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Young mum who took a test for coronavirus horrified to discover she actually has terminal cancer

'All we have as a family is the day ahead now'

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A young mum who feared she had Covid-19 after suffering with a relentless cough discovered she has terminal cancer.

Told back in July 2018 that she had beaten stage three breast cancer ...

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Huge 999 response called out to man covered head-to-toe in mud on Weston-super-Mare beach

He was escorted away by coastguards

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A huge emergency services presence has been deployed to a man in the mud on Weston-super-Mare beach.

A male was spotted covered heat-to-toe in mud at the popular seaside resort today (July ...

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Somerset high street to be closed to aid social distancing

Traffic will be barred from using the busy road

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A busy Somerset high street will be closed to traffic in a bid to make more space for social distancing, it has been announced.

Vehicles will be barred from Keynsham High Street between ...

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We went to The Ivy in Bath to see what its like with social distancing measures in place

What changes has the restaurant made

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Restaurants have been allowed to reopen for a couple of weeks as the coronavirus lockdown restrictions have eased.

Yet many people are unsure of going out just yet but curious to know what it is ...

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Perseid meteor shower 2020: How to watch the spectacular display

At its peak the sky could be lit up with as many as 150 meteors per hour

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The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best you can watch annually with roughly 60 meteors an hour dashing across the skies and as many as 150 an hour when it ...

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Perseid meteor shower 2020: How to watch the spectacular display

At its peak the sky could be lit up with as many as 150 meteors per hour

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The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best you can watch annually with roughly 60 meteors an hour dashing across the skies and as many as 150 an hour when it ...

yesterday 17:20 open_in_new
How to see Comet Neowise tonight

This is the best display of a comet visible with the naked eye over the UK for decades

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People across the UK should be able to see an impressive comet in the night sky as it heads for its closest approach to the Earth.

Comet C/2020 F3 ...

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More than 3,000 furlough fraud reports as HMRC aims to crack down on those misusing scheme

One arrest has already been made involving an alleged £495,000 fraud

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A warning has been issued to businesses and individuals who have used the government's furlough scheme as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) begins to crack down on ...

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Coronavirus can stay in the air for an hour, says SAGE expert

She said Covid-19 particles 'can remain suspended in the air and can travel some distance away from the person who’s breathed them out'

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Coronavirus particles can stay airborne and active for an hour at a time, a SAGE expert has ...

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Tourist hotspot Croatia brings in tough new lockdown rules

There are rising waves of infection across Eastern Europe

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Countries in eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to new restrictive measures such as the mandatory use of face masks in Croatia and travel bans ...

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Comet Neowise caught on camera streaking across UK skies

The photographer drove over two and a half hours to get to Stonehenge to capture the brilliant pictures.

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A blazing comet was seen streaking over Stonehenge on a perfect summer’s evening.

Photographer Matthew Brown, 37, drove nearly ...

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200 in lockdown at UK farm after 73 test positive for Covid-19

The local authority is working with Public Health England to contain the outbreak

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73 workers have tested positive for coronavirus at a farm in Herefordshire.

200 people have been told to isolate at the farm after the ...

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Outdoor cooker catches fire and damages property

Devon and Somerset fire and rescue attended

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An outdoor cooker caught fire in Williton and caused damage to a property last night (July 11).

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service were called to Long Lakes just before ...

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Hairdressers face enforcement as some break new lockdown rules

"I actually cried when I got out of the salon as I’ve followed every rule since lockdown and that was really my first venture out. I came home, showered and put all my clothes in the wash."

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The Government has been urged to ensure ...

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Police warning after Nerd sweets found laced with cannabis

Officers said the operation was “highly professional” and that they would easily be mistaken for normal sweets

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Police have issued a warning to parents and teenagers after a large quantity of Nerds Rope sweets were found laced with ...

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Why there are so many flying ants around this weekend

They have been spotted across the South West

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This weekend has seen huge numbers of flying ants spotted across the South West.

Large numbers of the insects have been seen in Somerset and Devon with locals saying they have spotted loads ...

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Why there are so many flying ants around this weekend

They have been spotted across the South West

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This weekend has seen huge numbers of flying ants spotted across the South West.

Large numbers of the insects have been seen in Somerset and Devon with locals saying they have spotted loads ...

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300 to be given coronavirus test vaccine, says UK lead professor

“I think we’re very lucky in the UK that we have two very strong candidates... but there’s still not a certainty that either of those two will work.”

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One of the scientists leading the search for a coronavirus vaccine in the UK has ...

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Two elderly residents treated after shed fire spreads to two properties in Taunton

The fire from a shed spread to two properties

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Two elderly residents received treatment after a shed fire spread to two properties.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue were called just after 8.30pm to the scene at Gravelands Lane in ...

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Two elderly residents treated after shed fire spreads to two properties in Taunton

The fire from a shed spread to two properties

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Two elderly residents received treatment after a shed fire spread to two properties.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue were called just after 8.30pm to the scene at Gravelands Lane in ...

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Two die after Brit falls from seventh floor of hotel in Malaga

He is reported to have hit a local man as he fell

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A British man has died at a Spanish hotel in a fall that killed another man, according to reports.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said officials were supporting the family ...

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