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23 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | Hereford Times

Your County Times: Abbeydore to Yarkhill, plus clubs and societies, April 17, 2014.

WOMEN'S GUILD - In March members went to meet the mayor of Hereford, Phil Williams, who welcomed them to his parlour, then gave a conducted tour of the town hall including the vaults in the basement.

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5 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Car fire on M5 closes motorway

POLICE have installed a rolling road block on the M5 after a car burst into flames and sent smoke billowing across the motorway.

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9 hrs ago | Western morning News

Tidal lagoon could power 500,000 homes

Plans for a massive man-made lagoon that would harness the power of the second biggest tidal range in the world were presented to an innovative conference being staged in the Westcountry yesterday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

This Is Bristol

Did you know that the chocolate Easter egg began in Bristol?

BRISTOL chocolatiers J.S Fry & Sons made the UK's first chocolate egg in 1873 at their Union Street factory, although it was a far cry from the type of Easter eggs we are used to seeing today.

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Andover Advertiser

Verdict due on M5 pile-up deaths

A coroner is due to give his verdict on a multiple crash on the M5 motorway near Taunton in November 2011 in which seven people were killed A coroner is due to give his findings today on one of the worst British motorway incidents in living memory.

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Daily Star

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The ten postmen from the Shepton Mallet branch in Somerset were greeted with tickets on their vans after they were deemed to not have displayed a valid permit.

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This is The West Country

Skate jam held at Bridgwater skate park

EXTREME sports fans were out in force on Saturday as they took part in a skate jam at Bridgwater 's new skatepark.

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This is The West Country

Puriton 'superhero' ambulance driver retires after 41 years

A 'SUPER HERO' from Puriton is retiring from the ambulance service after over 40 years of saving people's lives in Somerset.

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Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Pets at Home in Leigh is offering microchipping for just 10

Support Adoption for Pets, in partnership with Bridgwater's Pets at Home store, is fundraising between April 16 and May 13 for Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill.

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This is The West Country

Four in court accused of sex trafficking

FOUR people have appeared in court in connection with a sexual exploitation inquiry in which a home in Chard was raided.

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Bridgwater Mercury

Meena Melissa Grundy with her stepdad Hugh Gange-Harris

A 19-YEAR-OLD from Bridgwater is aiming to tackle a challenge her stepfather can't and climb Mount Kilimanjaro on his behalf.

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This is The West Country

Solar farm plans would benefit community

A FRESH application has been submitted for another solar farm near Burnham, which could join tens of thousands of panels springing up across Sedgemoor.

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This is The West Country

Quality Assurance certificate for Home-Start West Somerset

ALI Sanderson, manager of Home-Start West Somerset with Rob Parkinson, chief executive of Home-Start UK and Tony Pino, partnership development manager, Charity Commission.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Witness tells of horror as cat mauled to death by dog

A MAN who claimed he saw a dog owner urge his pets to kill a cat in Chard said it was a horrific attack.

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This is Bath

John Martin Coach Holidays located in Radstock

Based in Bath and Somerset, and with over fifty years' experience, our Mercedes Setra touring coaches are perfect for both short and long journeys.

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Somerset County Gazette

THE first ever tidal power conference will be hosted in West Somerset tomorrow (April 16).

The conference comes at a time when a tidal power lagoon is being considered in Swansea Bay to exploit the natural power potential of the Bristol Channel.

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This is The West Country

The competition at Ilminster Arts Centre.

THE Ilminster branch of Branston donated A 750 for prizes at this year's visual arts competition at the town's arts centre.

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This is The West Country

Man, 24, dies after being struck by train in Taunton

The 24-year-old from Taunton was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident near Venture Way on the outskirts of the town.

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Yeovil Express

ILMINSTER Young Farmers Club has given 645 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Members visited the base in Henstridge to see the helicopter, meet the crew and hear how the money will be used.

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