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Zara Phillips named in Team GB squad

Zara Phillips competing on her horse High Kingdom at the Bramham Horse Trials earlier this month Credit: PA

The Queen's grand daughter, Zara Phillips, who lives in Gloucestershire, is to return to major competition for the first time since the birth of her daughter Mia at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in August.

She has been named in a six-strong Great Britain squad which also includes Pippa Funnell, William Fox-Pitt, Tina Cook, Izzy Taylor and Oliver Townend.

Phillips was crowned world eventing champion in Aachen in 2006 and won team silver at London 2012 alongside Cook and Fox-Pitt, where she was presented with her medal by her mother, the Princess Royal.

Button misses chat show appearance due to wasp sting

Somerset born racing driver Jenson Button had to cancel an appearance on Graham Norton's Channel 4 chat show after being stung by a wasp.

Button, from Frome, suffered an allergic reaction after being stung between the eyes while on a bike ride.


So sorry 2 be missing the @grahnort show tonight, I've been taken out by a wasp! I was riding my bike yesterday & got stung between the eyes



Preview of Sotheby's forthcoming Banksy exhibition

One of Banksy's latest works, 'Mobile Lovers'. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cameras will be allowed into a forthcoming Banksy Exhibition at the Sotheby's gallery today. The unauthorised collection of over 70 works has been put together by the street artist's former agent.

The exhibition opens to the public next Wednesday. A previous show in Bristol attracted over 100,000 people.


Bars and Melody reach Britain's Got Talent final


Congratulations, @barsandmelody!! You’ve won tonight’s semi-final and you’re in the Final!! #BGTlive


Leondre and Charlie - aka Bars and Melody - are through to the final of this year's Britain's Got Talent.

On Twitter, the duo thanked fans for their support.

"WE are so proud of you...thank you so much" they wrote.


Thankyou @simoncowell for your support and golden buzzer press to get us here we couldn't Thankyou enough @gottalent



The Wurzels produce a new protest song

The Somerset singing legends The Wurzels have released what could be a controversial single campaigning against wind turbines.

Band founder Adge Cutler wrote lyrics poking fun at Europe more than four decades ago. On the 40th anniversary of his death, the band say they're following in his tradition.

Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland has been to see them.

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