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Police warn public not to approach tattooed sex attacker who has absconded from prison

The man is serving time for robbery and attempted rape

Police have warned the public not to approach a sex attacker who has absconded from prison in the West Country.

Dean Gregory Mellors, 52, has absconded from HMP Leyhill and was last seen on the evening of Sunday, September ...

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150,000 stranded - 21,000 jobs at risk as Thomas Cook collapses

"Thomas Cook customers in the UK yet to travel should not go to the airport as all flights leaving the UK have been cancelled."

The tour operator Thomas Cook has ceased trading with immediate effect after failing in a final bid to secure a rescue package from creditors.

More than ...

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Where mobile speed cameras will be in Bath and Somerset from Monday, September 23

Speeding drivers are penalised with a fine and points on their driving licence

A number of mobile speed cameras will be in operation across Bath and Somerset during the next seven days as part of ongoing attempts to clamp down on speeding.

While operations are due to take place in ...

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Where mobile speed cameras will be in Bath and Somerset from Monday, September 23

Speeding drivers are penalised with a fine and points on their driving licence

A number of mobile speed cameras will be in operation across Bath and Somerset during the next seven days as part of ongoing attempts to clamp down on speeding.

While operations are due to take place in ...

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When country's largest covered ice rink Icescape will return to Weston-super-Mare

The venue was temporarily closed last year due to a fire

It might be too early to think about Christmas but the country's largest covered ice rink is set to return to Somerset.

Icescape at the Tropicana, based on Weston-super-Mare's seafront, attracts thousands of people to ...

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Wife stalked and harassed husband's new partner for nearly 18 months after discovering affair

She took photos and video of the victim and her children

A Glastonbury woman who followed, abused and filmed her love rival after she had an affair with her husband of 26 years has been sentenced to a community order for an offence of stalking.

Tracey Seers was devastated when her ...

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Wife stalked and harassed husband's new partner for nearly 18 months after discovering affair

She took photos and video of the victim and her children

A Glastonbury woman who followed, abused and filmed her love rival after she had an affair with her husband of 26 years has been sentenced to a community order for an offence of stalking.

Tracey Seers was devastated when her ...

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Family 'will not stop until he's back home' ahead of latest search for missing Phil Pearce in Benidorm

He has been described as 'disorientated' and 'confused'

The family of a missing vulnerable grandfather in Benidorm has said they "will not stop until he's back home with us" ahead of their latest search.

Phil Pearce, 68, from Bridgwater, has not been seen since he was ...

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Family 'will not stop until he's back home' ahead of latest search for missing Phil Pearce in Benidorm

He has been described as 'disorientated' and 'confused'

The family of a missing vulnerable grandfather in Benidorm has said they "will not stop until he's back home with us" ahead of their latest search.

Phil Pearce, 68, from Bridgwater, has not been seen since he was ...

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Man stole mother's car, threatened random stranger up a ladder and reversed into two parked vehicles

His lawyers said he was at a “low point in his life”

A Coleford man who stole his mother’s car and drove it without insurance or a licence then approached a random stranger who was working up a ladder and threatened to beat him up.

Jake Samual James Dover was at a “low point ...

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A39 crash casualty climbed out of wreckage 'against advice' given by firefighters

Four people were injured in the two-car collision

Three people were hurt and another man was cut free from a vehicle following a crash which closed the A39 Glastonbury Road.

The road was shut between the junctions for A371 East Somerset Way (Strawberry Way roundabout, Keward) ...

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A39 crash casualty climbed out of wreckage 'against advice' given by firefighters

Four people were injured in the two-car collision

Three people were hurt and another man was cut free from a vehicle following a crash which closed the A39 Glastonbury Road.

The road was shut between the junctions for A371 East Somerset Way (Strawberry Way roundabout, Keward) ...

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Ghost Hunters in Somerset: Who they are, what they do and what they've seen

We spent time with them at Shepton Mallet prison

We’ve all seen those TV programmes where a charismatic host travels to various locations across the world, visiting pubs and churches that are deemed to be haunted.

They’re joined on their ghostly travels, usually, by a ...

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Ghost Hunters in Somerset: Who they are, what they do and what they've seen

We spent time with them at Shepton Mallet prison

We’ve all seen those TV programmes where a charismatic host travels to various locations across the world, visiting pubs and churches that are deemed to be haunted.

They’re joined on their ghostly travels, usually, by a ...

yesterday 15:23 open_in_new
The 40 people recently convicted by Taunton magistrates for drink driving, thefts and assaults

The details published are from the official court registers

Here are the details of people convicted at Taunton Magistrates' Court from Friday, September 13.

Magistrates deal with more than 90 per cent of criminal cases, including low-level assaults and motoring ...

yesterday 15:23 open_in_new
The 40 people recently convicted by Taunton magistrates for drink driving, thefts and assaults

The details published are from the official court registers

Here are the details of people convicted at Taunton Magistrates' Court from Friday, September 13.

Magistrates deal with more than 90 per cent of criminal cases, including low-level assaults and motoring ...

yesterday 15:23 open_in_new
How to find out if a paedophile is living in your area after release of UK's worst female sex offender Vanessa George

It follows the uproar over release of nursery worker who abused children in her care

A paedophile nursery worker who was jailed indefinitely in 2009 has been released after only serving 10 years of her sentence.

Vanessa George, 49, was sentenced to serve a minimum of seven years ...

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Bridgwater vs Taunton: Which town is better? Vote which you think is the best

We compared the two but you decide

Rivalries don't come much bigger than two of Somerset's biggest, neighbouring towns.

As a bit of fun, Somerset Live  has compared the merits of Bridgwater and Taunton with the view of letting you, the readers, decide which one is the ...

yesterday 14:20 open_in_new
Bridgwater vs Taunton: Which town is better? Vote which you think is the best

We compared the two but you decide

Rivalries don't come much bigger than two of Somerset's biggest, neighbouring towns.

As a bit of fun, Somerset Live  has compared the merits of Bridgwater and Taunton with the view of letting you, the readers, decide which one is the ...

yesterday 14:20 open_in_new
Caravan ‘completely destroyed’ after suspected arson in Frome

Firefighters could not save it

A caravan in Frome has been completely destroyed by a fire that is believed to have been deliberately lit.

Devon and Somerset Fire Service attended the blaze at Pot Lane in Frome last night (September 21) at around 6.40pm.

Firefighters received ...

yesterday 14:20 open_in_new
Caravan ‘completely destroyed’ after suspected arson in Frome

Firefighters could not save it

A caravan in Frome has been completely destroyed by a fire that is believed to have been deliberately lit.

Devon and Somerset Fire Service attended the blaze at Pot Lane in Frome last night (September 21) at around 6.40pm.

Firefighters received ...

yesterday 14:20 open_in_new