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Somerset v Glamorgan: Home side poised for opening win

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 19:12
Somerset move within sight of victory over Glamorgan who start the final day on 126-5 chasing a virtually impossible target of 456.
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Samantha Jones avoids death for husband's Malaysia murder

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 14:50
Samantha Jones admits killing her husband but only after years of abuse.
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Coronavirus: Ex-offenders' internships hit by pandemic

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:41
A charity which helps ex-offenders says it has lost two-thirds of its work placements due to coronavirus.
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Somerset v Glamorgan: Craig Overton's five wickets blows Glamorgan away

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 19:09
Craig Overton puts Somerset firmly on top as they go into day three on 131-2, leading Glamorgan by 296 runs.
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Coronavirus: What happens if I'm in an area on the watchlist?

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 00:46
How health bosses decide whether a town should go back into lockdown if Covid-19 cases rise.
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Jamie Overton: Surrey sign Somerset seamer on three-year deal

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 11:41
Somerset seamer Jamie Overton signs a three-year contract to join Surrey at the end of the county season.
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Wordsworth's Alfoxton Park home bought by Buddhist charity

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:27
The Romantic poet's former home in Somerset - which had fallen into disrepair - is bought for £1.4m.
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'Evil witch' David Lake jailed for 'sadistic' sex attack

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:12
David Lake carried out the violent attack on an elderly shopkeeper after plying him with alcohol.
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Somerset's 12-point deduction for 'poor' pitch delayed until 2021

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:16
Somerset's 12-point deduction for a "poor" pitch for last season's County Championship decider versus Essex is delayed until 2021.
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Bob Willis Trophy: County cricket returns on Saturday with new red-ball competition

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:30
County cricket returns on Saturday with the start of the Bob Willis Trophy - a new competition for the shortened season.
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Holiday firm Tui to shut 166 High Street shops

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 13:16
The UK's largest tour operator says the move is partly down to more people booking online.
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Woman trapped in mud rescued at Brean beach

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:21
The coastguard service said she was in "imminent danger" as the water was up to her neck.
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Somerset's unitary authority bid backed by council

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:51
Somerset councillors will ask the government to scrap the four district councils and county council.
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Young people 'feel anxiety and terror' using fitness apps

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 00:25
A study of young people finds a fine line between getting results and becoming "obsessed".
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Leisure centre jobs at risk as Somerset sites remain closed

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 20:54
Fusion Lifestyle says it has been been "greatly affected" by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tom Homer: London Irish re-sign full-back from Bath

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:18
Full-back Tom Homer rejoins London Irish after five years with Premiership rivals Bath.
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Yeovil hay meadow foraging ground boost for rare bees

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 17:32
New hay meadow habitats are being created in a bid to improve shrill carder bee numbers in Somerset.
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North Somerset Council in £1 bid for Birnbeck Pier sale

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 14:26
North Somerset Council wants to speed up the restoration of the dilapidated pier.
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Calls to revive equality panel in Bath to provide 'voice' for minorities

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:09
People from different backgrounds in Bath are being asked to help decide what issues need tackling.
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Somerset Wildlife Trust launches emergency £200k appeal

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 10:43
Somerset Wildlife Trust increasingly has to pay to clear fly-tipped rubbish, among other issues.
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