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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

  • Father and son divers make rare Roman treasure find in Somerset - A FATHER and son on a diving training exercise in Somerset discovered pottery dating back hundreds of years to the Roman occupation.
  • Have you seen this van - it was stolen in Somerset and is believed to still be in the county - POLICE in Somerset are asking people to look out for a stolen vehicle believed to still be in the county.
  • PHOTOS: Dramatic blaze that closed busy road - TAUNTON Fire Station has issued these photos of a lorry fire on the A358 around lunchtime yesterday (Saturday).
  • See what's planned for this former doctors' surgery - A FORMER GP surgery could be converted into a home - as long as a ban on it being used for domestic purposes is overturned.
  • New chef at The Blackbird Inn near Wellington aims to give the food the wow factor - THERE is a poem by W H Davies entitled Leisure.
  • Village primary school where staff prevent several children trying to escape 'whenever they have the opportunity' - THE safety of several pupils at a village school has been compromised as they escape from the campus "whenever they have the opportunity", according to a report.
  • The County Gazette has moved - but don't worry, we'll still bring you the top local stories - THE County Gazette has relocated to plush new offices.
  • A358 near West Hatch re-opens following lorry fire caused by exploding tyre - driver suffers burns - POLICE have now re-opened the A358 in both directions following the earlier hay lorry fire.
  • Taunton bar promises 24/7 sport on 'Somerset's largest LED video wall' - YOU'LL be able to catch this summer's Ashes cricket Tests between England and Australia on a huge outdoor screen in a Taunton bar - whatever the weather.
  • Sponsored bike ride from Paris to Geneva takes in the Tour de France finish - CYCLING enthusiasts are being offered the chance to watch the climax of the Tour de France before trying to emulate the world's top riders.
  • Where police mobile speed cameras will be next week - THE locations for Avon and Somerset Police Speed Enforcement Unit mobile speed cameras schedule for the week commencing Monday, February 18 have been announced.
  • Somerset Waste Partnership set to appoint new contractor for kerbside collections - MARCH 29 will be a significant day for Somerset – and not just because of Brexit.
  • UKHO raised whopping £27,000 for Musgrove leukaemia charity - MORE than £27,000 has been raised by the UK Hydrographic Office for charity.
  • Taunton students leave classes to strike against climate change - SCHOOLCHILDREN in Taunton took part in a nationwide protest against climate change, with many walking out of school to pick up a placard.
  • Runaway dog reunited with its owners - THE mystery of a dog picked up by police has been solved.
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  • Private probation firms in Wales and south west in administration - Unions say they had warned about the "disastrous privatisation programme" four years ago.
  • Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Yeovil Town - Struggling Yeovil slip to a sixth defeat on the spin as promotion-chasing Forest Green run out comfortable winners at the New Lawn.
  • Bogus heating installer Daniel Park, 26, given suspended sentence - When one customer lit her stove, smoke billowed into the room setting off a carbon monoxide alarm.
  • Schools' climate strike: 'Why we skipped school to protest' - Young people explain why they walked out of schools across England to protest over climate change.
  • Agent Provocateur shop displays branded 'pornographic' - The adverts show a model in a "suggestive pose" wearing underwear described as "see-through" by some.
  • Woman impersonated police officer to steal from 88-year-old - Tracey Hayward was jailed for two years after admitting burglary and theft.
  • Weston General A&E document used out-of-date advice - Campaigners are concerned that health officials looking at the A&E's future used advice published in 1998.
  • Stalker jailed twice on trial again for stalking - An "obsessed" former Royal Navy helicopter pilot is in court accused of stalking a company director.
  • 'Sleepless nights' over crossing in Weston-super-Mare - The application was met with 93 letters of objection but planning officers recommended approval. 
  • Steiner schools in Bristol and Frome in closure threat - The schools were handed termination notices by the government and must deliver plan to improve.
  • Man critical after Trowbridge Tesco car park stabbing - He suffered life-threatening injuries in the attack at a Tesco Extra in Trowbridge on Wednesday.
  • WW2 wreckage found by grandson on Norwegian mountainside - Royal Navy pilot Phil Richardson found the wreckage of his grandfather Ron's WW2 plane in Norway.
  • Secondary tables - poor pupils behind for next 70 years - League tables go live and the BBC reveals how long it could take for poorer pupils to do as well as the rest.
  • Premiership: Bath 30-13 Newcastle Falcons - Three first-half tries help Bath consign bottom side Newcastle to a fourth consecutive Premiership defeat.
  • Christian Judge: Saracens re-sign Cornish Pirates prop for rest of season - Bath-bound Cornish Pirates prop Christian Judge re-joins Saracens on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
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  • IS teenager Shamima Begum 'gives birth' - Her family say they have been told the 19-year-old and her child - said to be a boy - are in "good health".
  • Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters - The US president urges European allies to repatriate 800 Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.
  • Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operations - Travellers tell the BBC they cannot get home after the UK regional airline went into administration.
  • Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal - Theresa May tells Conservatives "history will judge us all" over the handling of Britain's EU exit.
  • Instagram: Will quitting make me happy? - Nicole and Tali are Instagram besties. But the pressure to post is taking its toll.
  • Russian flag flown on Salisbury Cathedral 'disrespectful' - The stunt has been called "disrespectful" and "stupid" in light of last year's Novichok poisoning.
  • Bloodsports videos taken down from Facebook and YouTube - Footage of cockfighting and hare coursing in the UK was removed after a Countryfile investigation.
  • Abdul Deghayes death: Brother of Syria war pair stabbed to death - The 22-year-old man had two brothers who died fighting in Syria in 2014.
  • HMP Bedford Tornado team quells unrest at 'dungeon' jail - The same prison suffered £1m damage in a 230-man riot in 2016.
  • Pension contribution hike to hit pay packets - The potential impact on workers with auto-enrolled pensions is "quite substantial", says an expert.
  • Jussie Smollett 'paid Nigerian brothers to attack him' - The actor's lawyers deny the latest reports, which come after Chicago police released two men.
  • Emiliano Sala: Former coach's tribute as funeral takes place - On the day of footballer Emiliano Sala's funeral, a childhood friend and a former coach pay tribute.
  • Mesmerising starling murmuration captured near Leominster - Sarah Church filmed the amazing sight in Brierly near Leominster earlier this week.
  • Zachary Cruz: 'My brother was the Parkland gunman' - "The whole world is going to give him hate - why do I?" says Zachary Cruz of the Parkland shooting gunman.
  • The aerial acrobats who can't see the ground - Blind performers push at the limits from on high