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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will soon be granted powers to arrest members of the public caught cheating the benefit system. Two million claimants will have their cases dredged up and face fines for fraud under sweeping laws – even if they’re not convicted of a crime. The powers in question mean officers […]

If you’re a fan of the rock band Queen then you need to get this date in your diary. An open-air cinema screening of the hit film Bohemian Rhapsody will be arriving at Cadbury House on July 1. The event is being hosted in the grounds of the Congresbury hotel where guests will be able […]

A new period drama has been filming in Bath and the rumours are it’s the spin-off series of the vastly popular Bridgerton on Netflix. As Bridgerton fans will know, a spin-off series about Queen Charlotte, played currently by Golda Rosheuvel, will be out late next year. Masterminded again by Shonda Rhimes, the upcoming spinoff will […]

A woman was left with leg and face injuries after a hit-and-run incident involving an e-scooter in Taunton. The collision occurred at around 9am on Tuesday (May 17) in Park Street, Taunton. The victim, a woman in her fifties, suffered leg and facial injuries which are not believed to be serious. South Western Ambulance Service […]

Leonardo Helicopters’ race to secure a massive £1.2bn Ministry of Defence (MOD) aircraft deal is heating up. The UK Government this week kicked off the procurement phase for the New Medium Helicopter programme – which includes as many as 44 new rotorcraft. In March 2021, the MOD confirmed the Royal Air Force is set to […]

Cyclists travelling across Chard could soon enjoy a much safer ride under ambitious plans to complete a coast-to-coast cycle route through the West Country. Sustrans cycle route 33 – known as the Stop Line Way – runs for 75 miles from Weston-super-Mare to Axminster, via Chard and Ilminster. South Somerset District Council has been locked […]

The Gloucestershire couple who became the UK’s biggest-ever lottery winners have revealed what they are planning to spend their winnings on. Joe and Jess Thwaite, from Gloucester, went public at a news conference this morning (May 19) after winning the whopping £184m EuroMillions jackpot last week. When asked of the one thing they have always […]

A crash on the M5 involving a car and a caravan is causing delays this afternoon (May 19). Traffic monitoring site Inrix has confirmed the crash happened between junctions 28 and 29 on the southbound carriageway in Devon. Motorists are warned to expect delays as one lane remains closed. Inrix says: “One lane closed and […]

Somerset’s minor injuries units (MIUs) will not be replaced by the new GP community pharmacy service, health bosses have promised. Somerset has seven MIUs, operated by the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which provide a range of urgent treatments for patients who cannot secure a GP’s appointment and in doing so relieve pressure on the county’s […]

The number of sick covid patients receiving care in Bath has dropped by over 50 per cent. The Royal United Hospital in Bath confirmed on Monday (May 16) that they had 14 covid or suspected covid patients, a drop of 53 per cent from the previous week. The positive step comes as the trust announced […]

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