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Flood legacy blamed for tourism fall
Tourism bosses in Somerset say the winter flooding has cost the local economy £250m. (Read More...)
Man arrested over mast 'arson'
A man is arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a communications mast near Bath. (Read More...)
'Optimistic voyager' and dog rescued
A man who was trying to sail about 400 miles from Devon to Scotland without a mast, charts or radio is winched to safety from the Bristol Channel after the boat's motor failed. (Read More...)
Care home abuse sentences will stand
The sentences given to three former care home workers who mistreated a resident will not be increased. (Read More...)
'More needed' on child protection
Child protection work in Somerset still needs to improve, according to a government review, six months after the council was told it was "inadequate". (Read More...)
Staff levels 'risk care standards'
A report says standards of health care are being compromised at Weston General Hospital because of staff shortages. (Read More...)
Nine arrested over '£3m fuel fraud'
Nine people are arrested in a series of raids across southern England, including Somerset, targeting alleged fuel fraud. (Read More...)
Flight MH17: The Britons who died
Somerset's Andrew Hoare on crashed flight (Read More...)
VIDEO: Forgotten statue's history revealed
The story behind a statue of a soldier is revealed (Read More...)
Nannes leads Somerset to victory
Somerset bow out of the T20 Blast, despite seamer Dirk Nannes helping them to victory over Middlesex at Taunton. (Read More...)
English pair win swimming golds
Ben Proud and Chris Walker-Hebborn take England's first swimming gold medals of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (Read More...)
VIDEO: England's O'Conner wins silver again
England's Siobhan O'Connor takes silver in the 100m butterfly after narrowly missing out on gold to Canada's Katerine Savard by 0.05 seconds. (Read More...)
Jamieson bows out of 100m breaststroke
Scotland's Michael Jamieson fails to reach the 100m breaststroke final after finishing fifth in his semi-final. (Read More...)
Murdoch upstages fellow Scot Jamieson
Ross Murdoch breaks the Commonwealth Games record as he earns a shock win over Team Bath's Michael Jamieson in the 200m breaststroke. (Read More...)
Home nations continue judo dominance
England win three gold medals and Scotland one on day two of the Commonwealth Games judo in Glasgow. (Read More...)
Gold Cup winner See More Business dies
See More Business, who won the 1999 Cheltenham Gold Cup as well as two King George VI Chases, dies aged 24. (Read More...)
Somerset wait on Kieswetter return
Somerset remain unsure when wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter will return to action from a serious facial injury. (Read More...)
Miley earns medley gold for Scotland
Bath's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor wins silver in the women's 200m freestyle at the Commonwealth Games. (Read More...)
Counties return to 50-over format
The One-Day Cup begins on Saturday, marking the return of the 50-over format to county cricket after a four-year gap. (Read More...)
British Army helps Ghanaian's judo dream
Ghanaian Commonwealth Games medal hope Emmanuel Nartey says the British Army helped him become an Olympic athlete. (Read More...)
Pride of Somerset Youth Awards
BBC Somerset needs your help to recognise the county’s fantastic young people. (Read More...)


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