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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • SSDC launches survey on road closures in Yeovil - RESIDENTS in South Somerset have the chance to give their views on Covid-19 road closures in town.
  • Simon Hulse's loan application delivered in a wheelbarrow - A BUSINESSMAN trying to secure a bank loan has been doing some astonishing number crunching.
  • PICTURES: Chard unites to say farewell to 'the deer whisperer', Mike Gage - CHARD united last week to pay tribute to Mike Gage - the ‘deer whisperer’ - who passed away recently.
  • Puriton Primary School closed as six staff catch Covid-19 - SIX members of staff at a Somerset primary school have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Nicola Fenn, of Minehead, tells domestic abuse victims to talk about it - A WOMAN who thought her partner was going to kill her during a vicious attack has pleaded with domestic abuse victims to speak up before things escalate.
  • Positive coronavirus tests on the rise in Somerset - THERE has been more than 50 coronavirus cases in Somerset in the last 24-hours - as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces tougher three-tiered measures from December 2.
  • Three-month closure order on home in Marl Close, Yeovil - A HOME blighted by incidents of intimidation, drug offences, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour has been boarded up.
  • Council plans to end rough sleeping in Taunton and West Somerset by 2027 - PLANS to end rough sleeping in the Taunton and Minehead areas by 2027 have been unveiled to Somerset West and Taunton Council.
  • Mecca Bingo Taunton launches Everyone Deserves a Christmas appeal - MECCA Bingo Taunton has today announced the launch of its Christmas appeal.
  • Man rescued after fall from scaffolding in Bere Lane, Glastonbury - A MAN had to be rescued from a roof after falling from scaffolding this lunchtime (Monday).
  • Somerset mum concerned about closure of Misterton First School - A SOMERSET mum says the potential closure of a first school could be “devastating” if plans to reorganise the education system in South Somerset go ahead.
  • Positive Covid-19 tests at Hans Price Academy, Weston-super-Mare - A "SMALL number of staff and students" at a Somerset school have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Lyra Cole from Highbridge aims for second Christmas No.1 for Brain Tumour Research - A SOMERSET girl who beat a beat a brain tumour and topped the charts with a charity single last Christmas has launched another appeal this year - to help find a cure for cancer.
  • Men due to appear in court after man reported being threatened in Somerset town - TWO men are due to appear in court after a man reported being threatened in Castle Cary.
  • PM to outline post-lockdown plan for tougher tier system today - BORIS Johnson will set out plans for a strengthened three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions to replace the national lockdown in England and to pave the way for a limited relaxation at Christmas.
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  • Nigel Leat: Safeguarding training 'available to abuse school' - Nigel Leat filmed himself abusing primary school pupils in Weston-super-Mare and was jailed in 2011.
  • Crash victim family photo helps explore 'grief taboo' - The family of Billy Abernethy-Hope, who died two years ago, are part of an exhibition about grief.
  • Nigel Leat: School 'prioritised performance over safeguarding' - Paedophile teacher Nigel Leat was jailed in 2011 for abusing pupils at a school in Weston-super-Mare.
  • Travel writer and journalist Jan Morris dies at 94 - Morris wrote more than 40 books including a notable trilogy about Britain's empire, Pax Britannica.
  • Bath considers different Christmas events for 2020 - With the traditional Christmas market cancelled, the city will try other ways to draw in visitors.
  • Fungi insulation panels to be grown at Watchet's ex-mill - The project is to "reinvigorate" Watchet after the paper mill closed with the loss of nearly 200 jobs.
  • Autumn Nations Cup: Luke Cowan-Dickie and Anthony Watson return to England squad - England regulars Luke Cowan-Dickie and Anthony Watson are back in the squad and in contention to face Wales.
  • Covid: The new lockdown rules for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - England will move to a tougher version of tiered coronavirus restrictions when lockdown ends next week.
  • Coronavirus: Inside test-and-trace - how the 'world beater' went wrong - BBC News spoke to key government figures, scientists and health officials involved from the start.
  • Covid: How will I get a coronavirus vaccine? - Several vaccines are showing promise and one is already being reviewed by the UK regulator.
  • Coronavirus: How to be happier while working from home - Tips on happier ways to work from home in the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
  • Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area? - Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
  • Premiership: Bath 12-19 Newcastle Falcons: Gary Graham double helps visitors to victory - Gary Graham scores two tries as Newcastle mark their return to the Premiership with an impressive win at Bath.
  • Yeovil Town 1-3 Hartlepool United - Hartlepool United end their recent National League slump with victory at bottom club Yeovil Town.
  • Alex Gray: Bath sign former Atlanta Falcons player - Former Atlanta Falcons tight-end Alex Gray moves back to rugby union and joins English Premiership club Bath.
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  • Trump accepts US presidency transition to Biden must begin - The president says a key federal agency should "do what needs to be done", but he vows to fight on.
  • Covid-19: England arrivals to be able to cut quarantine with private test - People arriving in England can end their self-isolation with a negative test taken after five days.
  • COVID-19: 'It doesn't feel like a lockdown' - Covid-19 case numbers are dropping in most parts of England, but the South East's cases are rising.
  • Covid-19: PM sets out 'tougher' post-lockdown tiers for England - England will return to a regional approach from 2 December but the tiers will be "tougher", the PM says.
  • Covid-19: Travel quarantine, Christmas plans and festive TV - Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning.
  • Charles Darwin: Notepads worth millions lost for 20 years - Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches.
  • Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Mrs Brown on BBC Christmas TV line-up - Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Mrs Brown's Boys are among the shows in the festive schedule.
  • Biden cabinet: Inner circle get key posts as John Kerry named climate envoy - The former secretary of state is among the names announced for key roles in the new US administration.
  • Police probed after black woman punched during arrest - Eight Met officers are investigated over claims of excessive use of force against a black woman in custody.
  • Government set to pass new laws to cut UK overseas aid budget - Church leaders and charities are among those opposing a cut in the UK's overseas aid budget.
  • Stephen Ellison: Diplomat who saved drowning woman given banner - The banner, a Chinese gift of gratitude, reads "righteous and courageous, saving people from water".
  • I'm a Celebrity castle crash: Sharn Hughes dies taking photo - Sharn Hughes had gone to see the lights at Gwrych Castle - the location of TV show I'm a Celebrity.
  • The papers: 'Tis the season to be jolly careful' and jab news - Most papers carry news that the Oxford vaccine is "highly effective" at stopping Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Reunited after the Manchester Arena bombing - Usman and Sharon were connected forever after being caught up in the bombing's aftermath.
  • Nagorno-Karabakh: 'It's too painful to sleep' - Whilst most Azerbaijanis are celebrating the end of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, some are struggling to return to normal life.