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New pedestrian crossing could be installed near Sherborne Abbey to protect pedestrians using Half Moon Street

The town council has given its backing to the idea

A new pedestrian crossing could be put in place outside one of Sherborne's main tourist attractions to make the area safer.

Sherborne Town Council's planning committee has given its backing to a proposal for a new crossing over Half ...

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Warnings posted at Nunney Castle as EA probe into death of hundreds of fish reveals likely cause

Public warned not to make contact with water and 'seek medical advice' if they do

Warning signs have gone up at one of Somerset's historic landmarks as an investigation into the death of hundreds of fish continues.

Somerset Live reported how the Environment Agency has launched a ...

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Recruitment agency Acorn believe Somerset job seekers are overlooking temporary roles for the wrong reasons

Acorn currently has branches in Bridgwater and Yeovil

One of the UK’s leading recruitment agencies is concerned that people are missing out on career opportunities by overlooking temporary work.

Acorn, which has branches in Yeovil and Bridgwater, has seen a significant increase in ...

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Police release images of two men after theft of power tools in Somerset village

This happened in the middle of the night

Police are looking into a theft in Paulton and have released pictures of two men.

They would like to identify the two men in the pictures below to speak to them in relation to the theft of a large amount of power tools from a van in Farrington ...

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Plan for new Somerset ‘throughabout’ defended after similar £12m project in north east scrapped

Yeovil traffic could be improved by a new roundabout layout but some have raised concerns

A plan to transform a roundabout in a Somerset town has been defended, after it emerged a similar £12 million project in another town was to be scrapped.

Somerset County Council intends to ...

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Plan for new Somerset ‘throughabout’ defended after similar £12m project in north east scrapped

Yeovil traffic could be improved by a new roundabout layout but some have raised concerns

A plan to transform a roundabout in a Somerset town has been defended, after it emerged a similar £12 million project in another town was to be scrapped.

Somerset County Council intends to ...

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Somerset's self-scan shoplifting SHAME - we're among the worst in the UK for pinching items at the checkout

Brazen attitude revealed by survey as some make excuses while others don't care

There's simply no excuse for it and yet many shoppers are doing it.

It's been revealed that the South West - and Somerset - is one of the worst places in the UK for self-scan checkout thefts.

The ...

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Somerset's self-scan shoplifting SHAME - we're among the worst in the UK for pinching items at the checkout

Brazen attitude revealed by survey as some make excuses while others don't care

There's simply no excuse for it and yet many shoppers are doing it.

It's been revealed that the South West - and Somerset - is one of the worst places in the UK for self-scan checkout thefts.

The ...

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Youth appears in court after Yeovil attack

A trial is not expected until May 2018 according to a police spokesman

A youth has appeared in court charged with offences of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possessing a bladed article in public.

A 16-year-old was injured at around 10pm on the evening of ...

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Bridgwater residents warned to 'secure home at all times' after aggravated burglary

"We are urging residents to ensure they keep their house secure at all times."

Police have urged Bridgwater residents to secure their homes after a burglary in the town.

A house in the Sydenham area of the town was entered by several people who then threatened the occupants in the ...

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Bridgwater residents warned to 'secure home at all times' after aggravated burglary

"We are urging residents to ensure they keep their house secure at all times."

Police have urged Bridgwater residents to secure their homes after a burglary in the town.

A house in the Sydenham area of the town was entered by several people who then threatened the occupants in the ...

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Man, 26, arrested in connection with death in Taunton

His death is now being treated at suspicious

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the death of a man in Taunton.

On Monday, November 20, police were called to an address on Upper High Street after reports of a body being found.

The body was found at a ...

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Hunt for Yeovil murderer Nicholas Redding who beat and cut through the neck of victim Michael Fry brings back 'frightening' memories for local

'Yeovil was safer back then so it was even more of a shock'

The hunt for a brutal murderer who has absconded from prison has brought back “frightening” childhood memories for one Somerset resident.

Lee White, now 38, was just 14 when a murder investigation was launched in March ...

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All gone: Quantock House in Taunton razed to the ground

The 1960s tower block is no more

A seven-storey building which dominated the Taunton skyline is now more.

Work on tearing down Quantock House got underway at the end of September, with chunks of the building vanishing every single day.

And as this photo shows, the building is ...

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Webbington Hotel and Spa responds after bloody brawl at Ultra White Collar Boxing charity event

Police had to be called and two people ended up in hospital...

A hotel has responded after a bloody brawl at a charity event over the weekend (November 18) which left two needing hospital treatment.

Police had to be called when a fight erupted among spectators at a boxing event at ...

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Webbington Hotel and Spa responds after bloody brawl at Ultra White Collar Boxing charity event

Police had to be called and two people ended up in hospital...

A hotel has responded after a bloody brawl at a charity event over the weekend (November 18) which left two needing hospital treatment.

Police had to be called when a fight erupted among spectators at a boxing event at ...

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Investigation launched as more than 500 Somerset police samples could have been manipulated

A regulator has said this is the biggest issue of its kind ever to happen in the UK

More than 500 samples taken by police in Somerset are among thousands of potential cases of data manipulation at a forensic lab.

Scores of prosecutions have been dropped and several convictions hang ...

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M5: traffic held southbound after a crash at Bridgwater - live updates

Cameras show no traffic passing

Traffic is stationary on the M5 southbound due to all traffic being temporarily held.

There is a crash between J23 Bridgwater North and J24 Bridgwater South.

It is unclear at this stage what the cause of this is.

Follow live updates ...

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This is why a fire engine had to carefully negotiate the Bishop's eye in Wells

Firefighters alerted to reports of alarm in cathedral workshop

Wells market was interrupted on Wednesday, (November 22), by the arrival of a fire engine which had to negotiate a tricky passage through the Bishop's Eye.

It made its way past the various stalls in Market Place watched ...

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This is why a fire engine had to carefully negotiate the Bishop's eye in Wells

Firefighters alerted to reports of alarm in cathedral workshop

Wells market was interrupted on Wednesday, (November 22), by the arrival of a fire engine which had to negotiate a tricky passage through the Bishop's Eye.

It made its way past the various stalls in Market Place watched ...

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Investigation launched as more than 500 Somerset police samples could have been manipulated

A regulator has said this is the biggest issue of its kind ever to happen in the UK

More than 500 samples taken by police in Somerset are among thousands of potential cases of data manipulation at a forensic lab.

Scores of prosecutions have been dropped and several convictions hang ...

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