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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Somerset couple live their 1930s dream lifestyle - Lisa and Neil Fletcher use 1930s appliances around their home and always dress in period clothes.
  • Half-term getaway prompts 40-mile tailbacks on M5 - The southbound stretch of the road was hit with heavy delays throughout Saturday.
  • 'Rare' Beatles' memorabilia sells for £11k at auction - A "unique" collection of unseen photographs of the Fab Four are sold at auction.
  • Historic fighter plane narrowly missed house before crash - The 1949 Hawker Sea Fury crashed 10 seconds after its engine seized near RNAS Yeovilton.
  • VW Polo driver dies after collision in Chilcompton - He was pronounced dead at the scene after his VW Polo collided with a Toyota pickup.
  • Watchdog investigates Pontins over alleged discrimination - It allegedly used an "undesirable guests" list comprising Irish surnames to refuse bookings.
  • Octagon Theatre upgrade work to start in January 2023 - The extensive project aims to allow bigger shows to come to the Octagon in Yeovil.
  • Exmoor: 'Stunning' bluebells hint at a wooded past - A carpet of ancient bluebells have suddenly flowered on Exmoor after lying dormant for centuries.
  • Five major nature recovery schemes announced across England - The projects aim to manage land sustainably and improve access to nature for those in cities.
  • Sweet packets driven from Somerset to Ukrainian refugees - Owners of a confectionary business will deliver packets with hand-written messages.
  • Ukrainian friends start new life together in Bridgwater - Viktorria and Lillya had an emotional meeting at the airport with their host from Somerset.
  • Somerset First Aider witnessed 'inhuman' acts in Ukraine - Steve Brooks says returning home was a culture shock after six weeks of training Ukrainian troops.
  • Ukrainian refugee supported by Bristol wrestling coach - Saeed Esmaeli came to the UK legally from Iran aged 11, now he's helping Ukranian refugees.
  • Ukraine war: Incubator appeal to support premature babies - Khaled El Mayet said incubators are needed to care for babies being born early in Ukraine.
  • Vitality Blast: Yorkshire beat Worcestershire, holders Kent Spitfires lose to Somerset - Harry Brook and Joe Root guide Yorkshire to victory over Worcestershire in the T20 Blast, while Somerset beat 2021 winners Kent.
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