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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Tributes paid to 'devoted' father killed in Bridgwater crash - Mark Boobyer's family say he was the "most caring and devoted dad, husband, son and brother".
  • Almost £1m to be spent on repairing historic Somerset site - The money must be spent by the spring to get the buildings ready for potential regeneration.
  • Arrest after lorry strikes bridge in Willsbridge - Parked vehicles and streetlights are also damaged amid reports of a vehicle weaving all over a street.
  • Funding boost to crack Bristol hospital bed-blocking crisis - Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will share £11.5 million to ease pressure on wards.
  • Willsbridge: Mum 'shook up' after lorry crash near Bristol - A man is in custody on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • Voi e-scooters to become available in south Bristol - Voi e-scooter operator is expanding its hire area into south Bristol.
  • Calls for franchising system amid Bristol 'bus crisis' - A bus franchising deal could see greater public control and reliability of bus services in the West.
  • Warning Somerset GP agency spend is 'not sustainable' - A medical director says "difficult decisions will have to be made" without improved funding.
  • Avon and Somerset police officer banned for sex texts to teenager - Scott Burton is banned from policing for "inappropriate" messages to a 15-year-old girl.
  • Pret death: Coroner calls for new reporting system - The recommendations follow the death of Celia Marsh who ate a dairy-contaminated Pret a Manger sandwich.
  • Woman dies in three-vehicle crash in south Somerset - She was pronounced dead at the scene on the A303 near the village of Podimore.
  • Book vending machine at Somerset school encouraging children to read - A primary school in Somerset brought in the machine to encourage its pupils to read.
  • Dorset woman raises thousands for family of crash victim - Hannah O'Connor was so upset about the road death she decided to set up a fundraiser.
  • Bromley A-A Yeovil Town: National League game abandoned as fan dies - A supporter dies after being taken ill at Saturday's National League game between Bromley and Yeovil Town, prompting the match to be abandoned.
  • Premiership: Bath 13-19 Harlequins - Quins hold-off hosts for fourth win in a row - Harlequins beat Bath 19-13 to extend their Premiership winning streak to four matches at the Recreation Ground.
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  • First coal mine in decades approved amid climate concerns - Climate experts and Tory MPs argued the Cumbria mine would scupper UK efforts to lower emissions.
  • Border Force staff at airports to strike over Christmas - Passport control officers are to join thousands of public servants in walkouts over pay, the PCS union says.
  • UK weather: Drivers warned of risks as Arctic blast begins - Motorists are being urged to take precautions amid cold weather alerts and warnings across the UK.
  • Putin: Nuclear risk is rising, but we are not mad - The Russian leader insists his country would only use its nuclear arsenal in response to a strike.
  • Turner Prize: Windrush memorial artist Veronica Ryan wins for 'poetic' sculptures - Veronica Ryan's winning works include giant sculptures of Caribbean fruits on a street in Hackney.
  • Oldest DNA reveals two-million-year-old lost world - Genetic material extracted from soil has revealed the ancient plants and animals of North Greenland.
  • Matt Hancock to stand down as MP amid local criticism - It comes as some Tory members in his Suffolk constituency say the MP is "not fit to represent" them.
  • Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting coup - A far-right group is suspected of planning to storm parliament and install an aristocrat as leader.
  • Cost of living: House prices drop by 2.3% in a month - Halifax - The mortgage lender says the annual rate of growth in property prices fell from 8.2% to 4.7%.
  • Strep A: Royal Belfast children's hospital postpones routine procedures - Officials say the postponements are due to pressures caused by a rise in bacterial and viral infections.
  • UUP leader criticised for 'whine like a girl' remarks - The Ulster Unionist leader is called a "disgrace to unionism" by the DUP's Edwin Poots.
  • Pedro Castillo: Peru Congress impeaches president amid battle for control - Soon after Pedro Castillo said he was dissolving Congress, lawmakers vote to impeach him.
  • Murderer publicly executed by his victim's father, Taliban say - The shooting at a stadium is the Taliban's first public execution since their return to power.
  • Winter weather: Keeping costs down when it's cold - As energy bills rise and temperatures fall, there are extra payments available.
  • Can I get a Cold Weather Payment and how much are they? - Cold Weather Payments are available to some if temperatures stay low.