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56 min ago | Billboard

Robert Plant on What Inspires His New Band, and What He...

Robert Plant has characterized the music he makes with his new backing band, The Sensational Space Shifters, as "country and eastern." It's a cheeky bit of stylistic recasting, but if anything, it doesn't go far enough in describing the wide scope of the rock legend's latest album, his 10th solo LP and the first backed by the Shifters.

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5 hrs ago | This is The West Country

West Someset's Millie Don discovers recipe for happiness

A FORMER West Somerset College pupil has been living the dream in the South of France after being invited to join the team at a top restaurant. Millie Don, who finished her Level 2 in Professional Cookery at the college earlier this year, moved there in the summer.

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9 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Battle of the brewers

HOMEBREWERS from across Burnham and Highbridge are still being urged to 'bring their own brews' to battle it out against others in The Great Burnham Brew Off 2014. The competition, which has been running since 2012, gives participants a chance to test their goods against other brewers and fermenters as part of the Burnham on Sea Food and Drink Festival.

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11 hrs ago | Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Multi-vehicle pile up on M5 Southbound

M5 Southbound delays due to a multi-vehicle accident between J21 A370 / B3440 and Sedgemoor Services earlier this afternoon. Tailbacks now stretch beyond J20 of the M5 south bound as a result of the carriageway being closed because of an accident this earlier afternoon.

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15 hrs ago | Yeovil Express

PICTURES: Carnival atmosphere at Greenfylde School in Ilminster

CARNIVAL spirit was springing into action as youngsters at Greenfylde School in Ilminster got involved in a range of activities. Children got the chance to try on lots of carnival regalia from bright orange and pink wigs to witches costumes and colourful outfits.

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16 hrs ago | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Chard woman passes driving test...at the age of 65

Grandmother Maryanne Adams, of Bubwith Close, proved that despite her advancing years her driving skills were as sharp as ever when she went for her practical driving test. It was Mrs Adams' fourth attempt to crack the test and she said it has now given her a new lease of life.

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17 hrs ago | Yeovil Express

Yeovil Athletics Arena renamed to remember Bill Whistlecroft MBE

Bill passed away in May last year but his involvement in athletics locally will leave a long and lasting legacy. Bill's involvement with Somerset Athletics started prior to 1960, by which time he had already been elected as the Secretary of the County Schools Athletic Association, well before the establishment of the track at Picket Lane in 1972.

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18 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Halcon team are the Pride of Taunton

THREE members of Taunton 's Halcon One Team have received Pride Awards from the Police and Crime Commissioner in recognition of their outstanding service. Housing estates officer, Lucy Hawkins from Taunton Deane Council, early help officer Sharon Collard and deputy early help officer, Tracey Harper, both from Somerset County Council , received their awards from Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens.

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19 hrs ago | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

CHARD needs more on-call firefighters to help out in case of an emergency in the town.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service wants to train four retained firefighters so it has people who live close to the town centre who can respond to fires quickly. Paul Slaven, a spokesman for the service, said: "One of the main issues we are facing is that people are increasingly having to work away from where they live, so they would be unable to get to the fire station quickly enough."

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Stranger

Tonight in Music: Lil Wayne vs. Drake, Pulse Emmiter and Addison Groove

Is this even a fair fight? It's like apples versus oranges, with apples being the smooth-and-sensitive hip-pop hitmaker Drake and oranges being the GOAT-tempting monolith on the wane Lil Wayne . In this case, as in life, I prefer oranges, but whatever your taste, this should be a hell of a show.

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Somerset County Gazette

Taunton Deane Dragon Trail - ice bucket challenge

MEMBERS of the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail project team chose the aptly named Aqua Dragonus for their ice bucket challenge.

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This is The West Country

a Scout from Wembdon has been selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Japan next year.

However Rachel Wise, aged 13, needs to raise over A 3,000 to be able to go on the trip next year. She will be fundraising at a craft fair which is being held on Saturday, September 20, in Wembdon Parish Centre from 10am to noon.

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CBC News

My Guitar: Harry Martin's hard-working Takamine 360

Harry Martin received his Takamine guitar as a gift from his wife in 1986. Since then, Martin has taken the instrument with him across Canada and to Bristol, England.

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Somerset County Gazette

WELLINGTON Food Festival was as busy as ever with stalls offering everything from paella to cider.

The event, now in its ninth year, filled up High Street and South Street, and also featured fun activities such as cookie decorating, bouncy castles and live music performances. Among those attending were Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne and Conservative prospective Parliamentary candidate for the Taunton Deane constituency, Rebecca Pow.

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Sunday Herald

Orangemen march in support of Union ... with a message rooted firmly in past

IT was the biggest show of support yet for the Union in the referendum, but it left figures in Better Together red-faced and looking at their shoes. IT was the biggest show of support yet for the Union in the referendum, but it left figures in Better Together red-faced and looking at their shoes.

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Tring Today

Clubs and Community

Eric Pillinger receiving a cheque for i 1 23,000 from Bourne End Village Association s Sally, Sophie and Ian Gibbs Escolinha do Brasil e Centro Cultural is a Brazilian community language school for children aged four to 11 years old. Our aim is to promote and teach Portuguese as an inherited language as well as disseminate Brazilian Culture among children from a Portuguese-speaking background.

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Somerset County Gazette

Inquest concludes homeless Taunton man Rob Lewis died of burns

THE cause of death of a homeless man who died after a fire in a charity hostel was burns, an inquest has heard.

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Free help to improve computer skills in Bridgwater

The two weekly IT support sessions will give people a chance to learn skills and become more comfortable in front of a computer and on the internet. The centres, run by Sedgemoor Digital Link, also offer free internet access for those who do not have their own computers at home, allowing members of the public to access emails, online banking or apply for jobs.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

This is The West Country

Community fete raises 881 for St Gildas in Chard

A COMMUNITY fete in Chard has raised an impressive A 881 for the residents of St Gildas Extra Care Retirement Living Scheme. People living at the care home invited others to view their gardens, flourishing flowers, and raise money for their amenity fund.

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Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Ilminster Youth Club gets A 4,390 funding boost

Ilminster Youth Club were awarded A 4,390 towards staffing and programme costs for the Tuesday evening senior youth club. Teenage members of the Somerset Youth Parliament Advisory Group allocated the funding with the grants supporting new and existing projects across the county.

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