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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Somerset County Council considers cuts to libraries budget - Community groups could take over the running of the library service as a way to save money.
  • Summer getaway journey times 'to take four times longer' - Drivers warned some journeys will take 90 minutes longer as Heathrow braces for busiest day.
  • Thousands of bees swarm on Exmoor - A huge swarm was spotted by a photographer flying over treetops in a valley of the River Exe.
  • Groping: Police advice on how to report sexual assault - A Chief Inspector tells us why it's important to report being sexually assaulted in a nightclub
  • Avon Fire Authority 'old boys club' criticised - Home Office report says senior fire officers got big pay and pension rises at a time of austerity.
  • Prize-winning cheese stolen from Somerset show - Eleven blocks of prize-winning Cheddar worth thousands of pounds were taken from Yeovil Show.
  • Jane Austen Centre is given £50,000 engraving on £5 note - A Bath museum is given one of five valuable fivers on the 200-year anniversary of the author's death
  • Jamie Mines: 'If you give up you may as well die' - Father-of-two speaks about overcoming the frustrations of carrying out every day tasks.
  • Holiday traffic: Beat the summer getaway gridlock - Saturday between 11:00 and 16:00 is expected to be busiest on the roads.
  • Jane Austen's worldwide fan club - The devotees from around the world for whom Jane Austen plays a big part in their lives.
  • In pictures: A day on the Cotswold Way - The 102-mile walking route from Bath to Chipping Campden has been captured on Google Street View.
  • Why is Jane Austen trending 200 years after her death? - Even two centuries after her death, her work is still being celebrated at events across the country.
  • Alex Jenkins: 'I dreamed of the Premier League, now I want a Super Bowl' - Ahead of his first training camp, Bath's Alex Jenkins prepares to take the next step from soccer hopeful to NFL star.
  • Kamlish wins one of three golds for GB in London - Hannah Cockroft, Sophie Kamlish and Olivia Breen win gold for Britain on day four of the World Para-athletics Championships in London.
  • T20 Blast round-up: Two tons, 29 sixes & 443 runs in Chelmsford thriller - Colin Ingram's brilliant 114 sets up a five-wicket win for Glamorgan in the T20 Blast against Essex, while Middlesex's batsmen fail to fire.
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