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 | 24/04/2009 2:51 pm

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  • Budget 2021: English city regions to get £6.9bn for public transport - The chancellor will announce increased funding for tram, train and bus services in England.
  • Berrow death: David Jackson was no threat when killed by wife, jury told - David Jackson was stabbed by his wife Penelope in their home after a row over a meal, jurors hear.
  • Driver who killed Somerset cyclist given suspended sentence - Lorraine Barrow's widower says a suspended sentence does not feel like justice for his wife's death.
  • Covid-19: Swindon hospital boss wants return of mandatory face masks - Chief executive of Great Western Hospital in Swindon says masks would help alleviate NHS pressure.
  • Sarah Everard: Five police officers facing action over social media messages - Five officers have cases to answer over messages sent on WhatsApp and Signal, the police watchdog says.
  • Tory MPs don't need masks as they know each other, says Rees-Mogg - The Commons leader says maskless Tory MPs are in line with official guidance as they know each other.
  • Flooding disrupts trains from Exeter to Salisbury - Train lines have been blocked between Exeter and Salisbury following heavy rain and wind.
  • Bristol surgery wait for baby with cleft lip and palate - Christopher Jones says delays at Bristol Children's Hospital are putting his son on "the back foot".
  • Covid: False negatives blamed for high case rates in West of England - A family of six from Somerset were wrongly told their tests were negative as county hits peak cases.
  • Murder accused tells police 'I stabbed him, I've had enough' - Penelope Jackson is accused of murdering her husband of 24 years in their Somerset bungalow.
  • Ben Condon: High Court grants new inquest into death of baby - Ben Condon was eight weeks old when he died after a "catalogue of hospital failures".
  • A&E waits 'crippling' ambulance services - An ambulance boss says his service is the busiest it has ever been.
  • Premiership: Harlequins 31-17 Bath - Champions claim bonus-point victory - Andre Esterhuizen and Joe Marchant both score two tries as Harlequins beat Bath for another bonus-point win at the Stoop.
  • Grimsby Town 2-0 Yeovil Town - Grimsby extend their lead at the top of the National League table with a win over Yeovil at Blundell Park.
  • Josh Davey: Somerset & Scotland fast bowler on his unlikely international career - Fast bowler Josh Davey tells BBC Points West why he loves playing for Scotland, and how he came to realise he could represent them.
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  • Joel Souza, filmmaker wounded in Alec Baldwin gun incident, 'gutted' at friend's death - Joel Souza, wounded by a gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin, grieves for lost friend Halyna Hutchins.
  • Covid: Travellers to be able to use cheaper Covid tests - Fully-jabbed people returning to England can take lateral flow tests instead of PCR tests from Sunday morning.
  • Chancellor to announce 'skills revolution' funding - The government sets out its package for boosting skills and further education in England.
  • Brexit: UK says new Northern Ireland Protocol talks 'constructive' - A government source says the EU has offered "things that we can work with" but gaps remain.
  • A-level textbook withdrawn over 'shocking' Native American question - The exam board AQA apologises and says the textbook should never have been approved.
  • 'My student loan refund took six years' - Rebecca Gale says she was "shocked and then angry" the Student Loans Company took so long to repay her.
  • Turkey moves to throw out US envoy and nine others - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares them "persona non grata" for urging an activist's release.
  • Greta Thunberg: 'We need public pressure, not just summits' - The climate activist speaks to the BBC about the COP26 conference, emissions targets and rickrolling.
  • Social care crisis: Woman, 92, waited four months to be discharged - Dementia patient Esme Hanson was left stranded in hospital because of a lack of home care.
  • England crush West Indies in T20 World Cup opener - England bowl West Indies out for 55 as they make a stunning start to their Men's T20 World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win in Dubai.
  • Covid: Dogs bought in lockdown being abandoned - A charity says animals that cannot be sold are disguised as strays so rescue centres take them.
  • Alex Quiñónez: Ecuador sprinter shot dead - Quiñónez, one of the country's best known athletes, was shot in the city of Guayaquil.
  • Record-breaking ferris wheel opens in Dubai - The massive wheel was opened in Dubai with a lavish fireworks display to mark the occasion.
  • Newspaper headlines: Ministers consider Covid Plan B and 51 MPs report threats - Speculation over tougher Covid restrictions and the upcoming Budget feature on Sunday's front pages.
  • Kim Leadbeater: Serious conversations needed on safety for MPs - Kim Leadbeater says a "serious conversation" about the safety of people in public life is needed.