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Wells Superdrug store hit by ram-raid is expected to reopen today as police probe continues

A Somerset chemist is due to reopen today, (Tuesday, May 9), after ram-raiders targeted it in the early hours of Sunday, (May 7).

The dramatic attack on Superdrug in Wells caused significant damage to the front of the store and a large amount of perfume was stolen.

Inspector Mark ...

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Bridgwater crew battle blaze to prevent petrol fireball disaster

Firefighters averted a potential fireball when they stopped a hedge fire engulfing a shed containing petrol.

Flames spread from a hedge to two sheds in a Bridgwater garden on Monday.

One fire engine from the town responded to an emergency call from Rosevean Close at around 3pm, ...

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Sherborne Road in Yeovil to shut during summer holidays

Sherborne Road in Yeovil will close for several weeks during the summer holidays while drainage work is carried out.

Initially Somerset County Council highways said it was "likely" that a closure would be needed but said no decision had been made.

However, the information on the ...

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Somerset traffic and breaking news LIVE for Tuesday May 9

Good morning and welcome to the Somerset Live live blog.

We'll be with you through today with everything you need to know about traffic and breaking news from Somerset.

The live blog at the bottom of this page will be updated first with news from the county and beyond as it ...

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The Glastonbury 2017 weather forecast is in and it looks very familiar

Glastonbury Festival can usually go one of two ways. You can have three days of sun and heat or you can be knee-deep in the mud.

The brown stuff is almost a part of the experience, but what is this year going to be like?

According to the long range weather forecast on the Met ...

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Police in Somerset looking for man with local links in connection with human trafficking inquiry

Police in the West Country are looking for a man in connection with a human trafficking investigation.

Van Than Nguyen is subject to an arrest warrant and is sought by police for offences of human trafficking linked to nail bars across the country.

One of the nail bars is in ...

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These adorable hoglets born in Cheddar are thought to be the first of the year

This family of four newborn hoglets are likely to be the first litter of hedgehogs born this year, as climate change takes a toll on mating seasons.

The fortnight-old hoglets, three boys and one girl, were recently born in Cheddar, more than a month before the mating season usually begins. ...

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What does Jack Wilshere staying at AFC Bournemouth for treatment say about his Arsenal future?

Jack Wilshere's season long loan spell at AFC Bournemouth was cut short when he suffered a broken leg against Tottenham Hotspur.

Wilshere made 27 Premier League appearances for the Cherries during his spell from parent club Arsenal, where he has just over a year remaining on his ...

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Former support worker from Weston-super-Mare admits selling adopted child's details to birth mother

A Weston-super-Mare woman has admitted selling the details of an adopted child to their birth mother.

The former family support worker provided a name and address to the birth mother of the child.

Androulla Farr, 50, of West Wick, Weston-super-Mare, pleaded guilty to one count ...

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Hovercraft used to rescue stranded beach walkers in Weston-super-Mare

A hovercraft was called into action on Friday (May 5) to assist several walkers who had become stranded in beach mud.

The Spirit of Lelaina 2 hovercraft, operated by the Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) was called out by the coastguard in Weston-super-Mare shortly after 7pm.

Reports ...

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Police seeking silver Saab after raids at Spar and Brookes News in Wells and Midsomer Norton

Police are investigating two burglaries in Somerset involving a silver car, which might be linked.

Three masked offenders broke into a Spar on Tucker Street in Wells at approximately 2.25am on Thursday, May 4.

Police say the criminals stole alcohol and fled the scene in a silver ...

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These three Yeovil Town players have said goodbye on Twitter

Three Yeovil Town players have said goodbye to the club on Twitter.

AFC Bournemouth duo Matt Butcher and Ben Whitfield and Swansea City defender Liam Shephard have thanked the club's management, players and fans for their support during their season long loan spells at Huish ...

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Coventry City are interested in signing Yeovil Town star defender Alex Lacey

Coventry City are interested in signing Yeovil Town defender Alex Lacey, according to reports.

The Sky Blues have been monitoring the 23-year-old and are looking for centre-backs as they look to win promotion from Sky Bet League Two at the first attempt next season.

Lacey has been ...

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Jenson Button joins Lewis Hamilton, Wayne Rooney and Andy Murray on Sunday Times Rich List

Jenson Button is Britain's fourth richest athlete with an estimated personal fortune of £86m.

2009 Formula One world champion Button ranks behind only fellow motor racing star Lewis Hamilton and Manchester United duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney on the Sunday Times ...

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Why summer is crucial if Yeovil Town are to compete next season

Yeovil Town's season ended on something of a flat note as they were beaten 2-0 at Colchester United on Saturday.

With so much riding on the game for the Us, and so little at stake for the Glovers, it was no surprise to see Tarique Fosu's double condemn Darren Way's side to a final day ...

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Frome woman smashed window frame with drill in protest at noisy workers

Angry that workers at a neighbouring house were disturbing her sleep, a Frome woman started shouting and swearing and then smashed a window frame with a drill.

Charmaine Hayward-Barnett was suffering from mental health issues when she stormed round to the property at 9am after the ...

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Police stop drink-driver Jack Nicholas Wakely after he drives past them five times

A South Petherton man who aroused the suspicions of the police after driving past their vehicle four times in the early hours of the morning was stopped when he did it a fifth time.

They spoke to the driver Jack Nicholas Wakely who was chewing some gum, but it failed to mask the smell of ...

2017-05-08 13:43 open_in_new
Glastonbury Festival weekly round-up: Shangri-La and Glade line-up, heavy metal stage and much more

It's been a busy week in the world of Glastonbury Festival, from piles of waste, to tube carriage stages, to legendary albums to shagging crisps.

With under seven weeks left until the gates open at Worthy Farm, there has been line-up announcements and new stages revealed, and everyone is ...

2017-05-08 13:43 open_in_new
Trains cancelled between Westbury and Bath because of 'more than usual needing repairs'

We're all familiar with trains being cancelled because of mud on the line, leaves on the line or warped tracks.

Now Great Western Railway (GWR) has cancelled a number of services this morning (May 8) between Westbury and Bath owing to "more trains than usual needing repairs".

The ...

2017-05-08 13:43 open_in_new
Man requires CPR after suffering cardiac arrest on Glastonbury Tor

A man required CPR after going into cardiac arrest on one of Somerset's most famous landmarks.

The man was on Glastonbury Tor, overlooking the town below, when he collapsed.

Police and ambulance personnel were called to the scene to treat him, and remained at the scene for up to ...

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Yeovil bonfire spread to woodland by 'badger tunnels', firefighters say

A bonfire in Yeovil spread to a neighbouring garden and a nearby copse through "badger tunnels", according to firefighters.

Fire crews from Yeovil were called out to a dwelling on Sycamore Drive - behind The Quicksilver Mail - at 7.50am this morning (May 8) following reports that a bonfire ...

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