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2 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Minehead raft race champion puts down his paddle

FORMER lifeboatman Derek Williams will breathe a sigh of relief as he watches entrants in this year's Blue Anchor to Minehead raft race.

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6 hrs ago | Yeovil Express

Appeal to save pill box near Crewkerne

A Second World War pill box has been unearthed on the A30 Yeovil Road near Wadham School, Crewkerne, after lying under overgrowing trees.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Dominion Post

$850m Transmission Gully project gets green light

A simulated drive-through starting at SH1 at Linden/Tawa and heading north around eastern Porirua to reconnect with SH1 at MacKays just north of Paekakariki.

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Google Sightseeing

On this day: Fire at Weston-Super-Mare's Grand Pier

On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had first burned and was rebuilt in the 1930s.

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Swindon Advertiser

Rail passengers face weekend of disruption due to line works

FiIRST Great Western is encouraging customers travelling between Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 to check journey times and routes prior to travelling, as improvements works take place across the Great Western Main Line.

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Somerset County Gazette

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visits Somerset

THE new Environment Secretary Liz Truss says she wants to secure Government funding for the multi-million pound Bridgwater Barrage.

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This is The West Country

Primary school deemed inadequate by Ofsted

SCHOOLS in Chard and Ilminster will pick up a share of millions of pounds after MP David Laws announced fairer funding for Somerset's education.

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Mirror.co.uk

Still time to write your letter to the Unknown Soldier

Over 16,000 people have already contributed to the digital memorial inspired by Charles Sargeant Jagger's statue of a soldier reading a letter at Paddington Station The countdown is on for people to send their letters as part of Letter to an Unknown Soldier and make their mark on this First World War centenary year.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

IcNetwork

Plaid's fury over 'civic shindigs' at a time of austerity

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that councils in Wales spent A 28,000 on civic dinners in the past three years.

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Somerset County Gazette

a West Somerset star volunteer was the recipient of an award at a ceremony at County Hall.

Successful entries from each district of the county and a winning voluntary organisation were selected at random by Somerset County Council 's cabinet member for adult social care, Cllr William Wallace.

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Yeovil Express

Dragon displays Chard and Ilminster

The dragon is one of 31 scattered around Taunton, Wellington, Wiveliscombe and villages as part of this summer's Taunton Deane Dragon Trail.

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Somerset County Gazette

National award for West Somerset teacher

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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This is The West Country

BUSINESSES have backed plans for a new train station in Wellington.

People could be able to catch a train to Taunton or Exeter as soon as 2018 if a vision for a new station becomes a reality.

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Wiltshire Times

There's life in the old Trowbridge pub yet

NEW landlord of The Stallards hopes to breathe new life into the pub in the Newtown area of Trow- bridge, after putting his own distinctive mark on it by carrying out a A 15,000 refurbishment.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

This is The West Country

Heritage team at South Somerset District Council Remembrance lectures

SOUTH Somerset District Council's Heritage Team will be presenting a series of Remembrance Lectures in a number of venues across Yeovil to remember the First World War in South Somerset.

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ADO Guy's Rants and Raves

My Talks in Bristol England

As my first talk in the UK, I was tasked with doing two talks in one day. The group was a lot of fun and asked some key questions.

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Bridgwater Mercury

British Heart Foundation shops in Somerset raise 813,000 in a year

BRITISH Heart Foundation shops in Somerset have raised A 813,000 in the past year to help fund life-saving research into heart disease.

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This is The West Country

Web access sessions have been launched in Bridgwater.

Brush up your IT skills with on-hand support from Sedgemoor Digital Link, which has set-up a third free web access session.

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This is The West Country

Anti-social fears in 24-hour booze plan for Minehead service station

CONCERNED residents in Minehead fear there will be an increase in anti-social behaviour if a local petrol station is allowed to sell alcohol and food for longer.

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Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Chard & Ilminster News: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

BIKERS are being urged to wear good safety gear, ride within their limits and be aware of dangers on the road over the summer.

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