Somerset

Avon Fire Authority 'old boys club' criticised

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:37
Home Office report says senior fire officers got big pay and pension rises at a time of austerity.
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Groping: Police advice on how to report sexual assault

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:00
A Chief Inspector tells us why it's important to report being sexually assaulted in a nightclub
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Thousands of bees swarm on Exmoor

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:22
A huge swarm was spotted by a photographer flying over treetops in a valley of the River Exe.
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Alex Jenkins: 'I dreamed of the Premier League, now I want a Super Bowl'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 23:03
Ahead of his first training camp, Bath's Alex Jenkins prepares to take the next step from soccer hopeful to NFL star.
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In pictures: A day on the Cotswold Way

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:51
The 102-mile walking route from Bath to Chipping Campden has been captured on Google Street View.
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Prize-winning cheese stolen from Somerset show

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:15
Eleven blocks of prize-winning Cheddar worth thousands of pounds were taken from Yeovil Show.
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Why is Jane Austen trending 200 years after her death?

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:03
Even two centuries after her death, her work is still being celebrated at events across the country.
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Jane Austen Centre is given £50,000 engraving on £5 note

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:05
A Bath museum is given one of five valuable fivers on the 200-year anniversary of the author's death
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Jamie Mines: 'If you give up you may as well die'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:56
Father-of-two speaks about overcoming the frustrations of carrying out every day tasks.
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Holiday traffic: Beat the summer getaway gridlock

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 00:31
Saturday between 11:00 and 16:00 is expected to be busiest on the roads.
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Kamlish wins one of three golds for GB in London

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 23:51
Hannah Cockroft, Sophie Kamlish and Olivia Breen win gold for Britain on day four of the World Para-athletics Championships in London.
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T20 Blast round-up: Two tons, 29 sixes & 443 runs in Chelmsford thriller

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 18:33
Colin Ingram's brilliant 114 sets up a five-wicket win for Glamorgan in the T20 Blast against Essex, while Middlesex's batsmen fail to fire.
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Dog survives after chasing stone off 150ft cliff

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:20
A lifeboat crew found cocker spaniel Indy at the foot of the cliff, bruised but otherwise unhurt.
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Jane Austen's worldwide fan club

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 01:23
The devotees from around the world for whom Jane Austen plays a big part in their lives.
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Glamorgan v Somerset: Rain frustrates home side after Rudolph blast

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 21:33
Glamorgan and Somerset are rained off in Cardiff after Jacques Rudolph's unbeaten 65 takes Glamorgan to 171-5 in 17.2 overs.
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T20 Blast: Fan holds pint in mouth to catch six at Glamorgan-Somerset

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 20:26
A fan holds a pint of beer in his mouth to catch a six from Glamorgan's Colin Ingram during their T20 Blast match with Somerset at Cardiff.
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Cheeki Rafiki deaths: Yacht firm boss guilty of safety breach

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:59
Douglas Innes was responsible for the Cheeki Rafiki, which lost its keel 700 miles off Nova Scotia.
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Two men charged with Burnham-on-Sea murder

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:15
Joseph Pearce, 40, was found dead from a stab wound at a house in Burnham-on-Sea.
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Yeovil Town: Swansea City loan defender Keston Davies to Glovers

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:14
Yeovil Town sign Swansea City defender Keston Davies on a season's loan - their seventh summer signing.
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Rare egrets breed successfully in Somerset

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:05
RSPB confirms rare wild bird success on the Somerset levels
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