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Police are investigating allegations that a van driver killed three ducklings after other traffic had stopped to let a family of ducks cross the road. Staffordshire Police said in a statement that officers are looking into the allegations over an incident which took place in Trentham, a southern suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday. The force […]

A man left his partner and kids for a Ukrainian refugee ten days after she moved into the family home. Tony Garnett, 29, left his partner Lorna, 28, after falling for Sofiia Karkadym who had fled the horrors of her hometown Lviv, Ukraine, at the start of the invasion. As reported by the Mirror, the […]

Loved and loathed in equal measure, a Somerset photographer has documented the life of the fox in a bid to beat the stigma surrounding the creatures. His stunning pictures show foxes roaming the streets and fields of the UK, play fighting, crawling under fences and diving into bins. Neil Aldridge, 40, of Kenn, joined forces […]

A cramped cottage that needed major renovation work has been transformed into an almost unrecognisable home almost three times the size of the original. As reported on Bristol Live, Jody and Lucie Loughlin bought the three-bedroom semi-detached property in Portishead and knew the property needed a complete do-over. “We’d been looking for a property for […]

A vintage bus which appeared on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces after it was transformed into a quirky home, is up for sale. It is on the market at £35k and has been presented as an affordable home alternative. The bus featured on the show in 2016 because of its incredible transformation and unique decor, reports […]

Passengers on an easyJet flight were delayed from landing for an hour because a man refused to turn off his phone. Police were called following the incident which is rumoured to have involved a member of a stag party group flying to the West Country. The flight from Manchester to Cornwall Airport Newquay was approaching […]

A skate clothes entrepreneur told how he was bombarded with legal threats from lingerie firm Ann Summers – for using Cornish regional slang on his brand name. Marc Diggett, 39, owned a barbershop named Ansum – Cornish slang meaning ‘top notch’ which originates from the affectionate term ‘me ansom’, meaning ‘my handsome’ – which proved […]

Who can believe the great Adventure Cafe in Bath is 21 years in the city? Is that even possible? I remember this great cafe/bar opening in George St, it was like nowhere else in Bath, a real original, and it quickly become the place to see and be seen in Bath, especially for younger people. […]

Those of us who have lived in this city long enough remember the great pub Chequers in Bath has always been. Sitting as it does right in the heart of the wonderful community and neighbourhood in Rivers St, not far from Margarets Buildings, Catherine Place, Julian Road and Circus Mews it has always been a […]

A walk through Yeovil town centre reveals a huge number of empty shops. A combination of growing online shopping trends, government-enforced coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns, and high business rates has led to the demise of many once-popular stores. Prominent retail sites where the likes of GAME, Peacocks, Poundland, British Heart Foundation, Argos and Animal once […]

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