Somerset

Three sailors rescued after leaving ship to go drinking

BBC Somerset News Feed - 3 hours 33 min ago
The Russian, Dutch and Philippine nationals failed to return to their ship after going drinking on dry land.
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PCC drug smuggling comments labelled 'disgraceful'

BBC Somerset News Feed - 6 hours 30 min ago
A police and crime commissioner comes under fire for suggesting the town as a gateway to the UK.
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Council tax increase: Why am I paying the police so much?

BBC Somerset News Feed - 16 hours 17 min ago
A bigger portion of your council tax will go to police this year. But why? And what is it used for?
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Badger cull: Policing cost £3m in 2018

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:46
Badgers are being culled in a bid to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis.
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App firm creates digital hub for Taunton to grow sector

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:56
Digital Taunton aims to get more young people into the tech industry and create a business network.
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New homes built by Persimmon missing fire safety barriers

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:42
Persimmon Homes contacts more than 1,000 people over concerns about its timber-framed homes.
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PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 02:11
Ministers call for payments companies to block essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats.
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'Fleecehold': New homes hit by 'hidden costs'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:02
Could your dream home cost more than you think? A growing number of new-build buyers warn it could.
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Yeovil Town Ladies: Women's Super League club may revert to part-time status amid cuts

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:13
Top-tier side Yeovil Town Ladies make cuts to off-field staff and may revert to part-time status, BBC Sport understands.
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Birnbeck Pier owners to be served repair notice

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:46
North Somerset Council says it has "exhausted all options" with the pier which is earmarked for demolition.
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Dame Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe and Sharron Davies to write to IOC over transgender athletes

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:58
Dame Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe and Sharron Davies are to write to the IOC asking for more research on the "benefits" of being a transgender athlete.
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Cheers as limbless girl Harmonie-Rose completes race

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:25
Harmonie-Rose lost her limbs to meningitis but was pushed around a half-marathon course.
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Homes refused for 'heart-ripped-out' village of Langford

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:57
Drivers were forced onto householders' driveways due to a lack of passing places, councillors were told.
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Harmonie-Rose Allen: Limbless girl finishes Bath half-marathon

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:59
Harmonie-Rose Allen, five, was cheered by crowds as she crossed the finish line in Bath.
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Somerset village uses Dutch sea defence to avert flooding

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:33
The new £1.5m sea defence at Stolford replaces a shingle ridge it cost £50,000 a year to restore.
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Pony bludgeoned to death with metal pole

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 16:05
The Shetland pony's rear legs had been tied together with a rope.
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Frome record shop Raves from the Grave makes big move

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 12:31
A Frome record shop's move proves a challenge as everything has to be done by hand.
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University of Bath vice-chancellor's luxury home for sale

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 11:20
The five-bedroomed property was Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell's home for 15 years.
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Yeovil Town v Macclesfield Town

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 10:09
Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Yeovil Town and Macclesfield Town.
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Dogs dumped by side of road in cage in Somerset

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:46
The RSPCA said the dogs were "soaking wet and very matted" when found by the A46.
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