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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Avon and Somerset Police spent 400 hours on accidental calls - Avon and Somerset Police spent nearly 400 hours dealing with abandoned calls in one month.
  • South Western Railway workers to hold four-day strike - The stoppage in August and September is part of the long-running guards dispute.
  • Collector's haul of rare pedal cars up for sale - Vintage Jaguars, Rolls Royces and Bugattis are up for auction - but they are all miniature versions.
  • The son giving the gift of his voice to his father - Bob Alderman, 70, lost his voice to motor neurone disease - until his son stepped in to help.
  • Steve Booth: Leicester Tigers pay tribute to former player who has died aged 42 - Leicester head coach Geordan Murphy says former team-mate Steve Booth, who has died aged 42, was a "real entertainer".
  • A-levels: Dip in top grades as thousands get results - Girls overtake boys with top grades as 300,000 pupils learn results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • T20 Blast: All eight games abandoned as rain wrecks Friday schedule - No play is possible in any of the eight T20 Blast games scheduled to take place on Friday because of rain.
  • What3words: The app that can save your life - Police want everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives.
  • Lorry hits railway bridge and destroys wall - It happened in Castle Cary, Somerset, on the railway line between Westbury and Weymouth.
  • Rail fares set to rise again by up to 2.8% - From January, commuters could pay on average more than £100 extra a year for rail travel.
  • Ashes 2019: England spinner Jack Leach on playing for his local club after Ireland Test - England spinner Jack Leach explains why he returned to play for his local club in Taunton after making 92 against Ireland.
  • Glastonbury appeal teen meets idol Sigrid at Latitude Festival - A girl seen crying and singing during the set of Sigrid at Glastonbury Festival has met her idol.
  • Somerset man won't let disability stop rescue training - Mr French says the search and rescue training in Burnham has adapted to suit his needs.
  • Somerset special schools open their own pop-up shop - Children from special schools are running a pop-up shop selling things they have made.
  • Brean beach is dazzled by Simon Beck's 85m sand star - The star on the Somerset coast, is the 100th creation by sand and snow artist Simon Beck.
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