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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Ex-Marine aims for bench press title - Ram Patten says training for next month's championships is "extremely meditative".
  • Film made for just £5k premieres at town cinema - The film, made by a college lecturer, tells the story of a father and son who work as fishermen.
  • New bus to restore vital service to communities - The rural service is being put in place after what campaigners call a "long fight".
  • Man pleads guilty to murder after violent attack - Adam Bowers is to be sentenced later after admitting fatally punching and kicking Nick Bryan.
  • Collection of 'high-end hoarder' sold at auction - About 2,500 items from the collection of George Withers, an antiques dealer from Bath, are sold.
  • New banking hub a 'relief' for businesses - Businesses had previously feared about longer, more expensive journeys, to do their banking.
  • The historic organ entertaining cinema-goers - Weston-super-Mare's Odeon has one of three Compton cinema pipe organs in use in the UK.
  • Everything we know about Somerset Council's cuts - Somerset Council votes through major cuts to many services after declaring a financial emergency.
  • Town council increases tax as it takes on services - The authority says the "modest" increase will save jobs and ensure services keep running.
  • Council 'disappointed' as tax rise proposals are rejected - The authority had asked for permission to go above a 5% cap to help with a "financial emergency".
  • Athletics arena saved through council tax rise - Yeovil Town Council raises its share of council tax to take over at-risk facilities from Somerset Council.
  • Fears over future of the arts as budgets are cut - The funding for a county's biggest three theatres is under threat in proposed council savings.
  • Five recycling centres could close in council cuts - Residents react angrily to plans to reduce the number of site across a county from 16 to 11.
  • Why your council tax could be about to go up by 10% - The council’s trying to plug a £100m deficit by cutting services and raising council tax.
  • Protestors picket councillors outside cuts meeting - Crowds gathered outside Somerset Council's meeting, where £35m of cuts were being discussed.
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  • Trump easily wins South Carolina but Haley fights on - The former president moves closer to the Republican nomination with a huge win in his rival's home state.
  • PM warns of hatred in politics after Anderson row - Rishi Sunak does not address Lee Anderson's comments, but warns of the dangers of polarisation.
  • US and UK carry out new strikes on Yemen's Houthis - The US says the allies targeted 18 sites, including missile storages, drones and radars.
  • After 1,250 years women join Japan's (nearly) naked festival - Women take part despite some in the community suggesting it should remain a men-only event.
  • The blind Ukrainian amputee whose wife's voice kept him alive - Serhiy suffered catastrophic injuries - including losing both his legs - when an anti-tank mine blew up his vehicle.
  • The price of political opposition in Russia - Jailed opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza refuses to be cowed following the death of Alexei Navalny.
  • SNP to push for fresh Gaza debate in Parliament - The party wants another debate on the conflict, after a vote on Wednesday descended into chaos.
  • Oppenheimer dominates SAG Awards ahead of Oscars - Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr won acting prizes, while the film won best ensemble cast.
  • Kuenssberg: Commons chaos was grisly reminder of threats MPs face - It appears that the week of mayhem in the Commons was influenced not by information, but intimidation.
  • Root falls as India turn screw on England - Follow live text updates from day three of the fourth Test between India and England in Ranchi.
  • Four women and a girl killed in Vienna in 24 hours - The victims were killed in separate, unrelated incidents in the Austrian capital on Friday.
  • Former England and QPR forward Bowles dies aged 75 - Former England and Queens Park Rangers forward Stan Bowles dies aged 75.
  • The converted landmark buildings given new life - A Georgian cloth hall and a huge flour mill are among the buildings to have been rescued in England.
  • 'Bodyguards for MPs' and Starmer turns on Tories - Pictures of pro-Ukraine demonstrators and concerns about MPs' safety feature on the front pages.
  • Kim Petras on sexual liberation and fighting TiKTok - The pop star talks about her sex-positive EP, and why artists need to take a stand over royalties.