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West Somerset

CHUFFED: The Luxborough shoppers crew with driver Richard Batten (left)

Luxborough shoppers celebrate as community bus lives to drive another day

WILDLIFE: Gaynor Gough captured this picture of a deer on Exmoor

Readers' pictures: West Somerset captured on camera

VOLUNTEERS: The team at the opening of the Minehead employment hub

Making a difference: West Somerset's employment hubs

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POWER CUTS: Dulverton Town Hall

Power cuts leave 386 Dulverton homes without power

FIRE: Chimney fire in Dulverton

Chimney fire in Dulverton

ALL SMILES: Amy Miller and Yasmin Turner

West Somerset dance school take home top exam results

WELCOME: Ven John Reed, Rev Paul Kingdom, Right Rev Ruth Worsley and Rev Andrew Thomas Rector of the Dulverton Benefice

Dulverton welcomes new associate vicar

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PAINTING: 'Oyster Dredgers at Porlock Weir' by Charles Napier Hemy

Porlock oyster painting to inspire Somerset's kids

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TRAFFIC: Washford Cross crash

TRAFFIC: Washford Cross crash

GREAT WALK: Wimbleball Lake

Book fast for Great Somerset Walk around Wimbleball

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Carnival cash for Porlock Library reading challenge

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BOOST: More than £3m available in rural funding

More than £3m of new rural grants available

EXERCISE: People are doing more sport than ever in West Somerset

West Somerset's winning formula for sport

DISCOUNT: Tourism training in West Somerset

Book now for top-notch tourism training

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BOAT MUSEUM: Work got underway this week

Watchet Boat Museum refurbishment gets underway

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FINALISTS: Guy Milton-Jenkins and Freya Jenkinson

Talented letter writers from Minehead Middle reach area finals

CAMPAIGN: Atwest will still be able to run services like the Luxborough shopper without a price hike for customers

People power sees transport cut scrapped

CUTTING THE RIBBON: : Joan Churchouse accompanied by shop manager Christine Slade and other volunteers

Deja vu for Joan who re-opens Minehead charity shop for 25th anniversary

HAPPY COUPLE: Lady Butlin and Sir Billy Butlin in their heyday

Lady Butlin passes away aged 89

FESTIVAL: Bob Geldof's Boomtown Rats were the headliners in 2015

First Watchet Music Festival 2016 acts announced

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FEUD: The battle for control of West Somerset Railway Association continues

West Somerset Railway Association set for extraordinary meeting

ALL CHANGE: West Somerset College

New era for West Somerset College

LACK OF OPPORTUNITY: West Somerset has a limited number of well-paid jobs

West Somerset finishes bottom of social mobility table

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CHANGES: Have your say on whether Dulverton Middle will become a Junior School

Have your say on Dulverton school's age range change

DONATION: Andy and Sue page of Tregonwell House with members of Minehead RNLI

Minehead hoteliers' cheque for lifeboats

TRAFFIC: Crash causing delays in Watchet

TRAFFIC: Crash causing delays in Watchet

NEW HOMES: A map of the land the developers want to build on

Is Watchet set for 150 new houses?

SUCCESS: Sarah with her family, friends and supporters in Vivary Park

Watchet mum undergoing amputation raises more than £2,600 for charity with sponsored walk

ESCALATING: Some of the fly-tipped rubbish on the Dunster to Timberscombe road

Fly-tipping 'putting lives at risk' warns West Somerset Council

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CHALLENGES: West Somerset Council

West Somerset District Council proposes to put up council tax by a £5 a year

JAILED: Altin Laska, Mircea Rusu and Nicolae Pasc

Cannabis baron who ran Minehead drug factory jailed

JAILED: Geoffrey Biddulph

Two years in prison for thwarted mugger

Flood alerts and warnings in place for Somerset as torrential rain forecast

Flood alerts and warnings in place for Somerset as torrential rain forecast

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Rural community in Exmoor gets chance to go green with new funding

FIRE: Wiveliscombe chimney fire

Chimney fire in Wiveliscombe

Kind-hearted West Somerset girl prepares to have her hair cut for charity

Kind-hearted West Somerset girl prepares to have her hair cut for charity

SCREENING: Charlotte Rampling has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in 45 Years

Dulverton Film Club to screen British drama 45 Years

IMPACT: Hinkley C will be right on the doorstep of Stogursey

Stogursey Victory Hall gets Hinkley funding green light

MAJOR DIVERSION: People travelling between Dunster and Tiverton face serious delays

Four months of delays for people travelling between Dunster and Tiverton as roadworks get underway

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St Margaret's Hospice in Minehead seeks donations for shop re-opening

VACANCY: Do you fancy being a station master for West Somerset Railway? (Picture of Watchet Station)

Do you fancy being a West Somerset Railway station master?

Female given oxygen therapy after fire at a property in Williton

Female given oxygen therapy after fire at a property in Williton

ALL SET: The Minehead employment hub team

Helping hand to find work as Minehead gets new employment hub

CHEQUE: From left, Paula Hullett (CHSW), Katherine Williams EHFN Network Officer, Dave Knight EHFN Chairman and Nick Rous DAA, South Molton

Exmoor farmers donate more than £1,000 to charity

SUCCESS: Clive Downs Butchers

Porlock butcher is top of the chops

Two car crash blocks road near Watchet

Two car crash blocks road near Watchet

CLOSED: 176 staff lost their jobs when the Wansbrough Paper Mill in Watchet closed at Christmas

Could bus company offer job lifeline for former Watchet Paper Mill workers?

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APPEAL: Do you know anything about missing jewellery in Williton?

Police appeal after two rings worth £6,500 stolen in Williton

NEW POOL: But with so much funding needed, will the idea sink or swim?

Swimming pool for Minehead back on the agenda

TOURIST HOTSPOT: Dunster

Coach operators could stop coming to Dunster if toilets close, council warned

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