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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Two people die in motorbike crash near Wells in Somerset - Both riders are killed and a pillion passenger left in a critical condition, police say.
  • Firefighters tackle blaze at school in Yatton - Fire officers say half of a school's roof has been destroyed in the fire in Yatton.
  • Yeovil shopping centre becomes temporary arts space - Yeovil's art director says she wants the venue to be "a home from home" for a series of events.
  • Housing developer buys 'crucial' land in Somerset - More than 300 homes could be built near Taunton by Bristol-based developer Crest Nicholson.
  • Concerns over Weston-super-Mare Odeon's art deco organ - Shutting on 5 June, the Odeon cinema in Weston has one of only two working 1930s organs in England.
  • Tarr Steps on Exmoor being repaired after flooding - Part of the ancient Exmoor bridge was washed away in January.
  • Charlotte Edwards Cup: Northern Diamonds extend perfect start and South East Stars win - Northern Diamonds overpower Sunrisers at Headingley to make it four wins out of four in the Charlotte Edwards Cup.
  • Somerset beat Sussex in T20 Blast - Surrey's Sean Abbott equals Andrew Symonds' fastest century in English T20 cricket in their win over Kent.
  • Charlotte Edwards Cup: The Blaze, Northern Diamonds and Southern Vipers claim victories - Nat Sciver-Brunt smashed 96 from 50 balls as The Blaze kept up their 100% record in the Charlotte Edwards Cup.
  • Matt Banahan 'emotional at Premiership Hall of Fame induction - Matt Banahan says he is emotional to have been selected for the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame.
  • Imogen Allison: England feel team 'can do anything' at World Cup - Imogen Allison says the belief in the England team is so strong it could guide them to their first World Cup victory this summer.
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  • Covid: Top Chinese scientist says don’t rule out lab leak - The man who led China's pandemic response says inquiries into its origins should consider everything.
  • Vaping: Government plans underage crackdown - Rishi Sunak says he is "deeply concerned" by the rising number of under-18s using vapes.
  • Italy: Agents die when boat capsizes on Lake Maggiore - Two Italian intelligence agents and a former member of Israel's security forces are among four victims.
  • Beyoncé's Renaissance tour: Intergalactic explosion of fun - The star pays tribute to Tina Turner and dances with her daughter, as her world tour reaches London.
  • Adam Peaty: Three-time Olympic champion says winning gold medals will not solve problems - Great Britain's three-time Olympic champion Adam Peaty says he wants to be happy before he goes to Paris 2024 in search of another gold medal.
  • Supermarket price rises hit new high in May - Fresh produce prices are lower but coffee and chocolate as well as non-food items lift inflation.
  • Amazon to offer parents term-time-only working - The online giant is offering a flexible contract but the GMB union says workers want higher pay.
  • Army's IRA spy Freddie Scappaticci admitted killing suspected informer - The detail is uncovered in a BBC Spotlight investigation into Freddie Scappaticci, who died in April.
  • Staff at homeless charity St Mungo's to stage month-long strike over pay - Pickets will be set up across the country, but St Mungo's says it cannot meet union pay demands.
  • Foxconn: iPhone maker hikes pay ahead of new model launch - Foxconn's move comes ahead of the expected launch of Apple's iPhone 15 later this year.
  • Man prises crocodile's jaws off his head at Australian resort - The 51-year-old has a narrow escape from the animal while snorkelling off a luxury island.
  • Malaysia detains Chinese ship suspected of looting British WW2 wrecks - Malaysia says it has detained a Chinese vessel suspected of raiding two British maritime war graves.
  • The Gallows Pole: Shane Meadows does period drama - with an office worker and mechanic - A mechanic and a financial team leader are among the first-time actors in Shane Meadows' new series.
  • Newspaper headlines: Labour housing plan and banks 'ripping off' savers - Labour plans to let councils buy land cheaply and a call for action on interest rates lead the papers.
  • High Wycombe: Can people really fall in love with their local tip? - What is it about a Buckinghamshire waste centre that earned it a 100% satisfaction rating?