Somerset

Man 'fired at police' during 'rampage' in Castle Cary

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:51
A trial hears how Daniel Hannam "deliberately fired" at armed officers during a siege in January.
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Bruton man hit in face with firework calls for ban

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:38
Aksel says fireworks are "basically explosives you can buy over a shop counter".
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Yeovil 765-home estate set for approval despite objections

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:18
Several parish councils in south Somerset and Dorset object to the estate planned near Mudford.
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Extinction Rebellion Bristol slams council petrol station purchase

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:05
Extinction Rebellion claims a council's investment in a petrol station is "misguided".
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Damage that led to metre River Avon drop to cost £3.5m

BBC Somerset News Feed - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 01:53
A sluice gate got stuck open at the start of October, leaving boats hanging from their moorings.
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Gillingham stun gun burglar jailed for 'terrifying' raids

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 16:23
Matthew Hoppe armed himself with an "array of weapons" before carrying out three violent attacks.
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Bruton school takeover proposal sparks opposition from parents

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:10
Parents say the proposal to takeover Sexey's School in Bruton is being done without any transparency.
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Somerset snail farmer wants to make county 'snail central'

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 09:06
Lyn Paxman has 2,000 snails but will be fattening up 300,000 by next year at her Somerset home.
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Police encourage Muslim women to report hate crime

BBC Somerset News Feed - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 00:26
Avon and Somerset Police say some Muslim women get so used to harassment they regard it as normal.
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Yeovil Town 1-2 Harrogate Town

BBC Somerset News Feed - Sat, 10/12/2019 - 17:19
Harrogate extend their unbeaten run to seven games with a National League win at in-form Yeovil.
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Badger culls have varying impacts on cattle TB

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:11
The UK government policy sees cattle TB incidence fall in two badger cull areas but rise in a third.
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Bridgwater academy expansion delayed after toxic substance found

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:31
The academy said coal tar was found, and a council spokesman confirmed there was no risk of harm.
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GWR train manager a hit for funny announcements

BBC Somerset News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 07:55
Train manager David Shelley has won fans for his "outrageously enthusiastic" messages.
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Glastonbury Festival 2020: Diana Ross to play legend slot

BBC Somerset News Feed - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:59
The soul icon is the first artist to be confirmed for the 2020 Glastonbury Festival.
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Yeovil's St Margaret's hospice to close 12-bed unit

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 19:13
The charity that owns Yeovil's St Margaret's Hospice says its decision will put 48 jobs at risk.
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Jason Kerr: Somerset head coach signs new contract

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 15:27
Somerset head coach Jason Kerr signs a new contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2022 season.
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Big Bash League: Tom Banton of Somerset signs for Brisbane Heat

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 12:19
Somerset batsman Tom Banton signs to play for Brisbane Heat in Australia's Big Bash League this winter.
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Bath RUH says 'sorry' for its part in woman's death

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 06:59
The 67-year-old patient spent a week in the Bath RUH before being moved to Savernake Hospital.
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Badger culls risk increased spread of TB to cattle, study finds

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 03:33
Culls drive badgers to roam further afield, allowing them to disperse TB over a larger area, research suggests.
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Seaside residents earn £1,600 less than people inland

BBC Somerset News Feed - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:57
People living on the coast typically earn £1,600 less than those inland, BBC News analysis finds.
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