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A mammoth 26-hour pianothon has been taking to raise funds in aid of Somerset Sight and Retina UK. The event has been taking place throughout the week, with pianist Chris Ball having been streaming live from his home last Monday and Tuesday and culminating live in Taunton tomorrow. Tomorrow, however, Mr Ball will be playing […]

Doctors surgeries in the Bath area are facing huge pressures at the moment. One surgery in Bath even sent a message to its patients saying to only call “in an emergency” as it is so busy. Fairfield Park Health Care on Tyning Lane in Bath sent a text message to its patients yesterday (Thursday, May […]

South Somerset District Council now officially owns Huish Park football stadium as a £2.8m deal has been completed. The local authority announced today (May 20) that it has finalised a purchase and leaseback transaction of Yeovil Town Football Club’s home ground and surrounding land. The council’s district executive committee approved the purchase “as part of […]

Sir James Dyson has once again topped the South West Rich List in 2022, as well as being revealed as the second-richest person in the entire country. The publication of the Sunday Times Rich List for 2022 has revealed another bumper year for the Bath-based entrepreneur. Sir James Dyson and family topped the South West […]

An outdoor education and welfare centre in rural Somerset will soon be able to provide more help to vulnerable people following a generous grant. Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) at Egwood is a “land-based facility” located on 12 acres of land just outside the village of Merriott, near Crewkerne. The facility – which is run […]

A new pub, called The Architect, is going to open soon in Bath in the former Garfunkel’s spot. Residents have spotted the new signage going up in the old Empire Hotel in Orange Grove which has been empty for years. Pub chain Brunning and Price are currently recruiting for staff and the mega site will […]

Richard Foord, an ex-Army major who grew up in North Somerset, is standing for election as an MP following Neil Parish’s recent resignation. The Conservative was forced to quit after admitting twice watching porn in Parliament. Mr Foord now lives in Devon and hopes to represent Tiverton and Honiton in the House of Commons. A […]

A new Tesco Express store is going to open in central Bath, in the former HMV spot on Stall Street. A notice on the premise confirms that Tesco have been granted a premise licence. Other applications show the brand has applied for advertising consent and alterations to the exterior have also been sought. The property […]

Two men in their 30s have been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man in Wiveliscombe, near Taunton. Daniel Bond, 34, and Lee Conlon, 37, both of Claremont Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, appeared before Taunton Magistrates today, Friday, May 20. They were remanded in custody pending an appearance at Bristol Crown Court on […]

The Met Office has forecast a warm and sunny weekend for Somerset before “thundery” deluges arrive on Monday, May 23. Tomorrow (May 21) will be marked by sunny spells before heavy rain showers sweep in from the west. After a damp week for much of the county, many will be glad to hear that we […]


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