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BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES: Met Office issues amber weather warning for Somerset as Storm Imogen sweeps in

Somerset Rural Youth Project named as Clarks Village charity partner 2016

Somerset Rural Youth Project named as Clarks Village charity partner 2016

You think green Southern National buses no longer run in Somerset? Watch this space

You think green Southern National buses no longer run in Somerset? Watch this space

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'YOU'RE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR LIFE': Police issue stark warning over legal highs

'YOU'RE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR LIFE': Police issue stark warning over legal highs

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223 nominations received for Somerset Care Awards

223 nominations received for Care Awards in Somerset

Avon and Somerset Police continues its fight against FGM

Avon and Somerset Police continues its fight against FGM

Wild weather warning as rain and howling winds forecast for Somerset

Wild weather warning as rain and howling winds forecast for Somerset

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Body that aims to cut South West smoking rates set to fold in June due to lack of funding

Body that aims to cut South West smoking rates set to fold in June due to lack of funding

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Man jailed for stabbing three strangers in Yeovil

Man jailed for 'cowardly, violent and unprovoked' attacks after stabbing three strangers in Somerset

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Hinkley Point B celebrates 40th birthday today

Hinkley Point B celebrates 40th birthday today

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The scene of the crash on the A39 Quantock Road

UPDATE: 64-year-old woman killed and one other injured in three-car crash

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WARNING: People are being warned of localised flooding amid heavy rainfall on

Weather warning issued for Somerset as forecasters predict heavy rain and 50mph winds

CRASH: The M5 is busy after a crash near junction 22 for the

Congestion on M5 both ways after crash at J22 at Burnham

Matthew Brittan

Moving tributes to Somerset train death boy Matthew Brittan, 14

'CHALLENGING BUDGET': Somerset County Council leader, John Osman

REPORT & REACTION: Budget cuts set to hit Somerset services

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180 YEARS OF HISTORY: County Gazette is celebrating its 180th birthday

180 years of history: County Gazette is celebrating its 180th birthday

CAMPAIGN: Atwest will still be able to run services like the Luxborough shopper

BUDGET: Some good news for Somerset bus users

SAVINGS: The cuts are detailed in the Somerset County Council budget plan

BUDGET: Mental health services facing almost £1 million funding cut

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HIT HARDEST: Justin Roxburgh says the vulnerable are set to be hit hardest by budget cuts

BUDGET: 'Vulnerable to be hit hardest,' says boss of homeless charity

CUTS: Libraries are facing a £200,000 reduction in funding

BUDGET: Somerset libraries could face £200,000 funding cut

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Christopher Bakken III, formerly of EDF

More delays? EDF executive in charge of the Hinkley nuclear power plant project has quit

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The Somerset flag.

Somerset Day - time to shout about our wonderful county

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Avon and Somerset Police could recruit almost 500 officers over four years

Fancy being a police officer? Avon and Somerset could recruit 480 over four years

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Update: Somerset man appears in court charged with attempted murder following stab attack

Update: Somerset man appears in court charged with attempted murder following stab attack

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Fancy Fostering to Adopt in Somerset? Go along to Costa Coffee evenings this February

Fancy Fostering to Adopt in Somerset? Go along to Costa Coffee evenings this February

Police archive photo.

Somerset 'beggar' charged with fraudulently claiming to be a homeless ex-servicemen

Junior doctors will strike on February 10, the British Medical Association has said, as it accused the Government of putting "politics before patients".

Junior doctors to go on strike next week after talks break down

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FINED: David pictured outside the County Gazette offices back in 2012

Somerset gatecrasher who flew into Glastonbury Festival fined

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Firefighters battle chimney fire in Chard

Firefighters battle chimney fire in Chard

WELCOME: Andy Marsh takes up his role as the new chief constable of Avon and Somerset Police

Andy Marsh takes up his role as new chief constable of Avon and Somerset Police

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Somerset stab victim 'critical', man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Somerset stab victim 'critical', man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Somerset Libraries to take part in a simultaneous Gruffalo story time for National Libraries Day 2016

Somerset Libraries to take part in a simultaneous Gruffalo story time for National Libraries Day 2016

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The Clash - back in the day. Pic: Rolling Stone Magazine

Bridgwater calling: special event this Friday as the town twins with Seattle - and it's all down to a punk rocker

Somerset fostering service in search for single placement carers

Somerset fostering service in search for single placement carers

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A further £52 for council tax, 90 job losses and £762,000 reduction in adult funding... Somerset County Council's budget proposals

A further £52 for council tax, 90 job losses and £762,000 reduction in adult funding... Somerset County Council's budget proposals

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COOKERY SHOW: Fancy representing you county on national telly?

Chance to represent your county on Channel 4 cookery challenge

BACKING THE AWARDS: Liz Bond, publisher of Newsquest Somerset and Devon

Pride of Somerset awards calling for nominations

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Should parents drop their children off at school wearing pyjamas?

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Should parents drop their children off at school wearing pyjamas?

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Will we escape the worst? Wild weather warning as tail end of Storm Gertrude hits Somerset

Will we escape the worst? Wild weather warning as tail end of Storm Gertrude hits Somerset

South West Devolution

REVOLUTION OR STATUS QUO? Have your say on possible devolution for Somerset and the south west as proposal unveiled

Burnham-On-Sea resident Peter Alexander is concerned by the build up of a sand bank, which is causing sand to cover parts of Poplar Road. Pictured with some of the sand that has built up over time.

Man living next to beach in Burnham complains about sand

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Spectacular sight for Somerset skywatchers as five planets align: DETAILS

Spectacular sight for Somerset skywatchers as five planets align: DETAILS

Weather warning as more downpours forecast for Somerset

Weather warning as more downpours forecast for Somerset

GUESS WHO'S BACK: Chris Gayle is returning to Somerset for this season's NatWest T20 Blast

CRICKET: Chris Gayle returning to Somerset for NatWest T20 Blast

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can spread the Zika virus (AP)

Have you just come back from South America? Warning over Zika virus

£5k-a-day fines plan in crackdown on unmanned roadworks misery in Somerset

£5k-a-day fines plan in crackdown on unmanned roadworks misery in Somerset

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Flood-hit families face council tax increase

Flood-hit families face council tax increase

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Hinkley Point

UPDATE: EDF delay final Hinkley investment decision - reports

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Met Office severe weather warning as remnants of Storm Jonas set to arrive

Met Office severe weather warning as remnants of Storm Jonas set to arrive

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