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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Commuter sets up South Western Railway delay bingo - The game invites passengers to tweet in reasons why South Western Railway services have been delayed.
  • Five charged over Extinction Rebellion Tube protests - Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on to trains at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell on Thursday.
  • Glastonbury Festival footage from 1983 rediscovered - Footage of the Glastonbury Festival in the early 1980s has been rediscovered in the BBC film archives.
  • Demand for transgender awareness courses 'up 50%' - The Diversity Trust says people want to understand because they "don't want to offend".
  • 'Muscle car' owners rally round for funeral - A total of 25 cars came to help escort Leonard Birtles's body to the crematorium.
  • Taunton 'stolen' car crash kills driver during police pursuit - The driver was fatally injured when the car overturned and burst into flames in Taunton.
  • Rivers slowed to help wildlife and tackle flooding - The National Trust project will reconnect rivers with original flood plains, slowing the flow of water.
  • Historic England adds lighthouses, cliff lift and viaduct to At Risk Register - Historic England adds 247 sites to its At Risk Register but 310 have been saved and removed.
  • Woman killed as she leaned out of train window - Bethan Roper, 28, suffered a fatal head injury when she was struck by a tree next to the track.
  • Developer faces court action as care homes never open - The High Court is due to hear an application to put the Carlauren Group into administration.
  • The moment shots fired at armed police in Castle Cary - Footage from police officers' body-worn cameras shows the moment a man fired at them during a stand-off in Somerset.
  • Yeovil 765-home estate set for approval despite objections - Several parish councils in south Somerset and Dorset object to the estate planned near Mudford.
  • Bruton man hit in face with firework calls for ban - Aksel says fireworks are "basically explosives you can buy over a shop counter".
  • Badger culls have varying impacts on cattle TB - The UK government policy sees cattle TB incidence fall in two badger cull areas but rise in a third.
  • The family living off-grid in the woods in Somerset - Tinkers Bubble, in Somerset, does not use fossil fuels and has solar panels for electricity.
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