected by the licensing rules.
Speaking at Tuesday's licensing committee meeting, councillor Stuart McQuillan said: "Every aspect of technology has to adapt to deal with this [the climate emergency].
"We could encourage change to different technology. This could be a positive.
"We need to allow flexibility for technology to evolve."
Principal licensing officer Sioux Isherwood said there are around 30 street cafes in North Somerset but only a few use portable patio heaters, such as Brunello Lounge, Sass and Olea in Weston-super-Mare.
She said the equipment was a contentious issue, and several people wanted it banned.
Councillors Davies and Petty supported the ban, along with Clevedon Town Council.
The licensing committee's recommendations will need to be approved by full council before it can come into force.
A 10-year-old boy from Burnham-on-Sea is starring in this year's Iceland Christmas advert.
Beau Plested plays the son in a family Christmas scene which features characters from the film Frozen.
The advert took four days to film and Beau even got his own dressing room.
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Keynsham’s old fire station could be demolished to make way for a 42-bed boutique hotel.
Plans from Phoenix Group also include nine two-bed flats, two shops, a 45-seat restaurant and offices in a fix-storey building, plus a new public space.
The single-storey Temple Street station closed in November 2015 as a result of its amalgamation with Brislington Fire Station into a new state of the art combined station at Hicks Gate.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service sold the building to Chewton Place Developments in 2017 for £750,000, more than twice the asking price.
Phoenix Group’s plans say: “The boutique hotel in this central position will be a great asset to the future of Keynsham and would act as a hub for access to both Bath and Bristol and encourage value-added areas of employment.
“In addition, 28 per cent of the ground floor will be given over for public use, enhancing the area around the civic centre development.”
The old fire station sits between the civic centre and the Riverside development.
The plans said they set “a high quality benchmark against which future proposals will be assessed and establishes a modern architectural character to this part of Temple Street”.
The proposals include a 20-space underground car park and parking for 36 bikes. Bath and North East Somerset Council will decide the fate of the application.