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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Coronavirus: Cheddar Caves to close with 40 jobs lost - The tourist attraction will shut for the foreseeable future due to the effects of coronavirus.
  • Butlin's: 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends - The holiday camp firm expects workers to take paid or unpaid leave once the government scheme ends.
  • The National Trust homes where colonial links are 'umbilical' - Up to a third of the National Trust's 300 UK houses have links to colonialism, a project found.
  • Yeovil man Leon Green jailed for axe attack in house - Leon Green attacked his victim in his home after they had been drinking in a pub.
  • River Avon sunken houseboat owner helped by fundraiser - A section of the River Avon near Bath was accidently drained due to a faulty sluice gate.
  • Boat trip firm losing £1,000 a day after River Avon section drained - The Environment Agency said it would raise levels on Friday after water drained from the River Avon.
  • Clevedon school plans approved despite 1,000 objections - Campaigners are unhappy that a special school's expansion plans are on green belt land.
  • Topsy-turvy union flag gets complainant in a flap - A woman is sent an "absolutely bizarre" anonymous letter about the "correct way" to fly a flag.
  • Crohn's patient 'vomits 30 times a day' and has cardiac arrests - Jessica Elliot has had three cardiac arrests and weighs 5st 7lb as her body rejects food and drink.
  • Zivile Jokubonyte: Missing woman and son 'left UK for Spain' - Zivile Jokubonyte flew to Spain from Bristol with her two-year-old son, police say.
  • Bath boats left underwater after sluice gate fault - Owners talk of panicking after seeing their homes put in danger by the sudden drop in water levels.
  • Sanditon fans' giant beach art bid for second series - Fans wanting a second series of ITV's Sanditon draw the show's two main characters on a beach.
  • Memorial to commemorate Long Ashton's war dead - The memorial - three granite stones - will have the names of the men, women and children who died.
  • 'Foul mouth' councillor Linda Vijeh apologises in mic gaffe - Councillor Linda Vijeh says she is known for having a "mouth like a sewer" but intended no offence.
  • Discovery care workers dismissed over safeguarding concerns - A care provider's investigation into its own staff found practices fell "well below expectations".
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