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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • PC James Hayward in court accused of drink driving in Taunton - THE case of a serving Avon and Somerset Police officer accused of drink driving while on duty has been sent to a court outside the county.
  • Somerset Freemasons donate £175,000 to charities and good causes - MORE than £175,000 was donated in 2020 by generous Somerset Freemasons to charities and good causes whose fund-raising ability was hit by the Covid emergency.
  • Former pub among Somerset properties on sale this week - BELOW is this week's round-up of the pick of the properties on sale in Somerset...
  • Jockey Lorna Brooke dies following fall at Taunton Racecourse - AMATEUR rider Lorna Brooke has died in hospital following a fall from her horse at Taunton Racecourse earlier this month, the Injured Jockeys Fund has announced.
  • The 12 Somerset hospitals with NO Covid patients as cases continue to drop - THERE were two fresh Covid-19 cases recorded in each of the four Somerset districts in the latest 24-hour figures.
  • Fire in rear of refuse truck in Nunney, Frome - FIREFIGHTERS were sent to a report of a fire in the rear of a refuse lorry earlier today (Monday).
  • Fancy owning the 'best beach hut in the world' at Dunster? - ENGLAND'S first 5-Star beach hut at Dunster Beach is up for sale.
  • New ticket office opens at Taunton Station - CUSTOMERS have been able to pay their train fares at a new ticket office at Taunton Station for the first time today.
  • Holidaymaker rescued after fall at Hurlestone Point - A HOLIDAYMAKER was rescued by lifeboat crews after falling and injuring himself on a headland on the West Somerset coast.
  • Taunton teenagers encouraged to apply for £20,000 Bright Future Prize - A TAUNTON teenager could win a £20,000 to help "change the world around them".
  • Where houses are selling fastest and slowest in Somerset - IT takes an average 16.02 weeks to sell a home in Somerset, according to research by house buying firm Property Solvers.
  • Mobile speed camera locations across Somerset - WITH schools returning and lockdown measures having eased, there is going to be more traffic on our roads this week.
  • Three people rescued from vehicle in Cheddar Road, Wedmore - THREE people and a dog were rescued by firefighters after the vehicle they were in tipped over and left the road.
  • Taunton Magistrates' Courts results - A MOTORIST has been banned from driving for six months for driving without insurance.
  • Roadworks starting in the area this week - SOMERSET Highways teams are carrying out road works at a number of sites in the area starting this week.
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  • Porsche crashes into Georgian flats in Bath - The car was left hanging precariously over a drop after crashing through railings in Bath.
  • 'Do you know who the West of England mayor is?' - The PM was short of answers when asked about the Tory mayor while campaigning in Gloucestershire.
  • Starmer thrown out of Bath pub in lockdown row - The Labour leader, who was on a walkabout, was confronted by a landlord over lockdown restrictions.
  • Lorna Brooke: Amateur jockey dies in hospital after Taunton fall - Amateur jockey Lorna Brooke dies in hospital after a fall during a race at Taunton earlier this month.
  • Marine runs five marathons in five days for sister with cancer - Mike Francis and two of his friends are fundraising for drugs to help prolong his sister's life.
  • Avon and Somerset PCC candidates disagree over protest policing - The five people standing for police and crime commissioner take differing views of recent protests.
  • Somerset vicar's 'Twin My Vaccine' scheme raises £80k - People are being asked to donate the cost of their jab to the global vaccination effort.
  • Downton Abbey star and friend to run 200k for dementia support - Ed Speleers, who played footman Jimmy Kent, and friend Tom Morison want to raise £30,000.
  • Lee Collins: Yeovil Town boss Darren Sarll admits first game since defender's death was 'tough day' - Tom Knowles' goal helps Yeovil beat Boreham Wood as the hosts pay tribute to their late captain Lee Collins.
  • Hugh Grant in Frome: Why Somerset is attractive to celebs - As lockdown eases people are re-emerging into society but why is Somerset such a celebrity hotspot?
  • Surrey cyclist's 5,000-mile challenge inspired by barefoot walk - Josh Garman is aiming to cycle around the coastline of Great Britain for charity.
  • What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown? - Pub gardens and non-essential shops can now open in England - as part of the next stage of easing lockdown rules.
  • Covid: Restaurants and pubs have reopened, but what are the rules? - Pubs, cafes and restaurants in England can now open for customers seated outdoors.
  • How many people can I have a drink with? And other questions - We answer some of your questions about England's roadmap out of lockdown, and other Covid-related issues.
  • What are the UK plans for Covid passports? - The government is considering how people could prove they are unlikely to transmit Covid.
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  • European Super League: PM to meet football officials over breakaway group - Boris Johnson says the plan is "ludicrous" but Real Madrid's president says it will "save football".
  • Government to speed up UK climate change target - Boris Johnson says carbon emissions must fall by 78% by 2035 - 15 years earlier than previously planned.
  • George Floyd: US city on edge as jury deliberates Chauvin verdict - Security is ramped up in Minneapolis as jurors retire in the trial into the death of George Floyd.
  • George Floyd death: Three Americans assess Derek Chauvin trial - A retired police veteran, a Minnesota resident and a black political hopeful share their thoughts.
  • 'Russia is heading for a catastrophe' - The BBC's Steve Rosenberg travels 2,000 miles east of Moscow to gauge the mood of ordinary Russians.
  • Former US Vice-President Walter Mondale dies aged 93 - Jimmy Carter's running mate lost heavily to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election.
  • Covid-19: India added to coronavirus ‘red list’ for travel - It means most travel to the UK from India will be banned from 04:00 BST on Friday, amid Covid concerns.
  • European Super League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp against idea but will not quit - Jurgen Klopp is determined to remain as Liverpool boss and "help sort it" after reiterating his opposition to the European Super League.
  • Car insurance sees biggest price drop in six years - The average cost of car insurance has fallen by £87 in 12 months, according to new data.
  • Brian Sicknick: US Capitol riot policeman 'died of natural causes' - Officials say Brian Sicknick died after suffering two strokes, a day after being confronted by rioters.
  • Covid: Police watchdog says officers confused by unclear pandemic laws - A major review of policing during the pandemic says officers regularly struggled to enforce restrictions.
  • Covid contracts: PPE fixer who was Tory donor named in admin error - Samir Jassal, who has campaigned with the PM, was a contact in a £100m deal for Covid safety gear.
  • James Charles: YouTube temporarily demonetises beauty influencer - The YouTuber admitted to messaging with 16-year-old boys earlier this month.
  • Newspaper headlines: 'Great game robbery' and 'red card from Wills' - Opposition and anger towards the European Super League plans dominate Tuesday morning's front pages.
  • Are black women getting enough support for mental health? - Black women are more likely than white women to experience common mental health problems.