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13 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

Verdict due on M5 pile-up deaths

A coroner is due to give his verdict on a multiple crash on the M5 motorway near Taunton in November 2011 in which seven people were killed A coroner is due to give his findings today on one of the worst British motorway incidents in living memory.

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23 hrs ago | Somerset County Gazette

Plans for a Lagoon in West Somerset revealed

GRAND plans for a Lagoon between Minehead and West Quantoxhead were unveiled yesterday at a tidal power conference held by West Somerset Council .

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Yesterday | This is The West Country

Quality Assurance certificate for Home-Start West Somerset

ALI Sanderson, manager of Home-Start West Somerset with Rob Parkinson, chief executive of Home-Start UK and Tony Pino, partnership development manager, Charity Commission.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

THE first ever tidal power conference will be hosted in West Somerset tomorrow (April 16).

The conference comes at a time when a tidal power lagoon is being considered in Swansea Bay to exploit the natural power potential of the Bristol Channel.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

This is The West Country

Minehead MIU to reopen in May

SIOBHAN Hutchings and Bryan Leaker, just some of the residents who led the campaign to reopen Minehead's MIU.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

This is The West Country

Periwinkle tea room re-thatched

SELWORTHY Green was a hive of activity recently as the National Trust's Periwinkle tea room was completely re-thatched.

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Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

THE Talking Newspaper Association South-West Somerset has gone digital.

Newsline produces a weekly recording of local news read from the Chard & Ilminster News with occasional magazine items of local interest.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

This is The West Country

West Somerset Choir sings to the tune of success

Urban Voice were awarded 'Choir of the Day' when they took part in the Bristol leg of 'Choir of the Year' at Colston Hall on March 30. Urban Voice won after singing Karl Jenkins' 'Adiemus' and a special arrangement by their former musical director, Paul Doolan, of 'Hail Holy Queen'.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

Further preparatory work on Hinkley C to start

WEST Somerset Council has welcomed the news that EDF Energy will undertake further preparatory work on the Hinkley Point C site.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

This is The West Country

Fight to reopen MIU continues

THE fight to reopen Minehead 's MIU unit continues this week with residents across West Somerset signing and sharing petitions.

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Lancaster Guardian

MP helps stop badger cull roll-out

Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris helped broked an agreement that the badger cull will not be rolled out nationally.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

FarmingUK

Bicknoller, Taunton

The sale of this affords prospective purchasers the rare opportunity to acquire a combination of fertile arable and pasture land in this much sought after location.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

Jobseekers learn new skills

The Phoenix Project, run by the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, and the Jobcentre Plus, has helped jobseekers develop essentials skills for work.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

This is The West Country

Former West Somerset hunt treasurer in court on fraud charge

Christopher Thacker, 67, of Lower Weacombe, West Quantoxhead, faces a single charge of the offence and was in Taunton Crown Court on Monday .

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

Snapper Steve focuses on life beyond the lens

HE'S spent 17-long years photographing everything from nativity plays to celebrities for the West Somerset Gazette, but now our photographer Steve Guscott is moving on, leaving all that behind.

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Somerset County Gazette

Campaign to help families save money, waste less and recycle more

A CAMPAIGN to help West Somerset families save money , waste less and recycle more is taking to the airwaves, and going on the road and into the classroom.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

This is The West Country

TWO West Somerset College students have been competing in athletics at national level.

On day one he worked through his heat and semi-final to compete on the final day and finished fifth.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

This is The West Country

M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

After the display, he noticed flames on the other side of the ground and thought an embankment had caught fire.

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'Don't make West Somerset a health lottery area'

RESIDENTS and councillors Martin Dewdney and Christine Lawrence support hotelier Bryan Leaker by signing a petition.

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Daily Mail

Outbreak of TB in cats was 'wake-up call' that justifies killing...

Outbreak of TB in cats was 'wake-up call' that justifies killing badgers, ministers admit but cull will not go beyond West Country The Home Counties outbreak of TB in cats was a 'wake-up call' that justifies the continued badger cull, Owen Paterson said.

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