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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Luxon family campaigns for unborn child's rights - Jackie and Tom Luxon want changes to the Road Traffic Act to recognise an unborn infant as a person.
  • One-Day Cup: Craig Overton stars with bat and ball as Somerset crush Kent - Craig Overton hits 66 and claims 5-18 as Somerset skittle Kent for 94 in a thumping 264-run win.
  • Therapy horse visits patients in hospital - Star the miniature therapy horse visited elderly patients in hospital in Taunton.
  • Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police - Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.
  • Marine A: ‘I don’t think about the man I killed’ - Sgt Alexander Blackman was given a life sentence for shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter, his murder conviction was later reduced to manslaughter.
  • Rise in abuse of 999 call handlers in West of England - In one call to a control centre, a man threatened to stab and set fire to the call handler's house.
  • Epilepsy charity calls for social media seizure warnings - People with epilepsy are being exposed to flashing images, some deliberately, says a charity.
  • Bristol City fans anger at £7 'rip-off' Easter egg in club shop - The Bristol City club shop is selling sports-branded Cadbury's eggs which can be bought for just £1.
  • Parents find out about primary school places - Families in England are getting primary school offers, with one in 10 likely to miss out on their first choice.
  • Horse rescued from deep beach mud in Burnham, Somerset - Three rescue teams battled for hours to pull the horse to safety.
  • North Somerset widow's home burglars branded 'scum' - Jewellery was stolen from the Easton-in-Gordano home while the 75-year-old visited her dying husband.
  • Hinkley Point C: Life inside a nuclear power station construction campus - Thousands of workers are building a new power station at Hinkley Point and many stay in two campuses.
  • Three-unique-words 'map' used to rescue mother and child - How three words - "weekend", "foggy" and "earphones" - rescued a mother and child after a car crash.
  • Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Yeovil Town - Yeovil's relegation worries intensify as defender Adel Gafaiti is sent off in their 2-0 defeat by Crewe.
  • Todd Blackadder: Bath director of rugby to leave at end of season - Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder will leave at the end of the campaign to become head coach at Japanese side Toshiba.
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