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South Western Railway offers compensation after strikes

BBC Somerset News Feed - 9 hours 11 min ago
South Western Railway services were disrupted by industrial action for 27 days in December.
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Great Western Railway staff defraud firm

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:04
Former deputy operations director Mark Heffernan spent the money on alcohol, hotels and bonuses.
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Teacher banned for abusing pupils with special needs

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 16:25
Thomas Marshall, 46, worked at Fosse Way School in Radstock for four years until 2018.
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Somerset farmer builds own solar-powered ice cream van

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 13:29
David Baker has sold ice cream for over 30 years and says his bespoke van will modernise the industry.
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Ex-RAF pilot sells vintage motorbikes to save Somerset church

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 02:00
Bill Southcombe wants to raise £45,000 towards saving the village church his ancestor built.
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Yeovil Town P-P Chesterfield

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 11:15
Saturday's National League game between Yeovil Town and Chesterfield is postponed because of safety concerns.
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Weymouth to Yeovil rail line closes for seven days

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:13
Buses will replace trains between Weymouth and Yeovil Pen Mill, extending some journeys by an hour.
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Parents of baby born on motorway reunited with 999 call operators who helped them.

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:42
A couple whose baby was delivered on a motorway have been reunited with the 999 call operators that helped them.
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Parents thank 999 operators after M5 roadworks birth

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:28
Jayne Rowland was on her way to hospital when she went into the final stages of labour on the M5.
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Premiership: Worcester Warriors v Bath

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:04
Team news as Worcester Warriors host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Sixways.
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Emily Eavis: Glastonbury festival 'has to achieve 50/50 gender-balance'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 15:56
The organiser of Glastonbury festival won Godlike Genius at the NME Awards in London.
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Carlisle conman 'destroyed two women's lives'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 15:27
David John Mackay lived secret lives with both, stole from them, and ran up debts in their names.
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Watchet harbour wall battered by Storm Ciara

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:49
The harbour wall was damaged in December but now more of it has collapsed after Storm Ciara.
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Harrogate Town v Yeovil Town

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:27
Live coverage of Tuesday's National League game between Harrogate Town and Yeovil Town.
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Somerset: Gordon Hollins joins as chief executive following ECB departure

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:13
Somerset appoint Gordon Hollins as chief executive following his departure as the ECB's managing director of county cricket.
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Mendip ponds restored to help great crested newts breed

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:59
Nearly 50 derelict farm ponds are being restored to create new habitats for great crested newts.
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Corey Anderson: Somerset sign New Zealand all-rounder for T20 Blast

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:46
Somerset re-sign New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for the whole of this season's T20 Blast.
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Fussy toads 'need help' to return to breeding ponds

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:45
Volunteers with buckets help toads, frogs and newts across busy roads to reach their ancestral pond.
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Missing Somerset's man's body found in Benidorm

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 07:01
The family posted on Facebook that "to our saddest regrets" the body of Phil Pearce had been found.
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Storm Ciara: Power cuts across Wiltshire and Somerset

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 16:21
More than 2,000 properties were without power in Wiltshire and 254 homes in Somerset.
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