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Fireworks 'not to blame' for pile-up

BBC Somerset - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:11
Smoke from fireworks was "not to blame" for a pile-up on the M5 near Taunton which killed seven people, a coroner rules.
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BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled

BBC Somerset - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:48
Bath-based artist shortlisted for award
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Busy roads warning ahead of Easter

BBC Somerset - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 03:50
Motorists are braced for what is set to be the busiest day of the year on the roads so far with warnings about Somerset roads.
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Car museum unveiled after £5m re-fit

BBC Somerset - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:13
Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset officially opens three new exhibition halls after its three-year £5m re-fit project.
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Double blow for battling Shrewsbury

BBC Somerset - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:11
Shrewsbury Town lose Sam Foley, recalled by Yeovil, as well as the injured Dave McAllister, for the remainder of the season
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Pub shut and six held in drugs raid

BBC Somerset - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:05
A public house is shut down and six people arrested following a series of police drugs raids in part of Somerset.
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Cable car planned for city commuters

BBC Somerset - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:28
Proposals to build a cable car linking a former MoD base to the centre of Bath are considered by a housing company.
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Reprieve for threatened bus routes

BBC Somerset - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:00
Threatened bus routes in Somerset are saved after a consultation conducted by the local authority.
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VIDEO: Marathon runner donations top £50k

BBC Somerset - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:46
Surge in donations to Bath-based charity
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Head makes Ofsted complaints to Gove

BBC Somerset - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:03
The head teacher of a Bath school writes a series of letters to the education secretary accusing Ofsted inspectors of being "unprofessional".
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Submerged '£101k sale' car scrapped

BBC Somerset - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:17
A car submerged on the Somerset Levels for months is scrapped, despite attracting a £101,100 bid on eBay.
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Yeovil Ladies primed for WSL 2 debut

BBC Somerset - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:10
Yeovil Ladies defender Emma Brazell says their Women's Super League 2 opener against Reading will be a "massive occasion".
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Increased grants for flood-hit farms

BBC Somerset - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:34
A recovery grant for farmers hit by flooding is to be increased from £5,000 to £35,000, Defra announces.
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Live - Somerset v Yorkshire

BBC Somerset - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:28
Live commentary and scorecard from day three of the County Championship Division One match at Taunton (11:00 BST).
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Bereaved mother widens road campaign

BBC Somerset - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:43
The mother of a 13-year-old girl killed by a car while riding her bicycle widens her road safety campaign.
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VIDEO: Single referral centre for addicts

BBC Somerset - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 21:46
Scheme aims to cut cycle of reoffending
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Sent-off Gloucester duo face hearing

BBC Somerset - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:57
Gloucester's Sila Puafisi and Tavis Knoyle face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after being sent off against Bath.
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Ex-PC appeals over Twitter sacking

BBC Somerset - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:44
A North Somerset police officer sacked over claims that he posted "offensive" comments online says he will appeal against his dismissal.
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Appeal over rugby club expansion

BBC Somerset - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:19
Bath Rec Trust is to appeal against a decision blocking Bath Rugby's plans to expand its stadium.
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Davies defends uncontested scrums

BBC Somerset - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:13
Gloucester boss Nigel Davies says there was no choice but for their defeat by Bath to go to uncontested scrums.
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