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Couple's car gets stuck on Somerset beach and 'engulfed' by the sea

The coastguard said it won't be safe to recover the car until Tuesday afternoon

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A couple's car that got stuck on a Somerset beach was "engulfed and submerged" in the sea on Monday (August 3).

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Somerset tip closed after worker gets trapped in large skip

They had reportedly been in the skip trying to flatten down the rubbish when he lost his footing and slipped

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A Somerset recycling centre was temporarily closed after one of its workers became trapped in a large skip.

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Coronavirus R rate rises above 1 again in the South West

The Government has confirmed the latest figures

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The R-value in the South West is now above 1, the Government has confirmed.

The rate has increased to potentially above 1 and the growth rate could also be above 1 this week.

The R ...

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TikTok could set up in London 'to keep distance from China'

The move by the social media app may put the UK at odds with US President Donald Trump

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Popular social media app Tik Tok could be moving to London, according to reports.

The video sharing platform is reportedly looking to set up a ...

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Laws to enforce northern lockdown restrictions yet to be implemented, governement admits

Department of Health and Social Care says it is trying to make the changes legally enforceable as soon as possible

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Laws underpinning new lockdown restrictions for Greater Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire are yet to be ...

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'A new frontier in high-speed travel' Virgin Galactic signs deal with Rolls-Royce to develop supersonic aircraft

Aircraft will be able to travel three times the speed of sound

Virgin Galactic has announced it is working with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to develop an aircraft that can travel three times the speed of sound.

Sir Richard Branson’s company said on Monday that it has signed an ...

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13-year-old girl first to ring bell celebrating six months cancer free at RUH

Watch the emotional ceremony captured on video

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A 13 year-old student of Ralph Allen School has become the first since lockdown to ring the bell celebrating the end of her cancer treatment at the Royal United Hospital Bath.

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New coronavirus cases confirmed in Dorset and where they are

This brings the total number of people who have had the virus in the county to 1,453

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Two further coronavirus cases have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours.

Public Health England states the new cases occurred in the local ...

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Several people involved in drunken brawl in Weston-super-Mare

Security guards attempted to intervene and calm down the disorder

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A man was arrested and ordered to pay compensation following a drunken brawl which involved several people in Weston-super-Mare town centre.

Police officers were called ...

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Several people involved in drunken brawl in Weston-super-Mare

Security guards attempted to intervene and calm down the disorder

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A man was arrested and ordered to pay compensation following a drunken brawl which involved several people in Weston-super-Mare town centre.

Police officers were called ...

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Coronavirus in Wiltshire: More COVID-19 cases confirmed and where they are

A total of 2,235 cases have been recorded in the county since the outbreak began

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Nine more coronavirus cases have been recorded in Wiltshire in the past 24 hours.

Public Health England states that two more cases have occurred in the ...

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Coronavirus in Somerset: Latest figures for COVID-19 deaths and cases revealed

This covers North Somerset, Somerset West and Taunton, Sedgemoor, Bath and North East Somerset, South Somerset, and Mendip

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The number of coronavirus-related hospital deaths and positive cases in Somerset has not changed in the past 24 ...

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Alone Together podcast: What parents think about children returning to school in September

'A strong feeling that the economy is being prioritised over our safety or our health'

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For many parents, the reopening of schools will be a welcome break after months of juggling their responsibilities with home-schooling.

However, ...

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What's the situation on the North of England's local lockdown?

The government has been accused of causing "confusion and distress" with their local lockdown

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Many across the North of England were given a few hours notice before being placed under a series of local lockdowns intended to slow the spread ...

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All you need to know about returning to the office in England after coronavirus lockdown

It is now up to employers to decide if they need to have their staff all in one place to properly run their business - these are your rights

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It's the first working day that employers in England can demand their staff return to the ...

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'Improved' temporary gates for social distancing to be installed in three Bath streets

The gates will continue to be maintained and operated by traffic marshals

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"Improved" temporary gates to help people social distance by closing roads to vehicles will be installed in three Bath streets this week.

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'Improved' temporary gates for social distancing to be installed in three Bath streets

The gates will continue to be maintained and operated by traffic marshals

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"Improved" temporary gates to help people social distance by closing roads to vehicles will be installed in three Bath streets this week.

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Man fears planters in Bath city centre could cause a serious accident or even 'death'

Large metal plant containers have been placed near the junction for Snow Hill Road and London Road in the city

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A Bath resident fears planters in the city will cause a deadly accident unless they're moved.

The metal plant ...

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Man fears planters in Bath city centre could cause a serious accident or even 'death'

Large metal plant containers have been placed near the junction for Snow Hill Road and London Road in the city

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A Bath resident fears planters in the city will cause a deadly accident unless they're moved.

The metal plant ...

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Details revealed for 'virtual' Yeovil Pride this weekend

Original planned activities were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

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A virtual Yeovil Pride will be held this week after planned activities including a march through the town were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ...

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Somerset residents could spend £106 million a year on face masks

The county could also produce as much as 550 tonnes of plastic waste

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The use of disposable face masks could cost Somerset residents more than £100 million, research has revealed.

Face masks are now compulsory in shops and on public ...

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