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  1. Green light for badger cull to be extended to DorsetRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | This is The West Country

    THE Controversial badger cull has been given the green light and is set to be extended into Dorset, it was announced this earlier today . The badger cull has brought about fierce division between those who believe it is a necessary process to reduce the risk of bovine tuberculosis which resulted in the slaughter of 26,000 cattle in England last year and those who believe it is inhumane and ineffective.

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    11 hrs ago | This Is Somerset

    Another MP has condemned the process that has led to Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan being asked to resign by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mounstevens. Charlotte Leslie, MP for Bristol North, and Mr Gargan's local MP, is the second to say that the process smacks of a "witch-hunt" and says that "analysis of fact" seems to have descended into a "media-court disgrace."

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  3. 'Reduce voting age to 16' says Somerset Member of the Youth ParliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Somerset County Gazette

    Kira Lewis has launched her campaign as the Member of the Youth Parliament for Taunton Deane and West Somerset under the banner 'Young People for a Safer Community'. Kira, who will serve two years in the role, said: "I feel strongly about empowering and representing young people in our area and the wider world.

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  4. Jobs at risk as Wansbrough Paper Mill in Watchet could closeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Yeovil Express

    Owned by DS Smith, a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Europe, the business is a major employer in the area. @lucylockettx Yesterday we entered a period of consultation regarding a proposal to close Wansbrough Mill, but all options will be assessed.

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  5. West Somerset Railway holding reunion for volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | This is The West Country

    The West Somerset Railway is holding a reunion lunch for original volunteers and staff who helped to reopen the line between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead during the years 1971 to 1979. The reunion will take the form of a buffet lunch at the Beach Hotel on Saturday, October 3 during the WSR's Autumn Steam Gala event between the 1st and 4th of October.

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  6. What do you think of Minehead's new look lighting?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | This is The West Country

    Minehead is being given a year-round glow thanks to some new lights being installed in The Avenue following a successful trial. The globes are being installed in half the trees that line The Avenue linking the town centre to the seafront.

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  7. Council considers judicial review for 7.2m business rates billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | This is The West Country

    WEST Somerset Council is considering fighting back against a ruling which has forced it to pay a A 7.2 million business rates refund in respect of Hinkley Point B. Hinkley owner EDF Energy is to receive A 2.3m, while A 4.9m is paid to the Government under the Transitional Protection Scheme and West Somerset Council has had to fund 40% of this refund. The reason councillors deem this backdating to be unjust is because up until April 2013, the central Government received business rate payments and distributed them nationally in the form of a formula grant.

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  8. Heritage statue unveiled at Watchet Railway StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | This is The West Country

    The sculpture was fashioned in natural stone, with inscription plates depicting the stations along Brunel's designed line to Watchet when it opened in 1862. It was created by local artist Dave Milton, who 'summoned' guests to the ceremony in his other role as the Town Crier on Saturday, August 15. The sculpture was unveiled by the Mayor of Watchet, Cllr Peter Murphy, who noted that the main inscription 'Welcome ye friends of progress', commemorated the words above the station's welcoming arch when the first train arrived in Watchet all those years ago.

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  9. Folk singer all set for concertRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | News Guardian

    Multi-award winning Ange Hardy will be performing at The Old Low Light in North Shields on Friday, August 28. The singer/songwriter, from West Somerset, performs original contemporary songs written in a traditional style with an emphasis on vocal harmony. Ange was named FATEA Female Vocalist of the Year in January 2014 and this year won the FATEA's Album of the Year award.

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  10. Ian Liddell-Grainger: Nick Gargan row 'reeks of a witch hunt'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | This Is Somerset

    A Somerset MP has written to the Western Daily Press criticising Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and former chief constables over what he claims is a "witch hunt" against shamed Chief Constable Nick Gargan. Mr Gargan was suspended from his 150,000-a-year job on full pay in May last year after allegations he had made inappropriate advances to female colleagues.

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  11. Station donations needed for improvements at Bishops Lydeard stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | This is The West Country

    SUPPORTERS and fans of the West Somerset Railway are being asked to make donations towards improving facilities at its Bishops Lydeard station. The railway is continuing its fundraising towards improvements at its steam locomotive compound, estimated to cost around A 150,000 in total.

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  12. Badger Cull debate is far from black and white When you think of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Somerset County Gazette

    When you think of badgers it is common to picture them with their iconic black and white faces, but when you step back and look at their whole bodies, it is probably more accurate to describe them as more grey than black-and-white. The same seems to apply when it comes to the ethical arguments regarding the controversial culling of badgers, and our reporter Steven Salter has been speaking to people on both sides of the issue this week to try and find out more.

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  13. 'Drastic plan' for tourism needed as coastal visits fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | This is The West Country

    BUSINESSES, council and tourism bosses in West Somerset need to "take drastic steps" to halt a decline in visitors to the areas' coastline. Alex de Mendoza, chair of Minehead Chamber of Commerce said it was time to "bite the bullet" and come up with a plan of action.

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  14. Watchet Music Festival: The hottest ticket in townRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | This is The West Country

    With two weeks to go until this year's WatchetLive Music Festival, anticipation is building for the event and thousands have already snapped up their tickets. The 2015 festival, which takes place on August bank holiday weekend, will feature the Boomtown Rats as headliners with Sir Bob Geldof and co playing hits like 'Rat Race' and 'I Don't Like Mondays'.

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  15. What was happening this week in Somerset in years gone by?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | This is The West Country

    BREWHOUSE Theatre were set to be the subject of censorship thanks to a decision by the Deane's leisure and recreation committee. Peter Horsford, a lay reader, said he was particularly disappointed by the theatre's attitude towards the performances of clairvoyance and psychic art staged the week before.

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  16. To cull or not to cull? The Gazette looks at both sides of the badger ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Bridgwater Mercury

    While badgers may be black and white, the debate over whether killing them is the right move bodies is certainly more of a grey area... depending on who you listen to. The ethical arguments regarding the controversial culling of badgers, whether the science is being ignored, and whether the government is taking the correct steps has resurfaced as the cull is st to be rolled out across Somerset.

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  17. Red Arrows rock MineheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | This is The West Country

    THE sky along Minehead seafront was awash with red, white and blue as the Red Arrows wowed a crowd of around 12,000 people last week. The breathtaking display team were the star attraction at Minehead's Summer Festival on Wednesday, August 15, thundering in and performing an amazing series of acrobatic manoeuvres.

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  18. West Somerset Railway Steam Fayre was the biggest and best yet: PICTURESRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Somerset County Gazette

    THE West Somerset Railway Association Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally at Norton Fitzwarren has experienced its best turnout ever. Organisers say the event on Saturday and Sunday, was its best and biggest since it began almost three decades ago.

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  19. Hundreds set for Taunton rally against controversial badger cullRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Somerset County Gazette

    HUNDREDS of protestors against the controversial badger cull are expected in Taunton on Saturday when the badger protection rally and march comes to the town. The march comes as the cull, which started in 2013 in Somerset and Gloucestershire, is set to continue this year, and there are potential plans to roll it out to other parts of the country.

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  20. Lifeline for Somerset dairy farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | This is The West Country

    STRUGGLING West Somerset dairy farmers could be given a lifeline thanks to a new piece of legislation being championed by Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Grainger . Mr Liddell-Grainger, MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset, is planning to present a bill to Parliament which would make it illegal for any food to be sold below the cost of production and he believes this could ease Britain's dairy crisis overnight.

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