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Learner driver twice the legal limit crashes friend's £3.5K car after pinching keys

The magistrates told Turton it was a very serious case which crossed the custody threshold

A YEOVIL man who took his friend’s car for a spin without his permission and crashed it while double the drink drive limit before running away from the scene narrowly avoided being sent straight ...

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Bath's Royal United Hospital to get a Dyson Cancer Centre

The billionaire inventor will support the "world class" state-of-the-art treatment centre

Plans have been unveiled for a state-of-the-art cancer treatment at Bath’s Royal United Hospital supported by a South West billionaire. 

The Dyson Cancer Centre will deliver "world ...

yesterday 20:47 open_in_new
Dealership set for demolition to make way for more student flats

There would not be any car parking but there will be space for the students to store 145 bikes

A Mini dealership in Bath could be demolished to make way two five-storey blocks to house nearly 300 students. 

The Dick Lovett Company’s site in London Road sits within the city’s ...

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New Banksy artwork discovered highlighting homelessness at Christmas

The global street artist shared a message on Instagram

West Country street artist Banksy has created a poignant piece of artwork in time for Christmas.

Banksy's new piece features reindeer painted on a wall, almost pulling a real-life bench that sits up against it.

Passers ...

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What can and cannot be recycled from your Christmas waste this year

The area can produce more than 6,000 tonnes of waste in a month but it swells in the festive month

In the season of goodwill, Bath and North East Somerset Council is urging residents to have a sustainable Christmas and green new year. 

The area can produce more than 6,000 tonnes of ...

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James Haskell explains why he met Caitlyn Jenner on I'm a Celeb bridge

She was the only campmate not to have been met by family members upon leaving

James Haskell has explained why he met Caitlyn Jenner on the famous I'm A Celebrity bridge when she exited the show.

Viewers were distressed to see that none of Caitlyn's family members came to ...

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James Haskell explains why he met Caitlyn Jenner on I'm a Celeb bridge

She was the only campmate not to have been met by family members upon leaving

James Haskell has explained why he met Caitlyn Jenner on the famous I'm A Celebrity bridge when she exited the show.

Viewers were distressed to see that none of Caitlyn's family members came to ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Lib Dems and Greens react to 'Get Mogg Out' slag heap

The picture of the message went viral with #GetMoggOut trending on Twitter

A picture showing the words "Get Mogg Out" scrawled on a giant slag heap went viral last week as the phrase started trending on social media.

The picture was taken in Midsomer Norton in the ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Lib Dems and Greens react to 'Get Mogg Out' slag heap

The picture of the message went viral with #GetMoggOut trending on Twitter

A picture showing the words "Get Mogg Out" scrawled on a giant slag heap went viral last week as the phrase started trending on social media.

The picture was taken in Midsomer Norton in the ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
Adorable photos show Longleat tiger cubs playing in leaves

They're the world's largest big cats and the safari park's newest arrivals

New photos show Longleat Safari Park's newest arrivals enjoying the sunshine as they played among mounds of treat-filled leaves.

The endangered Amur tiger cubs, the world's largest big cats, were ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
Firefighters reveal what remains of two cars after horrendous crash on A30

One woman was airlifted to hospital

Sherborne Fire Station have released images of a two-vehicle crash which happened yesterday (December 8) and resulted in a woman being airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

The crash happened at around 1:53pm on the A30 Milborne Port, ...

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Every doctor, nurse and midwife hauled before a tribunal in Somerset

From stealing medication to having insufficient English

Most of Somerset’s medical professionals do a brilliant job, but when things go wrong the consequences can be very serious.

This is why medical professionals’ behaviour is strictly regulated by national bodies.

The ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
'End of an era' as Bath shop closes after 61 years - with new plans in place

Efforts to find its successor have begun

The co-owner of a 'much-loved' shop on the outskirts of Bath says he is delighted that plans to replace the 61-year-old business have been approved.

This week Mike Langbridge said Langbridge Home Hardware in Larkhall would cease ...

yesterday 17:38 open_in_new
'End of an era' as Bath shop to close after 61 years - with new plans in place

Efforts to find its successor have begun

The co-owner of a 'much-loved' shop on the outskirts of Bath says he is delighted that plans to replace the 61-year-old business have been approved.

This week Mike Langbridge said Langbridge Home Hardware in Larkhall would cease ...

yesterday 17:38 open_in_new
General Election: Somerset nurse explains why she supports Labour over 'ridiculous' NHS promises

'The health of our patients is more important than sitting on the fence'

An NHS nurse in Frome has joined colleagues across the country in expressing support for the Labour Party in the upcoming General Election, stating that "the health of our patients is more important than sitting ...

yesterday 17:38 open_in_new
Met Office reveals where snow is likely to hit this week in Somerset

Temperatures are set to drop

There's been talk of snow for weeks now. One minute it's looking likely, the next not so much.

But if you think that the debate is more settled than the snow we've seen so far, think again.

The Met Office says that Wednesday's ...

yesterday 17:38 open_in_new
Jo Swinson: ‘A Liberal Democrat Government will create a shared vision for the country’

An election message from the Liberal Democrats party

For too many people things aren’t working as they should be. Both the Conservatives and Labour are failing time and again to deliver a better future.

The Liberal Democrats’ plan for government stands in stark contrast to the ...

yesterday 16:35 open_in_new
Fans in meltdown over first Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer - ‘I’ve literally waited 30 years for this’

Stars of the original 1984 film are due to make appearances in the sequel

Film fanatics have gone into meltdown after the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife was released.

The plot follows a new family, but is packed with references to the original 1984 film.

Directed by ...

yesterday 16:35 open_in_new
What's included in the £68 Christmas Day Menu at Miller and Carter this year

Steak for Christmas?

Somerset's new Miller and Carter steakhouse has recently opened its doors ... just in time for Christmas.

The Weston-super-Mare steakhouse sits in the town's former Harvester building but this establishment has a focus on all things steak and goes for ...

yesterday 16:35 open_in_new
What's included in the £68 Christmas Day Menu at Miller and Carter this year

Steak for Christmas?

Somerset's new Miller and Carter steakhouse has recently opened its doors ... just in time for Christmas.

The Weston-super-Mare steakhouse sits in the town's former Harvester building but this establishment has a focus on all things steak and goes for ...

yesterday 16:35 open_in_new
Scott Priestnall on how Yeovil Town Football Club has had to change off the field since his arrival

Priestnall and Errol Pope's takeover of the club was completed in September

Yeovil Town chairman Scott Priestnall admits that changes have had to be made to the way the club is run in order to properly equip it for non-league football.

Priestnall said the club was still operating as ...

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