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When Yeovil found itself at the heart of the English Civil War

The Battle of Babylon Hill took place in 1642

The English Civil War remains one of the bloodiest conflicts ever fought in this country.

And in 1642, just months after it began, Yeovil found itself at the heart of the battle between the parliamentarian Roundheads and the royalist ...

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When Yeovil found itself at the heart of the English Civil War

The Battle of Babylon Hill took place in 1642

The English Civil War remains one of the bloodiest conflicts ever fought in this country.

And in 1642, just months after it began, Yeovil found itself at the heart of the battle between the parliamentarian Roundheads and the royalist ...

today 00:20 open_in_new
45 quiz questions about Glastonbury Festival

Know your Blur from your Beyonce? Try our Glastonbury Festival quiz

It's fair to say Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest events in the country.

Inspired by the Bath Blues Festival, farmer Michael Eavis decided a two-day music show on his land at Worthy Farm would be a ...

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45 quiz questions about Glastonbury Festival

Know your Blur from your Beyonce? Try our Glastonbury Festival quiz

It's fair to say Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest events in the country.

Inspired by the Bath Blues Festival, farmer Michael Eavis decided a two-day music show on his land at Worthy Farm would be a ...

today 00:20 open_in_new
EasyJet boss apologises to customers after airline grounds its fleet throughout April

He has written to all customers after "an unprecedented number of calls"

The boss of easyJet has written to customers after all flights were grounded other than those helping to repatriate people trapped abroad.

Chief executive Johan Lundgren has told existing customers they are ...

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Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds 'on the mend' after suffering coronavirus symptoms

The pregnant 32-year-old had been in self-isolation since partner Boris Johnson tested positive for the virus

Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds has said she is “on the mend” after suffering coronavirus symptoms.

The 32-year-old, who is expecting the couple’s ...

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Somerset coronavirus deaths increase to 32 and cases hit 200 as locals are urged to stay indoors

The virus is spreading across the county

More than 30 people have died in Somerset after contracting the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Latest figures from NHS England today (April 4) show there are 200 confirmed cases of the virus across the county, and 32 confirmed deaths.

The ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds confirms she has symptoms

The Prime Minister remains isolated amid reports the virus "hit him hard"

Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee has been suffering coronavirus symptoms and has spent the past week in bed, she said.

Carrie Symonds shared the news on Twitter  - adding that, after resting for seven ...

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Scientist criticises celebrities ‘fanning the flames’ of 5G conspiracies

"They should be ashamed"

Celebrities who are “fanning the flames” of conspiracy theories linking 5G technology with coronavirus should be ashamed, a scientist has said.

Videos purportedly showing masts on fire were posted on social media after theories about the link between the ...

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Seven NHS workers die while fighting on the front line of coronavirus effort

Tributes have been paid to them

Seven healthcare workers on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 have died during the pandemic, a cabinet minister has said.

Michael Gove paid tribute to those who had lost their lives in the NHS in the daily Downing Street briefing today ...

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More than 180,000 coronavirus tests have now been carried out, says Michael Gove

UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove led today's Downing Street coronavirus press briefing

Speaking at today's daily coronavirus government briefing, Michael Gove said seven healthcare professionals have now lost their lives during the coronavirus outbreak, and urged people to stay ...

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Royal Mail announces changes to postal services to come into force next week

The move will see changes to deliveries and opening hours of delivery depots

Royal Mail is to introduce changes to its depot hours and deliveries from next week as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The move, due to come into force on Monday (April 6), will see changes to delivery ...

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Morrisons reveals the quietest time of the day for shoppers picking up essentials

Supermarket Morrisons has shared its least busiest time in stores

The UK is in effective lockdown with people across the nation only leaving their homes when it's absolutely necessary, such as picking up essentials or taking exercise.

As such, stores stocking essentials have ...

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UK coronavirus deaths total is 4,313, after 708 more people die

The total is up from 3,605 the day before

A total of 4,313 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Friday, the Department of Health said, as of 5pm April 3.

The total is up from 3,605 the day before.

The Department of Health ...

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Child, 5, becomes youngest UK coronavirus victim

A total of 9,406 new people were reported as being tested in 24 hours to 9am April 4

A five-year-old child is among 637 people who tested positive for Covid-19 and have died.

The tragic news comes as the Department of Health released death figures, which today stands at 4,313 - a ...

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Bath-born author Jacqueline Wilson publicly reveals she's gay upon release of new love story

The children's author is launching her 111th book - a gay love story titled 'Love Frankie'

Bath-born bestselling children's writer, Jacqueline Wilson, has publicly revealed she's gay.

The 74-year-old author, who has been trending on Twitter for the best part of a morning ...

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Coronavirus UK death toll soars again while almost 42,000 test positive for COVID-19

More than half of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK have now occurred in the last few days

The number of people who have died as a result of coronavirus in the UK now stands at 4,313.

This figure is sharply up from yesterday's number, which stood at 3,605 as of 5pm yesterday ...

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Thousands of prisoners to be released early to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Britain's jails

Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland announced the move this morning (April 4)

Up to 4,000 prisoners are set to be released from prison as part of an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The move was announced this morning (April 4) by Lord Chancellor and ...

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Lidl, Waitrose and Co-Op urgently issue recalls on these foods

Waitrose and Lidl are asking customers to avoid non-essential visits to stores, and are instead asking people affected by the refund to contact customer service lines

Waitrose, Lidl and Co-Op are urgently recalling foods.

Waitrose is recalling packs of croissants, while Lidl is ...

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Somerset family turn every brick of their house into a rainbow during coronavirus lockdown

The family from Wellington spent six hours colouring in their home with jumbo chalk

A family from Somerset has transformed their house into a rainbow during the coronavirus lockdown.

Fern Taylor, 26, from Wellington used jumbo chalk in a rainbow of colours to decorate the front of ...

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Sir Keir Starmer elected as new Labour leader, succeeding Jeremy Corbyn

Sir Keir Starmer has won the leadership of the Labour Party

Human rights lawyer, Sir Keir Starmer, beat rivals Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy after the first round of voting.

It marks a significant change of direction for the party, with a move away from the politics of Jeremy ...

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