For the next two weeks, Avon and Somerset Police is holding a firearms amnesty.
In 2017, 313 guns and 120 pieces of ammunition were handed over to the force, including shotguns, revolvers, flare guns and a stun gun.
People bringing in firearms during the amnesty won't have to give their names, and won't be prosecuted for having the weapons.
But, anything brought in will be examined, and any crime identified would be investigated.
Police joins forces with university
The University of the West of England has started offering apprenticeship degrees in policing.
A three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) has been launched in partnership with Avon and Somerset Police.
It is the first force in the South West to offer this type of degree-based apprenticeship to new recruits.
Apprentice officers will spend three quarters of their time learning on the job and the rest studying, or in the classroom.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I’m delighted that Avon and Somerset Constabulary and UWE Bristol are working together to offer a rewarding learning experience to our new recruits.
"This is a great opportunity for individuals to pursue a varied and interesting role as part of the force while gaining a qualification at the same time."
New scheme to encourage people to use town centre starts
A new scheme to improve safety for pedestrians in the centre of Yeovil comes into play from midnight tonight.
Pedestrianisation of Wine Street, Union Street and the top end of Middle street will limit access for vehicles.
Disabled parking and loading bays will also be relocated, however no bays are expected to be reduced.
It's part of a wider effort to encourage more people to use the town centre.
Police apprenticeship degrees offered by university
Apprenticeship degrees in policing are now being offered by the University of the West of England.
The three-year course has been launched with Avon and Somerset Police - which will pay recruits a salary.
It's the first force in the South West to move its initial police learning to a degree-based apprenticeship.
Mum calls for bowel cancer screening age to be lowered
A terminally-ill mother from Somerset is calling for the age for bowel cancer screening to be lowered.
Lisa Wells, who set up the charity Lisa's Army, was given a diagnosis of bowel cancer in her early 30s.
The Government says it is planning to lower the age from 60 to 50 and Public Health England says it'll review screening regularly.
Ms Wells is now planning a big charity event to help others with the disease.
BreakingM5 reopens following earlier oil and diesel spill
The M5 has now re-opened following an
earlier fuel spillage from an HGV this morning.
England have gritted the road and there is a temporary 50 mph speed limit in
place on the northbound carriageway between junction 26 Wellington and 24 at
Bridgwater. This is only expected to be in place for a couple of hours.
The 20-year-old, a rugby player with Minehead Barbarians, was on a reward trip with work-mates.
In her first broadcast interview Heather Pring has said she knows there was "no foul play" involved, but it has not been possible to discover why Freddie fell from the balcony in the early hours of the morning.
A memorial fund has been set up in Freddie's name, to raise funds to provide sports coaching and development to adults and children in West Somerset.
Heather says: "I always knew that my son had amazing qualities but it wasn't until after his death that I became aware how much people rated him."
Josh Clark collapsed with seizures after contracting meningitis five years ago.
His mother, Nicola Clark, said she was told the nearest ambulance was almost half an hour away, but firefighters from Woolacombe, trained as co-responders, attended within minutes and provided oxygen that could have prevented severe brain damage.
I feel that, without their response, areas like this don't have a chance."
A public consultation into the controversial proposals has started, which sees seven stations in Devon and one in Somerset earmarked for complete closure, while another eight could lose one of their engines.
The service said it wanted to bring an outdated service into the 21st Century and fire incidents in both areas had decreased 36% between 2008 and 2018.
South Western Ambulance Service said it was aware of the proposals but that it had "no concerns about the provision of fire co-responders, and will continue to maintain a high level of community response".
South West Water has 'unacceptable level of performance'