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Dog treasure hunt is coming to a Taunton field next month

A dog treasure hunt is coming to a secure dog paddock near Taunton next month.

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Armed forces and veterans offered free bus travel in Somerset

Serving members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets are being offered free bus travel this Saturday to mark Armed Forces Day.

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Wellington village being used as a 'rat run' makes plea to drivers

Residents of the tiny village of Holywell Lake, just west of Wellington, are pleading for drivers to slow down when driving through their hamlet — drivers were recorded doing 60mph in the 30mph zone.

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Lord David Cameron visits Somerset pub on campaign trail

The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs visited The Lamb Inn in Axbridge.

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Plans for new passenger lounge at Taunton railway station

The Centenary Lounge Ltd. has now applied to convert a grade two listed building at Taunton railway station into a new passenger lounge.

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Glastonbury Festival drivers warned they could be fined £1,000 for common mistake

Simple driving errors could result in a hefty fine. Here's everything you need to know before you hit the road

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Taunton footpath could become designated right of way

Taunton residents are being asked to support an application that would make a footpath in the town centre a designated right of way.

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Meet Avon Fire and Rescue Service's new assistant chief fire officer

Avon Fire & Rescue Service is proud to announce the appointment of Luke Gazzard as the new Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Service Delivery. He brings over 25 years of dedicated service and experience in the Avon Fire and Rescue Service and took over the position this month.

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Scout camp near Taunton receives 'fantastic' revamp

Nearly 70 young engineers and training staff from National Grid Electricity Distribution used their practical skills to revamp parts of Huish Woods on the edge of the Blackdown Hills.

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Soil to be stored in Middlezoy for Bridgwater tidal barrier

Large quantities of soil from Somerset housing developments will be stored on the Somerset Levels before being used to construct the Bridgwater tidal barrier.

Somerset Live - News

Drug dealers' sentences increased to truly reflect huge cocaine, cannabis and cigarette operation

Two drug dealers were initially sentenced in December last year after a Somerset farmer found £15 million worth of cocaine amongst his usual animal feed

Somerset Live - News

Run, jog, walk, and save lives with Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Get ready to lace up for the 5K Twilight Shift on July 6th and help Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance save lives

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Illegal rave shut down and sound system seized in Somerset

Hundreds of people turned up

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Claims Minehead council houses will be given to refugees are denied

SOMERSET Council has denied that new Minehead council houses will be used to re-home refugees from the Midlands.

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Make a splash this September at the Big Avon Paddle in Bath

Join the Big Avon Paddle: fun, fitness, and fundraising on the River Avon

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Travellers' pitches allowed to remain between M5 and gigafactory

A travellers' site between the M5 and the site of the Gravity ‘gigafactory’ will be allowed to remain in place after a vote by local councillors.

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Sad-looking criminal locked up after big tobacco crime spree

Luke Spencer has been taken off the streets

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How much drinks will cost at Glastonbury Festival 2024

A price list from one of the bars at Glastonbury Festival gives an indication of how much drinks will cost around the site

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Ilminster man arrested as police crackdown on unlicensed music events

A man from Ilminster has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to intentionally or recklessly cause a public nuisance and sound equipment was also seized.

Somerset Live - News

Bath General Election hustings tonight includes candidate who doesn't speak

All nine candidates to be the next Bath MP have said they will attend - including one who is hoping to be able to hold up his policies written in large print on A2 card to answer questions, if allowed.