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36 min ago | Bridgwater Mercury

Environment Agency to rule on temporary flood defences

THE Environment Agency will decide by the end of March, 2015, whether it should make permanent some of the temporary flood defences that were put in place during this year's flooding crisis.

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4 hrs ago | This Is Exeter

Churches do more for community than atheists, says Devon MP

A West Country MP has said Christians are more likely to come to the aid of the poor and vulnerable in Britain after David Cameron said the country should be "more evangelical" about its religious beliefs.

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9 hrs ago | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Chard & Ilminster News: Adoption plea from Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust

The Dorset & Somerset Retired Greyhound Trust is inundated with black-furred greyhounds looking for homes as they come to the end of their racing careers.

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13 hrs ago | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Chard & Ilminster News: Harvey Evans and Oliver Turnbull at Cresta.

Cresta Leisure Centre in Chard was among the venues that offered sports activities and Ferne Animal Sanctuary at Wambrook was packed with families enjoying the sunny weather and meeting the animals.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Chard & Ilminster News: Students from Holyrood Academy with their boards outside the shop.

CREATIVE youngsters are helping turn around the fortunes of Chard's town centre by brightening up the windows of empty shops.

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Bath: Bath's Royal Crescent Gets a Refreshing Makeover

This famous curvy building is so big you have to go to the next town just to take a picture of it.

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This is The West Country

Homes demolished as work starts on 12million development at Creechbarrow Road

The launch of the new council homes scheme - pictured in front are Cllr Jean Adkins and Mike Day, of Knightstone Housing.

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Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Council to raise housing 'free for all' concerns with Prime Minister

ILMINSTER Town Council will send a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron about its concerns over 'free for all' developments in rural areas.

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Somerset County Gazette

Britain could be left behind, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne warns in new book

BRITAIN runs the risk of sleepwalking off the top table of powerful nations, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne warns in his new book.

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Bridgwater Mercury

Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

PEOPLE from Woolavington and Puriton with ideas on how they can improve their villages are being invited to present their ideas to the community.

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This is The West Country

People of Chard: We want your letters

SOUTH Somerset Together is holding an Assembly in Yeovil to discuss and gather views on the skill base that is needed by employers and businesses that will lead to the enhancement of the local economy.

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This is The West Country

THE closure of the public toilets in Wiveliscombe was "unsound" and "should be reconsidered".

That's the view of the town council, which has written to Taunton Deane Council to oppose the decision to shut the facilities earlier this month.

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Somerset County Gazette

The new Paddy Power bookmakers in North Street, Taunton.

THE operators of a bookies which has just opened in Taunton , despite opposition from the council, say it will boost the community.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

This is The West Country

Jazz Caf gets the nod

THE entertainment scene in Bridgwater has been given a further boost, thanks to the man who has already brought acts like Blue, 5ive and Shane Ward to the town.

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Bridgwater Mercury

M5 crash inquest: Coroner records conclusion into deaths

A MINUTE'S silence wsa held at the end of the hearing, when Michael Rose read out the names of the seven people who died in the pile-up.

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Bridgwater Mercury

Tough test for Sedgemoor cadets

Sgt Shannon Came, 16, and Sgt Ben Squires, 17, both of Cannington, alongside Cpl Kelly Kirby, 18, and Cpl Rachel Butt, 18, of Bridgwater , took part in the challenges.

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This is The West Country

Housing fair at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre

Officers at South Somerset District Council are urging residents to attend to see the different housing products that are available to individuals, couples and families.

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This is The West Country

School and college will work together

A TRUCE regarding the schooling saga in West Somerset has been made between Minehead Middle School and West Somerset College .

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Somerset County Gazette

Easter bonnets and cards benefit Musgrove Park Hospital children's ward

RESIDENTS from a Somerset care home got into the Easter spirit recently by holding a crafts competition for a hospital.

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Somerset County Gazette

Minehead's first ever museum officially opens

HISTORY was made in Minehead on Monday as the town's first ever museum was officially opened at the Beach Hotel.

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