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A Somerset school is in the running for a national award. Perrott Hill Prep School has been shortlisted for the “Independent Prep School of the Year” award at the prestigious Tes Schools Awards 2022. The independent day and boarding prep school for girls and boys aged 3-13 is located on the stunningly beautiful North Perrott […]

A summer playscheme which has operated for more than 30 years will not open its doors to children during the school holidays this year. The Nailsea Summer Playscheme has run for the first two weeks of the summer holidays at Kingshill School in the town and caters for children aged between five and 11 years-old. […]

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has labelled the Government’s Queen’s speech as a shambles. The Queen’s Speech, which is written by the Government, was delivered by the Prince of Wales for the first time. In all, the package featured 38 bills or draft bills, including some that had been carried over from the last parliamentary session. […]

Avon and Somerset Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a wanted man, William Charles Price. The 32-year-old is wanted on a court warrant for failing to attend after breaching his court order. Price is 5ft 9ins tall, of average build with blue eyes and short brown hair. He also has a Liverpool […]

A man has been landed with a hefty court bill after admitting dumping rubbish including an old bath tub in Portbury. Anthony Newbury of Marine Parade, Pill entered a guilty plea at North Somerset Magistrates Court to fly-tipping waste on Royal Portbury Dock on two separate occasions last summer. The fly-tipped waste consisted of a […]

Taunton folk were baffled when a hot air balloon came swooping down on their town last night. The craft landed at around 9.20pm on Thursday (May 19). A local woman said she believed that no one was injured in the descent. It came down in a car park off Lisieux Way, near YMCA Taunton and […]

Five people have been arrested and released under investigation, following a rowdy night in Yeovil. Police are investigating a series of incidents, which happened in the early hours of Saturday, May 14. Avon and Somerset Police officers are exploring the possibility that the incidents are linked and involve people known to one another. Two men […]

A sheep has been rescued from a treacherous ledge after possibly being chased there by a dog. The ewe was found halfway down a cliff-face which runs under a coastal path near Kingsbridge in Devon. The RSPCA said it was thought that she had either followed her lamb over the edge or been forced there […]

All traffic is being held on the M5 this morning (May 20) due to a ‘police incident’ near Taunton. Officers first halted drivers shortly before 6am and queues are building in the area. Delays are ongoing between junction 26 for Wellington and junction 25 for Taunton, southbound, and between junction 24 for Bridgwater South and […]

A Boeing 737 was left “leaning to one side” with bent fuselage after a heavy touchdown last year, a report into the incident found. The report into the incident in January 2021 attributed the bumpy landing to crew continuing their landing approach after the aircraft had become “unstable”. The landing in the early hours of […]

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