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Pensioner murdered his wife at their Somerset home

Simon Steeves, from Brean, pleaded guilty to murdering his wife Denise Steeves. He has been sentenced to 14 years in jail.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg earns £29k a month for TV host second job

'All MPs need to have a relationship with the media to communicate with and answer to voters. I am fortunate to have a direct route.'

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Two care homes announce closure as council promises to protect residents

Dozens of residents will have to move to another care home

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Bristol Airport accused of 'abusing system' as 1,200 flights landed after curfew

The airport is only allowed to have 4,000 of those flights, and that's split between 1,000 in the winter and 3,000 in the summer

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Harnessing growth from new floating wind farms off the coast of the South West and Wales

Offshore wind is a key part of the UK’s clean energy future, and the Celtic Sea has the potential to host the first large-scale floating wind farms in England and Wales

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Met Office issues new weather warning for Somerset with heavy rain forecast

The yellow warning is in place from midnight until 3pm tomorrow (March 1)

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Man charged with attempted murder after woman stabbed in Bath

A young woman remains in a critical condition

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School bus between Somerset towns to end at Easter

The council said that ending the bus would allow them to support the wider network

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Faith room and breastfeeding facilities planned as part of £907,000 Somerset police station upgrade

Work could begin later in the year if plans were approved

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Ham Hill’s makeover as lottery-funded project is transforming Somerset’s ancient hill fort

Discover how Ham Hill, Somerset’s largest and most historic hill fort, is getting a new lease of life thanks to a lottery-funded project that will preserve its past and enhance its future

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TPS singers hit the high notes as Taunton Prep’s Voices aim for national glory

Join the chorus of support for the TPS Singers as they harmonize their way to the top in the Barnardo’s Choir of the Year competition

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Timeless treasures meet modern mastery at the 35th Bath Decorative Antiques Fair

Step into a world where history and style converge – the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair is your gateway to the past, polished by today’s design elegance

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Freemasons fork out £5,000 for forest fun

Find out how a generous donation from the Freemasons will help SWALLOW, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, to launch a new Forest Group & Woodwork Project in Radstock

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Shocking footage shows drunk HGV driver swerving all over M5 before being caught by police

Lorry driver Ihar Shynkevich was three times the legal alcohol limit while he was caught driving dangerously on the motorway.

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'Putting Bath on the map': PinkPantheress nominated for Best New Artist at Brit Awards 2024

The BRIT Awards 2024 are set to take place on Saturday 2nd March on ITV1 and ITVX

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Paedophile teacher who filmed himself abusing pupils to plead to be released from prison

Nigel Leat was jailed indefinitely in 2011 after admitting 36 offences including attempted rape of a child and sexual assault. He will now face another parole hearing, which will be held in public.

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Calls for police force reform after To Catch a Copper documentary

"There is a need for a radical overhaul of the system" says an independent panel

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Hard work starts now as £4bn gigafactory scheme celebrated in Somerset

The Gravity site near Bridgwater will host Britain’s largest battery plant by Tata Agratas, creating 4,000 green jobs and a bright future for electric vehicles

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No final decision made on new Saxonvale owner as rumours of cash offer circulate

The future of the regeneration site is currently in the balance

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Closed down school can be turned into housing, says council

It taught children in the town for almost 70 years before it was forced to closed by the cost of living crisis