Crews fight power station blaze

Somerset County Gazette: The blaze at the Ferrybridge Power Station

2:56am Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters are continuing their battle to put out the last of the flames of a massive fire which tore through part of a landmark power station.

Secrets Act call over abuse inquiry

Somerset County Gazette: An ex-Army intelligence officer claims he was ordered to halt his investigation into Kincora Boys' Home by a senior MI5 officer in 1975

7:51am Friday 1st August 2014

The Official Secrets Act should be suspended to allow former intelligence officers to give evidence about alleged cover ups during the child abuse inquiry, Amnesty International said.

African cyclist Ebola test negative

Somerset County Gazette: A spokesman for Glasgow 2014 said there is no Ebola in the Athletes' Village

1:50am Friday 1st August 2014

A Sierra Leone athlete competing at the Commonwealth Games has tested negative for the killer Ebola virus, organisers have said.

PM and Osborne view blaze-hit pier

Somerset County Gazette: Eastbourne Pier was badly damaged by a fire

6:04am Friday 1st August 2014

David Cameron and George Osborne have seen first-hand the destruction wrought by a fire on Eastbourne Pier - as it was announced that the resort is to be given up to £2 million.

Rolf Harris launches appeal bid

Somerset County Gazette: Rolf Harris is seeking to appeal against his convictions for sex offences

10:43am Friday 1st August 2014

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.

Killers judged 'most weird lyrics'

Somerset County Gazette: Brandon Flowers has defended his weird lyrics

9:41am Friday 1st August 2014

Chart act The Killers have triumphed in the baffle of the bands - after their hit Human was judged to have the most bewildering song lyric.

Man sentenced over boy's drug death

Somerset County Gazette: Drug dealer Nicqueel Pitrora supplied ecstasy to a group of teenagers, resulting in the death of 16-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs (Metropolitan Police/PA)

2:56am Friday 1st August 2014

A man is to be sentenced for drug offences today following the death of an ''incredible'' 16-year-old boy as a result of taking ecstasy.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins

Somerset County Gazette: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is set to get under way

2:56am Friday 1st August 2014

This year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially gets under way today, with more than 3,000 shows catering for a wide range of tastes.

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