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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Farmer proposes by mowing 'marry me' into field - Chloe Morley says she was in "complete shock" when she discovered the proposal.
  • Hundreds of motorcyclists join ride for charity - Motorcyclists in Bristol raise more than £19,000 for men's mental health charity.
  • Historian uncovers covert D-Day chart maker's tale - "If those hand-drawn documents had not arrived, D-Day could have been delayed," the historian says.
  • Council imposes 'pointless' 20mph limits in villages - New 20mph speed limits are introduced at High Littleton and Farrington Gurney.
  • Ringing bells crosses the generations - Sophie, 11, and Jim, 95, are part of a 'band' of bell ringers at a church in Weston-super-Mare.
  • 'Blood friends' speak of relief at meeting each other - Three women who were infected by contaminated blood struck up a friendship through the inquiry.
  • Doctor Who fans knit scarf 'longer than Clifton bridge' - People posted knitted scarves from across the country to add to the project celebrating the Doctor.
  • Bitterns attract wildlife tourists to Somerset - Once close to extinction in Britain, the Somerset Levels is one of the top places to see the bird.
  • Bath beat Northampton to earn home semi-final - Bath run in six tries as they beat leaders Northampton 43-12 to finish second in the Premiership table and earn a home semi-final.
  • Couple fight dementia stigma with day group support - A woman has said a dementia day care group's support has enabled her husband to live a full life.
  • Woman in her 80s dies after crash - Police are appealing for information after the crash, which happened near Yeovilton.
  • Injured Navy commander takes on 100km charity walk - Polly Hatchard prepares to fight through the pain taking on one of the UK's hardest ultra trails.
  • Hairdresser becomes mental health advocate - Dan James says he wants to encourage more people to talk about things they may be struggling with.
  • Mosque could move into former chapel - The Octagon chapel on East Reach has been an auction house since 2013.
  • Food bank stock cannot match demand, trust says - Donations are starting to drop due to the cost-of-living crisis, the Trussell Trust says.
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  • Rescue teams search for Iran's president after helicopter crash - A helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi made a "hard landing" in adverse weather, state media says.
  • Diddy apologises after video shows attack on ex-girlfriend - The rapper says he's sorry for his "disgusting behaviour" in a statement on social media.
  • Manchester City have put themselves 'in history books' - Midfielder Phil Foden responds to Manchester City's record fourth successive title by saying "we’ve put ourselves in the history books".
  • Inquiry's report into biggest-ever NHS disaster due - More than 30,000 people were infected with HIV and hepatitis C in the infected blood scandal.
  • Mum still feels guilt for son's infected blood death - Martin White died at the age of 33 after being given blood products contaminated with HIV.
  • Boy's body found in river as second teen 'critical' - The 14-year-old's body was found in the River Tyne and the younger boy was rescued and taken to hospital.
  • Slovakia PM attacker 'may not have been lone wolf' - Investigators are probing whether the suspect was part of a group who "incited and supported each other”, a minister says.
  • Wrong boil water advice given to some Devon homes - South West Water apologises after 28 properties were wrongly told the water was safe to drink.
  • Watch: Blue fireball lights up skies over Spain - The suspected meteorite was also seen in Portugal, with many sharing their videos on social media.
  • Strictly star Giovanni rejects claims over teaching methods - The professional dancer on the BBC show says he is looking forward to clearing his name.
  • Baby Reindeer 'a big problem' for Netflix and Gadd - Morgan - Journalist Piers Morgan says there are issues to be addressed by the programme makers.
  • Dublin-New York portal reopens with set hours - The livestream linking Dublin and New York was temporarily suspended due to "inappropriate behaviour".
  • Taiwan's steely leader rewrote the book on how to deal with China - Taiwan's outgoing president says boosting her country's military was the only way to defy China's threat.
  • Why the BBC could track down a people-smuggling kingpin before the police - Barzan Majeed is believed to have controlled the trade across the English Channel yet remained free.
  • Putin and Xi no longer have a partnership of equals - Vladimir Putin’s visit to China was a show of strength, but in reality he needs Beijing's support for his war in Ukraine.