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3 min ago | Andover Advertiser

a Pillbox built to defend Whitchurch from escaped prisoners of war has officially reopened.

The defensive position lies at the bottom of Alun Rees' garden, in Lynch Hill Park, facing what was a prisonerof- war camp during the Second World War near the town's station.

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4 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Photos from Somerfest in Taunton town centre, June 2014.

The money will allow TIME4, which organises street and specialist markets, which partly help fund a programme of cultural events, to buy awnings for use in markets in the town centre.

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8 hrs ago | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Woman hurt in Crewkerne collision

FIREFIGHTERS freed a woman trapped in a car which was left stuck on a high bank after a single-vehicle collision in Clapton Road, Crewkerne.

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9 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Positive' talks on AONB cuts

REPRESENTATIVES from Somerset's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty held "open and positive" talks with the county council to fight budget cuts which would hit the rural area.

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11 hrs ago | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Funding boost for Gloucestershire's flood defences

Cllr Sarah Lunnon from 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 for floo This money adds to the A 758,000 already pledged to reduce the risk of flooding across 13 ... (more)

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16 hrs ago | The Argus

Eastbourne Pier fire: Small business owners were uninsured

Kath Pook and Ian Donald, of Gifts At The Pier, Glenda Melluish, of Glass Studio, and Jeff Sparks, of The Sweetshop.

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20 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

Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

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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