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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • M5 traffic lights row stabbing suspect released - The attack happened amid a row between the occupants of two vehicles on a sliproad of the M5.
  • Ex-offenders sell burgers out of former prison van - The rehabilitation project gives young offenders skills and support to help them return to work.
  • Jane Austen: 'At risk' centre sets £15k fundraising target - The attraction is appealing for funds to help it recover from the financial hit of coronavirus.
  • Vocal Works Gospel Choir will perform despite lockdown - The choir had a huge George Michael tribute planned in Bristol, but Covid-19 curtailed their fun.
  • M5 motorway stabbing: Man arrested in Weston-super-Mare - A suspect, 42, is in custody after a car passenger was stabbed on Weston-super-Mare's M5 sliproad.
  • Coronavirus: Outdoor pools and lidos struggling to reopen - Some volunteer-run attractions say a shortened summer season is "not financially viable".
  • Relyon: More than 80 job losses at Wellington bed makers - Administrators informed staff at Relyon in Wellington of the redundancies on Friday.
  • Coronavirus: Second Burnham-on-Sea pub closes - The Somerset and Dorset pub in Burnham-on-Sea is closed after a customer tested positive.
  • PC Tim Silverwood sacked for stealing cash on duty - The chief constable said PC Tim Silverwood was "a disgrace to the uniform he once wore".
  • Hope to repair or re-route Watchet road at risk of erosion - Fears of cliff erosion closed the road between Blue Anchor and Watchet last December.
  • Somerset County Council sets out unitary authority plans - The county council said it wants to "put an end to confusion for residents and free up millions of pounds".
  • M5 in Somerset reopens 33,000 volt power cable pole catches fire - A stretch of motorway in Somerset has now reopened after the blaze, which affected 10,000 customers.
  • Paul Wells: Man remanded in custody accused of murder - Richard Matthews is charged with killing Paul Wells, who was found dead in a garden in Somerset.
  • Ric Pallister: Ex-council leader denies child sex abuse charges - Ex-South Somerset District Council leader Ric Pallister is accused of 23 counts of indecent assault.
  • Coronavirus: Publican 'frightened' as customer tests positive - Pub staff called 90 people after a customer tested positive for Covid-19 following reopening
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