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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Baby death: Weston-super-Mare woman charged with murder - Sarah Jayne Barron, from Weston-super-Mare, is charged after the discovery of a body in a garden.
  • Stagecoach bus firm denies some of its drivers are racist - Asylum seekers say they were not allowed to board and drivers told them they do "not take refugees".
  • Engineer quits job to start painting in Bath - Charles Minty says it was a "very hard decision" to take the plunge but a "wonderful" experience.
  • Ash dieback disease still spreading 10 years on - It kills thousands of trees in the West but there are signs some are developing resistance to it.
  • Fracking: I'd allow drilling in my back garden, says Jacob Rees-Mogg - The business secretary suggests residents living near fracking sites should get royalty payments.
  • Derelict Stothert & Pitt factory transformed into Bath office hub - The new office space will host up to 70 businesses in a former crane factory.
  • Plans for 58 new homes on edge of Cheddar approved - Sedgemoor District Council gives the green light to a developer for new homes in Cheddar.
  • Grade II*-listed bridge opens after extensive work - Cleveland Bridge in Bath reopens following a year of repair works.
  • Water rebates for some customers after £150m fines for missing targets - Thames Water and Southern Water are hardest hit and will have to return almost £80m to customers.
  • Somerset Waste Partnership plans to run bin lorries on vegetable oil - Somerset Waste Partnership says it could help it achieve its carbon emission goals.
  • Will Muir: Bath winger to miss the rest of the season with knee injury - Bath winger Will Muir is ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury sustained in training.
  • Worcester Warriors: Bath sign Ted Hill, Ollie Lawrence, Fergus Lee-Warner and Valery Morozov on loan - Bath take four players from troubled Worcester - Ted Hill, Ollie Lawrence, Fergus Lee-Warner and Valeriy Morozov - on loan.
  • Southend United 1-0 Yeovil Town - Jake Hyde's winner helps Southend secure a narrow home win against a stubborn 10-man Yeovil.
  • Jamie Chadwick: 'Consistency' key for W Series champion with third title in sight - Britain's Jamie Chadwick says "consistency" has been key as she goes to Singapore on the verge of winning a third W Series title.
  • County Championship: 2022 team of the season as chosen by BBC Sport users - With the county cricket season finishing, who did BBC Sport users choose as their best Championship XI for 2022?
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  • I'm still in favour of lower tax for high earners, says Liz Truss - But Liz Truss says she is not currently contemplating trying again to get rid of the 45p tax rate.
  • Mortgage rates still rising as big lenders revise deals - The average rate of a new two-year fixed rate mortgage is 6% as the UK's biggest lenders change prices.
  • Ukraine war: Liberated town shows human cost of Russia's defeat - The BBC's Orla Guerin finds desolate scenes in Lyman, a town Ukraine recaptured from Russia.
  • I won't let my abusive dad win any more - Alex Scott - BBC broadcaster Alex Scott says the domestic abuse she experienced during her childhood is "still so raw".
  • Queen of Country music Loretta Lynn dies aged 90 - The singer's hits included Coal Miner's Daughter, Honky Tonk Girl and feminist anthem The Pill.
  • EU votes yes on common charging cable - Euro-MPs vote to make all mobile devices use the same USB-C type charger from 2024.
  • Man held after woman killed by American bulldogs in Liverpool - Five American bulldogs were put down after the victim, named locally as Ann Dunn, was attacked.
  • Prince William warns of organised crime threat to wildlife - The Prince of Wales says his campaigning to protect the environment is a way of honouring the Queen.
  • Gateshead: Boy, 14, held in murder probe into teenager's death - The 14-year-old is arrested on suspicion of murder after another teenager dies following a stabbing.
  • Wagatha Christie: Rebekah Vardy to pay Coleen Rooney £1.5m in legal costs - Rebekah Vardy has been ordered to pay 90% of Coleen Rooney's legal costs following a defamation trial.
  • Iran schoolgirls remove hijabs in protests against government - Dramatic scenes show teenagers waving headscarves and chanting against clerical authorities.
  • Diana Panorama interview: BBC settles with Earl Spencer aide - Alan Waller claimed false documents were used by Martin Bashir to win the late princess's trust.
  • Ros Atkins on...why protests are happening in Iran - Demonstrations are happening following the death of a woman detained by 'morality police'.
  • 'Inspirational moment' - tributes to Olympian's dad - Jim Redmond, who famously helped his injured son Derek cross the 400m finish line at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, has died aged 81.
  • Four women to run post office and count penguins in Antarctica - The team will also monitor a colony of gentoo penguins on Goudier Island for five months.