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New site for travellers approved just outside Somerset town

Mendip District Council said there was no evidence local people would suffer as a result

New travellers' pitches will be provided just outside Shepton Mallet following a decision by district councillors.

Mendip District Council's planning committee voted on Wednesday ...

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New site for travellers approved just outside Somerset town

Mendip District Council said there was no evidence local people would suffer as a result

New travellers' pitches will be provided just outside Shepton Mallet following a decision by district councillors.

Mendip District Council's planning committee voted on Wednesday ...

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Why decision on key Frome housing development has been delayed

The former Butler, Tanner and Dennis Printworks could be replaced by houses, shops and a nature reserve

Councillors have delayed a decision on a new housing development in Frome to ask for more information about how emergency vehicles may access the site.

The Acorn Property Group - ...

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Why decision on key Frome housing development has been delayed

The former Butler, Tanner and Dennis Printworks could be replaced by houses, shops and a nature reserve

Councillors have delayed a decision on a new housing development in Frome to ask for more information about how emergency vehicles may access the site.

The Acorn Property Group - ...

today 22:24 open_in_new
Hunt's supermarket in Sherborne: Brand new food store to open 'this winter'

It will be the town's third supermarket

A new supermarket is due to open in Sherborne in the coming months.

A large food store is expected to open its doors on Digby Road near to the town's train station "this winter".

The supermarket will be run by Hunt's, ...

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Hunt's supermarket in Sherborne: Brand new food store to open 'this winter'

It will be the town's third supermarket

A new supermarket is due to open in Sherborne in the coming months.

A large food store is expected to open its doors on Digby Road near to the town's train station "this winter".

The supermarket will be run by Hunt's, ...

today 22:24 open_in_new
The Ashes weather forecast - day three of England vs Australia 3rd Test at Headingley, Leeds

Will the sunshine at the home of Yorkshire County Cricket club?

Wall to wall sunshine is forecast for day three of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia.

According to the Met Office there will be a full day's play at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday - if the game ...

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Warning not to swim in Somerset lake due to toxic algae risk

Pet owners are also warned to keep dogs away from water

A Somerset council has issued a warning not to swim in a popular recreation lake due to the risk of toxic blue-green algae.

Sedgemoor District Council has also warned pet owners to keep their dogs away from the water at Apex ...

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Warning not to swim in Somerset lake due to toxic algae risk

Pet owners are also warned to keep dogs away from water

A Somerset council has issued a warning not to swim in a popular recreation lake due to the risk of toxic blue-green algae.

Sedgemoor District Council has also warned pet owners to keep their dogs away from the water at Apex ...

yesterday 21:20 open_in_new
Police say ‘no cause for concern’ after signs of ‘cannabis factory’ turn out to be air conditioning

Things weren't quite as they seemed

Concerns about a potential ‘cannabis factory’ in Weston-super-Mare turned out to be a massive misinterpretation.

Police responded after questions were raised about a new property in the Haywood village area.

A post on Facebook page, ...

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Police say ‘no cause for concern’ after signs of ‘cannabis factory’ turn out to be air conditioning

Things weren't quite as they seemed

Concerns about a potential ‘cannabis factory’ in Weston-super-Mare turned out to be a massive misinterpretation.

Police responded after questions were raised about a new property in the Haywood village area.

A post on Facebook page, ...

yesterday 21:20 open_in_new
Family 'frantic with worry' over missing cat Twiglet want to hire pet detective to find him

The family from Yeovil have felt 'devastated' since their cat went missing in early August

A cat loving family are hoping to raise enough money to take their search for missing pet Twiglet to the next level - by hiring a 'pet detective'.

The family, from Yeovil, want to pay ...

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Family 'frantic with worry' over missing cat Twiglet want to hire pet detective to find him

The family from Yeovil have felt 'devastated' since their cat went missing in early August

A cat loving family are hoping to raise enough money to take their search for missing pet Twiglet to the next level - by hiring a 'pet detective'.

The family, from Yeovil, want to pay ...

yesterday 21:20 open_in_new
Hero dad's shock at refund request during CPR bid to save dying boy at Longleat Center Parcs

Witnesses report his mother screaming for her son to wake up

A father who attempted to save a boy who lay dying alongside a Center Parcs pool has described the “appalling” behaviour of other guests during the incident.

He even said a woman was asking for a refund because she ...

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Hero dad's shock at refund request during CPR bid to save dying boy at Longleat Center Parcs

Witnesses report his mother screaming for her son to wake up

A father who attempted to save a boy who lay dying alongside a Center Parcs pool has described the “appalling” behaviour of other guests during the incident.

He even said a woman was asking for a refund because she ...

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British Airways strike dates revealed as passengers fear delays

British Airways said it was 'unacceptable' that pilots planned to 'destroy' people's travel plans

British Airways strike dates have been revealed - sparking fear from passengers about delays and cancellations to holidays.

The airline's pilots are to stage a series of strikes ...

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British Airways strike dates revealed as passengers fear delays

British Airways said it was 'unacceptable' that pilots planned to 'destroy' people's travel plans

British Airways strike dates have been revealed - sparking fear from passengers about delays and cancellations to holidays.

The airline's pilots are to stage a series of strikes ...

yesterday 18:11 open_in_new
Boris Johnson says 'buttered toast' will help NHS patients on West Country visit

The Prime Minister is planning to shake up hospital food with the help of a Great British Bake Off judge

Boris Johnson believes 'hot buttered toast' will make a difference to NHS patients.

The Prime Minister announced on a visit to a West Country hospital that he wanted to ...

yesterday 18:11 open_in_new
Boris Johnson says 'buttered toast' will help NHS patients on West Country visit

The Prime Minister is planning to shake up hospital food with the help of a Great British Bake Off judge

Boris Johnson believes 'hot buttered toast' will make a difference to NHS patients.

The Prime Minister announced on a visit to a West Country hospital that he wanted to ...

yesterday 18:11 open_in_new
Yeovil mother vows to handcuff herself to NHS mental health ward until daughter is sectioned

"If I don't do anything I think she will die"

A Yeovil mother has said she will handcuff herself to a chair at an NHS mental health ward until her daughter is sectioned.

The parent cuffed herself to the furniture at the ward in Yeovil on Thursday (August 22) in a bid to get more help ...

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Bad news for holidaymakers with £1 worth just 0.98 dollars at Gatwick airport exchange

Sterling slump continues as fears over no-deal Brexit continue

Travellers heading abroad are being offered less than one dollar in exchange for a pound as sterling continues to struggle against other currencies.

Holidaymakers jetting to the USA and Europe have seen the value of their ...

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