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2 hrs ago | Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Speedway TV boost

HIGHBRIDGE'S Oaktree Arena could soon be hosting major worldwide speedway events which would be broadcast round the world on Sky TV.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

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Old Ilminsterians reunion

THE Old Ilminsterians met for this year's reunion day with president Jonathan Tutcher welcoming 100 Old Boys and their guests for lunch.

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A baker's dozen of things you never knew about Great British Bake Off

Nicola Daly, of Usk Road, was also told to pay back the 107,154 she owed in council tax, housing benefit and income support at 50 a month It's back next Wednesday and Sunningdale schoolgirl Martha Collison , just 17, is our local hope.

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Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Music festival in big top

COLDPLAY, Oasis, Queen and Fleetwood Mac are just some of the music giants who'll play it loud at SomerRock this August a or the next best thing! From Friday to Saturday, August 8-9, Europe's third biggest tribute festival heads back home to the big top at Bridgwater and Albion RFC, for one giant Sedgemoor Eight tribute bands are travelling from ... (more)

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Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Highbridge pub plans major revamp

A MAJOR refurbishment is planned for a Highbridge pub which will include a new skittle alley for teams recently made homeless.

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This is The West Country

Plucky skydivers take plunge for MS Society

FIVE daring fundraisers, four of whom suffer from multiple sclerosis, are taking on a tandem skydive for the MS Society's Taunton branch.

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Bridgwater Mercury

And cut... canal setting for television's period drama

CAMERA crews descended on Bridgwater last week after deciding the canal site was perfect for a new BBC2 period drama about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

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Yeovil Express

Former crime scene officer Barrie Palmer speaks to Gazette leisure reporter, Daisy Blacklock

AS a crime scene policeman for 32 years on the Taunton and Bridgwater beat, Barrie Palmer cracked mysteries and masterminded a way to identify shoeprints.

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Border Counties Advertizer

Conman faked heart attack in attempt to hijack farmer's A 70,000 tractor

A CONMAN who staggered up a country lane pretending to have a heart attack was one of two men attempting to hijack a farmer's tractor.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Midweek Herald

Axminster man's bravery award

An Axminster man who risked his life to save an elderly couple trapped in their car by raging floodwater has been awarded one of the country's top bravery honours.

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This is The West Country

Josh finds a way to win prize

A TEACHER from West Somerset has won a national award and a grant of A 9,100 after submitting an idea to enhance the learning of his pupils.

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Somerset County Gazette

Moving First World War exhibition remembers North Curry's 200 soldiers

A MOVING First World War exhibition in North Curry has "almost reduced people to tears", says one of the men behind it.

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This is Wiltshire

Wandering wallaby Wanda sighted in Aldbourne

Wiltshire's wandering wallaby Wanda has made her way to Aldbourne after being on the run for almost a month.

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This is The West Country

PARAMEDICS treated three people hurt when a kettle caught fire in Puriton this evening.

Three fire crews from Bridgwater were sent to the scene of the incident shortly before 6.30pm, but the fire was out by the time they arrived.

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Somerset County Gazette

Final Deane Dragon flies in

Defendamus, designed by Stephen Hartnell and stunningly painted by grafitti artist Sam Gaden, has now taken its place in County Walk, a post previously occupied by roving emergency dragon Accident Pronus.

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Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

M5 in Somerset now re-open after crash

All lanes of M5 southbound between junctions 22 for Burnham and 23 for Bridgwater North re-open after crash in early hours.

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Stroudnewsand Journal

Council funds for flood protection

Cllr Sarah Lunnon representing Slad Brook Action Group, Simon Larkins, National Trust General Manager for Heart of the Cotswolds and North Somerset, Cllr Jason Bullingham local county councillor for Bisley and Painswick, Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet member HIGH risk areas in Stroud will receive flood protection thanks to council funding.

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Yeovil Express

Tandem skydive for daring Somerset fundraisers

FIVE daring fundraisers, four of whom suffer from multiple sclerosis, are taking on a tandem skydive for the MS Society.

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This is The West Country

Marcus Fysh - Carnival Season

Young people in particular get great experience and joy out of taking part in the process, learn valuable skills, and contribute to making our area an attractive destination for tourists.

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Somerset County Gazette

Prize night for West Somerset College students

THE achievements of top performing students in Years 9, 10 and 11 at West Somerset College have been celebrated at a presentation.

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