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Special constable hid school sacking when applying for job

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:36
The ex-special constable was found in a hearing to have committed gross misconduct.
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Coronavirus: Weston Hospital to reopen gradually after outbreak

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:59
Weston Hospital has been closed to new admissions since 25 May after a coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus: Weston hospital staff 'unknowingly spread virus'

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 19:00
Weston General Hospital temporarily closed in May due to an outbreak of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus and face coverings: the correct way to wear them

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:43
Across the world, people are being asked to wear face coverings to help stop coronavirus from spreading.
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Lorry driver jailed for killing two people on M5

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 16:28
William Cater drove into a line of queuing traffic waiting to leave the motorway.
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Mary Shelley: Bath Frankenstein museum plans approved

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 15:46
The novelist wrote much of her hugely influential work when she lived in Bath about 200 years ago.
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Warleigh Weir owner urged to reopen despite safety concerns

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:27
The owner of a popular swimming spot has closed the site because he is scared someone could die.
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Paramedic couple say they have 'both been scared'

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:11
The couple say they were "never prepared" for Covid-19 but they are lucky to have each other.
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Coronavirus: Health boss defends closing Weston hospital

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 11:29
Julia Ross, from the clinical commissioning group, says she thinks the "outbreak is under control".
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Midsomer Norton gas plant approval prompts council planning review

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:27
The generators were approved in Midsomer Norton by Bath and North East Somerset Council.
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PC Stuart Box admits gross misconduct for punching driver

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:26
Off-duty PC Stuart Box of Avon and Somerset Police fractured a man's jaw and fled the scene on his bike.
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What is test and trace and how does it work?

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:17
The NHS has introduced a test and trace scheme to help the UK lift lockdown measures.
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Coronavirus: The lockdown in Historic England pictures

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 01:26
Historic England has collected 200 pictures they say reflect the nation's coronavirus lockdown.
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NHS test & trace: Does contact tracing stop coronavirus?

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 00:03
Wales is the latest part of the UK to launch a tracing system, but how do they work?
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Hinkley C nuclear reactor concrete base completed

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 18:38
The 49,000-tonne concrete base for the second reactor at Hinkley Point C is completed on time.
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Eightieth wedding anniversary celebrated with kiss

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 18:01
Eric and Nancy Kingston from Wedmore in Somerset were married on 1 June 1940.
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Coronavirus: What powers do the police have?

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:42
Police across the UK now have wide-ranging powers to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Weston General Hospital retests inpatients

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 14:31
Weston General Hospital remains closed to new patients after an outbreak of coronavirus cases.
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Tory councillor Elfan Ap Rees accused of being a 'despicable racist'

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:04
Elfan Ap Rees denies he had been racist and says he had "stated a historical fact".
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Social distancing: A practical guide to how to socialise now

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 09:43
Meeting friends? Here's how to handle the awkward new rules - from sharing food to avoiding hugs.
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