Somerset

Weston A&E's overnight closure to be reconsidered in Autumn

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:24
Campaigners say the overnight closure of Weston General's A&E is putting lives at risk.
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Readers turn screw on school-run drivers

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 18:42
Claims that drivers are being targeted unleashes pent-up frustration on obesity and bad driving.
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Avon and Somerset police mental health fears as sick days soar

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:53
The number of days lost in Avon and Somerset rises 450%, mostly due to stress and depression.
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'Mock slave auction' school rated inadequate

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:03
Some pupils at the school in Bath allegedly chained a black student to a lamppost and whipped him.
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'MI6 conman' Mark Acklom arrested in Switzerland

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 07:47
Mark Acklom was wanted for allegedly conning a divorcee out of her £850,000 life savings.
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School-run drivers in Highbridge 'targeted with nails'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:31
Police investigate claims that nails have been glued into a road to stop drivers parking.
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Somerset Rivers Authority spends £5m on flood prevention

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:15
About two-thirds of the money was spent on dredging and flood prevention work along the county's main rivers.
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'Paedophile hunter' jailed for blackmailing victims

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:28
Charles Touzel extorted money from his victims after pretending to be a teenage girl online.
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Buses in 'crisis' as 3,000 routes reduced or scrapped

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:54
More than 3,000 services have been cut back or withdrawn, the Campaign for Better Transport says.
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Castle Cary tyre fire: Blaze 'started deliberately'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:57
The large fire near Castle Cary could be arson, the fire service has said.
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Crews tackle large fire at tyre factory in Castle Cary

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:05
Onlookers reported hearing "a series of bangs" thought to be fuel tankers exploding at the site.
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Explosions heard at fire scene

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:03
Members of the public are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed after a fire broke out at a tyre factory.
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Bin crew shortage 'due to Brexit and nuclear build'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:55
Somerset Waste Partnership says they are regularly short of crews due to Brexit uncertainty.
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Council pays out £75,000 to people wrongly charged for care

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:49
North Somerset Council found 60 cases where people had been mistakenly billed for care.
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Watchet marina plans approved by West Somerset Council

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:18
A local group called the Onion Collective proposed the £6m development of East Quay in Watchet.
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County Championship: Essex and Somerset play out draw as batsmen dominate

BBC Somerset News Feed - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:55
Essex and Somerset end their Division One clash with a predictable draw after strong first innings from both sides.
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Christopher Harris jailed for killing partner in Highbridge crash

BBC Somerset News Feed - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 19:47
Artist Laura Biss died after being struck by a van driven by Christopher Harris on 20 January.
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Gary Warren: Yeovil Town sign Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender

BBC Somerset News Feed - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:05
Yeovil Town sign Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Gary Warren on a two-year contract.
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Love Island: Jack's ex among 12 new contestants

BBC Somerset News Feed - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 08:00
A semi-pro footballer, an eyebrow technician and a socialite are part of a shake-up for the villa.
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County Championship: Batsmen dominate as Essex and Somerset seem set for draw at Chelmsford

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:36
Essex and Somerset seem set for a draw after another good day for the batsmen at Chelmsford in Division One.
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