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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Trial date set for man, 87, accused of murder - A trial date has been set for an 87-year-old man accused of murdering his wife, aged 85.
  • Hundreds watch solstice sunrise at Glastonbury Tor - Crowds enjoyed the sunrise at what is regarded by some as one of the most spiritual sites in the UK.
  • Prom night for all after donations from community - Hundreds of outfits are donated to help students who otherwise could not afford to go to prom.
  • Celebrities design Glastonbury tattoos for charity - The designs aim to highlight WaterAid's mission of bringing clean water to people living in poverty.
  • Olympic swimmer trained Hollywood star for new film - Siobhan-Marie O’Connor said it was "surreal" to be Daisy Ridley's swimming coach for the biopic.
  • What is the current weather forecast for Glastonbury? - BBC weather forecasters are urging festival-goers to treat the current outlook with caution.
  • Trust to move mother and child statue after outcry - The relocation of the mother and child statue has provoked an angry response from visitors.
  • The dos and don'ts of Glastonbury festival packing - From toilet roll to bin liners, we run through what you will need after the gates open on 26 June.
  • Naked knitted figures get ready for Glastonbury Festival - Iconic parts of the festival like the bins, flags and even the long-drop toilets have been knitted.
  • 'Performing is like nothing else', says Glastonbury dancer - Two lucky women are chosen to perform on the Pyramid stage following open auditions.
  • Glastonbury Festival organisers issue message to campers - Festival-goers are being urged to bring "sturdy camping equipment" which can be taken home.
  • Listen: Somerset general election debate - Charlie Taylor hosts a debate with some of your local candidates in the general election.
  • Who can I vote for in the general election? - Find out which constituency you are in, who you can vote for and where you can vote using our postcode search.
  • What election issues really matter to you? Let us know - At BBC News, we need your help to ensure we’re getting our election coverage right.
  • Bridgwater: your guide to the new Somerset seat - Bridgwater is one of the new constituencies that was created after a boundaries change.
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  • Chris Mason: Election betting claims put focus on who knew what and when - Allegations around some of those who might have known the date in advance are still making headlines.
  • Chief constable who lied about navy career sacked - Nick Adderley says the decision brings an “end to my career of over 32 years as a police officer”.
  • Jay Slater: Search for missing Brit focuses on village - Jay Slater, 19, has not been heard from since Monday when he said he needed water and had 1% battery.
  • 'We all love you so much' - Kate's birthday tribute to William - The image was posted online by the Princess of Wales to mark her husband's 42nd birthday.
  • Top sunscreens fail protection tests, Which? says - Some cheaper lotions from supermarkets Aldi and Lidl outperformed more expensive brands, Which? said.
  • Post Office system not a scandal, insists ex-union boss - George Thomson tells an inquiry that Horizon is "robust", provoking anger from sub-postmasters.
  • Cyber-attack delays teenager's cancer operation - Dylan Kjorstad's surgery was delayed due to concerns over blood supplies following a cyber-attack.
  • 'Sir Ian McKellen fell off stage and landed on me' - Sir Ian McKellen fell off the stage during a West End show and landed on a member of the audience.
  • Baby killed by pet dog named by police - Police are "satisfied" that no criminal offences have been committed in relation to the dog attack.
  • Hammer attack schoolboy guilty of attempted murder - The 16-year-old attacked three people with hammers at his boarding school in Devon.
  • Putin warns South Korea against arming Ukraine - The Russian president said it would be a "big mistake" if Seoul sent lethal weapons to Kyiv.
  • Thousands of naked swimmers mark Australia's winter solstice - Around 3,000 people took the plunge in the River Derwent in Hobart to mark the winter solstice.
  • Who should I vote for and what are the parties promising? - Explore the manifestos of the main parties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and compare their policies on key issues with this interactive guide.
  • Impassioned Question Time audience puts leaders on the spot - The BBC's chief political correspondent analyses the key moments of Thursday's Leaders' Special.
  • Labour would pass law to end rental 'bidding wars' - Keir Starmer says he wants to stop landlords encouraging higher rent offers to secure properties.